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    This its interesting...from samsung mobile twitter account.

    ATTN #Vibrant users: We've created an app to help optimize GPS. Go to the Android Market & search for GPSSamsungRestore:

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    Interesting indeed...

    Can the application be ran on the Captivate & Vibrant running either official production load or MR software?
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    EDIT: It's actually titled "GPS Restore"...not GPSSamsungRestore as it tells you in the post. I DL'd it, but I have yet to test it.
    Last edited by myk26; 11-30-2010 at 12:49 PM.
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    Keep us posted. Corey's comments about his GPS from the leaked Verizon patch had me excited too. I can get it going decent enough to not complain, but would like it better!
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    I wonder if the settings must be set to default value for a possible...frozen yogurt + Firmware update.... to actually resolve current GPS issues.
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    My understanding is that app just restores the factory defaults.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyMcgee View Post
    I wonder if the settings must be set to default value for a possible...frozen yogurt + Firmware update.... to actually resolve current GPS issues.
    Don't get your hopes up. My guess is we won't have Froyo in 2010.
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    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.

    Still have yet to give it a good run though...
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    Just installed and got a lock within a few seconds. We'll see how long this lasts.
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    Well, do me a favor and post back with results...

    Cause the App has to lock onto a Sat in order for it to complete, so the fact that you get a lock after the app isn't that impressive.

    The question is how quick can you lock after you've lost a Sat.
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    After spending a day with it, I can honestly say that it's an improvement! Not a fix....but definitely an improvement.
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    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.
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    ....it's not about the info shown (route givin).

    It's about gettin a lock on GPS (how quick).
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    Quote Originally Posted by myk26 View Post
    ....it's not about the info shown (route givin).

    It's about gettin a lock on GPS (how quick).
    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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).
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    I ran it and it never could lock onto my position. It would retry three times and then ask me to find a clear sky and retry. I did and was still unable to get a lock.

    When I pull up Google Maps it has me located all the way across the state. lol

    sad
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    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).

    Under lbstestmode,

    SUPL/CP Settings, I hit auto config.

    Application settings, standalone mode.

    Hope this helps,

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