Before Kitkat, The GPS icon in the status bar reflected whether your device was still searching for satellites or already had acquired a fix. With Kitkat, this no longer was the case – but an XPosed module named GPSNotification fixed that. This module is no longer working with Lollipop – which is where Gps Icon comes into play. Thanks to this little app, you again can see the GPS status in your status bar.
The developer of GPS Icon doesn’t want an app which needs less than 50kB to do its job inflated to 500kB or more just because of drawing in the „usual frameworks“ – so it sometimes takes a bit of playing around to have it working on as many Android versions as possible. Version 1.3.0 worked well for a long time – but no longer for Android 8 (Oreo). Attempts to get that working broke it for either Android 6, 7 or both – so after the experiments, we decided to keep 3 versions:
- v1.3.1: a special old version, actually created after v1.4.3, based on v1.3.0 and made working for Oreo
- v1.4.2: version with new features but before „Oreo hacks“ (i.e. probably not working on Oreo)
- v1.4.6: version with new features which now hopefully works for all platforms
Should there still be any issues, please report!
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