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  1. Williaml99's Avatar
    I think this can easily be it's own thread when it comes to GPS NAV on Windows Phones and tablets as I am very interested and been doing for a long time.

    I can suggest you can trial Copilot. Slightly off from your Question PuckCowboy but I have noticed my self that Windows location seems to have issues with three sources GPS sensor, WIFI and cellular seem to fight each other. Seems that you can get different results if you have WIFI off or airplane mode on forcing Windows to use GPS really affects the performance of the App following your car. I know some of you also use Android and IOS along with Windows. I have never used those platforms but wonder if they have the same issues? I have read many threads on this subject and it does not seem to matter if it is Samsung, Nokia or HTC. It seems that Windows is the common thread. If this needs to be on it's own thread I apologize.
    12-21-2015 05:46 PM
  2. Kevin Houle1's Avatar
    Ok, in response to my own question, I learned through a little research that HERE Maps / Drive have essentially been replaced by Windows Maps. Would that be correct?

    I also installed Maps+ on my device (which I had on 8.1) and it looks like both are somewhat similar, although it looks like Maps+ uses Google services for some features.

    Does anyone have any recommendations on which, if either, is the best replacement for HERE Maps & Drive?

    (Also would love a good replacement for City Lens and Transit if possible. Or are they incorporated into Windows Maps as well?)

    Any and all info is truly appreciated!

    GPS voice navigation
    12-21-2015 10:37 PM
  3. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    GPS voice navigation
    After some research and a few suggestions, I tried out the native Windows Maps app and it is almost a clone of HERE Maps & HERE Drive combined. It does everything I want, so I'm just going to stick with it.

    Thanks for everyone's help. Minus a few glitchy things, I'm actually liking WM10 even more than 8.1 than I thought I would based on all the negative things I've read on the boards.

    I think the only thing I'm missing at the moment is a bit of the FB integration in the contacts and the way you could tell Cortana to play specific genres, albums, and songs. Right now, I can only get her to shuffle my entire collection. All other commands produce Bing searches.
    Last edited by PuckCowboy; 12-22-2015 at 12:33 PM.
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    12-21-2015 10:52 PM
  4. Williaml99's Avatar
    Not sure what happened but...some time after .36
    All my non built in apps (possibly all non universal apps) stopped working. It would just go to blank black screen. One by one (not a ton of apps) I would uninstall and reinstall and all would be good. Probably should have done hard reset after the .36 but have not yet.
    Thanks
    Bill
    12-22-2015 12:10 PM
  5. Williaml99's Avatar
    Apps quit working again. Had to hard reset. Hopefully for the best.
    12-23-2015 10:59 AM
  6. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Apps quit working again. Had to hard reset. Hopefully for the best.
    Odd, I haven't had any issues with apps that quit working. However, I di a hard reset after I downloaded .36 and installed my apps manually one by one again (no restore).
    12-23-2015 11:01 AM
  7. Williaml99's Avatar
    I think my new policy will be to always do hard reset after update. This time I thought it was a minor update and decided to be lazy. If you call side loading a root tool to get the update lazy. Hoping for the best.

    Thanks
    Bill
    12-23-2015 12:27 PM
  8. Williaml99's Avatar
    Merry Christmas
    12-25-2015 10:15 AM
  9. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Merry Christmas
    Merry Christmas everyone!
    12-25-2015 10:22 AM
  10. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    So I just noticed I'm unable to tether my with my ATIV SE on WM 10 but had no issues doing so on 8.1. I'm on Verizon and have made no changes to my account, but I'm getting an error code that says "call 611 or go to VerizonWireless.com to activate the feature." Any and all help is truly appreciated!
    12-26-2015 02:44 AM
  11. Tim Roering's Avatar
    I cant install tuneinradio and cant change make cortana german
    12-29-2015 04:01 PM
  12. djblitz's Avatar
    TuneIn ain't working for me either ...says not available or not compatible with device
    Last edited by djblitz; 12-29-2015 at 09:21 PM.
    12-29-2015 09:11 PM
  13. al3ooo's Avatar
    Anyone has noticed less battery drain after Hard Reset the device ?
    01-02-2016 09:26 AM
  14. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I think the only thing I'm missing at the moment is a bit of the FB integration in the contacts
    A Facebook quirk if I ever saw one. You need to go to settings in the FB app and allow it to sync your contacts. Then you need to make sure FB is checked in the People settings (Filter contact list). I had to do this same procedure on an Android phone (Note 4) recently as well so it's not a Windows thing.
    01-04-2016 02:51 PM
  15. djblitz's Avatar
    Anyone has noticed less battery drain after Hard Reset the device ?
    Didn't work at all. If I get 3 or 4grs off a full charge I'm lucky :/
    01-05-2016 06:32 AM
  16. js14873's Avatar
    I've been running .36 since around the day it came out and never did a hard reset. I did use the zombie reg editor to change the manufacturer and model back to their appropriate values, and other than a couple small bugs, things were going well. My battery life even seemed to be at least as good as it was with 8.1.

