I am currently using a one year old Droid MAXX running 4.4.4 KitKat. As of late, I have been experiencing issues with my GPS holding a satellite lock. I have been using an app called Ulysse Gizmo to obtain a visual of how my phone is interacting with satellites and it seems that it will occasionally connect to a few of the many satellites shown in the app, but the connection usually drops within a matter of seconds. I have been troubleshooting this issue on my own for a few weeks now and have taken two trips to the Verizon Store only to be told that nothing can be done. I am convinced that this is a software issue as I have read many reports by users having the same issues (satellites locking and disconnecting). SOURCE: Issue 81140 - android - GPS Lollipop - Instability - Android Open Source Project - Issue Tracker - G... Now I understand that this the thread linked is specifically for Lollipop, but I believe I am having the same issue on KitKat.
Here is a list of the troubleshooting I have done in the past few weeks:
-Factory Data Reset.
-Rebooting into safe mode.
-Clearing Cache Partition and rebooting
-Clearing cached data in the "storage" section of settings.
-Toggled location settings between "device only" and "high accuracy".
-Enabled roaming data.
-Removed and reinstalled SIM card.
-Downloading GPS Status and Toolbox (resetting AGPS data and redownloading AGPS data).
-Toggling Bluetooth on and off.
-Toggling wifi on and off.
It might also be worth mentioning that my phone can sometimes hold a lock in safe mode for about half a day, but will then disconnect without rhyme or reason and leaving me back at step one. I have tried to observe a pattern for what could be doing this, but there doesn't seem to be one. In the link I posted above, one user mentioned how he fixed his problem by editing the gps.conf in his phone. This can only be done with a rooted device, and I cannot root my phone on 4.4.4 (nor do I really want to).
If anybody could help me with this issue it would be very much appreciated. I am starting to lose faith that I will find a solution to my problem.
P.s. My upgrade is not available for another year, I do not have insurance on my phone, and the warranty expired last month.
I used my GPS daily to find the best commute to work, so I definitely understand how important it is to have it working. I want to thank you for all the steps you have done so far to get the device GPS issue resolved. I have sent you a private message, please check your inbox.
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