1. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    I know this has been an issue that was addressed, but has anyone found a workaround for the poor gps on the S2? I have downloaded Gps Fix (I think its called). My weatherbug shows that I am roughly like 70 miles away. Its 10:13 p.m. right now and I was in that area at 12 p.m. today. Its horrible. I switched from a Motorola Photon....Did I make a mistake by doing so? Thanks in advance.

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    07-03-2012 09:15 PM
  2. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    I think the only work around would be to get a non-defective gs2. My gps is amazing.
    07-03-2012 11:13 PM
  3. oskar1995's Avatar
    Hvacmanjc,

    I've had some spotty issues with my GPS as well. My home screen widget will say I'm an hour away (at work) for quite awhile, even with a manual refresh. At times it just tells me I'm in New Jersey (even though i know it is capable of naming the town I live in). This is one of those things that frustrated me, but not enough to swap out the device (launch day purchase).

    In terms of making a mistake with the Photon, I performed a similar transaction. I thought the Photon was a great phone as well, but something never really made me love it. Aside from the GPS and better call quality, I liked some of the Epic 4G Touch features much better (power management was a huge plus for me). I also preferred the slimmer profile. Either way both are great and would do anything you need so its more personal preference at that point.
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    07-04-2012 05:50 AM
  4. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    Hopefully ICS will help with numerous issues. It is a great phone but kind od miss the Moto UI.

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    07-04-2012 09:56 AM
  5. scott_0's Avatar
    I had the same issues when they updated to EL29, my location services were horrible, Im now rooted on the Blu Kuban ICS FF18 ROM and while gps is still a bit wonky, my location services are 10x better, Im sure ICS will make things much better for you guys
    07-04-2012 10:12 AM
  6. DEF3NDER's Avatar
    So both of your guys's issues are regarding weather Widgets?? What about when you use your GPS to navigate? Does it work properly then? How about Google maps?

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    07-04-2012 11:47 AM
  7. tangozebra's Avatar
    Mine used to be horrible, it has started working MUCH better the past week or so, no idea why.
    07-04-2012 01:29 PM
  8. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    It seems like it takes a few extra seconds to acquire a good lock with Google Maps but it does work (locks in like 20-30 seconds, I guess that's normal). Weatherbug has shown me like 30 miles away pretty much all day. Not sure what's up with that. My Photon constantly kept my current position. Seemed like it was very accurate with the "Follow Me" setting, but not the S2.

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    07-04-2012 04:45 PM
  9. YBCold's Avatar
    This is just one of the reasons i left for the S3.

    S3 locks in seconds, it makes you wonder why they didnt use that chip in the S2.
    07-04-2012 05:56 PM
  10. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    It has nothing to do with hardware guys. This has been discussed again and again and again. Flash this mod inside recovery.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=183562

    [MOD/FIX][GPS] Dark_Knight's_GPS_Fix

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
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    07-04-2012 08:52 PM
  11. Hvacmanjc's Avatar
    I wish I was a bit more comfortable rooting my phone and downloading your fix. I can fix any air conditioning units and solve any issues but cell phones are just not my thing. I bricked my Nexus S 4G and have been nervous ever since.

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    07-04-2012 10:06 PM
  12. Dark_Knight2's Avatar
    I wish I was a bit more comfortable rooting my phone and downloading your fix. I can fix any air conditioning units and solve any issues but cell phones are just not my thing. I bricked my Nexus S 4G and have been nervous ever since.

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    Do be scared. its super easy.

    Sent From A Rotary Phone
    07-04-2012 10:35 PM
  13. oskar1995's Avatar
    Yea, outside of a simple root, there isn't much I really want to do. When I had my Pre I was into the whole tweaks and homebrew stuff. With Android, I've been fairly happy. The only reason I'm ever going to root this phone is to swap out APK+Data info when I pick up my GS3 (26 days, not that I'm counting). Just a handful of games for me and my wife (she is getting the E4GT as noted in another post of mine).

    To answer a previous question, much like Hvacmanjc, I get a pretty stable lock in Google Maps in a fairly short amount of time. Any other location based service and I run into issues. recognize its not hardware (since the maps are quick enough), but some software stuff.
    07-05-2012 12:21 PM
  14. scott_0's Avatar
    I wish I was a bit more comfortable rooting my phone and downloading your fix. I can fix any air conditioning units and solve any issues but cell phones are just not my thing. I bricked my Nexus S 4G and have been nervous ever since.

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    ha! if I can do it with no issues then Im sure anyone can, just read read read before doing something you cant undo, I used to be so against rooting until I got tired of waiting for ICS to come, I couldnt be happier since rooting. you can do what I did to start and follow qbking77's odin el29 root, then flash the latest leaked ICS which is FF18, real simple and will be pretty much factory like
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    07-05-2012 09:30 PM
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