Yesterday I posted this elsewhere but figured it might serve this thread:
to give folks that are waiting for their phone to arrive and are worried this is a problem across all the vibrants shipping, i received my phone today, and first thing after getting the basics set up, went outside walking around the neighborhood - within 40 seconds of turning the GPS on, it had 11 satellites in view, and six locked
i wasn't using any of the downloaded GPS test apps, just found some gps performance pages in the native OS
when i opened google nav maps, it took slightly longer, first locating me about 100 feet from where i actually was, but in maybe 1.5 minutes it had me perfectly, to the point that i was standing dead center of the street at a "T" intersection right in front of my house, and it had me in that exact placement on the map
in case it helps some that e-wreck's fix didn't, i checked my settings, and under "SUPL/CP Settings" ,the SERVER & PORT are www.spirent-lcs.com
. (and yes the "www" is there) and the port is 7275
I'm not smart enough to tell whether e-wreck's fix is a work around for a weak/defective gps chipset or corrupted software, i just know mine worked as well (actually better) than my MT3G and my garmin nuvi 680, neither of which could pull a gps signal inside my house. While obviously the vibrant is running A-GPS chips, so is the MT3G
have no idea what firmware this phone is running, tried the secret code listed elsewhere on this forum, but think it must be for the samsung i9000, but on my vibrant i kept getting an error msg that "could not process the request"
tomorrow i'm going to take it on a short 25 mile trip using "My Tracks" -
anyway, in case that helps anyone
under operation mode, it's set for "standalone"
and contrary to a lot of reports, my compass is on the money as well
also fwiw, my phone was ordered online 11:00PM on the 14th, so it isn't like it's one of the last ones shipped