1. LordDraco's Avatar
    I hardly use Waze on Google map on G2. Because GPS is always searching and couldn't lock on.

    GPS on Samsung device is way much better.

    Are LG fix this problem on KitKat update?

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    03-04-2014 09:58 PM
  2. nerdnificent's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I've heard that the Kit Kat update is available for T-Mobile G2 owners as of yesterday. I'm also not sure what it's supposed to fix or update. And from what I've seen so far, if the G2 shares its structure with the Nexus 5, then the GPS problem cannot be fixed by software. It's a hardware problem. I've seen multiple videos and articles for fixing the GPS problem on the Nexus 5, and the process usually includes opening the phone and affixing something under the antenna on the back cover to raise it so that it can better connect with part of the phone. Not sure about the G2, but I hope that it can be fixed somehow.
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    03-05-2014 08:18 AM
  3. LordDraco's Avatar
    I'm not sure if it's true or not, but I've heard that the Kit Kat update is available for T-Mobile G2 owners as of yesterday. I'm also not sure what it's supposed to fix or update. And from what I've seen so far, if the G2 shares its structure with the Nexus 5, then the GPS problem cannot be fixed by software. It's a hardware problem. I've seen multiple videos and articles for fixing the GPS problem on the Nexus 5, and the process usually includes opening the phone and affixing something under the antenna on the back cover to raise it so that it can better connect with part of the phone. Not sure about the G2, but I hope that it can be fixed somehow.
    Thank you nerdnificent.

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    03-05-2014 08:30 AM
  4. LordDraco's Avatar
    I cannot using Waze or Google maps navigation on G2.

    Is anyone has solution for this? How we can use navigation with g2 without GPS.

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    03-05-2014 08:38 AM
  5. lou61166's Avatar
    It would be impossible without GPS enabled I also have a hard time with the GPS on a Verizon G2 but I think it has something to do with Verizon putting there location services on it as well my Droid DNA has no problems but it Is a stand alone setting for GPS

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    03-05-2014 01:31 PM
  6. yahfargo's Avatar
    I used to have locking troubles with my Verizon G2. The shortest time to lock was probably 30 seconds, it was usually closer to a minute. It also used to have an error of 33-60 feet. As per the hint here I pinched fairly hard on the top right of the device (this pushes the GPS antennae pins into better contact with the board), troubles are gone or at least much better . It locks in under 10 seconds, sometimes a few more, and the GPS error is now only 8-15 feet! I've only pinched it that one time and it still seems to be locking fast a month or 2 later, its not something you need to do every time you use your GPS. I'd give it a try on your VZ g2, I feel like it will improve it at least somewhat. Let us know if it helps
    03-06-2014 09:57 AM
  7. LordDraco's Avatar
    Thanks for your advice.

    I finally found the solution. It seem that my LG Flip Case somehow blocking the GPS signal. I took it off and try to lick in GPS again. It work well and lock on almost immediately.

    It seem i may need new case for my LG G2.

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    03-06-2014 11:23 PM
  8. Sanderm's Avatar
    my problem is solved using the nexus 5 fix... there was a very good visible difference... from 5 sattelites all the time and totally not stable to 18/19 sattelites and very stable.

    open the case... put some paper behind the antenna so it will make better contact and its fixed. i needed to open the case 2 times because i had not enough paper behind the antenna
    03-07-2014 02:18 AM
  9. Jastow's Avatar
    Ever since KK, my GPS either takes forever to update or updates, but is not even remotely accurate. It could be partially due to the app I'm using, but now doesn't obtain position inside using triangulation like it used to. I'm blaming Google service as it sometimes runs longer than it should (battery) and data usage is abnormally high at times (seems to run whenever it wants).

    posted from LG G2
    03-09-2014 07:25 AM
  10. Daniel Foshay's Avatar
    Was having problems with GPS not locking after updates.. I uninstalled the google service update and google map update and my GPS is not locking and working fine.. I have also turned auto updates off.
    04-16-2014 02:59 AM
  11. nanjil's Avatar
    i "upgraded" my moto maxx hd to kitkat. Now my gps is intermittent and the app mytrack does not work properly at all
    05-19-2014 03:02 PM
  12. OzRob's Avatar
    i "upgraded" my moto maxx hd to kitkat. Now my gps is intermittent and the app mytrack does not work properly at all
    That's very sad for you. But why are you posting that fact in a LG G2 forum? What relevance does it have to LG G2 owners?
    05-19-2014 06:49 PM
  13. Dizfunctions's Avatar
    GPS is still a bit spotty for me.
    05-21-2014 10:25 PM
  14. areyes163's Avatar
    Might be because I'm new but so far my GPS takes seconds to find me.

    Sent from my VS980 4G using Tapatalk
    05-24-2014 08:52 PM

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