Thanks for the pics. I'm thinking about whether to do this mod. My GPS took forever to connect the first time I tried it. Yesterday, I connected very quickly. I read somewhere that the first connection is often very slow. So, I think I'll see how it goes before scraping and taping. The pictures show me what has to be done to get a better connection if needed. I wonder if there is something better than foil that will stick on its own?
There may be problems with the clones. I don't get a very strong wifi signal - need to be quite close to the router. Phone quality could be better, but it's acceptable. It would be interesting to compare with an original But in any case, I don't think it's fair to call it a piece of junk. It has a nice screen, a very fast processor (I think faster than the original) and a lot of features, and is a LOT cheapter than the original. So far, I don't regret my purchase. Time will tell. The biggest issue is having a supportive community. The tips here are very helpful.