FasterFix allows Android users to fix their GPS without having to mess around with phone’s radio settings. The app has been tested by several XDA forum members and the response so far is pretty favorable. FasterFix is not available in the market for now as it is still a beta with Release Candidate status. One of the most convincing factors of this app for fixing is perhaps it’s ability which allows you to set custom servers. In case you are not very well versed with GPS servers phenomenon, the app automatically assigns you a server in your region.
The app author has tested this app and certified it as working on rooted Samsung Galaxy S and HTC Desire. In order to download this app, it’s necessary that you have root access on your device. The app has been reported as working for rooted Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i, HTC EVO 4G and Google Nexus One as Well. The app has also been reported as non-working for some rooted HTC Desires as well as Motorola Milestones. You can head over to the app’s official XDA thread to see the message board for other handset testing.
Here is the step by step guide on installing FasterFix on your rooted Android phone:
- The first step is to download Fasterfix.apk file from here and save it on your desktop.
- Once done, connect your phone to the computer and mount SD card.
- Now copy the APK file you earlier downloaded to SD card root.
- Install Astro File Manager from Market and install the APK file following onscreen instructions.
- Once the installation is complete, launch the app, select your region and wait for the procedure to finish. You can also set a custom server if you want on this screen.
And there you go! You have your GPS fixed! In order to cross check if it really worked for you, launch any GPS based app (say Google Maps), and see if GPS is working. You can also delete this application once you fix your GPS with it.
If this method doesn’t work for you on Samsung Galaxy S, then head on to this guide for a manual fix.