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GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Kenton 3/14/13 11:22 PM
Hi, I just updated to 1.21.3 and now my GPS position won't update as I move. I can log out and back in and it will find me at my current position, but then it is stuck there. Everything else seems to be working fine. This was not an issue before the update.

Motorola Atrix MB460
Android 2.3.5

Anyone else with the same problem. I've tried resetting phone and reinstalling the app to no avail.
Thanks!

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 escorpiano 3/15/13 4:50 AM
Hi Kenton same problem here, I have the Motorola Atrix MB860 with android 2.3.6

I try "Force Sync" in "Ingress Settings", "Force Stop" in "Manager Apps" from the phone settings, also "Force Stop" and "Clear Data" in "Manager Apps" from the phone settings, and don't make any change. Finally I try to enable - disable "Use Wireless Networks" and  "Use GPS Satellites" under "Settings - Location - My Location" from the phone.

to ingress people, is there any way to get back to the 1.20 version?
Thanks

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Christopher Hall 3/15/13 5:12 AM
My GPS updates, but it's anything but stable.  It's all over the place.  There's always been drift, but never this bad.  At one point I was stopped at a red light and saw it drift continuously, two times as far as probably 300 ft east. For the approx 1 1/2 min I was at the light it never stopped moving.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Gerald Raucamp 3/15/13 9:36 AM
Getting the same issue here on a jiayu g3 with android 4.1.2

The drift is horrible, sometimes putting me 300m away from my target when I'm standing on top of it.
Not updating while moving, and just plane laggy.

Tried various things: reinstall, clear cache, clear data, force sync. Using mobile uncle to get a GPS fix and switching back to ingress.

It got pretty unplayable here :(

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Kenton 3/15/13 11:10 AM
Just tried and would not work either on an Atrix 2 with Android 4.0.4.

FYI, I am also running off wi-fi tethered to an Iphone (I know, don't hate me). Not sure if this is related but again, worked perfect with 1.20.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Jan Pleva 3/15/13 11:57 AM
Same here.

In google maps - quite OK, no moving around, quite stable and accurate.

In ingress - still "moving around" somewhere, I'm standing on one site street, but appearing on another. When I came to resonator, it move me into oposite site. It starts to be unplayable with ne update. Please provide old version somewhere till you will fix this issues, as I can play.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 NianticOpsBernini 3/15/13 12:14 PM
If everyone on this thread (and anyone who posts to this thread) could provide answers to the following so we can investigate, that'd be great:

1. Device make/model
2. Android OS version
3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering (like @Kenton) or using a data connection
4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan)
5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance?

-Bernini
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Jan Pleva 3/15/13 12:18 PM
Hi,

here is go:

Motorola Razr XT910
ICS 4.0.4
wifi is disabled, using just mobile network data

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 escorpiano 3/15/13 12:30 PM
Hi, mi problem (like @Kenton) is that the scanner stills in the same position, besides I walk away it never moves, the compass seems to works fine although when I walk from the initial location it never changes.
Another issue that I notice is that seem to consume too much resources, above 70-80% and the phone gets hot.
When you leave the scanner and go home the icon of GPS location stills on the top bar.

1- Motorola Atrix MB860
2- Android 2.3.6
3- Network Data

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Christopher Hall 3/15/13 12:47 PM
1. Motorola Razr Maxx (not HD)
2. 4.0.4
3. wifi is on, but not connected.  Using a data plan connection
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 NianticOpsBernini 3/15/13 1:44 PM
Sorry, a few more things:

4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan)

Also, if you could experiment with your location provider settings and try to set it to GPS only (on most devices, this setting would be under Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is "GPS satellites." Let me know if that makes any difference.


Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 sovic321 3/15/13 2:15 PM
1) Motorola XT910 (Razr Maxx)
2) 4.2.2 (CM 10.1)
3) no tether, data connection
4) Czech O2 carrier
5) tried to change it back and forth, still behaves in the same way; it keeps drifting no matter what I try to do
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Jan Pleva 3/15/13 2:30 PM
carrier: Vodafone czech
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Kenton 3/15/13 5:25 PM
Thanks Bernini.

I have tested on two phones. The Motorola Atrix MB460 does not work at all, as described before. The GPS location stays fixed and will not update unless signing in and out, but even then just picks a new static spot.

1) Motorola Atrix MB860
2) 2.3.5
3) Tethered
4) Verizon
5) No difference

The Atrix 2 had the same problem. I had a small breakthrough, however, by standing next to a portal and making that my fixed point. After hacking it, I moved on to another location maybe 100-200m away but of course my scanner didn't move with me. So I hacked that original portal again and suddenly it found my location instead. Guess when you try to cheat, the system wakes up, lol. The GPS follows me now but is not as accurate as before and has a lag of about 25-50m sometimes. Sounds more like the drift problem now that Christopher, Gerald, and others mentioned here. I tried this same trick on the Atrix MB460 and it did not work.

1) Motorola Atrix 2
2) 4.0.4
3) Tethered
4) Verizon
5) Google location and GPS satellite both on (too scared to change the setting because it kind of works now)

Thanks everyone!

