There’s nothing more annoying than GPS that can’t find you. For users of the Samsung Captivate, the phone’s GPS has often suffered long lock times and inaccuracy in navigation. For others, it simply doesn’t work. Thanks to both mikel.canovas and h3llstorm, members of XDA Developers, there is now a way to fix that troublesome GPS. The best part is that this fix reportedly works for all Android 2.3.x Gingerbread ROMs on the Samsung Captivate.
If you’re worried that this solution will require you to exercise your command typing skills, you can relax. The GPS fix method is quick and easy. Simply follow our instructions and even the most inexperienced of Android users will be able to make it work.
If you’d like to solve your inaccurate and laggy GPS, you’ll need a few things:
Once you have everything, you can now fix your Samsung Captivate’s GPS problem:
After the phone reboots, test the GPS with a navigation app, such as Google Maps. The developers have reported that the first time you try the GPS fix, it may take a little longer to lock to GPS than normal. Sometimes it may even take up to a minute. Subsequent locks however will get faster from there, allowing you to get 10- second locks with multiple satellites. Even indoors, the results are reportedly similar.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully decreased your Samsung Captivate’s GPS lock times.