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    Well I noticed on the DM (application
    loader that I have the option to use
    My Bb gps. Once I clicked to install
    It started to run the app loader. After
    a while my Bb will shut off and I get
    "Fatal error", what gives?


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    Not sure. I've never had the privilege of using a BlackBerry with GPS before. What part of DM are you referring to specifically?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz View Post
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    Well I noticed on the DM (application
    loader that I have the option to use
    My Bb gps. Once I clicked to install
    It started to run the app loader. After
    a while my Bb will shut off and I get
    "Fatal error", what gives?
    Blackberry Bold is a Build in GPS, which means you can use the device as a gps navigator, not sure if i understand what you posted here, but if you would like to have the gps working on your bold i can guide you trough the process...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunkast
    Not sure. I've never had the privilege of using a BlackBerry with GPS before. What part of DM are you referring to specifically?
    Grrrr, I'm referring to were it
    shows/says application loader.
    I don't have the Dm open now.
    But it gives me an option for the
    bb gps/maps.
    Its a good think I have my iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz View Post
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    Well I noticed on the DM (application
    loader that I have the option to use
    My Bb gps. Once I clicked to install
    It started to run the app loader. After
    a while my Bb will shut off and I get
    "Fatal error", what gives?
    Blackberry Bold is a Build in GPS, which means you can use the device as a gps navigator, not sure if i understand what you posted here, but if you would like to have the gps working on your bold i can guide you trough the process...
    Now that would be great, guide me on.
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    ok you are reffering to the blackberry maps application, wich is some like google map too, ok to get started you need to download an application that integrates with gps on the bold, because is your first try and you need to get used to the workaround process i will suggest to get amaze gps, this a free one, with a turn by turn voice activated function, and some cool features

    to do so point your blackberry browser to this link and download it please...

    once done you need to post back in here to continue the process..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    ok you are reffering to the blackberry maps application, wich is some like google map too, ok to get started you need to download an application that integrates with gps on the bold, because is your first try and you need to get used to the workaround process i will suggest to get amaze gps, this a free one, with a turn by turn voice activated function, and some cool features

    to do so point your blackberry browser to this link and download it please...

    once done you need to post back in here to continue the process..
    Off topic E but do you know if amAze works with the Tour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Off topic E but do you know if amAze works with the Tour?
    yes i do, better yet

    TOUR OTA HERE (BIS)

    TOUR OTA HERE (BES)
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    I found the link from their website and while the app looks cool it will not locate GPS. Have you had this issue before? It shows I am San Francisco even though I am in Los Angeles

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I found the link from their website and while the app looks cool it will not locate GPS. Have you had this issue before? It shows I am San Francisco even though I am in Los Angeles
    J I tried it today on my Tour and it would not locate GPS for me either and wouldn't let me past the enter your location screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    J I tried it today on my Tour and it would not locate GPS for me either and wouldn't let me past the enter your location screen
    Thanks for letting me know. Too bad looks like a great app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I found the link from their website and while the app looks cool it will not locate GPS. Have you had this issue before? It shows I am San Francisco even though I am in Los Angeles
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    J I tried it today on my Tour and it would not locate GPS for me either and wouldn't let me past the enter your location screen
    both of you refresh the gps....prior to install or once in the application go to the map view and select map gps
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    both of you refresh the gps....prior to install or once in the application go to the map view and select map gps
    Tried that already E, says no satelite reception and I am standing out on my balcony and google maps is getting a very strong signal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alphatectz View Post
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    Now that would be great, guide me on.
    All you have to do is goto options>advanced options>gps and make sure its set to location on. that will allow the GPS to work with BB maps, or any other nav program that is compatible with your phone. Hope this works for you, and hope I didnt step on any toes, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Tried that already E, says no satelite reception and I am standing out on my balcony and google maps is getting a very strong signal.
    i dont have a tour to test, so no sure how to fix it, but they have their own forums for things like that if you want to check...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ealvnv View Post
    both of you refresh the gps....prior to install or once in the application go to the map view and select map gps
    Yeah it was a no go for me and I live in a desert so it shouldn't have been hard to find me lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Yeah it was a no go for me and I live in a desert so it shouldn't have been hard to find me lol
    Same here and probably the worst forum I have ever seen.

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    I don't know if this has been addressed yet so here goes:

    I have an unlocked storm and for as long as I can remember the GPS on this thing never worked for me. Google maps, amaze gps, you name it no luck for me. All my settings are enabled for gps support. Then I tried my friend's storm which is not unlocked and his gps works fine. I even tested google maps and it found his location within seconds.

    Do you guys think that having a cell phone unlocked to be used with any carrier affects the performance of the gps? In other words, does unlocking the phone render the gps useless?

    I kinda feel left out in terms of usability with my storm :17:

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    Quote Originally Posted by berryuser View Post
    I don't know if this has been addressed yet so here goes:

    I have an unlocked storm and for as long as I can remember the GPS on this thing never worked for me. Google maps, amaze gps, you name it no luck for me. All my settings are enabled for gps support. Then I tried my friend's storm which is not unlocked and his gps works fine. I even tested google maps and it found his location within seconds.

    Do you guys think that having a cell phone unlocked to be used with any carrier affects the performance of the gps? In other words, does unlocking the phone render the gps useless?

    I kinda feel left out in terms of usability with my storm :17:
    i have a unlocked bold on tmobile and use the gps every day, when you go to options, gps.

    what are your settings here....
    does the gps find your location..
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    GPS data source: Device gps

    GPS Services: Location On

    Location Aiding: Enabled

    oh and the gps never finds my location..
    Last edited by berryuser; 07-20-2009 at 01:59 AM.

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