Poor GPS lock on? Minor issue but just curious

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  1. Larry_ThaGr81

    Larry_ThaGr81 Active Member

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    I'm at a lost guys, I'm just looking for confirmation, opinions or expertise here as to if my TB is the only TB that has a hard time locking on to my GPS signal. Out doors with clear skies, it can take up to 30 seconds to get a lock. In doors, I can forget about it because it's not happening.

    With my OG, DX or D2, I could walk outside and get a lock in less than 10 seconds easily. In the house I'm even able to get a lock after about 30-40 seconds. The weird part is the OG only has GPS to my knowledge, while the TB has both GPS and A-GPS. I was under the impression the assisted GPS is suppose to make tracking much easier and faster.

    I have a case with a magnetic closure and I'm wondering if that is having a adverse effect on my ability to be able to lock on to the signal when I pull the phone out of the case and try to lock on to my location.
     
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    Mine has same issue. Takes a long time to lock on. I've seen this issue mentioned here before.
     
  3. Fedz84

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    try clearing ur map cache in google maps and if that doesnt help go into the market and download gps status, go into tools >manage a gps> reset data and then go back and hit download.
     
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    Done that several times already. Made no difference in my case.
     
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    Some days it's quick to lock and other days it takes forever.
     
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    Same on mine. Mine also has some trouble pinpointing where I truly am. Today I am in "New York, NY", which is about 8 hours N/NE.
     
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    Have you guys tried flashing the file Kejar put out to help improve gps locking?
     
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    I'm having the same exact problem. OG Droid locked in like 10 seconds even in doors and with the thunderbolt it takes like 5 mins outside to lock. Tried all GPS Status fixes still nothing.
     
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    Including Kejars file?
     
  10. Larry_ThaGr81

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    Yeah I'm still at a lost, myself and trying the GPS status fixes, so I'm left to conclude that they stuck a inferior GPS chipset in the phone. My OG, DX and D2 lock on much faster leading me to believe that Moto simply puts better GPS chipsets in their phones.
     
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    What file?
     
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    For the past few days we have had some of the most violent magnetic storms in a long time. I have not tried my gps for more than a week but it was working fine.

    My D2G w/3500 mah, rooted, Go Launcher, TBackup, Boot Logo, Battery Left Pro, on Droid Forums.
     
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