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timnelson
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
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Sprint/8330 won't get an internal GPS fix, bluetooth will.

My company is making us switch from AT+T to Sprint and I need to test my GPS application on this.  I am worried, I've got the application running on AT+T and I get fixes both internal and bluetooth GPS.  I got the Sprint 8330 yesterday (it is not activated yet), but I did load the application (it is signed).  Problem is it gets bluetooth GPS fixes, but never gets one using the internal chip.  I can't believe I need to activate the phone to get the internal chip working.  I can't afford the switch only to find out I can't test GPS.  Questions:

1. Is Sprint locking down GPS like Verizon does?
2. Does internal GPS need something from the network in order for the GPS to get a fix?
3. I noticed in Options->Advanced->GPS they removed the option "Refresh GPS" so I can't test GPS outside of my application, why is this?
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timnelson
Posts: 102
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sprint/8330 won't get an internal GPS fix, bluetooth will.

Confirmed by Sprint.  The internal GPS will not be active until the phone has been activated.