Earlier this month, we reported how Verizon has hindered the GPS on the XV6800, their version of the HTC Titan.
Essentially, Verizon has disabled GPS access to all but “signed” applications. These are applications that Verizon has approved to access GPS services. The Sprint Mogul, Alltel PPC-6800, and all other overseas variants of the device do not have this restriction. However, Verizon confirmed to PhoneNews.com that they are willing to work with third-party applications to approve them for using the GPS services on the XV6800.
This week, hackers at the XDA-Developers forum have released a software patch, which can be applied to an unmodified XV6800, running the latest official firmware. It enables any GPS application, with a few settings changes, to use GPS without needing to be hacked with a third-party firmware.