Anyone's Droids GPS ever suddenly stop working right?


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  1. nygiants10

    nygiants10 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have had my Droid since lauch. the GPS which i use a ton geocaching and with the google maps has been flawless. Now all of a sudden the GPS has stopped being accurate. It always says im half mile to where i am, google maps/navigation doesnt work, and neither does any program i have that uses GPS. Always says the GPS Signal is not there. Any tips or has anyone have had this happen to you?
     

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  2. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

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    happens quite frequently to me when im at work and i try to map something. it tells me im across the freeway... also drops the signal sometimes. worked perfectly when i got it but its been kinda crappy lately...

    think its a glitch or something. not sure what to do cuz restarting maps/navi doesnt work
     
  3. romanakanoodlez

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    ya it totally lost me when i was in down town tallahassee on a small road trip that we took. I am hoping they are aware of it and can make an update or reset something on there end to improve our gps quality
     
  4. nygiants10

    nygiants10 Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just got done with a techinical support rep. He said GPS is broke and i need to send it in for repairs.
     
  5. Chugworth

    Chugworth Well-Known Member

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    I've seen my GPS go berserk one time. It showed my location as hundreds of miles away, my speed at way over 100MPH, and my altitude below -20,000 feet. Restarting the phone didn't fix it either. I had a feeling it was software though, so I wasn't going to get too concerned unless the problem remained for a while. Sure enough, the next morning the GPS worked fine.
     
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    Bramsy Well-Known Member

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    have you guys tried the "waving around like you just dont care" motion?
     
  7. NeuroNY

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    I'm only asking this because of your screen name, but are you in NYC (and, maybe even more specifically, Manhattan)? I'm asking because the same thing has happened to my Droid - it doesn't get any GPS signal here in Manhattan. I rooted my Droid, and I had assumed that I'd broken the GPS, so I unrooted and took it into the VZ store. They flashed the 2.0.1. ROM again just to make sure and couldn't fix it. We then checked both Droids in the VZW store, and they had the same issue, so the tech guy told me it was a Google/GPS issue.

    I would normally call BS, but this past weekend, I was driving in Long Island and my navigation worked perfectly. Now that I'm back in Manhattan, it's started having problems again. I'd love to hear from others in Manhattan to see if they're having the same experience.

    Just so we're all on the same page, my settings are the following:

    Settings->Location & SecuritySettings-> Use Wireless Networks (DISABLED);
    Settings->Location & SecuritySettings-> Use GPS Satellites (ENABLED)

    If you then go into Maps, and click "My Location", it returns a "Your current location is temporarily unavailable". If you ENABLE wireless networks above, then this works. However, regardless of the wireless network setting, in Manhattan, I cannot get the actual nav system to work, nor apps like GPS Status.
     
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