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 Contributor Level 2 Gabbie1977
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

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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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

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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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

SMR? 

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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hey @Danielt514

 

SMR is short for Security Maintenance Release / Security Update. Smiley 



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I'm a Participant Level 2 Serhio
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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Is it just me or EMUI 9 is no longer avaible for download once downgraded to 8.1.0?
I had twice notification about availability and then it disappeared and no longer appears under software update.

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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hey there @Serhio

 

As mentioned in the solution, Huawei will be implementing a fix for the GPS issue and the roll-out for the new update is expected to start on March 21st 2019.

 

That said, if you're still unable to find any available updates after downgrading, we would advise you to reach out to Huawei for assistance or to attempt a factory reset.

 

Hope this helps!



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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hi @FidoStephen  any news about the update? 

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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hey @guessous

 

It was just released on the 21st. You should be able to get the update soon on your end.



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Huawei P20 SMR only to January

Hello,

According to OS upgrade schedule, Huawei P20 has SMR to March. I checked my Huawei P20 and SMR is only to January. Please some body confirm it.

 

  Thank you,

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Re: Huawei P20 SMR only to January

Hey @why1! I hope you're doing well. Smiley

 

I've moved your post to this thread, as it will have the answer you seek. You should get the update soon.



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Re: Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Hi @FidoPhilippe 

 

Are Huawei P20 and P20 Pro using the same software? Mine is P20 not P20 Pro.

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