02-15-2009 01:21 AM
I had the the problem this evening. Curve had the data network but not GPS even though GPS was turned on. Neither Sprint Navigator or BB Maps worked all day. After powering down the unit tonight and turning it back on. I then found I was also losing the network intermittently and the radio was shown as being turned off so I couldn't get the Internet network or GPS. Then, I couldn't get radio to turn on.
I followed all the instructions I found here and had no luck. Then, I tried what Sprint recommended for a problem I had with the Options application.
From the home screen showing all the application icons, press and hold Alt key and then press LGLG.
Hit the menu button (the one with all the dots on it). You will see the "Event Log" with a list of stuff.
Choose "Clear Log" from the menu.
With the unit still turned on, remove battery, wait a few seconds, reinstall battery.
The unit should power up automatically. As the unit powers up, you will see an hour glass working. Be patient, can take a minute or so.
Everything was working and GPS works better than it did before.
Let me know if this works for you!
02-15-2009 01:46 AM
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05-19-2009 12:25 PM
I am trying your tip. I purchased a Blackberry Curve specifically for the GPS because I can't find my way around the SoCA freeways and 4 out of 4 times the GPS doesn't work. Mainly it does not recognize that I am on the freeway and keeps telling me to enter the freeway--even if I have been traveling the freeway for 20 miles or more. I have had 3 phones since then and all do the same thing.
Of course, then it tells me there is no GPS service and then starts again, off again, on again.
05-22-2009 04:19 AM
05-22-2009 08:12 AM
05-22-2009 11:17 PM
Thank you for taking the time to give me these instructions. I have followed your instructions and will let you know what I find.
A new problem has come up--the GPS thinks I am where I am not. It shows me off the street I am traveling on. When I brought the phone into the service center the tech took one look at the screen and ordered me another phone. I am now on my 4th BB.
After 4 phones in 5 months because of bad GPS service I think there are a lot more people having a lot more trouble with GPS than me.
05-23-2009 04:27 AM
05-29-2009 11:49 AM
I have a Curve 8330 with Telus and they intentionally/unintentionally block the GPS--although it works with their own Telus Navigator software! There is a fix out there, but it can be a little risky if you don't do it right. I managed to fix my phone and now I get a GPS lock in a matter of seconds.
Download the pdf guide to fixing it here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MX5BLBMX
Note that I couldn't get it to work until I downgraded to OS 184.108.40.206
I upgraded my OS after applying the fix and it still worked
There is more info on Howardforums: http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=14907
I hope this can resolve it for you, just use it with caution!
01-09-2010 04:33 PM
I know this is an old post, but there is a way to reset your device without pulling the battery and without installing another application...
Press and hold <alt> and right <shift> then press and release <delete>
This key pattern is the same as Quickpull will simulate.