Sailfish X for Xperia XA2 - GPS not working [not relevant]

asked 2019-03-21 09:31:46 +0200

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updated 2019-03-22 11:07:11 +0200

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i have a problem with my GPS. In the settings you can choose between GPS only, Battery save mode and High Power mode. If i use GPS only Here maps and OSM Scout are not able to find a signal and are not able to show the location. Only in Battery save mode and High Power mode Here maps and OSM Scout show the location.

I assume that the apps doesn't have access to the GPS signals and are just able to locate through the GSM transmitter tower. Is there any possibility to check if the GPS is working correct and receives signals? like NMEA protocol?

update1:i resetted my Xperia, but the situation is the same. The Sailfish App "Hello GPS!" showes 0/22 satellites, Valid fix No and of course no positioning or GPS time. For me (i'm not an expert) it seems that the GPS receives satellite infos (there are 22 satelites available) but cannot get further data (?). That is even with activated High Power Mode

update2:just noticed that the satellite info changes from 0/22 to 0/24 up to 0/27 satellites available.

update3:after a 3 hours under the blue sky and without a valid gps-fix i had to restart the phone because i wasn't able to create an account in the email app. After this restart the email account creation worked fine and also the gps-fix appeared quickly. I don't why this happened and what the reason was but it works now :-)

Sony Xperia XA2, Sailfish OS 3.0 Build, Device Adaption

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The question has been closed for the following reason "question is not relevant or outdated" by francko
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I'm using my XA2 (same version as you) with GPS in Device only mode without any problems.

Kim ( 2019-03-21 09:49:19 +0200 )edit

Same here. No problems at all with device mode only. Just first fix took longer. Right now it's lightning fast.

as400 ( 2019-03-21 10:34:09 +0200 )edit

@francko no problems on my end either. please remember that the time to first fix is normally 15minutes! this is reduced by using assisted gps

misc11 ( 2019-03-21 12:44:31 +0200 )edit

If this is the first time you try to use the GPS on this device (or it is a long time ago you last used it), it may be a fairly long time getting lock on any satellite. Try placing the phone somewhere with good view of the sky and the GPS active, and let it be for a fairly long time (somewhere between 10 to 30 minutes). As @as400 mentioned, the first fix can be very slow.

Kim ( 2019-03-21 16:30:29 +0200 )edit