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    Google Maps w/GPS on Q9C

    Just an FYI:

    Google Maps works PERFECTLY with the Q9C and the internal GPS. I used it tonight and it found me very quickly.

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    Yay!!!
    I was very excited about this and just got my Q9C in today. I'm happy to report the same success. It was so easy too.. Just downloaded google maps and go to menu then click on GPS.

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    Windows Live Search works nicely with the internal GPS as well.

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    how did you guys do it? i tried Q9c at sprint store. both google map and live search couldn't find gps locations... any special gps hacking needed?

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    Works for me also. The phone you were testing might have had GPS turned off. There is a setting under Settings/Phone settings/Network

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    Yeah I dl google maps today and everything worked fine, but it wasn't until I read this that I figured out the gps was turned off. Thought I had it on, oh well. I'm gonna hook up my wireless today to see if I can access it w/my phone and check out the gps part.

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    Q9C Live Search Activation Question

    Quote Originally Posted by JPSmith View Post
    Windows Live Search works nicely with the internal GPS as well.
    What did you do in live search to get it working?

    Menu > Settings >

    No GPS
    GPS COM0
    GPS COM1
    GPS COM2
    GPS COM3
    GPS COM4
    GPS COM5
    GPS COM6
    GPS COM7
    GPS COM8
    GPS COM9
    GPS Intermediate Driver

    What setting did you choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by motogenius View Post
    What did you do in live search to get it working?

    Menu > Settings >

    No GPS
    GPS COM0
    GPS COM1
    GPS COM2
    GPS COM3
    GPS COM4
    GPS COM5
    GPS COM6
    GPS COM7
    GPS COM8
    GPS COM9
    GPS Intermediate Driver

    What setting did you choose?
    Use GPS Intermediate Driver

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    do any have turn by turn voice directions? that's my only complaint about google.

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    Anybody have any luck using Google Maps with GPS on a Motorola Q9C from Verizon. When I try it can't find the GPS.

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    I pretty much have no luck using this program with the Q9m, any reason why?

    edit: Well at least I can use the directions part of the program. After reading some past threads, I guess the GPS or "My Location" functions of Google Maps doesn't work with the Q9m.

    As long as part of it works
    Last edited by Cleck; 06-01-2008 at 07:34 PM.

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    Verizon GPS lockout on 9c

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleck View Post
    I pretty much have no luck using this program with the Q9m, any reason why?

    edit: Well at least I can use the directions part of the program. After reading some past threads, I guess the GPS or "My Location" functions of Google Maps doesn't work with the Q9m.

    As long as part of it works
    The 9m from Verizon has no GPS chipset in it.

    And as we are all finding out the Verizon 9c which does have the GPS hardware has been locked out by our favorite harware cops at verizon. Any hacks for the Verizon 9c anybody????????

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    What a joke. Why bother offering a phone if you're not going to support the features? That just reeks of bad business to me. Crooks, I tell ya.

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    Why is it a suprise with no GPS in q9m when VZW is so well known to cripple their phones.

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    Verizon specifically mentions VZ Navigator support for Q9c, and VZ Navigator works very well. That is, Q9c internal GPS is very very very securely locked to VZN. Certain low-level DLLs have been replaced with proprietary ones. Hack attempts have actually succeeded as far as phone apps being able to talk to the chipset, but unable to find any satellites. I suspect that VZ location servers that provide the 'a' in 'aGPS' specifically make a check for VZN subscription, and standalone mode is locked out.

    So what are the options? Either buy the $10/mo VZN subscription or get a bluetooth GPS. I have a GlobalSAT BT-359, works like a charm with either WL or GM.

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    VZN on q9c

    i was reluctant to try vzn, but i was thouroughly impressed with its performance, it made my garmin obsolete

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    I have used several GPS systems...and now use VZ Navigator exclusively. I have found that it finds roads that others don't. For the money, it is well worth it.

    Rob.

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    Moto Q9c & Verizon

    A tech at Verizon pointed me in the direction of a "Bluetooth GPS Puck".

    I googled such and found a Global Sat BT-359. Bought one (around $30). It took me a bit to figure out how to pair it, but it works fine.

    If you have a Bluetooth phone (without working internal GPS) and the tiny screen doesn't make you blind, G-Maps and Bing Maps will work great.

    Be careful of your data plan.

    There are no spoken directions though. Kind of scary to have to look at your phone whilst driving.

    Search for "Co-Pilot" for your mobile. I have not tried or seen it, but I think it has spoken directions.

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