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Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

This is really not a solution - and the problem is still there.  The fix is to reset Google Maps to the factory version and turn off auto-update.  The later versions of Google Maps are incompatible with the Z3C.

Sage
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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

@ChrisdCB

  1. In my case, the GPS refuse to work even after downgrading Google Maps.

Note the "0/22" that means zero satellite fixed out of 22 in sight... This was my biggest disappointment after upgrading from KitKat. I hope Sony get their krap together because there have been many letdowns recently 

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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

It fixed my gps issue too !

Thanks for sharing !

Regular
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Don't work for me....
Learner
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GPS not working, I have tried everything. Diagnostic test/Restarting/safe mode/*#*#1472365#*#* – Used for a quick GPS test. Downloading numerous GPS fix apps. I have a Chromebook so the Sony Companion isn't compatible.

 

 

NOTHING WORKS

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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

Just had the new update and gps is still useless.
One time poster
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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

Works for me...Try to force the micro usb connector up and down with GPS test open until get 3D fix... looks like its some bad contact on board with the GPS antenna.

Learner
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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

Wriggling a USB cable has helped me.
Learner
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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

But then it lost gps signal
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Re: Xperia Z3 Compact GPS Not Working

My Z3C started losing gps lock a few weeks ago, and now it doesn't find the gps at all anymore.

Wiggling the usb cable helps for at short while (minutes/hours).

Seems like bad build quality to me.

I doubt I'll buy a Sony phone again.