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
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!)
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.
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!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.