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[Q] TetherGPS client on NST; or, any hope of keeping background services stable?

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By dayofthedaleks, Member on 8th May 2014, 01:53 AM
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So I've been toying with the idea of using the NST as a hiking pad. Backcountry Navigator seems to run fairly well on the Nook. After enabling mock locations via Sqlite3, I was able to get TetherGPS picking up GPS location data from my phone... except the service keeps dying.

At first, I thought the service stopped updating the location because of the app's paywall. But after purchasing the full version of TetherGPS, I determined that the Tethergps service seems to be dying after a resource-intensive application such as Maps or Backcountry Navigator starts getting demanding.

Adb reads:
I/NotificationService( 880): enqueueToast pkg=com.comptonsoft.tgps$Stub$P roxy@4a1d24e0 duration=0
~service starts~

I/ActivityManager( 880): Process com.comptonsoft.tgps (pid 5222) has died.
W/ActivityManager( 880): Scheduling restart of crashed service com.comptonsoft.tgps/.TGPS_client in 14063ms
I/ActivityManager( 880): Start proc com.comptonsoft.tgps for service com.comptonsoft.tgps/.TGPS_client: pid=5393 uid=10057 gids={3003}
~service attempts to restart, but the notifications flag just hangs and GPS updates do not commence. service needs to be restarted manually~

I tried freeing up a sizeable chunk of RAM for testing, but extra available RAM didn't change the behavior. I'm wondering if I couldn't be hitting some limit in maximum concurrent processes. Are there any settings I could be pushing via Sqlite3 to allow more processes?

I am of course open to any other suggestions or theories.

I'm currently using Pinguy's custom NST firmware. I'll try to make certain the behavior is the same with other rooting methods.
8th May 2014, 04:52 AM |#2  
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You could try Memory Locker app, it is a paid app but is very cheap. Works on Android 2.1 and working on my NST.
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