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Had to use the navigation a lot yesterday. Its by far the worst thing about this phone. Took around ten minutest to get a lock on current location. And if moving it stayed confused on where i was a good while longer. Is it just me??!

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It might be just you.

Look how quick mine got it in doors -



Skip to around 8:20. This was in doors!

Then again around 6 mins -


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My blade did it much quicker

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My Blade is shockingly bad picking up GPS...I've waited that long I've given up sometimes!

Hoping the S2 is better when I get it!

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I get pretty much an instant lock...

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Just thought. I use a pretty thick rubber case. This may affect my signal

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got instant lock too here...and on pretty thick rubber too

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Had to use the navigation a lot yesterday. Its by far the worst thing about this phone. Took around ten minutest to get a lock on current location. And if moving it stayed confused on where i was a good while longer. Is it just me??!


I use the GPS for bike rides of up to 3 or 4 hours and i have no problems, to get the GPS signal about 30 seconds

My galaxy S2 is no brand

I use gps test plus,

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Maybe update the modem firmware. My GPS seems to have improved with a 2.3.4 ROM and KG3 (I think) modem. Or maybe it just needed to work out where it was reliably.

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Remember that if you havent connected to the satellites in over a month, it has to re-sync with it and this can take ages 10-15 mins, using A-GPS speeds up the connection as well.

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Just to add my 2c... Mine's varied from about 10 seconds to 10 minutes at different times and locations. I've even had it get a location in seconds and then about 15 minutes later take a few minutes. I've also got what I would consider a pretty thick case on it and it doesn't seem to affect the time.

I know this will seem like the stupid statement, but it really does seem to depend on you current situation.

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Try this one

https://market.andro...e=search_result

You can change the related server for a-gps to the right area. The app needs root.

My SGS2 had been set to Northern-America by default. Not a great one, living in Europe.

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Try this one

https://market.andro...e=search_result

You can change the related server for a-gps to the right area. The app needs root.

My SGS2 had been set to Northern-America by default. Not a great one, living in Europe.

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You made my day, thanks! It''s really funny, but I think it mostly has to do with your gps.conf. I had one just for Holland, which didn't give me a quick fix (+1 min.) but the European one provided by FasterFix changed the fix to about 5 secs. Great!

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Fasterfix helps reduce the lock on time BUT doesn't help with the accuracy, I've found that even with 6 or 7 satellites locked on, I don't get better that 20m accuracy which is pretty bad. My 'old' HTC Wildfire could reported 2-3m but in reality was about 5m.

As I use my smartphone for Geocaching, I need an accurate GPS and unless there is an incredible patch released, I don't think that I'll be keeping the SGS2 for much longer :(

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Fasterfix helps reduce the lock on time BUT doesn't help with the accuracy, I've found that even with 6 or 7 satellites locked on, I don't get better that 20m accuracy which is pretty bad. My 'old' HTC Wildfire could reported 2-3m but in reality was about 5m.

As I use my smartphone for Geocaching, I need an accurate GPS and unless there is an incredible patch released, I don't think that I'll be keeping the SGS2 for much longer :(

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My sgs2 has an accuracy of 3 meters according to GPS status. I use the same app also for A-GPS updates

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