12-07-2010 06:46 PM
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  1. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    Found this over at the XDA forums before and didn't think anything of it, and then this morning I decided I wanted to give a try to see if it actually works.

    Well, it does!

    1. Download the GPS.zip from the first post, and then move it to the root of your SD card.
    2. Boot into CWM and choose "install zip from sdcard"
    3. Select "choose zip from sdcard" then scroll down to select the zip, install
    4. Reboot
    5. Using Root Explorer (or whatever you prefer) navigate to .apk on your SD card (should be /sdcard/gps.zip/system/app/gpssetup.apk) and move the .apk to your /system/app folder to overwrite the older version
    6. Boot back into CWM to fix permissions (advanced/fix permissions) and once that finishes, reboot and try out your new GPS!

    Reading over the thread, results seemed mixed, but the majority of people who tried it out had great results. As it is right now I am getting an instant lock on 9 of 11 sats, but I'm going to turn off GPS and try again in the morning to confirm on a cold start.

    Hope this helps others like it did me!
    (Thanks to adrynalyne and all others who made this and other developments possible!)
    11-29-2010 04:44 PM
  2. Dr. K_Xen's Avatar
    Yeah I did this about a week or so ago, unfortunately I was one of the ones that it improved the lock time but still wasn't instant like some were getting.
    11-29-2010 11:03 PM
  3. Sta11i0n's Avatar
    I'll take it! I've been trying all day to get DJ05 OTA and now I could care less. Time to first fix: on cold start, with wifi off, after a reboot, inside, while it's raining, 14.491 seconds! With wifi on, 4.462 seconds! Finally, no more 5-10 minute wait, especially when trying to show off how "great" your phone is to somebody.
    11-29-2010 11:19 PM
  4. Plinkie's Avatar
    nice.. just installed this and managed to get a lock within 20 seconds while indoors..

    Thank you.
    11-30-2010 12:03 AM
  5. thachizzle's Avatar
    Always just flashed it with CWM, but going to try and moving the APK into the system/apps folder and see if that makes a difference.

    If you guys are looking for an alternative to Root Explorer - get ES File explorer and give it root permission. Doesn't matter which ROM/MOD you choose from the list, just pick one and give it Super User permission and make sure you show hidden files and it should work as a Root Explorer ... for free!
    11-30-2010 12:58 AM
  6. Sta11i0n's Avatar
    I thought the step of actually copying the file over seemed redundant after installing it via CWM but it is necessary.
    11-30-2010 01:12 AM
  7. joebob2000's Avatar
    Found this over at the XDA forums before and didn't think anything of it, and then this morning I decided I wanted to give a try to see if it actually works.
    Awesomeness! I am traveling this week and will be able to give this a pretty good test.
    11-30-2010 08:44 AM
  8. namebrandon's Avatar
    Awesomeness! I am traveling this week and will be able to give this a pretty good test.
    I think you'll be pleased!
    11-30-2010 09:10 AM
  9. jackmei2's Avatar
    I've seen this on the xda forums but have been afraid to try it, since my gps already seems to be pretty decent, at least in google maps. but I think I'll give it a shot!

    if something should go wrong, a backup via cwm should put the DI01 radio back right?
    11-30-2010 11:08 AM
  10. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    Correct. Although, you shouldn't need to do that... This is a pretty harmless mod
    11-30-2010 11:16 AM
  11. packerbacker's Avatar
    I have JT's Superclean and also his Non voodoo Kernel. Would this work for me?
    11-30-2010 11:22 AM
  12. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    Absolutely!
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    11-30-2010 11:32 AM
  13. packerbacker's Avatar
    Sweet... I'll have to figure out how to do this... because my GPS absolutely sucks.
    11-30-2010 11:37 AM
  14. Sublym1's Avatar
    Sweet! After finishing this, I got a lock in less than 30 seconds with WiFi off.
    I'll try it again when I'm out and about to see how it does.
    11-30-2010 11:55 AM
  15. joebob2000's Avatar
    I just did a quick outdoor test, and the AGPS position was very very fast but the GPS lock still only came after I fired up GPS-test... I will have to play with it some more to see if there is genuine improvement.
    11-30-2010 12:28 PM
  16. joebob2000's Avatar
    Anyone else notice a lot of apps hanging around in the process list after installing this? I don't know if it was just due to the reboots or what, but I have "set-up wizard", "google partner setup", "factory test", "com.samsung.brightness" and a bunch of other stuff in my running tasks list that I swear didn't hang around after previous reboots... Oh, and my battery has been dropping REAL fast...
    11-30-2010 02:02 PM
  17. Sta11i0n's Avatar
    Nothing out of the ordinary on mine. Same running apps as always and no noticeable effect on battery life in the past 12 hours.
    11-30-2010 02:18 PM
  18. joebob2000's Avatar
    Nothing out of the ordinary on mine. Same running apps as always and no noticeable effect on battery life in the past 12 hours.
    My phone went from 50% to 30% in the 2 hours since rebooting with this change. Something bad happened...
    11-30-2010 02:23 PM
  19. Sta11i0n's Avatar
    Agreed. Do you have a CWM recovery point from before you did this change? I'd try flashing back to that and reinstalling it.
    11-30-2010 02:28 PM
  20. Kevin Gossett's Avatar
    No battery change for me since I installed yesterday...
    11-30-2010 06:40 PM
  21. swissguy591's Avatar
    Any good file manager app recommendation. I would Root Explorer but my card won't let me cause it's British. I tried a bunch already but they either don't let me copy and paste files or they won't let me write in the systems app folder.
    11-30-2010 07:47 PM
  22. bwheelies's Avatar
    Maybe a little quicker but not what some have posted. Took about three minutes to lock on.
    12-01-2010 03:43 AM
  23. bwheelies's Avatar
    I just tested again but I switched from the SF geeknik dj05 to the dl01 and it starts instantly. Amazing!
    12-01-2010 03:56 AM
  24. joebob2000's Avatar
    Agreed. Do you have a CWM recovery point from before you did this change? I'd try flashing back to that and reinstalling it.
    It's a few weeks old so I am not going to roll back unless I need to... I killed off all those "setup" processes and the battery usage is back to normal. I haven't rebooted to see if they all spawn again but for now things are fine. If there is one thing that *constantly* annoys me about android it's that of both the built in task monitors, neither shows me everything that's going on, and most of the time it's hiding **** that I don't want running.
    12-01-2010 08:21 AM
  25. jackmei2's Avatar
    just installed this fix, but the gps can't seem to lock anymore. might have made it worse, but I am inside the office right now... before the fix I generally could get a lock decently quick within a min maybe.
    12-01-2010 10:39 AM
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