Error status 404 from


One of my Particle devices has a Google Maps integration & keeps receiving this error message
when this event (hook-error/deviceLocator/0) goes out: error status 404 from

Any idea how to resolve?


A 404 response means the tower or Wi-Fi the device is connected to is not known by Google.

The database of tower IDs doesn’t come from a big list provided by the carriers. Instead, Google infers them via location services on Android phones when it gets both a GPS location and a cell location (or Wi-Fi location) at the same time.

Apple does the same thing for iPhones, but in their own database.

Got it – thanks for the response.

I am not sure that is a valid url for reaching google maps. You can find out where you connection should be going to through the google api-explorer.