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Does anyone has GPS problem?

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In the past two weeks, my droid charge GPS took very long time to lock its location:  During the first 8-10 miles driving, it looks like the GPS was disoriented, the pointer jumping around with a light blue shaded area around it. For a few moments yesterday, it even showed I was dring on a Altantic City street when I was actually driving on a highway in Maryland few hundred miles away. 

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GPS issues yes I have them. Arrow points the wrong way and takes a while to lock on an accurate location. 

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that sucks, that is one of the main reasons I left Sprint. I was thinking the 4gLTE would be faster..   :smileysad:

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These all sound like frustrating issues. I'm curious if anyone has spoken to Technical Support about this.

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GreenRobot wrote:

GPS issues yes I have them. Arrow points the wrong way and takes a while to lock on an accurate location. 


Mine was doing the same. I turned off the Verizon Location service and all is good now.  The VZW location service was showing my location at the cell tower and not where I actually was.

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Yes,  I have had the same problem since I got the phone in July.  It happens when you use google to navigate.  It takes miles for it to start talking and just says "searching for GPS".  I called teck support and the teck checked his Charge and found the same problem HA.  He said we have to wait for a fix from Samsung.  Not me.   They are sending me another phone.  If that does not work I will be insisting on them giving me a different phone or free Verizon nav service.  We should all do the same.  

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I have this same problem, along with my camera making my phone shut off. I'm beginning to get frustrated with this device.

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Take a look at the following post.  It may fix your problem of not locking on.  Run A-GPS.

 

http://community.vzw.com/t5/DROID-Charge-by-Samsung/GPS-amp-Gingerbread-2-3-6/m-p/741706/highlight/t...

 

JerryF

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Ray999 wrote:

GreenRobot wrote:

GPS issues yes I have them. Arrow points the wrong way and takes a while to lock on an accurate location. 


Mine was doing the same. I turned off the Verizon Location service and all is good now.  The VZW location service was showing my location at the cell tower and not where I actually was.


Thanks for that tid bit of info.  I do not have problems with GPS but I live in a weak signal area and use a Wilson repeater here in the house that uses and outside directional antenna.  My problem has been where to aim the antenna.  I have several apps that show what tower I am connected to but I did not believe them because when I drive to the tower location my signal does not get much stronger than it is at home.  There is another tower that I can drive too a mile or so away from the indicated tower where my signal gets to -67 dbm.  I have always aimed at that tower.

 

I just did this trick of yours with the Verizon location on and sure enough the blue arrow in Maps sat right on the tower location indicated by the other apps until I got gps lock.  After I unchecked it, the blue arrow was still at the tower location, but the gps lock was a few seconds quicker.

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I am experiencing the exact same problem. I have tried all combinations of  the 3 different GPS' on/off  tsettings...to no avail.

I am also receieving a device driver (usb devive not recognized) error when I connect my device to PC. Both noted before and after GB update.

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