GPSTest

An app for testing GPS and GNSS capabilities of a device

GPSTest displays real-time information for satellites in view of your device. A vital open-source test tool for platform engineers, developers, and power users, GPSTest can also assist users in understanding why their GPS/GNSS is or isn't working.

Supports:

  • GPS (USA Navstar)
  • GLONASS (Russia)
  • QZSS (Japan)
  • BeiDou/COMPASS (China)
  • Galileo (European Union)
  • Various satellite-based augmentation systems SBAS (e.g., GAGAN, Anik F1, Galaxy 15, Inmarsat 3-F2, Inmarsat 4-F3, SES-5)

GLONASS satellites are shown as squares on the Sky view, U.S. NAVSTAR satellites are shown as circles, Galileo and QZSS and SBAS satellites are shown as triangles, and BeiDou satellites are shown as pentagons.

Menu options:

  • Inject Time Data - Injects Time assistance data for GPS into the platform, using information from a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server provided by the device OEM using an Android API in AOSP
  • Inject XTRA Data - Injects XTRA assistance data for GPS into the platform, using information from a XTRA server provided by the device OEM using an Android API in AOSP
  • Clear Assist Data - Clears all assistance data used for GPS, including NTP and XTRA data provided by the device OEM
  • Settings - Switch between light and dark themes, change map tile type, auto-start GPS on startup, minimum time and distance between GPS updates, keep screen on.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 3.4.0 (52) - Added on 2019-08-11

    This version requires Android 4.3 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • access extra location provider commands
      Allows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.3.4 (50) - Added on 2019-07-16

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • access extra location provider commands
      Allows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 3.3.3 (49) - Added on 2019-07-04

    This version requires Android 4.0 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • view network connections
      Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.
    • access precise location (GPS and network-based)
      This app can get your location based on GPS or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them. This may increase battery consumption.
    • access extra location provider commands
      Allows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.
    • have full network access
      Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

    Download APK 2.4 MiB PGP Signature