01-04-2012 03:07 AM
I recently purchased a curve 9300. One of the main reasons i bought it was for the GPS navigation capabilities. It has maps, can show routes but has not active GPS navigation contrary to the adversiting. Please advice me on how to proceed. The following are some of the specs from the phones options menu.
Smartphone 93G, Wi-fi
6.0 Bundle, 1879 (v22.214.171.1248 platform 126.96.36.199)
3G bands 1,4,8
Cryptographic kernall v188.8.131.52
Branding version 184.108.40.2068z.
01-04-2012 06:37 PM
Experienced the very same problem with my Curve 9300 on Orange UK. Many operators block the device GPS in order to force users to subscribe to/buy their own map services, even though Google Maps and obviously Blackberry Maps are both fully compatible with the internal GPS.
To work around this limitation, download GPS Tool by Tworoads Software. The application is available free of charge on Blackberry App World and is an easy way to force activate the internal GPS. After pressing "Start GPS" you can go ahead and use both Google Maps or BB Maps (or any other GPS software for that matter).
Hope this helps!
01-05-2012 01:15 AM
ok make sure u have BIS...
try to go to OPTIONS >> DEVICE >> LOCATION SETTINGS
on GPS Data Source -- put Device GPS
and onLocation Services - put Lcation On
hope it helps!
01-05-2012 04:15 AM
This does not help. i am on MTN south africa.
I have a friend using the same exact phone (9300) and he has GPS navigation with is maps. He is not using any other apps for that only blackberry maps. So i know my phone should have it
03-22-2012 05:19 PM
02-06-2013 06:04 AM
I also have the same phone, the internal gps is able to track your location and guide you to a destination, but doe not have voice turn by turn navigation navigation. If you aren't interested in the voice navigation, you can plot a route to where you need to go by selecting the "get directions" option. Once you have the directions, select view map, and go to options and select "my location and the gps will follow you until you start panning on the screen.
Otherwise if you are interested in the voice navigation, there is a free and very effective voice navigation app available in SA that you can download, this is known as telmap navigator and can be downloaded from bb app world.
Hope this helps,
03-27-2013 07:24 AM
Pla help me guys:
I am nt abl 2 use gps tool app on my bb phn..aftr installing d app named as GPS tool, a picture lyk ds is displayed:
Time to fix:
what to do aftr dt..m perplexed and very curious to use d app..Revert asap.