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Gps not finding location!

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by tdog7879, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. tdog7879
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    All day to i been trying to get my GPS to find my location and it just searching for GPS! I have tryied turn gps on and off ,cleared gps history,batt. pull. I was using the GPS the yesterday and it worked fine. The only thing i have installed since yesterday was a couple of video games....Also when i took the phone outside and got some driving directions the GPS thought i was driving???? Last thing it has been a rainy.stormy day in VA ...not sure if that has anything to do with it. Any ideas???

    THANKS
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    I had the same problem but it cleared up as soon as I turned onto a road. If yours doesn't fix itself, I would just take it back to verizon for a new one.
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    you're probably in a bad location where it can't pick up gps signals.
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    Im at my house...even when i use the compass app it will show my address but not now!
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    Mine has the SAME EXACT PROBLEM. It says searching for GPS and nothing is happening. 3G is fine, 3bars in the area. (It's a populated area)
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    Guys...gps is based on sattelites and nothing else. Could be an issue with cloud cover or something else. It happens....give it some time and see what happens. I doubt it has anything to do with the DROID. Hell...I get the same issue with directv or xm radio...patience people!!!!
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    i usually dont get a GPS signal even when im at full bars and 3G until i step outside with clear skies hen it just takes a couple of seconds to lock onto my location, try using *228 and updating your PRL?
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    Full bars, 3G, PRL -- none of these things have anything to do with GPS.

    GPS signals come from the GPS satellite network. Cloud cover, tall trees, tall buildings, buildings and structures made from steel-reinforced concrete -- these things will affect GPS.
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    I had the same problem yesterday where my droid couldn't lock on to any satellites and I was outdoors. I think that it was finally able to get a lock ~4pm.
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    The signal from the GPS satelites is very weak and you usually can't receive the signal indoors. Even outdoors, trees can block the signal. I was using surveying grade GPS equipment last week in the woods and had trouble locking on to the satelites, even through there were no leaves on the trees.
    There is a GPS App you can download that shows the satelite positions and the signal strength of the ones locked on.
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    Try using GPS Status, not sure about its accuracy for detailed use (it may be great but I have not validated it yet), but this will show what your GPS receiver is detecting. I am pretty sure I got this through Marketplace.
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    I did this and a batt. pull and after the reboot it worked...YaaaaaY!!!!!!:icon_ banana:
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    My GPS totally wigged out for a couple of hours last weekend in Las Vegas. I was driving in the wide open with clear skies and no obstructions. It kept taking forever to get a fix and when it finally locked on, it was way off. This condition eventually fixed itself and that's the only problem it's ever had.
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