Most Android devices have a built-in GPS receiver. GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and is a space-based satellite navigation system mainly used to obtain the device's current location, but it also provides time information.

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Sony Z GPS issue (maybe after root)

Apps on Sony Z could not find location using GPS after even like 15 minutes (about max I waited). I did not use location for some time, during which one thing I did is making root via Wondershare ...
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Is there a way to sanitize Android GPS input?

I have a garden variety $80 phone with out-of-the-box KitKat - not rooted or anything. Its built-in GPS works oddly well, when it does. Other times the direction arrow map apps have shows me moving ...
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Keep Rebooting After Installing Fake GPS For Pokemon GO (I Think It's Not Bootloop)

Today I'm installing the Fake GPS app for Pokemon GO, I watch the tutorial from here: Trik akali GPS pokemon GO - Fake GPS POKEMON GO trick Well, at the first try, I don't have any issue.. but, after ...
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Using another phone's GPS signal as location

I have an android phone (Device A), and an android tablet (Device B). Device B has a decent GPS, but Device A's is pretty much unusable. I would like to use Device A for navigation, but to do so I ...
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

I have heard it is possible to simulate a GPS location with a developer option. However people get banned from Pokémon go, if they fake their location. Is this because an app knows, when it's a ...
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I don't have a GPS service on my phone after rooting

A few days ago I rooted my phone and installed a cyanogenmod to get android 4.4.4 on my sony xperia sp. Everything on my phone works fine, but when I wanted to do something with my GPS it dind't work. ...
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Scattered Phone GPS Locationing While on WiFi

So I am not exactly sure how to put this question because it is very specific and I am not sure of there a hard concrete answer, but I am just looking for some enlightenment on the matter and it is ...
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Disabling the GPS? [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal GPS of a device? I need to disable the hardware itself without disabling location services. Currently I've only been able to achieve this by wrapping my phone ...
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Internal GPS interfering with mock locations?

I've been using mock locations in my latest endeavors, and I'm having some issues. I enabled a mock location app from the developer options, set my Location Mode to 'Device Only,' and took precautions ...
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Re-placed GPS with Fake GPS Free (Honor 6 H60-L04)

I used /system/app mover ★ ROOT ★(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.j4velin.systemappmover&hl=en) to replace my GPS. But it didnt work as i want it to, so i tried to remove it but ...
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Is it possible to make Android's GPS think you are moving, while you are not?

I understand how Android GPS works - a number of satellites must be in contact with your phone to pin point your location with a decent accuracy. To me this sounds like the phone can only be in ...
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How to troubleshoot a faulty GPS?

I recently bought a Mobistel Cynus T8 smartphone (with Android v. 4.4), but its GPS doesn't seem to be working at all. I have set Settings > Location > Mode to High accuracy, and the Location ...
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will gps be active even if the screen (mi4i) is locked?

I lost my mobile (5th july). i lodged a complaint in P.S. Police is trying to find the mobile location through IMEI no. Today through android device manager I tracked down where my cell and thief are (...
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How to close “Location access” screen after enabling GPS?

There's an application I use that prompts the user to enable GPS, but then I'm stuck in this screen not knowing how to close it: As there's no check/OK button, how do I actually enable GPS and get ...
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The GPS on my Galaxy Note IV is often wrong

While I'm at work the GPS location on my Galaxy Note IV is very poor, taking a long time to pinpoint a location, and often being off by a few streets when it does. I have less issues while in a ...
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Why is my mobile trying to hide that GPS is getting used?

I've noticed my phone now and then to stop using GPS right in the moment when I switch on the display. This is noticeable because there is the "going away" animation of the notification which tells ...
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How can I locate my android phone? Wifi and GPS are both disabled

I lost my phone and I think the battery has died by now. Can I find its last location? Wifi and GPS are both disabled. The Device Manager online could not locate the phone. I didn't even find any ...
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MTK 6572 (Doogee DG300) no GPS at all

After the first time I flashed my phone I could never make GPS work again, and the GPS signal was already weak before flashing. Now I've flashed it again and when testing with GPS TEST app, it said ...
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Nexus 6P GPS location inaccuracies

I have a brand-new Nexus 6P, not rooted, running Android 6.0.1. I have location mode set to high accuracy (with GPS, WiFi Scanning, and Bluetooth Scanning all set to on). Almost all of the time, this ...
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GPS not working reliably

I am facing the following problem: There are times with cloudy or rainy weather, when I have the phone in my back pocket while sitting in a car. Nevertheless, the route I am driving is recorded. ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

I am thinking about taking a long-distance rideshare offered by a stranger on Craigslist. For safety, I would like my friends to track my location, until I reach the destination and tell them that I ...
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What are the implications of doing fastboot erase modemst1?

I installed a Cyanogenmod 12.1 snapshot on my Moto G 2014 when I got it, it previously has only had the stock ROM installed, no other custom ROMs. I soon discovered that the GPS wasn't working on ...
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Is A-GPS information downloaded by the OS or by the individual apps?

I use different apps that work with GPS on my device. One of the apps has a "download A-GPS information" button to quickly find satellites. Does that mean that apps need to trigger the A-GPS download ...
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GPS is not working in Samsung SM-J320F device

I have tested with 3-4 GPS location apps in my Samsung SM-J320F device but still not getting location by using GPS. It's working fine to get Network based location. But i don't understand why it's ...
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How to keep GPS turned on (not allowing to switch it off)?

