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    Default Nexus 5: GPS stopped working?

    In the past few days I just noticed that both Maps and Waze was slow to find a location when on the road or didn't work at all.
    Noticed in waze, it actually states that No GPS, even though I have high accuracy set. This happens no matter where I am, been in NYC, suburbs. I've had the phone about 2 months or so, no major drops or hardware issues. I rebooted multiple times, turned on and off location services, with no effect. Any ideas? Should I try a factory reset? (I am running in ART mode)
    I'm hoping its not a hardware issue.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-10-2014 at 05:01 PM.
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    What network are you on?

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    AT&T. I did a safe boot too, same issue. I am seeing if its one of the apps doing this, deleted Waze.
    Oddly enough after the safe boot, and boot normal, my home screen (and widgets)were gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianP View Post
    AT&T. I did a safe boot too, same issue. I am seeing if its one of the apps doing this, deleted Waze.
    Oddly enough after the safe boot, and boot normal, my home screen (and widgets)were gone.
    Yes, I think because it boots into Safe Mode so the home screen gets changed, like on a PC. Maybe the GPS is being affected by the cold or weather somehow.

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    There seem to be quite a few posts on the Google Nexus 5 product forums about GPS issues. Here's a big one:

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    I just had this issue today and I think it was somehow related to the Qualcom battery app I had installed. I uninstalled it and the phone froze. I had to do a cold boot (hold power button long) and it went away.
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    Default Re: GPS stopped working?

    Whenever you have an issue with gps toggle gps on/off and see if the connection re-establishes. That might help gain signal in the interim, but is not the long term solution you seem to be having with gps.

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    I am also having a problem GPS on my Nexus 5. If I'm sitting at an intersection or red light, Waze will still report that I'm traveling from 1-10 miles an hour. The arrow will sometimes switch directions. It will switch to service roads if I'm traveling parallel to one. Just to be very inaccurate.

    Waze works fine on my Nexus 4 just fine...

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    Well after multiple safe mode reboots, uninstalling and reinstalling waze and and a few other apps, my GPS seems to be back working now. Very strange.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: GPS stopped working?

    I am also having GPS problem on my nexus 5. Couldn't get my location. Don't know whether it is a hardware or a software problem

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