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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Acheron, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Acheron

    Acheron Member
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    Hi guys. As soon I rooted my phone both with and without Kitchen my GPS is automatically activated when a tool that use it needs it. Well that is good but sometimes NOT good. Say I run on Copilot on the street. Close the program and the reopen it, then it takes like 1-3 minutes to find my GPS position again!
    Where? And how can I turn on and off the GPS manually after rooting? I have searched everywhere in the forum and in the phone but nothing =/
    Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. dwh_72

    dwh_72 Well-Known Member
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    Have you tried EXTENDED CONTROLS widget or POWER CONTROL widget. I use Extended and is a little more configurable
     
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  3. Acheron

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    Will try that. Thanks
     
  4. Acheron

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    Just tried it out but still same issue. The GPS icon only activates when I start Copilot, Google maps etc... It is not active unless a utility that use the GPS even that I have it activated in the settings.....
     
  5. dwh_72

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    I noticed yesterday that if I had my data (& wifi) off but still had gps enabled, i couldnt get a satellite reading. Could this be your problem? Does this also mean that gps feature isnt a true gps and that it is based on cell tower triangulation. shouldnt gps work if outside cell coverage or if data is off? hmmmm!
     
  6. Acheron

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    Hmm... don't get exactly what you mean? Do you mean it first locate where you are by data and then when the GPS have located it takes over ? If that is what you mean my phone works like that right now and have always done!

    I talked to a friend yesterday that run on a 9000 phone and he was confused cause this GPS thing I talk about was built in already in his phone but he never thought about it as a "problem" as he can multitask anyway.... For me it sucks turning of Copilot in the car to do something and then turn it on back and it takes 1-5 minutes locate my spot again =/
     
  7. Beerkan

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    What version of Co-Pilot are you using?

    On mine, there's an option on the Menu called Hide Co-Pilot.

    From within CoPilot
    Menu
    Hide Co-Pilot

    This Minimizes Co-Pilot and returns you to your Home screen.

    However, this also works, and for most Android Apps too.

    If you Press & Hold Down Home button, while within the App. This minimizes the current App and returns you to the Home Screen.

    To return to Co-Pilot, Press & Hold Down Home button and choose Co-Pilot Icon.
     

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