Google Navigation stuck at Searching for GPS...Support


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    tymchn Member This Topic's Starter

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    I understand Motorola Droid/Milestone users have had a similar problem, but has anyone experienced this on the Samsung i5700?

    I picked it up on 3 UK PAYG just recently with the i570EXXJC1 baseband and 2.1-update1 firmware preinstalled. There is very little branding from 3 so I'm not sure if that's the problem. I have tried the usual hard reset to wipe all installed apps off, and combination's of resets with and without removing the battery to no avail. I have tried with the original version of maps and updating from the Market.

    It does not appear to be a hardware problem as maps and GPS Status happily get a lock (as many as 10 satellites at a time). For some reason it is only the navigation function that struggles. Although ironically it does update the screen with my position and the marked route turns from red to blue... all while searching for GPS :p The only indicator missing is on the top status bar, the arrow icon remains gray.

    Is it worth using Odin and reflashing the firmware that way? Or should I hang on for Google to update the beta some more?

    Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
     

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    rusky Well-Known Member

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    I flashed my T-Mobile i5700 with JC1 & have the same issue!
     
  3. mauricegb

    mauricegb New Member

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    Yeah I have the same issue, using 3 with Android 2.1

    I'd be interested to hear if you find a solution :)
     
  4. tymchn

    tymchn Member This Topic's Starter

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    rusky Well-Known Member

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    me too!
     
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    tymchn Member This Topic's Starter

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    Well at least it looks as though we have a legitimate issue. Hopefully with time more people can chime in and we can work this out. Curious about the performance of Google Navigation on the i5700 across the various firmwares though.
     
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    Got the same problem,
    Got excellent HSPA / 3G coverage, when I drive on the road, my phone shows that am running out of the road, lol
    funny

    how to fix this ?
     
  9. tymchn

    tymchn Member This Topic's Starter

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    Currently testing Google Maps 4.2 but still no joy.

    This is with firmware JD4 and SamdroidMod 1.0.3

    If anyone else, having this problem, could give the new Maps a try I would really appreciate it.

    Cheers
     
  10. iabbott75

    iabbott75 New Member

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    I also have a new i5700 on 3, with the same problem. Tried updating to google maps 4.2, but the problem still exists.
    Also, I don't get any spoken voice instructions whilst navigating, but I assume this is related to the "searching for GPS" problem.
    Hopefully we'll see a fix soon.
     
  11. iabbott75

    iabbott75 New Member

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    Just to say that Google maps 4.3 fixes this issue.
     
  12. karfeef

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    hurrah! just downloaded 4.3 and all is good. tasty!
     

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