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Christopher Maujean 3/15/13 6:55 PM
This has been happening to me on a Samsung Galaxy S "Blaze" from T-Mobile in the Bay Area, on 4G data plan mostly, but in some cases connected to wifi, I haven't had a chance to try it with just GPS satellites. In Comms I've noticed multiple other people on a variety of devices and providers saying the same thing. It seems to lock in a location and then doesn't want to update to a new location. I can turn on the app, get a location, then drive miles away and the app still acts as if I'm in the original location until I restart the app, and in one case I had to restart my phone. Force Sync doesn't seem to do anything.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Charles Violette 3/15/13 7:26 PM
Same as others. Position does not move when I do. I've tried it with and without GPS Satellites and A-GPS. Force sync no help. Also have tried with and without wifi. I also use GPS Status app.

Feiteng i9300
JB 4.1.1
T-Mobile 4G Data plan

GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Lee Lim 3/15/13 8:57 PM
Have similar problem after update. It updates for few minutes then stuck forever. Have to restart app to get correct location.

1. Sharp SH530U
2. 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
3. WiFi is on but not connected, using data connection
4. Taiwan HiNet 3G
5. Seems no difference. Inconclusive because the symptom is a bit random.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Alexey Semernikov 3/15/13 10:36 PM
I got the same problem like everybody else here. I also noticed that it couldn't get gps to lock EVERY OTHER time i start an app, i hope im not being paranoid but that what i noticed.
I got GS3
running 4.1.1
wifi and tethering is off
using t-mobile data
played with location settings - didn't make much difference
Anybody got an answer whats going on?
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Steve Glossner 3/15/13 11:49 PM
I am having the same issue as everyone else...I've noticed my GPS never achieves a lock since the latest ingress update...this includes any app on my phone

1 nexus 4
2 4.2.2
3 WiFi on and I have a data connection
4 T-Mobile data plan
5 have tried both ways to GPS only and GPS+WiFi... No joy either way

What's scaring me is that my GPS won't lock with any app now

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 rdrk 3/16/13 4:14 AM
Hi, I have a similar problem, since the update the locations jump all over the place making the game unplayable. Either my resonators end up on a portal or when I walk towards a resonator to attack it I end up somewhere completely (50-100m) wrong wasting my xmps. I installed GPS test and it gives me an accuracy of 5-10m.

1. HTC Incredible S
2. Android 4.0.4 (software number 4.10.405.1)
3. No WIFI tethering, using a 3G data connection (often switches to H)
4. Dutch T-mobile with fast dataplan
5. All settings are applied as suggested, turning on Google location services usually makes it worse.

I really hope this can be fixed soon, this takes all the fun out of the game.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Nicolas Ladeuze 3/16/13 5:47 AM
Hello, same problem of location constantly moving

1. Razr Maxx
2. Android 4.0.4
3. 3G data connection
4. Vikings mobile (Belgium)
5. tested with and without the location help with wifi/network, nothing changed.

location work perfectly on google map.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Sha 3/16/13 6:37 AM
Position is updated correctly but drifting about 5 meters in any directions, even after a long stop with accurate GPS position in gmaps. (little off topic, but may help)
Previous 1.20 position was much more stable.
 
1. Razr i XT890
2. Android 4.1.2 stock
3. 3G data connection
4. Free Mobile (French provider, sometimes roaming over Orange network)
5. tested with and without the network location
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Lorenzo HC Kulture 3/16/13 7:03 AM
HTC ONE X
4.1.1
data connection
3
with this version in the same area, my gps just simply goes around without stopping. Is so frustrating!
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Alejandro Fernández 3/16/13 8:20 AM
The same here.

1. Device make/model: Zopo ZP300+
2. Android OS version: 4.0.4
3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering (like @Kenton) or using a data connection: Data conection (HSDPA)
4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan): Movistar Spain
5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance? No, it doesn't. It was working fine on Ingress 1.20, but now it works for a while, then stops and I've to fully close Ingress and start again. The only way to play right now is using geolocation through wifi networks, and that isn't enough accurate :-(

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 MasterBeef 3/16/13 10:35 AM
Same here
Motorola Atrix MB860
Android 2.3.4
Not Tethering activ
Dataconnection HSPA+
Provider: German Telekom (D-Netz)

The GPS Location doesn't update until restarting the application. But still then it doesn't work.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Nick Morrissey 3/16/13 11:10 AM
Also having issues:

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 (i747, not international)
2. 4.2.2 (CM10.1) and 4.1.1 (Stock)
3. Data connection
4. Telus
5. Wifi turned off in location access.

