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22 Feb 2012
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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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Right I've factory reset mine, then turned off Bluetooth, went outside (only a wifi model but thought I'd try, still connected to wifi) and to my amazement it works!!!!!
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how do you turn the bluetooth off?

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I have restored my vita 3 times so now my brand new vita seems to me an old piece of sh*t :(

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Well now I'm getting seriously irritated with the an error occurred issue, it worked fine for a while after release then last week I got the issue and even tho annoying I thought doing a restore wasn't so bad, how wrong was I, on Friday I did my first system restore and yay success near worked again for a while 2 days then Sunday evening wham issue was back posses I went ahead and did a second restore and near worked again, 2-3 days later and the damn error is back again, now I refuse to do a third restore as clearly for me it's not a resolution and having to constantly restore the vita just cause of near is unacceptable, out of 3 vita in the house mine is the only one having this issue, Sony get in gear and fix this already.
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I haven't posted in a while because since my last post I have been sending in a request to skyhook daily and adjusting the lon and lat ever so slightly. ( Cause apparently it covers a 10m radius)

Today I contacted skyhook direct, on their support contact e-mail.

 support@skyhookwireless.com
Maybe if more of you guys pester them, they will decide to pull finger?

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I registered my address on Skyhook 6 days ago, Near still doesn't work!! How long on average have people been waiting since registering on Skyhook for Near to work?

Thanks
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Tomorrow will be day 7 of the first registration.

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I registered the day after release...Still not working..Plus a few times since then...nothing

 

I couldn't see me using it that much, but I still would like to know that I can if I wanted to. That guy on twitter claiming he's going to return his Vita because Near doesn't work, is a bit of a dumbass. I bought the Vita for games, not to see what the guy 1 mile away is playing.

 

 

For anyone that has used Skyhook & it's worked since. Did you get a follow up email from them saying your Access point was added? 

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come on sony tell us if you r goin to fix it or not 

 

o and peoplestop saing to restore it 

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Cringles88 wrote:

I registered the day after release...Still not working..Plus a few times since then...nothing

 

I couldn't see me using it that much, but I still would like to know that I can if I wanted to. That guy on twitter claiming he's going to return his Vita because Near doesn't work, is a bit of a dumbass. I bought the Vita for games, not to see what the guy 1 mile away is playing.

 

 

For anyone that has used Skyhook & it's worked since. Did you get a follow up email from them saying your Access point was added? 



My WiFi-only Near started working 6 days after registering with Skyhook.

No follow up email.

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Hi guys,

 

Just to update you, this is an issue we are looking into at the moment. A number of users are encountering issues when starting up the Near application, in some cases these can be slightly different.

 

The most common appears to be the inability to find the location, and the software reverting to original location (without this working). There have also been other issues raised.

 

Anything you guys raise here will be fed back for us to look into, and I will update when I receive any more information on this

 

Thanks,

 

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Thanks for the update. It's good to know that it is being looked into even if it's taking a while.

 

I guess that the more information there is the more effective any future update will be.

 

 

 

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Thank you for the update.

Sheffield, I personally had to wait 4 days. 

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Mine is still working after my reset and it appears that most people I've spoken to have taken my advice and seen some benefit. Location updates do fail occasionally but not to the point where it's annoying.
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I found the cure for an error has occured during upload to psn

 

do a restore settings without formatting the memory card.

 

During this it advised you to deactivate vita - do accept this.

 

 

after you set it up, dont start near.

 

get it on the network .

enable location sharing.

activate the vita for games and video again

play one game

 

ONLy after that start near.

 

this will fix the "an error has occurred message" issue with uploading the location history.

 

 

 

 

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Its official, contacting skyhook direct sorts it out. 2 days ago I requested they please look into it for me. Has been working fine since this morning. Confirmation mail from Krystle at Skyhook received today.

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skullkeeper wrote:

Its official, contacting skyhook direct sorts it out. 2 days ago I requested they please look into it for me. Has been working fine since this morning. Confirmation mail from Krystle at Skyhook received today.


I've also been contacted by Krystle, just waiting on her to get back to me when's it's been confirmed!

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i registered with skyhook around 6 days ago, its finally working for the first time today

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That only proves that it worked for you. My area is already covered by skyhook- my other devices' locations can be found. The Vita has failed without fail.
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Skyhook update.

Was not working at my parents house last weekend when I updating Skyhook with their MAC address.

Went round to visit them today and it managed to obtain location information.

 

Also, for those having issues with Skyhook make sure you use the correct MAC address for your router.

If you use the cmd string I posted previously it will pick up the right one.

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It is clear that there is an underlying problem with Near. I have the 3G vita. Whether on wifi or 3G only, Near fails to find my location. All the while maps finds my position with perfect (almost uncanny) accuracy. Maps was broken till I got the sim card and got the 3G working. Near is still dead. Oddly - I have set Near to auto update and it almost always has new info about people and games around me. It only fails to find my location when I press the update button. When running in the background it seems to work. New firmware please Sony.
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