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[FIX] Slow GPS fix

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9th January 2011, 08:11 PM   |  #1  
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I have had one problem with gps fix, it took about 90 sec to fix satellites.
I have found a thread in the Desire section that have solved this problem.
Now my gps takes about 15-30 sec to fis the satellite.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=727887

This fix is only for European users and need to have root privilege.

You have to edit the file gps.conf located at /system/etc. I have used root explorer to edit the file.
You have to change the server like this:

NTP_SERVER=europe.pool.ntp.org
instead of
NTP_SERVER=north-america.pool.ntp.org

For me it is working fine. I hope it is the same for you.
Sorry for my English.
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9th January 2011, 08:32 PM   |  #2  
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May i refer to an Android app that does exactly this?

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=825717
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9th January 2011, 08:44 PM   |  #3  
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Some very useful tips here, thanks guys.
9th January 2011, 08:47 PM   |  #4  
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Thnx. very usefull. Would never found this if you didn't make a new topic.
9th January 2011, 09:09 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guru1000

Thnx. very usefull. Would never found this if you didn't make a new topic.

Ignore mattog,

THANKS FOR THAT, REALLY APPROVED!
9th January 2011, 09:22 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by die_braut

Ignore mattog,

THANKS FOR THAT, REALLY APPROVED!

Yes it is useful, but mattog does have a valid point though, as this "fix" has been around for months and the full solution referred to by mattog is not only for Europe but for the Rest of the World also, so this post is misleading, although useful to some (ie if you happen to live in Europe) . The full solution however is even better as instead of only putting Europe (which is rather large) you can narrow it down even further to individual countries to even further improve response time.

The full solution has been posted on the HD2 Android forums and is even posted in a FAQ thread in this very forum, which nobody happened to notice this useful bit of info as who ever reads the FAQ's, because "that's for noobs and my problem is unique" .

If we need to start new posts for every solution that has already been posted numerous times already, xda will soon be swamped with multiple threads and posts, its no wonder then that nobody can ever find an answer to anything.
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13th January 2011, 06:48 PM   |  #7  
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Couldn't have put it better myself.

But just ignore me, I like to be able to find things in a forum without trawling through pages of the same problems. Where's the fun in that?

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15th January 2011, 05:32 PM   |  #8  
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I use 2.us.pool.ntp.org in my roms based on my finding from below.

Quote:

C:\Users\c>adb shell ping 2.us.pool.ntp.org
PING 2.us.pool.ntp.org (72.9.108.133) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=101 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=89.2 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=89.2 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=4 ttl=49 time=88.9 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=5 ttl=49 time=88.4 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=6 ttl=49 time=98.2 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=7 ttl=49 time=98.3 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=8 ttl=49 time=98.2 ms
64 bytes from 72-9-108-133.reverse.ezzi.net (72.9.108.133): icmp_seq=9 ttl=49 time=88.4 ms
^C
C:\Users\c>adb shell ping 1.us.pool.ntp.org
PING 1.us.pool.ntp.org (208.75.88.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=177 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=166 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=177 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=167 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=5 ttl=53 time=177 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=177 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=7 ttl=53 time=167 ms
64 bytes from clock.trit.net (208.75.88.4): icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=177 ms
^C
C:\Users\c>adb shell ping 0.us.pool.ntp.org
PING 0.us.pool.ntp.org (207.210.74.166) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=1 ttl=41 time=111 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=2 ttl=41 time=109 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=3 ttl=41 time=109 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=4 ttl=41 time=109 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=5 ttl=41 time=108 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=6 ttl=41 time=118 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=7 ttl=41 time=108 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=8 ttl=41 time=108 ms
64 bytes from druid.storyinmemo.com (207.210.74.166): icmp_seq=9 ttl=41 time=108 ms

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Quote:
Originally Posted by cmylxgo

I use 2.us.pool.ntp.org in my roms based on my finding from below.

Correct me if I'm wrong. I may not know all the facts, but dont the servers alternate?

If you were to do the same ping 5 different times you would get different results from different servers. The server ip changes every time you ping.
16th January 2011, 12:51 AM   |  #10  
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Cool Update
thanks for help us..

