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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Pez, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. Pez

    Pez Newbie
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    I'm having trouble with the GPS on my phone. Its an HTC Hero, 2.1 on orange.

    I've read up and plenty of people seem to have trouble that is fixed by a soft reset, but this doesn't help me. I've tried turning off wifi and enabling gps and mobile network and then restarting the phone but the gps still can't get a fix on any satellites. It searches and I get the gps icon on the top right of the screen but it just flashes constantly and doesn't connect.

    Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix?
     

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  2. tojjer

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    Install an app from the market called GPS Test. Use it and it will tell you if your phone is locking on to a satelite, how many it's detecting and how strong the signal is.
     
  3. Empire

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    Hi, I have the same problem, i intall gps test and found 6 satelites and the signal is about 30. Why in igo he can't connect to the satelite? Please recomand me a stable version of igo or another software navigation. Thanks !
     
  4. ticho

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    Check if you have 'Allow mock locations' disabled in Settings->Applications->Development. Having it enabled often prolongs time needed to get a GPS fix.
     
  5. Empire

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    allow mock locations it's disabled. i don't know where is the problem but before hard reset i have this problem with gps.:mad:
     
  6. EarlyMon

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    Probably you've all already tried this - but under Menu -> Settings -> Location - _both_ wireless networks and GPS sats need to be checked.

    So far as I know, the phone is using aGPS - assisted GPS - so it gets seeded with a initial rough location via the mobile towers - and locks to GPS from there.

    Without that, you'll take a _long_ time to perform a location cold start.

    I'm aware this is an issue in general for the Hero - just wanted to toss this in just in case it might be of some sort of help.
     
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