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Unhappy [Q] Samsung Galaxy S noob here.

Hey all,

So basically I just bought my first android phone couple of weeks ago. Its the Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000 running 2.33 Firmware.
It is not yet rooted (have read some articles found in these forum found them really helpful)
but I'm not gonna root it for now I think cause this is my first android phone Im still a noob (used to apple)

Now my problem is I will be going abroad in 2 weeks and could really use the GPS.Tried donwloading GPS Status but i never actually got a lock on the satelites (or it took too long that I gave up) I also tried the fix but the code (but when dialing *#*#1472365#*#* nothing happened lol)

I also downloaded loads of GPS software such as AndNav2,Wisepilot,Navigon,CoPilot,Sycig but 90% of those gave me an error when I try them such as this software cannot be started on your device.

Is there any good GPS software/app which does not require an internet connection (pls not offline maps but like turn by turn app or similar.)

Thanks a lot.
 
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Personally i use Copilot live 8
maybe you could flash the phone to a clean stock ROM and then try again ??
Good Luck!!
 
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So I finally managed to fix it and get a fix on the satellites
Now my last problem is, I need a good turn by turn app that does not use internet (except maybe for downloading maps first time etc.)

Thanks.
 
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Hmm anyone?
 
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I'm using Navigon. You need an internet connection to download the maps. Following that, there is an option to turn off internet connection. Go to Menu>Settings - second option from the top.
 
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in my personal experience... you need to learn how to root, flash firmware, etc...
i'm also a noob and used to apple devices..
before my galaxy s get great firmware (thx xda-dev), i miss my iphone so much...
but after flashed with great firmware, everything working great, nice apps.. and so on,
also a great benefit for me, i know how to do those things... and i can say bye2 for my apple devices now.. even one great iphone 5 wont help me back to apple
just PM me if you need anyhelp
hope you enjoy your sgs as much as i do...
 
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in my personal experience... you need to learn how to root, flash firmware, etc...
i'm also a noob and used to apple devices..
before my galaxy s get great firmware (thx xda-dev), i miss my iphone so much...
but after flashed with great firmware, everything working great, nice apps.. and so on,
also a great benefit for me, i know how to do those things... and i can say bye2 for my apple devices now.. even one great iphone 5 wont help me back to apple
just PM me if you need anyhelp
hope you enjoy your sgs as much as i do...
Actually Im used to apple too and my phone was jailbroken too so I will root this one soon probably too. but yeah I could use some help
 
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So I downloaded Navigon and connected to my pc, installed maps used for couple of sec it was great app I have to say but then I started to crash on me every time ;(((
 
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So I downloaded Navigon and connected to my pc, installed maps used for couple of sec it was great app I have to say but then I started to crash on me every time ;(((
exact error here:

The application Navigon (process.com.navigon.navigtor_checkout_eu40) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again later.

All I can do is choose force close.

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