What no GPS on the Ipad2 WiFi...darn

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  1. Argyle

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    Wanted to put this beautiful Ipad2 in my tank bag on my motorcycle. Inside the see through map area. Waterproof..

    Lo and behold no GPS on it. Any guru's think of a way to run gps? Still waiting for jail brake

    I have a Bluetooth wireless Gps device

    I have a jb iphone4 with BTstacker Gps

    Any ideas? New to iPad so a lay mans walkthrough would be much appreciated

    Thanks all
     
  2. yvrgal

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    Actually, the GPS on Maps will work on the Wifi version if the Personal Hotspot is on from your iPhone.
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    There's third party add-on hardware that will give you GPS functionality.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Elf-Receiver-iPhone-66-channel/dp/B0035Y7ZJ2/]Amazon.com: Bad Elf GPS Receiver for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad (66-channel, SBAS/WAAS, 10Hz): Electronics[/ame]

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  4. Argyle

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    Mywi hasn't worked... I'm still 4.21
     
  5. Argyle

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    Yeah, there is an add on for the iPad2, it's called "3G" :D
     
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    You should be able to jailbreak your iPad and use the btstacker just like your iPhone.
     
  8. Argyle

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    Yeah no luck on even a tethered jb for the ipad2 so far :(
     
  9. ajneuman

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    Here is a Bluetooth GPS receiver made for the iPad. I may have to pick one up myself.

    [ame]http://www.amazon.com/GNS-5870-MFI-Bluetooth-Receiver/dp/B004289ZW0[/ame]
     
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    I have an ipad1 wifi, and to get usable functionality for GPS applications I did the following:
    Jailbreak iPad, I have Jbroken the iPad on several firmware revs, up to 4.2.1. And it worked on every rev.

    Find the BtStack GPS module from the nav section of cydia

    Get a wireless source to data, I use mywi on a 3GS or my i4, for the iPad to tether' it will have to be a wifi tether with BtStack GPS neutralizing the native BT in the iPad while it is active, or use a non data required app like navigon...which works well with iPad. Maps and earth, as well as gps drive all work well.

    For the receiver, I just happened to have a belkin BT Gps receiver laying around. I bought it in 2004 for 10 bucks at a flea market because the battery (which was recalled) malfunctioned and was missing. other models work as well. The BtStack description will give some details. If you happen to find a used belkin, this receiver has hackable firmware of many nmea forums, but must be transfered by BT from a windows based machine. If anyone is interested in the pprocedure let me know. Increased sensitivity and instant 3d lock are the results, as well as improved indoor track lock once 3d acquisition has been achieved.
     

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