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[SOLVED] Slow GPS Fix Rooted device with DroidWall

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Default [SOLVED] Slow GPS Fix Rooted device with DroidWall

I have had a long standing problem with very slow GPS locks on my SGS2 but the solution could affect anyone with a rooted device using DroidWall. It's blindingly obvious really, I had DroidWall restrict 3G access to known apps, if I didn't know what it was then it didn't get access until it caused problems. However I ended up blocking the phone from downloading A-GPS data meaning the GPS lock was from cold every time which meant minutes of GPS searching - Unless I was on a wifi network - meaning sometimes locks were fast, sometimes very slow.

The process on my phone controlling this was 1000:Android System once I enabled this for 3G access lock times dropped to 20 seconds.

Hope it helps someone else.
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I have had a long standing problem with very slow GPS locks on my SGS2 but the solution could affect anyone with a rooted device using DroidWall. It's blindingly obvious really, I had DroidWall restrict 3G access to known apps, if I didn't know what it was then it didn't get access until it caused problems. However I ended up blocking the phone from downloading A-GPS data meaning the GPS lock was from cold every time which meant minutes of GPS searching - Unless I was on a wifi network - meaning sometimes locks were fast, sometimes very slow.

The process on my phone controlling this was 1000:Android System once I enabled this for 3G access lock times dropped to 20 seconds.

Hope it helps someone else.
I'll try this tonight. I always having problems after rooting and modding, with GPS locking taking more than 10 minutes nowadays.
I first enabled the GPS entry in Droidwall, but it didn't help, thought it was for the A-GPS service. Will check in some time.
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I'll try this tonight. I always having problems after rooting and modding, with GPS locking taking more than 10 minutes nowadays.
I first enabled the GPS entry in Droidwall, but it didn't help, thought it was for the A-GPS service. Will check in some time.
Thanks,
Anoop
Amazing, i got a fix in less than 20 seconds !!
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Amazing, i got a fix in less than 20 seconds !!
superb, glad it helped, thanks for letting me know
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