1. MrCippy's Avatar
    i have read and been told conflicting things... just loaded this OS onto my wifes phone and havent been able to get this to work. Do I need to do something to activate it?

    Thanks
    11-03-08 08:52 PM
  2. benzworm's Avatar
    verizon will always have their gps locked down...
    11-03-08 08:56 PM
  3. John Yester's Avatar
    No the new OS doesn't unlock anything. Not sure why people thought it would.
    11-03-08 09:01 PM
  4. MrCippy's Avatar
    verizon will always have their gps locked down...
    not true...it will be unlocked on the Storm to an extent... AGPS will be locked...GPS will be unlocked
    11-03-08 09:01 PM
  5. MrCippy's Avatar
    No the new OS doesn't unlock anything. Not sure why people thought it would.
    thanks...appreciate it
    11-03-08 09:02 PM
  6. John Yester's Avatar
    thanks...appreciate it
    No problem.
    11-03-08 09:04 PM
  7. benzworm's Avatar
    not true...it will be unlocked on the Storm to an extent... AGPS will be locked...GPS will be unlocked

    where did you hear that?
    11-03-08 09:04 PM
  8. raylol16's Avatar
    Weird I wouldn't think they would unlock anything consider they charge for VZ Navigator or whatever it's called.
    11-03-08 09:07 PM
  9. bbsadaj's Avatar
    Where is this info from? Reliable source or friend of a friend

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-03-08 09:11 PM
  10. benzworm's Avatar
    anyone else hear they were unlocking the gps on the storm?
    11-03-08 09:12 PM
  11. MrCippy's Avatar
    Where is this info from? Reliable source or friend of a friend

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    a reliable source who is also a friend..

    i am a former vzw employee... and before you ask, no i never asked him about GPS on 4.5... only GPS on the storm.. i have actually seen the documentation stating that
    11-03-08 09:13 PM
  12. MrCippy's Avatar
    Weird I wouldn't think they would unlock anything consider they charge for VZ Navigator or whatever it's called.
    their pitch is GPS isnt as reliable and as accurate, plus you get audible directions, weather, gas, traffic, movies with VZNav... dont get that with google maps
    11-03-08 09:15 PM
  13. benzworm's Avatar
    lol

    you dont have anything we could peek at?
    11-03-08 09:16 PM
  14. MrCippy's Avatar
    lol

    you dont have anything we could peek at?
    no, i dont.... he values his job too much to let me have that kind of stuff. he knows that i am no longer with the company and i WILL leak stuff if i am aware of it.. he values his job
    11-03-08 09:18 PM
  15. benzworm's Avatar
    awww

    no eye candy tonight boyz...
    11-03-08 09:23 PM
  16. architect_john's Avatar
    No the new OS doesn't unlock anything. Not sure why people thought it would.
    I had trouble getting it to work at first. I shutoff my Curve, took out the battery, restarted, and it worked, even GPS navigation works.

    It is true that GoogleMaps does not access my GPS, which is a bummer, oh well, this is a vast improvement.
    12-08-08 08:52 AM
  17. John Yester's Avatar
    Yes for now.. the problems do not get the right action in simple terms.....


    The PDE servers do not give the right info to allow the programs to work. JRS mentioned this in another thread. you can see the errors that show up in the log.... This is for any other 3rd party app now... .but progress is soon
    12-08-08 09:00 AM
  18. sahaller's Avatar
    The OS doesn't unlock the GPS; the firmware update that VZW pushed out does. You need to dial *228, option 1 to get the firmware update. GPS in BB Maps will work after that. I've been using GPS with BB Maps on my Curve without any problems since it was released last week.
    12-08-08 09:00 AM
  19. John Yester's Avatar
    My post was before we verified that you need OS 4.5


    Option 1 does not give you the new OS.....

    Here's the text of it:

    Why do I need to perform this update on my wireless phone?
    By performing this update your phone will stay on the Verizon Wireless network and/or digital service whenever possible. Also, for most price plans after 2/1/2002 the phone roam indicator will turn off/on in accordance to the price plan you have chosen.

    What are the steps I need to take to complete this update?
    The following are the steps you need to take to complete the update:

    1. Power on your Verizon Wireless phone
    2. Dial *228 from your home digital coverage area, followed by the SEND key
    3. When prompted, press option #2, to update your phones roaming capabilities (This process may take up to 2 minutes)
    4. Once completed, a confirmation message will be played, and a message will display on the phone screen.

    What if the update fails to complete successfully?
    If for some reason the update does not complete successfully, please try again at a later time. If the problem persists, your phone may not be capable of this update process.

    What benefits will this update provide?
    Benefits of this update may include:

    Longer battery life
    Fewer dropped or blocked calls
    Clear, crisp connections in even more areas across the United States
    Roaming indicator will reflect the price plan you have chosen (available on most price plans after 2/1/2002).

    How often do I need to perform this update?
    This update should be performed every three months, and/or after changing price plans.

    How much will this *228 call cost me?
    This call is offered FREE of airtime charges from Verizon Wireless.

    When can I perform this update?
    You may perform this update at your convenience. This FREE software update is available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
    12-08-08 09:08 AM
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