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Graveworks Posted - 12 mai 2008 : 00:59:22
I've found a lot of good info on this site so far, but much of it is geared toward the 720 and 730 and is spread all over the place. Hopefully this thread will become a one stop shop for the 740. I'm posting excerpts of what i have confirmed works on the 740, as well as links to other good info that may be useful.

So first off, unlocking the unit, courtesy of ideefixe:

quote:
Before you attempt to unlock or customize, you should make a backup copy of your SD card. Better yet, copy the content to another 1GB or 2GB SD card and use the copy instead.

Unlocking

On the root of the SD card, there is a file call addons.txt
Edit it and add an extra line to bring up WinCE desktop and explorer:

quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[modules]
V7 Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\explorer.exe"

[Autostart]
Navigation = "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Now insert the SD card into the GPS, you should notice an extra Explorer icon appearing on the menu. Touch it the first time to bring up the WinCE desktop. Touch the icon again to bring up the file explorer. It's that easy.

There is no need to replace the menu shell. You can add additional icons by adding additional lines to the addons.txt file. The file \\My Flash Disk\Launcher\data.zip contains the bitmaps that you can use for the menu buttons. These are the defaults available:

quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

align.bmp
arvale.bmp
calculator.bmp
classics.bmp
contacts.bmp
files.bmp
flux.bmp
freehand.bmp
games.bmp
ico_align.bmp
ico_calen.bmp
ico_lang.bmp
media.bmp
multimedia.bmp
music.bmp
picture_viewer.bmp
settings.bmp
solitaire.bmp
time.bmp
V7.bmp

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Lots of other good info in that thread as well, definitely worth a read - http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=102174


Next up is adding solitare, courtesy of ctheodores

quote:
Add Windows Solitare
This is an easy hack and will work with the iGo shell and the Windows shell. Since the 720 or 30 does not come with all of the Windows CE files, we have to get them from somewhere. Microsoft freely distributes a platform builder for Windows CE .net 5, the core software for the 720/730. Using this builder, I got the files needed to add features to the 720. To get Windows Solitare, download here:addsol.zip
Extract the contents, plug in your 720/30 to the PC, and copy the two files to your 720 or 30's TFAT drive. Unplug, and using explorer on your 720, copy the two files into your "Windows" folder. You can put them anywhere, as long as they are together.

To use in Windows, hold your finger or a small blunt object down on the file "solitare.exe" and a circle will draw up. Then a menu will appear. In the menu, click on "Copy". Then double tap into "Programs" (this should be //windows/programs). Hold down again on a blank area like you did before to get the circle menu. In the menu, click on "Paste Shortcut". You can usually rename the shortcut to what you want. In Windows when you click on Start and Programs, you will now see Solitare and Windows Explorer.

To use in the iGo shell, add this line to your IGOPATH.TXT file under the [GAMES] section (see first post on how to do that).

Windows Solitaire = "icons/solitaire.bmp", "\\windows\\solitare.exe"



Actual link is here: http://ourcountryroads.com/public/downloads/addsol.zip
Works surprisingly well.

Last is Stan Matofu's AMAZING skin, which fixed just about all the gripes I had with this thing, including displaying current time, speed, and street, as well as adding quick buttons to the history and suspend. Lots of good details, including some code examples and programming specifics in the thread: http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103774&whichpage=5

Link to the download - latest version AFAIK: http://rapidshare.com/files/108308303/data.zip.html (4/17/08 version)

Just replace the data.zip file, after backing up the original of course.

Still to do:
Make a registry backup to easily restore changes after a reset.

Also need to find a fix to get the start bar to appear again. Edencrest has a solution for the 730 but I can't find taskbar.exe or ITaskMgr.exe so I haven't tried it yet, but here's what he did:

quote:
I've found the way to get to the "taskbar" after the 1st load. The 1st time you load "explorer" it takes you to the CE Taskbar/desktop. Subsequent requests just take you to "Explorer". This entry allows you to access the "Taskbar" from the main menu. You will need to load some of the previous upgrades mentioned in this feed.

[modules]
V7 Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\Explorer.exe"
Task Manager = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\Unlock\\Windows\\Taskbar.exe"

[Autostart]
Navigation = "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"
Task = "\\Storage Card\\Programs\\Utils\ITaskMgr.exe


Lastly, there's a great 730 hack out there by mrsirpantsalot that I haven't yet tried on the 740 - anyone want to try that one out?
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=102174&whichpage=2

Wish I had more time to play around with this, but I've already wasted an entire weekend of studying thanks to this little thing!
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Fuzzie Posted - 10 févr. 2012 : 21:02:35
We just had a nav740 donated to our boy scout troop for geocaching. Will this model work for geocaching?
Can we add garman map source topo maps to it?
Thanks!
observ12b Posted - 02 nov. 2009 : 23:58:45
Hey,
I've just purchased nav740 under winCE 6.0 (5" Igo8; Chinese manufacture; e-bay $100). I am presently trying to unlock it and follow instructions on page1. Surprisingly there is no addons.txt on SD card. Do I need to create it? Does winCE 6.0 use it?
Appreciate your help.
bubbah Posted - 26 oct. 2009 : 16:39:53
http://v7support.com/gps/index_files/USA_Nav740.htm
felipeserra Posted - 26 oct. 2009 : 02:50:28
Hi, I need the firmware for nav740
falcon3 Posted - 08 août 2009 : 00:07:55
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

will igo 8 work on my thing well, and will it read my EU maps I paid for?


Bubba,
Igo8 will and does work very well with V7 740. Not sure about your purchased maps however...
bubbah Posted - 07 août 2009 : 19:54:13
will igo 8 work on my thing well, and will it read my EU maps I paid for?
dimitriz Posted - 07 août 2009 : 13:45:25
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

sad to say I bought the Western European map card from a vendor for $$$ and the first card was corrupted. Called v7 and a tech support was polite in a foreign land (I am in the US) but could not help ...he did give me the phone # for ADT which makes the card with the software for them ...they were very nice and replaced the card. Apparently, the card has an encryption scheme on it to prevent duplication ...so you hafta buy a card for each device if you have more than one. Further, he said v7 is gonna come out with new maps for US and EU soon but is gonna "sell" them ...no more free upgrades ...and all this for a device they no longer sell !!! ...now, there's one helluva business plan, eh?



Yeah, they had a "great" business plan all along anyways.
Heck http://www.v7support.com/ been under construction for month now.
Anyways.., thank g-d for iGo8, a MUCH better software then what this came with.
bubbah Posted - 07 août 2009 : 01:36:40
sad to say I bought the Western European map card from a vendor for $$$ and the first card was corrupted. Called v7 and a tech support was polite in a foreign land (I am in the US) but could not help ...he did give me the phone # for ADT which makes the card with the software for them ...they were very nice and replaced the card. Apparently, the card has an encryption scheme on it to prevent duplication ...so you hafta buy a card for each device if you have more than one. Further, he said v7 is gonna come out with new maps for US and EU soon but is gonna "sell" them ...no more free upgrades ...and all this for a device they no longer sell !!! ...now, there's one helluva business plan, eh?
desimtor Posted - 06 août 2009 : 03:37:08
For people interested in installing MioPocket (ver50) on NAV740 here is how I managed to make it work:
1. Use the explorer hack from the first page.
2. Copy MioPocket to the root of the SD card
3. Power the NAV740 on with the SD card inserted
4. Start Explorer and then navigate to the root of the SD card.
5. Double click the on MioAutoRun.exe and wait for the process to complete.

