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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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Wow! I live in London and it's picked up nobody! :o

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just had a pop into near and it has now picked up 26 people playing nearby

impressive
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I mentioned this in another thread but it vanished. Try this :

http://www.skyhookwireless.com/howitworks/submit_ap.php

People with import Vitas used this to fix their location problems with Near.

There may also be an issue with NAT types - possibly NAT type 3 in particular....

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Pilksflyer wrote:
Took my little girl to school and Near worked fine even showed other noobs within a ten mile radius,i get back home half a mile away and it says im back in Nelson south Wales and I've traveled over 300 miles when i haven't done a mile,

Come on Sony help us out

 

 

Could it be that when you are out and about it is using 3G (fine) and when you are home it is using WiFi (coarse) location locking. 

 Thus when you are home it is using your ISP server address as its location??

 

For this to be possible im assuming you have 3G model and also assuming I know what I am talking about :Stupid:

 

Anyways, Near doesn't work for me, WiFi only.

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Still not working for me either, shame as I want to be able to use all the features :-(
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good thing your not an iranian scientist then.

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Another week,another update needed plz.
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any more news SONY

 

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People already sugested a system restore before, doesn't solve the problem. That it works for some (you included or so I gather), works temporarily for others, and doesn't work at all for the rest (I'm on this group) shows how erratic the problem is. I'm no techie but something that apears to affect so randomly and in so many different ways must be a pain to track down, let alone solve :(
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By the way, my vita is the same model you refer on your link. Guess that means the restore isn't dependent on the model *sigh* Still if it helps at least one person is a step in the right direction ;)
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Have you tried to send your Router Wireless MAC Address to Skyhook? I did it and it takes some time, before i did the restore it didn't work. I know it has been suggested to restore before, the difference is that i've made a step-by-step tutorial.
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Still working for me, but for many French people no tip is working, they are waiting for a Near update. 

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I have the "An error has occured" (no error code number) problem after pressing the Near update button.

 

I really don't want to reset and format my system.

 

My question is...

 

Surely the fix for this problem is for Sony to add a button to the Near settings menu that resets the data for this app?

 

Simplez!

 

Regards, Matt :Thumbs:

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You don't have to format anything, just restore the system settings to their defaults. The backup is just to put back to the Vita what you have installed so you won't have to download again.

Even if there's a reset thing inside the NEAR app it wouldn't work because the Maps app doesn't work either, which makes me think the problem is something network related.
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son it been like 2weeks since your last update in the threat plz tell us that you have found a soultion

 

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Anybody would think we weren't asking for answers on the official forum. nearly another week and still no official word.
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It's a big thing to fix. Give them time :) GPS, Skyhook and software for them are enormously complex! Even though it just looks like a bunch of buttons and a map, it's very complicated round the back!
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Even if it's long they could keep us aware.

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As I reported on another thread, I managed to fix my 'error occurred' issue with near. Would like to know if I just go lucky or if it actually fixes it for others as well.

 

I really didn't fancy resetting to factory defaults my Vita and so did the following, which happened to work for me:

Power off Vita

Remove the Memory Card & Game card (was playing Uncharted)

Reboot Vita.

Update Near (unsure if this is actually necessary, I'd just done it to see if the error was still there)

Power Off Vita.

Re-insert Memory Card.

Reboot Vita.

 

Near was then fully functional again. Curious to see if anyone else manages to fix their problem following this procedure.

 

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i tried that method and it didn't work for me but i am in Germany.

Maybe it depends on the region.

Still, very annoying that it was only working for like a week in the beginning and after that, it stopped working.

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