Tip: How to fix the GPS issue on the T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant

Some of you might have received your T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant this past week and thought, “hmm.. lets test out google maps/navigation” and were disappointed to find that you get an error saying somewhere along the lines of “GPS was unable to find your location.”

i found a solution online, from a user called ‘e-wrecked’, that fixes the GPS issue within five minutes! i used this exact method to fix mine and now mine is working perfectly.  so here it is..


1 – Disable “Use Wireless Networks” – Settings / Location & Security

2 – Dial *#*#1472365#*#*

3 – Under “Application settings” Change “Operation Mode” to MS Based

4 – Under “SUPL/CP Settings” Change the SERVER & PORT to supl.google.com and port 7276 [ Do not use www. in front of supl]


6 – Turn back on the “User Wireless Networks”

7 – Done! you now have a working GPS!

if you ever feel the need (i don’t know why you would) to revert back to the old SUPL/CP server here’s what it was at default:

Server – www.spirent-lcs.com
Port – 7275

    • dee
    • July 22nd, 2010

    Thank goodness mine was working. But I have a question how to you log on to verizon email using the Vibrant? Can you solve that problem and is verizon supported because my regular yahoo mail works.

      • ryanolson
      • July 22nd, 2010

      sorry i’m not sure how to do that, maybe google it.. you should be able to log into your verizon email through the email application

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