The unit will reboot first showing the original menu and then MioPocket will pop over it, after this you can kill the igolaunch.exe.

There are a lot of items to be tweaked for this unit to fully work with MP but there are only minor issues or there are workarounds at this time; here are some of them:
A. there is no autorun file that can be placed on the SD card - this will eliminate step 4 and 5 above (need more digging to find the right filename; other options might work too like renaming files in MyFlashDisk although I wold not recommend this until we can find a way to reflash the unit, there is a 720 firmware available but not a 740 yet)
B. PC Connected still pops up when connecting to a PC ( there is a fix to this problem but I did not have time to test).
C. there is no click sound when taping on the screen - can be fixed in Control Panel (Sound)
D. the question.wav file sounds like a camera shutter rather then what I was used on my R300 Asus unit.
E. the igolaunch.exe needs to be killed after instalation or a hard reset.

There might be more issues but this how far I got.

Cheers.


EDIT 1

Item E fixed by adding these lines to initialize.mscr:

#NAV740-only. Kill the V7 menu
If(ProcExists("igolaunch.exe"))
	Kill("igolaunch.exe")
EndIf

Item B temp fixed by editing HKEY_CURRENT_USER\FORTUNA\USB ConnectPcFg from 0 to 1 (thanks erickmsr), items TBD: add to miopocket installation script and find a way to avoid the soft reset after the USB cable is unplugged and more important to avoid the reset of the register value to 0 after the cable unplug.

EDIT 2

The number of steps for MiPocket installation can be reduced if you edit the addons.txt by adding

MioPocket = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\MioAutoRun.exe"

to the [modules] section, this also help with hard resets.
bubbah Posted - 22 juil. 2009 : 02:59:02
oh, yes ...should it be formatted FAT or FAT32 ?
bubbah Posted - 22 juil. 2009 : 02:25:27
I have the 740 stuff on the 730 USA ...do I just copy the Western European maps to the maps folder or is there more to do?
bubbah Posted - 21 juil. 2009 : 21:39:27
OK ...I have received the SD card with the Western European map upgrade set...I could use a little help figuring out how to put it to use ...my USA card that came with the thing has this on it: I have a 2gb card for the US stuff with everything on it but only around 1/3 of the states on it as the 740 upgrade ...there are no POIs in the POI folder except one file named speedcamupdates.spud in a folder called POI/speedcam ...should there be more? ...that folder is NOT on my GPS now ...do I need it? Where are the POIs? ...are they in each .fbl file? So, when I want to use the WE maps, how do I make it work? Do I need to copy some stuff from the WE SD card on to the regular one winding up with one card for all? Can I put everything on 1 card (I have 2gb...I also have 4gb ...will that work?)?? ...thanks!!
Charles218 Posted - 15 juil. 2009 : 23:38:38
Hello,

I've followed all of the instructions to get smatofu's skin working on my 740 unit, but it doesn't work. I have access to WinCE Explorer, but when I tap the "V7 Navigation" icon on the Launcher screen, an hourglass pops up in the middle of the screen and will not go away. I've left the unit for over 30 minutes, and still nothing happens. I don't know what's happening and would love to get the skin installed and working.

Thanks!
bubbah Posted - 24 juin 2009 : 21:08:59
there are instructions on their site to load the maps... it's a .pdf file right there for you ...
cwentwo Posted - 15 avr. 2009 : 03:41:40
I just got my Nav740 and I am quite surprised at the performance for the price I paid ($95 shipped). I'm even more surprised after finding this forum and discovering what I can do with it. As I read through I came across a post about loading the new iGo maps. I'm not looking for any links but i was wondering if anyone had any instructions on how to load these maps and getting them to work successfully on the nav740.
smatofu Posted - 22 mars 2009 : 06:25:34
Check out skins from NAV720. Do they work with NAV740?

http://www.gpspassion.com/FORUMSEN/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=103774&whichpage=8
brianbri6 Posted - 19 mars 2009 : 05:23:55
I have a "corrupted file error" a hard reset doesn't work. I believe its the extended partition that has an corruption is there any way 2 recover this unit? or get into the partition to replace the files? active sync doesn't work any the usb only lets me see the sd card in the unit.
larrylwill Posted - 18 mars 2009 : 00:24:44
How long should the battery hold a charge? I just got mine back from the manufacture, its supposed to be a new one. However after doing an exit and turning it off with the side button then unplugging from the lighter socket, in 2-3 days the battery is dead.
one1dan Posted - 12 mars 2009 : 09:28:31
Nope. Go to the V7 site and you'll see the SD Card has 0408 maps.
http://mapupgrade.v7support.com/V7-MAP-UPGRADE-NAV740-North-America/M/B001E4X9TA.htm

If you ask me Free is better than $99 for the same thing except maybe that one Taco shop and that Chinese restaurant that opened up in October 08.... :-( So sad... I guess I'll never find them... Oh well... Del Taco and Panda Express here I come. :-)
larrylwill Posted - 11 mars 2009 : 01:42:06
I thought that was the original files. 0308
one1dan Posted - 11 mars 2009 : 01:29:57
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

I have not seen any updates for the v7 premium maps on their site ...I sent them an email asking about any updates ...they never replied ...anyone know something?


Bubbah,
I just downloaded some newer maps from the V7 support website. Here is the link: http://www.v7support.com/gps/Download/USA/Map_Files/USA/v200707_Premium/
Maps are newer than the ones that came with original unit but Not as new as the ones they are selling by one Month the ones for this link are 0308 and they are selling 0408? Who knows but it's from the company support site. Hope it helps.
Thanks to Ed and Stan... for that awesome skin and all that worked on it.
seadooman Posted - 06 mars 2009 : 03:30:53
Has anyone had there V7 kick up a windows error message then reboot to the screen were you select navigation,multimedia,etc..When it happens I am driving and cannot see what the error is..but once I click on the navagation button it resatrts navgating from were I left off?? Any ideas??It happens with both my 8gbhc card and the one it caame with..
liondogs Posted - 05 mars 2009 : 23:33:36
I used a 4gB SDHC class 6 card and while the stutter is not gone it is better. I hope when the V7 people release the map update later this year that they include a firmware update to correct the problem. Other than the stutter I like this unit better than my other GPS units.
larrylwill Posted - 27 févr. 2009 : 02:42:59
I bought and installed a 8gb class 6 card. The stuttering is NOT gone but greatly improved. Is usually the first word, like pre---pair.
imre00 Posted - 24 févr. 2009 : 13:58:09
Resolved launcher problem.
larrylwill Posted - 21 févr. 2009 : 01:24:00
I just got back my unit today from tech support. I have a Kingston 2gb sd card. I have deleted all unused files and got the size down to just over 1/2 gb. I still have the stuttering. What do you suggest I buy to get rid of the stuttering.

I have found a 4gb SD SDHC class 6 card. Can I use a SDHC card in this unit.

thanks
tourist Posted - 19 févr. 2009 : 19:03:58
quote:
Originally posted by larrylwill

has anyone else verified a faster card clears up the stutter?



