Oneplus 5 GPS fix?

  1. gonzalez_a13
    Donut Jul 24, 2018

    gonzalez_a13 , Jul 24, 2018 :
    So I've had issues with my GPS not working properly and ran the diagnostic using the *#808# which failed after 20 seconds. I emailed customer support and they had me reboot the phone and then they flashed the phone through a remote session. It still did not work. I called and they said they would try and fix it since I'm still under a 1 year warranty but I'm wondering if anyone else success by sending it back?

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    Jul 24, 2018

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  3. gonzalez_a13
    Donut Jul 24, 2018

    gonzalez_a13 , Jul 24, 2018 :
    I tried it and it still failed. Thanks anyways.

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    Jul 24, 2018

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  5. gonzalez_a13
    Donut Jul 24, 2018

    gonzalez_a13 , Jul 24, 2018 :
    Yeah I did, they asked me to send it for a repair but I just wanted to see if anyone else got success from sending it back. It just sucks that they won't replace it, oh well.

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    Jul 24, 2018

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  7. gonzalez_a13
    Donut Jul 24, 2018

  8. ICE80
    Donut Jul 24, 2018

    ICE80 , Jul 24, 2018 :
    1. Remove SIM tray from device.
    2. Unscrew 2 bottom screws.
    3. Gently remove back cover starting from the bottom.
    4. Check on the back cover that GPS connection point are clean. ( Pic 1 )
    5. Check on the frame that pins are not missing or bent. Make sure that the pins are standing up a bit like shown in the picture. ( pic 2 )
    6. Unplug the flexicable from the motherboard by lifting i gently.
    7. Gently pry it loose with a spudger or some other plastic tool. There is a metallic plate on the flexicable connecting with a small copper "spunge" that I guess grounds the antenna. ( Pic 3 )
    ( If the small copper "spunge" is missing you can make one of ex. aluminium tape.2mmx 25mm strip and make it to a tiny ball. Insert this between the flexicable and frame ) ( Pic 4 )
    8. Now insert the top of the screen in the frame gently so you do not brake the gps flexicable.
    9. Install bottom screws.
    10. Now GPS should work if it was a grounding issue.

    I appologize for bad pictures but hopefully you get the point.
    GPS app I used is GPS Test.

    Hopefully this helps for your problem.


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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018

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  9. qdogf15
    Cupcake Aug 15, 2018

    qdogf15 , Aug 15, 2018 :
    THE GPS DOES NOT WORK!! Absolutely pathetic that the GPS on this phone only worked for 8 months after buying it brand new from your website!! Does you company even acknowledge the high number of people in your community forum that are complaining about the same OP5 issue?! OnePlus had to replace the motherboard for the first repair and the same issue has returned 2 months later!! Now since I'm 2 weeks past the year long warranty they want to charge me to perform the same repair again. There's obviously a GPS problem with this phone that OnePlus is refusing to address!! Terrible customer service!! Never buying a product from this crappy company again!!

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  10. TBest
    Froyo Sep 19, 2018

    TBest , Sep 19, 2018 :
    Thank you very much, it works!

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  11. stem734
    Cupcake Oct 15, 2018

    stem734 , Oct 15, 2018 :
    Kudos to this poster. This works like a charm. Careful with the screws though....

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  12. david67890o
    Gingerbread Oct 18, 2018

    david67890o , Oct 18, 2018 :

    Perfect, it's working , thx u

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  13. moffa_
    Cupcake Oct 21, 2018

    moffa_ , Oct 21, 2018 :
    Actually, it did fix it. Couldn't get more than 7 satellites to lock on, now I can get up to 15. Thanks for the fix
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018

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  14. gonzalez_a13
    Donut Oct 21, 2018

    gonzalez_a13 , Oct 21, 2018 :
    I had taken it back to OnePlus to get fixed and they replaced a few parts and it for the most part works but it still isn't perfect.

  15. Zippy7
    Honeycomb Oct 21, 2018

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  16. nikooos
    Cupcake Oct 22, 2018

    nikooos , Oct 22, 2018 :
    I have the same problem after screen repair , I don't have the ground connection like the picture 4?!! Just a black rubber
    Do you think it's a fake frame ?

  17. stolen
    Cupcake Oct 25, 2018

    stolen , Oct 25, 2018 :
    Yas! This fixed both my GPS issue and my slower wifi issue (since they're the same antenna). :D

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  18. shrishail.barigal
    Cupcake Nov 4, 2018

    shrishail.barigal , Nov 4, 2018 :
    You are a life saver. This worked flawlessly. I have been facing this issue from long time.

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  19. Cabezon8705
    Donut Nov 4, 2018

    Cabezon8705 , Nov 4, 2018 :
    I just did this today and it worked. my oneplus 5 started this issue just 2 weeks ago. i still had the copper "sponge" but all i did was fold aluminum foil the same size as the hole, very thin, and put it on top of the sponge and press firmly on it with the flexicable. what a coincidence that it happens to me right before the 6T came out.

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  20. elfeki.chadi
    Cupcake Nov 27, 2018

    elfeki.chadi , Nov 27, 2018 :
    This is an absolute-life-saving post.

    Hats-off Sir!! You have my respect ;)

    PS: Shot taken outdoors at a "Device only" mode. Got none before the fix.

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