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    Hi every one can any body explain to me how I can get direction in Htc desire ,cause when I ask about any direction or end point always the answer is no route.
     

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    Uh, unless it's different on the desire for some weird reason -

    Set GPS on.
    Open Maps app.
    Hit Menu, touch Directions.
    Change staring location if necessary, or leave as My Location.
    Put in desired End Point.
    Pick Car, Bus, Bike, Foot.
    Touch Go.

    You can also use Google Navigation to get turn-by-turn directions.

    I don't know if I've ever gotten the 'No Route' error except when messing around (eg, walking directions to Australia or something), but I imagine it might be the result of picking the wrong 'travel type' (car, foot, etc), or trying to go somewhere without road access, or someplace Google hasn't mapped yet.

    If you provide some more info, you might get better/more specific advice - does your GPS work OK? Does the Map app work fine otherwise? Does it show your current position correctly? Where are you trying to go? Has it EVER worked correctly? Things like that.

    -HD
     
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    That would be either the north or the south pole, because the Kims are hopping mad about all the overflying satellites they have to endure! They can't pick their noses anymore without the Pentagon, NSA, and CIA knowing about it. :D

    Seems baby-Kim threw a tantrum only last week, didn't he?
     
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    I need a lot more information about where you're trying to map to and from, but completely out of thin air, I'm going to guess...


    ... You have no internet connection. Turn on your Wireless or Mobile Internet
     
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    thanks all these steps already done but no benefit
    plz tell me from where I can get google navigation .or you mean this program already in my phon
    by the way just now I have tried another place out of my place
    I live In saudia arabia and tried my gps in USA it works smoothly.
    I think now the problem became clear may be this serves not available in my country.
     
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    GPS navigation works with beacons/transmitters, the satellites, and receivers/processors: GPS handsets or GPS enabled phones, like yours. So GPS cannot be blocked by countries (other than the USA) like internet access can.
    GPS does not require earth-bound providers (who can be pressured or forced) to get the signals to your phone.

    Which would either mean the USA has blocked the satellites transmitting GPS signals to your country (but that makes no sense; why would they? It's not North Korea or Iran, is it?) or something else.
    So, imo the odds are it's 'something else'. Probably a setting or preference.

    You are trying GPS outside of buildings, aren't you? Your phone needs to be able to "see" (i.e. have a direct line of sight without obstructions) at least 3 (of the 27) satellites that are above the horizon at that very moment. Walls and roofs obstruct GPS signals. In cars you have better GPS reception near the windows.

    OTOH: I just tried plotting routes with Google Navigation app to Rhiyadh, Jeddah, Ca
     
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    Thank u rokcet thank u very much.
     
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    I live in UAE. Can someone tell me why when i tried to use Google Navigation it juts kept searching for GPS but never connected. When I downloaded Sygic and tried it connectde to 12 sattelites.
     

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