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  1. Leeladitya Andukuri's Avatar
    I am from India and recently it started to happen to my Android JB Phone. This was after the phone manufacturer offered a software update(which I obediently installed) and it started to eat away my battery. It's only yesterday that I did bump into one process of JB called Tertiary Locator, I guess, is being used by Google themselves for location based advertising? How I fixed it? Well, installed GSAM Battery app from play store, check all the processes & apps and their battery consumption, locate and tap on the process 'Tertiary Locator', tap on Manage, go disable it. No more GPS thing going live when I am making voice calls or using data connection.
    10-21-2013 02:38 AM
  2. idlewire's Avatar
    My new replacement phone just this morning started acting up again with the GPS after 2 weeks and 2 days. I knew it was to good to be true. But thanks to idlewire's post I was able to banish the GPS forever! I was about to give up on this awesome phone but, your posting came at the perfect time ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    I'm glad I could help! It's weird but after a couple of weeks in which I rebooted a few times and had to kill the service because it was turning on the GPS, now when I reboot the GPS doesn't turn on even though the service is running. Very odd.

    This is definitely a nice phone, undervalued compared to its competitors, and I'm glad this little annoyance wasn't a dealbreaker!
    11-05-2013 01:15 AM
  3. Stoned Wookie's Avatar
    yeh this happens on alot of android phones sounds crazy test this out talk about a product in front of your android phone and then go watch youtube on your computer not your phone see if you get a related ad... google spys
    12-20-2013 08:02 PM
  4. compusmith's Avatar
    That worked for me. Thank you.
    01-05-2014 04:26 PM
  5. MileHiLife's Avatar
    Had the same problem....this fixed it! Very easy, just download or Google ..... stop services - Download - 4shared ... and problem solved! http://www.4shared.com/file/ZVGjKeRp/stop_services.html
    01-05-2014 07:44 PM
  6. MileHiLife's Avatar
    I should add that even though I'm rooted now, I wasn't when I came across the solution above. So NO need for root to fix the annoying auto GPS BS :-)
    01-05-2014 08:02 PM
  7. Diosabbath00's Avatar
    Just when I started celebrating the GPS came on.
    01-09-2014 03:22 PM
  8. Billinok's Avatar
    I'm glad I could help! It's weird but after a couple of weeks in which I rebooted a few times and had to kill the service because it was turning on the GPS, now when I reboot the GPS doesn't turn on even though the service is running. Very odd.

    This is definitely a nice phone, undervalued compared to its competitors, and I'm glad this little annoyance wasn't a dealbreaker!
    Since its been a while, is it still working? I noticed when I start to do this it says that some features may not work right. What features? In case the phone is lost or stolen, will it still be able to be tracked? New to android, so sorry for questions.
    01-09-2014 08:54 PM
  9. ngobawe's Avatar
    Thanks for working out the temporary fix for the issue: ie, stopping the service that is likely from Carrier IQ. For me its called IQ agent service, found (as for others), under running apps, and as mentioned, it has to be done everytime you reboot/restart the phone.

    Some of the you have discussed rooting the phone. This is usually a great idea, even apart from the Carrier IQ issues. 2 points to note specific to this phone are: (a) while rooting is easy, unlocking the bootloader requires some effort. (b) having got past that, the (probably) best-matured ROM for this phone is Cyanogenmod, but I found that all versions of it from 10.2 to 11 have a problem of increased battery drain, even if no apps are installed besides Gapps. This is much more disconcerting than the gps issue for the stock rom (which has now been addressed, kind of). The stock rom meanwhile, has exceptional battery life, provided you don't clutter your phone with a lot of radio-hungry apps.

    A good approach (that I didn't try) could be to root, but stay with the stock rom, and try something like App Quarantine to freeze the spyware.
    01-28-2014 09:45 PM
  10. Brad Steele's Avatar
    Access to my locations-turned on
    GPS satellites-unchecked
    Wi-Fi and mobile network location-checked

    Been this way for almost six months and no gps symbol during calls since day one. Checked last week by turning off and GPS symbol came back immediately during phone call. Followed above procedure and no gps symbol during phone call. Problem solved and no noticeable battery drain. I get 3% battery loss on standby over an 6-8hr period with data/wifi on and auto sync to everything turned off.

