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HTC GPS Widget restarting Sense?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ArmageddonX, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I use the HTC GPS Widget in one if my home screens to make it easy & quick to turn on & off. Since the last update every time I go to tap it Sense restarts itself. Anyone else experiencing this or know how to fix this? Thanks.

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  2. marctronixx


    i just added the widget and tapped it and sense restarted.

    i dont see of any way to get around it.

    may i ask.. why not pull down the drop down tray go to quick settings and un-check GPS there?
  3. blitz118

    blitz118 Member

    I think that issue started after the last update and hopefully it will be fixed in the next update.
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  4. ArmageddonX

    ArmageddonX Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's what I've been doing now and it's easy to do. I just liked having the button on my "settings" home screen I setup because I'm a nerd hehehe :p
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  5. marctronixx


    totally understand! :)

    i like having stuff on the screen too so im pickin' up what you're layin' down.. :)
  6. themuffinman75

    themuffinman75 Android Enthusiast

    From what I can tell, gps doesn't use any juice if an app isn't using it so I leave mines on all the time.
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  7. marctronixx


    yes i leave it on all the time also. it does work with some background services so if you have it on and some apps need to call out to it it can take a tiny hit. nothing substantial..
  8. AndroidMax

    AndroidMax Android Enthusiast

    Has anyone had issue with the included HTC GPS widget no longer being able to toggle GPS on and off? Mine seems to have stopped working. Any ideas short of factory reset would be greatly appreciated!
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  9. marctronixx


    more info...

    when you tick it to turn on GPS, does it give you an error? does it just freeze? does it do anything?

    did you remove the widget and re add it?

    how about a soft reset from the shutdown screen?

    2 minute battery pull?

    are you rooted?
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  10. 1fastyfz

    1fastyfz Newbie

    I have the same problem, ive tried all the above and I am not rooted. it freezes then force closes sense every time.
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  11. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys and gals its been a while! I've turned into kind of a lurker but I'm here none the less :p Just been busy with life :( but I still love this forum!

    Any who, I have this same problem. Sense restarts every time. When I go into Settings>Location and turn GPS on it works fine....Any ideas?
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  12. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    It freezes

    I have removed it and added it back to no avail

    Soft reset Doesn't fix it

    I have not done a battery pull and will try it now :D

    EDIT: A battery pull did not fix it :-(
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  13. AndroidMax

    AndroidMax Android Enthusiast

    I have tried all the suggestions to no avail. I'm not rooted, and the widget does nothing to turn on or off the GPS. It just reboots the sense. I'm going to report it to HTC. Suggest others do as well please. Thanks!
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  14. marctronixx


    thanks all for the followup.

    merged here as this has been reported.

    @evomax, figured it was doing what @ArmageddonX was experiencing also.

    seems to be an issue with one of the updates. perhaps a ticket to HTC is in order.

    i keep GPS on all the time so i dont see this. there is also another way to disable/enable GPS using the drawer dropdown.
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  15. atg284

    atg284 Well-Known Member

    drawer dropdown...brilliant! Much faster than going into settings. I forgot about that ability. Thanks! I did send the error to HTC as well...

    EDIT: drawer dropdown works
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  16. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

    my mobile network toggle didnt work and gps would cause it to reboot. i uninstalled sprint corp 4g as suggested in another forum and everything is back to normal. that seemed to fix all the problems
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  17. AbeRod1986

    AbeRod1986 Lurker

    If you reboot it will come back, read it on another forum.
  18. roland365

    roland365 Well-Known Member

    I've rebooted and it hasnt come back....
  19. 814 htc evo

    814 htc evo Android Enthusiast

    I also have the same problem regular EVO 3d no root.. everytime I hit my gps button it restarts sense!? If i go into settings it works fine but from the widget if u will it restart sense everytime!?!?
  20. wake69

    wake69 Android Expert

    Have you removed htc corporate 4g?
  21. geekofagirl

    geekofagirl Newbie

    Uninstalled the Sprint Corp 4G from applications and GPS widget no longer crashes Sense!

    After the uninstall, Sense reloaded and the widget was functional.
    Did a battery pull and GPS widget is still working, SC4G is still gone from applications, but the widget is still available.

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