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Well well... i've been bleating on for *ever* about how hard done by Smartphone users are compared to their Pocket PC counterparts with no UI in the OS to configure the GPS Intermediary Driver (GPSID), and what happens? One springs up!

It turns out that a GPSID configuration utility that exactly mirrors the Pocket PC version is nestling away in the 'Tools' directory of the Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK Refresh! If you're a BlackJack II owner, a Motorola Q9H owner or basically anyone wanting to configure GPS on a Smartphone, then you NEED this utility!

I don't think it's really fair to make you download a >200MB SDK install just to get hold of it, so (because i'm nice like that) i've packaged the application up into a lovely CAB file, which is attached below.

Enjoy, and Microsoft - better late than never eh? :(

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Attached File  Microsoft_Smartphone_GPSID_Settings.cab   15.99KB   13912 downloads

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So for BJ2 users...set to com4?
Q9h users, set to COM1 or COM3.

Not sure if this is on the BJ2...but on the Q9H there is a reg key...
HKLM\Services\LCAService

Change DisplayIcon from 0 to 1 and restart your phone.

There will be a nice little GPS icon in your icon bar that has the following indicators:
GPS = GPS off
Flashing ))) alternating [check] = GPS Active
Flashing ))) alternating [x] = Acquiring Fix

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It still flashes even when you have a fix, which concerns me :(

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yes you would think it sticks to a steady ))) after fix is acquired. But doesn't....

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Anyone willing to try it on the HTC S730 (Wings) and see if it has any miraculous affect on the GPS?

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So for BJ2 users...set to com4?
Q9h users, set to COM1 or COM3.

Not sure if this is on the BJ2...but on the Q9H there is a reg key...
HKLM\Services\LCAService

Change DisplayIcon from 0 to 1 and restart your phone.

There will be a nice little GPS icon in your icon bar that has the following indicators:
GPS = GPS off
Flashing ))) alternating [check] = GPS Active
Flashing ))) alternating [x] = Acquiring Fix


It looks like enabling the GPS icon in the icon bar causes the loss of the "vibrate" icon when the phone is in vibrate mode, at least in the AT&T Q9h.

Also, what are the "correct" settings? I had already installed the COM3 cab previously, do I need to configur anything differently now? Do I need to configure a Hardware COM Port if the Program Port is set to COM3? Thanks.

Edited by dwboston, 07 January 2008 - 04:56 PM.

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Anyone willing to try it on the HTC S730 (Wings) and see if it has any miraculous affect on the GPS?

It won't...

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Er, sorry, the S730 doesn't have GPS? I thought it did.

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First thanks a bunch for the CAB & all the work you guy's have done on the BJII and Q9H in getting the GPS functional. now for some observations...

There will be a nice little GPS icon in your icon bar that has the following indicators:
GPS = GPS off
Flashing ))) alternating [check] = GPS Active
Flashing ))) alternating [x] = Acquiring Fix


On my Q9H - the GPS indicator doesn't show on the home page until the GPS has been cycled on at least once (and the vibrate icon still works here) after a power on .... but the gps indicator does show up on other "start" pages.

once you've at least tried to startup the gps - the gps indicator shows on the home page.....

To me the ideal action would be

gps off -- no icon show vibrate if approprate
gps Acquiring Fix -- flashing ))) & [x]
gps has fix -- show "gps"

I assume this is mostly done in the intermediate driver, which probably doesn't know the difference between acquiring fix and have fix....

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Not sure if this is on the BJ2...but on the Q9H there is a reg key...
HKLM\Services\LCAService

Change DisplayIcon from 0 to 1 and restart your phone.


BJII doesn't have this key for those who are interested. It's a shame too because I have the feeling that GPS doesn't turn off once activated (based on battery life). Might have been nice to have a way to tell.

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So for BJ2 users...set to com4?
Q9h users, set to COM1 or COM3.

Not sure if this is on the BJ2...but on the Q9H there is a reg key...
HKLM\Services\LCAService

Change DisplayIcon from 0 to 1 and restart your phone.

There will be a nice little GPS icon in your icon bar that has the following indicators:
GPS = GPS off
Flashing ))) alternating [check] = GPS Active
Flashing ))) alternating [x] = Acquiring Fix


Doesn't work on BJII. Key doesn't exist, and creating it doesn't do anything.

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Doesn't work on BJII. Key doesn't exist, and creating it doesn't do anything.


Well that makes sense since the LCAServices app and other keys arent on the phone.

Wasnt sure if the app was a MS app or Moto app. (hidden)Moto app it is.

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The GPS on the BJII does stay on until you power cycle...Don't be suprised to get the infamous "remote party" error after reboot.

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The GPS on the BJII does stay on until you power cycle...Don't be suprised to get the infamous "remote party" error after reboot.

Chad


You sure about that? Running GPS Test, acquiring a signal, and closing it seems to turn off the GPS. When I start another GPS application, it still take for ever to get a signal again, so I think it does shut down.

In addition, I tested battery leaving it on, and shutting on off throughout the day, and there was a significant difference.

Unless you're trying to say it goes into a sleep/standby mode?


Also, no remote party errors here.

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The BJII GPS DOES shut down when you disconnect.

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Just out driving -- and got a good fix (previously tested at work) and the ))) [x] changed to a
))) [check]

Cool - so all three states are shown.

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Er, sorry, the S730 doesn't have GPS? I thought it did.


It has the physical hardware but it isn't supported by HTC, it conveniently doesn't work, either :/

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Well well... i've been bleating on for *ever* about how hard done by Smartphone users are compared to their Pocket PC counterparts with no UI in the OS to configure the GPS Intermediary Driver (GPSID), and what happens? One springs up!

It turns out that a GPSID configuration utility that exactly mirrors the Pocket PC version is nestling away in the 'Tools' directory of the Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK Refresh! If you're a BlackJack II owner, a Motorola Q9H owner or basically anyone wanting to configure GPS on a Smartphone, then you NEED this utility!

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Enjoy, and Microsoft - better late than never eh? :(

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Attached File  Microsoft_Smartphone_GPSID_Settings.cab   15.99KB   13912 downloads


So looking at this screenshot, am I supposed to set both the Program Port and the Hardware Port to COM3 on my AT&T Q9?

Thanks guys!

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can some tell me exactly what the settings are for blackjack 2? please

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Just out driving -- and got a good fix (previously tested at work) and the ))) [x] changed to a
))) [check]

Cool - so all three states are shown.


If I followed along correctly, all three states are shown but the "Vibrate" icon when you have your profile set to Vibrate doesn't show on the homescreen right?

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