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    Default note 3 gps issues....still?

    Not sure if people are still having gps issue with their note 3. Just bought one yesterday and went out to do some backyard astronomy with sky map. Trouble is it cant figure out where I am. Checked compass app to calibrate and that isn't working either. None of the gps driven apps seem to bd work In V riggt now. Will try a reboot. Are people still having issues with their gps? Wondering if this might be the issue...and if there is a solution
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    No issues here very accurate so far.
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    My Verizon Galaxy Note3(JellyBean OS) has worked flawless from day one.
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    No issues with GPS either before or after the 4.4.2 update.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spencerdl View Post
    My Verizon Galaxy Note3(JellyBean OS) has worked flawless from day one.
    Since this is the AT&T specific section this is irrelevant. To the OP since the 4.4.2 update it seems to have solved the problem for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acshaw80 View Post
    Not sure if people are still having gps issue with their note 3. Just bought one yesterday and went out to do some backyard astronomy with sky map. Trouble is it cant figure out where I am. Checked compass app to calibrate and that isn't working either. None of the gps driven apps seem to bd work In V riggt now. Will try a reboot. Are people still having issues with their gps? Wondering if this might be the issue...and if there is a solution
    It's not just you it's the phone. The GPS is a heaping pile of ****. On the Android platform I've owned a Droid X, SG3, SG4, and now the Note 3. Only the Droid X and the SG4 have worthwhile GPS functionality. The other 2 are/were beyond useless. I am returning my Note 3 as it's pretty much as bad as the SG3 was. I am not going to spend hours to try to solve why it's horrendous as I've already done that with the SG3. Side by side with my SG4 it's now been 15 minutes and the NOte 3 still can't find a single Sat. This seems to be an ongoing issue with Samsung in general from what I've read but they sure did get it right with the SG4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnnyr View Post
    It's not just you it's the phone. The GPS is a heaping pile of ****. On the Android platform I've owned a Droid X, SG3, SG4, and now the Note 3. Only the Droid X and the SG4 have worthwhile GPS functionality. The other 2 are/were beyond useless. I am returning my Note 3 as it's pretty much as bad as the SG3 was. I am not going to spend hours to try to solve why it's horrendous as I've already done that with the SG3. Side by side with my SG4 it's now been 15 minutes and the NOte 3 still can't find a single Sat. This seems to be an ongoing issue with Samsung in general from what I've read but they sure did get it right with the SG4.
    Have you updated to 4.4.2 yet and is this the AT&T Note 3 you have ?

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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    I am still on 4.3. I keep having issues with the GPS stopping. Have to reboot to get it working again. Something that only works for a bit.

    How do I get the upgrade? I keep waiting for a notice but nothing so far.

    Thx
    Scott
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottwood2 View Post
    I am still on 4.3. I keep having issues with the GPS stopping. Have to reboot to get it working again. Something that only works for a bit.

    How do I get the upgrade? I keep waiting for a notice but nothing so far.

    Thx
    Scott
    You're on AT&T? Settings - General - About Device - Software Update - Check for updates
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    Thx, I will give that a try.

    Scott

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    Get your software updated..I don't drop gas anymore...

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    I have an AT&T Note 3 and still have issues. Since updating to 4.4.2, my GPS doesn't cut out anymore but I still have issues with it not keeping up with me while en route and then taking awhile to determine where I'm actually located. Another huge annoyance is that I will be driving, for example, North on a road and when stopped at a light, the GPS will suddenly show me on the intersecting road and reroute Google maps. There have been a few times when I have had to stop and wait for everything to get back to normal so I could continue driving.
    I work for AT&T Uverse and I have had worse issues when using our iPhones so a proper GPS is pretty important to me. My S4 never gave me any problems and I kinda regret changing carriers.
    I also have complaints/problems with bluetooth disconnecting and reconnecting at random and the range seems horrible.
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    Just an update, I took my phone to an at&t store and following protocol, flashed my note.......which caused it to brick. So I got a replacement on the spot and so far everything seems like it should. I'll know for sure in a couple days when I go back to work. That when the gps is really tested

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    My gps will not locate me at all.. Just sits there saying waiting for location. Smh

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    I have updated to 4.4.2 and still have issues with gps. It still takes longer than it should to get gps lock and has trouble keeping up with my location. Any suggestions, like reset to stock and reinstall everything? No rooting or anything fancy with this phone since I plan on selling at some point anyways. Anyone else still having this issue as well?
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    The update fixed my issue. Used it all day yesterday and it worked great. Did have to reboot after update. I do at times see the phone slowing down. I shut down programs and clear memory.

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    I have done the reboot several times. I'm hoping reset to stock fixes this.

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    I've not had any issues, but I got my Note 3 right as Kit Kat was being rolled out. After updating, as I do always, I did a reset and booted into recovery mode and cleared the cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    I've not had any issues, but I got my Note 3 right as Kit Kat was being rolled out. After updating, as I do always, I did a reset and booted into recovery mode and cleared the cache.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk
    I feel that I'll have to accomplish this to solve my problem.

    Sent from a G2
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    Quote Originally Posted by duoFurious View Post
    I feel that I'll have to accomplish this to solve my problem.

