GPS Connection Issues

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    GPS Connection Issues

    I was trying to use the Google Navigation app today in the car. After enabling the GPS function, I entered my destination address. For the next hour and fifty minutes, the app displayed "Searching for GPS..." and never found it. I tried rebooting, turning off Google location services (with and without rebooting), and just letting it search. I experienced the same problem for 1:50 on the way back again. I tried searching through the forum, but I'm not finding any threads that deal with this problem. My phone is rooted. Any ideas?

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    Read this and give it a try. If it doesn't help there is a zip you can flash since you're rooted that might help. I'm looking for it now.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/sho...d.php?t=207982

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    Does it always require an internet connection for the GPS to work? Someone told me that it works they satellites instead of internet

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    Gps doesn't require data to work, but it does require data to download maps and tiles. So, it will know where you are (it does use satellites--it measures the time it takes the signal to get from the satellite to the receiver and back, then based on that time it can determine your distance from the satellite. This info is combined with the data from at least 2 other satellites to compute your position on the earth through triangulation...In case you were curious lol), but navigation won't work without a data connection (or downloaded maps/tiles)

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