Retrieving the location provider "gps" causes a NullPointerException in LocationManager.createProvider

by NTR » Mon, 07 Apr 2008 00:35:49 GMT

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 When I try using the "gps" provider, I get the following:

ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3253): Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException
ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3253):     at
ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3253):     at
ERROR/AndroidRuntime(3253):     at


public static LocationProvider getLocationProvider(Application app) {
    try {
      LocationManager locationManager = getLocationManager(app);
      return locationManager.getProvider("gps");
    catch (SecurityException e) {
      return null;

  public static LocationManager getLocationManager(Application app) {
    return (LocationManager)

The application is retrieved by using getApplication() of a sub-
activity. Any help?

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