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Registered: ‎10-15-2010
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Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

As title states;

everytime i try to find my location, it NEVER FINDS ME.

and when it does once in a blue moon, it gives me my location within 1400 meters!!

 

ive battery pulled, ive reinstalled google maps, my application is set on allow for EVERYTHING.

 

im running 6.0 bundle 695

 

thanks guys!

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

On all model BlackBerrys, first make certain that you in an area of good signal coverage AND outside with a clear view of the sky in an open area of no tall buildings.

For GSM network devices, do this:
Click Options > Advanced > GPS > Menu > Refresh GPS.
Give it up to 10 minutes to refresh, and try 2-3 times in a row.
Also, read this: http://www.blackberry.com/btsc/dynamickc.do?externalId=KB12203&sliceId=SAL_Public&command=show&forwa...

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

my gps hardly ever works, i always have full bar reception.

ive tried your technique many times already, still no dice.

 

it always says "waiting for gps"

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

"hardly" ever works?

 

So, does it work at some few times, to locate your exact location?

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

no it never works to my exact location. when i mean hardly works, i meant when it does "work" it finds me within 1400 meters and it displays "waiting for GPS"

 

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

Ok, then you need to try those instructions again and again until it does work.

Try it this way, do a reboot of the device: With the BlackBerry device POWERED ON, remove the battery for a minute, and then reinsert the battery to reboot.

 

And then follow my directions exactly, waiting at least ten minutes for each GPS refresh on the GPS screen as I instructed.

 

A couple questions, who is your service provider?

What is your general location? US? UK? etc...

Do you have a full BlackBerry Data Plan on your service provider account?

 

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Registered: ‎11-18-2008
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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

That's the message I get all the time, because i usually turn off my GPS (to save battery power).

 

Make sure the GPS is on:

On the Torch the new operating system has slightly different options than previous BB models:

Options

  Device

     Location Settings

Then make sure you have the right GPS source (Device GPS) and that "Location Services" is ON.

 

Hope this works for you.

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

Thank you.

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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

i have done this method many many times and my gps has yet to work.

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Registered: ‎10-24-2010
My Device: torch
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Re: Google Maps Problem!! PLEASE HELP! "GPS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE" "YOUR LOCATION WITHIN 1400 METERS"

Do you have blackberry maps installed on your device? I noticed that if I uninstall blackberry maps completely GPS stops working.

 

Cheers