* fixing satellites takes too long
* accuracy jumps all the time
* GPS position jumps.
Tags: gps, satellite, gps patch, gps fix, a-gps, accuracy fix, ntp server, xtra, ephemeris, Global Positioning System, navigation, gps reset, location data, trilateration, gps receiver, OCX, GLONASS
Advantages from Lite version:
♦ No advertisements
♦ Notification displays satellite status and current location data
♦ Smaller size
♦ Widget, so you can start/stop the application from main screen
♦ App shutdown from notification bar(Android 4.2 and newer)
♦ Auto shutdown if screen is off for specified number of minutes
♦ Auto shutdown if battery gets below set percentage
♦ It can auto start on boot
♦ Less permissions needed
This application is very useful when you are using any application that uses GPS, such as Google Maps, Geocaching, ...
For some phones, the app even makes the GPS refresh faster so you are getting better location informations and better accuracy. Please keep in mind that this happens only on some phones!
Application requires some permissions. Let me explain why:
♦ Fine GPS location: Well, you want it to access GPS, right? :)
♦ Boot status: To be able to start at boot if set so in settings
♦ Modify system settings: To get background image of the phone. I do understand that this is not logical and I agree, but the app crashes without this permission on some phones :(
Of course, when you are using this app, GPS is constantly on so the battery might get depleted faster.
This application might not work with all the phones, as some of the manufacturers modify the Android in a way that disables the application to function properly. That kind of behaviour has been noticed on, but not limited to, some Alcatel phones.
Please test the Lite version of this app first, to see if it works.
In case of bugs:
Every application sooner or later has a bug. If you find one, please inform me so I can solve the issue. You can also contact me if you have suggestion for improving the app. I will gladly listen to your suggestions!
If you want to post negative comments or if you are not happy with your purchase, PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can solve the issue(or add a feature). I can not respond to comments so I can not help with issues there.
If you want to help me by translating the app to other language, please contact me!
Please keep in mind that application is provided "AS-IS". It should not be relied on to and I shall not be responsible for any problem/expense/life threatening situation it could cause.
Special Thanks to:
Roli Schiller for translating the app to Hungarian
Miguel Alonso for translating the app to Spanish
This tool can control the Static Navigation feature of the SiRF Star IV GPS receiver in some Samsung Galaxy phones.
This feature is by default disabled. The result is that the phone cannot be used for averaging, geocaching, architectural and other precision applications.
GPS Control can enable Static Navigation. With it enabled, the GPS chip no longer filters out location data and updates the location at 1Hz even when the device is stationary. This is required for averaging and other applications that need constant location updates.
It supports every Gingerbread firmware and already includes support for beta Ice Cream Sandwich firmwares.
Future versions will add support for more SiRF Star IV features and will enable detailed configuration of the GPS.
Per chi ha bisogno di supporto si prega di scrivermi alla email indicata o di venire nel forum di supporto. Ogni altro mezzo non è garantito che possa ricevere il vostro messaggio. Non usate nemmeno l'area feedback per scrivere domande, non è quella idonea e non è garantito che li possa leggere.
I contatti idonei per mettersi in contatto con me sono i seguenti: l'email email@example.com e forum di supporto https://technofab.uservoice.com/
GPSHelper è il coltellino svizzero software per il GPS del tuo dispositivo, utile ad agevolare il fix GPS, vederne lo status, e altre tante altre funzioni utili.
Come si usa l'applicazione?
Si avvia l'applicazione, posizionandosi in situazioni dove puo' essere ricevuto normalmente un segnale GPS (può accadere anche dentro casa ma è più difficile), e cioè all'aperto e possibilmente in movimento in modo che i satelliti possano triangolare. A quel punto è sufficiente attendere qualche istante per vedere i primi satelliti che vengono ricevuti, rilevati alcuni satelliti se non vi sono difetti hardware o software il chip gps effettua il fix. A questo punto si può mandare in background l'applicazione e aprire un software navigatore o ad esempio Google Maps.
Tutto ciò avviene solitamente in pochi secondi come da gli esempi qui sotto di alcuni utenti soddisfatti, e altri che hanno documentato il loro feedback nel forum o nel market.
