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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. Using your device with GPS is no more dangerous than using it without GPS. Airplane mode is basically equivalent to "turn off transmitters", though you can also ...


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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 GPS receiver firmware. Also I have read that some GPS devices use the week counter for plausibility checking of the received data. If the week is smaller than ...


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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 simulates pressing the letter r and Enter, then wait for a second before repeating the process for the number of times you choose with i. Create a file and put the ...


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The step counter is usually not GPS based. Instead the accelerometer sensor of your phone is used. When walking for every step your body moves up and down a bit which can be easily measured by this sensor. Using the accelerometer instead of GPS has multiple advantages: The accelerometer requires only very little battery The accuracy is better - no need to ...


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The problem on my device (old Samsung xCover2) is that GPS tracks recorded after April 6th, 2019 have an invalid date. Check out "GPS Test" app from Google Play to see what date/time your device reads from the GPS system. For example on my phone on April 17th, 2019 it displays September 1st, 01. Different applications will interpret it in different ways so ...


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I'm not sure what the solution is to get it working for you again, but I can say that setting location to GPS only does not ensure that it will actually look for your location via GPS, it just means that it will only ever log your location based on GPS. This means that, when you're out traveling somewhere and you use an app that has permissions to access GPS ...


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change the settings to HIGH ACCURACY and turn on 'google location history' and restart(reboot) the phone.


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The app MacroDroid has a feature to set screen timeout to never. I did not test it for long but the app is free, so you can give it a try. Install the app and enable the permission "modify system settings". Afterwards, setup a macro like this: Trigger: setup a Trigger of your liking. Action: Screen Timeout -> never Constraint: only if you need, ...


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