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General GPS is now working

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bob-B, Jun 30, 2011.

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    Ever since I have had the Dinc2, if I enabled Standalong GPS Services (menu, settings, location) it has never worked with Google Maps to find my current location (when I pressed the current location icon, I kept getting a message that it was unable to find my location). If I enabled Google Location Services however, Google Maps would find my approximate location (within a big blue circle) but sometimes it could be quite far off. However, if I disable "Fast boot" (menu, settings, applications) and restart the phone, Standalong GPS services is spot on within a few seconds with Google Maps. There is subtext under Fast boot that says "Turn off to use some Market apps" so apparently that applies to Google Maps.

    Now if HTC can just fix the compass issue.
     

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    I'll give it a try. That wait for GPS lock has bugged me...
     
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    Mine has fastboot enabled and I never had an issue with getting a fast gps sync.
     
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    Thank you for that incredibly insightful post.
     
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    Thank you for that incredibly insightful post. His post added far more value than yours. Although I have the same GPS issues as the OP, it is indeed helpful to know that not everyone is experiencing the same issue.

    Disabling fast-boot seems to have worked for me as well, but I also had to disable the google location services in order for it to function properly.
     

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