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  1. Tino

    Tino Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am having a problem with my Desire's GPS, I am running the official Orange 2.2 Update and ever since the update my Desire won't pick up my GPS location. It displays the GPS icon in the notification bar but whenever I use Maps or Navigation (Google) it constantly displays 'Searching for GPS'.

    This is my 2nd Desire as I lost my original, and I do not remember even trying the GPS before the update (due to it being so close to the update release), so I don't know if it is the update or a fault. I would like to know if anyone else has had an issue with this, I know Voda had a similar issue with their update, and how you fixed it. I have tried removing the battery, SIM and SD card but I haven't tried a factory reset yet. I am also wondering if there is a debranded ROM I can flash without rooting in which I could revert back to the original if I needed to send it back to HTC. I am pretty sure this device is SLCD as I can notice the difference from my original AMOLED model.

    If you need any more information land I'd be happy to give.

    Thanks for your time and help!

    :)
     

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  2. AjUK

    AjUK New Member

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    I had the same - fixed it by uninstalling google maps updates and then reinstalled. I downloaded GPS status first just to make sure and that got a lock very quickly.
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    Das_Jeeb Well-Known Member

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    My Desire seems to be slower getting a GPS lock after updating to FroYo so i'll try that GPS States and see if it improves at all. Can be annoying having to stand about in the cold for a couple of minutes to get a lock before going for a run.
     
  4. Tino

    Tino Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks, I've tried this with no luck, any other ideas? I thought maybe it could be Lookout, but I have force closed it and still nothing.
     
  5. AjUK

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    Did GPS Status also fail or was it just Google Maps?
     
  6. Tino

    Tino Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    GPS Status can't get a lock either.
     
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    casarosa Well-Known Member

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    I had a lot of trouble getting GPS so unistalled google maps the did a fresh install everything then was OK but had to reboot the phone as well
     
  8. Tino

    Tino Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Still having a problem with this. When I get a bigger/faster SD card I think I'll try rooting and flashing a custom ROM anyway. Quite fancy trying LeeDroid
     

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