Talvolta se il GPS ha una cache che ha fatto "sballare" il chip GPS del telefono (esempio alcuni Galaxy S), può esser necessario o una rimozione della cache del GPS (dove possibile) oppure attendere un po' più tempo.
Al momento risulta essere la migliore applicazione per il FIX del GPS su Android senza aver bisogno di privilegi di root, o di fare modifiche particolari al telefono.
Purtroppo a causa di alcune variazioni della policy del play store, ho dovuto rimuovere da qui alcune testimonianze di tempi di fix da parte di alcuni utenti. Potete però leggere le altre di decine di utenti soddisfatti nelle varie recensioni, qualcune di queste sono veramente mirabolanti!
Riguardo all'introduzione dei grafici nell'applicazione sto avendo alcuni problemi da parte di qualcuno. Leggi qui per approfondire: http://goo.gl/SqqU1
Informazioni riguardo la misura altimetrica
Chi lamenta la poca precisione della misura altimetrica, lo prego di leggere la seguenti indicazioni.
Scrivo queste informazioni per quanto riguarda l'altimetro per mettervi al corrente di alcune notizie, che grazie alle segnalazioni avute da alcuni di voi mi hanno permesso di indagare meglio.
La terra come saprete non è perfettamente rotonda, ne perfettamente ellittica è piuttosto un elissoide. Qusta forma complessa si chiama "geoide" ed è la forma che avrebbe la superficie del mare se il pianeta fosse completamente ricoperto d’acqua. Segue su: http://goo.gl/hU3wO
Si ringrazia il forum di AndroidWorld.it per la cortese collaborazione, e tutti coloro che sia con recensioni, sia con feedback sia positivi che non, hanno aiutato l'applicazione a divenire un piccolo successo italiano.
Per il supporto si rimanda al sito ufficiale.
Vieni anche sul forum se hai voglia di richiedermi delle funzionalità aggiuntive.
a) Tasto menù Sony Tablet S con ICS 4.0.3 non funziona.
b) I nexus, e in genere alcuni cellulari con la versione 4.3 di Android, ricevono a causa di Android stesso un "errore" durante l'uscita con il tasto exit dal programma. Questo non inficia il normale funzionamento dell'applicazione. Questa anomalia sembra sia stata finalmente risolta a partire di Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Vi ricordo come avere supporto o richiedere un rimborso, anche dopo il tempo concesso da Google:
Email ufficiale di supporto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sito ufficiale di supporto: https://technofab.uservoice.com/
Tags: gps helper, gpshelper, gps fix, fix gps, gps utility, gps status, android fix gps, tempi fix gps lunghi, altimetro
If you have a mobile device with a MT6577/MT6589(T)/MT6592 chipset, you probably noticed the GPS functionality is pretty bad. Most notably, it can be quite difficult to get a 'fix'. This can be resolved by saving recent EPO files, which are used for Assisted GPS. These EPO files can be downloaded manually (which takes some time), or you could just use MT GPS!
This application retrieves the latest EPO files and saves them to the right location. The files should be updated daily to make sure you can always get a GPS fix quickly. The usage is pretty straightforward, but here is a set of instructions:
- Make sure your phone is rooted
- Run MT GPS
- Download the EPO files
- Go to Location in Settings and enable everything
- Turn on your Wi-Fi
- Start the app requiring GPS!
This should be sufficient to get GPS working on most of the devices with a MT chipset. However, if it still is not working after following the steps above, try this:
- Update EPO files as stated above and make sure Wi-Fi is turned on
- Go to Location in Settings and enable everything
- Download MobileUncle from the store
- Run MobileUncle
- Choose 'Engineer Mode'
- Choose 'Engineer Mode (MTK)'
- Go to the tab 'Location', and choose 'YGPS'
- Go to the tab 'Information', and choose 'hot', then 'full', then 'AGPS RESTART'
- Start the app requiring GPS!
If it still is not working, chances are you have a mobile phone with a faulty GPS chip. Some phones have poor antennae, which means you can't fix the GPS issues with an application. This application has been tested on a variety of phones with various MT chipsets, but we can't test all the phones available on the market. Thank you for your understanding.
