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    verizon locks gps, so how do i unlock it?

    question, how does this happen, to unlock the gps so i can use it with BBMaps and other apps?

    or is that not able to, sorry im a noob



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    It should work. I have VERIZON and my gps works great. Didn't have to unlock anything. Check your settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djh074 View Post
    It should work. I have VERIZON and my gps works great. Didn't have to unlock anything. Check your settings.
    +1 I have used the gps with BB maps google maps and poynt with no issues

    You just have to make sure you have your gps enabled and not on 911 only



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    Go to option/advanced options/GPS and change from e911 to location on

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    on both my 2 storms i have location on and search for the sat's and never comes up

    it appears i have the locked phones, i got the locations on, google maps works fine with my gps but nothing else works, cant geo tag (this is a the thing i want most)

    i guess im just unlucky when it comes to this ive read a lot of people have this same problem and that verizon locks out gps



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    Quote Originally Posted by newberry View Post
    on both my 2 storms i have location on and search for the sat's and never comes up

    it appears i have the locked phones, i got the locations on, google maps works fine with my gps but nothing else works, cant geo tag (this is a the thing i want most)

    i guess im just unlucky when it comes to this ive read a lot of people have this same problem and that verizon locks out gps
    Actually VZW, in this instance, has done a good job. When the storm was released they did prevent using GPS with google maps but they changed that around. So VZW does not have a lock on GPS. As others have suggested check your GPS settings. If it still doesn't work I would suggest wiping your device and reloading your OS.

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    Check your application permissions to make sure it is set to allow. Then try running the gps again.

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    everything is setup how it should be i did a full wipe on the storm i went to 5.1-132

    it just sits there searching for sat's and does nothing, only gps works is with google maps

    any suggestions would be great i dont mind wiping the phone and doing things to get this stupid thing to work lol

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