I face an issue with my android phone. I have tried in vain solutions (listed below) given by many websites so I thought I might give a try on SE.
I am trying to get the gps work on offline maps. I am for instance trying using maps.me.
If I have wifi or 3g signal, the location works great. However if I turn on the plane mode, and the location on, the application cannot find my location. I am pretty sure it is not an issue with the app maps.me because I also tried on google maps with a preloaded map and it is the same.
I have also downloaded gps apps such as gps test and gps status. They all manage to connect with satellites and find a location, even offline. I think that proves that it is not a hardware issue.
If anyone has the same symptoms, please help me. I think I might have unselected a google option somewhere to block the gps usage (I am usually very careful not to give google too much data about me)
I had the issue with Android 4.4 and recently upgraded to lollipop (android 5) and the issue is still there.