X GPS problems

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  1. kdw11005

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    Im having a lot of problems with my gps on my X. I loved the navigation on my D1, but on the X I seem to have a hard time finding addresses and the gps signal keeps getting lost after about a minute of it running. I'll exit out, go back into navigation and after about a minute it loses signal again. I never had a problem with a signal on my D1 and I'm in the same places with my X and I'm just really disappointed with this feature since I use it so often. I was just wondering if anyone else has had these problems.
     
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    using any task killers?
     
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    I use a D1 myself, but I just read a thread yesterday about a fix for the X and GPS. Someone had a fix that worked for others. Do a search
     
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    im guessing this fix didnt work for you?
     
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    I don't need the fix. I have a D1. GPS works great. Just letting you know a fix was just posted yesterday for the X that others said worked
     
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    no, i was asking the OP. to see if he tried this fix. my fault
     
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    Do you have all three options check under location. I just used my gps all over the country (over 5000 miles driving) and it worked great.
     
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    I just went in and checked all 3 under location (I had two checked) and I am running Advanced Taskiller. Thanks for the info about the fix, I will do a search and check it out. Thank you all so much for your help!
     
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    Also make sure to update your map.
     
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    On the X, a bug causes battery drain if you leave "use wireless networks" checked under location&security. Recommend unchecking until update.

    If that doesn't seem to work for you:
    -turn off GPS when done using
    -turn off WIFI when done using
    -reboot after charging
    ...all of this stuff shouldn't be necessary so hopefully the update will fix it.
     
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    Not sure what this has to do with the OP regarding the GPS.
     
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    Here is the proposed fix:

    The top option of the 3, use wireless networks, causes severe battery drain on the X because of the bug. Get it now?

    If that doesn't seem to work for you:
    -turn off GPS when done using
    -turn off WIFI when done using
    -reboot after charging
    ...all of this stuff shouldn't be necessary so hopefully the update will fix it.

    OP, uninstall that task killer!
     
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    Yes, GPS with all three settings check will drain your battery fast. Make sure you have oem car charger. If not, it may not keep your battery charged.
     
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    Even when gps is not in use, that setting triggers a bug where a software lock is never released by the OS. Here's more info: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...6788-droid-x-battery-problems-discovered.html

    Also note, you may want to lower the brightness on the screen or turn the screen off when using gps--even if it's plugged in. Or, put it in the shade if auto-brightness is used. Believe it or not, even when plugged in gps and display can drain battery. This is unrelated to the bug I mentioned.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2010
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    The only problem I am having with GPS is that the phone seems to lose the GPS frequently and it goes back to the menu screen and I have to hit "Navigate" often.
     
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