    Until around 1/1/2016...when my battery life went to crap. I went to bed last night with a full charge and was at 50% when I woke up 6 hours later. Yesterday I had charged overnight so I started full and was at critical before I left my office. Not a whole lot of use, since I sit at a computer all day.

    This morning I've also noticed a lot more interference noise out of my PC speaker that sits about a foot from my phone. it's been going almost constant now for 30 minutes and I haven't touched the phone. Whatever it's doing is probably what's draining the battery.

    Around the same time the live tile for the MSN Money app hasn't worked. So no more at-a-glance updates on the DJIA.

    Other bugs: WiFi settings crashes, haven't been able to get into it even once. Camera locks up when i tap the capture button while the flash is activated (either flash on or flash auto in a dark environment). I use the ATIV Camera app to take photos with flash. Oddly enough I've had no issues with any of the apps I've installed.

    EDIT: Late last week I turned my phone off and it wouldn't restart until I pulled the battery. After that, my battery life has been back to normal and my MSN Money live tile is working again. \_(ツ)_/
    Last edited by js14873; 01-11-2016 at 08:19 AM.
    01-05-2016 07:29 AM
  17. al3000's Avatar
    Anyone tried the last released build .63 ? Noticed better battery performance ?
    01-09-2016 04:15 AM
  18. Techru's Avatar
    How could we notice better battery on something that just came out and got loaded? Give it time so people can see if it is worth mentioning. For the few hours I have been running things, no noticeable changes, but I have never had battery issues on any of the builds.
    01-09-2016 10:53 AM
  19. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    I'm having an issue getting the latest build (x.63) When I go to Windows Insider, i keep getting the "Server Error" message saying it can't connect to the server. Anyone know how to fix this or get around this?

    Looking like I may be going back to 8.1 as well. Having some issues with a few apps, network connection dropping out, and the biggest thing is I can't get Tether to work. Any info on how to get the latest WM10 Insider Mobile Build on my phone is truly appreciated!
    01-11-2016 02:39 PM
  20. djblitz's Avatar
    Well if u have the 10 already build all u need to do is change the manufacturer and model name to the Nokia icon (rm-975 I think) and it shud update without an issue
    01-13-2016 04:48 AM
  21. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Well if u have the 10 already build all u need to do is change the manufacturer and model name to the Nokia icon (rm-975 I think) and it shud update without an issue
    I've been trying to do that with what seems no luck. I've used Root Tool V2 to change both items as instructed (In the other Win 10 Upgrade Thread for ATIV SE). The app looks like it's changing the values, but under "About Phone" in settings it says:

    Model: NOKIA SM-W750V

    I tried using the All Windows Registry and Samsung Registry options to change the values. It seems like it's only changing the manufacturer name and not the model using Root Tool V2.

    Is there any other app outside of Root Tool V2 I should be using? I'd like to upgrade to the latest build if possible and having a heck of a time getting Windows Insider to connect :( I've attached a screenshot of the error.error.jpg

    Any and all help is truly appreciated!
    Last edited by PuckCowboy; 01-13-2016 at 10:21 AM. Reason: Added screenshot
    01-13-2016 10:11 AM
  22. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    Your are inadvertently conflating 2 different items in the registry. There are separate entries for the actual phone model number and a "phone friendly" model number. The value displayed in the "about" screen is the "phone friendly" value, not the actual value used when doing the lookup for S/W update purposes.
    01-13-2016 02:32 PM
  23. PuckCowboy's Avatar
    Your are inadvertently conflating 2 different items in the registry. There are separate entries for the actual phone model number and a "phone friendly" model number. The value displayed in the "about" screen is the "phone friendly" value, not the actual value used when doing the lookup for S/W update purposes.
    Gotcha. So the next question is, how do I confirm I have the proper registry values on the phone to get the latest build? Is anyone else getting this message when trying to get the build?

    Thanks in advance for everyone's help with this! :)
    01-13-2016 03:40 PM
  24. Euell Gibbons's Avatar
    I just manually verified the values using the registry editor in the fake PFD app.

    I will warn you, though; I successfully got W10 installed on my SE, but it was really not very useful. Too many things didn't work right. I had to roll back to 8.1
    01-14-2016 10:08 AM
  25. theshowman's Avatar
    hi
    How do you roll back to 8.1 from WM10 on ATIV SE? Instructions would be very much appreciated?

    Another question, once on WM10, what registry editor can be used to edit the registry (for enabling tethering if not on verizon network, using an unlocked phone on a different network). I tried to use the PFD registry hack, but it didn't seem to make any difference.

    Also, there is always a mention of never to do a hard reset once on WM10 (upon changing registry) - is hard reset different than the "reset phone" that appears under "about" menu to do a factory reset/wipe data?

    Thanks
    01-22-2016 09:28 AM
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