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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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jodyhanson,

 

Go to the Samsung web site and find the driver for the Charge phone.  Then download it into your PC.

 

JerryF

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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JerryF wrote:

jodyhanson,

 

Go to the Samsung web site and find the driver for the Charge phone.  Then download it into your PC.

 

JerryF


I just did what you mentioned above and do not see any drivers listed for the phone on samsungs website...

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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I cannot believe it.  I looked and it appears the Samsung removed the driver from its Web Site.  I wonder what do they expect new Charge owners to do???

 

It is a little less than 23 Mega Bytes and its full name is:  Samsung_USB_Driver_for_I510_V1.3.1900.0.exe

 

Google the driver's full name or try this site.

 

Try this site:  http://www.mediafire.com/?1uj4j977d44ax98

 

Maybe take a look on the Verizon downloads.

 

JerryF

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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Heh, and let the rage begin again . . .

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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GPS has been brutal on the Charge-much worse than my Fascinate. I can barely get a lock most times, regardless of how many location services I have selected. Nothing in the GPS toolbox kit seems to help. Hopefully Samsung will fix this GPS for good...

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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Mesocyclonic,

 

Did you run the utility A-GPS with ONLY the Standalone GPS and the Google Location Services ON (not VZW Location Services)? 

 

Also you should check that you want "GPS Status & Toolbox" to tell you how long it took to lock on.  Let GPS Status & Toolbox log you on the first time.

 

Then start Navigator and see how long it takes to lock on.

 

JerryF

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Re: Does anyone has GPS problem?

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JerryF wrote:

Mesocyclonic,

 

Did you run the utility A-GPS with ONLY the Standalone GPS and the Google Location Services ON (not VZW Location Services)? 

 

Also you should check that you want "GPS Status & Toolbox" to tell you how long it took to lock on.  Let GPS Status & Toolbox log you on the first time.

 

Then start Navigator and see how long it takes to lock on.

 

JerryF



Thanks for the suggestion, Jerry. I had calibrated with only the Standalone GPS on previously. Just to be sure, I tried a calibration again and it took several minutes to finally get a lock, but at least it got one; maybe this calibration was a little better. Several minutes is still pretty poor for a GPS unit though. I'm starting to wonder if Samsung just uses poor hardware in their GPS units, which is a shame since most of the rest of the hardware is really nice.

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