06/05/2012, 09:33 PM
Sorry for jumping in on this so late. I hope there is someone still looking at this. Let me give you the whole run down.
I was a Palm user from the start, almost: 1999. So I stuck with the Pre, then Pre Plus with Verizon. Of course, the GPS was crippled with Verizon. I was tired of the paucity of applications, so I finally broke down and got an iPhone 4S on Verizon.
So now I have this Pre Plus. The GPS on the iPhone is not very good for geocaching. It usually gets to 15 feet. The Pre Plus, with aGPS on Verizon, could usually get to about three feet.
I have disconnected the Verizon voice and data plan on this Pre, and have tried to reprogram it so that I can use it as a standalone GPS. I have Preware installed. I uninstalled all the aGPS Verizon patches, and tried various combinations of GPS options in QPST Service Programming (my last test with only Autonomous On), and Airplane Mode Off, then ON.
In all situations, when I turn GPS on, the GPS icon for does not appear on the Top Bar, and no GPS lock is achieved. And even if it were achieved, is there any hope that this doctored GPS would give me any better locations than the iPhone.
I can provide more information to anyone who can help. My goal is to use the device as a standalone GPS, that only provides me with Latitude, Longitude, and possible Altitude. Thank you very much.