Will Verduzco · Dec 12, 2011 at 07:53 am

Fix Your European Android GPS Lock Manually

Are you a European Android user? If so, you may have noticed that your GPS locking performance is often sub-par. Last month, we wrote about a fantastic application by XDA forum member The_Double that fixes this problem for you by editing your /system/etc/gps.conf file.

However, some users are a bit old fashioned and would rather do the modifications themselves. To that end, XDA forum member Claus72 has written a simple, 1-step guide to help you do exactly this. Obviously you need to have full root access to your device to perform the fix.

While originally written for the HTC HD2, this should work on all European Android devices.

I have had one problem with gps fix, it took about 90 sec to fix satellites.
I have found a thread in the Desire section that have solved this problem.
Now my gps takes about 15-30 sec to fis [sic.] the satellite.

This fix is only for European users and need to have root privilege.

You have to edit the file gps.conf located at /system/etc. I have used root explorer to edit the file.

If you’re interested in getting down and dirty with your gps.conf file, click on to the original thread. Just be sure to make a backup of your original gps.conf to play it safe.

If you’d rather do this the easy way, refer back to the previously mentioned FasterFix.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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