    Also, does any body else G pro increase about 5% on standby after the first hour or so and then drain? (Info obtained from vanilla batt statistics)

    This forum is in unacceptable condition, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
    12YRS DUNGEON, EVERYONE, NO TRIAL.
    05-31-2014 10:14 AM
  11. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Update it to KK and it should go away

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-01-2014 10:31 PM
  12. Brad Steele's Avatar
    Lol^^^^

    This forum is in unacceptable condition, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
    12YRS DUNGEON, EVERYONE, NO TRIAL.
    06-02-2014 06:26 PM
  13. limitbreak09's Avatar
    Lol^^^^

    This forum is in unacceptable condition, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
    12YRS DUNGEON, EVERYONE, NO TRIAL.
    Lol what did i say xD

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-02-2014 09:43 PM
  14. Brad Steele's Avatar
    Update to kit Kat.

    This forum is in unacceptable condition, UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
    12YRS DUNGEON, EVERYONE, NO TRIAL.
    06-03-2014 09:44 PM
  15. NitsuSaiNeko's Avatar
    I read every post here and finally found my solution...
    Thanks to cchungcc and idlewire, I stopped the "Carrier IQ" service under Android System, and the problem's solved.
    I usually won't turn my phone off, even if I did, its not a big deal to just go there and disable it again.
    I also tried other edvice, which is "Access to my locations-on / GPS satellites-unchecked / Wi-Fi and mobile network location-checked".
    Yes it does help keeping GPS off during phone call or other wifi service, but it is still similar to having GPS on since its just using different signals. It will keep searching for wifi access point and use up battary.

    My situation:
    I had my phone for more than half year, I found this issue after I installed an app "Fake GPS Location Spoofer Free", but I don't think this is the real cause because uninstalling it and factory restore aren't helping.
    06-04-2014 04:09 AM
  16. Brad Steele's Avatar
    KK update solved it. GPS switched off, no search during calls or any other time.

    LG0Gpro_2_AC
    06-08-2014 12:39 PM
  17. limitbreak09's Avatar
    KK update solved it. GPS switched off, no search during calls or any other time.

    LG0Gpro_2_AC
    Told you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-08-2014 05:16 PM
  18. Qo Ys's Avatar
    its work...thank you so much..
    08-18-2014 04:33 AM
  19. jefpot23's Avatar
    this is the solution. turn off your "3G" from your mobile network setting and the gps wont turn on again during phone call or wifi networking. hope it helps

    3G service is allowing us to run the GPS automatically. so turning off the 3g is the best solution .
    09-08-2014 10:32 PM
  20. Juan41's Avatar
    this is the solution. turn off your "3G" from your mobile network setting and the gps wont turn on again during phone call or wifi networking. hope it helps

    3G service is allowing us to run the GPS automatically. so turning off the 3g is the best solution .
    It works, do you know why? it is so annoying being changing from 2G to 3G every time i wanna use internet. Is there any final solution to these problem?
    12-26-2014 02:26 PM
  21. Alireza Noorian's Avatar
    hi guys and happy new year...there is a simple solution to solve gps tracking off while u make a phone call. go to settings>wireless&network>more>mobile network>network mode
    select gsm only to solve ur problem. i think it works if u use wcdma mode too.
    goodluck
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    01-05-2015 01:59 PM
  22. Geniusleo's Avatar
    Hi every one i think the problem is with "google now". Got to google app which use ur location to personalize it. Go to app and disable it. I hope it will solve the issue as it did for me
    08-07-2015 02:30 PM
  23. adc_1's Avatar
    Hi, just like to share, and to confirm, that the suggestion to select the Network Mode as "GSM only" worked for me.

    I have been using a Huawei Y511-U10 (Jelly Bean 4.2.2) for the last 2 years and never encountered this problem until about a week ago when it just come on from nowhere and refused to go away ever since. The GPS turns on everytime when there is an incoming call or when I dial out to make a call. Manually turning the location access off just didn't work regardless of how many times I try. I also checked the Running apps at the time when GPS is automatically turned on but found nothing that links to any request for Location Service by the apps.

    Intuitively, I only suspected that it somehow had to do with the dialer but found no evidence that firmly points to it. Interestingly, no new apps were installed recently - before, during or after - the problem was first observed. My phone had always been on "GSM/WCDMA (auto mode)" from Day 1. So, it baffles me a lot why it happens only now after 2 years.

    I (still) don't know as to why this problem came about but I'm glad that it managed to address the issue for now and relieves me of the annoyance and pain of having to turn off the GPS with each incoming and outgoing call. Hope this may bring some relief to all who are affected...
    09-15-2016 10:08 PM
  24. Carlosvdw's Avatar
    Yes this is very anoying to say the least. Everytime it asks to enable location services when making a call. What to do about thus ?
    08-30-2017 04:53 PM
  25. Bk1985's Avatar
    Sir my problem is same when I internet on or incoming calls my GPRS automatically on . I already do factory reset but problem same.... My phone Lenovo A850 plz halp
    12-12-2017 06:49 AM
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