In most cases, a nagging issue or consistent problem is eventually fixed by our talented developers and members here at XDA. We’ve seen ends to a plethora of issues, including signal problems, slow data, redraw, and all sorts of other things. However, not all issues can be solved so quickly. Samsung Epic 4G Touch owners know this first hand, as GPS functionality has been somewhat problematic since day one. Now, members and devs are doing something about it.
The thread was started by XDA Senior Member Gamingphreek, but there have been contributions made by a number of members and developers. There hasn’t been a solution found yet, but a lot of relevant information has been gathered regarding the ongoing GPS problem. In short, the issue is that the GPS takes a very long time to find a lock, and when it does, it isn’t very accurate. This affects mostly ICS AOSP users.
So far a number of solutions have been thrown out. These include changing radios, juggling ROMs, and applying a number of popular or otherwise well known fixes. However, in the words of Thomas Edison, “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.” So, it is only a matter of time before the thread begins to generate positive results for users who have GPS woes on their Epic Touch. For additional info, check out the original thread.