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    Default Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    I have a rooted Samung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon running Android 4.1.2 with the Jedi XV12 Rom.

    I have a problem i cannot figure out and have searched many forums.
    In the US, while on the Verizon Network, i get no GPS. I've downloaded GPS Test plus, and no satellites are in view.
    However, as soon a i cross the border into Canada, and am roaming, it picks up 30+ satellites and GPS works fine.

    I've tried many fixes, including TopNTP, but nothing makes a difference.

    Any ideas? Only thing I can think of is Verizon is somehow blocking it, but I thought the GPS signal was separate from the wireless one, omnipresent, so really have no idea ...

    Cheers
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary972 View Post
    I have a rooted Samung Galaxy Note 2 from Verizon running Android 4.1.2 with the Jedi XV12 Rom.

    I have a problem i cannot figure out and have searched many forums.
    In the US, while on the Verizon Network, i get no GPS. I've downloaded GPS Test plus, and no satellites are in view.
    However, as soon a i cross the border into Canada, and am roaming, it picks up 30+ satellites and GPS works fine.

    I've tried many fixes, including TopNTP, but nothing makes a difference.

    Any ideas? Only thing I can think of is Verizon is somehow blocking it, but I thought the GPS signal was separate from the wireless one, omnipresent, so really have no idea ...

    Cheers
    That's strange. Sounds like an issue on Verizon's side if roaming on other carriers is working. Can you use everything else without a problem?

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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    Yep, everthing else, calls, messages, data works on Verizon and when roaming. Just the GPS won't work on Verizon.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary972 View Post
    Yep, everthing else, calls, messages, data works on Verizon and when roaming. Just the GPS won't work on Verizon.....
    Hmm...I'd head into a carrier store or call their tech support to see if they are having any issues on their side. I don't see how it could be your phone if it's fine on other carriers. How long since this started happening?
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Hmm...I'd head into a carrier store or call their tech support to see if they are having any issues on their side. I don't see how it could be your phone if it's fine on other carriers. How long since this started happening?
    Oh it's been like this for about a year now... I thought i would be able to solve it, but I now admit defeat to the Android gods.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary972 View Post
    Oh it's been like this for about a year now... I thought i would be able to solve it, but I now admit defeat to the Android gods.....
    Wow...did it start happening after a certain update? Maybe after flashing a ROM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Wow...did it start happening after a certain update? Maybe after flashing a ROM?
    I'm not sure, but it could have been after i flashed the Jedi Rom.... At some point i was going to try returning to stock, but haven't had the opportunity.
    More than that, I would love to figure out intellectually, what could be causing it...... :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary972 View Post
    I'm not sure, but it could have been after i flashed the Jedi Rom.... At some point i was going to try returning to stock, but haven't had the opportunity.
    More than that, I would love to figure out intellectually, what could be causing it...... :-)
    Well if it was after the ROM flash then I'd assume that it's a bug in said ROM that messes up your GPS signal? Still not sure why it would be exclusive to Verizon, but it would be worth a try to go back to stock or at least a different ROM to see if it works again.
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Well if it was after the ROM flash then I'd assume that it's a bug in said ROM that messes up your GPS signal? Still not sure why it would be exclusive to Verizon, but it would be worth a try to go back to stock or at least a different ROM to see if it works again.
    Yes, that was it. I restored to my stock Verizon backup and GPS is working fine. Must be something with the ROM. Very strange....

    Any recommendations on the best ROMS for Galaxy Note 2 that have GPS working? :-) I was planning on trying the new liquidsmooth but was worried by some of the comments claiming GPS problems.
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    Default Re: Verizon Galaxy Note 2 GPS only working in Canada.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary972 View Post
    Yes, that was it. I restored to my stock Verizon backup and GPS is working fine. Must be something with the ROM. Very strange....

    Any recommendations on the best ROMS for Galaxy Note 2 that have GPS working? :-) I was planning on trying the new liquidsmooth but was worried by some of the comments claiming GPS problems.
    Woohoo! Glad it's working again
    You can just make another nandroid and try out different ROMs. I don't think GPS would be a common issue amongst the ROMs.

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