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#260258 18-Nov-2019 10:26
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After the GPS Satellites week rollover my phone won't acquire any sats. Accepted there will most likely never be a firmware update for this. Is quite a old phone now.

 

Still sometimes gets my locations using wifi (home) and mobile assisted A-GPS. But is more you are located in a general area location rather that precise location.

 

I use google fit for tracking my outdoor exercise. This is still fine as works out my steps quite well and records the general area.

 

But as I like to get into the mountains (hills less than 800m in my area!), it would be good to track my walk fully.

 

Does anyone have a older android device, with a tracking app that has been updated to work around the above issue? Any other hacks / fixes for the GPS rollover bug?

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2355602 18-Nov-2019 11:28
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Moved you post to the Offers/Wanted sub-forum. Also have a look around - there are some devices FS in this section.







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  #2355616 18-Nov-2019 11:58
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freitasm:

 

Moved you post to the Offers/Wanted sub-forum. Also have a look around - there are some devices FS in this section.

 

 

Hi freitasm,

 

Not actually wanting to buy a new device at this time. Sure it is old, but is still serving my purpose. Can you edit back, as I was really after information for a. If others knew of a app that would work under above conditions and b. If there was a workaround for the GPS weekroll over bug - which is most likely terminal.

 

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  #2355617 18-Nov-2019 12:00
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Ok, moved back to Android... The line "Does anyone have a older android device" threw me off. Good luck finding the/an app.





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  #2355624 18-Nov-2019 12:18
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Does GPS Status and toolbox by Mobiwia help?

 

 

 

Sit it out in the open (backyard), with clear line of sight and sit it there for a good 30 mins and see if that helps?

 

Surely the A-GPS data download will resolve it, otherwise I can see class actions int he states if devices just stop workin?





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  #2355788 18-Nov-2019 14:53
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mentalinc:

 

Does GPS Status and toolbox by Mobiwia help?

 

 

 

Sit it out in the open (backyard), with clear line of sight and sit it there for a good 30 mins and see if that helps?

 

Surely the A-GPS data download will resolve it, otherwise I can see class actions int he states if devices just stop workin?

 

 

Had tried GPS Status and toolbox, reset the A-GPS and re-downloaded, but didn't make any difference. It is saying 0/19 sats. That is assuming the aerial part isn't damaged.

 

But my thinking was that the known bug above might need to fixed in firmware.


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  #2355815 18-Nov-2019 15:22

Given the age of the device you are likely going to need to dive into aftermarket system software to get a fix.

 

The Galaxy Note III SM-N9005 is supported by LineageOS for starters.





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  #2355865 18-Nov-2019 15:48
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NikT:

 

Given the age of the device you are likely going to need to dive into aftermarket system software to get a fix.

 

The Galaxy Note III SM-N9005 is supported by LineageOS for starters.

 

 

Hi NikT. Hadn't thought about that, will look into that as a option thanks.


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