It has had crazy drifting since the update. I often have to walk the opposite direction to get in range of a portal, and even then I'm lucky to hit it. My brother is experiencing the same issue, he is with a different carrier (Rogers), but uses the exact same CM10.1 ROM that I do, and has used stock Samsung as well, with exactly the same issues. At this point in time I think its moot to consider phones, OS version or carrier, as people are experiencing the same issue around the world.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Camby 3/16/13 11:34 AM
1. Samsung Galaxy S3 (i747, not international)
2. 4.2.2 (CM10.1)
3. Data connection
4. Rogers
5. Wifi turned off in location access. Same results with WiFi on

GPS seems to hang no matter the setting, I have found that leaving the app and going back in will move me closer to my actual position. I have experienced hops across a 3km zone and then it will continue to hop back and forth. Also it is impossible to fine tune my position for deployment. Almost unplayable since update

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 hybrid2102 [L8] 3/16/13 12:13 PM
Same here.

1. Galaxy Nexus
2. stock 4.2.2
3. data connection
4. Wind (italy)
5. [not tried yet] (On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance?)

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Amy Persinger 3/16/13 12:21 PM
My GPS will pick up my location upon booting but I'm stuck there until I force quit ingress or even hard reset the phone. Force sync won't do it. I'm not having the problem of drifting cause I'm always stuck.

Motorola electrify
2.3.5
Always use data, no tether
US Cellular
Changing settings made no difference

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 CyberLine 3/16/13 12:37 PM
Same for me after Update to 1.21.3

Nexus 7
4.2.2 Stock
Always on Data
Vodafone Germany
GPS Only is checked.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Alejandro Fernández 3/16/13 2:36 PM
Correction: If I disable A-GPS and GPS EPO it seems to work well. I've directly disabled both of them, so I don't know if disabling just one or the other one is enough to solve the problem.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Alexander D. 3/16/13 6:04 PM
GPS location seems to be a lot worse with V1.21.3.
I practically always had reliable location before. If not, starting google maps and getting a fix there repaired a stuck location in ingress.
Now (yesterday) I drifted some 100m away from true position, where I have been before with precise location. When driving in car (and drive-by hacking) the position was not following the road anymore on a sharp bend like countless times before but was cutting short offroad and missing the roadside portal.

1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus
2. 4.2.2
3. GSM data connection
4. Simyo/Eplus
5. wifi and cell location was enabled

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Lee Lim 3/16/13 7:08 PM
About 5 I have a more clear result (on Sharp SH530U with 4.1.2 Jelly Bean). GPS seems stuck less with only GPS on. But I got a lot "Scanner disabled". Even I see it's correctly located behind the fuzzy scanner, I can't play. I can turn on WiFi positioning and hack. Have to restart app at next portal but this is still better than "Scanner disabled". So, disabling WiFi positioning actually makes it worse on my phone.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 MindWanderer 3/16/13 11:07 PM
Same drift issue here, though not as bad.  Droid 4 Verizon stock ICS, data connection.  Didn't try playing with location settings.

Interesting addendum: sometimes the GPS is basically fine, but I'll take a photo with the in-app portal submitter, and the geolocation data is literally a mile away from where the game shows me to be!

GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Ryan Curtis 3/17/13 12:11 AM
1. Razr Xt910
2. Android Vodaphone
3. 3G data connection
4. ATT, Straight talk
5. tested with and without the location help with wifi/network, nothing changed.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Fernando Guimarães 3/17/13 6:38 AM
Same here too :( "At L7 now, cant play more if no update to correct this bug"
Motorola Atrix MB860
Android 2.3.6
with Wifi or 3G
Dataconnection HSPA+
Provider: VIVO(Brazil)

I've seen a lot of CPU usage after update. It's alert me about 80% of CPU in use, even after format the cellphone and just install only the ingress. Before this update, I never seen this alert

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Fernando Guimarães 3/17/13 6:49 AM
On last 2 days I tried all options with gps settings, data connection setting.

Try to remove and purge ingress and install it again, formated the cellphone and install it again, but not seems to solve this problem.

If cannot be solved, please show me how to downgrade it.

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Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Irol 3/17/13 3:44 PM
L.S.
Just as apparently a lot of other players I am noticing a lot of GPS drift since updating to version 1.21.3.
With previous versions I had no trouble getting a fix now when I remain stationary I drift all over town which makes Ingress nearly impossible to play.
PLEASE FIX THIS!!!!

Samsung galaxy S3
Android 4.2.2 cyanogenmod 10.1
Data connection
Vodafone Netherlands & T-Mobile Netherlands (data plan on both)
No noticable change when switching of other location services.

Thanks in advance

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Federico E. Ramírez 3/17/13 6:50 PM
1. Galaxy SII
2. Android 4.2.0
3. 3G data connection
4. Iusacell (Mexico)
5. tested with and without the location help with wifi/network.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 James Riggs 3/17/13 6:59 PM
Motorola electrify
US Cellular
Changing settings makes no difference

Ran flawlessly before update. I want to roll back to the previous version.

FYI side note: the media player doesn't work most of the time now. May or may not be related.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Dustin Saner 3/17/13 7:14 PM
GPS is accurate on login, but it doesn't update as I move.  I have force close ingress to get it to change location.  I've noticed that when I go back to the home screen, my GPS is still active and polling.  If I forget to force close ingress my battery is dead within the hour.  I don't have the drifting problem, my GPS position does not ever change after login.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Skavin 3/17/13 9:27 PM
I am having issues with the GPS not locking on for minutes at a time and huge drift. I have Ingress 1.21.3

HTC Desire HD: A9191
Android version: 2.3.5 HTC sense version 3.0 software number 3.13.832.4
Data Connection
Telecom NZ
use wireless does not seem to make a difference.

