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Faster GPS lock on for your N900

15 December 2011Entry by

Ever realised that it takes forever for you to lock on to your GPS even when you’re in the outdoors under the clear sky and with a strong internet connection? In this article I would teach you how to lock on your GPS location from minutes to just mere seconds

The reason behind this is that the server the phone trying to connect is supl.nokia.com which is the Nokia Maps server I would say. It is very slow in response and takes time to triangulate your current location. A faster server you say?

supl.google.com

It takes just mere seconds to lock on your GPS even when you’re in a building and indoors. To change it, first go to settings on your N900.


Then click on Location and scroll down. You should enable network positioning and by default, location server is supl.nokia.com. Now change it supl.google.com and reboot (optional). 

Now you should be able to lock on way faster than before. This is very useful for those who runs their Internet on 3G connection as it can help you save lots of data.

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