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    I've found mention of this elsewhere on the web, but are any of you suffering from it? Basically, I can't seem to get GPS working properly on my nice new GB rom. I've tried Oxygen, CM7 & GV...
    Basically, it seems to work fine the first time you try to use a GPS app after installing a rom, but then soon (a day or so - hard to be more accurate than that!) starts to switch GPS on when the app is launched, then back off again ~5 seconds later. An update to the latest radio (5.11.05.27 to 5.17.05.23) seemed to have fixed it for a couple of days, but it went back to its old tricks again yesterday. A reboot did fix it this time (unlike previously), but as I never had a GPS issue on the standard rom, I'm not inclined to believe it's a coincidence!

    So am I alone? Am I going to have to go back to froyo?? :(
     

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    Are you turning GPS off or leaving it on all the time? Have you tested with GPStest by Mike Lockwood?

    bahbah bah bah bahbah bah bahhhhh bahbah bah bah bahbah... Getting Ziggy wit' it.
     
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    I've tried switching it off, but previously left it on all the time and just let it sort things out itself... It picks up satellites nice and quickly when it's on, just doesn't stay on for some reason! Hard to pin down what causes it to all go Pete Tong, but I'm suspicious that Maps is somehow to blame - hardly conclusive but it stopped working yesterday after I checked out Maps for a traffic update...

    I shall go look Mr Lockwood up now - cheers! :)
     
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    Hmmm. I remember some roms (Gingervillain I think) for a short while had an issue where if you turned GPS off, it wouldnt turn back on until it rebooted.

    No need to turn it off every really. Your issue is quite odd though.

    Is Maps in your system/app partition. Would suggest deleting it and installing from the maret perhaps. How you delete it depends ifr you are s-off or not.
     
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    GPStest hasn't really told me much yet... it seems to work fine, but then with the radio update I'd got to the stage where it works fine most of the time anyway! Maps took quite a while to get a GPS fix at the first attempt, despite GPS already being on, with GPStest and Speedview running.

    Maybe it genuinely was a coincidence & it just needed a reboot. I guess time will tell...
     
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    Just monitor it I guess
     
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    Did it again today - started speedview, found some satellites then GPS turned itself off. Eventually got it to stay on without rebooting, but it remains less stable than it always used to be... :(
     
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