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    TheGuch is offline BlackBerryOS Noobie
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    Possible to unlock the GPS??

    Hey All,

    From what I've read, VZW Tour's have their GPS unlocked so apps like Google Maps can pinpoint your location properly.

    I'm on Bell Mobility in Canada, and up here, the GPS is locked on the Tour. I bitched at Bell about this and got them to comp me TeleNav for free but I still prefer Google Maps.

    Does anyone know if its possible to unlock the GPS so 3rd party apps can access it?

    Thanks!



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    Hi TheGuch,

    Welcome to BBOS.

    I dont believe that the Tour GPS is locked. There have been many different posts about Google Maps not working as advertised on the tour. Sprint, Verizon and others have all reported issues with this application.

    I would wait until Google comes out with a new build and in the meantime enjoy your free telenav, thats really cool of them. I have telenav on Sprint and wouldnt dream of downloading google maps even if it did work corectly.

    Another post about Google Maps & GPS http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...gnize-gps.html
    Last edited by Jpatterson350; 09-12-2009 at 05:06 PM.

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    I have seen the same posts about it not working... However it works exactly the same on my VZW Tour as it does my storm. In some instances it just needs to be used regularly... I hadn't heard that the GPS was locked on any networks Tours. Let me see what I can find...



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    not to step on toes but you do have the gps on and not set to 911 only right?

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    My co workers VZW tour works fine with google maps. Make sure its set to location on and that the little o))) looking icon is on the top bar. Although I can't say for sure What OS he's running or whether bells tours are locked. Good luck



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    I am on Telus. My first Tour's GPS would not work. After arguing with the Telus lvl I tech support that the Tour in fact HAS GPS (he told me it was just cell locationing), he issued me a trouble ticket and I swapped out the phone.

    This one works perfectly. After installing .191, Google maps even recognizes the GPS. Whereas on 4.7, it did not. Now, just to get the trackball working........

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    Quote Originally Posted by glockguy View Post
    I am on Telus. My first Tour's GPS would not work. After arguing with the Telus lvl I tech support that the Tour in fact HAS GPS (he told me it was just cell locationing), he issued me a trouble ticket and I swapped out the phone.

    This one works perfectly. After installing .191, Google maps even recognizes the GPS. Whereas on 4.7, it did not. Now, just to get the trackball working........
    Good deal glockguy. You may want to check out this thread about your trackball.

    http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...ball-test.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Good deal glockguy. You may want to check out this thread about your trackball.

    http://www.blackberryos.com/forums/b...ball-test.html
    Yup....i don't need a diagnostic test to tell me that my trackball is f%$ked!

    LOL

    Plus, you are assuming I can scroll far enough right to even get to options!!!!!! LMAO
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