The only thing that seems to help it to get a fix using google maps. This will normally give me a fast accurate lock and then I switch back to Ingress and my location will be ok for a while then it goes mental I switch back to maps... rinse repeat.

Blasting a specific portal is hard is hard but collecting XM and hacking random portals is not too bad so long as they are dense you are quick and have a good memory for portal layouts and names. I am drifting/Jumping over a Km.
All humour aside I almost threw my phone in the sea last night I was so annoyed with the inaccuracy I love the game 5.5 levels in 6 days even with this drifting. I could have leveled much faster if I was not fighting the GPS drift.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Anax Mohamed 3/17/13 9:34 PM
Same here:

1) Galaxy Nexus I9250 (GSM)
2) 4.2.2 (Official)
3) no tether, data connection
4) Dhiraagu carrier
5) tried to change it back and forth, still behaves in the same way; it keeps drifting no matter what I try to do

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Peter Gpetr 3/18/13 5:17 AM
1. Galaxy SII
2. Android 4.0.4
3. 3G data connection
4. optimus (portugal)
5. tested with the location help with wifi/network.

I will test without the help of network to see if it works.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Robin L. 3/18/13 6:53 AM
Hello, I'm actually relieved others have this problem. Because I have a SoPhone 5I and it comes without a magnetic sensor. So the compass needle won't budge.

The GPS worked quite well before the update. So I believed your new GPS tweaks were using the compass direction data to smooth out GPS movement.

Could you please implement a magnetometerless-friendly fallback that relies on gps data to get the direction?


1. SoPhone I5 (Has no magnetic sensor, MT6577 chipset)
2. Android 4.0.4
3. Data Connection
4. Disotel Prepaid 1GB, Data limit not reached
5. Everything is ticked, the device offers all kinds of features to support location tracking which made it super fast.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Rail Sayfullin 3/18/13 9:19 AM
1. Philips Xenium W732
2. 4.0.3
3. Wi-Fi/3G
5. all marked. not yet tested.

P.S. without Wi-fi this error was not observed.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Rail Sayfullin 3/18/13 9:21 AM
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Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 sjb 3/18/13 9:23 AM
HTC One X
4.1.1
Data connection (WiFi usually turned off)
3UK

GPS positioning seems noticeably worse in 1.21.3 for me. The position indicated lags behind my actual position and is subject to seemingly random shifts and jumps. The position usually settles down after a while and is generally accurate when it does, but the position is often inaccurate.

I did not experience these problems using the previous client on the same device.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 donutz 3/18/13 9:41 AM
I wouldnt' say GPS randomly shifts/jumps too much more than with the previous version, but it definitely lags behind current position more, and it incorrectly "anticipates" my movement. So if I'm going in a straight line, then turn to the left, it shows me moving straight before it gradually corrects my location to where I actually am.

I've seen this happen in a car and on a bike. In fact, it was much worse on my bike: I'd hack a portal at one location, turn off my phone display and bike to the next portal, turn on my display, and the game would zoom my indicator way past my actual location, in the direction I traveled from the previous portal, before settling back to where I really am.

This makes playing the game more time consuming as I must wait for it to figure out where I really am. I'd be happy if you switched the GPS code back to what it used to be, I had much better luck with that.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Knudt Jacobs 3/18/13 2:33 PM
Hello, have same Problem, turn WiFi Off, this help a Littel bit.

1. Samsung Galaxy S1 Plus (i9001)
2. CM10.0 (4.1.2)
3. UMTS
4. Germany D2/Vodafone and O2
5. i turn WiFi Off this help a Littel bit (Problem since new Ingress Version)

And the New Version Crash my Handy and Reboot this.

Sorry for my Bad Englisch !!!

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Peter Gpetr 3/18/13 3:15 PM
I've posted before that with this version my GPS didn't work properly.

as suggested I switched off the network assistance and tonight I played without a problem. almost without a problem, there is always a little hiccup, but very small, like 1 or 2 meters, and the it resumes to the correct place.

as I said, I have a galaxy s2, with android 4.0.4.
with assistance switched off I could play as before.

thanks for the suggestion.

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Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Hedayq 3/18/13 3:25 PM
My position in Ingress was always very stable with the v1.20 client.
Today I experienced drastic movements with the v1.21 client while not moving. My position was varying by several hundred meters while standing still. I would be right on top of a portal both in the game and physically, but then a few seconds later I would be out of range of the portal. After a while, it would drift back. Or not. It was really problematic as far as gameplay as it happened over and over in different locations.

This random movement behavior is a huge step backward from the previous client version.

