Learn How to Create an Old School Dialer

XDA is not only a great source for custom ROMs, kernels, and various modifications for numerous … more

USB Desktop Charger Roundup – XDA TV

Sometimes you learn one way to do something, and that’s the way you do it forever. You never … more

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Receives Early CM12 Port

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a dual-SIM phone with a 5 screen that was announced two years ago. … more

Google Adds New Features to Drive, Sheets, Slides and Docs

In the last few months, Google has been working very hard to adapt all its apps to … more

Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

GPS fix for Captivate- Share experience

OP dougng

26th December 2011, 12:13 AM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
6 posts
Join Date:Joined: May 2008
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, 05:08 AM   |  #2  
Senior Member
Flag San Rafael, CA
Thanks Meter: 8
 
112 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
More
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, 03:39 AM   |  #3  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 4
 
25 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
I installed effingps.zip and went from no signal to 7-9 satelite locks in 10 seconds INDOORS.

great fix

knighted4
28th December 2011, 04:14 AM   |  #4  
Senior Member
Flag Hatillo
Thanks Meter: 115
 
656 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2009
More
Quote:
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.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I897 using XDA App
28th December 2011, 04:55 AM   |  #5  
Member
Thanks Meter: 17
 
82 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
It's in Trusselo's EFFIN EH ROM thread #140

A simple search for effinGPS.zip found it.
3rd January 2012, 12:05 PM   |  #6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 5
 
110 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctrclckws

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, 05:50 PM   |  #7  
BeowulfShaeffer's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag Austin, TX
Thanks Meter: 3
 
13 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
More
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, 07:50 AM   |  #8  
topiratiko's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 790
 
3,393 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
More
Well....i get a lock now!!!

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate on Blue Apex
6th January 2012, 02:37 PM   |  #9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
13 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
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.
8th January 2012, 02:10 AM   |  #10  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 10
 
215 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jun 2011
can someone explain why temperature would effect the GPS in any way? thanks..

Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes