Help me out here. What am I missing? I've broken this down into GPS symptoms, Data symptoms, Status (settings and such), and Troubleshooting.
I'm either missing something or this phone is broken. Has anyone else run into this?
And by the way. Once these two major issues are solved, the phone is fantastic. Everyone seems to be surprised when I mention the SGS2 has GPS issues. Apparently the Galaxy S had problems with GPS and the SGS2 was suppose to have all the corrections.
GPS fails 90% of the time. Will not connect.
Apps that came with the phone.
Maps - "Waiting for location" ... "unable to connect to server" ... "your current location is temporarily unavailable"
Navicagation - "Waiting for Location" ... ... ... no change.
Places - Waiting for location ... Scanning this area ... Your current location is temporarily unavailable.
TeleNav GPS Navigator - Select "Drive To" option. Enter address... "No match found for _____ Please try again"
Apps that came with phone.
Web - Always takes me to http://offers.t-mobile.com/tethering/upsell.do?source=pcwebs
Media Hub - "There is no connection currently available. You need to be connected to the internet to use Media Hub for the first time."
Netflix - "Netflix is trying to connect to the available network. Connect? Exit?"
3rd Party Apps
Facebook - "No Internet Connection - Try Again"
Twitter - Loading... ... ... "Cannot retrieve tweets at this time. Try again later"
Email - All of my email accounts work fine. That's the one positive.
Note: If I am connected to WiFi, all of the data apps work perfectly. Still no GPS though.
Bars - 3 to 4
GPS - ON
WiFi - OFF
SIM - 9177
Mobile Network Settings
Use Packet Data - Check
Data Roaming - Check
Network Mode - GSM/WCDMA (Auto mode)
Network Operators - Default Setup - Auto
I've chosen to not "Use Wireless Networks" under the location settings.
Use GPS satellites - Check
Use Sensor aiding - Check
Clear Cache - done
Clear History - done
Clear all cookie data - done
Clear form data - done
Clear location access - done
Android Version 2.3.6
Baseband Version T989UVKL1
Kernel Version 18.104.22.168
Build Number GINGERBREAD.UVKL1
Multiple power cycles.
Hard reset (remove the battery when phone is on)
Factory Reset of the phone
Data reset from T-Mobile tech support.
Refresh signal sent from T-Mobile tech support.
Hours on the phone and online chat with T-Mobile tech support.
Downloaded "GPS Test" from android market. I usually have between 15 and 25 in view. Phone will not connect.