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No GPS after update to Android 7.0

RJT
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No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Since the update to Android 7 I've been unable to get a GPS lock.

I have GPS tools installed and have refreshed the AGPS data, the internal accelerometers and compass are working fine, just no GPS lock.

If this is a nougat issue, is there any way to revert to marshmallow without unlocking the boot locker?
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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Same issue here. GPS status app used to get fix easily from 14 / 24 satellites prior update, now it is 0..3 of them in same conditions.

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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Same here.
Version. 376
After updating almost no gps signals.
I thought it's OK after rebooting but the same after some tests.
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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Same on my handset. Sometimes the reset of the AGPS data and reload helps that after minutes 3-4 satelites have a fix, sometimes a reboot is also necessay.
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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Same here. Worked few weeks after update to android 7. Since tomorrow morning no gps fix, 0 satelites. Restarted phone, cleared all caches, used gps diagnostic app and no change.
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Re: GPS doesn't work with endomondo, runtastic....

Same here

Running latest nougat software,I can get gps lock only in google maps,for test,Ive downloaded offline map and put my z5 on airplane mode,and gps worked just fine. 

Other apps like gps test and Igo primo cant get gps lock.

Have you found a solution? 

 

Best regards

Raymond 

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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

Same here.

Strangely, google maps works fine even when using offline maps, with airplane mode is on with location set to device only, so Im pretty sure its not a hardware issue. 

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Re: No GPS after update to Android 7.0

FYI: My problem is now resolved and I can get full GPS lock in pretty quick time.

 

I ended up returning the phone under SONY Care and had it back about 10 days later with pretty much most of the phone replaced (motherboard, components etc!)

 

Sorry it's not a quick fix and I can't shed any more light on the resolution. If your phone is still covered under SONY care, then contact them. If it's not, it might be an idea to try a custom ROM ?

[Sony Xperia Z1 C6903