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[MOD][CM9, CM10 & Stock ICS][Rooted & Non-rooted] Faster Worldwide GPS Fix Patch v2

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**Just found out that this works on non-rooted phones too!!! ***

ATTENTION: Everytime you update your ROM or flash a new ROM please reflash this patch to continue to enjoy faster GPS fixes...thank you...


Certain people may face problems when using GPS in the GT-I9100G. The gps fixing may take ages to complete. Therefore, I came up with this patch

FASTER WORLDWIDE GPS FIX

This patch can be used regardless of your location (no need to modify ntp servers). The first fix after a reboot may take up to a minute, but subsequent fixes require only seconds! The device will also lock onto 7-9 satellites (3-4 before patch), which provides accuracy up to 5m.

** DO NOT use any GPS patching app together with this patch as it will modify gps.conf**

Rooted Phones
How to apply:
1. Make sure that you are running a CM9 or CM10 ROM/CM9 or CM10 based ROM/Stock ICS/Stock ICS based ROM. (as long as you have gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc, then it should work)
2. Make a backup of your gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc (copy it into somewhere else)
3. Download the CWM-flashable zip from here: gps_patch_v2.zip
4. Reboot into recovery and flash the zip.
5. You are ready to go!

How to restore:
1. Using a root explorer, mount into r/w mode and overwrite the modified gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc with the originals.
2. Change the permissions of the 2 files into rw-r--r--
3. Reboot your phone.

or (for stock ICS ROMs only)

1. Download the flashable zip from here: gps_ori.zip
2. Put the zip into your external SD card.
4. Reboot into CWM recovery and flash the zip.
3. Reboot your phone.

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Non-rooted Phones
How to apply:
1. Make sure that you are running a Stock ICS ROM. (as long as you have gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc, then it should work)
2. Download the flashable zip from here: gps_patch_v2.zip
3. Put the zip into your external SD card.
4. Reboot into stock recovery and flash the zip by choosing "apply update from external storage".
5. Reboot your phone.
5. You are ready to go!

How to restore:
1. Download the flashable zip from here: gps_ori.zip
2. Put the zip into your external SD card.
4. Reboot into stock recovery and flash the zip by choosing "apply update from external storage".
3. Reboot your phone.



Thanks to crypted for the modified gps.conf file! Don't forget to thank him at his original thread too!

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damage to your device, use at your own risk. But, if all steps are followed accordingly, nothing should go wrong...


Comments and feedbacks are welcomed!
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Results:


GPS fix in cloudy condition:


GPS fix in clear condition:


GPS fixed on 10 satellites (using v2) :
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Code:
gps_patch: 
-Initial release

gps_patch_v2: 
-Enabled ICS_NETWORK_OPERATOR
-Disabled EXTERNAL_LNA
-Edited EOL in gps.conf to match with stock gps.conf
Source code:
https://github.com/Ryuinferno/GPS-I9100G
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Will try this, thanks
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Will try this, thanks

Hey,

i flashed it and will try it out today. Reporting back later (thanks a lot). My Friend owns a 9100 (non G) Can he use it too or is it G only?
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Hey,

i flashed it and will try it out today. Reporting back later (thanks a lot). My Friend owns a 9100 (non G) Can he use it too or is it G only?

For non G there is another version by crypted (the link to the thread is in my first post)...
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Originally Posted by Ryuinferno

Certain people may face problems when coming using GPS in the GT-I9100G. The gps fixing may take ages to complete. Therefore, I came up with this patch

FASTER WORLDWIDE GPS FIX

This patch can be used regardless of your location (no need to modify ntp servers). The first fix after a reboot may take up to a minute, but subsequent fixes require only seconds! The device will also lock onto 7-9 satellites (3-4 before patch), which provides accuracy up to 5m.

** DO NOT use any GPS patching app together with this patch as it will modify gps.conf**

How to apply:
1. Make sure that you are running a CM9 ROM/Stock ICS/Stock ICS based ROM. (as long as you have gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc, then it should work)
2. Make a backup of your gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc (copy it into somewhere else)
3. Download the CWM-flashable zip from here: gps_patch.zip
4. Reboot into recovery and flash the zip.
5. You are ready to go!

How to restore:
1. Using a root explorer, mount into r/w mode and overwrite the modified gps.conf and sirfgps.conf in /etc with the originals.
2. Change the permissions of the 2 files into rw-r--r--
3. Reboot your phone.



Thanks to crypted for the modified gps.conf file! Don't forget to thank him at his original thread too!

DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any damage to your device, use at your own risk. But, if all steps are followed accordingly, nothing should go wrong...


Remember to click thanks and rate this thread if I helped you!
Comments and feedbacks are welcomed too!

@Ryuinferno: the download link is broken / does not work. it point to the page: http://j.gs/1HMk and hangs there. Can you please update another link ? Thks.
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@Ryuinferno: the download link is broken / does not work. it point to the page: http://j.gs/1HMk and hangs there. Can you please update another link ? Thks.

HEY This link good work you should wait a few secend and click on skip button on top
then you go to download link from mediafire
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Link not working for me too

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