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As a USER of locus I have never had any problems with locus deleting maps also the support is the same for both the free and pro versions.And support has been excellent.
But to your problem:- having read your posts (twice) and seen the use of terms like "Magic Bytes" and seen that the action of deleting Tracks has not been successful but has resulted in map file "disappearing" and the original tracks remaining.
Also the fact that your Locus folder is situated on ExtSdCard points to a major problem with your SD Card. As mentioned by a previous poster
If it was me, I would remove the card and put it in a card reader on my PC. Copy everything on the card to my PC, then run ChkDisk  on the card. This will give you an indication of the state of the SD card, and if possible rectify it. If everything is clear then you will know that your assumptions are right. If not then possibly a format of the SD card will solve it. If none of this works ask again.
 But before you do, try a free app ES file explorer from Google Play it will allow you to see your internal memory and any duplicate folders.

Add-ons / Re: Geocaching4Locus - version
« on: May 27, 2014, 13:26:36 »
How many caches have you downloaded in the last 24hrs. There is a limit( 6000), and will not load any more till the 24 hr period is up. Saying that, I have only reached the limit once and I had an on-screen warning telling me so.
My SGS3 works ok.

Add-ons / Re: Locus Addon Solver
« on: May 25, 2014, 20:29:56 »
Had a play with this today (weathers not that good out there), using some multi's I had already solved. At first I couldn't get it to work, until I realised the the ° symbol was missing from the coordinates. As soon as I realised this it worked a treat.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 24, 2014, 20:25:37 »
As I said in this post
I have installed a Custom ROM the problem was solved by a clean install of the CM 10.2 ROM.
Unless you have Rooted your S4 and flashed a new ROM, my solution will not be relevant to you.

In the last 13 days I have been running my GLO with Locus Pro (and Test) through the BT manager and have not had 1 disconnect.

Versions / Re: [APP] - version 2.20.X+ (updated 23.5.2014)
« on: May 24, 2014, 20:06:32 »
Just been out and tried the new test version on a quick jaunt, and am pleased.

The 2 problems I have with the Pro
1. Bluetooth GPS log files  - No longer written :)
2. FC when rotating screen during Field Note creation  - Fixed

As Robin99 posted, miss the Always Log Offline setting. But it is something I can get used to.
Having read the discussion on the DE section, I tried the Track Record and I found it worked OK for my needs. But they are simple Start /Stop/Save. Edit liked the sliding panel  more than the bottom panel
I wasn't going to comment on it, but looking at Menions comment from earlier thought I would.


Troubles & Questions / Re: FC when writing Field Note
« on: May 16, 2014, 17:28:46 »
Thank Menion
I await the new version, until then I'll just remember not to turn the phone.  :)

Troubles & Questions / FC when writing Field Note
« on: May 15, 2014, 22:26:07 »
I noticed a problem today whilst using Locus Pro (2.20.2).  If I select Field note in portrait mode and turn the phone to landscape to write the note, when I have finished and select confirm  I get the window "Unfortunately Locus Pro has stopped"
When it restarts and I select Field note again the note is there , so it is just a matter of selecting it, selecting store offline from the Choose menu and then confirm.
 If I turn the phone to Landscape prior to selecting field note and also if after writing the note I  turn the phone back to portrait this does not happen. In those cases I get the green success window .

Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 11, 2014, 16:49:03 »
The Garmin GLO now works directly with Locus using the inbuilt Bluetooth Manager. The problem was caused by me.
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
I was one of the unfortunate users that got the 4.3 update on my SGS3 before it was withdrawn by Samsung. After a few weeks of FC's and horrendous battery usage and no help from Samsung, I rooted my phone and flashed the CM 10.1 stable ROM followed by the 10.2 stable. That was in November 2013. I have been using it for 4 month and have had no problems at all.
About 2 days before I received the GLO, I decided to try the SlimKat (4.4.2) ROM as it had great reviews. But I found that the display was difficult to read as it had a higher resolution and battery usage was extremely high, so restored CM 10.2 from a back up.
Having done some reading in forums last night (whilst avoiding Eurovision ) gleaned the info that if I done a clean install it would solve the problem.
Well it did, and I am a happy man.
So if anyone else ever gets into this situation take note.