    Sent from a G2
    Every time I upgrade, I reset, without question. Clear that cache in recovery bootup, it will clear out any remaining previous OS stuff that might still be hanging around. That is where I do my reset also, boot into recovery mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTe3 View Post
    My gps will not locate me at all.. Just sits there saying waiting for location. Smh

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    Had the same problem with my old note 3 so bought a new one.
    started researching note 3 gps hardware issues. turns out the gps antenna contacts on my old one weren't contacting the antenna properly.... 10 minutes and a small screwdriver later and all is fixed. yeehah!!! I can get a fix in 4 seconds. I too was convinced it was software till I compared it to a mates that was identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Starbuck View Post
    Just an update, I took my phone to an at&t store and following protocol, flashed my note.......which caused it to brick. So I got a replacement on the spot and so far everything seems like it should. I'll know for sure in a couple days when I go back to work. That when the gps is really tested

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    Have you been back to work yet, since 5/12/14?
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    I can't seem to get any type of signal lock on my GPS. I've had this phone for about 3 weeks. It is a Remanufactured AT&T phone with an original build of 9/13 and I'm using Cricket. I believe the GPS worked fine the first week or so. I did think it was a bit off using RunKeeper for tracking distance, so maybe it has always been bad. It might have just been using aGPS and mobile network data to determine location which is super slow to update and track, as well as being very inaccurate for specific distance (like running).

    I first noticed the problem last week using RunKeeper and Endomondo. Although, I know Google Maps had lagged prior. Anyways, when running last week, I couldn't get the GPS signal at all. It wouldn't track distance at all. I tried disabling GPS and Google Locations a few times, several reboot cycles, and finally got a GPS signal for the last 10 minutes or so. Quite annoying. Since then, I've used the app GPS Status to look at satellites, and for awhile get 0/0 fix/sats. I tried researching and playing around, determining that it was likely a software issue. I'm current on KitKat 4.4.2 non-rooted (no plans to for Knox purposes). I found that I had disabled the stock AT&T apps, and by enabling the AT&T Family Maps and Navigator restored my signal for about a day, and since I haven't gotten it back.

    I finally gave up and did a factory reset, which hasn't helped one bit. I'm not sure what my support network should be between AT&T, Samsung, and Cricket. GPS Status generally shows between 0/13 and 0/28 satellites. Which I'm not sure I entirely understand, but as I understand it, the phone is seeing that many satellites, but not locking into any of them?

    I opened the back of the phone and checked the antenna contacts. They appear to be in good shape/alignment, so I don't see that being an issue.
    What else can I do and/or who should I contact on this?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by myf355spider View Post
    I can't seem to get any type of signal lock on my GPS. I've had this phone for about 3 weeks. It is a Remanufactured AT&T phone with an original build of 9/13 and I'm using Cricket. I believe the GPS worked fine the first week or so. I did think it was a bit off using RunKeeper for tracking distance, so maybe it has always been bad. It might have just been using aGPS and mobile network data to determine location which is super slow to update and track, as well as being very inaccurate for specific distance (like running).

    I first noticed the problem last week using RunKeeper and Endomondo. Although, I know Google Maps had lagged prior. Anyways, when running last week, I couldn't get the GPS signal at all. It wouldn't track distance at all. I tried disabling GPS and Google Locations a few times, several reboot cycles, and finally got a GPS signal for the last 10 minutes or so. Quite annoying. Since then, I've used the app GPS Status to look at satellites, and for awhile get 0/0 fix/sats. I tried researching and playing around, determining that it was likely a software issue. I'm current on KitKat 4.4.2 non-rooted (no plans to for Knox purposes). I found that I had disabled the stock AT&T apps, and by enabling the AT&T Family Maps and Navigator restored my signal for about a day, and since I haven't gotten it back.

    I finally gave up and did a factory reset, which hasn't helped one bit. I'm not sure what my support network should be between AT&T, Samsung, and Cricket. GPS Status generally shows between 0/13 and 0/28 satellites. Which I'm not sure I entirely understand, but as I understand it, the phone is seeing that many satellites, but not locking into any of them?

    I opened the back of the phone and checked the antenna contacts. They appear to be in good shape/alignment, so I don't see that being an issue.
    What else can I do and/or who should I contact on this?
    Thanks
    My antenna contacts had to be bent to an angle of about 35 degrees. Maybe they are still not contacting properly. Sounds like exactly the same issue I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feisty007 View Post
    Had the same problem with my old note 3 so bought a new one.
    started researching note 3 gps hardware issues. turns out the gps antenna contacts on my old one weren't contacting the antenna properly.... 10 minutes and a small screwdriver later and all is fixed. yeehah!!! I can get a fix in 4 seconds. I too was convinced it was software till I compared it to a mates that was identical.
    I just wanted to say thanks for this bit of info. I am on Sprint Network, but I've been having GPS issues for several months now. I came across this post today and so I opened my phone up and found that my antenna connector was loose. Once I connected it back on, I haven't been having any GPS issues so far today. Before today, I couldn't even lock onto GPS at all. It must have come loose from dropping it at some point, so I really appreciate your info.
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