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Wannabe Geek

# 38518 30-Jul-2009 23:04
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Hi guys,

have just got the nokia 5800 and im for ever having issues with the maps and gps software on it. I cant seem to get a signal on the gps nor the maps showing me my location. Can any one give me any pointers? have tried changing settings as per other forums but still no luck

Thanks in advance

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Master Geek

  # 240817 31-Jul-2009 07:49
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batherst8: Hi guys,

have just got the nokia 5800 and im for ever having issues with the maps and gps software on it. I cant seem to get a signal on the gps nor the maps showing me my location. Can any one give me any pointers? have tried changing settings as per other forums but still no luck

Thanks in advance

I have the same phone and had this problem, solved it by topping up. Worked a charm once I had money on my account. Weird eh? Prepaid on XT

I also suggest downloading as it's much better than Nokia Maps in my opinion

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  # 240821 31-Jul-2009 08:00
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Have you checked the site for new handset software


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  # 240828 31-Jul-2009 08:39
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Upgrade the version of Maps to 3.0 first and foremost.

Are you using the phone in online mode or offline mode?

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  # 240840 31-Jul-2009 08:53
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Make sure your outside in a clear space, doesn't work well inside or closed in areas.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 241055 31-Jul-2009 18:21
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Hi guys thanks for you replys,

iv treied changing a few more settings with no luck. tried using assisted gps settings on that vodafone advised me to do but i hear this may cost me money with data usage. vodafone also advise i may need to purchase navigation software from nokia? iv got the latest version of NZ maps that i installed with map loader. perhaps i need newer phone software?

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Uber Geek


  # 241070 31-Jul-2009 19:59
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Assisted GPS does use data but it is very minimal.

The latest version of firmware for the 5800 is V30.0.011

As mentioned, if you aren't using assisted GPS then you will need to be outside in an open sky area. There is no need to purchase anything to get Nokia Maps working.

The steps I would follow are:

Update your handsets firmware (using Nokia Software Updater)
Update your version of Maps to Maps 3.0 ( )
Use Map Loader 3.0 to update the maps data.

Once you've done all these, if you don't want to use data, go outside and walk around for 5 minutes. You should get a fix.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 241072 31-Jul-2009 20:02
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thanks alot for your suggestions brent ill try that out(once i get home from work) and post a reply to how it goes...


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  # 248489 19-Aug-2009 08:58
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Remember - to check your software/firmware version: go to the dialer keypad and dial *#0000#

It'll list all of the necessary info about your phone and then from options you can choose to check for updates.

as at today - there are no updates.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 248535 19-Aug-2009 09:55
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I have Maps 3.0 and v21.0.25 firmware on mine and the first time i used the GPS (non assisted as XT doesn't support it) it took about 15mins to get a satellite fix. Now it only takes about 30secs.
You should have a little satellite meter flashing in the lower RH corner. One yellow bar flashes while it searches, then green bars add in as it finds satellites

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