If the developers would like my Nandroid backup please just ask and I will upload.
Here is the image file of the stock JH7 that has given me VERY accurate GPS results from the previous stated post. This is from a Nandroid backup and I do not know how you would go about installing this but I'm sure someone from here does and will test it. This has not been tested yet, but I respectfully challenge the developers and community to try this out to see if it is an improvement. This is an Eclair JH7 rom. Thank you for your time.
I went on about a 30 minute trip and here are my results
** Please note you will need to zoom in to notice all of the turns that I made. I also made a U-turn and traveled on some of the same roads in opposite directions. Everything is just as accurate as the day before.
I would like to extend my thanks to mattbeau for trying this out and posting his results. The results furthermore prove my hypothesis and are consistent with my results. I requested mattbeau to post detailed instructions on how to flash it so others can try. Please I encourage others to give this a try the more tests we gather the easier it will be for the Developers to find what makes this different.
mattbeau My Tracks: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0...74ae16f5e33c81
Very special thank to mattbeau for posting instructions on how to get this to work. Still need a few more people to test this but so far this is the most accurate the GPS has ever been on the Captivate here it is:
download the following: http://www.multiupload.com/CB5PFRTRYF
extract with winrar or what ever you want
so this is what is working for me.
ensure the clockwork update.zip is insalled on the root of your internal SD card
create a folder /sdcard/clockworkmod/backup/jh7gps/
copy system.img and nandroid.md5 to the above folder
Oneclick back to JF6
enable debugging under settings
adb restart recovery
select reinstall packages
(it will install teh clockwork recovery)
again select reinstall packages
select advanced restore
select restore system
your phone will reboot with the new system.img installed
baseband is still jf6
If I could as that everyone that tries this please post their results. The more consistent this is the more things we can rule out.
I apologize that the megauploads links it temporarily unavailable. We are currently working on getting this back up as soon as possible. Also will be posting my My Tracks for day 3 shortly as well. I encourage anyone else to post their results as well.
Here is mattbeau's link that was originally on megauploads. Since some of you were having problems I moved it to here:
Let me know how this works out. I thank all of you for your assistance.
Here is the My Tracks for the third day of testing. GPS accuracy does not appear to be deteriorating and have consistent results from previous tracks. This is looking more and more promising by the day. Comments are welcome!
Thank you mattbeau for your thorough comparison to other JH7 ROMs. Please keep us all posted on your findings.