Fixed -> 3Gs and GPS not good signal? by hitting it around!

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by KiteWaldo, May 6, 2010.

  1. KiteWaldo macrumors newbie

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    So my problem is that in my 3Gs 16gb what i bought last year has little GPS problems.
    It worked great until one day it did not want to restart after battery went zero.. so i had to do DFU mode (i think it was DFU so long time.. hard to remember) to get phone back on,this time from 3.0.1 to 3.1 if i can remember right.
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    But after that i think GPS did not work good. i tought that i must have broken my GPS/wifi antenna.
    So this week i ordered new one and replaced that.. with no help....!!

    So my GPS is working but like not full power.. so get weak signal..!
    i use this MotionX GPS software and it tells me that accuracy is 74meters
    and GPS signal has 4 yellow lines!! but when it locates it sometimes goes to 7? greenones and then drops back to 4..

    And i have reset my location warnings many times..:confused:
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Try resetting network settings. Or restore in DFU mode again and setup as new.
     
  3. KiteWaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Allready did that.. many times.
    of course not with this new antenna but does that matter?

    Btw i allways restore phone as new.. :)
     
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    Probably won't matter, but what does it hurt to reset the network settings?
     
  5. KiteWaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have reset my network .. but restore i havent done..
    will try that now.. but now its still only show 4 yellow lines.. and im outside and not building near.. :/
     
  6. KiteWaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did clean install again with out jailbreak.. still same problem!! should i try to get my software back to 3.0 if that fix problem?? or could this be tied to Modem firmware some how??
     
  7. KiteWaldo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okey! So after yeasterday restore GPS did stop working allmost complete! and if it found even something on Navigon it was about 300-500meters..
    So say to least i allmost lost my mind and even think to cash phone on insurance!

    So just now i opened phone and took mainboard out and.. well did smack that bitch around!!!! and now!!? it works!!!

    MotionX shows now 8!!!!!!!!!!!!! greenbars!! just first it did show only 6 green ones.. and its in my window behind class..

    So what did happen??? do you just have to show iPhone who is man in the house???
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    No, there were websites that reported this as being a "fix." I don't suggest anyone try it, but I did actually rap mine on a table once to see if I could fix my weak signal. Nothing. Glad you got it working.
     

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