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Default [guide] my gps fix for 2.2

**DISCLAIMER** I am not responsible for any of this. Use at your own risk.
requires something to extract rar files, if you dont have something, you prolly shouldnt be doing this to begin with.

To start. props to whoever posted the link im using. im not taking any credit for anything here, other then the fact that it works for me everytime ive tried it.
First. Your going to want to flash back to stock using these links/files

DI18 Update
http://www.multiupload.com/X9AB1U56JV
not my link.

You will need to download ODIN and the PIT.
ODIN: http://www.mediafire.com/?yvgukothbmj2d3g
PIT: http://www.mediafire.com/?yawtcgt8xpg39j9
follow these instructions:
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1. Open odin 1.3. I did not use 1.61 for stock flashing.. i only used it when i tested the 2.2 stock rar.

2. Select the s1_odin_20100512.pit on the right in the pit section

3. In the PDA Section, place \\Epic Root\2.1 Files\SPH-D700-DI18-8Gb-REL.tar.md5
not the rar. if all you have is the rar then it should work but i dont have a copy of the rar, only this file so dont quote me
make sure that only eng debug and auto reboot are checked.

4. Put your phone in download mode (Shut it off, wait for lights to all go out, then hold 1 on the keyboard while powering up) make sure it is not connected to a charger or your computer

5. connect phone (you should see odin put a COM 3 show up in yellow..) or something like that in the first box. The actual number is NOT important what is important is something popped up there when you connected your device, meaning ODIN can see it)

6. Hit start. It will do its thing. Doesn't take long you can see the progress bar. If it sits on File Analysis for longer than 30 seconds its not going to happen. I just pull the battery, unplug the phone, restart odin, connect the phone and try again. 2nd times the charm!!
once you are done, let the phone completely boot. Test your GPS just for the sake of doing so

##YOUR PHONE IS NO LONGER ROOTED!

now its time for 2.2

Download the update zip: http://www.mediafire.com/?j5ycbppzdrd3b2d

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Place it into your SD cards Root folder (for those who dont know, just drag it to the SD card and drop it, your main directory is your root), boot into stock recovery via the clockwork method (power, volume down, camera button)
apply the update zip.
let the phone boot completely.
Test your GPS, if that doesnt work, try again. I have had this work for me several times already. And I can flash between roms amd still have no modem issues. I am currently running Viper Rom 3.1

If your GPS works, your good to go. The first time I ever did this it took a few minutes before the GPS kicked in but that could have been because of where I was in my house.. Tho ever since then it picks it up within seconds so im not sure if that was a fluke.
hope this helps
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Odin and PIT links in your post go to the same file...
 
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Red face Thank you very much! GPS works perfect now!!

Thank you very much!!! All is working great now.
 
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Odin and PIT links in your post go to the same file...
fixed. sorry abt that. was at work posting this lol..
 
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Your fix works. Awesome.
 
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What if I'm already on a custom rom and I want to restore my data after all the ODIN? Would this break the gps again?
 
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I guess it's time I contributed. After following kalico17's steps, I'm on a stock 2.2 unrooted phone, my next steps are:

1. Install clockwork recovery mod http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=770388
2. Boot into Clockwork recovery, wiped data 3x, cache3x, dalvik cache 3x, flashed my favorite rom.
3. Booted into custom rom, checked GPS still works
4. Reboot into Clockwork recovery, restored my data using advanced restore, flashed rom over it again(recommended by rom author), reboot
5. Booted into custom rom, checked GPS still works
6. Sit back and relax finally knowing my exact location(accurate to 2 meters) on earth.
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Default What else is needed?

Post #1 does not mention the "Galaxy S Drivers". Am I suppose to install these on my Vista laptop before doing the steps listed in post #1?

I have connected my phone (with DK28 but unrooted) to my computer several times so does that mean I have the drivers already on my PC? I normally do the "open device to view files" option when I connect my phone via USB.

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let me be the first dumb-a$$ to post it. i was being wicked dumb trying to use the main guides way while adding little things of mine to speed up my getting it done faster....not guna lie, if you dont follow it as it says, your going to want to throw the epic. thanks, too bad this ruined my day at knotts. an app i was trying out wont let you use it unless the gps works, same with gas buddy. like you can use it, but you cant update stuff....just a complaint.(feeling sick)
 
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Post #1 does not mention the "Galaxy S Drivers". Am I suppose to install these on my Vista laptop before doing the steps listed in post #1?

I have connected my phone (with DK28 but unrooted) to my computer several times so does that mean I have the drivers already on my PC? I normally do the "open device to view files" option when I connect my phone via USB.

TIA,
tsp
Best way is 2 see if odin recognizes ur phone. Boot into download mode, plug ur phone in and if it doesn't see it, you'll need em.


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What if I'm already on a custom rom and I want to restore my data after all the ODIN? Would this break the gps again?
Using a back up program? Not sure. I haven't been using em with 2.2 roms because of fcs.. I reinstall everything and reset it back up when needed... I don't see y it would tho.




I actually just took these step to flash the new viper rom, I went back 2 stock a few days ago lol.. gps is working perfectly.

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