Presentation of all GPS data from device
Position, satellites, gps signal strength
Gps diagnose and gps testing
Splendid user interface: 2 color themes
With GPS Data you can check signal quality, test gps module, check your position/location, satellites count, signal quality, fix time and much more!
The nicest GPS test, status and diagnose app! If your gps navigation works horrible use this app to gps test, diagnose and fix your problem!
Four different tabs are at your service to test and see your GPS data:
1) Sky tab + signal view – sky map view presents position of satellites connected with device on the sky. Each small circle represents one satellite with color adequate to signal strength and its status. Sky map circle is rotated depending on device compass. Signal strength view presents strength chart of satellites connected with device. Each bar represents one satellite, height of the bar is proportional to received signal strength.
2) Signal tab – list of all satellites connected with device. Each row represents one satellite. With this list you get all details about satellite prn number, info about satellite fix, signal strength and type: GPS/GLONASS. Elevation and altitude is available in landscape mode.
3) Info tab – on this tab all most important data are available, which is:
a.Position info – latitude, longitude, altitude
b.Signal info – accuracy, satellites fixed, first fix time (fft)
c.Movement info – speed, bearing
4) World tab – world map view presents position of the device, it also shows global sun position and day-light/night-dark area. There is local and UTC date time from GPS, also time of the sunrise and sunset are available.
Application offers different measurement units:
a)Speed: Metric – kmph, Imperial – mph, Nautical - knots
b)Distance: Metric – meters, Imperial - feet
GPS test and diagnose of your device. Management of A-GPS Xtra Data available:
a) Delete A-GPS Xtra Data
b) Download new A-GPS Xtra Data
★ GPS and GLONASS satellite types are available!
★ Satellite sky view
★ Signal strength and signal quality
★ Detailed gps informations
★ Position: latitude, longitude, altitude
★ Gps fix time, accuracy, speed and bearing
★ Sunset, sunrise, day-night map view
★ Two splendid color themes
★ and more....!
- Maps are now bigger.
- Looks better on more devices!
- Improved response rate for reverse geocoding (technical language for "address finding"). Thanks to Cameron Hall of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Basile Laderchi, Athens, Greece for some great user feedback and suggestions.
Currently support for MT6589/MT6592 is tested but it should work for any other Mediatek devices which use EPO files.
Ad-free version here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gmail.evanelledev.epodlp
What makes this app different? Currently this is the only application that will automatically download the EPO files for you on a schedule in the background.
Use this application at your own risk! I recommend making full backups before using.
This application enables you to automatically download the EPO files on a daily, weekly or monthly basis if you would like to do so without any interaction required.
It has a One-Click feature(OK it's 2 clicks :D ) that enables you to quickly get some of the optimal settings for your device in your region.
A backup of your original gps.conf and build.prop files are made with automatic restore.
*Mediatek device using EPO files
*Minimum Android version Ice Cream Sandwich
*Root access (Ideally with SuperSU, may work with others)
What are EPO files?
AGPS enabled GPS module can start-up faster, perform faster TTFF (time to first fix), and obtain faster positioning information under weak signal environments.
On average, using AGPS cuts the GPS module "cold-start" time by half, and "warm-start" down to one second.
When GPS receiver is powered on for the first time, almanac and ephemeris data from the satellites must be transmitted continuously for 40 seconds without interruption to the GPS receiver for normal operation.
By uploading pre-calculated almanac and ephemeris data in proprietary "EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit)" data format to the GPS module, the waiting time for the initial data transmission from the satellites is now significantly shortened. The EPO data contains predicted ephemeris data for 7/14/30 days and need to be re-downloaded once it expires.
What are NTP servers?
NTP servers provide your mobile with a very accurate time reference that help ensure a fast GPS lock.
As standard most Mediatek phones use a Chinese server for this and so a connection from anywhere else in the world is likely to be very slow. With this app you can set the NTP servers to ones that are closer to your own location.
How this app works:
*The application can download the files on-demand or on a daily, weekly or monthly schedule.
*Download is done from a more stable location for the EPO files than the FTP location that Mediatek previously used.
*The files are downloaded to a temporary location in the application folder and then moved to /data/misc
*To automate downloads, select your required frequency, switch the toggle to "ON" and save.
