I unbricked my fairphone 4, reflashed e-os, was very careful to not forget anything, and do everything correctly and configured e-os in a way that advanced privacy was never activated.
After all that I can confirm that the GPS doesn’t work. I also tested if it worked before installing e-os on the factory android and it did very well, so it’s not a hardware issue.
I also did all the updates on the stock android before installing e-os this time.
Does anyone know how to fix this or do I have to switch roms ?
@yz3en, @stanwood, if you have the same phone, perhaps you could double check if you have the same GPS.conf file?
Or can it be due to the network/phone provider? @stanwood, does GPS work fine without 4G data? @yz3en, an idea, do you authorize localisation with Mozilla API in microg settings:
Please can you define the app or other area where you are experiencing the perceived “Location failure”. Generalised location issues that are frequently asked seem to break into 3 categories
Map app is slow to start. Over simplifying Magic Earth | Maps is slow to “pick up all the clues” to the device location. Many suggestions found in this this is a linked Search #Maps + Location involve using Maps for a real job outside and moving rather than sit and look at it indoors!
/e/ ROMs > 1.0 include Advanced privacy Support topics #Advanced privacy this can be switched on or off, but please read the manual before switching it on if one is not familiar with it. Advanced privacy includes Fake my location.
I tried on magic earth and organic maps, outside and inside.
Tried GPSTest just now, I let it run for 5 minutes and it can’t locate me.
Advanced privacy is totally turned off and never was turned on at any point since I flashed the phone.
However I remember from last time that faking the location did give me GPS coordinates although fake ones lol.
I solved the problem, I tried switching SIM cards (with different carriers) and that was the problem.
French carrier Bouygues Telecom doesn’t work but Orange does.
As for why, I have no idea because the location did work on stock android.
Interesting. I’m on Bouygues Telecom as well and also had the problem at first. Then, it started to work, maybe because I did this, but I can’t be sure.
Is it still not working when you try with the Bouygues SIM again now?
I think that the root cause is Bouygues Telecom. It has only been working for me while travelling abroad: I was doing roaming with my Bouygues SIM card so I was not actually using the Bouygues network, I think.
Shall I report the issue in Gitlab or do you do it?
I’m using /e/ on Samsung A5 with Bouygues as provider ans i dont have any issue with GPS. Works quite fine after some seconds when I open any map apps…
Could it be due to some settings in Settings > Network & Internet > Mobile Network???