Faster GPS Fix via FasterFix for Android


Is your GPS location-fix laggy? Do you want to know where you are just a bit faster? If so, FasterFix might just be the app you’re looking for!

This probably won’t help you if you’re in the U.S., and you’ll need to have a rooted phone with busybox installed, but if that’s you, your days of waiting on your GPS may be in the past.

Previously you could edit your gps.conf file manually, providing a better/closer server from which to get the GPS satellite data from, but that’s annoying, and potentially prone to human error. FasterFix essentially does this for you by presenting you with a dropdown list from which you pick your region, or you can set your own custom server.

Once that’s done, you can exit and remove the app, you don’t even have to keep it installed.

Interested? Head on over to the XDA-Developers thread, download and sideload the .apk, and you’re on your way!

Source: XDA-Developers

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Joe Levi

Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple’s Newton, Microsoft’s Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow’s “Android Guy”.

By day you’ll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you’ll probably find him writing technology and “prepping” articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.