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Does Airplane Mode allow GPS location to pass through?

GPS is a receive-only technology. There are satellites in orbit around the planet and these satellites transmit. Your device receives these signals, but does not communicate back to the satellites. ...
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How do I disable screen timeout of Android?

1. Use a script You can use a script via the terminal to simulate a long action and prevent the screen from timing out. Create the script below and run via Terminal Emulator on your phone. It ...
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How can I share my current GPS location from google maps?

Here's what I can do on the current Play Store version of Google maps. (9.22.1) From your screenshot, it appears that your GPS position is not accurate. In "location settings", choose "high accuracy"....
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What are the implications of doing fastboot erase modemst1?

I ended up taking the risk after all other "fix GPS" methods failed and I can report that it was successful and to my knowledge had no side effects, like the ones reported with other devices.
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Is "high accuracy" mode in location setting, is what is known otherwise as A-GPS?

Here are the basic technologies for location on an Android device: GPS (Global positioning system) - uses satellite signals to determine location without external request, high accuracy (~5 m), high ...
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How do I disable screen timeout of Android?

If it's sufficient for you to only keep screen on when charging, you can turn on the Stay awake option in Developer options. To do this: Open Settings, navigate to About [device] (tablet, phone etc.)...
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How do I prevent my GPS-tracking app from stopping?

The Android OS intentionally tries to prevent applications like this from running to prevent battery drain. For Android 6 specifically, you need to know about the doze and app standby features. Doze ...
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How to detect GPS status through adb shell?

You can use this command: adb shell settings get secure location_providers_allowed Possible outcomes: returns nothing, implying the GPS is switched off. gps,wifi,network or gps,network -- High ...
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GPS Rollover on Android Smartphones

From what I know the rollover is not the only problem, also an additional week counter 13 bits is introduced. A new data format (with larger data) can of course cause problems if unsupported by the ...
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What does "network time" mean on a WiFi-only device?

Network time means Android will get the time from a NTP server. By default Android uses to my knowledge the server time.android.com (see here) but different manufacturer may change this in their ...
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Let my friend check my locations while I am taking a stranger's car?

As there's no on-board feature covering your needs, I'd recommend taking a look at Glympse. With this app you can decide when to start or stop sharing your location, you could even set a timeout. Only ...
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Location consent annoyance

If your device is rooted and you're using the XPosed framework, the Deny Location Consent might be what you're looking for: Disable the annoying "Improve location accuracy?" dialog and always ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

Basically I want to set up a widget / shortcut on their home screen .... There are a number of social media apps that can do this but they are not one click as you mentioned besides setting up a ...
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Can I know location of a phone if it doesn't have AGPS?

There is assisted GPS, which as I got it figures out your location only by distance from antennas. I am sorry but this sentence is wrong. What you describe is not "assisted" GPS /AGPS. AGPS ...
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Automatically notify people when I leave/reach a location

Install IFTTT app into your phone. Create a IFTTT recipe (www.ifttt.com) that runs IF "Android Location" (you enter/leave an area on map) THEN "Android SMS" to a phone number. Theoretically it sounds ...
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Can I block specific apps from using GPS?

I understand this is an old question for Android 2.3.6, but changes in the Android OS relating to this question are worth mentioning. The new permissions model in Marshmallow (Android 6.0) allows ...
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What does "Download GPS assisted data only over Wi-Fi networks" really mean?

The "Wifi" option means that A-GPS gets used only when on Wifi, such as at a cafe. Meaning, you're out of luck when using any form of cellular data including GSM data. The GPS satellites send all ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

The problem is called geometric dilution of precision. In a simplistic view, the GPS system computes the distances between the receiver and a set of at least 4 visible satellites. Each of those ...
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Why is my mobile trying to hide that GPS is getting used?

Several features in Google Play Services need to check your location in the background, maybe even when you're not using the phone otherwise. These features include geofences, which let apps react to ...
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Nexus 6P GPS location inaccuracies

I left my GPS on Battery Saver mode for a while (maybe a week or two) then turned it back on to High Accuracy afterwards; the problem went away.
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Using another phone's GPS signal as location

As a test confirmed, this is possible via corresponding apps: on the device providing the GPS signal ("B"), you will need an app to Use your Droid as BT-GPS Mouse. An approved candidate would be ...
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How does an app know, if GPS is faked?

An app can detect when mock locations are enabled. It's quite simple to do. See https://stackoverflow.com/q/6880232/4107809.
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How can I make my android device think I am somewhere else in the world

Go to settings> About Phone. Click on build number seven times to activate developer options. Go to Settings>Developer Options. Enable Mock Location. Download any mock location app such as "Fake GPS" ...
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GPS when roaming with no data

All current GPS chips can work in one of two modes: GPS Standalone or AGPS (either MS-Based or MS-Assisted), where AGPS is the abbreviation of Assisted-GPS. The latter requires internet connection to ...
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Locate phone without GPS

This is not accurate at all, although network based positioning in a very congested urban area can be accurate down to a sub-100m radius with a sufficient concentration of cell sites, in most cases of ...
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What are the implications of doing fastboot erase modemst1?

Worked for me. After first boot mobile data was not working (but phone was working). After a second reboot also mobile data working. Moto G falcon Android 4.4.4
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Which app uses my GPS

Go to setting--> Location Then you will see list of recent apps who requested location. If you are still seeing apps there who is using location service then you can find which app is using your ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

You can download the app here. Try glympse app which can be used as a substitute for google maps. It has very basic structure and high functionality. Various modules are available for easy use. The ...
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One click share location in Google Maps to specific user or other app?

Trusted Contacts is the solution you're looking for - it's an application made by Google, which allows you to share your location with friends and family and integrates with Google Maps' location ...
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"Searching for GPS" in Google Maps after update

You can try the following troubleshooting steps to resolve the GPS issue: Setting location to high accuracy On your phone or tablet, open the Settings app Settings . Tap Location. At the top, ...
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