[APP] GPS Aids - Aiding the SGS GPS [V3.0 @ market]


Senior Member
Apr 20, 2009
Las Palmas
What exactly does it do and what are the exact results?
Just faster fix or also increased accuracy while on the move?
Native mode > force system to download and inject the XTRA data to the GPS.

SU mode > Only download de lto.dat

In fact, it's only help in faster fix and maintain a fix... and if you didn't have a mobile connection, or you will go far away from civilization; you can dowload, before go away, the gps aid files in order to have a faster fix without any kind of connections :) do you understand me? I cannot uderstand me!
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: hookguy and rajeeva


Senior Member
Sep 29, 2010
If I'm not wrong it downloads lto.dat and xtra.bin files. It also let you choose your preferred ntp server.
Basically it helps to get a faster lock.

I really can say that it works; after installation my SGS was able to get 11/11 with Gps Status in two places where my SGS only could view a maximum of 8 satellites.

The accuracy is a different story we have to live with, but this app is really a must have ( unfortunately :( )

Gracias ondoteam, jejeje
  • Like
Reactions: ondoteam


Senior Member
Aug 8, 2010
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<string name="app_name">GPS Aids</string>
<string name="GPS_Aids_Text">GPS Aids</string>
<string name="caution">This application needs busybox and root. It's for the Samsung Galaxy S but it may work on other phones. It downloads the lto.dat file, copies it to /sdcard/data/ltodownloader.canaryx.net/ and then its moved to /data/gps. Test it!
Its my second app, so dont expect so much \n(all is automatic, it doesn't need user intervention)</string>
<string name="close">Close</string>
<string name="no">No</string>
<string name="yes">Yes</string>
<string name="configure_menu_text">Configure</string>
<string name="about_menu_text">About</string>
<string name="exit_menu_text">Exit</string>
<string name="xtra_auto_download_text">Download XTRA data</string>
<string name="xtra_auto_download_summary">Download GPS aiding data every time I run the application</string>
<string name="xtra_connection_type_text">Connection type</string>
<string name="xtra_connection_type_summary">Select which kind of connection will the program use to download XTRA data.</string>
<string name="xtra_downloaded_alert">XTRA data its supposed to be downloaded and installed</string>
<string name="xtra_downloaded_ok">XTRA data have been downloaded and installed successfully.</string>
<string name="xtra_deleted_alert">XTRA data is supposed to be deleted./string>
<string name="xtra_wifi_change">Ops, system doesn't detect an active connection. Do you want to enable/disable WiFi network?</string>
<string name="no_BusyBox">No busybox found. Do you want to close the app?</string>
<string name="no_internet">Application couldn't find an active connection.</string>
<string name="no_internet_auto">But not the kind you've chosen!</string>
<string name="si_internet">Connection detected!</string>
<string name="auto_download_check">Checking connection to download XTRA data...</string>
<string name="auto_download_uncheck">Data won't download automatically.</string>
<string name="download_now">Download data now...</string>
<string name="root_separator_text">Root operations</string>
<string name="use_root_text">Enable Root options.</string>
<string name="use_root_summary">Enabling this option will give you access to special capabilities (just for samsung galaxy S owners)</string>
<string name="ntp_server_text">NTP Server in use.</string>
<string name="ntp_actual_server_text">without information</string>
<string name="ntp_server_select_one">NTP Servers</string>
<string name="ntp_help_text">Select your desired time server. The one that cames by default is for America. I've added another one for Europe and one specific for Spain.</string>
<string name="ntp_server_autoselected_text">NTP Server changed to:</string>
<string name="ntp_server_no_need_changes">No changes will be applied to NTP Server.</string>
<string name="auto_download_separator_text">Options to automate tasks</string>
<string name="gprs_connection_text">3G connections</string>
<string name="wifi_connection_text">WiFi connections</string>
<string name="aceptar_text">Accept</string>
<string name="lto_age_text">LTO file age:</string>
<string name="delete_aids_text">Delete GPS aids</string>
<string name="download_aids_text">Download GPS aids</string>
<string name="native_method_text">Native methods:</string>
<string name="native_method_summary_text">Native methods may fail, agains that nothing can't be done. By clicking "Download GPS aids" a new window will open. When this one closes, data will have been downloaded successfully. If connection timeouts, data wouldn't be downloaded and the application will ask you to enable/disable the wifi.</string>
<string name="brute_force_text">Bruteforce:</string>
<string name="brute_force_summary_text">Bruteforce is not as smooth as native methods but its more reliable. Root and busybox needed.</string>
<string name="ayuda_gps_activity_text">We're trying to force GPS to download XTRA data. When the data is downloaded, window will close automatically. Be patient, and be sure you have an active data connection.</string>
<string name="force_lto_download_text">Force data download</string>
<string name="force_lto_download_summary"> If you've enabled "Download XTRA data", this option will force its download by using Root permissions.
<string name="force_lto_button_text">Force LTO data download.</string>
<string name="agradecimientos_text">Thanks to:</string>
<string name="agradecimientos_summary_text"> julianico @ htcmania.com for the original idea. EseLoKo @ htcmania.com for that cute icon. All users @ htcmania.com for being testers. And the last one for Coco, thanks you for loving me that much, cutie!</string>
Example to translate text:

