GPS signal very bad

REPRODUCIBILITY:
OS VERSION: 4.4.0.68
HARDWARE: Xperia 10 III
UI LANGUAGE: Czech
REGRESSION: Don’t know

DESCRIPTION:

GPS takes a very long time to get position and even when it gets it, it’s few hundred meters off. I’ve tried all configurations of GPS positioning, device only seems to work the best but it’s still very bad.

PRECONDITIONS:

None.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE:

  1. Try to use GPS
  2. Either fail to get a fix at all or get a fix few hundred meters off

EXPECTED RESULT:

GPS works as one would expect.

ACTUAL RESULT:

GPS doesn’t work / works bad.

You can try MLS Manager by @black-sheep-dev from OpenRepos. Install via Storeman. More info:
https://forum.sailfishos.org/t/sailfish-community-news-25th-february-sdk-openssl/5179
under MLS Manager.

There is also official offline positioning information packages in the Jolla Store.

In the release notes for 4.1 there was a recommendation for the GPS/Location settings.

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Or if you want to use A-GPS and not afraid of Googles SUPL server, take a look here:

Didn’t try suplpatcher, but the other options don’t help at all.

Where was the test from the picture done? Inside or Outside? Have you tested the GPS under Android before flashing SFOS?

Inside, I tested it on Android and it worked well.

Is it working outside?

Was positioning in GPS only mode when testing indoor on Android? In what building indoor were you? Was internet connection disconnected when testing? (thinking of Android has more options to find your position)

GPS positioning inside simply doesn’t work if you’re not located near a window. Android uses several additional methods to find your position. Try GPS outside. If you won’t get a fix there, something is wrong.