- 07-16-2010, 07:47 AM #2
- 07-16-2010, 08:14 AM #3
- 07-20-2010, 01:21 PM #4
- 07-20-2010, 01:26 PM #5
It definitely has trouble getting a GPS lock. I couldn't get one from home no matter how I tried. I did get one on the way to work this morning, but if it's that spotty, it will be a dealbreaker for me (along with batter life which seems to be abysmal)
- 07-20-2010, 01:32 PM #6
- 07-20-2010, 01:56 PM #7
- 07-20-2010, 02:13 PM #8
- 07-20-2010, 02:35 PM #9
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First, thanks for having me. While I'm not a new Android user, I am new to these forums.
My wife and I both have Captivates. I tried 2 fixes, one on mine and one on hers. On hers, I tried the above fix and had a lock in less than 5 seconds (north metro Atlanta).
For mine, I went into the GPS menu (dial *#*#1472365#*#*). Once in the GPS menu I set everything back to default (I had tried playing with some other settings, so had to revert everything back to default). Then went into "SUPL/CP Settings" and changed the Server FQDN Type to Auto Config from Custom. Next went into Application settings and turned SkyHook on. After a quick reboot, everything was working perfectly.
I saw this fix on another forum just can't remember where, but it worked for me. Maybe others will find it useful.
- 07-20-2010, 02:56 PM #10
In 3 days, I've only gotten a GPS lock on this phone 1 time and that was driving to work this morning. And I've tried lots of combinations of things.
Looks like I'll be heading to my local ATT store....provided I don't have to use GPS to find it
- 07-20-2010, 03:16 PM #11
- 07-20-2010, 11:44 PM #12
I was having the same issue and went into the setting and noticed that only the GPS was checked and not the option to use the network. So just for kicks I checked to use the network also and now my GPS locks immediately. Might be a coincidence but it worked for me.
- 07-21-2010, 07:18 AM #13
- 07-21-2010, 07:44 AM #14
Google Maps/Nav blows my mind with how well it works. Just as good as, and in some cases better, than my TomTom. Plus, you can view the actual satellite images on the map as you drive! And it works over EDGE! And you can open up your pre-planned routes from the online Google Maps!
I think I'm in love.
- 07-21-2010, 12:48 PM #15
Again it may have been a coincidence but since I checked both options everything works fine for me. Before I had the network option checked, weatherbug, maps, YBmoblie, etc... wouldn't lock on my location but now it does.
- 07-21-2010, 02:28 PM #16
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- 07-21-2010, 03:12 PM #18
But I don't think it's using the GPS at all. It's getting an approximate position for me (which is almost a quarter mile off) from the wireless networks only.
In fact, if I turn off the GPS part and just leave the networks, I still get the same result.
That means that true GPS really isn't working....at least for me.
- 07-21-2010, 03:56 PM #19
- 07-21-2010, 04:19 PM #20
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I gave up my iPhone 3g for the captivate. I'm having some issues with it,gps not locking up at all i tried many different settings still no luck,battery went from 90% to no charge all of the sudden, i used kies to convert a video to mp4 it plays fine on the computer but gives me a error on the phone. ill play with for a couple more days,it might go back to att.
- 07-22-2010, 07:13 AM #21
I may just go back to the iPhone. As bad as I hate Apple, the phone just worked better than this one....which is disappointing considering it was only a 3G (i.e. two generations old).
- 07-22-2010, 08:42 AM #22
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- 07-22-2010, 12:44 PM #25
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