I can add this too:

after opening the GPS.conf by Root system, right click and roll it down and choose (Open in Text Editor)
in the first line replace the stars with your server as shown below NTP_SERVER=***********


حبايبي في الشرق الأوسط - آسيا
For Middle east-Asia (Arabian Gulf)+yamen+jordan+syria+Iraq+Lebanon Try one of this servers :
Global servers:

0.asia.pool.ntp.org
or
1.asia.pool.ntp.org
or
2.asia.pool.ntp.org
or
3.asia.pool.ntp.org

or you can try your country server from below:
Philippines — ph.pool.ntp.org
Malaysia — my.pool.ntp.org
Turkey — tr.pool.ntp.org
Singapore — sg.pool.ntp.org
India — in.pool.ntp.org
Hong Kong — hk.pool.ntp.org
United Arab Emirates — ae.pool.ntp.org
Japan — jp.pool.ntp.org
Bangladesh — bd.pool.ntp.org
Israel — il.pool.ntp.org
Korea — kr.pool.ntp.org
Thailand — th.pool.ntp.org
Iran — ir.pool.ntp.org
Taiwan — tw.pool.ntp.org
China — cn.pool.ntp.org
Indonesia — id.pool.ntp.org
Vietnam — vn.pool.ntp.org
Pakistan — pk.pool.ntp.org
Oman — om.pool.ntp.org
Uzbekistan — uz.pool.ntp.org
Sri Lanka — lk.pool.ntp.org
Kyrgyzstan — kg.pool.ntp.org
Cambodia — kh.pool.ntp.org



for Africa countries:
1.africa.pool.ntp.org
or
0.africa.pool.ntp.org
or
1.pool.ntp.org

in Europe:
the global is:
0.europe.pool.ntp.org
or
1.europe.pool.ntp.org
or
2.europe.pool.ntp.org
or
3.europe.pool.ntp.org


or try your country server if available (sometime off)

Austria — at.pool.ntp.org
Switzerland — ch.pool.ntp.org
Germany — de.pool.ntp.org
Denmark — dk.pool.ntp.org
Spain — es.pool.ntp.org
France — fr.pool.ntp.org
Italy — it.pool.ntp.org
Luxembourg — lu.pool.ntp.org
Netherlands — nl.pool.ntp.org
Norway — no.pool.ntp.org
Poland — pl.pool.ntp.org
Sweden — se.pool.ntp.org
Slovenia — si.pool.ntp.org
United Kingdom — uk.pool.ntp.org
Finland — fi.pool.ntp.org
Ireland — ie.pool.ntp.org
Russian Federation — ru.pool.ntp.org
Belgium — be.pool.ntp.org
Portugal — pt.pool.ntp.org
Greece — gr.pool.ntp.org
Hungary — hu.pool.ntp.org
Bulgaria — bg.pool.ntp.org
Romania — ro.pool.ntp.org
Czech Republic — cz.pool.ntp.org
Yugoslavia — yu.pool.ntp.org
Estonia — ee.pool.ntp.org
Belarus — by.pool.ntp.org
Slovakia — sk.pool.ntp.org
Ukraine — ua.pool.ntp.org
Lithuania — lt.pool.ntp.org
Macedonia — mk.pool.ntp.org
Moldova — md.pool.ntp.org)
Latvia — lv.pool.ntp.org
Croatia — hr.pool.ntp.org
Republic of Serbia — rs.pool.ntp.org
Bosnia and Herzegovina — ba.pool.ntp.org


North America:
the global
0.north-america.pool.ntp.org
1.north-america.pool.ntp.org
2.north-america.pool.ntp.org
3.north-america.pool.ntp.org

or find your country below:
Canada — ca.pool.ntp.org
United States — us.pool.ntp.org
Mexico — mx.pool.ntp.org
Guatemala — gt.pool.ntp.org
Panama — pa.pool.ntp.org
Bahamas — bs.pool.ntp.org
Costa Rica — cr.pool.ntp.org
El Salvador — sv.pool.ntp.org



South America:
the global:
0.south-america.pool.ntp.org
1.south-america.pool.ntp.org
2.south-america.pool.ntp.org
3.south-america.pool.ntp.org


or find your country server below:
Brazil — br.pool.ntp.org
Chile — cl.pool.ntp.org
Argentina — ar.pool.ntp.org
Venezuela — ve.pool.ntp.org


Hope this give a more help

Regards
Last edited by downloadzy; 16th January 2011 at 01:16 AM. Reason: update information

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