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It's rather obvious that Samsung has a different antenna setting position

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Could anyone tell me if using FasterGPS app or the tip from cracktech in post #40 helped with the GPS problems on their tablet ? If it does help, I'll see about including the modified gps.conf in an ArcTools package or in future Pipo M9 pro firmware updates.

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Could anyone tell me if using FasterGPS app or the tip from cracktech in post #40 helped with the GPS problems on their tablet ? If it does help, I'll see about including the modified gps.conf in an ArcTools package or in future Pipo M9 pro firmware updates.

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FasterGPS is no go. In fact it's rather bad since it actually removes configurations. 

Planting GPS.conf file into your etc has helped significantly

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Could anyone tell me if using FasterGPS app or the tip from cracktech in post #40 helped with the GPS problems on their tablet ? If it does help, I'll see about including the modified gps.conf in an ArcTools package or in future Pipo M9 pro firmware updates. Cheers.  

 

Adding faster GPs will only delete the gps.cfg settings in there and it will only install the basic ntp.server settings but not the other settings that I have gotten thro' trial and error,  you can do one thing is just to have them input in their locale ntp server and continent names and update those lines only it will help alot but using FasterGPS is no go as far as I am concern. If you wanna help on adding app to help out GPS it should be the NTP SYNC app a small file (free) it will sync everytime you boot up with the local ntp server and this has helped me pulled in signals from just inside my window sill onto my workdesk (before it was blind at the spot).

The factory ROM has the gps.config file in it (bt it for hardware settings I see SIRF/NMEA mentioned in it) but gps.cfg is just for making the location settings not hardware. If you run Faster GPS after putting in the gps.cfg it will just delete all the rest of the other settings in there. Anyway the gps.cfg file was pulled out from one of my previous pad which had a hopeless GPS hardware after installing FasterGPS and then I added on as I go along and checking the WWW.

 

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Heheheh,

Is this with wifi on or off? I got mine to less than 150 feet accuracy. good to know but please you all reading this please download NTPSync app from Playstore to get afster readings since the time we set is not Chronograph quality, the network time is sometimes out by 15secs in my home country.

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Iv'e downloaded the gps.config now where do i put it on my tablet ? And i changed asia .pool to uk.pool is that correct ? Thanks.

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Iv'e downloaded the gps.config now where do i put it on my tablet ? And i changed asia .pool to uk.pool is that correct ? Thanks.

Keeping in mind that your tablet has root access, place the file into /system/etc

Note: If you use ES file manager you'll need to enable Root explorer there under tools category, then pressing on Root explorer takes you into submenu where you choose to Mount R/W = select RW. Do remember to deselect the option when you finish copying your files. You don't want write root access for everyday work

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Iv'e downloaded the gps.config now where do i put it on my tablet ? And i changed asia .pool to uk.pool is that correct ? Thanks.

 NO!NO! the asia.ntp.server address ishould be changed to europe! Please change the continent ntp.servers

server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 1.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 2.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 3.europe.pool.ntp.org

and when you see the my.pool.ntp.org (my locale)
change that to uk.pool.ntp.org
Please3 recheck after the editing , when you save it it doesnt change to gps.config.txt if this happens zipped
it up 7zip and edit inside the 7zip to the original extension *.cofg and then unzipped it and put it in the
system/etc folder and make sure the ownership is set to root/root.
Dont forget to use in conjunction with the download app from Playstore NTPSync it will request for root access and will
recheck/synchronise your time after every reboot or periodically.

I have attached the uk gps.conf for you.

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Iv'e downloaded the gps.config now where do i put it on my tablet ? And i changed asia .pool to uk.pool is that correct ? Thanks.

 NO!NO! the asia.ntp.server address ishould be changed to europe! Please change the continent ntp.servers

server 0.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 1.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 2.europe.pool.ntp.org
server 3.europe.pool.ntp.org

and when you see the my.pool.ntp.org (my locale)
change that to uk.pool.ntp.org
Please3 recheck after the editing , when you save it it doesnt change to gps.config.txt if this happens zipped
it up 7zip and edit inside the 7zip to the original extension *.cofg and then unzipped it and put it in the
system/etc folder and make sure the ownership is set to root/root.
Dont forget to use in conjunction with the download app from Playstore NTPSync it will request for root access and will
recheck/synchronise your time after every reboot or periodically.

I have attached the uk gps.conf for you.

 

Thank you very much cracktech, I'll do just that.

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Thanks again for your efforts cracktech i have just successfully done as you suggested. GPS is much improved.Smile 

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Thanks again for your efforts cracktech i have just successfully done as you suggested. GPS is much improved.Smile 

 

WELCOME! But this goes so far only upto the capability of the device (the antanae, the placement of it and the metal backing shielding the signal) it could be better.

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Thanks for your help cracktech.

For those who want a simple way to install the gps.conf file, I'm preparing some easy ArcTools installation packages for a few continents and countries, will post here when it's ready.

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Yesterday I installed Pipo_M9Pro_RileyROM_1.8 and GPS is better than before!! Did anyone test this also?

 

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I just flashed Kasty Rom based a latest official update dated 2013/10/11 http://www.arctablet.com/blog/forum/pipo-max-m9/rom-pipo-m9-pro-3g-model-custom-root-android-4-2-2-firmware-20131011-sms/

Then installed GPS test and pretty pretty pretty :)

Nothing did with gps.conf etc.

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Thanks for your feedback nAFaNyA Wink

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