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General compass issue.. does yours work? Poll

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dan330, Jan 23, 2014.

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does your NOTE have this issue?

  1. i have an ATT Note3.. NO issue with Compass

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  2. I have an ATT Note3.. and my compass spins too.

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  3. I have a Note3 from other carrier.. NO issues with Compass

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  4. i have a Note3 from other carrier.. and my compass spins too

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  1. dan330

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    hi guys..

    I got my ATT Note3 early Dec. 2013. (not rooted)
    the first one.. it had compass issues.
    using google maps.. not navigation..just maps.
    driving down the road..with it in a dash mount.

    the blue arrow, in front of the blue dot (your car), indicating what direction your are heading.
    this arrow can be pointing in any direction but the actual direction I am facing.
    it looks like I am driving sideways or backwards at 70mph down the highway.
    and if I am using the 3rd map; then the map sways..and looking in the wrong direction.

    it is funny, I can be going west and it indicate that I am looking North.
    then if I turn south..it points west. but no, it could also point east!
    at a stop.. the car can go into a spin.. the map starts to spin.
    or it can sway back and forth over a 90degree difference.

    I have used calibration software to try to fix it.
    example: GPS Status or X-Device Test.
    this does not fix the issue.

    I took it back to place I purchased it.. 2 weeks later.
    and had them swap it out with a new one... still the same issue!!!

    it does not affect navigation.. I think the navigation software.. uses the GPS movement to show what direction I am headed. so the COMPASS does not come into play.

    I would like to see if this is must me.. bad luck.. getting 2 phones with the same issue..
    or are there others with same issue???
    this is NOT about GPS...
     

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    Yes, mine does the same. All other "compass" type apps work just fine. I only notice it while in google maps and the arrow has me pointed the wrong way, as you mentioned.
    Not a big deal to me since navigation and the acutal compass work.
     
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    it is a problem for me...

    I sometimes like to use the map in 3rd mode.. and this makes that dangerous to use.

    also.. when I am staring the map.. to get my bearing straight, because I am going out of a meeting from a new location. I can not trust it to tell me if I am looking in the right direction. I have to drive a few secs to see if it is moving in the right direction, then do a U-turn or drive around the block.

    also I want to root my phone.
    but cant till I know the hardware is 100% good.
    not sure if the compass thing is hardware or software.
     
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    yeah sorry you are having this issue......maybe try a hard reset? not sure what else you can do....other then a reset or take the phone in.

    edit: mine works fine on sprint
     
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    hard reset? hhhmmm....
    It was a brand new replacement. both phones had the same issue.

    I have setup a lot of stuff... it sucks to hard reset.
    if this problem is just mine.. then I will have to reset.
    but want to maker sure ..
     

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