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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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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Google Maps not showing actual location

Google Maps is not showing my actual location. It shows me as being nearby (almost a kilometer away). What can the problem?
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Huawei G700-U10 GPS keeps enabling itself after a while

Is there a method to track which apps are turning on my GPS to access my location? I just realized today that my GPS was turned on last night. I turned it off as soon as I noticed, but then it turns ...
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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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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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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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How to 'move' sygic maps to sd card

I've a new Lollipop smartphone (LG Spirit), i've Sygic Gps, but when i download maps, Android save it to internal memory. I've moved them to sd card (cut and paste), but when i start sygic it asks ...
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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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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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Samsung S4 GPE - “GPS Signal Lost” Dilemma. Considering Factory Reset. Need Backup advice

I've just found this web site and I'm hoping that I can get some advice/assistance. I have a Samsung S4 Google Play Edition phone. The GPS worked fine for close to a year. (Location setting on High ...
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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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Location consent annoyance

I use the Power Control widget shipped with Android to quickly turn GPS on and off. Since update 4.4.1 or 4.4.2, which features WiFi-based location detection, it's been pestering me for this location ...
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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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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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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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How can I fix the GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S?

As has been well documented, the Galaxy S phones have terrible GPS functionality. It works for a minority, but it is slow/inaccurate for some and for others it just doesn't work at all. How can I ...
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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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Enable Location Services via Remote Control

I always disable (Google) Location Services on my phone because they are always drain a lot battery (probably because my mobile Internet is very slow). But in case I lose my phone I can't use any ...
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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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How to get maps for off-line usage?

I spent almost entire day looking for decent apps for maps (decent = free, up to date, being open-source is a plus). I ended up with TrekBuddy, GoPenS, RMaps, Maverick, OruxMaps (the emphasized ones ...
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“Scanner disabled; location inaccurate” in Ingress

Whenever I open the app, the game is stuck on the "Scanning to acquire user location..." screen. If I force the game to go to the main screen by pressing my device's back button, it shows a black ...
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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 does the GPS work on Android phones?

Today I used the GPS on my Android for the first time, and I was wondering how it actually works. I know that Android phones have a GPS chip in them, but does the phone establish a direct connection ...
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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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Is there a way to get GPS to work without Google Location Service constantly enabled?

The GPS on my Samsung Galaxy S2 cannot find my current location whenever Google Location Service is disabled. I have it disabled most of the time because my battery drains much faster when the ...
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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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GPS automatically turns on

Today after i woke up and checked my phone I noticed GPS icon is blinking at the top. So I turned it off through Location services but after a moment it turned back on again. And whether I turn it off ...
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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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Location broken on Nexus 5 with CM11

I have a Google Nexus 5 device. In the beginning, I was amazed at the GPS performance; most of the time I had a fix after at most 5 seconds. A few months ago I installed Cyanogenmod CM11, and as far ...
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GPS location log

I had GPS enabled on my phone one night and I'm trying to find a log on my phone of where I was and when. I didn't have WiFi or data on, so the cache.wifi and cache.cell files are incomplete. Google ...
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Same phone shows different locations using Life360 vs Google Maps

My mother's cellphone shows her in two different cities on the same day. The Life360 app shows she's in Chicago, while the Google Location history shows she's in Alabama. I think she might have ...
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Using Android GPS as NTP refclock?

Is anyone aware of an existing or potential way to make an Android device run an NTP daemon which takes its reference time from the GPS hardware attached to it? I'm talking about configuring the ntp ...
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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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How to make certain apps turn on GPS automatically?

Is there any way to have certain apps automatically turn on GPS when they launch (or at least prompt me if I want to)? For example, if I use voice commands to ask for navigation directions, and GPS ...
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How to use GPS/Maps without an Internet connection?

I need a way (possibly a third-party application) that allows me to use maps and GPS without an Internet connection. I don't use it by car, just for walking in cities. It would be nice if I could ...
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GPS Doesn't Work

I have SGH-M919 (SGS4 T-Mobile variant). First, it had stock ROM, stock firmware, and it was SIM locked to T-Mobile, so I unlocked it with SRS server service (I live outside the US, so labs in my area ...
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Automatically notify people when I leave/reach a location

Does anyone know of a way to automatically send a notification when I arrive or leave a location? For example, I'd like to send a notification to my wife whenever I leave the office. Does anyone ...