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***ATTENTION, FOR CLARIFICATION. I DID NOT COME UP WITH THIS METHOD OR DEVELOP IT. I AM SIMPLY SHARING THE INFORMATION HERE AT ANDROID CENTRAL. ALL CREDIT FOR THIS GOES TO CALEBV2 OVER AT XDA FOR THE ORIGINAL SCRIPT FOR THIS GPS FIX, IMNUTS FOR THE ZIP FILE VERSION FLASHABLE IN CWM, AND SYN ACK FOR THE EASY TO COPY AND PASTE SCRIPT. I HAVE INCLUDED EACH OF THEIR OP'S FROM XDA SO EVERYONE HERE GETS THE RESPECTIVE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTIONS.***
Hacking is done at your own risk. Neither I nor Android Central are
responsible for anything that users do to their phones. That being said, have fun and I hope this helps everyone
the way it has helped me.
As you know I spend a ton of time just scouring the AC Fascinate forums trying to help whoever I can. Well I've also been scouring the XDA Fascinate forums and happened upon this gem which, surprisingly, hasn't gotten a whole lot of attention over there. For anyone who still has GPS problems or doesn't really have any GPS problems, but still wouldn't mind seeing an improvement, this is for you. I'm not guaranteeing this will work for everyone, I just know I thought I had outstanding GPS performance until I came upon this MOD, and now I KNOW for a fact I have outstanding GPS performance. The original script modification was discovered by calebv2 and posted over at XDA, so once again full credit goes to him, I am just sharing it with everyone here at AC. I sent calebv2 a PM at XDA asking him if it was OK for me to post his info over here at AC. If he has a problem with it I will ask the Mods to remove this thread, but I will also ask calebv2 to post a thread here at AC with the same info. So here it is:
OP can be found here: [MOD] Better GPS EC01 - xda-developers
Later in caleb's thread, one of the outstanding devs imnuts posted this zip file flashable through CWM:
Originally Posted by calebv2
Originally Posted by imnuts
Then even further in the thread, Syn Ack posted the following with a script you download then copy and paste into the appropriate location:
EDIT - Sorry everyone I was pretty tired when I finally posted this. All three methods are essentially the same thing. The instructions calebv2 posted in his OP was the first method posted. Imnuts then packaged the script change and the process into a flashable zip file. Then Syn Ack packaged the script into file you can copy and paste into place. If you use method 1 or 2 through Root Explorer, you will need to toggle the R/O, R/W tab at the top of the page in Root Explorer to allow you to paste the file where it needs to go. With method 2 all you need to do is flash the zip file in clockworkmod recovery (cwm.) If you use methods 2 or 3, don't forget to download GPS Aids from the market after doing either method then saving the changes in GPS Aids. It's pretty self explanatory once you open GPS Aids. Sorry for any confusion.
Originally Posted by Syn Ack
As I said above, I did not come up with any of this and am not trying to claim credit for any of it or pass it off as my own work. I just want everyone here at AC to have a chance to benefit from this. I have only used the method in calebv2's OP, but based upon what I have seen from imnuts and Syn Ack at XDA, I kind of get the feeling they know what they are talking about. I will be trying the other methods once I get some sleep and can coherently tell if there is a difference among them then update this OP. You can also try the different methods and see what works best for you. No matter which method you use, make sure you download GPS Aids from the market and you reboot your phone after saving the settings changes.
Make sure if you use any of these and see an improvement to head over to XDA and thank these three, as this was one of the last major bugs and annoyances keeping everyone from fully enjoying their Fascinates.