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Osprey Posted - 31 juil. 2010 : 09:41:59
Unlock for GPS/PNA devices running Windows CE

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Current: Release 68 - Dec 6, 2010 (Changelog)
Download: Uptobox
Mirror: openload

Old Releases (all links dead)
4.0: R67 R66 R65 R64 R63 R62 R61 R60 3.0: R59 R58 R57 R56 R55 R54 R53 R52 R51 R50 R49 R48 2.0: R46 R45 R44 R43 R42 R41 R40 R39 R38

Old Skins Add-on (adds the old shell and skins from 3.0): Uptobox (mirror)
Old Games Add-on (adds Doom, DOSBox, MorphGear, Pocket UFO/XCOM and ScummVM): Uptobox (mirror)
Sample Videos: MediaFire
Icon Templates + Extra Icons: Uptobox (mirror)

MioPocket Mini (Release 2): Uptobox (mirror)
MioPocket Mini is a smaller version without many of the features and apps in the full MioPocket. It cannot be used with optional downloads above.

What is MioPocket?
MioPocket (MEE-oh-pok-it) is an "unlock" for GPS devices (aka PNAs) running Windows CE. Such devices almost always boot into the manufacturer's software with no way to exit it, meaning that you cannot run any other software; i.e. the device is "locked." Unlocking your device allows you to use it for far more than the manufacturer intended (ex. for music, movies, appointments, other navigation apps, etc.) and more like a PDA. MioPocket is the most-packed and most-fully-featured unlock for PNAs available and is free and legal to use, as it consists 100% of freely-distributable content. What MioPocket is not is a replacement for MioMap, Mobile Navigator or any other OEM navigation software. It is just a frontend from which you may launch the navigation software that came with your device or that you purchase separately.

What types of programs does MioPocket come with?
MioPocket comes with just about everything that you might want: three media players (video and audio, nearly all popular formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP4, H.264/AVC, WMV, MOV, DivX, XviD and more), four e-book readers, multiple dictionaries (including English to 5 languages), dozens of games, two image viewers, two paint programs, MS Office document viewers, text editors, handwritten note-taking apps, four general GPS plotting/mapping apps (good for geocaching), three different appointments/tasks apps, internet apps, registry editors, task managers/switchers, file managers, a contacts app, a calculator, a unit converter, an alarm clock and more (all free/shareware). See the Readme file for a full list. Note: MioPocket does not come with MioMap, iGo, Garmin, TomTom or any other commercial navigation software. Icons are included for them, but not the programs, themselves (since they are not free).

What devices does MioPocket run on?
Technically, MioPocket should run on any Windows CE-based device. Despite the name (a nod to the Mio brand), it's evolved to become flexible and not hard-coded to any particular brand or configuration. Every device is slightly different, though, and due to the great many brands and configurations that are out there, the ease of installation and the number of apps and features that actually work will vary. Most major Windows CE-based GPS brands, such as Mio, Magellan, Navigon, Navman, Sanyo and Asus (as well as many other lesser brands, like Becker, Rightway, Insignia, Binatone, Medion, Nextar, Route 66 and Wayteq) have installation instructions in MioPocket's Readme file. For brands that MioPocket does not include specific instructions for, there are also some general instructions for SD-free installation on just about any device, but it's always a good idea to check around online (especially in the forums) to see if and how others have done it. Note that TomTom and Garmin devices are Linux-based and, hence, MioPocket (which is Windows CE-based) cannot run on them.

Does MioPocket install to SD or to flash disk (SD-free)?
Both. You have the option of either. See the Readme file for instructions, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Which features make MioPocket unique compared to other unlocks?
* Resolution independence. Will work with any resolution, from 320x240 to 800x480 and larger.
* Touch scrolling. Scroll through icons and pages of icons by swiping your finger, like with high-end smartphones (ex. the iPhone).
* Add/edit icons in seconds by tapping and holding on the screen.
* Fully customizable shell. Use your own image as wallpaper and change many other elements.
* Install to SD card or to internal flash drive (SD-free).
* Close or minimize any open application, even those without any way to do either.
* Bring up the keyboard (and do many other tasks) without closing or minimizing an application.
* Input text via many different keyboards or handwriting recognition.
* Rotate the screen on-the-fly for apps that work better in portrait mode.
* Remote control your device from your Windows desktop.
* Access your device while connected to USB (no connection screen in the way).
* Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 3.5 pre-installed.
* Assign any app (ex. MioMap, any other navigation app or the device's original menu) to a quick launch button found on every page.
* Access the start menu without displaying the taskbar.
* Skin the taskbar to look like XP (Silver or Royale) or Windows 7.
* Automatic registry importing. Just add your own .reg file to the Registry folder and it will be imported during installation.
* All of MioPocket's settings can be configured directly from a menu within MioPocket.
* More included applications and games than any other unlock.
* Many more things...

For more information and answers to other questions, please read the whole Readme file.

Visual Guide to Key Features:

The Look:
Note #1: Ignore the screenshot resolution. These scale to any resolution (320x240, 480x272, 800x480, anything).
Note #2: These are just some of the presets available in MioPocket using the included backgrounds and elements. You may use any combination that you wish, including supplying your own backgrounds and tweaking other settings.

