Monday, July 11, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S GPS issues after Gingerbread upgrade

After upgrading my Samsung Galaxy S to Gingerbread, I was having some serious GPS issues.
The unability to get a location fix in a timely fashion, and the many drops during location requests were driving me crazy.
Screenshots below show my daily commute. Location fixes were requested every 30 seconds. You can clearly see the difference before and after the fix.

Before the fix
After the fix

How it got fixed ? By "patching" the GPS receiver with a simple piece of paper....
It seems to do the trick, but I'll need to do some more field testing to be sure. 

I found the possible solution (that I didn't really believe at first) at the Dutch AndroidWorld forum.
For more details on the solution, check the XDA Developers forum.

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