I'll be accused of hearsay and reminded that Verizon store staff know nothing, but I was told that a correction of GPS fix speed is in the HTC patch coming out in 2 weeks. This is not the Gingerbread update, that's closer to end of June. This is the data network flopping, battery use reduction, dialer loses T9 searchable contact list unless you hit a number and backspace, and a couple of HTC apps force close patch. First I heard about it was when I had my SIM replaced Saturday. Haven't read a word about it anywhere else. Not trying to start rumors, just describing what I was told.
the only fix i have is a personal one. waving it in circles with the phone upright helps, but sometimes doesnt.
it'll get fixed, but its a pain in the a* until so
i have my own fix for this issue. simply balance the phone on my head, stand on one leg spin my body counter clockwise while making a clockwise circling motion with my arms. by the time i do all this correctly, the phone usually has a lock.
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Originally Posted by knightwing44
My wife's TB is awesome in every possible way. Better in every possible way than my Incredible (which is still pretty awesome).
We've been comparing GPS / Navigation speeds between the two phones, and something is just NOT RIGHT with how long it takes the TB to get a location lock and navigate.
My incredible does this in about 10 seconds. The TB takes on average close to a minute. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
We've played with settings, downloaded GPS fix-apps, cleared caches, and still have the same issues. Without exception, the incredible navigates WAY quicker than the TB - What's going on???
Any help is appreciated because my wife is gonna have a cow.
Same thing with my DINC, the GPS locks the signal in seconds. My TB takes 2 to 3 minutes to lock in to a signal. Ive tried my regular battery and the extended battery getting the same results. It is very frustrating having to wait days for a GPS lock!!!
I get quicker locks by turning off VZW Location Service and just using Standalone and Google. I haven't had any problems since switching to this configuration. Granted I don't use GPS every day, but I have no complaints when I do.
mine worked fine for 3 weeks but for the last two days it was acting strange. Today it took like 3 minutes to connect but once it connected it was able to connect instantly again. but the problem I have is that inside gps apps I am picking up like 8 satellites and I have a fix on all of them but I get no data from satellites. So I am kinda confused that if the gps locks on to the satellites why does it not connect?
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