How are they related? How is Push notifications used in iPhone Maps application?

After jailbreaking my Push notifications and GPS are not working. I know I can install Pushfix from Cydia but it costs money but my question is why? Why should I fix Push for GPS to work.

iPhone 3G on iOS 4.2.1 unlocked with iPad baseband 6.15.00

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    Or, you could undo the jailbreak and have it all working. At no cost.
    – Andy Bold
    Jan 29, 2011 at 8:22
  • Can't. I am using it in India. I can use it only after unlock.
    – Manish
    Feb 1, 2011 at 4:12

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As far as I know, they are not related. If I turn off push, either on my jailbroken iphone or my girl's unjailbroken one, GPS and maps keep on working just fine.

edit: Reading little bit more on pushfix I'll try to explain what became clear to me.

Push and Maps or GPS are still unrelated.

Jailbreaking is a legal procedure to make your iPhone free from "apple locks". That's where the name came from.

With that, a jailbroken iPhone can do things apple doesn't allow, but without a proper tool installed "jailbreaking" does nothing.

pushfix is a tool to fix a problem on the push notifications brought by activating the iphone without an authorized SIM (a.k.a. Hacktivated iPhone). pushfix was further improved to fix other problems, probably brought by the same Hacktivation, such as Wifi and GPS.

I highly recommend you do a lot more research and get familiarized with the terms and issues related to iPhone (yes, that's a lot of reading and quite complicated) or just get an Android! ;)

Here are some good starting points (other than the link already provided):

And some good sources:

  • Then, why do people install Pushfix to have working GPS after jailbreaking?
    – Manish
    Feb 1, 2011 at 4:13
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    @Manish my point on the answer is that I never heard of such thing and I agree on your awkwardness about it. They shouldn't be related as much as they seem to not be related to me, from everything I ever saw about iPhones. ... (some time passed) ... Reading about pushfix on pushfix.info/notifications I can see now your problem is about hacking iphone activation and that "pushfix" is a generic tool that fix that along with issues that hacking brings.
    – cregox
    Feb 1, 2011 at 13:24

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