January 16th, 2014, 09:08 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Inside a shiny pixel
Device(s): T-Mobile (via Walmart Family Mobile),
Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-M919
Carrier: Walmart Family Mobile
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Argh, can't get a GPS lock
I rooted, installed a couple of ROMs with TWRP, due to problems with those, I reverted to a backup. Since then I can't get a GPS lock no matter what I do. Up until I rooted this week, the GPS worked fine. It's hard to believe it's a hardware failure conveniently timed exactly when I rooted.
I've been using a GPS Status app to see if any satellites are connected to at all, none are.
If I load an app that uses precise location, it will just show Searching for GPS... for 10+ minutes which is when I shut it off.
I just did a factory reset tonight, with no effect.
I read something that tightening down the screws under the back panel can help, I did find two of the screws about 1/16th of a turn loose, had no effect.
I don't believe I have an overheating problem, the screen does get a little warm to the touch but never even close to hot.
an old article I found from last spring mentioned that Yahoo Weather app being removed solved a lot of GPS lock problems, but that app isn't included with my SGH-M919.
I know that GPS problems are somewhat common with the GS4. I am definitely in need of troubleshooting help.
My GS4 is within warranty for another 10-11 months, but I use an app six days a week on the job, it's indispensible to what I do, and I'm sure it would take a week or two to get a replacement.
Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you” — when you already have it with you. ~Proverbs 3:28~
Last edited by zanthal; January 16th, 2014 at 09:15 PM.