This is a cross-post of "Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?"

Based on some of the answers and comments there, I am attempting to figure out what GPS sensor is being used in my phone, and what, if any restrictions Verizon and/or HTC and/or Google has placed on it.

I am currently in Beijing, China now, and have a China Unicom SIM card in my phone, not that it makes any difference - the GPS doesn't work with my Verizon SIM in either.

My phone:

  • Model number: HTC6525LVW
  • Hardware version: 0004
  • Android: 5.0.1
  • HTC Sense version: 6.0
  • Software #: 4.17.605.5
  • HTC SDK API level: 6.55
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-ga9a3f03 and@ABM010 #1 SMP PREEMPT
  • Baseband version:
  • Build number: 4.17.605.5 CL452965 release-keys
  • PRI Version: 2.90_002
  • PRL version: 00000
  • ERI Version: 5
  • Please note that crossposting is not welcome at SE sites, even if they would fit on multiple of them. Ask the question on the site you think is most applicable. Apart from that, this is an Android-independent device question, and thus even off-topic here.
    – Izzy
    Commented Apr 10, 2015 at 15:31

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As far as I can tell, it doesn't. I was simply running into a classic "urban canyon" problem.

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