i've noticed the same thing on .905 OTA
So when My Tracks, Maps or other GPS tools are running I'm guessing the Bionic is locked onto satellite GPS? ?
The reason I ask about satellite GPS versus aGPS is when I installed my Samsung network extender last year, I had to mount an external GPS antenna on the outside of my building. The VZW techy on the phone told me that the gps antenna was for 911 location and it triangulated off cell towers not satellites.
I haven't needed to call 911 but if I do I hope it's more accurate than 1000 feet.
I also have a network extender, but once it got coordinated with the cell towers and my network it didn't have to use the external antenna anymore. The GPS symbol in the notification bar should indicate if you have an actual GPS lock by its color. GPS Status, free in the market, has an extremely informative screen about satellite locks, direction, level, speed, etc. It definitely helps the GPS lock on and stay locked.
My GPS absolutely will not lock on no matter what. Pulled the battery, blah blah.... It's starting to get on my nerves. Sick of looking at "Searching for GPS..." at the bottom of the screen. I'm just letting it search it's ass off in hope that it blows up!
To elaborate on gsDroid's excellent suggestion to use some of the gps status tools to re-download the A-GPS data. I used GPS Status and Toolbox. Here's the directions. It fixed my slow GPS lock-on problem. I was very frustrated until I reset my A-GPS data. GPS lock is still not instantaneous but it's much faster.
To reset your A-GPS data using GPS Status and Toolbox -
How to Fix Android GPS Satellites Navigation | Covering Android
I made these simple instructions after researching which includes things not mentioned on that web page:
Download GPS Status and Toolbox and install it on your phone.
Go outside, where there's clear satellite reception, make sure gps, wifi, and data are all enabled.
Open GPS Status and Toolbox. Wait for when you get the satellites locked in, this can take a couple minutes. Look for at least 3 to 5 of the bars on the horizontal graph to turn green. Also you can watch the Fix/Sats to increase.
Then click on the phone's Menu button for more options.
Go to tools and select Manage A-GPS.
Click on Reset.
Then Menu >Tools > Manage A-GPS > Download.
Exit from the app after it is done.
Last edited by sustained; 08-04-2012 at 04:34 AM.
Was using mine yesterday, seemed to work fine. No real discernible delay. I am running stock. .905
Also, nice suggestions on the tools and fixes! That's what makes DF awesome!
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Last edited by bluezdawg; 08-04-2012 at 08:03 AM.
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