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Default GPS fix CM7 DHD

After endless searching for the gps solution i've found a solution.
I've tested it and can confirm it works.

All credits go to the developer of faster fix (Bernard Bekker)

So here are the steps:

1. Download the CM7 rom ( I'm currently running the built #15 nightly)
link:http://mirror.teamdouche.net/?device=ace

2. After installing the rom and gapps set it up as you normally would.

3. Download Fast Reboot from the market (and install it).

4. After installing the Fast Reboot, download Faster Fix from the market (and install it).

5. Now turn off the gps (not in the notification bar, but in settings).
menu/settings/location

6. Run Fast Reboot

7. Run Faster Fix, and select your country and hit Go
A pop up should say: for example "Done set to:nl.pool.ntp.org" as I live in the Netherlands.

8. Turn on your GPS and reboot.

Now when you use the Google Navigation you should have a fast and steady fix for your GPS.

This won't work if you turn off GPS and on again.
In this case you have to reboot your phone!!! Remember to turn on the GPS bevore you reboot your phone!

It is not nessesery to repeat steps 1 to 7, just 8.
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Just tried this and got instant GPS lock when I walked outside of my office. THanks for posting this.
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Seems to work. Thanks for the information.

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really thannnnnnnx..

though i seldom use the gps in case it would cost lots of battery,thanks very much for posting this ~

btw,i am a chinese.i am now a sophomore in english major,cosidering to pursue a further study abroad,i wonder if netherland is a good place for studying business.

do u have any suggestions?

thanks in advance~
 
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Also worked on my desire z.
 
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really thannnnnnnx..

though i seldom use the gps in case it would cost lots of battery,thanks very much for posting this ~

btw,i am a chinese.i am now a sophomore in english major,cosidering to pursue a further study abroad,i wonder if netherland is a good place for studying business.

do u have any suggestions?

thanks in advance~
email me your interest for wich study you would like to follow.... many people from abroud come to study here :)

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Maybe I am doing something wrong but I just followed these instructions and when I rebooted the phone froze on the splash screen. Had to recover and flash my nand. Have you heard of this problem?
 
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No, i never had this problem, mostly if you make a lot of changes, reboot in to recovery and flash a .zip and than reboot, you might end up with a bootloop in the splash screen.

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Just to inform you guys, if you are using a gel case on your Desire HD, it's going to have a noticeable impact on the GPS lock time, from two minutes down to only several seconds.

I have confirmed this with my Case-Mate Gelli, and there is also a video by someone else on YouTube showing this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUyhx...e_gdata_player


Faster Fix will still help with the lock time in both cases, so thanks to the original poster.
 
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Unfortunately, it didn't work for me. I have an HTC Desire CDMA from USCC with CM7 RC4 running.

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