[HOT] Problems with android phones

Simone Cortesi simone at cortesi.com
Sat Mar 3 16:08:36 GMT 2012


I've been using GPS Status & Toolbox
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en
with success, it allows you to download AGPS data beforehand.

does not require root privileges.

-S

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 15:57, Brian Wolford <worldwidewolford at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey,
> So there has been a problem with some androids I have encountered and met
> another person running into the same problems.
> Some phones were taking very long times to get GPS fixes (ussually not at
> all) and after they did they were putting points out in Jamaica or the ocean
> south of Cuba.
>
> A common thread between the problem phones seemed to be that they were from
> Europe. North American phones seemed to have no problem.
> So the solution seems to be changing the NTP server in the  'gps.conf' file
> to the North American server.
>
> This can be accomplished two ways:
> 1: The app
> FasterFix https://market.android.com/details?id=com.Double.FasterFix&hl=en
> 2:
> Manually http://www.xda-developers.com/android/fix-your-european-android-gps-lock-manually/
>
> You of course need to be a 'root' user. But you should do that when unboxing
> anyway.
>
> This is caused by using Assisted GPS (A-GPS) for the first point, which uses
> the network to get faster fixes.
>
> Thought this would be useful to share and hopefully save some headaches.
> -brian
>
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