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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by B.I.T.S, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. B.I.T.S

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    i think i have a problem with my "navigation" app, it never seems to get satellite signal...
    i have two queries if anyone would be kind enough to help...
    1/ is there a way to find out where the problem is (and if indeed there is one) and fix it?
    2/ if i call Orange and get the to swap the phone out as it i think its faulty, what is the best backup app out there which would basically allow me to restore anything i have saved on this phone (including apps) to the new one when i get it.
     

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    Download "GPS Status" from the Market. It's free and will give you all the information you require to see what your GPS receiver is doing. I've noticed on a few occasions that GPS Status seems to acquire a lock faster than Google Maps - don't know why that should be! But it's a very useful app and should help you to find out what's wrong.
     
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    i did that a few weeks ago (a friend advised me to), when i tested it properly last weekend, GPS Status had a 4 sat lock but the google navigation was still searching for GPS.
     
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    I saw this for the Nexus ... maybe you could try it too :)

    Take your SIM out of the Nexus One.
    Power on the device.
    Turn WiFi on Turn GPS on.
    Open application: GPS Status.
    Go into its Settings menu.
    Click on GPS and Sensors.
    Click Manage A-GPS state.
    Click Reset.
    Click Manage A-GPS state again.
    Click Download.
    Now put your phone on a stable, straight surface in order to enable the phone to get a lock.
    This time, you’ll see your phone get the lock back way faster than before.
    With that done, now it’s time to put your SIM back in and use the network to secure a quick GPS fix as well.


    Harry
     
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    there is no "Click Manage A-GPS state" on my menu.... this is why it never worked before.
    could this be a Nexus One only option? i have the HTC Desire HD
     

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