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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by killer3160, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. killer3160

    killer3160 Well-Known Member
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    after i got the ota update the gps was working really good and fast now a week later its back to being the same as before it takes forever to lock on and when i do gps test it says im locked on to 3-4 out of the 11 in view. just last week i used the navigation and it got me perfectly to sixflag which is 90miles away from. i haven't rooted my phone ever and i have the j16 build on it
     

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  2. SamsungVibrant

    SamsungVibrant Well-Known Member
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    You are not alone. GPS has been dramatically improved with JI6, but problems do persist. Such as poor accuracy, no improvement in latency in terms of finding sats and locking on, and my biggest problem is movement when I'm standing still! Stupid GPS keeps moving when my car is stationary.

    Reading through Captivate, Epic and international Galaxy S threads, I've come to the conclusion, this GPS problem was deffinately hardware based. Samsung tried their best for a software work-around, and they came pretty close, but problems persist.

    I've given up, and just accepted two things. 1) This is as best as the GPS will get on the Galaxy S. 2) Samsung knows the real problem and is not disclosing it. The real problem in my opinion is a hardware defect of some sort.

    Oh well I've come to terms with it, lesson learned about Samsung.
     
  3. killer3160

    killer3160 Well-Known Member
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    guess im never buying a samsung phone ever again after this >.<
     
  4. wildblue

    wildblue Well-Known Member
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    Try using the procedure described in the first post of this thread:

    Having GPS issues after JI6 update? - T-Mobile Community

    (The GPSTest app is the one by Mike Lockwood and it's available in the Market for free).

    My GPS improved significantly after doing this, and has been working well for a week. No guarantees but it's free and simple to try. Good luck.
     
  5. llblwskydrgn

    llblwskydrgn Well-Known Member
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    Kind of a no-brainer, but try restarting the phone.
    My GPS went dead on me once and after a simple power cycle, it worked again.
    Software is magical /sarcasm
     

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