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.
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Re: T Mobile G1 GPS Problems
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 !
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)
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.
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i know how it sucks when you purchase a new mobile and you face something like this. But i have an answer for you. i had the same problem last week and i have found a solution from one of my friends. this problem happens when you open many programs at the same time and the programs are stiull running under. To solve the problem go ahead and turn off your G1 mobile for about 30 seconds. it will start working when you turn on your G1. turning off your G1 will close all the programs running under...good luck
Blame it on weather maybe, I have this problem often. I found that if you don't try and charge it ALL the time, it may work better. I have even created a cradle to keep it from moving while charging. The car chargers have this problem more. Let me know if this helps.
You need to be set up for the G1 data plan through T-Mobile. This is the 24.99 plan for g1 data + 400 texts, or 34.99 for g1 data and unlimited texts. If you are setup through online billing, you can do this through the website by clicking "Account>Add/Change services". If you do not have web billing, you can contact billing by phone.
Note - it can take up to 24 hours to become active, but on mine, it only took 10 minutes.
Obviously, make sure that you are inputting the correct settings for your Chosen Email address, make sure the email provider Allows the use of the POP3/IMAP Clients for their email services, and make sure that you have a good strong connection to the internet.
Remember, the POP3/IMAP Client on the G1 does not support PUSH Email at this time, Meaning the emails will not automatically appear in your Mail inbox (unlike the G1 Gmail Client, which Supports Push Email).
have you actually enabled the G1's GPS receiver within the phone ?
the GPS is not switched on out of the box aswell as Wifi and Bluetooth.
Try going into the settings and enabling the GPS Satellite receiver and then use the maps application to see if the Satellites can Triangulate your position and find where your at !
Buying a new one would be very expensive. Go Visit HTC Repair Center located in Dallas Tx if you are local. If you are outside Dallas you can Mail-in your Phone to them.
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I phone misses Some really important functionality.
The Virtual keyboard, while innovative and good looking, lacks the functionality of a proper QWERTY Keyboard, The contracts in the UK and possibly the US for the iPhone are an absolute Rip off, and the applications in the Appstore arent nothing special.
now on the Other hand
The T mobile G1 IMO is way better thn the iphone. it has better hardware Specs such as better camera, Full Physical Qwerty Keyboard and Proper Google GPS etc.
also because the OS is completely open source, absolutely any application can be made to work on the phone ! anything you can think of. if you want something creating, chances are it will be added to the OS at some point through the amazing Android Market !
Also the T-mobile contract prices are Way more better than that of the iPhone. and the customisation of the G1 way outperforms that of the iPhone !