1. uhh3234's Avatar
    hi, i've almost given up but wanted to see if there was any thing new on this issue.

    the gps still doesn't work on my 3gs.
    03-12-2010 12:23 AM
  2. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    are you trying it outside with a clear view of the sky
    03-12-2010 02:40 AM
  3. uhh3234's Avatar
    are you trying it outside with a clear view of the sky
    ya, i've tried everywhere.

    with "location services" on, my phone can never find where i'm at. my gps program doesn't ever find my location either.
    03-12-2010 08:36 PM
  4. uhh3234's Avatar
    when i call 911 in the middle of nowhere, it works.
    03-12-2010 08:51 PM
  5. iquinn's Avatar
    when i call 911 in the middle of nowhere, it works.
    So you called 911 to test this? I'm calling BS, either you are making this all up or your 3GS is faulty. Either way you are not giving good info so that people can help you out. And if you did call 911 to test this then shame on you.
    03-12-2010 10:47 PM
  6. uhh3234's Avatar
    i bought the phone without a plan, so i had to jailbreak it so it would work. then i had to use push fix to make the wifi, and youtube work.

    when i try and get a gps signal in airplane mode or in the woods it just searches for 20 mins and gives up.

    when i call 911, i get straight through and can talk to them fine. i've done it in the middle of nowhere.

    in the city when i used google maps once, it could follow where i was driving but i'm not sure if that was because every building in vancouver probably has wifi, or if the gps actually worked.
    03-12-2010 11:14 PM
  7. flyingember's Avatar
    It's a-gps. It uses cell towers for part of the lock
    03-12-2010 11:49 PM
  8. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Yes. Wifi has nothing to do with the gps chip.
    03-13-2010 12:00 AM
  9. uhh3234's Avatar
    so will it never work like a true gps?
    Last edited by uhh3234; 03-13-2010 at 01:09 AM.
    03-13-2010 12:57 AM
  10. iquinn's Avatar
    so will it never like a true gps?
    What are you talking about. If you have a cell signal then you your GPS should work. Once again the information that you are giving is not really helping. Did you mean to say "so it will never WORK like a true gps"? Not trying to flame you but I really don't understand what your issue is. If you get a signal on your phone then you should be able to use the GPS, if not then there is an issue either with the jailbreak or the iPhone itself.
    03-13-2010 01:09 AM
  11. uhh3234's Avatar
    i've never had a sim card in my phone and have never used it like a cellphone. i was told it would work like a gps device for hiking and such.
    03-13-2010 01:31 AM
  12. iquinn's Avatar
    i've never had a sim card in my phone and have never used it like a cellphone. i was told it would work like a gps device for hiking and such.
    Okay that's it I'm done. You just answered your own question. FIY you should have done your homework before you bought a smartphone that you did not want to use as a phone, why didn't you just get an iPod Touch? Mods could you all close this thread? Thanx
    03-13-2010 02:10 AM
  13. uhh3234's Avatar
    an ipod touch does not have a camera, or a compass.
    03-13-2010 02:54 AM
  14. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Your GPS does not need a cell tower to get a lock, it will lock quicker having A-GPS (assisted GPS) but your iPhone does not need a cell connection to work... Are you in the states? Is your phone unlocked? Did you buy your phone from Apple or an authorized dealer? (if not is is a real iPhone or a clone)
    03-13-2010 09:22 PM
  15. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Your Jailbreak could of messed up the hardware, if you google "jailbreaking GPS trouble" you will see a bunch of fixes for having no GPS connection... Google is your friend

    start here google the rest yourself
    GPS, WiFi, YouTube Fix After Blackra1n Jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.2 - blackra1n, blackra1n rc3, blackra1n wifi fix, blackrain, blacksn0w, blacksn0w wifi fix, blacksnow, gps fix, iphone 3.1.2 fix, iphone 3.1.2 wifi fix, jailbreak iphone, jailbreak iPhon
    03-13-2010 09:26 PM
  16. uhh3234's Avatar
    thanks. i bought the phone from telus, in BC, Canada. it was a struggle because they did not want to sell it to me without a plan. someone stole my macbook, cellphone, camcorder and some other stuff, so i wanted to replace everything quick and for cheap.


    right away i started to google and did blackrain jailbreak, push/wifi/gps fix, and started to make a winterboard theme and download apps. i tried a bunch of "fixes" but none worked for the GPS. i keep it in airplane mode, because i live in the woods and its usually just being an ipod for when i'm biking.

    when i try and use "trails" app, it just searches for a while until it says "cannot aquire signal, please restart phone"

    i just havn't been on the computer lately and was wondering if there was a fix for this gps stuff and also the need for a computer when restarting a jailbroken phone.
    Last edited by uhh3234; 03-14-2010 at 12:35 AM.
    03-14-2010 12:32 AM
  17. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    someone stole my macbook, cellphone, camcorder and some other stuff, so i wanted to replace everything quick and for cheap.


    i keep it in airplane mode, because i live in the woods and its usually just being an ipod for when i'm biking.

    So now you have a sim card? make up your mind
    03-14-2010 01:11 AM
  18. uhh3234's Avatar
    no i've never had a sim card in this iphone.
    03-14-2010 04:24 AM
  19. iquinn's Avatar
    So now you have a sim card? make up your mind
    You see why I gave up on this thread, this guy just does not get it.
    03-14-2010 05:01 AM
  20. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    You see why I gave up on this thread, this guy just does not get it.
    I agree, I'm done... Its one story after another, not sure what his agenda is
    03-14-2010 07:26 AM
  21. chobbs1's Avatar
    Isn't the problem just as simple as being in airplane mode? When I turn on airane mode I too cannot get a lock on gps. If I understand correctly airplane mode stops all transmissions and cannot receive any data from any source.
    03-14-2010 01:00 PM
  22. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    Isn't the problem just as simple as being in airplane mode? When I turn on airane mode I too cannot get a lock on gps. If I understand correctly airplane mode stops all transmissions and cannot receive any data from any source.
    correct
    he does not get this, and will not accept this
    03-14-2010 04:57 PM
  23. uhh3234's Avatar
    well no one told me that. i'm going to try it right now.
    03-14-2010 09:16 PM
  24. uhh3234's Avatar
    ok, i got out of airplane mode, and restarted my phone, went outside away from all trees, and it still could not find my location.

    is there something wrong with the phone? or is it like this for everyone with no sim card?
    03-14-2010 09:27 PM
  25. uhh3234's Avatar
    before buying this i asked on another forum whether you needed to be in cell range for the gps to work, and the answer i got was no, it works everywhere.

    therefore i thought that it would work without a sim card as well.
    03-15-2010 01:53 AM
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