Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by oPEEPINGTOMo, May 2, 2011.
For some reason my GPS will not lock on after i updated to froyo the other day.
Nevermind I got it working finally. Before the update my GPS wouldn't lock with VZW location services turned on.
Apparently after the update I need it turned on because after I did it locked on within about 20 seconds.
I guess I will see how it holds up.
GPS has gotten better over the last couple of updates (2.2 and whatever was before it) but it's still kind of finicky for me...
I use an app called "gps status" to clear the gps data cache on the phone. I'm not sure if it works or if it's a placebo effect.
I notice that if I'm in my car already moving, forget about it. Might as well stay lost forever cause it's never going to find any satellites and lock. But if Im walking out to the car and I set it, I can see it take anywhere from 0-30 seconds (very acceptable) to lock.
I really don't use it often enough to see any kind of patterns. I just don't like the thought that my wife can't get it to work on her phone "on the fly" if she's in a bad part of town and needs to find her way out...
I used GPS status too and it worked great on 2.1 when the native maps and GPS could not find a signal. Now with 2.2, I turn on WiFi and in 3-5 seonds it locks instantly with accuracy within 2 meters without having to use GPS status.