Thanks Meter 26
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN US
I've tried replacing the gps.conf file, syincing NTP clocks and updating the agps data via a wifi tether to my phone. I'm still having the same problems as you are, and as I was before.
I've resorted to negative user reviews based on the camera and the gps, with tag-ons about how bright the black is on the screen and the lag. I don't know how better to pressure a corporation than to go as public about issues as I can. Complaints to Lenovo don't seem to help much, at least not in the first year, which in gadget-schedule-terms is pretty much the lifetime of the gadget.
I'm also seriously considering living without the camera entirely and going with the CyanogenMod ROM. The stock firmware etiher way isn't up to snufff, but I'm fed up with the wierd keyboard lag that CM doesn't have.
EDIT: Sent it in for a new system board, primarily for GPS. 13 days ago. I got an email yesterday saying they're waiting for parts. The N-trig, keyboard and usb port are real tools, but the incredibly slow repair, having putzed with software fixes for the GPS for months (I'm a real sucker for intermittent reinforcement), the lag, and the lack of popularity (development and accessories) really have me second guessing the greatness of this product. I'd be thinking differently if I'd have gotten one made in 2012, or any "good" one. I hear they're out there. The bright side? I'll have fun doing hardware mods on it.
More: I sent it in. They replaced the system board. It took 14 days. The GPS worked a dream before I rooted. I'm looking for a solution now.
T-mobile S3, stock rooted
Galaxy Note GT-N7000 leaked stock JB, cleaned up
TPT 16gb stock rooted back from repair & working beautifully
Vibrant & still pretty happy with it with CM10.1 (Apr 15 nightly)
If you feel yourself getting angry, stop typing.