I have bought an Anti-Theft application. The problem is that this application will not work properly if GPS is switched off. So I'm looking for a way to turn on the GPS and never turn it off (i.e. ...
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Remotely open ( enable ) GPS of an android device

Is there a way to remotely open ( enable ) GPS of an android device ( not rooted ) I have two android devices. I use one and the second is for my son and i want to make sure that GPS is turned on ...
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Still gpsd drains battery on galaxy

There are a lot of questions about gpsd drains the battery on Samsung Galaxy noteIII. Most of them, including the official gpsd page, says that it is actually another application which uses gpsd and ...
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Location in Chrome

I am wanting to utilize a high accuracy GNSS position in a GIS data collection application optimized for the Chrome browser running on my Android device. The problem is that the device doesn't have ...
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What happens if I remove a file from /etc/permissions?

So I rooted my phone recently and want to thoroughly clean up my phone. I specifically want to remove a file in /etc/permissions (or /system/etc/permissions) called android.hardware.location.gps.xml, ...
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GPS repeatedly gets enabled without my permission

I have a XOLO Q1010i running Android 4.2.2. GPS keeps getting turned on by itself. How can I prevent this?
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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

I'm at a screen such as this and I'd like to share the exact GPS location of the blue marker (not just the approximate address). The only way I've found is to get directions to somewhere, share the ...
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How to fake GPS signal is locked on notificaiton bar

Well, long story here, the thing is that I think Samsung technical support is trying to full me. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini DUO in warranty period. The GPS never worker very well, but one day it ...
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Location Error aftermoving

So I moved across the country (to Minnesota from Virginia) and now my location is always incorrect on my device, it shows my old home. I thought the initial problem was with the wifi but my wife's ...
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Can you use cell tower triangulation without a SIM card?

Since cell phones can call 911 without a SIM card present, it is clear that they can connect to a cellular network to which they are not subscribed. Is it possible to use this knowledge to do cell ...
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Can I get GPS coordinates without internet? [duplicate]

am I able to get GPS coordinates for my app with Google Maps API just with GPS and GSM (no mobile internet or Wi-Fi)? Thank You!
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Google maps location working in app but not in browser

I am trying to use google maps to determine my location. When I open the app on my phone (Samsung Note 4), I immediately get location with an accuracy of about 10 metres, but when I access the website ...
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How do I get the location consent prompt back [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I do not mind when the location consent screen pops up when I turn on GPS, in fact I prefer it As I always choose disagree The one that says "allow google's location ...
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How to show my devices in my custom google map

I have 5 mobile devices with me, all these devices have GPS. On my map i need to view all the devices wherever it is located. And GPS will be turned on. Please help me
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Auto GPS fill of Google Form

I have a series of Google Forms that require completion by a team. Some forms require the coordinates to be reported. I used to use "Anywhere GIS" to auto populate the lat and lon but this doesn't ...
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Circumvent “mock locations” check

I have a Samsung Note 4, and the GPS on my phone is bad. It's constantly dropping the location. I bought an external GPS that works great, but to use it I have to allow Mock Locations. The issue I'm ...
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Is it possible to stop the GPS from 'jumping' on a MT6592 phone?

I'm using a MT6592 phone. On the first sight, the GPS reception is not so bad - it gets a 3D fix within 1 or 2 minutes. There's a problem though: on apps like Google Maps, I noticed that my position '...
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How to extract road details from Google map?

I have a problem of getting gps locations regarding to a road from google maps android api. How can we get a gps location range regarding to a road?? Is there any way to identify a marked point is ...
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Moto G GPS is inaccurate

I am running CyanogenMod (12.1) on my Moto G (first generation) and while using mobile data, the GPS is extremely inaccurate when driving. I use Google Maps driving mode which used to be great when I ...
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GPS is not getting fix signal

I have a couple devices (Moto e XT1021, Moto e 2nd gen). Suddenly the app running on these devices stopped working, due the device stop receiving gps changes updates. I did some research and tests, ...
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Wrong GPS location in some apps even when calibration is done

I have some issues with my Galaxy Note II (Jelly beans 4.1.2). After flight to the another city Google maps showed incorrect location (about 1 km from real place). After calibration it was to show the ...
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Is it possible to prefetch an area of Google Maps on a tablet?

Suppose I wanted to download a particular state (of the U.S.) so that I could use GPS while not connected to wireless or 3G/4G on a tablet. Is this possible? The device I have now is a Samsung T530NU.
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Can I make a web site continue running when in standby?

I am developing a simple web application which will be used for tracking GPS position. The general idea is that every couple of minutes it'll send the GPS location back to a server with an AJAX ...
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setting mock location remotely

for testing purpose I need to fake my GPS location on a real Android device. Now I know about the possibility of Android Emulator and setting their GPS location via telnet. I dont really have a clue ...
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Cannot seem to lock GPS, what else can I try?

With the other answers outdated, I'm asking again: what can I do to make my GPS work? It worked before, but for some reason it just ceased to lock. I haven't done anything to the phone to make it not ...
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Kiosk, Rom + Launcher, need a little guidance

I am currently developing a software for use in the Home health industry, which handles Verifying an aid is actually administering care (EVV). This works with GPS and the read of a fixed NFC chip. i ...