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[Q] GPS issues

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19th June 2014, 04:04 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys, ever since flashing a custom ROM onto my Verizon GS4, I've had issue with getting my phone's location. Given the location options on 4.4.3, the phone is able to get a rough location on the High Accuracy setting but can't do anything under Device Alone. As such, I'm pretty sure it's the GPS having issues. Others have had compass problems with the ROM I'm currently on, but everyone seems to be able to get a GPS lock when I can't. I've done a dirty flash, a clean flash, and even redownloaded the .zips from other locations in case the file was bad, but nothing has solved my problem. I use my phone's location settings for a variety of apps, so I'd really like to get it working again. Does anyone know of diagnostics I could perform? My hope is that it's just a software issue, and that I didn't do any permanent damage to the hardware. Thanks for the help!

(also, I'm posting here because I'm new to the forum and can't post in the developer threads yet)
19th June 2014, 05:04 PM   |  #2  
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Try faster fix in the play store. I've used it with several roms on several phones and it is very good
19th June 2014, 06:32 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by PurdueLumberjack

Hey guys, ever since flashing a custom ROM onto my Verizon GS4, I've had issue with getting my phone's location. Given the location options on 4.4.3, the phone is able to get a rough location on the High Accuracy setting but can't do anything under Device Alone. As such, I'm pretty sure it's the GPS having issues. Others have had compass problems with the ROM I'm currently on, but everyone seems to be able to get a GPS lock when I can't. I've done a dirty flash, a clean flash, and even redownloaded the .zips from other locations in case the file was bad, but nothing has solved my problem. I use my phone's location settings for a variety of apps, so I'd really like to get it working again. Does anyone know of diagnostics I could perform? My hope is that it's just a software issue, and that I didn't do any permanent damage to the hardware. Thanks for the help!

(also, I'm posting here because I'm new to the forum and can't post in the developer threads yet)

this is what I have done to get GPS working, I'm kitkat and echo v24 rom

1. I reflashed gigilies wifi fix in safestrap
2. installed gps status app from playstore
3. app found the satellites and now I have gps working
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20th June 2014, 04:37 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by decaturbob

this is what I have done to get GPS working, I'm kitkat and echo v24 rom

1. I reflashed gigilies wifi fix in safestrap
2. installed gps status app from playstore
3. app found the satellites and now I have gps working

I looked up the fix you're talking about. Others seem to have had success through the gps status apps available on the playstore. Unfortunately, they didn't have any effect on my phone. I'm still stuck at searching for GPS on any app that uses it. Those who had success seem to have had it with a ROM that originally worked, but lost the ability to successfully connect. My issue seems to be in the ROM itself, or at least that's what makes sense to me. Thanks for the advice and trying to help.
20th June 2014, 03:27 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by PurdueLumberjack

Hey guys, ever since flashing a custom ROM onto my Verizon GS4, I've had issue with getting my phone's location. Given the location options on 4.4.3, the phone is able to get a rough location on the High Accuracy setting but can't do anything under Device Alone. As such, I'm pretty sure it's the GPS having issues. Others have had compass problems with the ROM I'm currently on, but everyone seems to be able to get a GPS lock when I can't. I've done a dirty flash, a clean flash, and even redownloaded the .zips from other locations in case the file was bad, but nothing has solved my problem. I use my phone's location settings for a variety of apps, so I'd really like to get it working again. Does anyone know of diagnostics I could perform? My hope is that it's just a software issue, and that I didn't do any permanent damage to the hardware. Thanks for the help!

(also, I'm posting here because I'm new to the forum and can't post in the developer threads yet)

Did you try the faster fix app yet?
28th June 2014, 03:07 PM   |  #6  
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Did you try the faster fix app yet?

I have tried faster GPS (running 4.4.4, so faster fix is a no-no) with no success. It replaces the file detailing GPS information and the like, but I'm still stuck searching for GPS permanently.

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