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By galandy, Member on 20th June 2011, 05:44 PM
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Lately I've been seeing so many different threads about fixing GPS issues in AOSP / CM7 gingerbread roms (accuracy, lock time, etc). I couldn't find a central location with all the available fixes and drivers for the Evo, so here it is.

Drivers:
  • **NEW** - Qualcomm Vision GPS Driver v1.1 (recommended) - Updated fix with latest Qualcomm Vision driver, should be less buggy. Fast gps locks, very accurate, no wake locks, no 100% cpu. Thread HERE. Flashable zip HERE (thanks galandy)
  • Qualcomm Vision GPS Driver v1.0 - Original fix, uses leaked Vision gingerbread driver. Fast gps locks, very accurate, no wake locks, no 100% cpu. Thread HERE. Flashable zip HERE (thanks galandy)
  • KingdomROM GPS Driver - Custom combination of RADIO/PRI/NV/Wimax/GPS - Fixes GPS and wake locks. Thread HERE. Flashable zip HERE (thanks JBabey)
  • Cyanogen Mod Nightly 39 GPS Driver - Some people claim these drivers work better than the current ones provided by CM7. Thread HERE. Flashable zip HERE (thanks daryelv)
  • EVO Gingerbread GPS Driver - Driver from the official gingerbread update. Some people are having success with these on AOSP roms (but check for cpu usage, you might have wakelocks). Thread HERE and HERE (thanks itlnstln and JusticeAA). Flashable zip HERE (thanks galandy).

Workarounds / Other fixes
  • GPSCLRX Sense Workaround - Clear GPS corrupted stats from a Sense rom. Thread HERE (thanks SantinoInc)
  • AGPS Data Refresh - Fixes dropouts by applying the latest AGPS information. Thread HERE (thanks DFlame)

Report back, and let me know of other available fixes I could add here!
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20th June 2011, 05:45 PM |#2  
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I can finally delete the bookmarks I had for those pages haha. I guess if I would have just saved the files to dropbox or something that would have been easier... but oh well.

Thanks for the central location.
20th June 2011, 06:14 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by galandy

Lately I've been seeing so many different threads about fixing GPS issues in AOSP / CM7 gingerbread roms (accuracy, lock time, etc). I couldn't find a central location with all the available fixes and drivers for the Evo, so here it is.

Drivers:

  • GPS Qualcomm Vision Driver - Fast locks, very accurate, no wake locks. Thread HERE (thanks galandy)
  • KingdomROM GPS Driver - Custom combination of RADIO/PRI/NV/Wimax/GPS - Fixes GPS and wake locks. Thread HERE (thanks JBabey)

Workarounds / Other fixes
  • GPSCLRX Sense Workaround - Clear GPS corrupted stats from a Sense rom. Thread HERE (thanks SantinoInc)
  • AGPS Data Refresh - Fixes dropouts by applying the latest AGPS information. Thread HERE (thanks DFlame)

Report back, and let me know of other available fixes I could add here!

awesome how you thanked yourself. lol. but seriously, good stuff. im using the Vision driver on CM7, and its been more than great.
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20th June 2011, 06:18 PM |#4  
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Nice! Makes it easier...good job!

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21st June 2011, 01:45 AM |#5  
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I don't believe this has been included in your original post, but this driver/fix worked well for me:

Original Post from MIUI Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=9138

Followup Thread Explaining How To Use the Driver: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1114944
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21st June 2011, 03:00 AM |#7  
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I don't believe this has been included in your original post, but this driver/fix worked well for me:

Original Post from MIUI Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=9138

Followup Thread Explaining How To Use the Driver: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1114944

Thanks! Post updated
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The KingdomROM GPS driver was giving me 100% CPU usage with CM7.0.3.1. Is that an isolated occurrence or does it only play nicely with certain ROMs? I switched to the Vision driver and all is well.
21st June 2011, 05:00 AM |#9  
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The KingdomROM GPS driver was giving me 100% CPU usage with CM7.0.3.1. Is that an isolated occurrence or does it only play nicely with certain ROMs? I switched to the Vision driver and all is well.

The KingdomROM driver may need a specific version of the PRI/RADIO to be able to work without causing a high cpu usage. The Vision driver doesn't seem to be affected by PRI/RADIO combinations.
22nd June 2011, 06:36 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GreenTea420

I don't believe this has been included in your original post, but this driver/fix worked well for me:

Original Post from MIUI Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=9138

Followup Thread Explaining How To Use the Driver: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1114944


Yep... this one cured my GPS issues, too.
My CM7 GPS is rock solid now!

EDIT: It was actually this link (and the .zip) that did the trick:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2478
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23rd June 2011, 06:23 AM |#11  
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Why in ****s name has the CM team not merged the Vision driver into gerrit???

Does anybody know the reason? Please don't say because they haven't got to it yet.

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