[APP][ROOT] FasterFix [V1.5]

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The_Double

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Does getting a GPS-fix take ages?

The answer to all (or at least one) of your problems:
FasterFix
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Root and busybox required

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Market Link
Download APK

The app improves the GPS NTP time settings in your gps.conf file and adds a gps suppliant host.

Simply download and run the app. SHOULD work on all devices. Tested on Galaxy S and HTC Desire (S-OFF).
Root and busybox are needed, modern HTC phones need to be S-OFF!


Changelog:
V1.5.0
- UX improvemens
- Added more regions to the list.
- support for small screen devices.
- Dropped android 1.5 support.

V1.1.7
-Bugfixes

V1.1.5
-Ads to earn back those 25 bucks for the developer account.
-Removed gradients, Gingerbreadified ;)
-No more crashes when using without root.

V1.1
- Added Germany, France and Japan
- Move to SD support.

V1.0
- Over 15000 users, no bugreports since RC3. appears to be stable.

RC3
-Fixed problems caused by titanium backup busybox.
-Slight UI enhancement.

If it just gives a black screen:
It appears to happen because of problems with busybox.
If you have a black screen, try these steps:
1. Restart the app (use back key to exit it)
2. Download the busybox installer app in the market, this version is confirmed working.
3. send me a bug report.

If it helped you, , click on the ads or just Thank me ->
 
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jman2k

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didn't work on my Galaxy S

I installed and run it, and it didn't do nothing.
Just blanked the screen and back to the app menu in less than 1 sec.

it was obviously uninstalled immediately after :( :mad:
 
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The_Double

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What device do you have?
You probably don't have root or busybox installed...
I added some better error handeling.
 
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I have downloaded the zip but what do I do from here? I have Busybox installed but no app to install a zip. I tried to boot into Recovery Mode & install the Fasterfix.Zip but it hangs. Found it!!! Rename to apk & installed but didn't change my Galaxy S very poor lock time.
 
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Does this work on Doc Froyo v 7.6.2 with hardcore's speed kernel?

Thanks

It should. Give it a try and let us all know. ;)

I haven't tried this app, but per the first post, I assume all it's doing is downloading the latest ephemeris (or gps assist) data for your region. If that's the case, there are a couple of GPS apps in the market (GPS Status is the one I use) that have the option to download that data. This one looks nice and simple, though, the others are full blown apps with a lot of stuff you won't use.
 

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    Does getting a GPS-fix take ages?

    The answer to all (or at least one) of your problems:
    FasterFix
    icon.png

    Root and busybox required

    5jeB1.png
    chart

    Market Link
    Download APK

    The app improves the GPS NTP time settings in your gps.conf file and adds a gps suppliant host.

    Simply download and run the app. SHOULD work on all devices. Tested on Galaxy S and HTC Desire (S-OFF).
    Root and busybox are needed, modern HTC phones need to be S-OFF!


    Changelog:
    V1.5.0
    - UX improvemens
    - Added more regions to the list.
    - support for small screen devices.
    - Dropped android 1.5 support.

    V1.1.7
    -Bugfixes

    V1.1.5
    -Ads to earn back those 25 bucks for the developer account.
    -Removed gradients, Gingerbreadified ;)
    -No more crashes when using without root.

    V1.1
    - Added Germany, France and Japan
    - Move to SD support.

    V1.0
    - Over 15000 users, no bugreports since RC3. appears to be stable.

    RC3
    -Fixed problems caused by titanium backup busybox.
    -Slight UI enhancement.

    If it just gives a black screen:
    It appears to happen because of problems with busybox.
    If you have a black screen, try these steps:
    1. Restart the app (use back key to exit it)
    2. Download the busybox installer app in the market, this version is confirmed working.
    3. send me a bug report.

