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Default GPS fix for Captivate- Share experience

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

great fix

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

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It's in Trusselo's EFFIN EH ROM thread #140

A simple search for effinGPS.zip found it.
 
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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.
 
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Default 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.
 
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Well....i get a lock now!!!

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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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