FasterGPS

FasterGPS


Attention: DEVICE MUST BE ROOTED FOR THIS APPLICATION

Description
With FasterGPS you can select a NTP Server matching your region to speed up the process of getting a GPS fix.
This is an open source alternative to FasterFix!

Requirements
• ROOT
• Read/Write access on system-Partition

Source code/Bug reports/Translations
http://sufficientlysecure.org/android-apps

Donate
You can donate money to support the development in-app.

License
GPLv3

Permissions
• Root access: To write gps.conf file to system partition
• Internet access: To allow donations

Recent changes:
Please report bugs on the following website instead of writing bad reviews:
http://sufficientlysecure.org/android-apps

1.11
* New icon

1.10
* Update RootCommands library
* Remove billing permission for F-Droid builds

1.9
* Reduce apk size by switching from HtmlSpanner to HtmlTextView library

1.8
* Fix Remounter for Android 4.3

1.7
* bug fixes
* Indicate superuser access by new permission
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Free
88
4.4
User ratings
4968
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
508 kb
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About FasterGPS
Attention: DEVICE MUST BE ROOTED FOR THIS APPLICATION

Description
With FasterGPS you can select a NTP Server matching your region to speed up the process of getting a GPS fix.
This is an open source alternative to FasterFix!

Requirements
• ROOT
• Read/Write access on system-Partition

Source code/Bug reports/Translations
http://sufficientlysecure.org/android-apps

Donate
You can donate money to support the development in-app.

License
GPLv3

Permissions
Root access: To write gps.conf file to system partition
Internet access: To allow donations

Recent changes:
Please report bugs on the following website instead of writing bad reviews:
http://sufficientlysecure.org/android-apps

1.11
* New icon

1.10
* Update RootCommands library
* Remove billing permission for F-Droid builds

1.9
* Reduce apk size by switching from HtmlSpanner to HtmlTextView library

1.8
* Fix Remounter for Android 4.3

1.7
* bug fixes
* Indicate superuser access by new permission

User reviews of FasterGPS
Time of fix is same with or without of this program (5 minutes). HTC Desire Rooted LeeDroid ROM.
Mar 4, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
5 days ago
Future OTA updates fail because of this app This app changes your GPS config file, and doesn't save an original backup. This system change is causing Android updates to fail. The developer if this app is a jerk for lying about the backup it DOESN'T make.
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
Instructions? As with most "free" "root needed" apps there are NO instructions. I tried to work with the "advanced settings" (talk about nerdy and esoteric settings?!) but its just a huge trial and error session. No way to know if you are helping or hurting your gps fix problem except by trial and error with gps lock testing app ("GPS test" works well) Maybe this works well if you are in Pakistan or some place with odd NTP issues but for my use in calif I just re-set back to "rooted stock" (with this app) and seemed to fix faster. my only phone: Samsung Skyrocket "SGH-i727" Android version: 4.4.4 Carrier: T-Mobile Kernel: 3.0.31-sultan-v 1.4.7
A Google User
Dec 15, 2014
just 2 satelite
A Google User
Dec 10, 2014
Great Great
A Google User
Dec 8, 2014
Superb.... Great app.... Fix gps signals in just a second...