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  1. jim2point0

    jim2point0 Android Enthusiast
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  2. Aero1

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    considering almanac takes 24 hours or more to expire, there is not valid test yet.

    And ANY reset for an update is going to flush the GPS-xtra assistance data cache and force new downland of Alamanc and Ephemris. There is NO way you would know if this update did anything yet. I doubt ANY GPS changes are in this update since device team is still testing various fixes.
     
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    http://www.evdoinfo.com/content/view/3374/64/

    "The changes and fixes with this OTA are:

    • Optimized, HotSpot in 3G idle mode to help conserve battery power
    • Optimized, Applied Qualcomm patch for performance enhancement
    • Added, Media Hub
    • Modified, WiMAX exit delay
    • Modified, UI “Noisey” One to “Noisy One”
    • Fixed, 32GB mSD card is not recongized when formatted in device
    • Fixed, When playing video, the playback is paused if a headset is connected/disconnected
    • Fixed, Sorry popup when DRM file le is selected in the Gallery
    • Fixed, Hotspot registration issue "
     
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  5. jim2point0

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    They may have been known by US that early, but Sprint wasn't made aware of it until around the 13th of September. You can see on the official forums. A Sprint employee let everyone know when their device team started working on it. No way they could have had an update out this fast... and unfortunately, Sprint really needs to pressure Samsung to fix the issues otherwise they won't bother.
     
  6. Eazail70x7

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    My gps just locked onto 6 satellites on my first attempt since I updated yesterday afternoon. It took about 15 seconds. Btw, I used a droid x and fascinate today in the verizon store and they actually had trouble finding a lock... Didn't try mine at the time so I don't know if it was because of our location or not
     
  7. Aero1

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    yes that shows you have the bug and there update makes no change to the GPS.
    The first time you invoke after a system reset as you describe, the invalid cache problem will not be present and of course you will get an instant fix because your first attempt after the update was with a cleared cache by ANY update.

    Sprint is working on a fix for two of the GPS bugs, but it is not expected before late Ocotober. I have posted a workaround that always clears the cache for now.
    http://androidforums.com/samsung-epic-4g/179689-gps-cache-problem-workaround-tested-working.html
     
  8. badankles

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    the sprint community forum site have updated the list of fixes and it does include GPS, how much, don't know. time will tell.

    Samsung Epic:9/16 - Samsung Epic Maintenance Release...
    Fixes:
    4G de-registration when activating Mobile Hotspot
    Won't maintain Exchange credentials (emails stuck in outbox and disappearing email accounts)
    GPS performance enhancement
    HotSpot 3G Idle Battery Issues
    32GB SD Card Fix - previously when formatting the card, it wouldn't be recognized
     
  9. boomerbubba

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    I installed the DI07 update yesterday afternon. I can't imagine what "GPS performance enhancement" they are talking about. The GPS problems that have been identified are discrete bugs, not "performance" issues.

    I have detected no difference in the GPS performance. (I have been running with the Cold Start setting instead of the default, if that makes a difference.) I can't discern any difference in lock times. The bug with the bogus 30-meter (98.4-ft) estimated accuracy remains.

    Not sure how much time I will have to test much under this new firmware. The awful problem of poor 3G network performance (coupled with disappointing 4G coverage) remains. I don't know that I can tolerate these poor network speeds, so as my 30-day trial draws to a close I am leaning toward cancellation of the phone purchase and the two-year contract. I left T-Mobile to try the Sprint Epic largely over the GPS on the Vibrant, and if its issues get fixed in the imminent release of the "optimized" Samsung firmware -- at least no worse than the Epic GPS -- I might go back.
     
  10. jfenton

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    I had previously experienced rather good service using SprintNav.

    This morning however, on a trip into Boston for a photo shoot, the program lost signal 4 times and twice had me in other states...and I had none of this prior to the D107 update.

    What is going on here????????????
     
  11. YaBoiD

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    My GPS lock has been noticeably better since the OTA update.
     
  12. DILands

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    With the update - and between 2-3 bars - GPS and cell location on - ir could not get a fix in my house - and I was right near a window. It looked OK (Not great) outside.
     
  13. Aero1

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    YOu got it right. they haven't touched the main GPS bugs.
     

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