1. Allyson13's Avatar
    Trying to get GPS to work with Google Maps.

    I've already downloaded AT&T Navigator for the free trial period in hopes of kick-starting the GPS to work with Google.

    Any other suggestions, oh great pundits of Fuze?
    01-04-2009 05:26 PM
  2. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    Sure, in google maps select the "Set manually" button and then set your com port to 4 and baud rate to 4800. Turn aGPS off. Then under Start>settings>system>external GPS set your GPS program port to COM4 and the GPS hardware port to none and baud rate to 4800.

    Then go outside and run a "Quick GPS" download then install and run "GPS Test". Then launch Google maps and select menu>"Use GPS.

    Lemme know if you have questions. I have linked to GPS test and attached Quick GPS if you dont already have them. http://classic.pocketgear.com/softwa...&associateid=9
    Last edited by jamespaulritter; 01-13-2009 at 06:41 PM.
    01-04-2009 06:47 PM
  3. aebiv's Avatar
    Disable aGPS, I've never had any luck with it on the Tilt or Fuze. Also, try playing with the baud rate, go as high as you can and work down from there... Can't remember the setting off of the top of my head that works the best, but COM4 is right.
    01-05-2009 03:36 PM
  4. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    01-05-2009 07:32 PM
  5. Allyson13's Avatar
    ... much snippage

    Lemme know if you have questions. ...
    It works!

    w00t!

    I've just added the gps test, but it seems that my problem was that I was indoors. Once I was on the bus, I could watch our progress via Google maps.

    If I have any complaint it's that the GPS eats up battery life.

    Thank you again. You are the best!!!
    01-10-2009 09:41 PM
  6. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    I had a ton of trouble today myself so I decided to turn off aGPS and what do ya know,,,, GPS Test works much better with aGPS off. Thanks aebiv.
    01-13-2009 06:42 PM
  7. bclinger's Avatar
    I have always allowed Windows to control this function. Will this work in an area with no signal or does it still require contact with the cell network?
    01-14-2009 10:06 PM
  8. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    I have always allowed Windows to control this function. Will this work in an area with no signal or does it still require contact with the cell network?
    Live Search, google maps nor GPS Test require a connection but of course you would have to have all the maps you need cached.
    01-15-2009 06:53 AM
  9. bclinger's Avatar
    Yes, that dawned on me after I asked the question. Thank you for the confirmation.
    01-15-2009 01:57 PM
  10. jamespaulritter's Avatar
    Well after several ROMs, working with many GPS programs I have forund that using NATF's ROM is the key to GPS locks on the Fuze http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=469450 I get a lock with in 10 seconds every time. I have been using it for a month now and it works every time. Thanks NATF
    05-26-2009 05:57 AM

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