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    Default GPS Problem
    I think the GPS is not working properly on 3GS. I have been researching it and see that apple released some firmware updates to fix it in the past. However, I was wondering if it was actually part of a baseband update rather than the firmware as such? i.e. is the baseband responsible for the handling of GPS signals?

    The reason I ask is because I use custom firmware to upgrade and therefore have an old baseband.

    Maybe I'll just try an update of the baseband anyway before looking at hardware problems.

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    For those of you with wonky GPS positioning on the iPhone 3G, try this fix:

    Navigate to Settings>General>Network>Enable 3G and toggle to “OFF”
    Locate yourself using the iPhone 3G’s GPS receiver
    Navigate to Settings>General>Network>Enable 3G and toggle to “ON”
    You should now have accurate GPS positioning information. Leave a comment if this worked or didn’t work for you.
    Last edited by william_hamlet; 2010-10-19 at 01:16 PM.

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    It's a 3GS and it made no difference :-(

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    Default 3gs gps fix
    ssh your phone and go to /var/root/Library/Caches/locationd and delete the cache.plist file. Your gps should work fine after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threebar15 View Post
    ssh your phone and go to /var/root/Library/Caches/locationd and delete the cache.plist file. Your gps should work fine after that.
    Is this like clearing out previous gps data? I was wondering if you had an explanation of why this fixes GPS problems. Thanks, in advance.

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    Try green poison.. Worked on my 3GS 32g.

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