Dev is AMAZING!!! If your GPS aint broke, DON'T (try to) FIX IT! After my GPS stopped working I emailed the Dev asking for help. Within 5 minutes I got a reply with 3 suggestions to fix it. The one step was to replace the gps.config file with the original one from my custom ROM .zip file. It worked! I tried this app & shortly after my GPS stopped working. I can't say 100% this app caused the problem, but the Dev definitely helped fix it!
Must have for frequent gmap users After a 4.2.2 upgrade I tried but couldn't save the edited gps.conf file on a rooted desire. Previously I used systemrescuecd to have nailed it but a PC was needed. Maybe I also need to change the folder permissions but oh well. This time as soon as I install and configure FasterFix and reboot, my location was found almost instantly. Thanks Bernard for this nice app.
Warning This will replace your gps.conf. In my case it made the gps even worse. This program need for starters a built in way to be able to backup/restore the original gps.conf. Additionally it also lack the possibility to just change the time servers and keep the rest as is.
Good for non-experts with earlier phones. You can get better results by editing gps.conf yourself, though there is a lot of contradictory information out there, and users of newer phones shouldn't need it, but here's a farewell 4-stars because it certainly served me well in the past.
Doesn't open Works before rooting or denying superuser but doesn't allow the actual program to do it's stuff. After allowing superuser it will stay on a black screen and finally force quit. Using Galaxy Nexus and I would really like to see this work. Fixed it myself by installing busybox
How Can This Be I had an old Droidx laying around with the fantastic Sygic GPS program loaded. Sygic works great on the trusty dx even without any data plan but the delay getting a satellite fix was one minute- 5 minutes - 10 - no fix at all......aaarrrgghhhh, just frustrating and stupid. I rooted the phone to try Fasterfix an now I get an almost instant gps lock with way more satellites detected than ever before. You would never realize how crippled Motorola and Verizon devices are until you root one and get a program like this one. If you're rooted, download and be grateful.
Rewritten the file reading code. Should cause less black screens.
Removed the app for nexus 4 users. The nexus 4 has a custom config file not compatible with fasterfix.