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[NIGHTLY][ROM][4.0.4] CyanogenMod 9 for the Samsung Vibrant

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22nd April 2012, 10:01 PM |#841  
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The gps issues on my vibrant have been driving me crazy. I think I have everything worked out now. I consistently get a lock (6+sats) in 20-30 seconds after boot. Maps/navigation work great now:

1. Hardware fix from this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=878970 - It's easy and only takes about 10 mins. I just bent the antenna up slightly. The soldering method is unnecessary.
2. Odin back to stock 2.1 vibrant rom. - You have to search for this, I lost the link. Also for this, I had to download Keis for the drivers. These were the only ones that worked with Odin.
3. SuperOneClick
4. CWM stock/deodexed 2.2 from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...036193&page=23
5. CWM the 4/18/2012 nightly from here: http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?typ...ice=vibrantmtd I don't know if other versions will work!
6. CWM the newest gapps from here: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.com/wiki/Lat...on/Google_Apps
7. CWM sub zero from here: http://rootzwiki.com/topic/22833-ker...xtra-ordinary/
8. Turn on gps.
9. Install gps status: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sstatus2&hl=en - Go to setting - display and tools and check keep the screen on.

That's it. Reboot, and start gps status right away. Wait for a lock, then you can close the program. After that, the phone locks very quickly in Maps, Navigation, etc...

I hope this helps everyone out.

After quite a bit of testing, I can confirm this is working 100% for me. GPS lock after start-up is always <30 seconds. Lock after deep sleep is <80 seconds (often <60 seconds).

I always get a lock.
 
 
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No GPS after deep sleep for me on this kernel. I do get GPS after ds with SZ70

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Same here. No GPS after deep sleep with test kernel on 0421.

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23rd April 2012, 05:16 AM |#843  
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My battery seems to drain faster and faster with each nightly. Oddly enough, my phone seems to run smoother with each update. I did do a factory wipe and format system before this nightly. I have the same apps as when the nightlies started, but battery life was great. I have led notification off too. And suggestions on making it last longer? I'm not showing any wake locks with better battery stats either. Android system is only at 3%. Also, I never use titanium either, all apps fresh from the market.

+1 to this, but still thankful CM9 even exists for the vibrant.
23rd April 2012, 05:51 AM |#844  
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Some good news regarding 911 calling:

Remember, gun posted earlier:
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911 calls don't go through at all

After flashing all my tests and everything, then we decided to try a hacked build of Bionix, that did not work either, so then he tried stock, and guess what? Didn't work either. So he went his way to try and get it working on stock again, and I got a PM that he fixed it, by restoring his EFS folder, and now 911 works with and without SIM on the latest CM9 nightlies!

So -1 on the 911 failure count.

Big thanks to gun for all the testing.
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Some good news regarding 911 calling:

Remember, gun posted earlier:


After flashing all my tests and everything, then we decided to try a hacked build of Bionix, that did not work either, so then he tried, and guess what? Didn't work either. So he went his way to try and get it working on stock again, and I got a PM that he fixed it, by restoring his EFS folder, and now 911 works with and without SIM on the latest CM9 nightlies!

So -1 on the 911 failure count.

Big thanks to gun for all the testing.

Thats GREAT news. Personally, the 911 issue didn't matter to me but I do know many people that have been staying back on Froyo/GB just because of that issue. Hopefully it works for everyone else too.
Congrats to you and gun on solving it - possibly since its not 100% sure yet, right?
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Thats GREAT news. Personally, the 911 issue didn't matter to me but I do know many people that have been staying back on Froyo/GB just because of that issue. Hopefully it works for everyone else too.
Congrats to you and gun on solving it - possibly since its not 100% sure yet, right?

Nothing was solved -- except he solved on why he individually couldn't, not having to do with CM9.

Yeah, that was just his issue, nothing really needed to be changed in CM9 for him, it was his efs folder, so other failures may still be on us. There's still the one shot tests that failed, and EmoEskimo who had multiple failures, so I gotta try to work with him, and there's also renardk764's one shot failure of the RIL dying, but that may be a fluke as he can't reproduce it.
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I'm pretty sure there is no problem with 911 any more. But as we all know Vibrant system files can be heavily modified and there will always be someone who has knowingly or unknowingly some missing or broken file somewhere and I don't think it is developers' fault. On top of that some Vibrants' hardware just act funny due to: age, moisture etc. and that has nothing to do with particular build. So it maybe be impossible to eliminate all 911 problems.

Maybe we should do a poll about 911. I know many are afraid to dial 911 but I did it so many time and answering person even thanked me when I said I just tested my phone or I dialled wrong number. No issues whatsoever.
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I'm pretty sure there is no problem with 911 any more. But as we all know Vibrant system files can be heavily modified and there will always be someone who has knowingly or unknowingly some missing or broken file somewhere and I don't think it is developers' fault. On top of that some Vibrants' hardware just act funny due to: age, moisture etc. and that has nothing to do with particular build. So it maybe be impossible to eliminate all 911 problems.

Maybe we should do a poll about 911. I know many are afraid to dial 911 but I did it so many time and answering person even thanked me when I said I just tested my phone or I dialled wrong number. No issues whatsoever.

Good idea.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=25198772

EVERYONE TEST!
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I just got SOD running 418 nightly and stock kernel :/ anyone else??

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23rd April 2012, 07:01 PM |#850  
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I just want to say I <3 FE and I <3 CM Team. Lol the vibrant with CM9 and 1800 mah battery is still better than 98% of the newest phones out there!

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