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Topic # 123409 6-Jul-2013 16:38
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My HTC Desire received an upgrade from 4.1 to 4.11 (I think, didn't study the msg)
now my GPS wont get a fix, see satellites but wont get a fix. its a bummer as I use to use it in the bush for recording item.
Any fix? Its both GPS essentials and New Zealand Topo Maps not working.

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  Reply # 850174 6-Jul-2013 17:14
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Have a bit of a google, there are A LOT of discussions about the latest JB upgrades breaking GPS. Some people are taking minutes before getting a fix. If you have a rooted device you may be able to help improve your time to fix.

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  Reply # 850211 6-Jul-2013 17:57
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Leave the device (GPS) on and put the handset outside where it has an unobstructed view of the sky. It could take 15 or so minutes to get a fix as it will need to download a new almanac from GPS satellites before you will get fast fixes.
(The almanac provides 'seed' data for you GPS engine so it knows what satellites to search for. Often in upgrades this data is deleted)

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  Reply # 850236 6-Jul-2013 19:17
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Sadly I have done that, 6 satellites fixed but no GPS fix...
 thanks all, fingers crossed the roll out a fix.

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  Reply # 850263 6-Jul-2013 21:12
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Found a fix, untick use GPS in Settings / Location
reboot then retick. all fixed.

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