Samsung Infuse 4G GPS Failures

I use GPS and the Android Navigation app on my Samsung Infuse 4G a lot. Sadly, despite loving this phone, I’m going to have to get a new one if Samsung can’t come up with a fix for the horrible GPS reception of the Infuse 4G.

I fire up the Nav app on Android and hit the button to speak my destination. Three out of four times it finds the right location and away I’m ready to go. Unfortunately, I have to sit for about ten minutes while the phone finds a GPS lock. I start driving in hopes that moving will help it, but it doesn’t. I usually know the general direction where I’m going so I can get a head start, but I often have to pull over on the side of the road to wait for the GPS to find a signal.

This is unacceptable.

Samsung Infuse 4G Nav App

Noting the Searching for GPS - that takes 10 minutes to go away

A thread over at XDA Developer’s Forum claims to have a fix. To perform this “fix” try the following steps:

  1. Turn off your GPS radio
  2. Open your phone dialer and enter the following string: *#*#3214789650#*#*
  3. Choose Applications Settings, Operation mode and change it to Standalone – if after trying all of these the fix doesn’t work try MS Mode in this step
  4. Choose Timeouts at the bottom and change it to 100
  5. Go back to the main screen and choose SUPL/CP Settings, Server & Port
  6. Change the server to
  7. Change the port to 7276
  8. Reboot the phone and test – if it still does not work go back to step 3 and change to MS Mode and reboot

I tried this “fix” and nada. I’m not alone since others say they too could not make it work either.

There are other “fixes” out there if you search Google, but none of them seem to improve the quality of the GPS for me. I wish I had noticed this before my return period ended. If you are an Infuse 4G owner with a perfectly working GPS, then be thankful and let me know if you did anything to make it work.