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'Near' not working

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This morning I picked up a 3G PS Vita - everything is fine and dandy, except for the 'Near' feature. I tried it with both using Wifi and 3G and in both cases I get an error saying that the data cannot be retreived.

 

I have enabled location in parental controls.

 

Any idea what is wrong?

 

Thanks!

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Hi guys,

 

It seems that the Near issues experienced following launch have been rectified with the 1.66 system software update.

 

If any of you are still having problems please let me know or update this thread.

 

Cheers,

 

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hey guys

just after i use near for a few hours with 3G 
now it's give me a new massaga said " Could not obtain data for your location NEAR will use previously location data sending..." " There has been an error " 

 

the most thinks i was so exciting about is near

 

wooooow awesone -.- thanks sony i'm really happy :(

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On the 3G vita here. Near worked last night for the first time - found 5 players nearby. Maps worked fine too. Now it's back to "can't find your location". Come on Sony. Just a "we are aware of the issue" would be nice.
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Tried connecting my vita via iPhone hotspot. Net works fine still no near data. :( really thought it may work. Please Sony give us a nod that you know about it.
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Well this morning my maps are working and it finds my location perfectly, but in Near it obtains the data but cant send it !

A step in the right direction I guess

 

I registered my skyhook details last Thursday or Friday so they seem to have done their bit

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Right I have got it working!!

 

 

I hope this helps someone!

When I first got my vita it wouldn't find any location data on any apps like near, maps, or photo. I was annoyed and did some googling, found out about skyhook and added my routers Mac address. This morning it found my location.. And decided to restore the vita.

 

 

As soon as I did that it worked straight away.

 

My advice it to register on skyhook, wait till your maps work and find your location, and then restore your system.

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Hi guys,

 

Just to keep you informed the issues with the Near app are still been looked into.  I will update this thread once I have more info.

 

Cheers,

 

SFZ

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The fix better not be this skyhook sign up coz if it is I just might take vita back
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Mine is working today finally. I registered for Skyhook when I first heard about that as a potential fix and I think it worked, it took a few days to filter through.

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How will skyhook help when Im at different ends of the UK all week.
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Pilksflyer wrote:
How will skyhook help when Im at different ends of the UK all week.

 

My thoughts exactly. 

 

Could get some very long leads for your router :Lol:

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My near issues are similar to these ones. It worked for a brief while till I actually went out, now it (sometimes) obtains my location, then tries to submit it but fails and displays "An error has occurred"

This is using a 3G + wifi vita, and I've tried it both in the middle of nowhere and middle of Glasgow connected to a Wifi point, via 3G, via wifi whilst connected to vodafone. Bluetooth on and off, the lot. No luck so far :(
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An observation I've made too is that there seem to be a large number of updates waiting to be uploaded. That might have something to do with it
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A week later and I still can't get Near to work. :(

Oddly enough, I let the battery die down today and the error changed from being unable to get location data to being able getting location data and then being unable to upload it.
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Having the same problem as most of the people in this thread.  I only have the WiFi version and I can't get Near, or Maps, or even Photos and Foursquare to work.  Kept telling me that the "location data could not be obtained".  I've tried everything I could think of and I had tried connecting from both my workplace and at home.  I even tried walking around outside of our house to see if it would work, but it didn't.

 

I've been checking the forums and searching through google to see if there is already an actual, universal working fix for this but, at the moment, na-da.

 

I hope Sony fixes this problem soon since this is one of the selling point of the Vita (for me, at least).

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I would recommend doing a restore, mine was saying that and it worked after i did one

 

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I was in Warrington last night and Near worked for the second time since release.
Come no Sony something official would be nice, co op on unit 13 won't be much fun at this rate will it lol
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Restored and checked. The list of pending uploads is gone and it appears to work. I've disabled automatically obtaining location info and auto refresh for near to see if that helps
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I have restored twice, and still Near and Maps don't work.
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I tried a few different locations today. This is what I got.

 

Mums house. 4 miles away, in the country side. Near works fine. Maps works fine.

 

Brothers house. Less than 1 mile from me, in town. Near works fine. Maps doesn't work.

 

My house, also within town. Near works sometimes after 5 goes standing outside the house. Maps doesn't work.

 

My house has the best internet connection out of the 3 to. I'm not sure if it's the Home Hub 3 causing issue. Or that the app is random. 

 

 

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I think it'd be a nice idea if Sony were to allow a group of people to test these sort of apps, their features and stuff in future :) Like a beta focus group hybrid thing. :P

I've tested over 69km today and it seems okay. I've not had any problems since I disabled "Obtain location automatically at regular intervals" and "turn on near automatic location updates".

Another thing though not related to the bug, apparently 2 people near me are playing "PCSF00090". No idea what it is though.
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I hope they fixed it
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