Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

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I'm a Contributor Level 2 simonxcheng
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Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hi guys, 

I have updated my Huawei P20 Pro to EMUI 9,0.0.178. After the update, GPS is not working properly. After reboot, the GPS is fine, but once I stopped navigation and start a new navigation, it keeps "Looking for GPS ...". I have tried GPS test app, it just could not get GPS fix. Whenever I need to navigate, I have to reboot the phone. I am wondering anyone is facing the same issue. I have wipe the cache partition but it did not help. I do not really want to do a factory reset. However, it seems that is the last resort I have. 

 

Thanks,

 


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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hi everyone,

 

The February SMR along with a fix for this GPS issue will begin rolling out March 21. 

 

Thanks to everyone who reported this!

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I'm a Participant Level 3 rakmoh1
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

@Vincentyee : were you able to restore your data from the backup after downgrade to 8.1? Thanks.

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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hey everyone,

 

Huawei is working on a fix for this. I don't have a date as to when the update will become available, but I wanted to share what I know so far. I'll update this thread the moment I know more.



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I'm a Participant Level 3 Vincentyee
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Yes, just back up on Hisuite before you downgrade 

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Can we have an idea when the fix will be coming? It's been weeks since I first began reporting issues to Fido and they just get me to reboot and have never told me that there was any communication with Huawei from your side. I need my GPS for work. This had been extremely frustrating and inconvenient. 

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I'm a Participant Level 3 Vincentyee
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Just downgrade your system back to 8.1, there's nothing else we can do but to wait atm

 

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My problem still exists every 24 hours, even though I originally thought it was permanently fixed.  Can't wait for the fix since rebooting phone every time I want to use GPS gets old.

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I'm a Contributor Level 2 simonxcheng
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I will reset to Android 8 because I have to reboot everyday to get the GPS fixed.

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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hi everyone,

 

The February SMR along with a fix for this GPS issue will begin rolling out March 21. 

 

Thanks to everyone who reported this!



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I'm a Participant Level 1 Lello22
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

This will fix the GPS problem until android will release a new fixed update.

See the post at the bottom page.

 

https://forums.androidcentral.com/android-pie/903426-9-0-pie-gps-issues.html

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I'm a Participant Level 1 Danielt514
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SMR? 

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