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 Did GPS solution found in 3GS 4.1 of BB 06.15?
Unread 12-30-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Icon5 Did GPS solution found in 3GS 4.1 of BB 06.15?

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Did anyone found the GPS solution in 3GS 4.1 of BB 06.15? I'm desperately looking for solution so that my GPS application can start work in my 3GS.

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Unread 12-31-2010, 12:24 AM   #2
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I don't think anyone can tell you what the solution is until you more accurately articulate your issue.

For instance, I have an intermittent issue with my 3GS where GPS refuses to "lock" on a signal and I can only use the aGPS triangulation side which is hardly accurate.
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Unread 12-31-2010, 07:52 AM   #3
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I don't think anyone can tell you what the solution is until you more accurately articulate your issue.

For instance, I have an intermittent issue with my 3GS where GPS refuses to "lock" on a signal and I can only use the aGPS triangulation side which is hardly accurate.
hahhahahahha. Class is now in session.
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 GPS Applications on BB 06.15???
Unread 12-31-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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GPS Applications on BB 06.15???

I mean the GPS applications r not at all working after i upgraded to BB 06.15. Earlier my phone is on BB of 05.14.02, but it's locked though and the GPS applications were used to work fine. However when I unlocked my phone and upgraded to BB 06.15 automatically (dont have the much knowledge about the consequences that time) and since then the GPS applications are not at all working. PUBBY.



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I don't think anyone can tell you what the solution is until you more accurately articulate your issue.

For instance, I have an intermittent issue with my 3GS where GPS refuses to "lock" on a signal and I can only use the aGPS triangulation side which is hardly accurate.
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Unread 12-31-2010, 11:41 AM   #5
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I've seen a few different solutions to the issue you describe. You may have to try one or all of them to see which works for you.

(1) Slightly thump the back of your phone a few times. (Geek Term: Technical Tap). Sometimes this fixes whatever ails the phone. No, not an elegant solution - but others have reported success.


(2) Go Into Settings > General:

- Turn off 3G
- Turn off Location Services
- Turn off Auto Lock
- Network > Cellular Data Network > *(see notes) Hit Reset Settings

* If you are unlocked and using a non-official Iphone carrier before you do this step make sure to write down all your network settings (mms Prox, MMSC, MMS UA prof, etc.) because they will not automatically refill. You'll have to retype them in manually. Also, if you ran any custom hacks (Like the Cydia TMobile MMS picture hack) you may need to go back into Cydia and reinstall them.

- Power down the phone and power up again. Go outside and turn on location services. It may take the phone a few minutes to acquire a good signal so wait at least 3 minutes before making a determination as to whether it worked.



(3) There's one more fix solution, but it requires you going into the terminal and playing with the UNIX hardcoding. Since you said you're not technical, I'm not going to post it just yet.


(4) If none of the above work, you could have a genuinely defective GPS chip. I've heard it's not exactly uncommon the 3GS. I don't think you can go back down from the 6.15 baseband to mask your tracks, but it wouldn't hurt to see if you can return it for a refurb device at an Apple store. Just get rid of the Cydia jailbreak stuff before you do to not make it so obvious.
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Is there any other way to fix the 6.15 BB GPS problem
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Unread 01-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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(3) There's one more fix solution, but it requires you going into the terminal and playing with the UNIX hardcoding. Since you said you're not technical, I'm not going to post it just yet.
Go on then - what's your option 3???
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Go on then - what's your option 3???
Nix that. I just tried it and it didn't work. It basically involves going in to your cache and flushing the data. But it had no success. My GPS is still fucked. If you go to the General Help section there's a large thread about it and people are reporting the same issue and what fixes they've tried.
Appears we're all screwed until Dev Team finds a fix - if they ever do. :smh:
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Unread 01-07-2011, 08:54 AM   #9
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any news on that dreaded gps issue with baseband 06.15.00 ?
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Unread 01-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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im getting so sick of waiting i need my gps to get around!
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it doesnt bother me much.. i still use the gps on the phone. i just follow the turn by turn text direction it lays out for me. i just quit relying on the little blue dot.
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my gps working fine 06.15 4.2.1 iphone 3gs
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my gps working fine 06.15 4.2.1 iphone 3gs
Consider yourself one of the fortunate ones then.
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mine is working too, 4.1 bb 06.15
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well, if that is the case with some of you fortunate ones...mind telling us your specs, i.e. exactly which firmware are u using - link?!

might be a chance that is the interrim solution....
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mine is working too, 4.1 bb 06.15
prove it!!!!!!!!!
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well, if that is the case with some of you fortunate ones...mind telling us your specs, i.e. exactly which firmware are u using - link?!

might be a chance that is the interrim solution....
greetz
If there was a chance for an interim solution, I hope whomever has it will post it.
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 didnt workout...
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didnt workout...

option 1 and 2 didnt work out. Option 3 and 4 are out of my limitation.


