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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Telperion, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Telperion

    Telperion Lurker
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    T-Mobile, latest software, rooted.

    The past week or 2 my phone won't lock onto a GPS signal. If by some miracle it does, I lose it shortly after. I had zero GPS issues for 8 months. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
     



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  2. Hard to tell since there are a few possibilities, could be hardware or software.
    I'd suggest installing GPS Test, it will show how many sats the GPS is tracking along with signal levels and lock status. Try it outside with a clear line of sight to the sky. If you don't get good results your GPS receiver might be faulty, maybe do a full reset on the phone to see if it improves in case it's a software issue before condemning the hardware.
    Try turning assisted GPS on and off in settings, this may make a difference.
     
  3. NeoZiggy

    NeoZiggy Android Enthusiast

    GPSFix is another good one. I remember having to run it on my SGS1 with a CM ROM to get a fixed location.
    Also review your location and privacy settings to make sure apps can see your location.
     
  4. nannycrick

    nannycrick Well-Known Member

    I understand your dilemma. I used to own the Motorola Triumph that had such poorly written gps files, that it took five minutes to lock, if ever! A great dev on XDA Developers website wrote a patch fix for the problem. Look for..
    AGPS PATCH FIX on that website, and read thru it thoroughly! Then download Faster GPS by Sufficiently Secure from Google Play. It will allow you to make changes to your gps library. I recommend just choosing your continent & region if you can't find any info for your carrier & manufacturer. Those settings are device & network specific so be careful. Faster GPS will allow you to revert back to original, but I still recommend caution. Once you've made your changes, reboot your phone. It helps make the settings "stick". It works! I live in the mountains and I get Google Maps loaded in 2-3 seconds on my little LG F3. I'm on Virgin Mobile. Nice! Good luck!
     

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