keeping gps on while screen is off

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By mrlard12, Junior Member on 1st March 2011, 10:05 PM
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i am currently running

tytungs NexusHD2-Gingerbread V2.3

does anyone know if there is a way of keeping the gps alive when the screen goes off as i use my phone alot for tracking and the problem is at the minute as when the screen time outs so does the GPS

where as ideally i would like to keep the GPS alive once the screen is off

can anyone help?
2nd March 2011, 01:23 AM |#2  
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I'd like to see that too, but i think it might be like the wifi a sleep policy, unfortunately I wouldnt even know where to begin to look, but since it exhibts the same thing as wifi did, I would think thats where the devs would need to look, but it could very well be a Google issue, but I'd love to hear someone who knows more then me.
2nd March 2011, 05:01 PM |#3  
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I would also REALLY like to know how to keep the GPS on when the screen is off. Otherwise it really is useless for tracking.

WM6.5 used to do it no problem with RunGPS and other programs, but with Android (I'm using MDJ's Cyanogen 7 ROM) RunGPS and the awesome program Locus just can't be used for tracking for any considerable length of time if you have to leave the screen on since that causes massive battery drain and also random screen touches which open and close apps and mess with settings.

Do all of the Android ROMs for the HD2 have this issue?
2nd March 2011, 08:12 PM |#4  
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From what I have tried it seems to be all gingerbread based builds, I have gone back to tytungs froyo build where tracking apps actually work

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