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yeoldgreat1

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Jan 24, 2010
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Is there an android version of QuickGPS? The internal GPS takes ages to get a lock without it!
 
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basst85

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Ermelo
Do you have the file /system/etc/gps.conf?

The file must contain the following content:

Code:
NTP_SERVER=uk.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
 
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yeoldgreat1

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Jan 24, 2010
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No I don't, I don't have a system file related to my android setup. How would I update that gps.conf file to get the latest satellite positions?
 

Miyagi

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Install "File Manager" and "Text Edit" (both are free from the market), then open "File Manager", go to "My Phone", (press Ok on warning), the go to /system, /etc and touch on "gps.conf", Open as, Text, and select "Text Edit".

Edit and use your country direction (pool.ntp.org), save and thats all.
 

basst85

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Nov 17, 2009
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Ermelo
Yes, and after the change you must reboot your phone.

The first time you need a internet connection to get the recent .bin file and NTP data.


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voiceofid

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Nov 14, 2007
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Tampa, FL
Install "File Manager" and "Text Edit" (both are free from the market), then open "File Manager", go to "My Phone", (press Ok on warning), the go to /system, /etc and touch on "gps.conf", Open as, Text, and select "Text Edit".

Edit and use your country direction (pool.ntp.org), save and thats all.

Yes, and after the change you must reboot your phone.

The first time you need a internet connection to get the recent .bin file and NTP data.

this worked for me and i used us.pool.ntp.org for usa. the gps lock was much quicker, thank you
 
Feb 19, 2010
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I tried this and got

Problem saving.
Possible causes:
- Invalid filename
- Out of disk space

Then it cleared the file :(
 

voiceofid

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Nov 14, 2007
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Tampa, FL
I tried this and got

Problem saving.
Possible causes:
- Invalid filename
- Out of disk space

Then it cleared the file :(
I used adb instead
Code:
adb pull /system/etc/gps.conf
then go into your tools folder of adb, locate the file, edit it with the correct ntp settings and push it back by
Code:
adb push gps.conf /system/etc
then restart phone



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songokussm

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Apr 13, 2010
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i did not for for me at first. you need to use one of the following servers.

server 0.us.pool.ntp.org
server 1.us.pool.ntp.org
server 2.us.pool.ntp.org
server 3.us.pool.ntp.org
 
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Troji

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Feb 6, 2010
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C:\Andriod\tools>adb push gps.conf /system/etc
failed to copy 'gps.conf' to '/system/etc/gps.conf': Read-only file system

its Read only :/
 

shaiq123

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A list with all the servers you can use:
http://www.pool.ntp.org/zone/@

You can choose the one of your country.

:) Thanks for the list. I was looking for server details for my country. Just updated the gps.conf file with my country server.. restarting and going to check if it does any good. will reply..

Thanks again

EDIT 1:
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GSOD on restart.. restarting again :-(
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EDIT 2:
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Came back on fine second time... tried to get a GPS Fix inside the house (was hoping for a miracle after applying these settings ;).. it did not get a lock in there.. moved outside the house in open... it was not able to get any fix at all..:confused:
Came back in.. checked the gps.conf file and found out that it is all empty.. :eek:
Did type the whole thing again (BTW m using ASTRO file manager for both browsing to files and editing them).. saved and re-opened again to check but it again was empty..
I notieced that the attributes for this file say --rx, which i guess means, i as a user does not have write rights on this.

Tried using the adb but have no clue how to use it...

Can anyone help
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dusty_nz

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May 5, 2008
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Correct me if needed here.

As long as your file exists and there is any NTP server specified then all good. An australia NTP (time) server will give the same time as a European time server.

What is the special requirement to change to the local time server?

Thanks
 

basst85

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Nov 17, 2009
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Ermelo
Correct me if needed here.

As long as your file exists and there is any NTP server specified then all good. An australia NTP (time) server will give the same time as a European time server.

What is the special requirement to change to the local time server?

Thanks

They have a much faster responsetime because they are in your country.

Try it:
ping europe.pool.ntp.org
ping au.pool.ntp.org
 

dusty_nz

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May 5, 2008
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They have a much faster responsetime because they are in your country.

Try it:
ping europe.pool.ntp.org
ping au.pool.ntp.org

However in relation to getting a quicker signal lock the difference maybe a second total. Eg the rewards from editing the file are going to be minimal??

I am also noticing 1-2 minute signal lock times where i windows its in 5 seconds sort of leagues.
 

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    Do you have the file /system/etc/gps.conf?

    The file must contain the following content:

    Code:
    NTP_SERVER=uk.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
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    Code:
    NTP_SERVER=0.us.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

    this gps.conf sent me from 200sec lock times (uk.pool.ntp.org) to 12 sec lock times. Both figures using GPS Status.