GPS not working at all.
I've had the X since release and everything's been great, but I'm pretty sure the GPS is not working at all. It's normally about 1000-4000 meters off. I have "Use wireless networks" "Use GPS satellites" and "Enable Assisted GPS" all checked. Any combination of them produces the same results. When I turn off "Use wireless networks" it can't find me at all. I downloaded the GPS Status app and it constantly has a red rotating circle in the status area. No info about satellites at all. I've tried cycling the GPS and restarting the phone, still iffy.
I've also downloaded the latest update.
- 07-21-2010, 12:43 AM #2
- 07-21-2010, 01:05 AM #3
- 07-21-2010, 01:33 AM #5
I just tested my GPS and it works fine.
- 07-21-2010, 01:41 AM #6
- 07-21-2010, 01:36 PM #8
On my X I have no problem with the GPS or Navigation app. However when I tried it on my girlfriends, totally different situation. Her GPS could NOT get ahold of any satellites. I find it odd because we tried her GPS on the exact same route I tried mine, and where mine connected and tracked me perfectly hers was inaccurate out 1000 meters, and couldn't keep up. It found her initially and drew us on the map, then never updated our position again until we closed the app and reloaded. Then it just kept doing the same thing. I have to tinker with hers some more to make sure it DOES work and she wasn't just having bad luck. Boo for defective hardware
- 07-21-2010, 02:43 PM #10
- 07-21-2010, 02:57 PM #12
- 07-21-2010, 04:16 PM #14
Ok Draumo I had my girlfriend try her GPS that wasn't working the other day, and apparently its working A-OK for her right now. I really don't know what the problem could be. I'd like to tell you it isn't hardware related but its always a looming possibility hopefully you get it worked out. As a side thought, can you try it at night? I have this wierd feeling my gut that peek hour operation and all the other people out there messing around with the networks might be affecting it... couldn't hurt to try right? Just to know your device is functioning and the problem isn't on your end.
- 07-21-2010, 05:09 PM #16
A stand alone GPS antenna should NOT be affected by a cellular network in any way. They are completely unrelated. GPS is a passive system that picks up signals from orbiting satellites. I can take as much as 5-10 minutes to get satellite data and the system to register and process it. Give it a good 10 minutes.
- 07-21-2010, 05:46 PM #17
Ah well so much for that. I guess just stand outside with a tin-foil hat on for 10 minutes Draumo and see if you make contact!
- 07-21-2010, 06:49 PM #18
- 07-22-2010, 04:07 PM #20
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I was also having problems all week trying to get my GPS to lock on. Some times it would find my location but other times it would never be able to find me. The thing I did notice is the GPS power widget doesn't seem to work correctly. It will turn off "Use wireless networks", "Use GPS satellites", and "Enable Assisted GPS", but when you us it to turn GPS back on it only turns on "Use GPS satellites" and leaves "Use wireless networks", and "Enable Assisted GPS" off. I think that is the reason why I was having problems.
- 07-22-2010, 05:20 PM #21
Still no luck with mine. Phone is still viewing 0 satellites and obviously not locking on to any. I read that people who used to be Alltel customers were having this problem with the original Droid. I used to be Alltel, but I don't see how that would cause my phone to not view any satellites.
- 08-06-2010, 07:09 PM #23
My DX has not had any trouble anytime finding sats until today. I went outside to check in Foursquare and my location wouldn't update. I closed out, toggled GPS off and back on. I waited about 10 minutes and still no go. I also opened up GPS Status app and show 3 sats but ringed in red which I believe means it sees them but has no lock. Usually they are green in this app. I opened Google maps and still nothing. I turned off the phone and turned it back on, smoked another cancer stick and still no lock. Since the sun is gone I left it on the porch and searched for this problem, read all the replies and as I am writing this I went out and got it and still no lock. I haven't installed any new apps today, nor yesterday that I can remember, but it worked fine about 3pm when I did a Foursquare check-in out in town.
Update - As soon as I posted this the darn thing locked on while sitting by the window on my desk and is now reporting a signal. Strange.
Update II - Upon closer inspection the "lock" it obtained was false as it showed me traveling at 42mph. It is receiving more sats now, but still with no lock. I did install the Facebook app update today so I uninstalled it (don't use it anyway, prefer touch site) and also updated Foursquare which had an update out. Still no lock, so I am back at square one. Maybe tomorrow it will be better, if not then I think I'll have a problem.
Last edited by beasleybiz; 08-06-2010 at 07:28 PM. Reason: Huh? AgainMotorola RAZR > HTC PPC6800 > Blackberry Curve > Blackberry Tour> Motorola Droid X > HTC Thunderbolt> Galaxy Note 2
- 08-06-2010, 11:10 PM #24
- 08-06-2010, 11:55 PM #25
Re: GPS not working at all.
I'll throw my name in the hat as another person with spotty gps...sometimes it works, even indoors, and sometimes it just will not work.even outdoors, after battery pulls and restarts. Never really had an inaccuracy problem, just can't tell me anything...
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