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Can root mess up my GPS?

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10th April 2014, 02:27 AM   |  #1  
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I had a note 3 that had a messed up GPS I don't know if rooting it caused it? Anybody care to enlighten me in this subject..I just got a replacement today with a working GPS and wanted to root but wana know first if that can mess it up



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10th April 2014, 03:33 AM   |  #2  
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I had a note 3 that had a messed up GPS I don't know if rooting it caused it? Anybody care to enlighten me in this subject..I just got a replacement today with a working GPS and wanted to root but wana know first if that can mess it up



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Root doesn't mess up any thing itself. Especially gps. It just means you have access to the heart of the system. If you have access to the system and mod anything, you have the potential to mess something up!

If you just got a replacement phone, chances are you can't currently gain root. The latest kit Kat release is locked out. If your baseband ends with NB4, MJ5, or MI9 you can root. Just don't uninstall, or delete anything unless you know what you're doing and you'll be fine.
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I don't think they ship replacements with KK. Right now it is OTA only.

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10th April 2014, 04:04 AM   |  #4  
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Mines on mj5..so I guess it was just a bad GPS antenna on the other phone..

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There were many reports of devices with software pre KK (NC2) That had GPS issues. It was completely software related. Custom ROMs and KK fixed that issue. There were a few instances it was not fixed though.

Root will not be a problem for GPS.

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10th April 2014, 04:31 AM   |  #6  
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Ok glad to hear..time to get to rooting..

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