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geocoding – android – Geocoder.getFromLocationName() is not working in ICS device

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I have two devices. One is HTC WildFire S and other one is HTC 1V. I used the Geocoder.getFromLocationName() in my application. It is running successfully in the HTC wildfire S. But in the HTC 1V i got the following error. why it’s came? How can i solve this? please can anybody help me.


Geocoder geoCoder = new Geocoder(getBaseContext(), Locale.getDefault()); 
//s is the address
List<Address> addresses = geoCoder.getFromLocationName(s, 5); //Here i got the following Exception.


06-18 16:28:17.933: W/System.err(4960): java.io.IOException: Service not Available
06-18 16:28:17.953: W/System.err(4960):at android.location.Geocoder.getFromLocationName(Geocoder.java:178)

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How to&Answers:

Finally i found the answer :https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=38009

Reboot your device for Geocoder to work. Hope it helps someone

Note: some say it will work if you use Google API 16


  GeoPoint point = new GeoPoint(
                        (int) (LATITUDE * 1E6),
                        (int) (LONGITUDE * 1E6));

String n;

public void someRandomMethod() {
        n = convertPointToLocation(point);

public String convertPointToLocation(GeoPoint point) {
        String address = "";
        Geocoder geoCoder = new Geocoder(
                getBaseContext(), Locale.getDefault());
        try {
            List<Address> addresses = geoCoder.getFromLocation(
                    point.getLatitudeE6()  / 1E6,
                    point.getLongitudeE6() / 1E6, 1);

            if (addresses.size() > 0) {
                for (int index = 0; index < addresses.get(0).getMaxAddressLineIndex(); index++)
                    address += addresses.get(0).getAddressLine(index) + " ";
        catch (IOException e) {

        return address;