I am leaving for travel out of the country in just a few days and really want to get this darn GPS to work without a cellular signal. Its ability to lock in satellites is definitely tied to airplane mode being on or off. I have searched this and other forums up and down and have not found a way or difinitve answer on how I can make this work. I really don't want to leave it out of airplane mode while I am there as it will drain battery searching for signal that doesn't exist. I am able to put the phone in airplane mode once I have locked the satellites and use it during that "session" but once I put the phone away for a couple minutes and try to use it again, it has lost the satellites and will not find them until I turn airplane mode off again.
Is there any way to either 1.) get it to lock while in airplane mode, or 2.) get it to keep the satellite lock once acquired while in airplane mode even after being left idle/put away for some time?
Hope you guys can help. I have my offline maps ready to go but they aren't much use without the GPS.