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Old 06-25-2010, 03:20 PM
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GPS on LG Fathom?

I can't for the life of me get GPS working on my LG fathom. I used iGO8 on my touch pro, which worked flawlessly, and after screwing around with settings for a couple hours to get it working on the Fathom, the program can't seem to find the internal GPS.

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Old 08-03-2010, 07:18 AM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

hey i just got the lg fathom(in fact typing from it right now) and i spent a few hours today trying to get GPS working. I actually saw your post before when searching how to get it to work. I finally figured it out.

First you have to make sure that your GPS is turned on to "Location on" through the gps setting under cdma services under phone (accessible throuugh options through dialpad)
Then you have to set the gps com port under settings > system > external gps to com4 (com9 and 3 and com1 don't work, one of them is for bluetooth, and not sure about the others)

that should be everything you need to get gps working, Now i'm trying to get quick gps working but get the error when loading blah bla blha signed drivers

this works for me with gmaps set to managed and gpsviewer can open com4 and give location stats

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Old 08-09-2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

I had no problems at all with getting GPS to "work right out of the box" on my Fathom, other than the mentioned need to turn "Location On", which is something you need to do with most phones. Google Maps works. Bing works. Just slowwwwwwww to get first lock.

I, too, am now trying to get QuickGPS working. I have the latest (2010?) SDK Certificates loaded, but I still get an error msg about it being unsigned. Tried copying the modified QuickGPS.exe into the Windows directory. Tried the registry edit/tweek.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:52 PM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

After "LOCATION_ON" in Phone options
External GPS in settings is set to port "GPD 9", managed by windows

Google maps works find, first lock waited more than 5 minutes.
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:11 PM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

Anyone ever get Igo8 to work on the LG Fathom?
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:26 AM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

Bahahhaha, it took me 3 days of non-stop research but I figured it out:

Add this to sys.txt:

[device]
type="SGH-i900"


It now works with the Fathom! Hilarious but it works
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:30 AM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

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Bahahhaha, it took me 3 days of non-stop research but I figured it out:

Add this to sys.txt:

[device]
type="SGH-i900"


It now works with the Fathom! Hilarious but it works
Great find! =D>

Seems it needs to know that one has a non-HTC WinMobile phone.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:04 PM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

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Great find! =D>

Seems it needs to know that one has a non-HTC WinMobile phone.
Thanks! I tore my hair out figuring it out. I just had to find a device that also used the same DLL files I found on my phone. Simple as that.
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:20 PM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

Subject change time since I managed to solve the OP's problem

Any chance in hell we'll ever get a custom ROM for this phone? I don't know why this phone isn't more popular around here. I went from a Touch Pro 2 to this and I can't believe how much more I love this phone. It feels like it's built like a tank, it's way nicer looking in person than in pics, and the speed is absolutely incredible. Only thing that sucks is the horrible Arcsoft SMS stuff they make you use when I'd rather use the native Windows Mobile one. Is there any reason there's no custom ROMs for this phone? Impossible to unlock perhaps? Or just so unpopular no one is going to bother?

I'll tell you what, this is THE phone to have if you are a Verizon customer and are sticking with Windows Mobile 6 and refusing to go to 7 (like I am). Just wondering why no hacking is being done to it.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:53 AM
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Re: GPS on LG Fathom?

I keep wondering that too. Seems to be very little love out there for this phone.
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