How to Fix Slow GPS Locking on HTC Thunderbolt

If you are experiencing slow or inaccurate GPS locking on the HTC Thunderbolt, there is a free app that can help you get a GPS lock quicker. This is for users of stock HTC Thunderbolt phones or rooted phones. While there is reportedly a new HTC Thunderbolt firmware that should help with getting a GPS fix, this solution only takes a second and is available to all users.

How to Fix Slow GPS Locking on the HTC Thunderbolt

1. Download GPS Status & Toolbox from the Android Market – Free.

2. Open the GPS Status & Toolbox

3. Press Menu -> Tools

4. Tap on Manage A-GPS state


5. Tap Reset

6. Tap Download

7. Enjoy faster GPS locking.

This helped greatly in our case, but we still have a few places where GPS seems to take obscenely long to lock. Hopefully the new radio from Verizon will fix this issue.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]


  1. I need GPS to work quickly and reports of poor/slow GPS locks on HTC’s Android phones served to move me away from considering HTC for my phone. I currently have an Atrix which GPS-locks in seconds. :)

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