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    It would be nice if someone that applied the update could do some extensive testing to see if GPS is reliable. Might just be the last straw for me.
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    Update?

    Tom, What version are we talking about now with the update? My Check fore updates keeps saying I am current, but still see no satallites on any of the many programs that shgould show them.

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom head View Post
    Tom, What version are we talking about now with the update? My Check fore updates keeps saying I am current, but still see no satallites on any of the many programs that shgould show them.

    Thanks in advance
    Not an officially released update but one found on Motorola's servers for pushing updates. It takes the phone from 5.5.959 to 5.6.890. It's been talked about in a few threads here. So far I've had no issues with the GPS, used it Sunday and it locked in quickly and stayed locked in.

    Here's a screen shot of my D3 sitting in my cubicle at work....
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    Thanks Tom,

    That's the info I needed, unfortunately got to Motorola Servers after they already removed that update. Checked at Verizon today and they have no idea when the official release will be. My GPS today actually stayed locked in for about an hour, but that was all she wrote. Verizon store will give me a new phone, which I may do, but only have 6 days left to return if I go that way. I may just switch to verizonas iPhone 4, but layout an extra $200. Should have just stayed with my Droid X.

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    Oh noes, not another idle IPhone threat! If you want an inferior device, go for it. I understand your frustration, we've all been there, but I won't stop you from letting your frustration lead you down the wrong path.

    On the other hand, if you're willing to invest a little time searching around here a bit, you might actually find what you seek.

    And as a purely technical matter, the update link didn't point to a moto server, but the OP did take it down and appologize. Others have posted it. Also, nobody at Verizon or Motorola will ever tell you when an update is coming out until it is released. It could be out tomorrow, next week, or next month, but they'll remain mum as a matter of policy. Heck the tech at the local store will probably find out just after you do.

    And yes, I'm as frustrated--angry actually--as anybody about the GPS failures.
    Last edited by Fr33dom; 09-06-2011 at 05:44 PM.
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    Not really ready to spend more money on another phone. :-) I will let them replace this phone with another one and hope the replacement works better. It's such a shame that I picked the phone that didn't work, and my wife got the good one. But I guess she really needs the Navigate function more then I do............. I'll keep trying and watching for a solution.

    Thanks again Tom
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    SOAK test invites have started going out....so the "official" update should be in the next week or so.
    It could be nothing more than the update that already leaked out or a minor/major step up....
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    I was getting the readout of turn by turn instructions, but no actual voice navigation..kept saying "searching for gps..." I uninstalled the updates on google maps, took out my battery and worked fine afterwards.

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    Doesn't sound like a big deal. It occurs periodically and can apparently be fixed by toggling all of the location settings. Seems obvious that it's a bug that will be worked out.

    jl3366, why did you uninstall the maps updates and take the battery out? Did you try toggling the location settings or even just rebooting first? Did those things not work?
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    Tried both numerous times..I had read somewhere that taking the batt out and uninstalling updates helped, and it did.

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