09-15-2011 08:59 AM
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  1. piizzadude's Avatar
    Another thing that seemed to help me before the latest leak is a free market app called "fasterfix". It allows you to change the build.prop to pick up a different (better) set of satellites. The new build + fasterfix gets me a lock instantly and accurately (as long as I am not in a basement...lol)
    09-12-2011 01:59 PM
  2. NIUHuskie's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I'm having a major issue lately with my GPS. It refuses to lock on to a signal at all. I've had the phone for a little over 6 weeks now and at the beginning it seemed to get a lock in a decent amount of time, but now it won't lock at all.

    I've seen suggestions that a factory reset may fix that problem, but I'm wondering if there's another way that I'm not aware of before I have to wipe everything. Anyone know of one? I'm not rooted at all.
    09-12-2011 02:58 PM
  3. cmgeek's Avatar
    I had the same issue and upgraded to the new leak version. It's not perfect, but I get a lock in under 30 seconds most of the time. In rare cases it may take 1 minute. To answer your question, no other way I know of to get it to work.
    09-12-2011 04:42 PM
  4. piizzadude's Avatar
    OK I dont know how I got to be the OP in this thread...lol gotta love computer glitches
    09-12-2011 06:00 PM
  5. LocrianGroove's Avatar
    A factory reset fixed my GPS locking problem, but I am interested in what piizzadude posted about "fasterfix." I wonder what could have gotten corrupted in my phone to affect GPS locking performance.
    09-12-2011 10:39 PM
  6. piizzadude's Avatar
    I forget the particulars but if I remember correctly there are 2 pools of GPS sats for the us (or maybe it is two ways to get to the same pool. Either way, the standard Samsung way blows while changing the build.prop (I think that is the right where it is) to north-america.pool.ntp.org is more accurate. You can do this with fasterfix very easily, just set it and reboot from within the app and you are good to go.

    The particulars are buried somewhere over in the fascinate forum but what I said is essentially right.

    PS: it may not necessarily be a corruption, just a sorta bug

    2nd edit: The other pool is us.pool.ntp.org I believe (quick and dirty research says so at least)

    3rd edit: Playing with fasterfix, I noticed you can set a "custom" pool as well to test them all out.
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    09-12-2011 11:39 PM
  7. fortesquieu's Avatar
    I use my GPS almost everyday and I used GPSFix to fix my gps.
    09-13-2011 12:59 AM
  8. Halo's Avatar
    I forget the particulars but if I remember correctly there are 2 pools of GPS sats for the us (or maybe it is two ways to get to the same pool. Either way, the standard Samsung way blows while changing the build.prop (I think that is the right where it is) to north-america.pool.ntp.org is more accurate. You can do this with fasterfix very easily, just set it and reboot from within the app and you are good to go.

    The particulars are buried somewhere over in the fascinate forum but what I said is essentially right.

    PS: it may not necessarily be a corruption, just a sorta bug

    2nd edit: The other pool is us.pool.ntp.org I believe (quick and dirty research says so at least)

    3rd edit: Playing with fasterfix, I noticed you can set a "custom" pool as well to test them all out.
    Holy crap! I just installed this, man what a difference! The GPS locked on to my location before the map could even finish loading. Thank you sir.
    09-13-2011 09:14 AM
  9. cmgeek's Avatar
    I just get a blank screen when I pull up the app. Downloaded root checker and I have root and busybox installed. any ideas?
    09-13-2011 11:58 AM
  10. piizzadude's Avatar
    do it from a computer and have it automatically downloaded to the phone
    09-13-2011 12:05 PM
  11. NIUHuskie's Avatar
    I forget the particulars but if I remember correctly there are 2 pools of GPS sats for the us (or maybe it is two ways to get to the same pool. Either way, the standard Samsung way blows while changing the build.prop (I think that is the right where it is) to north-america.pool.ntp.org is more accurate. You can do this with fasterfix very easily, just set it and reboot from within the app and you are good to go.

    The particulars are buried somewhere over in the fascinate forum but what I said is essentially right.

