1. GMC MaXx's Avatar
    I had the GPS issues that a lot of people have had with it taking forever to lock in. I upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6 and my GPS worked great... for a while. It went back to not working again. I called tech support and they first verified that I had all three location settings on. Then, they led me to Settings>Wireless & Networks>Mobile Networks>Global Data Roaming Access>Allow Access for all Trips. I don't understand why turning that feature on fixes the GPS, but it does.

    Try it if you are having GPS issues. It worked for me!
    11-18-2011 05:29 AM
  2. JihadSquad's Avatar
    I had the GPS issues that a lot of people have had with it taking forever to lock in. I upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6 and my GPS worked great... for a while. It went back to not working again. I called tech support and they first verified that I had all three location settings on. Then, they led me to Settings>Wireless & Networks>Mobile Networks>Global Data Roaming Access>Allow Access for all Trips. I don't understand why turning that feature on fixes the GPS, but it does.

    Try it if you are having GPS issues. It worked for me!
    It didn't help me.
    11-19-2011 05:11 PM
  3. shopman's Avatar
    I had the GPS issues that a lot of people have had with it taking forever to lock in. I upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.6 and my GPS worked great... for a while. It went back to not working again. I called tech support and they first verified that I had all three location settings on. Then, they led me to Settings>Wireless & Networks>Mobile Networks>Global Data Roaming Access>Allow Access for all Trips. I don't understand why turning that feature on fixes the GPS, but it does.

    Try it if you are having GPS issues. It worked for me!
    It didn't work for me either
    11-19-2011 08:10 PM
  4. Simpson8's Avatar
    Same. Still takes forever to lock.

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    11-19-2011 10:53 PM
  5. papa54's Avatar
    Same. Still takes forever to lock.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    I've always had my charge set to allow for all trips.. my GPS has always been alright.....
    11-19-2011 11:12 PM
  6. squane123's Avatar
    No such luck here, it says I am somewhere in the vicinity of Philadelphia..... Big Place
    11-20-2011 05:27 AM
  7. Terrigno's Avatar
    lol. All of your responses are hilarious! Samsung has always had issues with the GPS in all of there Android Handsets. Dont know why, but its just takes a little bit longer to Fix.
    11-20-2011 06:21 AM
  8. cvfactor's Avatar
    I always had issues getting a GPS lock with Google maps. It seems it would take about 10 minutes before my location was determined.

    I switched to Mapquest and get a lock instantaneously. It seems to have all the features of Google maps, its totally free and I actually like it better.
    11-20-2011 03:59 PM
  9. kraisydave's Avatar
    No such luck here, it says I am somewhere in the vicinity of Philadelphia..... Big Place
    Have you tried GPS Test and GPS Status from the app store? I have had luck with those. I also suggest the Blue Arrow Nav app from Google and not Google Maps app. I only suggest that just because I have had luck with it.

    Dave

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    11-20-2011 11:16 PM
  10. geoclooney's Avatar
    I have a question about GPS Test and GPS Status...I've used them both and they're really cool. However, one thing I've never understood through all of the GPS issues that have been discussed--do these apps (and others like them) actually DO anything to help GPS get a fix?

    I'm aware that these apps allow you to clear/reset the A-GPS information. I admit I don't fully understand the mechanics of that, but from what I understand it really doesn't have much effect unless you haven't done it in months or if you are new to a certain area. I know in my own experience the resetting of A-GPS doesn't have any consistently positive effect--and I can say that because I've tried it hundreds of times during the "waiting for fix" periods.

    I almost always try to run an app like this (I'm currently using GPS Aids), when I'm navigating, but I have no idea if I'm just wasting my time.

    Does anyone know what an app like this can do to help find a fix? Is there something special within the app I should be doing?

    Thanks for any ideas.
    11-21-2011 12:35 PM
  11. Anderain's Avatar
    Have you guys tried this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post1254812

    Worked like a charm for me!
    11-21-2011 02:26 PM
  12. geoclooney's Avatar
    Re: SImple GPS Fix

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    Have you guys tried this: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...ml#post1254812

    Worked like a charm for me!



    Well, I'm not rooted, so I can't really try that. As I read someone say in another thread, I shouldn't have to root to fix a bug such as this. I've considered rooting, but there's at least some hope an update may be coming. And those who have the leaks have widely reported the GPS is fixed in the new version.

    In the meantime, I'll keep using the apps (GPS Test, GPS Status, GPS Aids, etc.), but I'd be interested in hearing any opinion on what these do and if there are any special instructions in order to get the most out of them.
    11-21-2011 03:29 PM
  13. barrycinti's Avatar
    Have you tried GPS Test and GPS Status from the app store? I have had luck with those. I also suggest the Blue Arrow Nav app from Google and not Google Maps app. I only suggest that just because I have had luck with it.

    Dave

    I tried the blue arrow method and got GPS lock in seconds!
    THX

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    11-21-2011 03:38 PM
  14. kraisydave's Avatar
    Glad to hear it Barry. I really wanted Google Maps and was determined to find a way to make it work correctly. Trials led me to the big Blue Arrow.

    Dave

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    11-22-2011 01:05 AM
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