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Master Geek

Topic # 54582 18-Dec-2009 15:18
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Have been trying to get my GPS software working on my i900 and no go, even with good old Google Maps.  Have downloaded GPS Viewer and it's noted that Com port 9 is working but when I startup Google maps with an internet connection to boot I get nothing.  Any Ideas or helpful advice.  I'd even consider buying a software package if I knew it was going to work?  Ideas greatfully accepted.


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  Reply # 284713 22-Dec-2009 21:24
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Hi there, 

I have an i900 and have no trouble at all with using GPS in fact it stopped me from getting lost at the weekend. I didn't really have to do anything, it just seemed to work.

 In the External GPS settings the first tab is 'Programs' and it's set on Com3, the next tab is Hardware and it's on Com9 and Baud rate (whatever that is) is on 4800 and the third tab is Access and it has 'Manage GPS automatically' checked. Also on Enhanced GPS Settings I think I enabled Xtra at one stage and it downloaded something  but it's now disabled. 

I just click on Google maps, click on directions, put in where I want to go etc, click on "Use GPS" and wait for it to find some satellites (it usually finds about 6 or 7)and away it goes. I'm with 2degrees and I checked my data usage when I got home and found it had only cost me 45 cents for my round trip. The only thing it lacks is voice. 

 There is GPS Software called Amaze but it kept freezing my phone so I downloaded a free one called Nav4All which I haven't had time to play around with yet. 

Good luck with getting it working :)

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  Reply # 284740 22-Dec-2009 23:14
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Hey thank you Jillann,

Seems that me living right next to the Southern Alps was causing a few problems connecting.  Once I moved a half a km down the road everything started kicking in.  Google Maps started up and the kids had great fun letting me know what the next road was.  Have downloaded Nav4all and am dying to go for a drive tomorrow to check things out.  Needless to say I've grabbed the 100mb a month with Vodafone to keep it going.

Nice to know there is other Omnia i900 users out there...I would love to stay in touch if thats ok.



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  Reply # 284755 23-Dec-2009 07:02
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Hi Brett

I'm glad you finally got it working and good luck with Nav4All, I'll give it a try myself at the weekend.

You are welcome to keep in touch :)


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