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    my gps suddenly working?!

    So, I'm sitting in the car waiting on hubby and messing around on the tablet and just for fun i decide to mess around with the GPS and lo and behold, out of nowhere it located our position and planned a route home. I don't know what I'm doing anyway but here's what I did. Maybe one of the gurus here can tell me if there is something I did that made a difference.

    I tethered my tablet to my husband's MyTouch4G, using the Wi-Fi Hotspots feature feature. I opened the already downloaded GPS Test and today it spotted satellites and the indicator turned green. I tried Google Maps to see if it would localate me but no go. Then I tried Sygic and it located me I within a few seconds and then plotted my course home. Eventually Maps kicked in and located me too.

    Is it necessary to keep GPS Test open to use the GPS? Is it possibly the difference in my location? Is it because I'm tethered to a cell phone? If so, is that what they mean by assisted GPS?

    Any help in understanding this is appreciated.
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    Hi,

    The only thing I have heard of is giving the TFP a gentle squeeze near the top of the screen can re-connect the antenna cables.

    It was posted on here and Youtube, it seemed to help some people!

    You might of hit a sweet spot while holding it?

    Good news anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14theroad View Post
    Hi,

    The only thing I have heard of is giving the TFP a gentle squeeze near the top of the screen can re-connect the antenna cables.

    It was posted on here and Youtube, it seemed to help some people!

    You might of hit a sweet spot while holding it?

    Good news anyway
    I had no (zero) wifi and GPS until I did the squeeze fix. Since then I have "good" wifi reception and 12 to 16 satellites with 10 -12 fixed at any time when I ping for GPS. I cannot advise that anyone without some electronic understanding do this fix but I have had several years (11) assembling PCs and fixing some small components like cell phones, LCD's, etc. I knew exactly what to op was explaining and it worked for me!!

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    I had already seen that video and 'applied the squeeze' to the Prime without results before the update. It seems to me that either the update really helped or it was user error on my part. I vote for the update because my wi-fi speed improved dramatically, too, going from 4-6 Mbps to between 11-16Mbps after the update, as indicated in Speedtest.net. Either way, I squeezed before and after the update and it might be a part of it.

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    its redicuous that the build quality is such that you have to squeeze poke prod etc. to get it to work....just my opinion but congrats that you got it working. PS I can't get my GPS to work without the WIFI on.

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    I agree about the build quality, but hey if it works I guess
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    I Can't believe this !! my GPS is working also and it has never worked before. After reading this post I figured maybe mine might start working for some reason so i did the GPS test and it found 11satelites!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamomax View Post
    I did the GPS test and it found 11 satelites!!!!
    What test did you run? Something already installed on the Prime or something you installed?

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    GPS Test from the market
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