Anyone else tried this?
I register an account to let you know that long GPS lock is a software issue and not a hardware issue. It can be fixed by updating the Triumph's GPS library.
Follow These Steps:
1. Root your phone (use gingerbreak.apk) and install clockwork recovery (http://androidforums.com/triumph-all...30-2011-a.html).
2. BACKUP (I am not responsible if something happens to your phone).
3. Go to this XDA thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1100114).
4. Download GPS_Libraries_v2.0_RPC_for_HD2_Gingerbread_update. zip (Thanks tytung for developing this fix)
5. Put the zip file on your sd card and flash it through ClockModRecovery. Restart after flashing.
6. Turn on GPS test application. You should see significant improvement in accuracy and lock time.(it locked under 10 seconds for me).
Please let me know in the thread if it works for you.
EDIT: It seems like turning on wifi increase GPS lock time but not by much. If GPS lock is still slow for you, try to disable WIFI.
UPDATE 2: Check out the pic. This is what I got INDOOR + Cloudy Day
Last edited by jetlawn; 08-08-2011 at 02:11 PM.
Anyone else tried this?
I just tried this.
It locks on faster, thats for sure.
But the real test would be to do navigation driving directions.
Will report back later.
interesting, much more likely to have real effects than some of the other BS proposed.
but the question is, even if you could fix your GPS with this hack why would you bother knowing you could just exchange your phone for one with a working GPS? my second phone locks in almost as fast as the OV and i don't have to worry about whether the problem was due to bad software or some factory worker forgot to solder on the gps antenna.
I guess this fix give you another option. Plus exchanging one phone for another does not guaranty that the GPS will work, it might make it worse depending on your luck.
UPDATE: I drove around my neighborhood and the accuracy was hovering around 9 to 20 feet and 8 to 11 satellites (stat provided by GPS Test app)
For all I know, the first phone I had might not even had a gps antenna connected. the second phone has zero problem with GPS. for my money, i want at least a guarantee that the problem can at least be fixed via software. I was not about to sit around with a broken GPS hoping it COULD be fixed with some aftermarket rom.
I could never get my GPS to lock in within 70-80ft on the first phone. the replacement could make it within 20ft in no time. if your phone was anything like mine before the “fix” then it must have done some good.
Interesting, I'll definitely give this a try later
How can i verify the lib updated?
I got everything done but not seeing any improvement. The evo 4g I've compared to lock on within several seconds from cold start in the same spot.
Try reflashing it again first with clockwork recovery, restart ur phone, turn OFF wifi, then launch GPS Test app. Let me know how it goes.
Here is how you verify the lib:
If you have root explorer or similar app then navigate to :
/system/lib/ (make sure libgps.so is there)
/system/lib/hw (make sure gps.bravo.so , gps.htcleo.so, and gps.leo.so are there)
As a side note: Don't expect it to perform as well as lg optimus v's or the EVO's gps. It seems like the lock signals are always weaker on the triumph, but 10 to 30 seconds on Triumph is tolerable for most people.
I see the libgps.so, but don't see the 3 files under lib/hw, even after reflashing.
If I open up the .zip manually I can see all the files present.
Can I manually move files over?
Well I guess clockwork recovery did not flash properly on your phone. I tried copying files manually and it worked fine. Remember to overwrite the libgps.so on your phone with the one in the zip file and copy over the other three files to the \hw folder. let me know if it work for you. Also, please have a BACKUP so you don't brick your phone for any reasons.
my issue would be why do i have to hack my phone to make something work that should work? everything seeems to still be fine on my phone for now...but...you know?