How To Fix Slow GPS Locking On LG Thrill 4G [Guide]

LG Thrill 4G Android phone was released in August 2011 and boasted of a 1GHz Dual Core ARM Cortex processor with 4.3 inch screen. The phone has proven to be a worthy Galaxy S II competitor, but for some users, slow GPS locking has been a major problem. The problem isn’t faced by everyone and apparently the handsets who do face slower GPS unlocking don’t have a gps.conf system file.

Californiarailroader, senior XDA Member, came out with a fix for this missing gps.conf file for LG Thrill 4G. The fix has been tried by multiple testers and so far positive results have been reported. Here is the step by step guide to fix GPS on LG Thrill 4G following californiarailroader’s method:

  1. The first step is to make sure that you have root on your device. You can head to this post for detailed rooting instructions.
  2. Once you have root on your device, download Root Explorer from Market.
  3. After you have Root Explorer installed on your phone, navigate to System / Etc folder.
  4. After you are at System / Etc folder, tap on menu button followed by tapping on More option.
  5. Now select “create new file” and name the new file as “gps.conf”.
  6. After Gps.Conf is created, tap on Mount R/W to enable file editing.
  7. After you have created the new file, long tap on gps.conf and select “Open in Text Editor” from the menu that pops up.
  8. Now type in the following commands:

NTP_SERVER=north-america.pool.ntp.org
XTRA_SERVER_1=http://xtra1.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_2=http://xtra2.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin
XTRA_SERVER_3=http://xtra3.gpsonextra.net/xtra.bin

SUPL_HOST=supl.google.com
SUPL_PORT=7276


  9. After you are done typing the commands, tap on menu button and select Save and Exit.

  10. Now reboot your device.

After reboot, launch Maps and see if your GPS locking got any better. In case it did, then head to the official XDA thread posted here and press the thanks button to show your gratitude. And if that’s not the case, then still you can ask the thread OP for help and more information.

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