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HDMI + Gingerbread = No GPS

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By cruton, Member on 29th August 2011, 12:54 AM
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Here's an interesting problem: Using an hdmi dock with an hdmi cable on the newest Sprint Gingerbread rom seems to kill GPS. When I bring up Google Maps it just can't find the satellites.

I don't know if the rom has anything to do with it but I do know that this rom acts with a different set of rules than the previous ones.

If I use the dock with the 3.5mm audio out and unplug the hdmi cable it works fine.

I know I'm probably the only person the planet that uses a Tab this way but if anyone has gotten this configuration to work please let me know so I know that I'm not crazy.

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29th August 2011, 10:44 AM |#2  
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Mine works fine.

Tmo tab on latest overcome.

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30th January 2012, 11:54 PM |#3  
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Using an hdmi dock with an hdmi cable on the newest Sprint Gingerbread rom seems to kill GPS. When I bring up Google Maps it just can't find the satellites.

I have the same problem as you with HTC Sensation. Did you found the solution?
7th February 2012, 05:45 PM |#4  
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Not really. I have a theory that connecting the HDMI out is unbalancing the GPS antenna. I might start cutting wires and isolating the ground but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Well I've tried a new hdmi dock, 2 different hdmi receivers, and even a galaxy tab 7.0 plus. It seems to be endemic to Samsung's hardware.

Time to try a Springboard
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