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[Q] International GPS Issues?

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By gpchess2k, Member on 23rd July 2011, 04:55 PM
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Ive been doing much research with this international GPS issue I'm having. I have one question...... I'm from USA, have a Galaxy S (Vibrant - SGH-T959) Baseband: T959UVKB5 / Kernel: Immortality V2 (2.6.32.9) / ROM: Bionix V 1.3.1. I am currently visiting Ukraine (In Europe) and have tweaked the gps.conf file and still nothing. I get GPS Satellites "In View" but none "In Use" according to GPS STATUS (seems it cant connect to satellites?). I have mobile service (EDGE) with ISP Kyivstar. Also phone has been unlocked and installed the Google Maps 5.7.0 ownhere/Brut.all MOD. Any help would be great! Thanks



gps.conf


NTP_SERVER=europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=0.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=1.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=2.europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=3.europe.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=hxxp://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=hxxp://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=hxxp://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
 
 
23rd July 2011, 06:00 PM |#2  
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I am from Serbia and gps works fine, it needs some time to get the first fix but after that its much better. I did change ntp server to europe(just one i think you overdid it), and set supl.google.com in libtestmode. All this using stock kb5 it has the best gps without any fixes imo.

edit: It seams to get better over time, at start i had 50m locks but now its down to 8-10m.
Last edited by hd2life; 23rd July 2011 at 06:05 PM.
23rd July 2011, 06:48 PM |#3  
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Im seeing plenty of satellites but cant connect to any =( Been here for over a week and nothing......
23rd July 2011, 07:24 PM |#4  
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Are you using stock Google Maps and navigation??
23rd July 2011, 07:43 PM |#5  
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Are you using stock Google Maps and navigation??

No its updated install GPS Test from the market and let it run outside where there is a clear view of the sky for 5-10min, you should get a lock. After one lock it should be much faster, if you messed with lbstestmode set gps to standalone.
23rd July 2011, 08:05 PM |#6  
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Updated version of google maps? Or the Google Maps 5.7.0 ownhere/Brut.all MOD?
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