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Help GPS issues after 2.1 Update

Deja Vu all over again... I know I replied earlier in another thread that everything since the 2.1 upgrade has been great - but sadly; that is no longer true.

We took a trip over the weekend and suddenly the GPS is taking forever (like 2 minutes) to find current location and half the time not even able to. We had a Droid (also on 2.1) along and it had no problem immediately getting GPS links in all of the same exact locations.

Sad... been loving my Moment and 2.1 but this is a SERIOUS issue??? :(

/BD :cool:
I had this issue the very first time I used Sprint Navigation just four days ago.:mad:

I was late to where I was going because the phone lost the GPS signal and just stopped showing progress on the navigation screen. I had to pull off the road and wait ten minutes while the stupid phone rebooted. It did work after the reboot.

I sure hope this isn't something I will have to do every time I want to use Sprint Navigation.

Up until that point I was considering giving away my Magellan GPS device but I guess I better keep it as a backup now.
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I get the same issue I see some of you having. I was out of town all week, and really needed the GPS to work. It would find my location just fine at first, but it seems like it would lock up after 10-20 minutes almost every time. The only way to get a signal again was to reboot the phone. Definitely moving to a different phone as soon as my upgrade is available.
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Following the advice given here a few weeks back, I had my phone exchanged by Sprint. The replacement had only CL14 so I immediately upgraded to 2.1 release from Sprint. GPS works perfectly now whereas my other Moment never worked anywhere or at any time. Used it all day yesterday for hiking, driving and locating stores and pointsof interest perfectly. Even when phone signal disappeared, gps was still working! Must have been bad Moments in the beginning I assume, I was an early owner.
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Just an update on the problem of my GPS(Sprint Navigation) shutting off after roughly twenty minutes.

As it turned out, it was an app on my phone that was causing the problem.

I uninstalled all but like three Android Market downloaded apps. I used the Sprint Navigation for five hours nonstop on a trip today. It worked excellent, I had zero problems with it.

I wish I could say what app was causing the problem, but I uninstalled something like fifteen apps. I'm not sure at all which was causing the trouble.
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A couple of us were discussing this in another post. Don't know why, but if you use the free app GPS Test it improves lock and accuracy of other GPS programs. I run it first and then open the other apps. Just takes 5 secs more. May not work for everyone, but it does for me and a few others.
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