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Root Villain 5.3 and GPS

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hordriss, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Hordriss

    Hordriss Well-Known Member
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    Has anybody managed to get GPS working consistently after flashing Villain? I managed to get a fix on my location once and that's it.

    I have updated to the latest radio, and I have been trying it outside.
     

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  2. Mohsin

    Mohsin Active Member
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    Mine seems to work properly, but I've not been outside and used it for any length of time, just from my room.
     
  3. tojjer

    tojjer Well-Known Member
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    I couldn't get a constant fix using the power widget, but I can using the HTC single widget for gps
     
  4. LABRAT

    LABRAT Well-Known Member
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    mine works fine and im using the power widget..

    ive used navigation that works ok..

    and map pinpoints my location spot on.
     
  5. ohmaynitseric

    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member
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    I too have been having the same problem. It doesn't seem to get a fixed lock on on my location. I'm running 5.4 tho.
     
  6. Jaffa

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    It seems to take a while to gain location, and loses location under a cloudy sky easier than it used to, or maybe Im being more critical, I have just started using it to track my running, once it worked fine, the second time it was a bit hit and miss, but it was overcast... I
     
  7. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer
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    As long as GPS is on during boot (on before power down) it's working fine for me.
     
  8. SammyC

    SammyC Active Member
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    Same for me.
     
  9. andy d

    andy d Well-Known Member
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    The gps is just so unstable its off more times than it is on.
     
  10. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member
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    MIne followed me all the way home today..35 miles in the car, did not drop once..

    However whilst running the day before it lost signal twice in 20 mins, it was cloudy though. Who knows!!
     
  11. mgillespie

    mgillespie Well-Known Member
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    Noticed a problem where if you turn on location services using GPS, it won't lock on (just sits there flashing), you have to reboot to get it to work. However from then on, it's fine.
     
  12. andy d

    andy d Well-Known Member
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    My problem is when i switch on the gps the data connection comes on as well cannot find a setting to turn it off.
     
  13. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member
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    Settings>Wireless and Networks>Mobile networks
     
  14. andy d

    andy d Well-Known Member
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    Anybody found a fix for this ?.
     
  15. burger2535

    burger2535 Active Member
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    me to,my first problem.I went with 5.3 to evade these problems ,its been out for days longer than 5.4
     
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