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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sorce, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Sorce

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    Hey everyone, thanks to the great advice here I rooted and installed the gumbo kernel and fresh 1.1 yesterday. Everything went smooth. The only problem I have noticed is that the browsers can no longer access my location. I put the location service back on the phone but no luck. When I go to a site like buzz or access the google home page it can't get my location.

    Any advice on this? Not a huge deal but I know it worked with the default browser beforehand and doesn't now. I've noticed when I use something that needs GPS the gps icon appears but it doesn't stay there all the time.
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

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    did you try rebooting? Also, you might have to enable location services in the settings, not sure

    Also, the GPS icon only stays there when the GPS is active. Something that needs it will pull it up, use the GPS until it's got a fix, and then if it doesn't need it anymore, will turn it off.
     
  3. Sorce

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    I tried rebooting, that didn't fix the issue. I've tried turning off and back on all the location settings. GPS works fine with sprint navigation and google maps but doesn't get pulled in by the browser. This was working before I put fresh 1.1 on there. I'm just wondering if it's something with the rom or something messed up on my phone. I've been testing with buzz.google.com and then click use unsupported device and then local.
     
  4. tatonka_Hero

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    There shouldn't be any problem with Fresh 1.1, because I've been running it most of the time since it came out, and I haven't had the slightest issue with GPS or location services.
     
  5. mysticmead

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  6. tatonka_Hero

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    I haven't touched buzz, so I guess I wouldn't have a clue on that site lol. Yeah, yeah, I'm behind the times. I don't have a twitter either :p

    I'm not sure the browser will pull up the GPS to find location, but I could be wrong on that one
     
  7. Sorce

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    That could be it, although I did put location back on the phone, before reading that, now I've taken it back off. It's not a deal breaker and the benefits of a custom rom and kernel outweigh not having this functionality. Just something I noticed and just wanted to see if it was just me or a common issue with the custom rom.
     
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