Even a class 2 SanDisk 8GB works fine.
imre00 Posted - 19 févr. 2009 : 07:05:55
Nobody can help me? I need an original launcher (exe, data.zip, igopath.txt and the two font files)....
larrylwill Posted - 19 févr. 2009 : 01:49:20
has anyone else verified a faster card clears up the stutter?
countryboyz Posted - 19 févr. 2009 : 01:32:37
quote:
Originally posted by larrylwill

seadooman:
Why would a 8gb card clear up the stuttering when a 2gb can't? Have you tried a 2gb? If that's all it takes I will buy a 8gb. Can anyone else confirm that a 8gb clears up the stuttering of speech saying road names?

thanks



Its not the size of the card but the speed or (class) a class 3 can transfer data faster then a class 1 so if his 2 gig was a class 1 and his 8 gig is a class 2 or 3 would help clear up the stutter by not having to wait for the data transfer. Sort of like trying to stream media on dial-up it plays a little then pauses until it catches up.
larrylwill Posted - 17 févr. 2009 : 20:09:40
seadooman:
Why would a 8gb card clear up the stuttering when a 2gb can't? Have you tried a 2gb? If that's all it takes I will buy a 8gb. Can anyone else confirm that a 8gb clears up the stuttering of speech saying road names?

thanks
imre00 Posted - 17 févr. 2009 : 12:56:17
My launcher i think is corrupted :( . Can anybody post a full launcher?
(the launcher directory zipped)? Thanks
falcon3 Posted - 13 janv. 2009 : 06:51:40
quote:
Originally posted by Questi4110

Does anyone know if any of these firmware upgrades will affect the GPS signal strength/satellite compatibility?

I'm only asking because my nav740 has a very tough time accessing a satellite signal (either too long or doesn't access it) and I've read this is a common problem. I am going to return it unless there is a fix via firmware.


THANKS



Are you moving while trying to acquire a signal? If so, it will take the Nav740 much longer to acquire the signal. Also, if you are having trouble inside the car, check and see if you have a polarized windshield. The signal has a hard time tracking the sats if this is the case. I would stand outside with open sky and verify. Just a couple thoughts...
seadooman Posted - 13 janv. 2009 : 03:12:13
Possibly your computer is not set correctly under folder options,needs to be set to show hidden files and folders..I installed a 8 gig card over the Holidays and worked well,even cleared up the sturring in the voice.have several movies and all the wifes pictures on it..
safetchief Posted - 12 janv. 2009 : 20:24:05
I have a 740Nat840 card.I want to upgrade to a 4g card. When I copy the files from the 2g I cannot open the nav program on my V7 740. How can I create a new larger capacity card than the one shipped and programmed with the new maps.
seadooman Posted - 12 janv. 2009 : 04:47:53
Mine seems to vary if I suspend navigation or if I'm on the map and I shut it off,its takes it several minutes to gain a signal,but if I cancel out of navigation completely it does take longer..
Questi4110 Posted - 12 janv. 2009 : 03:01:05
Does anyone know if any of these firmware upgrades will affect the GPS signal strength/satellite compatibility?

I'm only asking because my nav740 has a very tough time accessing a satellite signal (either too long or doesn't access it) and I've read this is a common problem. I am going to return it unless there is a fix via firmware.


THANKS
seadooman Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 04:25:37
Thanks bubbah for your help...
bubbah Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 03:48:54
If the battery goes dead, nothing gets lost. Just charge it up. I am getting rudely chastized for ridiculously miniscule complaints about posting in this list where nobody is posting anyhow, by the list owners so I will no longer be posting here, sorry.
larrylwill Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 03:33:43
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

I'd say they sent you a refurb or else one sent back by someone else then not checked thoroughly ...make them do it again!



The emailed me to day and said to reformat the SD card and reinstall the software from scratch. Since I had a modified skin. I backed it up and reinstalled the latest Nav740 software, but its too foggy tonight to try it. I will tomorrow.
Does this sound feasible? Not to me. I removed my SD card before I sent it back and it was working just fine except for the charger problem.

I have another question. I leave mine in the car. I don't like to leave the charger plugged in so I unplug it. Do you have to turn it off with the switch on the bottom to keep the battery from discharging? Its a pain since its so small.
thanks
bubbah Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 03:27:21
[NOTE BY ADMIN – PLEASE READ EMAIL SENT VIA THE FORUMS – DELETE NOTE AFTER READING, THANKS]
bubbah Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 03:22:00
the only time I ever saw a change in the rom of a windows ce device was for an upgrade of my ipaq which was provided by the hp/compaq website to a later version of the operating system. Ordinary access to the rom is not achieved by the end user. Reset reboots the rom without harm.

...of course, I am an end user, not a moderator of this forum. You may wish to check this with others. ROM is "read only memory" ...it is just that!
seadooman Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 02:49:09
You mean whats on the card,but what about the os thats on the rom?does that get modifed at all from the (hack)?
bubbah Posted - 06 janv. 2009 : 00:35:50
back up the cf card and you can restore it exactly ...or, if something happens, all of it is downloadable on the v7 website ...ALL OF IT!!
seadooman Posted - 05 janv. 2009 : 22:21:32
Does windows c.e. rewrite itself after hard reset??Why I'm asking is if I ran the unlocking program then put oem card back in gps,and performed hard reset would the gps be like it was before I had installed the hack?
bubbah Posted - 05 janv. 2009 : 21:20:03
I'd say they sent you a refurb or else one sent back by someone else then not checked thoroughly ...make them do it again!
larrylwill Posted - 05 janv. 2009 : 06:54:30
My 740 charger blew and took the GPS with it. Nav replaced it with a new one toot sweet. However this one seems to be slower than the last and definitely slower than my Garmin.
What I mean is I get to a road about 2-5sec before the GPS.
Is it working slower than what other people are experiencing?
bubbah Posted - 30 déc. 2008 : 18:44:37
http://www.pocketpcsoft.net/php/search.php for instance, many free ones or cheap ones ...use the search!
seadooman Posted - 30 déc. 2008 : 05:30:18
Any good contact/calender software that runs on this unit??
bubbah Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 19:17:33
the v7 is simply an windowsCE 5.0 device ...the filespecs must specify "ARM" which is the type of processor, and also "MIPS" which has to do with the type of windowsCE interface. With that, and given the peculiar nature of the v7 devices (windowsCE on ROM and "ALL" of the GPS software on the SD card) you could, if you wished, remove the GPS software and maps entirely, and then use it as a PDA with TONS of free software for winCE5mipsARM specs out there. For instance, I have an older (but still amazingly useful) IPAQ model 3635 (same as 3650). It has the same specs and I have LOTS of software running on it. I just bought a GPS CF card (Holux) which I will try on it if I ever find the time (the 3635 has no CF slot, but there is a thing I have called "silver slider" which fits around the back and bottom plugged into the connection slot and it has a CF/PCMCIA slot in it). These things are VERY capable and the v7, with a few maps on a 2gb card (mine is a 730), will have enough space left on it to run quite a lot. Some programs want their executable in ROM, but this can be overcome with some software add-ons that increast the ability of windowsCE to use the SD card as a seat for programs. There are some peculiarities of windowsCE (such as the fact the executables must be in a folder called "Program Files" even if on the SD card, and some require their documents to be in a folder called "My Documents" even on the SD card. You will learn this as you go along. The worst thing you can do is install a program that doesn't work. So, windowsCE has a convenient "uninstall" feature in the Control Panel. Sound familiar? Above, someone mentioned a "cab" installer; very convenient since you can copy the "cab" file to the SD card and just run it instead of using ActiveSync. Most of it is quite automated and designed for the entry level user with warnings and messages along the way to help.
Supremo Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 16:34:41
Is it safe to say anything written for windows ce and for a pda should work?

