Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

Huawei P20 Pro Android Pie update cause GPS issues

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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

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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

Hi @FidoStephen  any news about the update? 

Hey @guessous

 

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



I'm a Participant Level 3

no updates here as well.... waiting

I'm a Participant Level 3

I still haven't got any update. Is it working for anyone yet? 

Hey @rakmoh1 and @Serhio

 

The rollout for the update is from March 19 to March 29 so you should have the update by the 29!



4:40am on the 29th and still no updates.

Has anyone on the P20 Pro actually received that update to fix the GPS yet?

Hey @Gabbie1977

 

Have you received the update?



Yes now it came up and downloading. 677 Meg's isn't a small update but I used my free bytes for it.

Awesome (and very smart use of the Data Bytes)!  



I'm a Participant Level 2

Still haven't received the update. This is so frustrating. 

Sending you a PM to look into this @Amberpie



I'm a Participant Level 3

Updated today to EMUI 9.0.0.213. Tried using GPS few times, so far so good. GPS performs great. Hopefully it resolves this.

 

Smiley

I'm a Participant Level 3

Thanks for the update.

 

I think I will wait for a couple more reports before trying it myself.

I'm Helpful Level 1

5 days after the GPS update,  have to say the GPS appears to be working flawlessly. Here's to hoping it stays this way.

I'm a Participant Level 3

I just checked now and I got this updateScreenshot_20190329-053842.jpg

 

I'm a Participant Level 1

SMR? 

Hey @Danielt514

 

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



I'm a Participant Level 3

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.

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!



I'm a Participant Level 1

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