"Pro Glass" and "Aluminum Glass":

"Navy Glass" and "Pro Wood":

"Gold Wood" and "Industrial":

"Aluminum" and "Neon Grid:

"Earth" and "Earth Map":

"Aurora" and "Ultimate":

"Aluminum Black" and "Wood Black":


Again, these are just presets (or examples) of some of what you can do. If you don't like any of the above graphics, you can supply your own to create a skin that looks just about however you want it.

Other Screens:

The skin changer and lock screen (scaled down in size):

Older Skins (available in the Old Skins Add-on):
Note #1: These skins use the older, less-capable shell, do not have icons for all of the apps/games and don't come in all resolutions.
Note #2: These screenshots have been scaled down.

Enjoy! Feedback is most welcome. If you have any problems or questions not answered in the Readme, feel free to ask here. If you need to upload a screenshot, use this link and the URL for the image will be<filename>

If you'd like some video to test the media player with, see the "Optional" section near the top of this post for a few videos that I encoded at 480 pixels wide (on smaller displays, Media Player will scale) and in MP4 and DivX formats. FYI, I used Prism (an excellent, free converter for Windows) to convert them. Another good, free converter is Handbrake, which works on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

If you'd like to create your own icons or add more already-made ones, see the "Optional" section near the top of this post for my icon templates and the full iReflect 600+ icon set (tweaked to match the rest of MioPocket's icon style).

Credit and links for some of MioPocket's included apps:
Mort: MortScript (used for all scripting),
TroNik/tronikos & MiToNiOeS: iPhoneToday (used for the 4.0 GUI shell),
bimbam69: skinnable TCPMP build,
Daniel Schumann: SystemInformation (used for the older, pre-4.0 GUI shell),
Dennis Gröning: SirfTech,
Paludour: GPS2Blue,
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webitos65 Posted - 24 mai 2018 : 11:08:52
hello, good morning, I try to install miopocket on a gps macromdvd6000, start to do the installation but when it comes to copying files to win. it puts me down ok and it does not do anything else if I give it to ok it leaves the installation and does not do anything any suggestion?
Thank you
Atze545 Posted - 14 déc. 2017 : 18:15:59
I have a Binatone F350 running Windows Embedded CE 6.0.
ARM1136JF-S AT840
I sadly am having issues with Miopocket 4.0 which I installed.
There is no On-Screen-Keyboard (OSK).
The media players cannot play MP4 video (The test video that came with the download).
I have tried all 4 players: Media player, Nitrogen, WMP and Custom Media.
Media Player displays a black screen and freezes.
Windows Media Player does not support MP4.
Custom Media Player displays an error about not finding a supported original media player.
I would very much like to be able to watch videos (preferably MP4 on my Binatone F350).

gpspassion Posted - 15 nov. 2017 : 07:20:07
Yes, well done on maintaining that tool !
Heltran Posted - 09 nov. 2017 : 18:48:44
I'm thankful you did!
I just downloaded it and I'll try to get it to work.
Osprey Posted - 21 sept. 2017 : 03:52:11
I'm not sure if anyone still uses MioPocket, but I've risen from the dead to update the download links in the first post of the thread. The links for the old versions (i.e. Release 67 and earlier) are still dead because even I don't have those releases anymore, so Release 68 is going to have to be good enough for everyone. I've provided two links for it and each of the add-ons. Hopefully, they don't go dead anytime soon. If they do, though, maybe I'll rise from the dead a second time a further 7 years from now to fix them, so just be patient.
ghost491986 Posted - 20 sept. 2017 : 01:34:54
after downloading the file you posted it needs Password to unzip it. Do you have it?
mr.nonobservant Posted - 11 août 2017 : 11:07:36
Yeah thats kinda BS, automated 'Piracy' detection
pp_nd Posted - 24 juil. 2017 : 20:35:27

The link to mediafire is dead since february (a guy who has no idea about the topic claimed about piracy...)
Can you uploaded it again on an other plateform ?

Thanks !
Lieuallen Posted - 03 mai 2017 : 14:58:44
@Ken Gibbs

Question #1: No

Question #2: Google
KEN GIBBS Posted - 03 mars 2017 : 16:47:52
KEN GIBBS Posted - 03 mars 2017 : 16:46:54
KEN GIBBS Posted - 02 mars 2017 : 22:06:27
microinfo Posted - 06 janv. 2016 : 11:46:52
I own my moov 330 n179 model. The navigator installs custom maps of 2008 European (are Italian). Let me know what I can do to update the maps for free? this procedure in this post, what is it?
thank you
sparkydcr Posted - 05 oct. 2014 : 10:31:03
I installed this on my 'ROADCOM RC400" that I picked up at a booty for five quid. I installed it via an SD card but if I put the original SD card back in that came with it I can no longer get a GPS signal.

When I run the GPS tests in the Mio Pocket software it finds the port and stuff but still it won't get a valid signal.

Also where do I copy the stuff off the original SD to on the Mio Pocket so I can launch the Navteq software that came with it please?

Thank you.
christensen Posted - 08 mai 2014 : 04:45:34
Hi guys,
I wan to buy a Mio Moov S401 but before i want to be sure that MioPocket 4.0 will work on this device? what is the biggest memory card that will accept.


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