No, it is definitely not safe to say that. The "problem" is that PNA's are just that - Personal Navigation Assistants, and as such are (typically) loaded with only that subset of the full WinCE OS to allow the navigation (and other OEM utilities, if included) to work. When you "unlock" it, you're now allowing other PDA (Personal Digital Assitant) programs to run on it, and some of those may need some dll's (Dynamic Link Library) that were not included in the manufacturers ROM firmware.

But all is not lost- if a particular program doesn't work, you'll get an error message that the program "cannot find one or more components", and there are other diagnostic programs (do a search on the Forum for "executability check") that can help determine what those missing files are. Next comes an internet search for those missing files (for of course whatever version of the core OS that you have). If you're lucky enough to find them, you load them into either the same directory as your executable or into the Windows folder, and then at least you have a fighting chance of getting it to run.

If the program is not compiled for your PNA processor (most commonly an ARM device), then you're pretty much S.O.L.

And just to complete the story, all TomTom's and Garmin's that I'm aware of use proprietary hardware or operating systems. Most others use some subset of WinCE, and therefore are theoretically amenable to being unlocked and converted into a PDA.
seadooman Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 05:52:34
Messed up that last post...after rebooting laptop and gps all is working with active sync..But how do I know what programs will run on it? Is it safe to say anyrhing written for windows ce and for a pda should work?ed
seadooman Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 05:49:37
OK got how do I tell what it working,now how do I tell what programs will run?Is it anything written for windows ce?
bubbah Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 04:07:42
there is a driver ...check what to install on the gps ...it needs the windows CE version of activesync on the device... go get it!!
seadooman Posted - 26 déc. 2008 : 03:51:49
OK,I installed the updated programs and changed the registry to Serial Class,downloaded and installed active sync on my laptop thats running xp pro,but when I connect the gps computer cannot find driver..Is there a special driver?did I miss a step?
bubbah Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 17:36:45
mooo
seadooman Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 04:54:29
Thanks for the info,1 last ?.The software that talked about C310auto.exe,is this used for unlocking and adding regedit,etc..Why I ask is I purchased this gps for my wife and she might have a cow if I muck it up..
bubbah Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 04:02:12
well...that's not EXACTLY true, as I have upgraded the windows CE operating system on the ROM of my IPAQ several times ...but that requires very specialized software to enter the ROM ...without some sophisticated software, you can be pretty sure you can't screw up the operating system which is in ROM...
bubbah Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 04:00:20
just back up everything so you can undo it if you screw up ...the operating system is untouchable!!
bubbah Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 03:59:37
I don't know where that file is ...if it's on the SD card, it can be backed up and restored as you wish...the entire windows CE operating system is on ROM (read only) ...the GPS interface you see and the software for the maps/poi and the receiver subroutine are ALL on the SD card ...if you put in an empty SD card you can't use it as a GPS but if you put on some software as shown above to access the file system, then you can sync it with M$ActiveSync software (free from M$) and do all kindsa stuf with it... check out the site http://www.pocketpcfaq.com/ ...the GPS unit (v7 730&740) are nothing but a pocket pc device running windows CE 5.0 and once you are in the file system you can do a lot and there is free (true freeware) software of all kinds out there for it ...chekitout!!!
seadooman Posted - 25 déc. 2008 : 00:10:58
OOPS, I have a V7 Nav740,are you saying that the igopath.txt file cannot be modified since its part of the ROM,or that I won,t brick it by modifing it??
bubbah Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 20:34:22
...hurry up and copy what I said before they delete it for no reason!!
bubbah Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 20:32:19
I assume you are referring to the v7 either 730 or 740 as that's the subject here ...in that case the windowsCE is etched on ROM in it so you can't mess that up without sharp tools ...the GPS software is on the SD card entirely including the maps all of which can be backed up on your computer or even gotten in its entirety from the v7 website if you mess it up!! How's that for good ?
seadooman Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 18:11:09
Can the gps be Bricked by modifying the igopath.txt file incorrectly?? And would there be any way on recovering??
bubbah Posted - 23 déc. 2008 : 18:15:02
I have not seen any updates for the v7 premium maps on their site ...I sent them an email asking about any updates ...they never replied ...anyone know something?
bubbah Posted - 15 déc. 2008 : 20:01:58
...now, a little nicer reply!! ...it is the vehicle for virtual private networking to allow serial/usb/infrared/bluetooth/wifi connection from pocketPC/WindowsCE devices to Windows computers and syncronization of calendar/contacts/notes/favorites/much more with various apps including outlook & using other proprietariy software such as Intellisync or many others sync with other PIMs and almost anything ...also is the vehicle to transfer files and install applications ...free from Micro$oft ...latest version is 4.5 ...when the devices discussed here are "unlocked" (see above), active sync allows them to be used as a PocketPC within the constraints of the memory left on the card (which can be increased if you delete certain maps you don't use ...you can back them up on your PC and restore them later if needed).
bubbah Posted - 15 déc. 2008 : 19:56:38
sync ...actively!
seadooman Posted - 15 déc. 2008 : 16:19:40
NUB question but what does active sync allow you to do???
countryboyz Posted - 11 déc. 2008 : 15:59:19
download some games that when i try to play they change the screen to Portrait mode. I found a cool little app that rotates the screen but when you click on a games .exe it rotates back and gives you the sames massage.

can anyone give instructions on how to rotate in regedit?
billcsho Posted - 08 déc. 2008 : 13:59:07
EDITED BY ADMIN : Discussion of software obtained illegally is against the forum rules. Thanks. – Account suspended
falcon3 Posted - 08 déc. 2008 : 06:06:56
Bill,
Thank you for the info. Could you please tell me where you got the IGO8 and what maps you have installed?
Thanks,
Ed
Robbzilla Posted - 03 déc. 2008 : 17:42:43
Hey, just a quick side on this: I'm an old CE user, but new to the GPS game. That being said, a REALLY nice freeware app is CAB installer. http://freewareppc.com/utilities/cabinstl.shtml

It allows people to put a CAB file (The file type often used to install programs on the CE)on your unit and select where it's installed, as well as keeping the CAB (CE deletes CAB files after installation... Bleh) file. I've found this indespensible. I have an Xfer folder on my PocketPC that stores my must-have apps, and this is the 1st one I install if something catastrophic happens. I can be back up in under an hour, even if I'm nowhere near my computer!

