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Old May 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am having serious problems with google maps navigation and/or my GPS, and wondering if anyone else is having the same problem. Whenever i start navigation with google maps, my GPS losses fix, and it says searching for GPS. If i switch to the GPS status app i get a fix, and it seems to stick with at least 5 or 6 of the sats and it doesn't seem to lose it. This sort of rules out a GPS issue in my mind, but google maps navigation is about useless.

I am rooted with .902, and this problem seems to have just started, because the .902 update actually seemed to fix a similar problem at least for awhile.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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GPS Status is an excellent tool and definitely helps getting the initial sat lock. It also has a calibration methods under Options > Tools that can help with both compass and gps optimizations. You should always have wifi, data, and gps turned on for navigation. Wifi and data help with a-gps (assisted gps - approximate location by cell tower triangulation) and gps needs a clear sky above for best reception. Also, data is required to pull map data unless you have cached map data for an area ahead of time. I would try clearing cache and clearing data on the Maps app and resetting the a-gps data in GPS Status.
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I have tried resetting the a-GPS in GPS status, using the tools menu, and i have data, and location and wi-fi turned on and for some reason, the navigation still losses fix. I think i might call Verizon and get a replacement, but i was trying to avoid that.
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I am having problems as well. The GPS on my droid bionic used to get a fast lock as soon as I started google navigation, but now it searches for GPS for several minutes before it locks. Really annoying.
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I haven't had any problems on my Bionic GPS but whenever I did a factory reset, or flashed a new rom on my Droid X I would first have to go to MAPS and enter an address and let GPS find it then my regular nav would work fine. Worth a try??
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