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[GT-I9003] [FIX] Samsung Galaxy SL Easy GPS Fix

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By KonfusedGeek, Junior Member on 8th May 2011, 03:40 PM
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This small guide is an instant GPS Fix tried on Samsung Galaxy SL I9003 and may work on other phones. This small guide will reduce the time taken to lock to satellites and has been tested inside a building with 8 floors and I was able to achieve lock to 4 satellites.

A much better guide to GPS Fix is here :

Since that guide requires a little bit of manual work, so this is just a small software tweak

So here is what you have to do:

1. Turn Off GPS

2. Open LibTestMode. If you do not know how to open it then you can open it by typing the following code in the dialer (Froyo Only): *#*#3214789650#*#*

3. Under "Application settings" Change "Operation Mode" to Standalone. (Some people have reported better accuracy with MS Mode)

4. Under "Application Settings", Change "Timeout(s)" to 100

5. Under "SUPL/CP Settings" Change the SERVER & PORT to and port 7276

6. Reboot

NOTE: The attached screenshot is inside the building. I have received better results outside and accuracy of upto <40 feet was achieved.
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11th May 2011, 11:26 AM |#2  
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Cool Cold Start- GPS.
Hi there,

My Samsung Galaxy Pro was a bit reluctant in locking on to satellite signals, it used to take no minimum than 5 minutes.

Then I chanced upon an app in the market: "GPS Aids"... Do check it

Just wanted to know your views on "GPS Aids" & such alike apps...

Im now getting GPS lock in less than 5secs with 9-10sats in view & 7 in use inside my 3storey building surrounded my such more buildings and tall trees.
The best accuracy rate I have achieved is 2metres & most of the time it is 4metres


New Delhi.
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17th May 2011, 01:33 PM |#3  
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Gps aids? does it really work so well? let me try it
17th May 2011, 04:33 PM |#4  
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Yes GPS AIDS V2 is a great software. I am getting GPS lock within 3-10 seconds on XXKB3 FW.
17th May 2011, 05:20 PM |#5  
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i'll try it and then post about thanks for the advice!
19th May 2011, 05:44 PM |#6  
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Gps aids works really well indeed, i get a lock within seconds, thanks a lot mate
20th May 2011, 12:01 PM |#7  
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can any1 provide free gprs/3g for airtel??
20th May 2011, 03:56 PM |#8  
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is all i9003 need this fix ? cause in my device gps is OK .
20th May 2011, 05:58 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by awazil

is all i9003 need this fix ? cause in my device gps is OK .

Its an application, not a fix. You should try once. Its amazing...
21st May 2011, 06:40 PM |#10  
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GPS FIX i9003
I purchased my i9003 a fortnight back and had wonderful opinion , till the time i checked the GPS and surprisingly it did not work, could not understand how a product can be defective out of box. however when i googled for a fix , came to know there was significant issues with galaxy S phones

Contacted Samsung customer care , the technical folks have no clues and seems to from a different planet,all of them either denied there was a problem or asked me to do a hard reset, one tried to convince me for an hour that A-GPS worked only on network triangulation and did not have a actual gps and will give only an approximate location.

coming back to the problem , The earlier issues in Galaxy s related to configuration which were rectified by a fix and 2.2 update

the problem with i9003 i feel had something to do with the inbuilt sensor, i tried lot of software from android market including GPS Doctor, GPS Aids, GPS Fix, GPS Status, GPS test and GPS essentials among others... none of them were able to fix the problem , although few of them were able to detect gps satellites ( sometime even 12) but were not able to get a fix. the sad part was two of the apps were paid apps and total waste of money

In my trial and error approach I tried a software called Turbo GPS (its free) from android market, the major difference in this software vs. others was it had its own software to manage the sensors and after installing software the problem vanished. all you need to do is to run Turbo GPS wait for a couple of minutes and then start google maps. it worked like a charm.....
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