Hope someone finds this useful!
seadooman Posted - 28 nov. 2008 : 06:52:08
Is it possible to save a custom route??
bubbah Posted - 26 nov. 2008 : 18:08:49
I do not see where one can dld their iGO maps although they are shown on their English website ...so
bubbah Posted - 26 nov. 2008 : 17:55:55
runs WindowsCE.net 4.5
billcsho Posted - 26 nov. 2008 : 14:24:03
I found the V7 NAV740 to be the same OEM as Altina A800/A850 sold outside of US. There are plenty of unlocking information for A800.
bubbah Posted - 22 nov. 2008 : 17:07:05
once you realize this thing runs Windows CE 5.0 and you activate the above instructions to access the file system, there is a virtual wealth of free apps you can get and install on it using activesync (which syncs the unit to your laptop and allows installation and other features ...free download from Micro$oft) and make this into a dashboard PDA !!
korotulea Posted - 22 nov. 2008 : 04:15:50
Please, post the detailed instructions how to run miopocket on Nav740.
Thanks.
falcon3 Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 19:42:57
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

I did not try the skin, but I am curious as to why this was disabled and further am curious as to how difficult it would be to make this skin again with that restored?

quote:
Jim,
I disabled this when I created the skin. Sorry...
Ed Greene



Bubbah,
It really came down to not having enough room for everything on the screen when it comes to buttons. I looked at removing what "I" felt was lowest on the list; this was the ability to have the turn repeated...
Yes, this can be added back; however, there seems to not be a lot interest in the skin...
Take care,
Falcon3
bubbah Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 19:07:51
I did not try the skin, but I am curious as to why this was disabled and further am curious as to how difficult it would be to make this skin again with that restored?

quote:
Jim,
I disabled this when I created the skin. Sorry...
Ed Greene
falcon3 Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 18:53:00
quote:
Originally posted by drake01605

quote:
Originally posted by nc54

quote:
Originally posted by drake01605

Wow, thanks to all who have worked on these skins. I have just one question - anyone know how to have the last instruction repeated?

Thanks,
/Jim



There is a lot of info there, Be more specific about what you don't understand and Im sure someone can clear it up for you.



Ok - while using the GPS with the original skin, tapping on the "Next turn" button would cause the unit to repeat the most recent instruction (e.g., "Turn left on Main Street") aloud. With the new skin, however, tapping on the "Next turn" button takes you to the menu. Just wondering if there is a way to get the GPS to repeat its most recent instruction with the new skin.



Jim,
I disabled this when I created the skin. Sorry...
drake01605 Posted - 30 sept. 2008 : 05:19:42
quote:
Originally posted by nc54

quote:
Originally posted by drake01605

Wow, thanks to all who have worked on these skins. I have just one question - anyone know how to have the last instruction repeated?

Thanks,
/Jim



There is a lot of info there, Be more specific about what you don't understand and Im sure someone can clear it up for you.



Ok - while using the GPS with the original skin, tapping on the "Next turn" button would cause the unit to repeat the most recent instruction (e.g., "Turn left on Main Street") aloud. With the new skin, however, tapping on the "Next turn" button takes you to the menu. Just wondering if there is a way to get the GPS to repeat its most recent instruction with the new skin.
nc54 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 17:37:57
quote:
Originally posted by drake01605

Wow, thanks to all who have worked on these skins. I have just one question - anyone know how to have the last instruction repeated?

Thanks,
/Jim



There is a lot of info there, Be more specific about what you don't understand and Im sure someone can clear it up for you.
nc54 Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 17:36:09
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

does anyone know if that skin above for the 720/740 (4.5") will work on the 730 (3.5") or will it make a mess or introduce scroll bars or what???

I can say with much confidence that it should work fine.
chaleyer Posted - 22 sept. 2008 : 04:05:04
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

why not send them an email asking if they would take some generic australian maps (look around, there are free maps for just about everywhere somewhere) and change their format to work with the v7 740 ...you may not get poi data, but the maps would be great to have ...post results of your inquiry here please ...lets keep the discussion alive!!


Yes, had sent an email to 'sales@navngo.com' on September 3rd with no reply. Have tried again just now to see if they get the email this time.
Thanks
bubbah Posted - 22 sept. 2008 : 01:22:44
why not send them an email asking if they would take some generic australian maps (look around, there are free maps for just about everywhere somewhere) and change their format to work with the v7 740 ...you may not get poi data, but the maps would be great to have ...post results of your inquiry here please ...lets keep the discussion alive!!
chaleyer Posted - 22 sept. 2008 : 00:13:06
quote:
Originally posted by bubbah

woah...two know nothings ...sad!!


And I..... but without being able to find any maps for Australia on iGo or elsewhere, I'll just have to file my Nav740 away until the next time that I visit the US.
Thanks for all the advice and knowledge that you have all shared.
drake01605 Posted - 20 sept. 2008 : 05:19:35
Wow, thanks to all who have worked on these skins. I have just one question - anyone know how to have the last instruction repeated?

Thanks,
/Jim
bubbah Posted - 03 sept. 2008 : 00:56:11
woah...two know nothings ...sad!!
larrylwill Posted - 03 sept. 2008 : 00:12:32
looks like only me and you left in here
bubbah Posted - 02 sept. 2008 : 19:45:58
woah ...no interest here?
larrylwill Posted - 28 août 2008 : 04:41:22
is their any other sites with Nav hacks?
bubbah Posted - 21 août 2008 : 21:48:23
anyone looked at using one of those sd bluetooth cards with memory ...wouldn't that put bluetooth in the v7s ?? ...what would it take to get the stack going, or likely they come with it although it might not be for winCE5 ??
bubbah Posted - 21 août 2008 : 21:46:25
does anyone know if that skin above for the 720/740 (4.5") will work on the 730 (3.5") or will it make a mess or introduce scroll bars or what???
bubbah Posted - 21 août 2008 : 21:41:49
my v7 nav 730 runs iGO gps nav and the software + maps/poi are freely downloadable at their site...i have a holux cf gps tranceiver that works in my thinkpad x31 notebook having a cf slot...can I run the software for the v7 on the laptop somehow or what?
larrylwill Posted - 20 août 2008 : 00:35:12
Just wanted to say thank you for the new skins and mods. I'm a new Nav740 owner. I would not have bought this model without this new skin. It makes a good GPS very good or better.

thank you all who worked on these skins.

Chaleyer:
On the nav update page there are maps for Full Europe, Western Europe, Brazil, and North America includes, USA, Canada, Mexico and Porto Rico.
http://mapupgrade.v7support.com/category/8403505881/1/NAV-740.htm
chaleyer Posted - 14 août 2008 : 01:01:33
Hi Everyone,
I am a gps newbie, having purchased a Nav740 when in Houston in April. It was great for the 5 days that I was in that area, but I should have done more research, as I got home to Australia, then found out that it is not possible to get maps for Oz. I know, I know... Anyway, just looking to see if anyone has any tips on how to get maps for my part of the world? Otherwise, a virtually unused Nav740 will be up for sale. Last time I checked with V7, they didn't have any plans for maps outside of US, Canada and maybe parts of Europe.
thanks,
James
shadetyler Posted - 24 juil. 2008 : 02:31:27
So I received my double female USB adapters in the mail and have been working with them in my attempt to get wifi to load up on my nav740. I wrote a browser application in Microsoft Visual Studio and am working to get my nav740 to run drivers associated with SD wifi or USB wifi devices. Currently USB wifi and bluetooth devices will not work (I believe due to a low voltage being sent from the nav740 to the USB device port). They probably created the voltage to be one way, since you generally only use the USB to connect to a computer which supplies the energy demand of the nav740 and running power to the USB device will consume quite a bit of battery. I am planning on using some of the driver dll's packaged with MioPocket to attempt a USB or SD wifi connection. (Possible I could also hack the nav740 to deliver power to the USB wifi device directly, which would allow the user to have the SD card and the wifi available at the same time)

I am glad to see people have made progress with the MioPocket.

