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Posts: 402
Registered: ‎11-26-2010
My Device: Torch
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How to get GPS fix on a GSM device

I need to be able to get fixes on a GSM device and the requirement is to get them as quickly as possible but as it turns out I cannot get a fix at all.


I have followed all the instructions and the tutorials, video etc. and I have tested with the GPS diagnostic tool  on two different GSM devices - torch 9800(os 6) and pearl 9100(os 5)

 They both fail with all the ways I tried both for single and multiple fixes. 

I tried going around the neighbourhood and give it more time to (200 sec) to get that fix and it either gets no fix at all or the fix is invalid.

 

I believe the GPSDiagnostic tool tries all of them. Can anyone share their experience with GPS. 

From my previous tests GPS very rarely gets a valid fix and I gate something like 95% fail rate. This for all types of tests - indoor, outdoor....

 

Its frustrating.

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Registered: ‎08-06-2010
My Device: Z10

Re: How to get GPS fix on a GSM device

I get GPS fixes on a GSM Torch 9800 quite easily. Have you checked that location services are enabled in the settings?



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Posts: 402
Registered: ‎11-26-2010
My Device: Torch

Re: How to get GPS fix on a GSM device

It turned out that the geographic place where I was has bad coverage or the phone just got stuck. After I let it try to get coordinates for a few hours it got them eventually and since then it works well after multiple restarts.
Same applies for the other phone.
I don't know why they were unable to get the coordinates but it seems fine now.
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