Hackers find simple workaround for Samsung Vibrant GPS issues

The latest Android phone from T-Mobile has been found to have GPS issues. Thankfully, some clever hackers have found a simple solution.

Samsung Vibrant CNET

A handful of Samsung Vibrant users are finding that they are less than thrilled with the handset's GPS performance. Some are reporting that the Vibrant takes a long time to lock onto a signal, and others are complaining that the phone incorrectly displays their location.

With so many apps reliant on GPS, it could quickly become a pain point for users. Fortunately, the clever hackers at XDA-developers have found a rather easy solution. The workaround only takes a few minutes to complete and doesn't require a rocket scientist.

Like many smartphones and their respective issues, these could be very isolated incidents. I would imagine Samsung and T-Mobile are already working on a maintenance release to address this situation. It's not uncommon to see a smartphone pick up a minor update shortly after its release. Thousands of real-world users can often uncover issues that slipped by in the internal testing process.

Have you picked up a Samsung Vibrant yet? Are you experiencing issues with the GPS?

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Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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