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Old 07-21-2009, 12:10 AM
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What is PPST?

So my telus touch pro had a problem that its GPS never could get a lock within a reasonable amount of time - we're talking 30 minutes or so. So after searching for solutions and trying all of them, I finally found one that worked.

I found a cab on here marked PPST with a version number. after installing it and running an exe in the windows folder, I called #22803, reprogrammed and got a new roaming list. After that I get a lock in a bout 10-15 seconds.

So what is the PPST thing? I've read that it can really screw up my phone.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:19 AM
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Re: What is PPST?

I have no idea what you downloaded or why you "called" #22803.

The only thing I know of that speeds up GPS fix is through apps that download the expected location of satellites onto the phone, which makes it easier for the GPS receiver to get a fix since it doesn't have to wildly scan for random satellites. SOmething along those lines...
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Old 07-21-2009, 03:37 PM
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Re: What is PPST?

well then you really dont know the answer to the question I was asking. I'm not asking about QuickGPS, but rather a totally different issue.
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Re: What is PPST?

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well then you really dont know the answer to the question I was asking. I'm not asking about QuickGPS, but rather a totally different issue.
No need to be snarky to someone trying to help. He was simply telling you of a way he knew to get faster GPS locks.

What you are thinking of is a desktop-based utility called QPST (I think that's the name), and I think there is a slightly different one for GSM phones.
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Re: What is PPST?

As far as I know PPST has the files that will customize the phone to the company that supports it. So the wrong one will kill your phone if you goof.
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Re: What is PPST?

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I have no idea what you downloaded or why you "called" #22803.
Some CDMA carriers have a number you can call to update your PRL. I think it is *28 on Verizon or something similar. On Sprint we either have to call CS and get them to do it or use the "Update PRL" like utility we have on our Touch Pros.

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Old 07-21-2009, 10:30 PM
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Re: What is PPST?

on telus (my provider) #22803 will allow you to reprogram the phone (if you screw up important settings but can still make a call) and get a new PRL list.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:31 PM
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As far as I know PPST has the files that will customize the phone to the company that supports it. So the wrong one will kill your phone if you goof.
well it seems to have worked great, and I'm with telus and the PRL is just a random one I downloaded. did reprogram via telus #22803 after, but it fixed the sjitty gps issue.
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