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
4843
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
508 kb
Screenshots
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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
Nov 19, 2014
Work and very fast Before gps 60-180 Seconds. After gps 5-60 Seconds. Great!!
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Perfect
A Google User
Nov 15, 2014
Perfect This app speeded up everything about location fixing. Now i don't need a data connection to get a quick GPS fix. Surprised why this is not a native OS option
A Google User
Nov 14, 2014
"Good" but RISKY While this did improve GPS .. Heed the Warnings: This app claims to backup the gps.conf -- Don't believe it. You have Root access -- do yourself a favor and make your Own backup prior to having this app make it's changes. Nexus 5 -- The 5.0 OTA update fails due to the gps.conf file. My fix - download the 4.4.4 Factory Image -- extract the system.img -- then extract the gps.conf file and put it back on your device before attempting a system update.
A Google User
Nov 13, 2014
modified gps.conf file prevents OTA update to 5.0 As stated in the description, this app modifies the gps.conf file in the system partition. However, when updating to 5.0 Lollipop the OTA fails because gps.conf has "unexpected contents". The option to revert to previous settings does not resolve the problem. It is very frustrating.