Yesterday, I took a giant leap from iPhone to Fairphone 4, and installed /e/OS to be Apple/Google independent. The experience is all right so far, but location services are not working well. Mozilla is many kilometres off, but never mind that. I want GPS location first.
- The GPSTest app finds the GPS location, but it’s not used in the Magic Earth app, it only shows my super inaccurate Mozilla position. I just can’t find a way to enable accurate GPS position instead of just network location.
- GPSTest and Tower Collector both report the the GNSS time is incorrect, September 2002… Much searching has not revealed any way to set GNSS time, I think that’s a hardware specific thing where it gets the time from the GPS satellites.
Does anyone else have these issues on FP4? Are these settings configurable with another app? Do I need a gps.conf file that I’ve seen mentioned in some places?
I got my FP4 from the murena shop whith e preinstalled. Positioning worked well from the beginning.
So this seems not to be a general FP4 problem to me.
That’s comforting to hear at least. Maybe it will sort itself out over time… I’ve read that GPS can take a long time to get the position. Still, the “incorrect GNSS time” issue is strange
Actually @winkman it would be really helpful if you could download the GPSTest app, wait for a position lock and verify that it’s not showing any warning about incorrect time. I’ll post a screenshot for what it looks like for me as soon as the GPS has found my position, still waiting here.
@winkman no need to check GPSTest, I had a eureka moment. But not one of those where you feel clever…
Because I’m coming from iOS and the transition is anything but smooth I thought I’d get everything set up in /e/ before I make the switch. For future reference: location is not very accurate without a SIM card, and the GNSS time issue is gone after one connection to my mobile provider.
Glad to hear it works now … and weird it doesnt
so without sim
Not on FP4, but I’ve been experiencing this “Bad GNSS time” issue systematically, on a Galaxy S9+, since at least 3 weeks at least. With SIM OK, used every day.
I noticed it while investigating with SatStat and GPSTest, after the GPS location stopped working on 2 apps (TrackBook and Naturalist), whereas still working fine on others (OSMAnd, GeoPortail, …).
Seems to be related to e-OS 1.2 or 1.3, possibly an update around or in microG ?
See GPS no more working on S9+ for some apps since 1.2 (#5984) · Issues · e / Backlog · GitLab.