GPS signal not found on Fairphone 3 with E/OS

With me neither. Really annoying think I am gonna buy an old school TomTom.

Is there anybody on this forum who has another suggestion?

Thanx for your help!

Did you try HereWeGo?

Yes I tried is before. But that was before the GPS problem occurred. With GPS test the problem seems to be with the signal form the phone and not with the OSMAND app itself… but I am not 100% sure.

In my case, depending on the region, it can sometimes take a few minutes before I get a GPS signal.

Since location is supposed to work smoothly (it does for me and has done consistently), if nothing else helps there’s always a factory reset to rule out Apps and data as the culprit, and then there’s always installing the OS from scratch to rule out a deteriorated state of the OS installation as the culprit.

(An Android factory reset will not touch the installed OS, and while an OS installation is no fruit or vegetable, it can nonetheless deteriorate over time, too.)

That would not be unusual for GPS if additional means of getting a location are disabled in the OS or not available in the region.

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Thank you AnotherElk … You might have guessed :grin: I am trying to avoid that. Takes ages to install all apps again. :upside_down_face:

Have you tried to install GPSTest. This might rule out the edge case possibility that the GPS sensor was not collecting any useful information from satellites, due to hardware defect of some sort ?

We have two FP3 devices in our family and both are since /e/ OS 1.5 not able to give a precise location. Magic earth, Osmand etc are useless. The only app that works is Here WeGo. Therefore the answer cannot be a factory reset if for some reason one app is able to locate the device precisely.

That is great info Niels. Saves me a lot of time trying to get things to work. Thank you very much. Iĺl give it a try straight away.
Update I tried Here WeGo. But the problem is with the Espeak voice. It sounds metallic, awful, can’t listen to it.

Yes I tried GPStest. It could not find a signal.

I know it sounds awful. I use Here WeGo only until the bug concerning the precise location is fixed.

Hi @eosfan if GPSTest really continues to show zero signal outdoors with clear skies for an hour or so, then I would start to think of it being a hardware problem.

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Thank you @aibd Is there any way to test that or should I call Fairphone?

You need to reinstall Fairphone OS to get support from Fairphone.

This thread contains some info about the hardware parts involved – idk but I guess your approach would depend on the age of the phone and thus warranty; and / or searching

  • “home brewed” modular repair
  • any possibility of a loose connection.
  • and of course back to reinstalling /e/OS in case there was a failure at that point !

… however this seems more software than hardware ! Can you enlarge on this or provide an image, perhaps ?

Maybe I misunderstood but if the awful voice is the reason you do not like to use Here WeGo… does Here WeGo localize your device correctly? If yes, how can it be a hardware problem?

So I understand @niels.n it is an e?OS issue and not an OSMAND issue?

Thank you @AnotherElk I am not gonna install Fairphone OS because I paid a lot of money to get e/OS installed.
I think I let go for now and by a Garmin till the bug is fixed.

Hi @niels.n Yes the voice is the problem. Here WeGo worked fine before. I tried and installed anew today and now the location is about 10 km off from the real starting position. So the hardware seems to be okay indeed.
Selfcheck of microG is okay. I only have mozilla location service active without the wifi option because I don’t use wifi on my phone only 4G.