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Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II encounters GPS issues?

21 November 2011
Tags: Android, Samsung

We sure didn't expect to come across these GPS issues after the Galaxy S II became Samsung's flagship. Sure, there have been some similar problems in the past with the original Galaxy S, but we thought the problems disappeared. Apparently not. Many of the Galaxy S II units that were distributed by Vodafone have a faulty GPS configuration file, preventing them from acquiring satellite lock quickly.

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II encounters GPS issues?

You will find many lengthy threads in the carrier's support forums which are dedicated to the issue, but a solution is still waiting to be found. Many hoped that the Android 2.3.5 update which was released a few weeks ago would fix these problems, but no luck. There is one solution but not one that we can recommend. We know for sure that those who have rooted their Vodafone S II handsets managed to fix the file themselves and get their GPS units up and running. But, as we said, we can't in good conscience recommend such a path of action since your warranty will be voided.

We're expecting Vodafone to step up and issue an official statement on the subject and fix this bug in the near future. If you're having similar problems with you Galaxy S II, please let us know.






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Andrew 2011-11-21 20:30

Agree, GPS simply does not work....vodafone have turned a slight issue into a big problem....