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Make your phone get a GPS lock quicker

Most Android phone come with a GPS receiver built into them and Google offer there own free Navigation software. Sometimes if you are in a hurry the GPS can take a while to lock on. Here's how to speed it up.

Step 1: Find your local time server

Navigate to and under ‘Active Servers’ choose your region. Copy the server list eg .server , server etc. and then click on your country and the  servers eg. server

Step 2: Edit gps.conf file

In a file manager such as Estrongs navigate to the root, and then the etc folder. Open up the gps.conf file. For each of the servers we copied earlier, add them in , etc.

Step 3:  Clear GPS cache

Restart the device, and then download  GPS status and Toolbox from the Market. This free app gives you detailed information about your GPS. Open Tools then ‘Manage A-GPS state’ and ‘Reset’ to clear the GPS cache.