I started looking at OSMTracker.
The article on wikipedia shows a table with the HTC TYTN and indicate “built in GPS - yes”
However according to all HTC TYTN reviews I can find “GPS - no”
I loaded OSMTracker anyway - but the TYTN says “NoGPS” where it should say “NoFix”
So I assumed error on OSMTracker wikipedia article…
But on Wikipedia HTC TYTN article:
“The TyTN has a GPS receiver, however it has no GPS antenna and the GPS is disabled both in ROM and physically through disconnection of certain pins on the circuit.”
Does anyone know more about this, or how to tweak it?
Just some more info about GPS on the TYTN for fun. I found articles about it on this website: http://wiki.xda-developers.com/index.php?pagename=Hermes_GPS_FAQ , but I don’t think it’s a good idea to try this, because in the end you’ll probably have a TYTN that doesn’t work anymore. The forum also says not to try this so… The missing antenna is the main problem in the end.
I own an HTC Touch Pro and that one has a working build in GPS, but I found it to be not precise enough for tracing, so I bought an external receiver anyway. Only the second one I purchased was up to the task in my opinion: the Qstarz BT-Q818X. I’m very happy with the performance together with OSMTracker.
So even if you managed to get the GPS to work after a year or so of surgery you probably wouldn’t be happy with it.