NC, I have an extra double female coupler on my desk if you want it.

Also, if anyone is interested in getting a copy of my simple web browser, just let me know. I am pretty sure I could create other simple apps (or db apps) for the nav740 if there is a need.
ProLoser Posted - 19 juil. 2008 : 06:18:40
Along NC's line of thought, here is my IGOPATH.txt:

[modules]
Settings = "icons/settings.bmp", "settings", 1
Mods = "icons/files.bmp", "", 0
Office = "icons/calculator.bmp", "", 0
Media = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "", 0
Contact = "icons/contacts.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\FortunaApp\\ContactList.exe"
HandsFree = "icons/freehand.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\FortunaApp\\HandsfreeCommunicator.exe"
V7 Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"

[Media]
Solitaire = "icons/solitaire.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\games\\Solitaire Classic\\solitare.exe"
Gamebox Solitaire = "icons/solitaire.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\games\\Solitaire\\solitaire2.exe"
Gamebox = "icons/classics.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\games\\classics\\classics.exe"
Arvale = "icons/arvale.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\games\\Arvale\\Arvale.exe"
Flux Challenge= "icons/flux.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\games\\Flux\\flux.exe"
Media Player = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\FortunaApp\\FrotunaMP3Player.exe"
BetaPlayer = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\BetaPlayer\\player.exe"

[Mods]
Command = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\cecmd.exe"
Restart = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\Restart.exe"
Screenshot = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\psc.exe"
Stats = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\Resinfo.exe"
RegEdit = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\Regedit.exe"
Keyboard = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Utils\\jotkbd.exe"
Taskbar = "icons/files.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Windows\\taskbar.exe"
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\explorer.exe"

[Office]
Adobe = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\Acrobat 2.0\\Reader\\AcroRd32.exe"
PDF View = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\FileViewers\\pdfviewer.exe"
Image View = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\FileViewers\\imageviewer.exe"
PowerPoint = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\FileViewers\\presviewer.exe"
Excel = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\FileViewers\\xls.exe"
Word = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\FileViewers\\docviewer.exe"
NotePad = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\GVNotePad.exe"
Calculator = "icons/calculator.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\FortunaApp\\FortunaCalculator.exe"

PLEASE NOTE:
- YOU DO NOT NEED TO INSTALL ANY OF THESE TO HAVE THEM WORK PROPERLY, THEY WILL RUN FROM WHEREVER YOU LAUNCH THEM (except task manager). Also, I like this setup as none of these applications or shortcuts get erased if you do any form of reset, so all mod files on the disk will always be present.
- Folder locations for windows solitaire (I moved it to the rest of the games)
- Note my folder location for my apps and utils
- This layout is for my 720, the 730 can only handle 6 items on screen at once and does not necessarily come with all these applications, mess around to your liking

MUSIC+NAVIGATION/BLUETOOTH:
I think all we need to do is launch one program after launching another, either using the start bar, alt-tabbing, writing a script file, or even tweaking a skin (in media player also) to launch the other program. BT and NAV both have buttons to launch the other program, thereby switching amongst them. We've tweaked the skins plenty, add a shortcut to media and we'd be SET! (may need a button back from media player, or even just minimize)

--UPDATE AND SOLUTION TO MUSIC+ETC:
Research:
Okay so I don't know why this solution wasn't spread but someone mentioned TCPMP, a media player for WINCE. After downloading like 20 different files, I found out that my nav is an ARM cpu and that I should be using the ARM cab files. I have been using the CE3 files as they seem to claim to be compatible with the latest versions of CE.
NC was right, the built-in media player does not let you minize or work with any other application, so using this one instead fixed that problem. Apparently in fact there are like 3 different variations of the application: TCPMP (no longer updated?), BetaPlayer, CorePlayer (not free?). So cuz of somethings I read I decided to go with the betaplayer. Upon installation I installed it to my flash/storage card and reboot and it seems to work fine without being properly installed.

Current Solution:
1. You can check out multiple versions here: http://www.hpcfactor.com/downloads/tcpmp/
REMEMBER, you need the ARM.CABS version.
2. I downloaded and am trying BetaPlayer 0.5 http://www.hpcfactor.com/ftp-root/software/corecodec/BetaPlayer/0.5/betaplayer.arm.cabs.STABLE.0.5.zip
3. Run the cab file like an EXE and install it most likely to one of the cards so that it doesn't get wiped on reboot. It will run fine with just the installed directory (reg keys or whatever don't seem to matter).
4. Your done! You can add a link to it into your IGOPATH or ADDONS files if you wish. My line looks like this:
BetaPlayer = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\Hacks\\Apps\\BetaPlayer\\player.exe"
Note my install directory however and fix yours to accomodate, also if you wish to use the thumbnail for the other media player put "icons/multimedia.bmp" into the empty first set of paranthesis (obviously)

Afterthoughts:
-The interface is very small and ugly compared to the normal one, but it DOES have a playlist and does the job VERY well so it's probably better in the end.
-I set up a playlist and hit play then I can go into nav/bt and from there jump to it's counterpart, unfortunately you can't go back to the media player without quitting the nav/bt (however I ONCE got bt/music working simultaneously with the startbar along the bottom, no nav, so I was able to freely switch between the 2 programs easily, however I'm having trouble reproducing this) So the way I got the start bar was with that keyboard.exe. It stays on top except for the v7mediaplayer and nav (those it exists but you can't see it, don't mess with that). Open it first and then proceed to open the BT and SYNC FIRST(the address book is another program that again covers the screen) Once open i used the keyboard to ALT-TAB(this also gives me a nifty end-task manager without needing to do an install for that taskmngr.exe utility to work). I then run startbar.exe again and voila, use both BT programs and media player freely while swapping.
-I started noticing the windows progress bar in my Nav (and possibly BT) programs when I click on something that loads. I accepted this as normal and fine. Didn't lock up anything and dissappeared when it was supposed to
-This solution theoretically will drain your battery very fast and could slow down overall processing (although with a 100 song playlist loaded and using the navigation It wasn't really noticeable so I'm not really worried) because the NAV and media players are resource users working at the same time.
-DO NOT PLAY A VIDEO WHILE NAVIGATINGProbably DON'T want to play video while navigating. Dunno why you would, haven't tested it myself and sure it won't hurt anything, but in theory it seems like the processing/battery usage it would suck up is just stupid to even try this. course your modding it, don't listen to me or anything, I haven't tried to.
-If I we can write batch files and get some skin customization going, as long as you can either launch another program or run the startbar last (which I suppose isn't needed if you have buttons to the other programs) then we'll be more capable of swapping programs.

