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By sxi200, Senior Member on 20th April 2011, 11:31 AM
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29th April 2011, 02:12 PM |#201  
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Originally Posted by rom-g

I tried this hardware fix but i can't see any improvement on my SGS (I9000 bought JULY 2010). Pressure on the top of the ANTENNA has no effect on the values given by GPS test

And i also tried all the softwares fixes found here on XDA => none of them worked

For information : My GPS is sometimes able to lock satellites indoor...
Outdoor, i can see 8 or more satellites => BUT... when i move, the signal is immediately lost and it always take long minutes to lock again : that makes my GPS totally unusable (especially in a car).

For those still having gps problems, consider the use of an cheap/compact external bluetooth gps receiver, which works like a charm on any device running any version of Android.

On my first video (old) I am using the Nokia LW30 (if I remember well) which got a sirfstar3 chipset and got a large battery (replaceable) that seems to last forever ( I hardly charge it).

The video (on my signature) also shows how to use it...

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29th April 2011, 04:43 PM |#202  
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Well I tried it on my I9003, and applying pressure does not have a big effect but removing the back panel makes my GPS lot better! I wonder why?...
29th April 2011, 05:25 PM |#203  
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Tried on my SGS and can't honestly see and difference

maybe you did something wrong
29th April 2011, 05:27 PM |#204  
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I can confirm that this works for me! Got a lock in two seconds and the arrow followed my path perfectly while I was on the bus, a feat that seemed impossible before! Thanks a million!

If I let go of the antenna the gps loses it signal straight away..

if you put presure right before it locks, should work
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29th April 2011, 05:32 PM |#205  
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Worked well for me, but I found it slightly tricky to get right.
I tried using double sided tape but then the casing wouldn't close properly and the gps signal kept on dropping completely.
After a bit of experimenting I've worked out that a TINY ball of blu-tac placed at the top and then flattened out with the thumb before applying the back plate seems to give the best results for me. The casing is slightly warped over the volume rocker, but the blu-tac being blu-tac holds it in place firmly whilst applying pressure on the GPS so long as you can get all of the corner clips secured down properly.
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29th April 2011, 06:58 PM |#206  
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This should be a sticky! An amazing and simple fix!
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29th April 2011, 07:19 PM |#207  
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This has also work for me. done it with the blue tack but now I don't wan't to take the cover as the tack might change position.
Im on darky ressurection 9.2 and tried this on google map and copilot for three days now. GPS signal is accurate and locking after a few seconds.
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29th April 2011, 10:55 PM |#208  
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Just use a little bit of tape to attach a small piece of toilet paper. A nice cushion and works wonders. That's what I did
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1st May 2011, 08:36 PM |#209  
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Hi,

Unfortunately the g-spot trick did not work for me, so I decided to look a little closer and removed the plastic housing.
Another guy installed on the metal thingys there a cable and I did some test, too. Again no improvement with different cables and lengths.
But while fiddling around with the metal connector I thought maybe lifting it could help and indeed this was the trick for me. Improved my gps dramatically!
So instead of something pushing the antenna tighter, the metal connector now pushes harder and improves the signal quality.
Maybe a solution for some of you too...

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1st May 2011, 09:25 PM |#210  
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Thanks stocki

Maybe sxi200 can edit the main post and add your suggestion as an alternative for when the simple approach doesn't work?
2nd May 2011, 04:19 PM |#211  
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Confirmed! This is is ridiculous! I've NEVER had satellites even visible in my concrete&steel
apt. building, now i got 8-10 visible + 6-8 locks... Samsung owes the inventor of this $$$.
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