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Know why you might get poor GPS signal on your HTC EVO 4G
GPS (Global Positioning System) is a satellite-based radio navigation system that consists of 3 segments - the satellite constellation, ground control network and user equipment. People use GPS on their mobile devices with navigation software applications such as Sprint Navigation.
The GPS signal cannot pass through solid non-transparent objects, and signal reception can be affected by obstructions such as high-rise buildings, tunnels, bridges, forests, weather (rainy or cloudy days), etc.
If you are having trouble connecting to a GPS satellite:
Make sure that Use Wireless Networks is checked: press Menu and tap Settings > Location > Use GPS satellites.
Make sure you have a clear unobstructed view of the sky. Things such as ceilings, roofs and weather may affect GPS performance.
To achieve the best performance, try to place yourself in an area for there is a 360 degree view of the sky. Tall buildings and walls may slightly affect GPS performance.