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Old December 12th, 2011, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

I own a droid 3 and use it in Israel
For the past month i tracked runs with the standalone gps, and suddenly it stopped working.
I have tried everyhting:SBF to stock, solving the problem with apps:faster fix, gps status, gps test, tried different tracking apps, restarts, widgets.

also, when i toggle gps on on ht e power widget the gps symbol does not appear on the top of the screen, but when i use the gps status app, the symbol appears but there is no lock.

Can anyone offer a solution or do I have to try to return the phone to verizon wireless?

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Old December 12th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried toggling it in the location settings? Some times the widgets can be buggy. Specifically the Power Control widget, in my experience.
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Old December 13th, 2011, 02:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It could sadly enough be bad hardware.
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I know this does not make any sense, however turn on all the location services AND THE WIRELESS NETWORK.

For some reason, my D3, my wifes and two of my friends started having the GPSr start being off by miles or not recognized at all about a month or so ago. When I happened to use it while the network was turned on, it worked.

Does not make any sense and VZW can not figure it out, but 4 phones? try it.
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My D3 went through a period where GPS would not turn on and navigation, latitude, etc all error-ed out or sat in endless loop waiting. What worked for me was going into airplane mode and when coming out, I then found turning GPS on in menu-settings instead of widget brought it back and have had no problem since.

YMMV, best of luck.
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