GPS/Alien Dalvik problems: Sygic stays in "Waiting for GPS signal" state

asked 2014-05-06 19:53:29 +0300

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updated 2014-05-06 19:59:06 +0300

Even though other Android apps work fine with Alien Dalvik GPS support, Sygic often just hangs in the "Waiting for GPS signal" state. As it's a wide-spread app, I think, it's not a Sygic bug but that it is maybe a little more picky when evaluating the GPS data. Maybe the reported accuracy of "0" (as reported by GPS status is not accepted?

Also, GPS status often reports only "1/17" satellites for a fix, rarely it shows more than one, e.g. "3/17". Maybe Sygic interprets that as unreliable input data?

Interesting effect: When switching to the task switcher, then back to Sygic, the GPS device is re-initialized. Often, briefly Sygic works, then reverts back to "Waiting for GPS signal". So, this may be a specific problem of the data continuously reported instead of initially.

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I am sure, this is a duplicate to (i.e. you should close this question). There also a solution is proposed (did not yet have the chance to test that, although I have already implemented it).

I am not that sure as you seem to be that it is not a Sygic or at least a Sygic/Dalvik communication fault. Other Android navigation apps work well. Even Sygic sometime works for hours before suddenly stopping again.

jgr ( 2014-05-06 22:55:19 +0300 )edit