Can't get a GPS lock!


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  1. DMXXX

    DMXXX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I tried to use the GPS feature today but the phone is unable to get a lock on my position. So I downloaded an app called GPS Status, which shows that the GPS detects around 5 satelites but no matter how long I wait is unable to get a lock on any of them.
    I'm in Estonia and have an unlocked,unbranded Desire with the official Froyo update.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar problem on an early custom froyo rom, although my gps did get a lock eventually.
    Not had that problem on the later custom roms though.
    Try doing a full shut down of the phone & take out the battery, put it back in & restart your phone as this may help
     
  3. DMXXX

    DMXXX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the tip but it didn't work. Same as before...

    EDIT: Ok, I finally got a lock but I had to turn on 3G and stick the phone out the window. I thought that the ceiling might be blocking the gps signal or something. Oddly now that I'm back inside I didn't lose the GPS lock...
     
  4. ru'

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    your very lucky to get gps indoors imho.
     
  5. DMXXX

    DMXXX Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah I guess I was an idiot trying to get a lock while inside. Before I did what anoniemouse suggested I couldn't however even get a lock outside.
     
  6. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    Locking onto a GPS satellite has been likened to detecting a 40W light bulb 10000 miles away - it doesn't take much to interfere with the signal :)
     

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