How to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones

How to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones

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We all love the great value of money and performance Mediatek powered phones offer, but we do wish they would offer better GPS! Thankfully we have a fix for that, keep reading to see how to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones.

If you have a Mediatek mobile phone (MT6589, MT6589T etc) and you feel that the GPS is not working well or sometimes it takes a to long to lock on to a satellite, maybe this quick fix can do the trick for you! I have already posted this how-to in Spanish on Gizchina.es but here it is again in English.

I have tested this fix on the JiaYu G4 Advanced that we received last weekend, it worked for me and hope you will have similar success with other MTK powered phones (it is supposed to work with all the Mediatek chipset), I wait your feedback 🙂

First of all we need to donwload the “Mobileuncle MTK Tools” from Play Store and switch off the GPS. After that, we can start with the how-to:

How to fix poor GPS on Mediatek phones

Open the app and press “Engineer Mode”:

GPS Fix Mediatek

After that press “Engineer Mode (MTK)”:

GPS Fix Mediatek

Once you are in the Engineer mode for MTK devices, you should go to “Location” and then to “Location Based Services”:

GPS Fix Mediatek

Now, we tap on EPO and check that “Enable EPO” is enabled and then press on “EPO IDLE”:

GPS Fix Mediatek

EPO IDLE” will change to “EPO DOWNLOADING”, so you will need to wait few minutes to download a file, I suggest that use it with a Wifi connection.
GPS Fix Mediatek
Once EPO DOWNLOADING back again to “EPO IDLE” we can press back and enter into YGPS:

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GPS Fix Mediatek

In the YGPS you will need to press on “Hot”, “Full” and “AGPS Restart”:

GPS Fix Mediatek

Now that you are done test your GPS and you should find that it is faster and more precise! If you haven any questions or comments let me know in the comments below.

Thanks to Juan Pedro from Powerplanetonline.com for the tip!

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