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    Smile Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

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    I have a TMO 8700G with the 4.2.1.96 OS installed and a Holux GPSlim236 BT puck that has been working fine for the last 6 months.

    When I tried it yesterday AM it did not work in BB Maps (java.lang.illegal.argument.exception) so I tried it in Google Maps 1.5.3 and it worked until I closed Google Maps to reboot and try BB Maps again.

    Since that time, I have been unable to make it work in either app. In BB Maps, I get (app_net_rim_bb_lbs 126 not responding - process terminated) error message and I get the above error message in Google, or one that says it timed out.

    BBMaps does say "Powering on Bluetooth" and "Connected to Bluetooth" before giving me the error.


    I have done the following:

    - Reinstall Google Maps
    - deleted GPSlim from bluetooth devices and re-paired
    - Rebooted 8700, took out battery for 30 seconds, etc.
    - removed battery from GPSlim for 30 seconds
    - Installed Nav4All to see if maybe both of my programs were messed up... this one doesnt detect BT GPS at all.


    Can anyone think of anything else I can do? I miss my GPS.

    P.S. I thought my GPS was listed in the Options > Advanced > GPS but now there is nothing there and nothing in the menu except Close and Switch App. Do external GPS's get listed here?

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    sounds like your module for lbs (location based services) is corrupt maybe?

    have you tried to run DM with a selective restore to see if it will repair?

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    No I will try that. Thanks!

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    Well... I tried moving some of the databases over and got back the Options > GPS but it didn't help. I will just reinstall the OS.

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~reinstalled os and restored but no help. Any other ideas?

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    Did you actually wipe the device with javaloader or jl_cmder and reload or just reload the OS on top of itself?

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    Re: Bluetooth GPS no longer working?

    takeshi,

    At first I just reloaded the OS on top of itself. Then I used the jl_cmder and got the 507 white screen and reloaded. Thanks for the tip.

    The problem was not my BB after all. I tried the GPS on my Dell Axim and it was not working either. After searching the net I came across a way to take apart the GPS and reset it by short circuiting the internal backup battery (didnt know it had one). That worked.

    Thank you all for your help

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