Support GPS NOT WORKING (with workaround)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jodaboda, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. jodaboda

    jodaboda Well-Known Member
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    I'm getting a replacement N1 from HTC. The main reason is that the microphone stopped working after a day. Another reason, though, is that the gMaps GPS doesn't work. It can use wifi and cell towers to approximate, but won't use GPS (wont' find location at all if I turn off wifi).

    Anyway, a workaround: download a free gps app (like GPSTest), and run it. Then go back to google maps, and it should be able to locate you via gps immediately.

    It seems to be a pretty clear bug, though I'm not sure why other people aren't getting it (it may be that some app I installed screwed up the gps in the first place, and uninstalling it and resetting the N1 didn't fix it).
     

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