09-17-2009 03:02 AM
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09-17-2009 09:28 AM
On your CDMA xx30 model BlackBerry, do this:
Go to the Options icon > Status
From the Status screen, on the keyboard type "test" (without the quote marks!).
You will see a Device Self Test Screen. Click the Menu Key and choose Start. You will a list of tests. The bottom test should be GPS, check it and click Menu > Run. Be sure GPS location is turned on. Go outside with no obstructions or tall buildings around or above you. click the trackball and click start fixing. is should do a test. let it do its thing and it should tell you a location coordinates.
PIN: C0001B7B4 Display/Scan Bar Code
PIN: C0005A9AA Display/Scan Bar Code
09-17-2009 11:28 AM
09-20-2009 01:58 PM
I loved the Pearl for a lot of reasons but gave up on it beacuse of Virgin Mobile Canada's hobbling of the Blackberry GPS functionality. First they told me that I needed a data plan to get the GPS working. If that were true all the handheld GPS units that are not cell phones would not work. Nav4All which uses map data stored on the memory stick and the internal GPS gave me a "no GPS signal" message. Even google maps (which uses cell tower triangulation instead of GPS) does not work with Virgin. When I downloaded it directly to my phone I got a message saying "Google maps does not work on your 8130 phone, use the web version instead. When I pressed them for more tech support I was told that "we can't gaurantee GPS will work on your phone"
The only good news is that I got to return the phone and cancel the contract without penalty. Virgin allowed me to return the phone because I met their restrictive return conditions of within 20 days and less than 20 minutes talk time.
01-20-2010 11:48 AM
Thank you very much for the GPS Test walk thru. Did as you suggested. I had to type [ 2,1,A,S,2 ] to spell out test.
Then I went outside and did the GPS test. The first try didn't work. The second try was the same. But third time was a charm. I got my GPS location and subsequent info.
I have been trying to use Geocache Navigator. The program worked when I first installed it, but it didn't have any GPS functionality.
Once I had successfully tested the GPS location fixing, Geocache Navigator worked like a charm.
Thanks again JSanders