*An unobtrusive flash message will display briefly "EPO Updated" when the files have been updated at the scheduled time.
What One-Click does:
*Backs up your original config files.
*Updates your EPO files.
*Deletes your mtkgps.dat file for regeneration.
*Updates your gps.conf file with NTP time servers appropriate for your region.
*Injects a line into your build.prop which puts the Dalvik VM in a mode which enhances the accuracy of the GPS.
Added monthly and weekly scheduling of download.
Disabled monitor service when scheduling is not used.
Added gps.conf time server tweaks.
Feature requests welcome.
The Steel Compass & GPS Full HD application can be used for your outdoor activities.
(Travel, Hiking, Camping, Picnics....)
Anytime & anywhere check the compass pointing direction & GPS coordinates!!
※ If the compass pointing direction of application is error, Please move the device in a figure 8 pattern & rotate around all axes.
You can see the list of added markers and edit each of them just touch or delede - long touch.
All data will be saved on your mobile device.
The Application will try to search your current location so please wait several seconds or you can skip loader - just touch back button on your device - gps will continue work on another thread.
In addition, it has the remarkable new feature of showing the exact street address of your current location. Through ground-breaking research and development that integrates GPS location with advanced map technologies, the eGPSlite app can find addresses with extremely high accuracy. The address displayed includes the street number and name, city, state and zip code.
When could you use the current address feature? There are dozens of possibilities:
-In a strange city, you visit a restaurant, bar, or attraction you like. The current address feature will let you identify where you are and save it for future reference.
-If you are visiting a place where you don't know the exact address but you want to direct a friend there, you can pull up the current address in eGPS Lite to provide them the correct location for use in their own GPS devices or mapping program
-If you are on the road and drive past an interesting location, eGPSlite can give you the exact address so you can look it up later.
-While driving, if you are looking for an address on a long street, the address feature can show your current address and position so you know how many blocks or doors ahead you must continue toward your destination.
-Often times, storefronts or offices on a city block will not show their street address on the door. With eGPSlite, you can find the exact street address of the place you are standing and use it to direct yourself to the right entrance.
-If you are house hunting, pub crawling, or hopping between open houses, it can be hard to keep track of where you are. Instead of needing to go outside and look at the address, you can use the address feature on your phone to remind yourself of which address you are visiting.
-If you are traveling or on a road trip, the address feature can help you discover which town you are visiting by providing the exact address.
-If you are trying to get directions from someone over the phone when you are in a strange place, the address feature will let you tell them exactly from where you are starting.
-Even if you know the exact address of the place you are visiting, you might not know the zip code. This may be needed if you want something shipped there, if you are looking up local establishments, or for other local information. Just click on the app to get your exact location, and it will provide the zip code for you.
-If you are an avid reviewer or blogger online, marking addresses found with this feature will let you keep an inventory of places you've been so that you can look them up again when you are ready to write about them.
Once you have access to constant, accurate address information, there is no end to the uses you will find for it. This feature sets eGPS Lite apart from other GPS app competition.
AND PUSH THE BUTTON "SAVE".
TRACKGPScar allows you to configure your tracking
device installed on your car by sending SMS messages to it.
You can also configure in specific mode the MOBISAT M102PRO
and MOBISAT ROCK.
SMS messages from your device
that contain map coordinates will be displayed automatically on
Although untested on other GPS Trackers this application
may work with the many variants of devices.
This is the free version of GPS Volume. Upgrade to the paid version to remove ads and receive feature updates faster than in the free version.
-Simplified Setup - simply set max and min volume and speed and the app will automatically set the volume accordingly
-Volume smoothing - instead of jumping from one volume level to another, smoothly transition between them
Problems or questions? Please use the email link below or visit http://gpsvolume.com/contact.html.
Have you ever found yourself contantly changing your car stereo's volume as you drive around town? One minute you can't hear it at all and the next it's blaring at the cars around you at the stoplight. Do you wish there was a better way then constantly taking your eyes off the road to fiddle with your volume knob? If you answered no to any of these questions, then this app is probably not for you (but please download it anyway!). But if you said yes, then all your problems will be solved with GPS Volume*!
