Droid X drops Nav.

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by ricepuddin, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. ricepuddin
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    While driving , Google nav started to bug out. The Nav would turn itself off, or reroute and tell me to drive in a circle then get right back on the highway (i ignored it). I have traveled this same route dozens of times with my Droid 1 as the navigator and never had an issue.


    anyone else have this issue?
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    Mine has shut off twice on me so far...

    Question though, why are you using nav on a route you've driven dozens of times?
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    Just wanted to try out the gps on the new phone, figured a 3hr drive was a good time.
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    Does you location appear accurate on the map?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    re routing... driving in circles.. is my ex gf giving you directions :)

    just kidding i have not had this issue but i've only used navigation a couple times.
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    same here. never had problems with my droid 1. my screen would defalt back to she show on map navigate screen but it would continue to give me audible directions.
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    Exactly what mine is doing, dumping me to the home screen for no reason, while continuing to give directions, it's very annoying. Let's add details and see if we can track down the issue.

    For me:

    No Car Dock
    Sirius app also running
    drops to home screen

    No Car Dock
    MixZing App also running
    drops to home screen

    I'll try later with nothing in the background, don't have a dock (yet) so it's not in dockview.
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    Same happens to me also, NAV will drop out but occasionally I can still see it on the notification bar. It will still give me direction through through sound. It happens at least once every time I use my NAV. Very frustrating.
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    Ditto. I'm having the same problem. Nav worked fine the first few days I had the phone. Screen would stay on then entire time showing my location precisely and giving me verbal instructions. Then I rebooted it while I was pumping gas... after it loaded again, my nav started glitching just like you all mentioned. The screen now goes black shortly after turning navigation on while driving. When I touch the screen to wake it back up, I'm back at the main screen that asks me if I want to "navigate" to my location. All the while, the nav program is actually running in the background (GPS shows as being on, and the Blue arrow is up in the top left corner).

    I thought this might have been due to my display settings and that there was something causing the display to time out due to lack of activity and turning it off. I've been meaning to post this on the forum, but forgot about it until now. Glad others are also having this issue, but now it's time to figure it out... keep the ideas coming...
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    Took a 2hr drive today with the GPS on....

    It must have dropped out about 10+ times. Sometimes within a few seconds of turning it back on it would close again. Other times I'd be able to drive 30 mins w/o any troubles.

    For me:
    Car dock
    Verizon Charger

    Apps:
    Google Maps Navigation Book


    PS: My phone didn't charge while on dock. I started off with 90% ended the trip with 60%....................:icon_eek:.....wtf......have the .6 update.
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    my problem with nav is that it freezes up on me. also, when i use just the 3g to navigate, it is grossly innaccurate by 2000FT of my location. when i turn the GPS on, it locates me perfectly. but when i try and use the google navigation, the google maps bombs out on me
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    same here, the navi just closes on its own, hopefully there is an update that solves this irksome problem
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    Yep. Very much so

    lol still better navigator then my current GF :icon_eek:


    Car Dock
    VZW Charger
    No Apps running in the foreground other then nav



    i had the too before the update, now no freezing but...
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    cant seem to uninstall it grr!
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    no car doc
    no background apps
    satellite images on.
    drops every 3 minutes.

    with satellite images off...drops every 5 minutes.
    (once made it to 10)

    Mine always keeps nav running in the back ground...but sometimes locks out...and sometimes just turns the screen dark.
    a week ago..it was actually stop nav...when it went black...but now it doesnt
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    Maps 4.4 just released. Hope it helps you.....
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    nav issues

    Received the update. No betting and maybe alittle worse.
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    Having the same problem with Google Nav using the OEM car dock. The Nav part drops back into the last screen I was before starting Nav. When I do not use the car dock, I did not have this problem.

    On a related note, while using the car dock and Nav, the car charger does not provide enough to charge the battery. I get the charging symbol, but it drains it pretty quickly.

    Just to keep everyone together, there is a discussion going on in the Google Nav help area about this problem as well.
    Google Nav switching from turn by turn to directions screen on Droid X - Google Mobile Help
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    downloaded ndrive last night(large download) and tried it out this morning and had absolutely no problems this morning on the same route. do you think there is a google maps problem? note: volume so low barely able to hear it
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