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Old 04-13-2009, 01:20 AM
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

I followed the instructions and used the files from idoctor's site. Just wanted to say that update went flawlessly and GPS works with Google Maps. I had to set up the com port and baud rate manually. I will try to see if it will get a lock by letting Windows manage.

thanks to those who provided all the info and files.
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

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I followed the instructions and used the files from idoctor's site. Just wanted to say that update went flawlessly and GPS works with Google Maps. I had to set up the com port and baud rate manually. I will try to see if it will get a lock by letting Windows manage.

thanks to those who provided all the info and files.

glad it worked for you! Spread the word!

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Old 04-13-2009, 11:08 AM
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

Just wanted to put in my 2 cents as another satisifed user. Installed the ROM update and now have Google Maps and Live Search working. Seems faster overall, and more responsive too. The only issue that I am having is that BeeLine GPS seems to lose its connection to the GPS regularly, but since I only use that to test the connection, and the connection works in the tools, no big deal!

Kudos to the community for getting this one cracked!
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:33 AM
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

Samsung MR1 update will unlock GPS. As with other PDA's it will also unlock GPS...finally. Going forward I am not sure if there will be a lock on new devices, but if there is we might just have to wait for the update to unlock it and fix any bugs.
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Old 04-14-2009, 07:28 AM
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Samsung MR1 update will unlock GPS. As with other PDA's it will also unlock GPS...finally. Going forward I am not sure if there will be a lock on new devices, but if there is we might just have to wait for the update to unlock it and fix any bugs.

when is the update coming?
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:13 PM
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

The commonly used date currently is May 11th. Many doubt it, but that is what people are saying right now.
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

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The commonly used date currently is May 11th. Many doubt it, but that is what people are saying right now.
yea that's what i have heard.... just didnt know if anyone knew for sure
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

Believe me....I don't think anyone (even Samsung and VZW) know for sure, I have a feeling they kinda throw a date out there and if it makes it great, if not...throw out another date!!
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

lol... yea thats pretty much how they operate.
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Re: Any hope of GPS unlock for Verizon Omnia?

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i have posted a tutorial with downloads on my website

http://www.theidoctor.org/omnia.html
Worked without a flaw. I am able to get GPS with Windows managing the settings in Google! I just "watched" myself drive down the Interstate (carefully of course.) Totally cool!

A few mods to the widgets and settings as well... my 6 year old loves the dice!
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