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m.carroll

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2008
489
3
Gainesville, FL
Hey all, I picked up my Fuze yesterday at a local AT&T store, and I'm really happy with it with the exception of one thing: I can't get the GPS to work. I've downloaded Google Maps Mobile, installed it. I ran QuickGPS to download the latest satellite data, and Google Maps still just sits there and says "Seeking GPS Satellites (0)..."

Any ideas or any settings I need before this works?

SOLUTION:
If you've installed AT&T Navigator, uninstall it. Be sure to call 611 and make sure that you were not charged the GPS service charge on this month's cycle.

Either the HTC guy didn't know his stuff, or this just happens to work around the "Telenav-Only" Block.

I've successfully gotten repeated locks on Google Maps without the use of Telenav. It's not even installed. Here's the procedure to get a (relatively) fast GPS lock:


  1. If you don't already have it, download Advanced Configuration Tool v3.3 (or newer) (see here: http://touchxperience.com/en/advanced-configuration-tool.html) (needs .Net Compact Framework 3.5. see here: http://www.modaco.com/content/windo...act-framework-3-5-without-upgrading-your-rom/).
  2. In the Advanced Configuration Tool go to GPS. Make sure the subsettings are as follows: (the last one is 32KB if you were wondering)
    • Assisted GPS: Enabled
    • Log file: \windows\GPSLogFile.txt
    • Old log file: \windows\GPSLogFileBack.txt
    • Max. log file size: 32768
  3. Next, download and install GPS Test 1.04 (http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=129672&d=1226619670)
  4. Now, every time after a soft-reset (or each day) you want to use the GPS, perform the following actions:
    1. Run QuickGPS and download new satellite info.
    2. Run GPS Test (ensure that GPS settings are on COM4 and a baud rate of 38400).
    3. GPS Test will give you a bar and a signal strength indicator for each satellite. The fix process can take a couple minutes, but just give it some time. Upon getting a 3D lock, it will display "GPS Running".
    4. At this point, you can exit GPS Test and open up Google Maps, TomTom, Garmin, iGo, whatever map tool you use. The navigation app should get a quick (< 30 seconds) fix with anywhere from 7-10 satellites depending on location. It will continue to do this until a long duration of time has passed (I'm talking 5-10 hrs (haven't tested)) or until a Soft-Reset.
This procedure worked for me. I don't know if it'll work for everybody, but I think it's pretty reasonable, the wait time isn't too long for a GPS fix. Good luck and god speed, gentlemen. Let me know if this works for y'all or not.
 
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slyng1

Senior Member
Oct 8, 2007
59
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Hey all, I picked up my Fuze yesterday at a local AT&T store, and I'm really happy with it with the exception of one thing: I can't get the GPS to work. I've downloaded Google Maps Mobile, installed it. I ran QuickGPS to download the latest sattelite data, and Google Maps still just sits there and says "Seeking GPS Satellites (0)..."

Any ideas or any settings I need before this works?

Mine does too - I think you may want to check out the numerous GPS threads on here on how people corrected theirs. I have been busy doing other stuff to worry about the GPS, so I haven't tried any of their advice, but there are Tons of threads on the GPS issue.
 

hopper13

Senior Member
Nov 7, 2008
237
0
Gladwyne, PA
Hey all, I picked up my Fuze yesterday at a local AT&T store, and I'm really happy with it with the exception of one thing: I can't get the GPS to work. I've downloaded Google Maps Mobile, installed it. I ran QuickGPS to download the latest sattelite data, and Google Maps still just sits there and says "Seeking GPS Satellites (0)..."

Any ideas or any settings I need before this works?

Mine works, but so far only at home sitting in an east-facing window. Have you tried calling HTC Support? I called about another matter and got an answer right away. The US number is: 866-449-8358.

Let us know how you make out if you call!
 

xviiivx

Senior Member
May 15, 2007
99
2
i'll look into it, although i didnt think it was the same issue...

Most people are just complaining about lag, but there are a few posts about people having trouble getting a fix. It looks like tomtom and the gps tool are trying, but they just won't get a fix. I even stood outside in the cold for 30 minutes, and it never would work. I made all the changes with advanced config and also the manual registry changes... pretty much every suggestion I've found in all the other threads, but nothing works. If I happen to come across a solution, I'll definitely pass it on... but I'm less than optimistic at this point.
 

bwzippy

Member
Jun 29, 2007
39
3
I had the same issue - I grabbed the Diamond TomTom cab (from diamond forum - no maps needed) and was able to see the progress of locking in the satelites.. It took about 10 minutes of the phone sitting outside to get a lock for GPS. Now that it has locked once (I have rebooted several times btw) it seems to pick up the lock a lot faster.

And.. I have not tweaked my GPS settings and a-gps is still enabled.

The GPS is a little shotty if you ask me.. I'm sure something will be changed in software down the road to speed up getting a lock.
 

bwzippy

Member
Jun 29, 2007
39
3
Not sure if this will help or not, but I had mucked with my GPS com port settings (under Settings, GPS Settings).

For Programs: Com4
For Hardware: (None)
Baud Rate 4800

For Access: Manage GPS automatically (recommended) --- Is checked.

In Google Maps, I have the "Managed by Windows" radio button selected.

Doing that allowed me to pull up the satellites in about 10 mins the first time, then a lot more quickly after that.

I have no idea what that actually did, but it made GPS work in google maps for me.

I think it would be a good idea to get a program that shows you GPS lock status, so you can see which satellites are detected and their signal strength. Other than that, just leave the phone outside with a clear view of the sky for a little while and see what happens.
 

wmserver

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2007
496
0
Hey all, I picked up my Fuze yesterday at a local AT&T store, and I'm really happy with it with the exception of one thing: I can't get the GPS to work. I've downloaded Google Maps Mobile, installed it. I ran QuickGPS to download the latest sattelite data, and Google Maps still just sits there and says "Seeking GPS Satellites (0)..."

Any ideas or any settings I need before this works?

I had the same problem at work. I think GPS will work outside. Mine started working with Google Map and Live Search when I was driving.

If that still doesn't work, try install at&t navigator. Maybe it will unlock the GPS.
 

GKMan

Member
Feb 28, 2007
31
0
Cherry Hill NJ
GPS solution

Hi all I spoke with HTC and you need to download and enable Telenav to activate the GPS. It did not ask me to sign up there is basic turn by turn once it is downloaded and gives you the option to upgrade. Once telenav was installed google maps found satelites within 30 seconds. hope this helps:)
 

wmm

Senior Member
Jun 23, 2007
667
66
Sudbury, MA
Ah, that explains why it worked for me -- when I bought my Fuze, I let the salesman sign me up for the 30-day free trial of Telenav. I expect to cancel it, but I was curious to see what it was like.
 

m.carroll

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2008
489
3
Gainesville, FL
i agree, it is shady, but in the end, it works. i got a perfect signal (locked into 6 satellites) with google maps, almost instantly (after connecting once with telenav).

its smart on at&t's part, but now i'm going to look at the cab and see if i can find what makes it work!