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    Default Terrible GPS Accuracy
    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to get my GPS to work on my unlocked/JB 3G. It's running OS 3.1.2 on BB 5.11.07. I bought the phone off eBay, and it was already JB with a lot of apps installed. There were also various UI "hacks" installed in Cydia. I'm wondering if there are apps that that are conflicting with the GPS accuracy. Navigon tells me that the accuracy is within 3000m. Can someone look at the list below and tell me if there are any apps that are known to conflict with the GPS?
    1. afc2add
    2. Appsync para OS 3.1
    3. APR (/usr/lib)
    4. APT 0.7 (apt-key)
    5. APT 0.7 Strict (lib)
    6. Base Structure
    7. BigBoss's Source
    8. Bourne-again Shell
    9. bzip2
    10. core utilities (/bin)
    11. Cydia Community Source
    12. Cydia Installer
    13. Darwin Tools
    14. Debian Packager
    15. Diff Utilities
    16. Erica Utilities
    17. Essential
    18. Find Utilities
    19. GNU privacy guard
    20. grep
    21. GSC: accelerometer
    22. GSC: all-features
    23. GSC: app-store
    24. GSC: application-installer
    25. GSC: armv6
    26. GSC: bluetooth
    27. GSC: gps
    28. GSC: international settings
    29. GSC: location-services
    30. GSC: microphone
    31. GSC: mms
    32. GSC: music-store
    33. GSC: not-green-tea
    34. GSC: opengles-1
    35. GSC: peer-peer
    36. GSC: proximity sensor
    37. GSC: ringer-switch
    38. GSC: sms
    39. GSC: stand-alone-contacts
    40. GSC: still-camera
    41. GSC: telephony
    42. GSC: telephony-maximum
    43. GSC: unified-ipod
    44. GSC: volume-buttons
    45. GSC: wifi
    46. GSC: youtube
    47. GSC: youtube-plugin
    48. GSC: gzip
    49. **********
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    52. iSpazio
    53. libhide
    54. libxml2 Library
    55. LZMA Utils
    56. Mobile substrate
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    62. PAM Modules
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    Quote Originally Posted by douflag View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to get my GPS to work on my unlocked/JB 3G. It's running OS 3.1.2 on BB 5.11.07. I bought the phone off eBay, and it was already JB with a lot of apps installed. There were also various UI "hacks" installed in Cydia. I'm wondering if there are apps that that are conflicting with the GPS accuracy. Navigon tells me that the accuracy is within 3000m. Can someone look at the list below and tell me if there are any apps that are known to conflict with the GPS?
    1. afc2add
    2. Appsync para OS 3.1
    3. APR (/usr/lib)
    4. APT 0.7 (apt-key)
    5. APT 0.7 Strict (lib)
    6. Base Structure
    7. BigBoss's Source
    8. Bourne-again Shell
    9. bzip2
    10. core utilities (/bin)
    11. Cydia Community Source
    12. Cydia Installer
    13. Darwin Tools
    14. Debian Packager
    15. Diff Utilities
    16. Erica Utilities
    17. Essential
    18. Find Utilities
    19. GNU privacy guard
    20. grep
    21. GSC: accelerometer
    22. GSC: all-features
    23. GSC: app-store
    24. GSC: application-installer
    25. GSC: armv6
    26. GSC: bluetooth
    27. GSC: gps
    28. GSC: international settings
    29. GSC: location-services
    30. GSC: microphone
    31. GSC: mms
    32. GSC: music-store
    33. GSC: not-green-tea
    34. GSC: opengles-1
    35. GSC: peer-peer
    36. GSC: proximity sensor
    37. GSC: ringer-switch
    38. GSC: sms
    39. GSC: stand-alone-contacts
    40. GSC: still-camera
    41. GSC: telephony
    42. GSC: telephony-maximum
    43. GSC: unified-ipod
    44. GSC: volume-buttons
    45. GSC: wifi
    46. GSC: youtube
    47. GSC: youtube-plugin
    48. GSC: gzip
    49. **********
    50. iPhone firmware
    51. iPhone firmware (/sbin)
    52. iSpazio
    53. libhide
    54. libxml2 Library
    55. LZMA Utils
    56. Mobile substrate
    57. ModMyi.com (repository)
    58. network-cmds
    59. New Curses
    60. OpenSSL
    61. PAM (Apple)
    62. PAM Modules
    63. pcre
    64. pincrush
    65. PreferenceLoader
    66. Profile Directory
    67. readline
    68. Saurick's Source
    69. sed
    70. shell-cmds
    71. SQLite 3.x Library
    72. system-cmds
    73. Tape Archive
    74. UIKit Tools
    75. ZodTTD's Source
    I would just sync with itunes for the store bought apps and rejailbreak, then you can resync and put back the store bought apps then start over with apps from Cydia!

    A lot of the ui hacks causes other problems with the phone!
    Last edited by area51crypto; 2010-05-15 at 07:17 PM.

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    Restore to 3.1.2 dont do 3.1.3 if youre a noob and dont know what youre doing yet. 3.1.2 is safest if you need to keep an unlock.

    All you need is:
    1) 3.1.2 ipsw (Downloads section)
    2) iTunes
    3) Blackra1n
    4) Blacksn0w (comes within Blackra1n)

    Hit shift+restore to restore to the 3.1.3 ipsw and when finished, use Blackra1n to jailbreak and blacksn0w to unlock. Google guides for how to use Blackra1n and you should be ok.

    Restoring is your best option as its hard to pinpoint the exact problem with that many tweaks installed. Oh and of course like Area51 said, be sure to sync with iTunes to backup your stock apps/contacts/photos/music etc.

    --edit^ shift+restore to 3.1.2 ipsw (typo, not 3.1.3)
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2010-05-15 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
    Restore to 3.1.2 dont do 3.1.3 if youre a noob and dont know what youre doing yet. 3.1.2 is safest if you need to keep an unlock.

    All you need is:
    1) 3.1.2 ipsw (Downloads section)
    2) iTunes
    3) Blackra1n
    4) Blacksn0w (comes within Blackra1n)

    Hit shift+restore to restore to the 3.1.3 ipsw and when finished, use Blackra1n to jailbreak and blacksn0w to unlock. Google guides for how to use Blackra1n and you should be ok.

    Restoring is your best option as its hard to pinpoint the exact problem with that many tweaks installed. Oh and of course like Area51 said, be sure to sync with iTunes to backup your stock apps/contacts/photos/music etc.

    --edit^ shift+restore to 3.1.2 ipsw (typo, not 3.1.3)
    I thought that Apple was no longer allowing anyone to restore to an older FW version. Or does that only apply to 3G[S] phones? I don't want to risk losing the unlock and not being able to use the phone on T-Mobile.

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    Its 3GS only. I guarantee you restoring to 3.1.2 will not make you lose your unlock. Going to 3.1.3 will do that. But if you use 3.1.2 youre 100% safe.

    If you dont want to thats fine, youre just going to have to manually go into Cydia and delete everything.

    You will have to upgrade your firmware somewhere down the line in the future so you should learn how to do a restore early on so you dont freak out sometimes phones crash too so you should really know how to fix it especially if you need to maintain an unlock. My phone crashed two weeks ago because of an update from RockApp--I had to restore it down to 3.1.2 (was on 3.1.3) just to be safe with my baseband and all.

    Just be careful. Its up to you whether you wanna do it or not.

    Warning: know what youre deleting in Cydia, there are vital things necessary in Cydia that keep your phone running/jailbroken. If you mess up, you could crash your phone. So watch out on what you delete.
    Last edited by i.Annie; 2010-05-15 at 08:30 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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