Spanish -> <string name"something">¡Hola!</string>
English -> <string name"something">Hello!</string>

As you can see, the bold text it's the only one thing that change
Ale, hecho, de nada
PD: lo he hecho lo mejor posible, seguramente habrá algún que otro fallo xD
  • Like
Reactions: ondoteam


Senior Member
Sep 16, 2010
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<string name="app_name">GPS Aids</string>
<string name="GPS_Aids_Text">GPS Aids</string>
<string name="caution">This application needs ROOT permissions and Busybox. This is an application for Samsung Galaxy S (may work on others terminals). It will download the lto.dat file from a server, copy it to /sdcard/data/ltodownloader.canaryx.net/ then to /data/gps/ This is my second application, do not expect too much \n(everything is automatic)</string>
<string name="close">Close</string>
<string name="no">No</string>
<string name="yes">Yes</string>
<string name="configure_menu_text">Configuration</string>
<string name="about_menu_text">About</string>
<string name="exit_menu_text">Exit</string>
<string name="xtra_auto_download_text">Download data XTRA</string>
<string name="xtra_auto_download_summary">Download datas to help the GPS everytime you start the application.</string>
<string name="xtra_connection_type_text">Connexion type</string>
<string name="xtra_connection_type_summary">Select under what kind of connection XTRA data will be automatically downloaded.</string>
<string name="xtra_downloaded_alert">XTRA data will be downloaded and installed.</string>
<string name="xtra_downloaded_ok">XTRA data have been downloaded and installed.</string>
<string name="xtra_deleted_alert">XTRA data will be deleted.</string>
<string name="xtra_wifi_change">Error, no active connection detected. Do you want to activate Wifi?</string>
<string name="no_BusyBox">BusyBox not found. Do you want to close the application?</string>
<string name="no_internet">No active internet connection have been found.</string>
<string name="no_internet_auto">Maybe not the type you have chosen!</string>
<string name="si_internet">Connection found!</string>
<string name="auto_download_check">Checking the connection to download XTRA data.</string>
<string name="auto_download_uncheck">Data will not be downloaded automatically</string>
<string name="download_now">Downloading data...</string>
<string name="root_separator_text">ROOT options</string>
<string name="use_root_text">Enable ROOT options</string>
<string name="use_root_summary">Enable this option to access to special features (only for Samsung Galaxy S)</string>
<string name="ntp_server_text">NTP server in use:</string>
<string name="ntp_actual_server_text">No information...</string>
<string name="ntp_server_select_one">NTP servers</string>
<string name="ntp_help_text">Select server for your location. Default server is America. I added a server for Europe and another one more specific to Spain.</string>
<string name="ntp_server_autoselected_text">NTP changed to:</string>
<string name="ntp_server_no_need_changes">No need to change the NTP server.</string>
<string name="auto_download_separator_text">Automatic task option</string>
<string name="gprs_connection_text">3G connection</string>
<string name="wifi_connection_text">WiFi connection</string>
<string name="aceptar_text">Accet</string>
<string name="lto_age_text">LTO file age:</string>
<string name="delete_aids_text">Disable GPS aid</string>
<string name="download_aids_text">Download GPS aid</string>
<string name="native_method_text">Native method:</string>
<string name="native_method_summary_text">Native method can fail, in that case you cannot do anything. Click on "Download GPS aid" another window will pop-up, it will close when data have been correctly downloaded. If after some time no date have been downloaded, the application will ask to active Wifi connection.</string>
<string name="brute_force_text">Brute force:</string>
<string name="brute_force_summary_text">The brute force is less subtile than the native method... but fails rarely. ROOT and BusyBox are needed.</string>
<string name="ayuda_gps_activity_text">Estamos intentando forzar al GPS para que baje los datos XTRA. Cuando los datos estén bajados, la ventana se cerrará automáticamente. Debes ser paciente, pero sobre todo... tener una conexión de datos activa </string>
<string name="force_lto_download_text">Forzar bajada de datos</string>
<string name="force_lto_download_summary">Si has activado "Bajar datos XTRA" esta opción forzará que se bajen utilizando permisos ROOT.</string>
<string name="force_lto_button_text">Forzar bajada del fichero LTO</string>
<string name="agradecimientos_text">Agradecimientos:</string>
<string name="agradecimientos_summary_text">A julianico @ htcmania.com por la idea original. A EseLoKo @ htcmania.com por el bonito icono de luce la aplicación. A todos los usuarios @ htcmania.com por hacer de testers. Y por último a mi Coco bonito por quererme tanto ¡Guapa!</string>
  • Like
Reactions: ondoteam