1. Moto Droid 4
2. 4.0.4
3. Mobile data
4. Verizon USA
5. Locations services in use were Google, Standalone GPS and VZW. I did not have time to test only Standalone GPS.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Ryan Curtis 3/18/13 4:08 PM
POTENTIAL WORKAROUND:  I've found a little success stabilizing the GPS signal using Ingress in conjunction with 'GPS status' on the play store.  Download, and open the program and accept the agreement before using Ingress.  I believe this assists with acquiring a gps location before ingress launches.  Seems to be much more stable so far.

Oddly enough, using the phone upside down, with the bottom pointed toward the sky seems to also stabilize it too.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Cobb 3/18/13 7:14 PM
Prior to update I had no problems with GPS drift, lock-ups, etc. Since the update the GPS drifts anywhere from 20 - 50 meters from the target. Standing in the center of the portal, the GPS will drift me out of range.

I have also encountered numerous lock-up and Force Stopping incidents, which seem to happen randomly while playing and/or coming out of sleep mode.

1. HTC Incredible 2
2. CM-7-20130201, Gingerbread, 2.3.7
3. WiFi and Data Plan connection
4. Verizon Wireless
5. No difference. Drift still extreme. Lock-ups still frequent.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 noah 3/19/13 12:24 AM
Same GPS drifting problems.
But strangely GPS has no drift watching the coordinates in GPS Monitor, or using Google Maps. Only in Ingress Scanner App.

Something worth checking: I found a visual correlation between the accuracy radius of the GPS location (marked in google maps by a blue circle around the user position, who's size indicates the accuracy) and the actual location of the player using the Ingress Scanner. It seems, that the player is put on the edge of that circle. meaning, that having the GPS position, somehow the uncertainy radius is calculated into the player position.
This could be the problem, why the player drifts and jumps around the actual GPS locked position.

1) Galaxy Nexus
2) 4.2.2
3) Data connection
4) e-Plus (Germany)
5) doesn't matter

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 madmike 3/19/13 1:51 AM
1. Galaxy S3
2. 4..1.2
3. data connection
4. giffgaff/o2 (unlimited data)
5. no difference

After some trial and error, i have found the following (for me and my device)

On the move the GPS is fine,

about 70% of the time at a standstill the gps is also fine

About 30% of the time at a standstill the gps slides about erratically, sometimes putting me 25 meters away, sometimes it corrects itself then drifts again, other times it just slides about for ages... 

This is at locations that were fine before, I can only guess you added some sort of averaging system in and something is throwing it off, as on the move its fine. Only when moving slow or at a stand still does it 'get all funky'
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 sjb 3/19/13 2:08 AM
Madmike says "I can only guess you added some sort of averaging system .."

I thought this too as soon as I saw the drift in the new client. It looks to me like some kind of moving average ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moving_average

.. is being applied to the location. It's a good idea in itself, but I think the implementation in the client just needs a bit of a tweak.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Ingmar Heinrich 3/19/13 2:34 AM
How do you change these settings?
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 KMD001 3/19/13 7:10 AM
Galaxy Nexus
Android 4.2.2
Data Connection
Rogers Wireless

With both GPS and Wifi/Networks checked, I am drifting upwards of three blocks away at times, but always drifting back and forth, up to a block.

With only GPS checked, I am crazy glued to the spot. It is infinitely better with only GPS checked.   But, once I start walking around again, I get the scanner location error and a fuzzy screen, until I turn wifi/network back on.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Roman S 3/19/13 7:48 AM
Motorola Atrix 4G - MB680
Android 2.3.6
Data / with wifi on, but doesn't matter - GPS stuck with all combinations
Bell Mobility
The only way to change GPS location is to restart Ingress, and then it stays stuck at the newly acquired GPS location.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 whoknows 3/19/13 8:59 AM
Brutal drifting usually 50-150 metres but sometimes less or even more. 1.20 was just fine but this version is totally unplayable. I can't even hack now because i'm always getting out of range even if i manage to reach the portal.
Model: Motorola razr maxx xt910 gsm / rooted but stock android ics 4.0.4
Data: Hsdpa, wifi turned off/ when playing on wifi and without gps satellites just using google's location service (calculates location from wifi ip i think?) it works relatively normal.
Carrier: T-mobile Hungary
Playing around with location settings/forced restarts/phone restarts/etc: does not make any difference.

There are also a relatibely high amount of motorolas producing the same problem. This problematic version runs good on my classmate's telenor branded alcatel ot995...

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 AdmiralZacbar 3/19/13 10:05 AM
Noticing the same.  My GPS was rock solid before this.  Accurate down to the meter or less.  Now I drift 60-100 meters when starting the app, 10-20 when standing over a portal trying to deploy.

I noticed "GPS fixes" were listed on the change list.  Advise you put the old implementation back into play.  This update seems much worse.

1. Device make/model : Moto Droid RAZR MAXX
2. Android OS version : 4.1.2
3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering (like @Kenton) or using a data connection: Using 3G/4G LTE on Verizon
4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan): Verizon
5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance? : Done.  Doesn't seem to have had any effect, but I'll update this thread if I notice a change.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Sie 3/19/13 1:16 PM
Same happening here.

