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    Default Google Maps not working

    Hey everyone,

    My google maps was working perfectly fine about 2 weeks ago, and now won't find my location at all. It will give me the right directions, but no voice navigation, it doesn't follow my location following the route, and the marker for the car jumps around all over the place. I've tried uninstalling the updates, does the exact same thing. Rebooting the phone doesn't help either. I'm not rooted, and I need maps as I travel a lot and being lost is not cool. Anyone else have this problem on the verizon s3 and hopefully have any solutions?
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    Download a free app like GPS Essentials or GPS test to check if your GPS is working. You want to see if your GPS is connecting with multiple satellites, low radius, and stays connected. If you have issues it maybe your GPS radio is broken. If your phone is under warranty Verizon will replace it after you try a factory reset.

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    I tried GPS test while sitting in my house. it said GPS was on and was accurate up to 30 feet. I'm going to probably go to the Verizon store, & hopefully they can give me some answers there. This is annoying, I love this phone, besides this issue.
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    Verizon will likely have you do a factory reset, meaning it will clear all data and all apps you have installed. Make sure you backup photos or anything else you want to keep.
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    Try tightening the small screws on the back of the phone (with battery cover off). Also, make sure VZW location services are turned off...they tended to do more harm than good.

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    Called Verizon twice and went buy. I have done everything. I finally called Samsung and they told me to take it to Best Buy to the Samsung section of the store and they would do a "flash" restore to fix the operating system issue that is causing the GPS not to work. I will update to let you know if that works or not.
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    I second tightening the screws! My GPS was HORRENDOUS - took me 30 miles away from my desired location once and would often freeze in the middle of navigating me somewhere. Literally almost threw the phone out the car window. Then my sister tightened them up for me and it's been perfect!
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    I have the same issue as Timber6. Verizon Samsung S3 Google maps broke after the latest update. No voice nav (except to tell me "GPS signal lost"), location is WAY off and direction too. This sucks! I also tried the screw tightening thing to no avail.
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rhodes1 View Post
    Google maps broke after the latest update.
    Have you tried any of the common solutions since the OTA?
    - boot into Recovery mode and clear the system cache
    - boot into Recovery mode and perform a Factory Reset
    - reload the stock firmware from scratch
    These are all things I'd consider before writing it off. There's also a YouTube video showing how to check the GPS antenna connection - IIRC it involved putting a small piece of foil at the connection point to provide a better signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Welcome to the forums!Have you tried any of the common solutions since the OTA?
    - boot into Recovery mode and clear the system cache
    - boot into Recovery mode and perform a Factory Reset
    - reload the stock firmware from scratch
    These are all things I'd consider before writing it off. There's also a YouTube video showing how to check the GPS antenna connection - IIRC it involved putting a small piece of foil at the connection point to provide a better signal.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    Yes to all, and I have at least ONE app that can find me accurately.
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    GPS Test http://market.android.com/details?id...tcross.gpstest has always proven reliable for me; if that works, and you reloaded the stock firmware AND cleared the system cache and Google Maps still doesn't work then I have no further suggestions, other than to contact Google directly.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

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