GPS (possible issue)

GPS working for you?


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arcticreaver

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Apr 19, 2010
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i downloaded that gps status app. seems like the unit is not getting a lock. the screen has that loading circle all the time.

i reset all cached gps data and downloaded gps assistance data. but nothing.
 

nxp3

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Apr 26, 2011
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GPS

Seeing how a lot of people got their prime no one else come up to say their GPS is broken...Hope everyone is smart enough to test it out when they get it. It's a deal breaker for me if it doesn't work. I mean it's not too big of a deal, but I want every part working!
 

arcticreaver

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Apr 19, 2010
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Alhambra
Seeing how a lot of people got their prime no one else come up to say their GPS is broken...Hope everyone is smart enough to test it out when they get it. It's a deal breaker for me if it doesn't work. I mean it's not too big of a deal, but I want every part working!

same here. just want everything to be working.
 

nxp3

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Apr 26, 2011
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more tests please

Some more people need to test, if this thing is not working, I'm not picking it up at gamestop tomorrow.
 

acidus.

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Aug 18, 2010
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It would be a deal breaker for me. I'm planning on replacing an iPad 1, which I use to track areas for search and rescue. More feedback on the GPS would be appreciated.
 

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    I felt compelled to register and post because I see a lot of misinformation here. Let's get a few facts straight...

    -GPS does not require the use of a WiFi(802.11) or cellular(2G/3G/4G) connection to get a first fix
    -Some implementations of GPS have the capability to use WiFi and/or cellular connections as an option to help speed up time to first fix. This is called AGPS and only affects time to first fix.
    -Accuracy of GPS typically does not increase with WiFi or cellular connection. In other words, once a fix is obtained, GPS accuracy is the same whether WiFi or cellular connections are present. I say typically though because there are some advanced systems that use off device servers to do some heavy computations and then relay device location back to the device through WiFi or cellular. I doubt this is the case with the TF201.
    -Some devices have no GPS and just use WiFi or cellular data to provide a very rough (e.g. 200m) location accuracy. THIS IS NOT GPS.

    I believe the TF201 has a GPS system that uses WiFi to help speed up time to first fix. That said, WiFi should not be required in the TF201 when trying to get a first fix, and the lack of WiFi should only extend the time to first fix.

    Given the symptoms people are reporting, and the fact that it is not consistent from device to device, I also believe the problem plaguing the TF201 is hardware related and specifically related to the GPS's receive sensitivity. Perhaps there is some variation in antenna impedance from tablet to tablet. This could be caused by something as trivial and devastating such as manufacturing intolerances that cause the aluminum metal casing to inadvertently touch an antenna and screw up the receive path impedance.
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    So I just got my replacement ATP. Before I took the first one I got back to
    Best buy I shot a comparison video for the GPS. The Second one I got has a
    working GPS. Its not as strong as it should be but its working. The first one..
    nothing.

    Both on my car hood in my driveway on a clear night with full view of the sky.
    It took about 1 minute for the one with a working gps to get any signal. The
    signal strenth seemed to fluctuate a lot.

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    Who'd listen to you? You're an idiot. :)

    I suggest people trying to get a fix without holding the tablet. Try laying it on its face and back and see if you can get a fix.
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    Hello fellow members. I know this is not a fix but a workaround to have navigation working assuming you have a smartphone with bluetooth tethering .

    I have the transformer prime nonrooted and evo 4g running cm7.1.

    I used this how to video

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=/watch?v=d43uq-gzI_I&v=d43uq-gzI_I&gl=US

    I first blutooth tether to get internet access. Uses less battery. (I didnt follow his wifi tethering instructions )

    Make phone discoverable connect tablet. Hit pair on both devices, then connect internet on tablet bluetooth setting ( once done i turn off discoverable on phone)

    Then enable the phones gps app (gps over bt, market free )left discoverable at 30. (I change this to 5 still works fine)

    On the tablet i went to settings application setting enable mock location

    I then launched the tablet gps app (bluetooth gps, market free by googoo ) and enable mock location. Then hit the connect button. And thats it.

    Add the widget tablet. Done.

    Hopefully ics does fix this problem

    I love my evo 4g with cm7. Does everthing i need

    Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using xda premium
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    not getting a single sat here. coming from a Galaxy S, this isn't new to me...
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