GPS problems with 4.4.4 Update
I have a Galaxy Note 3. Before the 4.4.4 update, whenever I had GPS/Location Services on, I could see a pinpoint icon in the upper left of screen. All my GPS enabled apps worked fine. After the 4.4.4 update, GPS will not maintain a lock. Google Maps, Smartthings, Navionics, etc will not navigate. The only 2 GPS apps that seem to be working smoothly is Waze and a utility that checks GPS status. When running the GPS troubleshooting app,, I always detect a minimum of 10 satellites (sometimes as many as 16) and I can see the pinpoint icon in the upper left blinking. I have tried every known fix, with the exception of a factory reset of the phone (not really an option for me). Listed in no particular order, I have already tried the following...
1) Cleared the cache partition
2) Restarted in safe mode
3) Removed and reinstalled the GPS apps I am having problems with
4) Enabled high accuracy mode in location services, and set "home" to my home address
5) Cleared the memory cache on each GPS-enabled app
I'm sure I left something else out that I have tried, but I've tried everything but factory reset the phone, (which isn't an option). The GPS seems to know which direction I am pointing, but it will not follow my movements. For example, if running Google Maps, it shows a dot of where I assume is the closest cell tower, and whenever I make a turn, the map will turn, but the dot stays in the same spot. Waze, however, is about the only app that works fine.