I didn't get good time to test this....but I did quickly try it out. Unfortunately, I'm not initially impressed.
Those that do get positive results do me a favor, reply back in couple days later.
Reason being is, in order for the app to complete it has to lock on a GPS (this is where mine hung up and failed....but possibly for good reason). So those that are saying they are gettin locks within seconds after this "fix" could simply be looking at the Satellite that already locked on due to this app.
I have installed the App and tested against my vehicle GPS. I tested it using Google Maps destination and my car destination from my job to home ( 15 miles) and and it matched the information I was seeing on my car GPS.
I don't care how quick it locks as long as it is under a minute. What I want is something that improves the signal strength of the satellite lock, which in turns increases the accuracy of the GPS mapping. I can get a 10 satellites to lock while I am standing still and it will retain that lock while I am driving, but My Tracks tends to be inaccurate and sometimes Google Navigation says I am on the wrong road.
I've actually had very good luck with my GPS (and I get a lock in about 15 seconds), but it could stand to be more accurate. And retaining that accuracy over a long period of time is critical.
There's a lot of seconds in a minute...but I know what you're saying.
Every time I come to an underpass/intersection (or a road the runs parallel within 50ft) I usually get a Recalc Route message....which sucks pretty bad when your destination is close to that intersection!
The only difference I've noticed in this GPS app restore is a quicker lock. Accuracy is about as shotty as it was before (in my experience).
So, let me understad what the complaints are all about. How fast you lock on to satelites is the most important? I was seeing 10 Satellites with GPS Test.
I am located in Oklahoma and no are no blockage of look angle to the Satellites.
Before this "fix" I ran the GPS test (LBSmode...whatever it's called) and had at least 9 satellites within a few seconds.
But when I pulled up Google Maps (again pre-fix) it would often take up to a minute to find a Sat.....I'm not goin to pretend to know the ins-and-outs of GPS-ery, but I have read that simply running the test is different then an actually real world lock (as in with Google Maps).
I'm running Froyo (Cognition), and (on my phone at least) GPS works well enough to navigate through traffic and in urban areas of cities I don't know (Washington DC).
Turning off "use wireless networks" can help stop the track jumping away from your current position, but it can mean that you wait a little longer for the initial lock (which is often required to let the app you need begin to work- e.g. google nav).