I’ve had my i780 for nearly 2 months and I still haven’t managed to get the GPS working!
I bought the handset from Orange (but have since had it unlocked). Like most people I have it setup to hardware port COM9, programs listen on COM8.
Although applications seem to detect the GPS functionality, I can’t seem to get any satellites or GPS data.
I know it seems like all I need to do is stand outside and wait for a satellite or two to appear. However, my phone never detects anything. I’ve even stood on bridges along the river Thames and found nothing! The phone works fine with my BT GPS which picks up satellite within seconds so its not like I’m missing them or anything.
- On GPSGate the icon will always remain amber.
- GPS Test always remains in an amber state (GPS Starting up).
- Googlemaps will always remain on “Seeking GPS satellites (0)” before failing.
Any support would be greatly appreciated.
P.S Otherwise it’s a great phone and brilliant replacements for my treo 750v.
Heres my setup.
Received my Orange i780 on Friday. The GPS system I use is Route 66. I havent unlocked the phone or re-flashed the radio etc.
The GPS didnt work straight out of the box.
I set the GPS to Program port GPD1 and Hardware port to COM9 at 4800 baud rate.
I had to install GPSGate. Dont use the Wizard to find the input. I manually added the input as WM GPS (Its listed at the bottom) This is the only one that will work on the i780.
For the output - I only have GPSGate Direct and the virtual com I added. This virtual com was to share with NMEA applications.
With these settings my GPSgate icon turns green quite quick (The most I have waited is 5 minutes) but to make sure all is working OK, its probably best if you try it with a clear sky and not inside or near tall buildings etc.
As soon as GPSgate is green - I then launch Route66 and it works perfectly.
Hope this helps.