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By dougng, Junior Member on 25th December 2011, 11:13 PM
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Hi all,
I found out that Captivate has GPS chip problem when it is COLD.
If you can warm it up it will work fine.
You can try it in warm environment.
While it is working, try to turn on AC in your car to cool it down and you will see it say GPS signal lost.
Turn off the AC and turn on the Heater to warm it up, GPS signal will be OK.

Good luck.
 
 
26th December 2011, 04:08 AM |#2  
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Interesting. Thanks for the tip. Will try it out in my friends cappy. He has issues with his GPS but mine has always been fine. Never had a problem even once.:)
27th December 2011, 02:39 AM |#3  
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I installed effingps.zip and went from no signal to 7-9 satelite locks in 10 seconds INDOORS.

great fix

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28th December 2011, 03:14 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by knighted4

I installed effingps.zip and went from no signal to 7-9 satelite locks in 10 seconds INDOORS.

great fix

knighted4

Can you post a link to the file or post the zip file.

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28th December 2011, 03:55 AM |#5  
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It's in Trusselo's EFFIN EH ROM thread #140

A simple search for effinGPS.zip found it.
3rd January 2012, 11:05 AM |#6  
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It's in Trusselo's EFFIN EH ROM thread #140

A simple search for effinGPS.zip found it.

Will that work on CM based roms? I'm guessing no, but I haven't been able to find an answer anywhere.
3rd January 2012, 04:50 PM |#7  
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And here's a link, for those who want it
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=140

Good luck. I haven't flashed this yet, but will soon.
6th January 2012, 06:50 AM |#8  
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Well....i get a lock now!!!

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6th January 2012, 01:37 PM |#9  
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Temperature doesn't seem to affect mine. And no 'fix' has ever worked for me.
I don't care how long it takes to lock as long as it doesn't drift.

I did notice though, that the time is off by 24 hours when I do get a lock (according to GPS Test and GPS Status).

When I connect to my external Bluetooth receiver it is spot on.
Has anyone else had this experience? My guess is that the firmware is returning the wrong time, and that is making the positioning calculations impossible.
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can someone explain why temperature would effect the GPS in any way? thanks..
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