Fixing N900 GPS locking

The Problem

So as I mentioned in my earlier post I had lots of troubles getting GPS locking lately on my N900 which I regularly use for tracking when running. After switching and trying all apps that I was able to find – GPS Recorder, GPS desktop widget, Marble, eCoach and OVI Maps I’ve come to the conclusion that the problems is not in the applications, but rather the GPS device. Initially my thoughts were that it was completely broken as hardware, as I’ve used it quite often and it was always working as expected until recently when it completely failed on me.

The Fix

In the end after lots of searching I’ve found a fix that proved me wrong that it is HW issue, but rather a software one. The only thing that I’ve done was to switch the server used by the A-GPS from the original to – works like a charm, locks in a matter of seconds – even inside my apartment 🙂 Just go to Settings -> Location on your device and change the Location server

Well – finally I’m back on track with eCoach …

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24 thoughts on “Fixing N900 GPS locking

  1. […] Fixing N900 GPS locking « Random thoughts on different matters says: 27/10/2011 at 22:09 […]

  2. Danial Sharom Nizan says:

    thank you so much.finally my GPS back to normal and i can check-in places 🙂

  3. Tofe says:

    Oh, thanks a lot ! Now my N900 is back on track 🙂

  4. Nespa says:


  5. nvcleemp says:

    Thanks, the GPS on my E52 never worked, but now is working fine.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Same symptoms as you. Now working again as brand new, thanks!

  7. Lucas Chiesa says:

    Thanks! Worked like a charm.

  8. John says:

    wow!! thanks from Chile !!

  9. Thanks, thanks, thanks !!

  10. Anonymous says:

    thank so much

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, so much. Raman Chawla.

  12. chatumao says:

    saubere aktion, alter!;)

  13. Akash says:

    thanx buddy

  14. fafo says:

    thanks for the tip.perfect

  15. Michele Mazza says:

    I thought it was the location server, and was looking for another one.
    Thank you for sharing.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a ton from India as wll

  17. Sharath says:

    awww man… You just saved me from crushing my mobile 🙂

    Thanks a lot…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Thank you my friend. Greetings from Turkey

  19. Anonymous says:

    ❤ ❤ ❤

  20. ilo0 says:

    Your post is still helping desperate N900 GPS users! Thanks!

  21. Anybody says:

    Thanks 🙂

  22. Anonymous says:

    Thanks yar

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks a lot yar but i need more could i get the street view in more clear

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