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AP756
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Full blown instructions to use external GPS on Cardongle based on the message from jerwam

Download following programs to your devices and install them (other programs might work, these are tested programs). To be sure check their permissions:
- "Bluetooth GPS Output" V3 by Meowsbox to your mobile (it's worth the €1.19 for the pro version)
- "Open Settings" by DXldev to Cardongle (freeware)
- "Bluetooth GPS" to Cardongle (btgps.1.3.7.apk uploaded here for your convenience, rename .zip to .apk and it can be installed)

Start "Open Hidden Settings" on Cardongle. Scroll down to System -> Advanced -> About Phone -> tap 7 times on Build number and a message will appear: You are developer now. Return to System and open the new item Developer Options and then "Select mock location app" and click on the newly installed program Bluetooth GPS which will show. Next step is to connect Cardongle to your mobile phone: Start "Open Hidden Settings" again and pair your phone using Bluetooth in "Connected devices". Maybe you have already done some of these steps, if so, check if the entries are correct.

Open "Bluetooth GPS Output" on your mobile and enable the service. Open "Bluetooth GPS" on your Cardongle, choose your mobile, enable Mock Provider and tap Connect. Connection will be enabled and you'll see the data received (give it a little time to lock satellites). Note: Don't use the back button on your mobile or on Cardongle! This will stop the programs. Use the round home button to go back to the launcher to start other programs.

Checking and optimizing your setup: Look onto the 2nd screen in "GPS Output" on your mobile. Clicking on the blue "+ button" you can add the widget "Fix/View". It shows the number of satellites (in my case for example 14/46). Now look at the status screen of "Bluetooth GPS" on your Cardongle and compare the Fix/View (in my case 8/23). To correct this behavior change GNSS on the 3rd screen of GPS Output to GPS. Reading on Cardongle changed to 14/46 too.

If you got some additional tips and tricks please report. This instructions are "beta" and will be sticky as "How to..." when finished. Please report problems (if any)

Bye for now Fred

 

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Awesome! Great work! 


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Posted by: @ap756

Full blown instructions to use external GPS on Cardongle based on the message from jerwam

Download following programs to your devices and install them (other programs might work, these are tested programs). To be sure check their permissions:
- "Bluetooth GPS Output" V3 by Meowsbox to your mobile (it's worth the €1.19 for the pro version)
- "Open Settings" by DXldev to Cardongle (freeware)
- "Bluetooth GPS" to Cardongle (btgps.1.3.7.apk uploaded here for your convenience, rename .zip to .apk and it can be installed)

Start "Open Hidden Settings" on Cardongle. Scroll down to System -> Advanced -> About Phone -> tap 7 times on Build number and a message will appear: You are developer now. Return to System and open the new item Developer Options and then "Select mock location app" and click on the newly installed program Bluetooth GPS which will show. Next step is to connect Cardongle to your mobile phone: Start "Open Hidden Settings" again and pair your phone using Bluetooth in "Connected devices". Maybe you have already done some of these steps, if so, check if the entries are correct.

Open "Bluetooth GPS Output" on your mobile and enable the service. Open "Bluetooth GPS" on your Cardongle, choose your mobile, enable Mock Provider and tap Connect. Connection will be enabled and you'll see the data received (give it a little time to lock satellites). Note: Don't use the back button on your mobile or on Cardongle! This will stop the programs. Use the round home button to go back to the launcher to start other programs.

Checking and optimizing your setup: Look onto the 2nd screen in "GPS Output" on your mobile. Clicking on the blue "+ button" you can add the widget "Fix/View". It shows the number of satellites (in my case for example 14/46). Now look at the status screen of "Bluetooth GPS" on your Cardongle and compare the Fix/View (in my case 8/23). To correct this behavior change GNSS on the 3rd screen of GPS Output to GPS. Reading on Cardongle changed to 14/46 too.

If you got some additional tips and tricks please report. This instructions are "beta" and will be sticky as "How to..." when finished. Please report problems (if any)

Bye for now Fred

 

Great Job! any updates or new tricks on this front?


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