GPS Volume is a fully customizable Android app that allows you to use the speed provided by your GPS to control the media output volume on your phone.
* GPS Volume will NOT solve all of your problems.
-Speed Controlled Volume using GPS - the core feature of the app
-Fully customizable - every value in the app is customaizable, from the speed categories and the volume at each speed to the window factor (amount added to the specified volume if the windows are down)
-Supports US and Metric units - set your speed categories in miles per hour or kilometers per hour
-Save and Load Configurations - one configuration may not work for every driving scenario. Multiple cars or driving styles could drastically change how you use the app. For example, driving exclusively in stop and go traffic is much different than a trip that includes a jaunt down the Interstate. GPS Volume lets you save an unlimited number of user configurations for every possible scenario.
-Automate Bluetooth and Wifi Settings - let's face it, if you're driving, there's probably no reason to have your wifi on, contantly draining battery looking for a signal it's never going to find. GPS Volume allows you to disable wifi when the service starts and will re-enable it when the service stops. Similarly, if you have a Bluetooth headset Bluetooth or enabled stereo you use while driving, the app can enable Bluetooth when the service starts and disabled when you are finished.
-NEW: Optionally, automatically start the volume service on app start. Great for use with Tasker or other Android automation applications.
-Access Fine Location - This means allow the application to access your GPS, without which this app wouldn't be very usefull. Then it would just be called Volume and it would set your initial volume and then just sit there... waiting.
-Bluetooth and Bluetooth Admin - These are needed for the option to turn on Bluetooth when the service starts. If you elect not to use this feature, the app will do nothing with these.
-Access Wifi State and Change Wifi State - Similar to Bluetooth, these are needed to disable and renable Wifi while you are driving.
-Internet - used for reporting anonymous usage data using Google Analytics (see Data Collection Policy). Also used for delivering ads if you are using the free version.
-Access Network State and Read Phone State - these are mandated by the ad network to deliver ads. If you are using the paid version of GPS Volume, you will not see these permissions.
!!! Please read... YOU NEED AN EXTERNAL BLUETOOTH GPS HARDWARE DEVICE TO GET IT WORKS !!!
### I always receive questions about how to use this app to connect their Notebook or PC, Mac, or tethering another Android ...etc. I have to clarify that the purpose of this app is to connect the Android device with an external Bluetooth GPS device, in order to "replace" the android's internal GPS.
If you dont understand what the purpose of the app, please don't dl.
Please install at your own risk.
@@@@@ For samsung devices @@@@@
If your device crash occasionally, please first turn on the internal GPS before using the app. It is a known problem with some samsung devices.
### Please understand that the app frontend is just a frontend, mainly for controlling and configuration purpose, and providing some handy info. so don't expect it has many functions, shows every details and in any desired format...etc.
**** Please first enable Allow Mock Locations in Setting ****
* can't guarantee all device+apps work, pls email me details :)
Now you can start/stop the service from other apps by sending the service or broadcast Intent :
Start - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_START
Stop - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERVICE_STOP
Toggle - googoo.android.btgps.action.SERIVCE_TOGGLE
* Note: You should first make sure you setup all the preferences and you can start the service correctly through the GUI frontend.
* try the workarounds (in preference) if failed to connect (eg, service discovery fail, connection refused)
Please report error or send me logcat if you got FC or any problems, with screen cap of any error messages, nmea log.
There are thousands combinations of [android version x mobile hardware x bluetooth gps hardware ]. Sorry that it is impossible to provide support on a particular hardware model. Even a GPS-A works with Mobile-A, but GPS-A may not work with Mobile-B, but Mobile-B works with GPS-B. However, after upgraded the android version, this combination does not work anymore, but the other combination works again. I always got such reports. I don't have any those hardwares, and even for some of them, I never heard before and cannot google any information about them. Hope you understand.
some android 4.2.x may have problem with the bluetooth stack.
All rendering happens on the GPU and is very processor friendly.
This wallpaper looks great with custom launchers such as Launcher Pro, which animates the icons in a non-standard way.
Please let me know if you want a specific transition included, and I'll see what I can do.
If something isn't working, please let me know and I will try to fix it and refund you.
The app uses UDP for remote commands.
*Phone state permission is for pausing when you answer a call.