Seems to work better if I turn on maps get a lock then switch back to Ingress.

HTC Desire HD
Orange UK
4.2.2
Data Connection
WiFi on sleep

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Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 whoknows 3/19/13 2:05 PM
I wrote my specs a few posts earlier, now i have some screens showing the problem.

On the first i stood roughly at the yellow x and started to drop L1 bursters every 1 second as location markers. Here's what i got and this wasn't one of the worst drifts
http://i.imgur.com/uwTOhNA.jpg

The second shows my way from A to B along the yellow line. Well, Ingress thought a bit else  tho it seems that when i move it's a bit more precise
http://i.imgur.com/cZQWnIa.jpg

Please do something about this, none of the methods mentioned before had positive impact on my client...

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 ZenithUK 3/19/13 2:45 PM
1. Samsung Galaxy S3
2. 4.1.2
3. Data connection
4. O2-UK
5. No difference.  Drifting is just as bad whether GPS alone or wifi location enabled.

The GPS drifting is ridiculous in the latest version.  I can be stood still and my marker in-game is moving around at random by as much as 10m.  It makes it very difficult to deploy resonators as I'm constantly drifting in and out of range for deployment.  One thing I did notice was that the effect was worse if I had a building to one side of me, almost as if radio reflection might be part of the problem as well.

I also find while driving that the marker is off by a constant 3-5m.  The app seems to think that I'm driving on the other side of the road!  It also makes some drive-by hacks impossible.

I'm reverting to the old app version until this GPS issue is resolved.  It makes the game almost unplayable considering precise location is required for proper resonator deployment.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 StrateJaket L8 3/19/13 3:20 PM
1. Samasung Galaxy Note 2
2. 4.1.1
3. No tethering, strictly mobile data.  WiFi on not connected (supposed to help?)
4. Verizon 4G/3G
5. Changing this setting makes no difference.  

My gps was spot on prior to the most recent update.  After updating, my location drifts all over the place.  Sometimes it may drift as far as a few hundred feet away.  This happens when I am moving or standing still.  Google maps shows my location accurately with no drift.

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Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Zeal 3/20/13 2:48 AM
I find everyone else's experiences interesting. Most of the problems I see (except for getting stuck in a location, with I've had happen only 2 times in the new version and never before) were already present in the older versions for me, and far worse (especially random drifts).

Only major issue I've had with the update is the GPS location being vastly wrong more often than not now, and not being able to get it back to the right location easily (used to just switch in and out of app or wait, now moving far enough away seems to be the only fix). Also had "Scanner disabled. Location inaccurate" for periods at a time when it should have been fine.

1. HTC One X
2. 4.0.4-4.1.1
3. Data and Wifi only (at work and home).
4. 3
5. Not that I noticed.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Rail Sayfullin 3/20/13 2:54 AM
I found a temporary solution to the problem (possible): when running Ingress, switch on/off the phone into flight mode. Ingress restarts and then works normally.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 TheHexxx 3/20/13 3:46 AM
1. Samsung Galaxy Note II / GT-N7100
2. 4.1.2
3. 3G (not that it's any different using wifi)
4. Three
5. Not a jot.  

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Ancan 3/20/13 5:46 AM
1. Device make/model

Nexus 4

2. Android OS version

4.2.2

3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering (like @Kenton) or using a data connection

3G data

4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan)

Telenor Sweden

5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance?

No

Getting seasick watching the map nowdays, sliding all over the place. The compass is also misaligned a lot, but it was that before the update as well.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 StarLightPL [L8] 3/20/13 6:14 AM
1. Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
2. ICS 4.0.4 on CyanogenMod 9.1 ROM
3. Data connection
4. Play, Poland
5. Turning off sensor/wifi support helps GPS stability a little bit, but makes "urban canyons" (i.e. small streets, inside-building yards) unplayable.
6. Previous version was almost rock solid!

I've experienced both drift and GPS not updating issues, however the former is much more annoying. GPS is working well in Google maps or other apps, and supporting by WiFi and other sensors is also working there flawlessly (so no hardware issue). Confirm that previous code was rock solid. I did report it to Niantic support earlier today. In short: go to portal 1, turn off ingress, move to portal 2, turn on ingress. Result: GPS code swings as if on a rubber from previous location at P1, then moves with a high speed over P2 (probably as a result of some GPS location prediction), and then realizes I'm actually NOT moving at all, and swings back. And the phenomenon repeats until this prediction-oscillation fades away.