Versions / Re: [APP] - version 2.20.X+ (updated 7.5.2014)
« on: May 08, 2014, 13:48:15 »
I like the new layout of the points Screen with its Sidebar. Only thing that I see that is not needed is the Web page link for the cache, That link is already on the Basic info page in under CACHE CODE

One other thing I noticed is the Settings button under Various heading is a global setting  (it's in the Pro version since a few versions back) and I can not see a use on an individual cache. But that is just my opinion, others may think differently. 

Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 07, 2014, 22:51:31 »
If I couldn't have found a solution to using it with Locus then the GLO would have had to go back. No matter how good it is I could not do without Locus.  ;D ;D

Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 07, 2014, 11:38:08 »
I had no problems with the 818XT in itself, The problem was the switch, any knock on the unit would give me a hot restart, and in one instant switched off completely  causing me to walk past a geocache.   

As for sending Menion my GLO I'd have to think hard on that, ;D
The set up I have now using Bluetooth GPS Provider and its autostart widget work fine for me.

Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 06, 2014, 22:43:34 »
Yes it shows Accuracy / Speed / Altitude but not satellites in use, that you can read from the Notification bar icon.
With experiment I find Bluetooth GPS Provider works best. Its widget also allows turning on when starting and off when stopping. 


Troubles & Questions / Re: Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 06, 2014, 19:10:26 »
Thank for your answer Menion,
I do appreciate that you can't cater for minority needs, neither would I ask you to.
The Glo is a bit expensive, but the price is outweighed by its performance. As well as GPS satellites it also uses the Russian GLONASS ones, With my Qstarz 818 I picked up signals from 11 /13 Sats on average, yesterday and today I had 18 , and my reported accuracy was 2 ft (0.6 meter).
As I said I have not got a problem, I have 2 apps (Bluetooth GPS and Bluetooth GPS Provider, both free) that will connect it to Locus, and both have autostart widgets, which I have  been testing this afternoon and am happy with them. 


Edit : The Glo uses the same battery as the 818XT so I always have a charged spare.

Troubles & Questions / Bluetooth GPS
« on: May 06, 2014, 16:14:39 »
I had a problem with the switch on my Qstarz 818XT bluetooth GPS, which was a pain as it kept resetting at the slighted knock. As it was a few years old I decided to by a Garmin GLO, which was on offer at Amazon.
Yesterday was the first time I used it in the field, but using Locus Pro bluetooth manager it would keep connecting and disconnecting. A reboot of both phone and GPS did initially resolve it but after a few minutes it started to disconnect and reconnect.
With a bit of experimentation I got it to work with the Bluetooth GPS app by more luck than judgement, and enabling Mock GPS  Provider. So the afternoons caching went smoothly.
 Reading on the Garmin website today, I realise that I had to enable "Use Insecure Connection" (which I had done in my button selection frenzy yesterday ;D).
 This is something I hadn't had to do with the Qstarz, or a cheap Jentro I used before that.
My question is, can Locus bluetooth manager make an insecure connection, and is it possible to implement.
It is not a big problem, it just means I have to remember to start 2 apps instead of 1.     

Versions / Re: Test version from GooglePlay over Google+
« on: April 28, 2014, 13:04:30 »
Not only "personal problems with Google+ "  I have about 50 photo albums on Picasa with many links from my website and joining Google+ screws this up . I had that once allready. Too much work. And G+ makes the photo's too big so unusable for me.

Maybe one way around it is to make a new google account. I have 2, the one with Drive, Picaso and other personal things is only known by Freinds and Family.

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