Hi Folks, I know this has been asked time and time again since the KitKat release, but, does anyone know when they are going to fix this GPS issue? I went to Boston this weekend and almost ended up in an accident because the GPS wouldn't lock properly and it was giving me incorrect directions.
I love this phone, but it almost ended up out my window as I got lost because of it. WHEN will Sprint release a fix for the very KNOWN GPS issue? If it is not going to be soon, I want to be able to replace it with something that DOES work. I pay almost 300 bucks a month for my phones, and it is pretty sad that I'm almost killed because someone screwed up the phone's ability to have a working GPS.
Followed your procedure. Lost gps signal occurred again within a mile of my house. Gps test tools show a good array of satellites that it should be able to see while I'm driving.
the phone still uses towers for GPS..this would be why you get a good signal up until you get near your home..
Most cellular phones are actually AGPS devices which means they do not do all the calculations from the received satellite signals themselves, but depend on ephemeris tables stored on servers and have much of the heavy calculations done on those servers. What this means, very simply, is that in order for most cell phones to provide a valid GPS location using satellite data they also need a good connection with ground based servers via their cellular network.
There are many descriptions and comparisons of how AGPS systems work on line, but probably the simplest is that at Wikipedia.
correct..which is why when a tower is down most while using GPS will notice that its telling people that they are no longer on the road and are somehow driving right through a building etc..its a wonderful thing when youre in a very large confusing city lol..been there done it..
I have to disagree with you there, I've had GPS problems with the G2 since the beginning of the year. And for whoever said something about getting a Nexus 5 instead, it's been discussed in various forums that it also suffered from GPS problems. The difference is that it was hardware related, but our problem seems to be software related, according to the few representatives that I spoke to that actually acknowledged the problem.
Well, to add my last 2 cents to this thread, I purchased a G3 off of ebay, and it was the best thing I did. GPS works like a champ... Also downloaded the Nokia Here Beta so I have offline maps since Sprint has horrible cellular coverage in NH.
I fixed my problem. It costs ME money, but the problem is solved, and hopefully I won't crash next time I'm in Boston.
Here is a link to Nokia's here. There is a download link on the site. http://here.com/
it's a really nice, clean map app. I love google maps and waze, but sometimes I just want to get from point a to point b and with the horrible NH service, this makes it work offline, nicely.
I'm still having GPS issues on my replacement phone and the other phone on my account (a Samsung Galaxy S5) is having the same problem. We're in the Kansas City metro on the Kansas side but the problem persists no matter where we are.
The phones take forever to get a lock and they lose the lock very frequently. I'm starting to suspect that this is a problem not with the phones but with the network since AGPS is involved. What's the remedy? I've replaced by phone, I've done the resets, updates, and reactivations to no avail.
I don't have access to the S5 at the moment so I can't speak to its specific settings.
The G2 is in LTE/CDMA mode. With regard to the Roaming settings, the G2 is in Automatic mode and allows for Domestic Data roaming. Both devices' GPS is in High Accuracy mode.