I've also experienced GPS not updating issue, and a pretty peculiar one, when I drove by bus, toggled the GPS off/on because of the drift (hoping for a wifi-fix and then gps fix), and then the scanner remained there for a good 10 minutes of the drive. Could be the result of cellular network positioning though, I didn't checked google maps then.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Szymon Sokół 3/20/13 6:54 AM
Same here - Samsung Galaxy S II, Android 4.1.2, data connection, doesn't matter if WiFi positioning is enabled.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Roel Esselink 3/20/13 7:32 AM
Drifting GPS and just blatantly wrong location (up to 100+ meters):
Galaxy Note
Rooted - Jellybean
data connection
WIFI disabled
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 ikari87 3/20/13 11:36 AM
Hi! I am having the exact opposite issue since the update. The position just dances around my real one in random directions like if it was slipping on ice ;)

1. Motorola Droid 4
2. 4.0.4
3. 3G data (HSDPA)
4. Play (in Poland)
5. i will check ;-) does it still apply to me?
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Cedric Baelen 3/20/13 1:36 PM
Same issues : GPS position not updated while moving

1. Wiko Cink King
2. Android 4.0.4
3. 3G Data Connection
4. Proximus (Belgium) 1Gb / Month
5. Done but no difference

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Radek Matouch 3/21/13 1:49 AM
Much more drifting than before the upadte.

1. Nexus 4
2. Stock 4.2.2
3. Data contract
4. O2 czech (telefonica)
5. Tried both wifi locations on/off. No big difference.

Rzx

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 CyberLine 3/21/13 2:00 AM
Just for protocol: when i open ingress at home in wlan i have drifts from 1,5km and more!
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Mike Hanlon 3/21/13 5:49 AM
same issue here  on GS3. GS2,  and  Nexus 7.    data connection  does not  matter.

 I've reverted  to  version 1.20.0  and it's fine.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 meauho 3/21/13 6:54 AM
1. Device make/model: Samsung Note 2
2. Android OS version: 4.1
3. Data Connection
4. Carrier: Sprint
5. All GPS options are on.
I have the issue sporadically, approximately 6 or 8 times a day.
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Dipesh Parmar 3/21/13 9:14 AM
I am also facing similar issue.

1. Device make/model : Micromax A116


2. Android OS version : 4.1.2
3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering (like @Kenton) or using a data connection
Data Connection

4. What carrier you're on (if you're using a data plan)
Vodafone Mumbai - 3G

5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance?
No difference, issue started appearing after upgrade.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Kenton 3/21/13 10:39 AM
Mike Hanlon and others,
How did you revert back to 1.20??
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Nicolas Ladeuze 3/21/13 11:03 AM
Hello,

To revert, just search on google for "Ingress 1.20 apk" you will find easily some download for the old install

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Ro Ver 3/21/13 1:55 PM
Same issue only started since scanner update to v 1.21.3

Phone model: samsung galxy ace, GT S5830
Andriod version: Gingerbread 2.3.3
Connection: 3g data connection
Carrier: Three Mobile, unlimited data top up

no difference when other  non gps location settings disabled.

also suffering from frequent freezing of app and phone since update. on average game freezes every 5 to 10 minutes of use. never happened on 1.20.0

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Chris Beard 3/21/13 4:49 PM
1. Device make/model: Droid Razr
2. Android OS version: 4.0 and 4.1.2--see below
3. Whether you're using WiFi/tethering or using a data connection: Data connection
4. What carrier you're on: Verizon

5. On your device, go to Settings > Location (or Location Access) > make sure the only thing checked is GPS satellites. Does changing this setting make any difference in GPS performance?

With OS 4.0 and v1.20.0 the GPS was stable, and I also started running "GPS Status & Toolbox, v4.1" to prevent the occasional incorrect coordinates embedded in the submission photos. With v1.21.3 there was more "sliding", after the OS update to 4.1.2 there was so much sliding I felt like Maxwell in the Geico commercials (weeweeweeweeeeeeeeeee...). From a stable postion resonators would be placed at greatly varying radii, and creating multiple links became difficult because the portal would drift out of range. After reading #5 above I checked "Location Access" and de-checked "Verizon location services" and "Google Wi-Fi & mobile network location". (I don't remember if these were selected in the previous OS version, or were re-selected with the update.) I now have quite solid GPS positioning, with minimal slide. So the answer to #5 is changing the setting made a great difference, and seems to have solved the problem for me.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Eltjon Metko 3/22/13 12:36 AM
1. Galaxy Nexus
2. 4.2.2
3. Data plan (wind,Italy)

I am expiriencing both issues;
A. Position such in one place and dies not update o updates for a moment and then switches back to the old location even blocks away. This happens mainly while moving with a vehicle.
B. Continoius drifting while walking or staying in place.

Disabling wifi does not help. Disabling cell tower location helps but gps alone seems slower to update location.

Another issue i have is XMP missing all resonators while in range of the portal. I suspect this is correlated too with the location updating on the map but not internally issue (the old issue where chat and item drops remain located at your last hack location even KMs away from where you are)
.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Gerald Raucamp 3/22/13 7:31 AM
1. Jiayu G3
2. Android 4.1.2 beta (Jiayu G3 beta), rooted
3. No wifi tethering, plain data connection
4. Hollandse Nieuwe
5. Did not try this yet.

Symptom description: I get a nice functional GPS lock (to speed up the lock process I use Mobile Uncle's YGPS tool), map loads perfect to a portal. Walking around, 0 map update. I stand rooted at the same spot, even though I'm half a kilometer down the road.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Cofac Unica 3/22/13 10:10 AM
1. Samsung Galaxy III
2. 4.1.1
3. Data connection
4. T-Mobile, USA
5. No difference in GPS performance.

