I have been a preoccupied the last few weeks and have not had time to fully examine the location service for this ROM. At one point I thought everything was working, but then I noticed location was not working at times. I am addicted to Tasker and thought these settings might have something to do with it. Today I finally focused my attention on location service and I think I have some answers.
Tasker settings do have to be different for KK, because KK location service operates different than JB. In KK you want to keep location services on
and only change the mode. When not using location services, it is best to set mode to Battery Saving
with WIFI disabled (if you are not using it). Your device will be able to use the network towers to estimate your location when in battery saving mode. This is good enough for most applications. If you are navigating, you need GPS, which is supposed to be enabled automatically in High Accuracy Mode
. This mode is also supposed to be able to use WIFI information and network towers to improve accuracy.
Messing with all the modes and using toggles to turn things on and off, I have concluded that location service is not able to access GPS or use network towers to locate your position. It can only use WIFI if you are connected to the network.
This is a major disappointment. It looks like location service needs a lot of work
Or maybe it is just my phone or something that happens to phones with the MK6 bootloader.
Is GPS working for anyone? This analysis was done with Carbon's stock kernel.
In the bright side, Boeffla Sound is working great