QUICK FIX CUZ YOUR A NOOB:
Copy my install directory, unzip it and upload it to your storage or flash disk. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PTPL1B7C
Copy a shortcut somewhere in explorer and/or use this line in your IGO/ADDONS file anywhere you feel (check directory structure accordingly):
BetaPlayer = "", "\\My Flash Disk\\BetaPlayer\\player.exe"
shadyghost Posted - 16 juil. 2008 : 03:35:44
Can this unit play music while in navigate mode? I was using a garmin nuvi and was really impressed with the ability to pretty much use it as a ipod while navigating around. A comment somewhere in here caused me to think maybe it is unable to play music while navigating. If that is the case has anyone got around that? Thanks in advance for any posts.
nc54 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 22:39:26
so if you are editing the Menu per my instrucions you may not know what bmp files are available, also, you may want to add your own to give more icons to chose from. You must have active sync enabled. Follow these instruction exactly or you may have problems adding icons. go to "my flash disk\launcher\" copy the data.zip folder to your desktop now you can add or replace bmps here. I leave the folder zipped and just place new bmps in the zipped folder that are 75X75 pixels. You must change the name of the original data.zip file in your launcher folder. then copy the data.zip folder from your desktop to your launcher folder. Unplug the nav from your pc and verify that everything still works. now from explorer from within the GPS you can delete the original data.zip file that you renamed. Your icons will remain after a hard power cycle.

nc54 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 22:31:14
Also, some of the applications from Miopocket won't work until you run gapisetup.exe and Select emulator mode. That seems to help, some some reason gapi wont recongise the nav740 as a c320. this can be fixed for 10 Euro.
Look at the middle of this page http://wincesoft.de/html/gapi_for_hpc_s.html

If some one can pay the 10 Euro and then upload the fix to a fileserver, that would be swell.

Some of the applications that still dont work may be missing some dlls it is talked about here
http://wincesoft.de/html/ppc_apps_on_hpc_s.html but I still have not figured this out.
nc54 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 22:42:27
I have not been able to get many of the applications to work in the miopocket Especially when trying to run them from the miopocket menue, seems the path is not correct. Some will run from the program folder that wont run from the skin.

I dont mind the native menue so I just added some of the working programs to my menu, but it quickly became cluttered,to solve this I have been able to create new modules (groups of programs) on native nav740 interface then put some applications in the module. You will need to modify the addons.txt file on your storage card, you may want to modify igopath.txt in your flash drive. Let me give an example. on the storage card Under [Modules] add the line

[modules]
Utils = "icons/align.bmp", "Utilities", 0

You have now created a new "module" for Utils

"Utils" This is the name you wan to give the module
"icons/align.bmp" Choose an Icon to use from the icon folder or upload your own.
"Utilities" Not sure what this does, But you can leave it blank and just put "" with nothing in the quotes
0 Again, not sure what this does, but I tried using 2 since I thought that 0 and 1 where already taken by games and settings, but that caused problems. All I know is that 0 works. so use 0 for all modules

Ok, now that your module is set up, all you have to do is create a module header and put some programs under it.

create the line

[Utils] (or whatever you named your module)(This is the module header)

Now add in modules under that heading. Here are the ones I added

[Utils]
Task Bar = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\Unlock\\Windows\\taskbar.exe"
Task Manager = "icons/files.bmp", "\\storage card\\MioAutoRun\\Programs\\taskmgr.exe"

syntax
This is the name you want the program to show up as = "put the Icon/ path here", "\\path of the exe\\here.exe"


Now some simple rules
1 If you modify the igopath.txt with a new module, that module will appear whether or not you have the SD card in
2 if you modify the igopath.txt with a new module make sure that when you specify which programs you run in that module you only put in applications that are available without the sd card
3 You can add a programs only available on the SD card to a module you created in igopath.txt addons.txt, just put it under the the same module header in addons.txt
4 both programs specified in the addons.txt and the ones specified in igopath.txt will show up when the sd card in inserted, so you only have to specify the program in one of the files.
5 Only create a module in igopath.txt If you don't mind it excluding the programs in that module on igopath.txt or if you are creating a new module that won't exist when the sd card is not inserted.

Nothing explains this better than some examples. Here is my igopath.txt

[modules]
Settings = "icons/settings.bmp", "settings", 1
Multi-Media = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "", 0
Utils = "icons/align.bmp", "Utilities", 0
Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "Navigation", 0

[Utils]
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\explorer.exe"
Calculator = "icons/calculator.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\Calculator\\calculator.exe"

[Navigation]
Nav740 = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"

[Multi-Media]
Nav-Player = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\V7Player\\V7player.exe"

[Autostart]
Navigation = "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"


And here is my addons.txt

[modules]
Games = "icons/classics.bmp", "", 0
Utils = "icons/align.bmp", "Utilities", 0
Multi-Media = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "", 0
Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "Navigation", 0

[Games]
Gamebox Solitaire = "icons/solitaire.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Solitaire\\solitaire2.exe"
Gamebox Classics = "icons/classics.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\classics\\classics.exe"
Arvale = "icons/arvale.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Arvale\\Arvale.exe"
Flux Challenge= "icons/flux.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Flux\\flux.exe"
Windows Solitaire = "icons/Solitaire.bmp", "\\windows\\solitaire.exe"

[Utils]
Task Bar = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\Unlock\\Windows\\taskbar.exe"
Task Manager = "icons/files.bmp", "\\storage card\\MioAutoRun\\Programs\\taskmgr.exe"

[Multi-Media]
CE Player = "icons/music.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\MioAutoRun\\Programs\\Media Player\\PLAYER.EXE"

[Navigation]
Nav740 = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"

[Autostart]
Navigation = "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"


Note: I did not have to specify nav-player in the Multi-media module on the addons.txt file because it was already specified in igopath.txt.

Note: I created the games Module on the addons.txt file because the games are only available with the sd card

Note: I was able to add ce-player to the Multi-media module that was created in the igopath.txt


I want to put all the working miopocket programs in the nnglauncher and group them simplicity. I wont have time to do this for a few weeks, so if anyone else can do this and post it here that would save us all a lot of work.

anyone able to get alternate navigating software on here please post instructions.
nc54 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 20:17:17
I was able to get explorer to show up on the nnglauncher even after a hard restart and without an SD card in. Simply modify the igopath.txt found in the "my flash disk" drive instead of the addons.txt on the Storage card. it should look like:

[modules]
Settings = "icons/settings.bmp", "settings", 1
Calculator = "icons/calculator.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\Calculator\\calculator.exe"
Multimedia = "icons/multimedia.bmp", "\\My Flash Disk\\V7Player\\V7player.exe"
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\explorer.exe"
Task Manager = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\TaskMgr.exe"

[Autostart]
Multimedia = "\\My Flash Disk\\V7Player\\V7player.exe"
Calculator = "\\My Flash Disk\\Calculator\\calculator.exe"

Now you should be able to use explorer even when the sd card is not in!

NOTE: In order to write to igopath.txt you must have active sync enabled. You may not be able to edit the file, do copy the file to your desktop, edit it there, then copy it back.
shadetyler Posted - 11 juil. 2008 : 00:42:17
I was able to get MioPocket to work on my Nav740 with some playing around. You can get the latest version of MioPocket from http://downloads.jlbn.net/mio220/mio220.html.

