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T Mobile G1 GPS Problems

Having T Mobile G1 GPS problems, i can't get the GPS to work properly, does anyone know how i can do this?

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  • total011 Feb 03, 2009

    I have everything on but still can't get gps to find my location even after 30 min . The icon (GPS ) just keep blink on. I think it just wortless, they just give a comment it has to be a clear sky. I don't know when we had clear sky in Seattle :) and how tom tom working just fine...?

  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    That thing with clearing the cash sounded like a best solution but unfortunately didn't work, still cant get the fix on my location. It's really weird first couple of days it worked just fine now I can't get a fix on my location. I already changed the phone but same things over again :)Thanks guys for the efforts, but maybe this phone doesn't have that good gps chip and that all...

  • greennpg06 Apr 07, 2009

    For some reason or another I can't the GPS to function like a normal GPS would. It would show me something like i'm looking at a radar.



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G1 Gps Problem Fix - I recently had the same issues with the gps giving me the location of cell towers instead of actual location. After looking around the forums, i found the fix and it worked.
Clear you maps cache by going into your application data.
Settings : Applications : Manage Applications : Maps : then push "clear data"
Make sure both your wireless and gps are turned ON
Turn off Phone
Take it outside somewhere that is clear of obstructions (like a large parking lot, or field)
Turn on phone
Once on, press maps
Let it sit in one spot for about 5-10 min, then press my location.
It should find you in just a few seconds. Mine took about 30 seconds.
This should fix most problems you are having.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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Have you made sure that the GPS Receiver is enabled in the Connectivity menus ? the phone doesnt come with it turned on out of the box. just like Wifi and bluetooth have to be enabled. make sure the GPS is set to ON, Make sure your in a 3G/EDGE area and try to locate your position, it should work fine then !

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

  • a s Nov 03, 2008

    To Turn on your GPS, Go into Settings, goto Security and Location, then select "Enable GPS Satellites" and "Use Wireless Networks"

    You dont have to Enable the GPS Satellites to get a fix on your location, you can use your standard network to get a rough idea of where you are, enabling the GPS satellites gives you a more accurate fix on your location, at the cost of battery life of course !

    Hope this helps


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Don't worry i even have an unlocked tmobile g1 that im using att with. i got data to even work (no, 3g doesnt work) but i had the same gps problem and thought it was because it was unlocked. it takes about 15 minutes for the first signal to kick in but itll quickly find a signal thereafter (about 30 sec)

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If the gps does not get a fix even after 10 minutes and the gps icon keeps on blinking (do not forget to turn on the gps) then:
1 - turn off the phone
2 - turn on the phone
Ensure you have a clear view on the sky (outside).
In my case it got a gps-fix in a view minutes (use the "here i am" program). The gps icon stops blinking if there is a fix.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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