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[Q] Do Any Custom Kernals Improve GPS Accuracy?

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11th June 2014, 10:50 AM   |  #1  
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One of the main uses of my phone is tracking my mountain bike rides with the Strava app. I'm wondering if any of the custom kernals for the HTC One do anything about the GPS radio? Try to improve accuracy or polling intervals? I looked at a whole bunch of the kernal threads and they never mention the gps, mostly performance and battery life tweaks.

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HTC ONE M7_UL
ROM: InsertCoin 3.0.2
Firmware: 5.11.661.8
Kernal 3.4.10
Base: 4T.27.3218.14_10.33C.1718.01L
Android: 4.4.2
HBoot: 1.57
11th June 2014, 12:36 PM   |  #2  
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If you want to get better accuracy editing the GPS.conf is the way to go. This is the post I used to fix mine. So much better
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=953630

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11th June 2014, 09:09 PM   |  #3  
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If you want to get better accuracy editing the GPS.conf is the way to go. This is the post I used to fix mine. So much better
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=953630

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This seems fairly old... from 2011. Also seems to just increase the lock-on time, not mentioning accuracy?
I made a backup of my gps.conf and tried flashing one of the ZIP files from that thread, but it just says installation aborted.
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I know it's old. But the GPS.conf files haven't really changed. You will get more satellite locks so accuracy should be better. I just copied the GPS.conf directly. It's stored in the etc folder

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Then reboot your phone and you should get a noticeable difference

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cool, used DroidExplorer to copy the file to /system/etc manually.
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Let me know how it went. Made a huge difference to my GPS

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---------- Post added at 02:43 AM ---------- Previous post was at 02:42 AM ----------

If you are using the stock kernal it may have system read write protection. Check after reboot it might have reverted to old file. If it won't flash in recovery then you will have to flash a custom kernal like elemental and then copy the file

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