    If it helped you, , click on the ads or just Thank me ->
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    Hej,

    hopefully you all are fine and good in health, for those who are still facing problem in their gps signals or locking time etc etc. I am giving you a small tip please try it,

    Requirments:
    1. Phone should be rooted.
    2. Root Explore (can be download from market)

    Procedure:
    1.Edit your 'gps.conf' file inside 'system\etc\' and add following lines of text:

    Usually your 'gps.conf' looks like:

    NTP_SERVER=europe.pool.ntp.org
    XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
    SUPL_PORT=7276

    Now change it to:
    NTP_SERVER=0.se.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=1.se.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=2.se.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=3.se.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=0.europe.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=1.europe.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=2.europe.pool.ntp.org
    NTP_SERVER=3.europe.pool.ntp.org
    XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
    SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
    SUPL_PORT=7276

    Please remember the first four servers should be change to the letters of your country like i used se for sweden and you may try at for austria etc etc.

    The list of the European Countries are given below check your country and use your country characters in first four servers.

    Austria — at.pool.ntp.org (45)
    Switzerland — ch.pool.ntp.org (59)
    Germany — de.pool.ntp.org (302)
    Denmark — dk.pool.ntp.org (37)
    Spain — es.pool.ntp.org (24)
    France — fr.pool.ntp.org (147)
    Italy — it.pool.ntp.org (24)
    Luxembourg — lu.pool.ntp.org (8)
    Netherlands — nl.pool.ntp.org (121)
    Norway — no.pool.ntp.org (22)
    Poland — pl.pool.ntp.org (35)
    Sweden — se.pool.ntp.org (30)
    Slovenia — si.pool.ntp.org (21)
    United Kingdom — uk.pool.ntp.org (137)
    Finland — fi.pool.ntp.org (37)
    Ireland — ie.pool.ntp.org (18)
    Russian Federation — ru.pool.ntp.org (80)
    Belgium — be.pool.ntp.org (19)
    Portugal — pt.pool.ntp.org (9)
    Greece — gr.pool.ntp.org (6)
    Hungary — hu.pool.ntp.org (41)
    Bulgaria — bg.pool.ntp.org (25)
    Romania — ro.pool.ntp.org (22)
    Czech Republic — cz.pool.ntp.org (25)
    Yugoslavia — yu.pool.ntp.org (4)
    Estonia — ee.pool.ntp.org (4)
    Belarus — by.pool.ntp.org (9)
    Slovakia — sk.pool.ntp.org (6)
    South Africa - za.pool.ntp.org (9)
    Ukraine — ua.pool.ntp.org (50)
    Lithuania — lt.pool.ntp.org (2)
    Macedonia — mk.pool.ntp.org (4)
    Moldova — md.pool.ntp.org (6)
    Latvia — lv.pool.ntp.org (11)
    Croatia — hr.pool.ntp.org (4)
    Republic of Serbia — rs.pool.ntp.org (7)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina — ba.pool.ntp.org (1)

    2. You must restart your device after editing gps.conf file.

    More Detail about servers :
    NTP server is used to get accurate time, without you can't get a correct GPS location.
    XTRA is the GPS Satellite position servers.
    SUPL is the Location server uses for A-GPS. in this case Google's own.
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    Just pushed a 1.5 release that adds some more servers, and makes the UI somewhat easier to understand.


    I'm getting a lot of bad feedback from motorola defy and LG optimus 2x users. Error reports suggest that it can't read the gps.conf file. (tough i can't know for sure, because the market error reporting service doesn't show me on what device the bug occurred)

    Can someone with a defy or 2x please confirm, the existence of non-existence of the etc/gps.conf file on your device? I also attached a copy of my app with debug enabled. If someone could send me a logcat it would be highly appreciated.

    note: I'll be out sailing for a week, so I can't react to your posts for until 20th of may.

    Warning: 1.5.0 contains a bug when using landscape orientation. (This has been fixed in 1.5.2 available in the android market.) Use the debug version only for making a logcat.
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    didn't work on my Galaxy S

    I installed and run it, and it didn't do nothing.
    Just blanked the screen and back to the app menu in less than 1 sec.

    it was obviously uninstalled immediately after :( :mad:
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    Hi,

    I use this for a long time ago, but last week I change my phone to THL-W100S with android 4.2.2 and don´t work anymore, I have a black screen and nothing, only home button to return.

    Regards

    install busy box from playstore and restart the app.
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