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[Q] Wifi & network location unavailable after switching location off & on again

5th March 2014, 06:37 PM   |  #11  
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I have the problem on my 16 GB black nexus 5 with stock Rom and no root. I tested with dalvik and art but the problem exist. I have found 3 solutions:

1- reboot phone (temporary solution)
2- stop Google Play Services (temporary solution)
3- uninstall updates of Google Play Services use with stock/no update (permanent solution)

one more thing; when I can't get a location fix with network/wireless GPS mode on Google Maps or any other application, I can see a circle on " Yandex Navigation" that shows my location.

but more interesting thing is I can see a circle that shows my location on Yandex Navigation when my GPS is completely off.

I think this problem is about Google Play Services or Google Location Services. I hope someone find a solution.

Thanks for your (rigorous ) tests.
Reboot was the one I used to fix it, didn't know about the others you found.
In a strange way glad to see it's a software bug, which means it's fixable. I guess the friend I mentioned has not updated the Play services ever, that would explain why he is not affected.
12th March 2014, 04:59 AM   |  #12  
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happens to me as well on a Nexus 7 (2013). I've found that battery drains faster even when in deep sleep
12th March 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #13  
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Me and my colleague also have this issue...

Completely wiped and factory reset to stock, same prob.

Reboot solves it until you turn location services off and on again, or go from "device only" mode to "battery saving".

A quicker way then reboot (reboot actually does the same as this step) is go to settings, apps, running, Google Services (you might have 2), there STOP the GoogleLocationService (it will stop and reload the service)

Location should work again in battery saving mode...
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12th March 2014, 10:44 AM   |  #14  
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Thanks for that one Foggy79!
Reboot or restarting the google play services takes much longer (especially when you have to disable ADM first) then your trick of only stopping the only location service.

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12th March 2014, 11:16 AM   |  #15  
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Thanks for that one Foggy79!
Reboot or restarting the google play services takes much longer (especially when you have to disable ADM first) then your trick of only stopping the only location service.

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No problem.

I just reproduced the issue on an other colleague's N5, that makes 3 ppl here in the office, can't be coincidence.
If the GoogleLocationService could restart automatically when you turn on "Location" and agree the terms, that would be great...
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No problem.

I just reproduced the issue on an other colleague's N5, that makes 3 ppl here in the office, can't be coincidence.
If the GoogleLocationService could restart automatically when you turn on "Location" and agree the terms, that would be great...

It appears the issue is fixed for me.
I have Google Play services 4.3.24 so it might be fixed behind our backs.
Now when you turn the location off and on again, the GoogleLocationService is automaticly restarted also
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Fixed for me as well with the new Google Play Services!

The new version now indeed restarts the LocationService again.

I'm glad Google also reads XDA :-p (j/k)
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Now if they can get GoogleLocationsManager and NlpLocationsReciever to stop running when Locations Services are turned off completely, that'd be great.

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