I am working on getting the internet to work with mioPocket wifi drivers and I'm trying to get the reboot issues taken care of, I've looked over the system files and haven't been able to find what is calling NNGLauncher.exe (removing the application causes the GPS to throw an error) - the application you see when you first start up the GPS. I also am trying to find out where it modifies the internal flash memory. I think I am pretty close to figuring this out, I wish I could find some USB drivers for windows ce 5, if anyone knows of any, I would love to hear about it. Thanks.
nc54 Posted - 08 juil. 2008 : 22:51:23
I was playing with the files from the nav20 and nav700 trying to get the canadian maps to work I gave up, but I found out that the other V7 GPS devices came with games that ours do not come with. A lot trial and error helped me figure out how to run the games.

Games:
Flux challenge (space racing)
Arvale (Roll playing)
Gamebox Solitaire (about 10 solitaire games)
GameBox Clasic. Includes:
Snake (like from the old nokia phone but color)
Jewel (puzzle game like bejeweled)
Fireball (like atari tennis)
Blocks (like tetris)
Blocks + (again like tetris)
Cannons ( a take fighting game)

It turned out to be quite simple to run the games on you nav740 (730 Should work too)Download the software files for the 720 or the 730 from v7support.com and unzip the files, And transfer the Games folder to the root your SD card. Do not copy the other files as they are not needed and will cause problems with your nav740.

Replace the text below in your addons.txt file (dont include ***)

**************************************
[modules]
Games = "icons/classics.bmp", "", 0
V7 Navigation = "icons/V7.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"
Explorer = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Windows\\explorer.exe"
Task Bar = "icons/files.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\Unlock\\Windows\\taskbar.exe"

[Games]
Gamebox Solitaire = "icons/solitaire.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Solitaire\\solitaire2.exe"
Gamebox Classics = "icons/classics.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\classics\\classics.exe"
Arvale = "icons/arvale.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Arvale\\Arvale.exe"
Flux Challenge= "icons/flux.bmp", "\\Storage Card\\games\\Flux\\flux.exe"
Windows Solitaire = "icons/Solitaire.bmp", "\\windows\\solitaire.exe"

[Autostart]
Navigation = "\\Storage Card\\iGO\\iGOpna.exe"
************************************

I am Still looking for an alternate media player that will play while navigating, Im also still looking for alternate GPS software that will run an a v7 If you know how to do this please post instructions. Also still trying to find how to load maps from Canada. HELP
nc54 Posted - 01 juil. 2008 : 06:19:25
so the person I was quoting was mrsirpantsalot
He also gives instructions to activate activesync
Fully Unlocked With Active Sync!

Step 1. Get to the Win CE Desktop with no other programs running.

Step 2. Run the "Regedit" program

Step 3. Locate this key[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Drivers\USB\FunctionDrivers] DefaultClientDriver

Step 4. Replace the words "Mass_Storage_Class" with "Serial_Class"

Step 5. Exit the program and click the "Restart" icon on the desktop.

Step 6. Plug into your computer and use with active sync!!

****


On another note the link did not seam to copy and paste over well, so let me repost it. http://www.box.net/shared/6iel6oxq8o

ALSO, I have found another picture viewer that provides different functionality than the one provided by V7. It will let you see full size picures and let you create a slideshow. This picture viewer is located in the download but its not listed in the programs, but it is an easy fix.

once you run have followed the instructions in my earlier post, go to \Storage Card\ProgramsApps\fileviewers and copy a link of imageviewr.exe over to \window\Programs There is also an alternate PDF viewer available but I have not checked that out.

Now I just need to find an alternate media player, One that would let me play MP3s while the GPS software is running, As far as I can tell, the main problem is that the V7 media player does not let you minimize so you can run the gps at the same time.

nc54 Posted - 27 juin 2008 : 21:38:00
I have confirmed that the instuctions below do work. sorry no crediet is given to the original poster. I believe it was in a nav 730 thread. I had copied the instructions into a text file so this is all I have.


Step 1. Exit the Navigation Program so your now in the main menu. Plug your gps into the comp. Locate and open the addons.txt file. Modify it so it has the (Explorer = iconsfiles.bmp, WindowsExplorer.exe) line. It then should look like this.
code


[modules]
V7 Navigation = iconsV7.bmp, Storage CardiGOiGOpna.exe
Explorer = iconsfiles.bmp, WindowsExplorer.exe

[Autostart]
Navigation = Storage CardiGOiGOpna.exe

code

Step 2. Download these files unzip them and place them on your gps in the root folder on the storage card. httpwww.box.netshared6iel6oxq8o
Your directory should look like this

code


-Removable Disk
gpslog
iGO
iGo_Backup.db
addons.txt
Programs
Unlock
C310Auto.c31
C310Auto.exe

code

Step 3. Do a Hard Turn off on your Gps(use the little switch), not a soft off

Step 4. Unplug your gps from the comp. Turn it on. Click the explorer icon. Windows CE Should pop up. Click Start then navigate to Programs Click Windows Explorer. This should open a new window. Now double tap Storage Card. Run the file C310Auto.exe(screen should flicker black twice then take you to the main menu)

Step 5. You should now see the normal v7 Menu. Click Explorer Again. Now click Start then go to Favorites Click TaskMgr

Step 6. In TaskMgr Click Task then close the NNGLauncher Task.
Now the V7 Startup program should be gone.

You now have many special programs on the GPS to use. To open the navigation again double click Navigation on the desktop.

I have also located the reg key that loads the NNGLauncher program on startup. But the edited reg key gets deleted everytime I do a hard reset. Im trying to find a way to save all data and programs to the internal flash drive, so when we do a hard reset the data remains. I will come out with a later release with some games and new features!


**************
Now if someone can give detailed instructions on how to load other navigation software onto the device that would be great. I can not find the files or complete instructions anywhere.
falcon3 Posted - 20 mai 2008 : 21:32:17


http://rapidshare.com/files/115470269/Data.zip

New Skin for Nav740 and Nav720 with parts of Stan Matofu’s original..

Tested on Nav740 only… Should work on 720’s as well…
New Features:
Tilt UP/DOWN
Route Del and Next Via Skip Popup
Save Address Button
2D Follow Mode Fix (happened every time I returned back to the Navigate screen)
Push Button New Route Method & Auto Calculation.

Skin Button Info:
I will not go into detail on most things as the picture should illustrate the functions; however, there are a couple things to point out.
(1) The Save Address button that is located on the Route Info page will save an address after you locate it. VERY IMPORTANT – If you hit anywhere on the map after finding an address, that new point will be saved instead of the address you want. To correct this, before saving, you will need to go into History and reselect the location again, then save. ALWAYS VERIFY THE ADDRESS BEFORE HITTING SAVE… Also, the address that is put into favorites can sometimes be a couple of numbers off from the address you searched for. This is an issue with the mapping software and really nothing can be done about it for now. When you name your new address, I suggest putting the correct house or location number in the name.

(2) On the Route Info page, you can change the Route Method by selecting the square around the current method. I omitted the EASY button as I could not see the value. I can always add it back in if the general opinion is that it should be there.

To load this skin, simply add the new Data.zip file to the SD card in the IGO DIR. It is very important to do this only on the SD card and not the internal memory.

Please feel free to critique this skin and let me know your thoughts and ideas.

Please take note that this is a free skin that is done purely for my enjoyment and in no way am I responsible for any damage that may occur with your device.

Thanks to Stan Matofu for getting this started, and to "The mioscripting blog".

Ed Greene

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