June 2nd, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mokidugway
Hi. New to android (coming from a webOS palm pixi). I just got a used continuum and have it working with Page Plus. It is updated to 2.2.2 (which seems to be the newest available, rooted or unrooted), and the phone is not rooted (I am open to rooting, but want to hold off in case I decide to sell it and go back to a webOS phone).
I can't seem to get GPS to work at all when I turn it on. I downloaded 'GPS Status' and 'GPS Test' apps and it always says 0 satellites - I think that when people say they can't get a lock, they are at least seeing satellites, right?. Is there something I am missing? Did verizon lock down GPS to only their network? Doing google searches turns up a lot of results about Galaxy S phones having gps problems, but they should be fixed by now, right?
I'm not sure if something is wrong with the phone, or if I just don't understand how Android works. I've looked through the settings and enabled what appears to be necessary for GPS to work, but maybe I missed something? 'Standalone GPS services' is checked, and I've tried unchecking and checking VZW and Google location services, but nothing seems to help.
Let me know if I am missing any info to help w/ troubleshooting.
Not sure how you are trying to use GPS but try the following.
1. Ensure you are connected to Internet (Wi-fi)
2. Enable GPS (you should see the GPS symbol at the top generally). Or add the widget "Power Control" to enable/disable the GPS/Wi-fi etc.
3. Open Google Navigation application and set destination and see if it shows directions
If point 3 does not work then open Google Maps, Select Menu & click on Directions, here you need to set your Destination/End Point & click on 'Get Directions'
If you drive along you should see the progress on the map.
Hope it helps. Cheers.