Originally Posted by craftycoder
I do not have a fancy new phone with the latest OS. It seems it is an Android 4.2 or later problem. I've got 4.1 and have no issues. Until I can reproduce the problem I cannot fix it. So we wait...
You're right, everything >4.2.x = no compass
Yes, Android AND iphone GPS works without cellular data. Use offline maps and enjoy. (thanks drtbyk!)