Like others, I have toggled GPS/wifi and cleared various settings and still regularly end up frozen in the same location on the map. Fully signing out and restarting Ingress works about 50% of the time. I also freeze in place occasionally (again, around half the time) once the app is running normally but I switch to any other program or the home screen. This makes the game almost unplayable for me since I don't want to dedicate my phone to only Ingress.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Der Picknicker 3/23/13 11:56 PM
Same problems for me. GPS stuck at position. Plus, sometimes Scanner shows me 'flying' around a position (up to ~50m) while I'm definately not moving. Hacking a portal e.g. leads to a 'hack ... no items' message. All other GPS apps are working properly.

Device: Samsung Galaxy i9100
OS: 4.2.2 (Cyanogenmod 10.1)
Tethering: no
Carrier: Telekom.de
GPS-Settings: no difference between GPS-only and GPS/WiFi

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Crymage 3/25/13 1:42 AM
1. Sony Xperia J
2. Same with 4.0.4 and 4.1.2
3. WiFi
4.
5. No.

Please give us an option to use the old GPS, I've almost stopped playing because the game is unplayable to me.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 David Di Blasio 3/25/13 3:17 PM
1. Nexus 4
2. 4.2.2
3. Data
4. T-Mobile
5. I've made this modification, but have not had time to compare since I wasted all my bursters drifting all over the place :(
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Adam W 3/25/13 3:51 PM
1. Motorola Electrify
2. 2.3.5
3. Data and/or Wifi. I have alternated between all 3 options (one or the other, or both on). Using GPS and/or Mobile placement for location did not allow GPS to move with me.
4. US Cellular
5. As stated above, having only GPS for location was not able to fix the problem after starting from a forced close of the program. Mobile data also did not fix the issue.

In other news, if I can find a previous version of the apk, I'll be reinstalling the program just so I can continue playing without having to force close and restart the program every time I get close to a portal.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Gerald Raucamp 3/26/13 12:50 AM
I used titanium backup (with root) and was lucky to have a backup of 1.20, so I could revert and continue playing. The new version 1.22 works a looooooooad better on my jiayu g3, although the drift is much bigger/more noticable than on 1.20. Based on preliminary testing (traincommute).

Going to field test it this afternoon during lunchbreak.

For me it seems the issues I had with 1.21.3 are fixed in 1.22.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 Al-Tahoor Butt 3/27/13 3:04 AM
Sadly, I would partially disagree.

I emailed support previously with huge GPS drift on 1.21.3 which are *improved* with 1.22 but not resolved.

1.2.0.0 continues to have perfect lock and NO drift at all. Literally. Other GPS apps like Waze and GPS Test lock perfectly.

1. Samsung Galaxy S3
2. Running AOSPA (Paranoid Android based on 4.2.2)
3. Data connection on Device
4 O2-UK
5. No difference.

Hope something can be done with this data. I don't know if logcat can help at all in instances like this but I'd be willing to run one if necessary?

Thanks,
Alty

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 LadyUnLucky 3/28/13 1:43 AM
1. HTC Thunderbolt
2. 4.0.4
3. 4G/3G data connection depending on whether I'm playing in an urban or rural setting.
4. Verizon Wireless
5. GPS/Mobile must be checked, but here's what I found that fixed the problem and all of my friends that I told about the problem too...

A little backstory:  I'm also a geocacher.  I use an app called GPS Status along with c:geo, it basically boosts your GPS signal so that when you're out in the woods in the middle of nowhere, your phone can still get a signal and gives you a more accurate lock on to the cache.  I can't afford a $600 GPS just to find fiddly bits of things in the woods, so I use my phone. It also shows you how many how many satellites are currently in use by GPSS.

When running GPS Status at the same time as Ingress, it solves the GPS drift, the whole standing and then you move thing and then the GPS is all "where'd you go, I'll just stay here until you come back.", and it also allows you to actually DRIVE on the roads when you're DRIVING on the roads, not you know, in the between the blocks... (Doesn't drive and play, passenger only.)

Basically it's a quick fix and allows you to play the game again with out the frustration of 'why won't my game work anymore.'  It's free and available in the Play store.  

I am not affilated with GPS Status, I just noticed that the game ran better, and had a few friends test it out and they said I should post it here.  

Thanks,
Good Luck.

Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 whoknows 3/30/13 4:08 AM
with the latest 1.22.0 release, the drifting is still present on my motorola razr maxx (full details in some previous messages)
I reverted back to 1.20
Re: GPS position not updating in 1.21.3 rdrk 4/3/13 1:52 AM
Same for me (the gps drifting is still there in 1.22). I verify that my gps is working using a program called GPS Test. This gives me accuracies of below 10meters (sometimes as low as 3 meters), with over 10 satellites locked, but drifting is still happening. I am holding my phone perfectly still, so is there no way to know from the accelerometers that there is no movement and the location can just be held there.

I haven't switched back to 1.20 to see if that would solve the problem.

See my previous post for details of handset and provider.

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