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I've seen a few different solutions to the issue you describe. You may have to try one or all of them to see which works for you.

(1) Slightly thump the back of your phone a few times. (Geek Term: Technical Tap). Sometimes this fixes whatever ails the phone. No, not an elegant solution - but others have reported success.


(2) Go Into Settings > General:

- Turn off 3G
- Turn off Location Services
- Turn off Auto Lock
- Network > Cellular Data Network > *(see notes) Hit Reset Settings

* If you are unlocked and using a non-official Iphone carrier before you do this step make sure to write down all your network settings (mms Prox, MMSC, MMS UA prof, etc.) because they will not automatically refill. You'll have to retype them in manually. Also, if you ran any custom hacks (Like the Cydia TMobile MMS picture hack) you may need to go back into Cydia and reinstall them.

- Power down the phone and power up again. Go outside and turn on location services. It may take the phone a few minutes to acquire a good signal so wait at least 3 minutes before making a determination as to whether it worked.



(3) There's one more fix solution, but it requires you going into the terminal and playing with the UNIX hardcoding. Since you said you're not technical, I'm not going to post it just yet.


(4) If none of the above work, you could have a genuinely defective GPS chip. I've heard it's not exactly uncommon the 3GS. I don't think you can go back down from the 6.15 baseband to mask your tracks, but it wouldn't hurt to see if you can return it for a refurb device at an Apple store. Just get rid of the Cydia jailbreak stuff before you do to not make it so obvious.
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Unread 01-15-2011, 11:23 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Heist View Post
I've seen a few different solutions to the issue you describe. You may have to try one or all of them to see which works for you.

(1) Slightly thump the back of your phone a few times. (Geek Term: Technical Tap). Sometimes this fixes whatever ails the phone. No, not an elegant solution - but others have reported success.


(2) Go Into Settings > General:

- Turn off 3G
- Turn off Location Services
- Turn off Auto Lock
- Network > Cellular Data Network > *(see notes) Hit Reset Settings

* If you are unlocked and using a non-official Iphone carrier before you do this step make sure to write down all your network settings (mms Prox, MMSC, MMS UA prof, etc.) because they will not automatically refill. You'll have to retype them in manually. Also, if you ran any custom hacks (Like the Cydia TMobile MMS picture hack) you may need to go back into Cydia and reinstall them.

- Power down the phone and power up again. Go outside and turn on location services. It may take the phone a few minutes to acquire a good signal so wait at least 3 minutes before making a determination as to whether it worked.



(3) There's one more fix solution, but it requires you going into the terminal and playing with the UNIX hardcoding. Since you said you're not technical, I'm not going to post it just yet.


(4) If none of the above work, you could have a genuinely defective GPS chip. I've heard it's not exactly uncommon the 3GS. I don't think you can go back down from the 6.15 baseband to mask your tracks, but it wouldn't hurt to see if you can return it for a refurb device at an Apple store. Just get rid of the Cydia jailbreak stuff before you do to not make it so obvious.

Hi, same problem, mine is 3g.. Could you pls post option3 instructions?

thnx....
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Unread 02-01-2011, 08:59 AM   #20
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Here's the guide to flush locationid cache data:
1. Go back to the home screen.
2. Open Terminal or establish a SSH connection. Note that these commands are case sensitive (capitalization matters). If you're using Terminal, you need to log in as root to run these commands. To log in as root type 'su' and enter the root password 'alpine' when it asks.
3. Type the following, it will terminate the locationd process (the process will restart next time your iPhone uses the GPS):
killall -9 locationd
If the above command says no matching processes found, that just means locationd isn't currently running and you can continue to the next step.
4. Type the following, it will delete the GPS cache (don't worry about deleting the cache, it'll rebuild itself next time your iPhone uses the GPS):
rm -rf /var/root/Library/Caches/locationd
5. Open Maps, your GPS should be working now.
Howewer it didn't work for me too
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