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Old 10-12-2014, 13:47   #1
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How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Maybe some body explained this before, but I could not find it. So mods if so feel free to remove this thread.

How to use my Samsung SIII Mini (GT-I8190L) as GPS over an USB cable.

First download from play.google.com/store ShareGPS



Now download for the Laptop adb.exe at (link adb download)





Run it on the Laptop in a command prompt box as "adb forward tcp:50000 tcp:50000" (without the quotation marks)



Now setup OpenCPN to receive the NMEA strings. Goto settings -> connections. Select as Properties "Network" "TCP" Adress "127.0.0.1" and Dataport "50000" and click "Apply"



Now Run on the Phone ShareGPS and go to "settings" deactivate "Use Bluetooth" - Activate "Use USB" Choose your Format and activate "Create NMEA"



Now the GPS will RUN, not forget to activate the GPS function on the phone.



And OpenCPN work with GPS ( my boat seems to be in my garden)



Good Luck
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Old 10-12-2014, 16:55   #2
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Why not use Bluetooth.
Android GPS via BT to Opencpn | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Here is the thread
Android GPS via BT to Laptop Opencpn

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Send GPS
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Bluetooth GPS Output Meowsbox
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...meowsbox.btgps
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Share your GPS location over Bluetooth to nearly any device or software. Use with popular charting programs in the comfort of your PC, maps on another tablet; even with the latest Android Wear.Users have reported success with: OpenCPN, Google Earth, xGPS, GRLevel, inSSIDer, GPSDirect, VisualGPS, even the Samsung Gear* and more! Updated to Version 2 with all the features users have been asking for.
Bluetooth GPS License Meowsbox
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sbox.btgps_aml
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Unlocks Bluetooth GPS Output for unlimited usage.Simply purchase this license key, then close and reopen the Bluetooth GPS Output app. Google Play may require internet up to 2 days after purchase to permanently unlock Bluetooth GPS Output. Real human support staff is available to assist you - send us an email if you have any comments, questions.
GPS Share BT
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...edrum.share.bt
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Android phone become a Bluetooth GPS module that the Android Tablet and iPad can navigate. Support send NMEA data to Android Tablet without GPS so that it can navigate. Tablet need to install BT GPS
(https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...luedrum.gps.bt).
All tablet support ! Support send NMEA data to Wi-Fi-only iPad so that it can navigate. IPad need to install roqyBT4 or BTstack GPS.
Support three NMEA output format:GPS, Russian GLNOSS and Chinese Beidou (BD2). Turn on Bluetooth, GPS and 3G data in one touch.
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Recieve GPS
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GPS over BT Vasiliy Saenko
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...enko.GpsOverBt
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GPS over BlueTooth allows you to connect your mobile phone as an external GPS receiver that can transmit information about satellites and the current location, using Bluetooth, to computer. This will help you to work with such programs as: SasPlanet, Google Earth, OziExplorer, 2Gis and other navigation applications.
BT GPS
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BT GPS is an Android tablet app that receives GPS data via Bluetooth. It lets any tablet become navigator right now. The app is specifically designed for large phone and tablet.
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Old 10-12-2014, 19:08   #3
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

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Why not use Bluetooth................

Because my (Super Sh*t) Brazilian Laptop does not has Bluetooth, for other sailors with this problem take your good old USB Cable and go.

PS. with some more software its also possible to transmit the NMEA GPS messages over Wifi to OpenCPN. Only then you drain your phones battery realy fast. But interrested just ask me.

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Old 10-12-2014, 19:13   #4
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

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Because my (Super Sh*t) Brazilian Laptop does not has Bluetooth, for other sailors with this problem take your good old USB Cable and go.

CeesH
Thanks for writing this up. Good job. It should be put in the wiki...

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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

I agree it should be in the wiki. Good job. You can register to edit the wiki here.
User account | Official OpenCPN Homepage

I guess I would suggest making a new Title and Page under
Supplementary Software > Android GPS Apps
Android GPS Apps | Official OpenCPN Homepage
"Android GPS to Opencpn over USB"

Thanks for writing it up.
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Have created the page here and added the your steps.
Would like to get the images on the description. Hope you can do that.
Android GPS via USB to Ocpn | Official OpenCPN Homepage

Just register and then log in and edit the page.
You will have to upload / browse to your images.
Then Edit / insert into the page in correct location.

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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Dredging up an old thread but trying to do this with linux mint

I have done everything on this page
Share GPS

and have trawled the interwebs but I cant get my laptop terminal to list my device.
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*****@*****-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $ adb devices
List of devices attached

*****@*****-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $
My phone is there ( in red) when I try the steps in this thread
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=224867
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*****@*****-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 174f:5216 Syntek
Bus 001 Device 022: ID 19d2:0360 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 258a:1005
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
*****@*****-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $
But when I try to do the fix as described I open a blank adb page with nothing to append, of course it may be that I dont understand the steps described.

I have spent most of the day at this and got nowhere

Can anyone help please?
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

The links below no longer work, but this is the link

https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...droid_gps_apps

It is mostly about Windows and Android use. Thanks for the link, Share GPS I put that on the page. Perhaps there is something in this link that will help.
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Forgive me, but I don't have linux
Have you followed the steps in your link
My phone is there ( in red) when I try the steps in this thread
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=224867

1. Seems to be a problem with the USB drivers - True?
2. Have you tried this? Postby fungus Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:53 am
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If you connect your phone to USB and open a console and run the command "lsusb", does your phone show up in the list of connected devices? If no you might want to try to unplug your phone and enable developer settings on the phone and then reconnect it and run the lsusb command again.
3. What is the output? You need the manf device id
4. Down to here - Can you do this?
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Assuming that the manufacturers ID of your device is 0x2717, you next step is to add this ID to the adb_usb.ini file. Open a terminal, and type "gedit ~/.android/adb_usb.ini" (if your system uses a different editor, replace gedit with the name of it). Now you will either get to edit an existing file, or you will (be prompted to) create a new one. The file is nothing but a list of ID's (see here) and you must append a line containing the ID (0x2717) and save the file. Now you must restart adb, with the commands "adb kill-server" and then "adb start-server". Now it should be possible to detect your handset using "adb devices".
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

Yep, tried all that and as I said, I could see my phone marked in red (above) but could not figure out what the id of the device was to edit

When I do the last steps I get no list of devices attached
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.....@.....-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $ adb kill-server
.....@.....-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $ adb start-server
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
.....@.....-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $ adb devices
List of devices attached

.....@.....-Compaq-Presario-CQ41-Notebook-PC ~ $
But, it is attached, the icon is on the desktop and I can access both drives on the phone.
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

You're going to need a Linux guy.... because you don't get the list for some reason.
Is the id in green?

Bus 001 Device 022: ID 19d2:0360 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM

Sorry I can't help you any further.

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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

When I try this step
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Re: ADB and USB drivers
Postby fungus Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:54 pm

Assuming that the manufacturers ID of your device is 0x2717, you next step is to add this ID to the adb_usb.ini file. Open a terminal, and type "gedit ~/.android/adb_usb.ini" (if your system uses a different editor, replace gedit with the name of it). Now you will either get to edit an existing file, or you will (be prompted to) create a new one.
I get this blank screen, no existing file and no prompt to create a new one
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Re: How to use a Samsung SIII Mini as GPS for Laptop

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You're going to need a Linux guy.... because you don't get the list for some reason.
Is the id in green?

Bus 001 Device 022: ID 19d2:0360 ZTE WCDMA Technologies MSM

Sorry I can't help you any further.


Yep, linux guy needed and no idea if that is the id or not

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