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  1. johnling's Avatar
    This procedure does not just turn on (so to speak) your GPS. I'm on Tmo and did this and I get an almost instant fix on 8 to 10 satalites everytime.

    Thanks again.
    03-27-10 03:46 PM
  2. BlkBryAddict's Avatar
    That I get. But until I did these steps I lock in as opposed to 3,000 meters away.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-27-10 04:09 PM
  3. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    So explain my sudden GPS turnaround please. For both Tours? Do you work for Vzw or something? Just my spidey-senses kicking in.
    You need to get your "spidey-senses" recalibrated. I don't work for Verizon or any other communications company. I just don't like wrong information to be bandied about and ranted about.
    03-27-10 07:13 PM
  4. BlkBryAddict's Avatar
    Huh. You sound like a real peach mama. Cee yoU Next Tuesday!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-28-10 03:20 PM
  5. Shaylguul's Avatar
    How do you find out how many sats ur locked onto? Also does this help the BBM location issue?

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    03-28-10 03:45 PM
  6. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    BlackBerry Maps will display at the bottom of the screen how many satellites are locked.

    Typically, the more satellites that are locked, the better the GPS accuracy will be in general and the chance of losing the GPS lock is lower. (Note that it's not a linear relationship.)
    03-28-10 04:08 PM
  7. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    Every time I try it on my 8330, I get the following msg. It happens instantly. Tried it several times, outside and in.

    03-28-10 06:59 PM
  8. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Verizon blocks the GPS on the 8330 except for use with BlackBerry Maps and VZNav. The GPS will not work in other applications on the 8330.
    03-28-10 07:49 PM
  9. Athanasis's Avatar
    Verizon blocks the GPS on the 8330 except for use with BlackBerry Maps and VZNav. The GPS will not work in other applications on the 8330.
    Everybody including me...... GET THE LESSON.

    Before you buy, ask 1st for unbranded, 2nd for unlocked phones.

    And like I said, including me....

    You got "how $$$ much you paid" worth of a lesson

    Thankz
    03-29-10 01:25 AM
  10. Motorcycle Mama's Avatar
    Athanasis, I know you are trying to be of assistance, but that comment does not apply to Verizon devices. They can neither be unlocked nor unbranded.
    03-29-10 06:08 AM
  11. ericmichaels1978's Avatar
    Thanks for this!
    03-29-10 01:44 PM
  12. Masahiro's Avatar
    Seems like the GPS on my unlocked Bell 9530 is locked. I'm currently on Rogers. Is there any way of bypassing the lock?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-29-10 05:55 PM
  13. Adamirwin's Avatar

    Most likely they just had outdated or missing almanack and ephemeris data, and never used the GPS for long enough to let it to refresh. A cold download can take tens of minutes depending on how many satellites are visible and the broadcast schedule, and if it gets interrupted it may need to be downloaded again from scratch. OS updates on the phone will also wipe the key data.
    My GPS quit working after an OS update. How do I fix this?
    04-02-10 01:22 PM
  14. BlkBryAddict's Avatar
    Try Options - adv options - GPS then make sure its turned on for starters. Then go to OP and follow the steps to make sure its working.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-02-10 02:27 PM
  15. Adamirwin's Avatar
    Ok, I did both of those. Now what?
    It says that fixing succeeds but can't pinpoint my location in Blackberry maps or Google maps.
    Thanks.
    04-02-10 04:17 PM
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