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setialpha said

Yes, GPS Test just found my location. ... I made some modification to loc_parameter.ini and gps.conf.

 

gps.conf: http://www.nanolx.org/downloads/gps.conf

loc_parameter.ini: http://www.nanolx.org/downloads/loc_parameter.ini

 

install with:

adb push gps.conf /system/etc/

adb push loc_parameter.ini /system/etc/

adb reboot

 

Try it. You may download GPS Test from market and wait about 1 - 3 minute, if it happens to find you location. If it does - then there's something wrong with the app you try to use with GPS, but not with my ROM 😉

Thank you Setialpha for you help and quick responce,

I have copied the 2 files to C: Android/android-sdk/platform-tools

Im trying to do what you have written above but I get `error: device not found`

I have tried it starting normally and from "vol+ power" and if I type fastboot devices it returns "Arnova-935AB84xxxxx"

What am I doing wrong?

 

EDIT:

OK, just gonna try the new nano12d, hope that does it for me

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What am I doing wrong?

 

Who said 'put your device in fastboot mode'? 😉

 

The commands are 'adb' not 'fastboot' - do this from running device.

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setialpha said

Well... GenieWidget (Googles News/Weather stuff) does not even enable GPS sync... I'm now trying with GPS Test and the GPS icon in the notification-ba immediately appears.

This is supposed to use network location I think (via the 3g/gsm network cell tower locations or wifi database to provide a rough location)

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crusti said

setialpha said

Yes, GPS Test just found my location. ... I made some modification to loc_parameter.ini and gps.conf.

 

gps.conf: http://www.nanolx.org/downloads/gps.conf

loc_parameter.ini: http://www.nanolx.org/downloads/loc_parameter.ini

 

install with:

adb push gps.conf /system/etc/

adb push loc_parameter.ini /system/etc/

adb reboot

 

Try it. You may download GPS Test from market and wait about 1 - 3 minute, if it happens to find you location. If it does - then there's something wrong with the app you try to use with GPS, but not with my ROM 😉

Thank you Setialpha for you help and quick responce,

I have copied the 2 files to C: Android/android-sdk/platform-tools

Im trying to do what you have written above but I get `error: device not found`

I have tried it starting normally and from "vol+ power" and if I type fastboot devices it returns "Arnova-935AB84xxxxx"

What am I doing wrong?

 

EDIT:

OK, just gonna try the new nano12d, hope that does it for me

Forbidden to download loc_parameter.ini ?


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Oh... that's because of the .ini extension - my bad.

 

http://www.nanolx.org/downloads/loc_parameter.inix

 

Simply remove the "x" at the end.

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I would RECOMMAND for all of us to look at http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1239713

It give a good explanation on how GPS works and the meaning of the parameters in gps.conf

Configuring the device right for your country looks very important.

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I am also having problems with GPS not working with Map software.  It works with GPS Status and GPS Test, (finding up to 8 satellites with good strong signals) but not Mapdroyd or Google Maps - both cannot find current location with GPS.

Looking at the /etc/gps.conf file, it seems obvious that this is possibly the reason, and a few lines need to be edited - but I am unable to do that - the file is read-only!!

I have tried to use apps like ES File Explorer, Ghost Commander and File Expert, but not possible to mount the file system as read/write or get superuser access to the gps.conf file.

If someone can explain how I can edit this file, or get Root Access to the system, I would be very happy.

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After some excellent assistance from globula_neagra and admin, I gained Root access to my 7cG2 and installed the updated ROM, which already has some changes to the gps.conf and loc_parameter.ini files, compared to the standard files (which can't be edited without Rooting).

I checked the GPS Status and the GPS Test apps, and quickly found 6 to 8 satellites with good strong signals - so I went for a drive around Birmingham to test the maps that I have installed.

First, Google Maps quickly found my current location, but failed to update as I moved.  Going back to GPS Test, I could still see 8 satellites minimum (at one time it was up to 11).

Tapping the GPS icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen gave 'Waiting for location' followed about 1 minute later with 'Your current location is temporarily unavailable'.

Google Navigation did slightly better by updating the current location occasionally, but the map didn't scroll and the current location marker disappeared off the map.

Mapdroyd worked the same as Google Maps - quick update to find current position (within 8 seconds) but then nothing.

 

I made some changes to the gps.conf file -

NTP_SERVER=europe.pool.ntp.org
NTP_SERVER=uk.pool.ntp.org                     Changing 'de' to 'uk' and removing the leading '#'

DEBUG_LEVEL = 0                                       Changed from '5' to '0'

ENABLE_WIPER=1                                       Changed from '0' to '1'

 

I then made some changes to the loc_parameter.ini file -

#1 - DEFAULT, 2 - MSB, 3 - MSA, 4 - Standalone
#5 - Speed optimal, 6 - Accuracy optimal, 7 - data optimal
operation_mode = 6                                                                  Changed from '4' to '6' (also tried '1' and '5')

       #0 - tracking, 1 = singleshot
       fix_session_type    = 0                                                              Changed from '1' to '0'


I was expecting to see some difference, but no - everything was the same as before.

Whilst in Google Maps and moving, I held down the power button until the menu appeared, and selected 'Airplane mode 'On' and within a few seconds I had an accurate location fix and scrolling maps (my location fixed in centre of screen).

Also works well in Google Navigation, and not so well in Mapdroyd (Mapdroyd is much slower to update, but still usable).


This is what I think I have learned -

1.  The Arnova 7cG2 does have a GPS chipset, but the standard gps.conf and loc_parameter.ini files prevent mapping software from working properly if they rely on these files.

2.  GPS Status and GPS Test apps work OK because they address the hardware directly, not relying on those files.

3.  Editing the files is the only way to get mapping software to work properly, and altering certain values causes the software to behave differently.

4.  GPS seems to work better when the device is in 'Airplane Mode' possibly due to a conflict either with the hardware (shared resource?) or something to do with the frequencies in use.


I hope this helps someone.

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Does anything just work with this tablet? Should never have sold my ipad ...this sucks..

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well the arnova 7c g2 enables only some basic functionality like reading emails, liesten to music and gps (basic) it has a quite limited hardware for the year in which it was released

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Sorry, idont accept that, if the hardware exists, IT SHOULD WORK and this is a brand new tablet..

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The fact is that this s a brand new .....oh my god this is sooooooooo slow, i gi e up

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If you buy a device that has the specs of the year 2008-2009 and you expect to act as high end device only because is new, is wrong from the start.
We tried to improve the experience as much as we could, but again, the limitations of the hardware side are setting the boundaries.

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