    PS: it may not necessarily be a corruption, just a sorta bug

    2nd edit: The other pool is us.pool.ntp.org I believe (quick and dirty research says so at least)

    3rd edit: Playing with fasterfix, I noticed you can set a "custom" pool as well to test them all out.
    Piizzadude, thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to give FasterFix a shot when I get out of the office and have a clear shot of the sky.

    BTW, I think I ran across your post on the Fascinate forum before I posted here. But it was a link to the Market that must not work anymore and I couldn't find the name of the app in the post. In any case, thanks!
    09-13-2011 12:17 PM
  12. cmgeek's Avatar
    I tried from a computer and from the market. Same result. Even downloaded the newest version of busybox. Any other suggestions?
    09-13-2011 12:47 PM
  13. cmgeek's Avatar
    My latest unsuccessful attempts.

    Copied gps.conf to my SD card, modified it, tried to move it back, access denied.

    Downloaded terminal, tried again, access denied.

    Downloaded root checker, root and busybox still reporting "successful".

    This is killing me.

    I am running the latest 2.3.4 leak BTW. Anyone else successful with this program on the latest leak? Other suggestions?
    09-13-2011 01:23 PM
  14. piizzadude's Avatar
    Here is the link again, it is just called fasterfix: https://market.android.com/details?i...asterFix&hl=en

    CMGeek, what are you doing with gps.conf? all you have to do is download the app, choose the GPS pool and save/reboot from within the app. That is the big thing to remember, within the app.
    09-13-2011 01:31 PM
  15. cmgeek's Avatar
    Here is the link again, it is just called fasterfix: https://market.android.com/details?i...asterFix&hl=en

    CMGeek, what are you doing with gps.conf? all you have to do is download the app, choose the GPS pool and save/reboot from within the app. That is the big thing to remember, within the app.

    piizza, all I get is a black screen when I try to run the app. I have downloaded it several time and verified that I am rooted with busybox installed. This program modifies the gps.conf from my understanding. Any suggestions on how to get it to work?
    09-13-2011 01:33 PM
  16. piizzadude's Avatar
    look for an app called market fixer and run that then try to run GPS fix again.
    09-13-2011 01:48 PM
  17. cmgeek's Avatar
    look for an app called market fixer and run that then try to run GPS fix again.
    Do you have a link? I can't find anything called market fixer in the market. Thanks
    09-13-2011 01:54 PM
  18. piizzadude's Avatar
    09-13-2011 02:02 PM
  19. cmgeek's Avatar
    I'm confused, I have the .apk from the market and also tried downloading from the developer. Why do I need to fix the market to find the app?
    09-13-2011 02:04 PM
  20. piizzadude's Avatar
    nevermind, I thought you were having issues downloading the app, not the install of it. I don't know what is going on then
    09-13-2011 02:40 PM
  21. atheron121's Avatar
    I get the same thing - black screen upon running Fasterfix. Re-downloaded several times, no change. Any help is truly appreciated!
    09-14-2011 02:35 PM
  22. Halo's Avatar
    Well I recently flashed GummyCharged GBE 2.0 RC1.5 and this app no longer works. I get the black screen too.
    09-14-2011 02:44 PM
  23. piizzadude's Avatar
    I use my GPS almost everyday and I used GPSFix to fix my gps.
    Maybe fasterfix is only for Froyo at this point, the the one above
    09-14-2011 03:00 PM
  24. cmgeek's Avatar
    GPS Fix is trash IMO. Sorry Piizza, no disrespect. The only thing the app does it try to keep a lock on your GPS every once in a while so that your phone MIGHT lock quicker.

    I just wish I could figure out how to edit that damn gps.conf file myself. I keep getting access denied errors.
    09-14-2011 03:39 PM
  25. cmgeek's Avatar
    FINALLY I was able to edit the gps.conf file. I downloaded root explorer from Amazon for $0.99. Very easy to use. Now, can someone please post the contents of their gps.conf file (or any other file that this fasterfix uses). Thanks
    09-14-2011 04:01 PM
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