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kturley Posted - 14 avr. 2007 : 07:13:13
I have found on a very good Italian site, the program to unlock (so to speak) the C220. I wanted to start a thread in english to hopfully get some more intrest in opening up the capabilities of the C220.

Here is the site
It is a C250 site but the script and program works great on my C220 US model from Circuit City.

Here is what I could get from the google translator and my personal experiance.
This script and setup gives you a new front interface with winCE 5.0 usability and a set of bundled apps. Our good friend Antonio provides a great little set of scripts and apps to allow you to play MP3 and video,and view pics. You get a file explorer and system utilities. The mio digiwalker software works great when in the new shell so it is to me as good as the C310x but with updated maps and faster 3d screens.

Please check it out, it is pretty good. If you are a programer you may be able to enhance it further. Just tryin' to spread the word for anyone looking to get an entry level MIO and add MP3, etc... support.
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jerxjac Posted - 04 déc. 2012 : 09:24:23
Moonbear, posted a script to unlock the Mio C220 but the link doesn't work anymore.

Is there a way i can get this file somewhere else?

miolover Posted - 19 déc. 2010 : 17:38:01
i know that u can install MioPocket(SD Method) on Mio C220.
djoslax Posted - 01 déc. 2010 : 20:07:42
Hello Osprey,
Is it possible to install MioPocket(SD Method) on Mio C220 with instructions from MP (read me), or i must do this second (complicated) method with Mio transfer hack and Script_3.24r.Thank you and Best Regards.

Mio Digiwalker C220
zdarova Posted - 16 nov. 2010 : 14:19:39
Hi, I have miopocket 2.0 from toro (spanish website) working well with miomap and Igo8, but to start the pseudo desktop I have to take off and to reinsert the 2GB SD card. There is some script or how I have to make the autostart the MioPocket desktop? or at list pressing the MioMap from the initial menu of the c250.
eug_60 Posted - 20 août 2010 : 15:24:27
I put on card: MortScript, Restore folder, Oscar91ADM.mscr(with line copy...-but I think it doesent mater if it is blank), Oscar91ADM and insert Card when error apear. launch DM tool but nothing happened. Now open MioTransfer( I use MioTransfer Hack , not the original fron CD). I can acces Flash and wrtite original MioMa.exe
PandaE Posted - 23 juin 2010 : 09:44:37
Not sure if anybody still uses this Mio thread, but I have an old Mio C220 that I'm trying to unlock. Questions:

1. I lost the SD card with the map data - is it possible to unlock a C220 without an SD card and then load unlocked maps onto a off-the-shelf SD card?

2. When I use the Mio Transfer Hack C250 by FredLynx, I see the 2 columns for PC and Mio, but nothing is clickable. I.e., I can't open up any directories on either side. Understandable for the Mio since there's no SD card, but puzzling for the PC side.

Any feedback is appreciated.

hueyhawk Posted - 24 mai 2010 : 20:03:01
I'm looking for the easiest way to unlock my c220. I would like to do this by SD card instead of changing the flash. I need the most simple way. Thanks.
lizard Posted - 18 mai 2010 : 12:20:18
Gidday , have a C220 , done the Miopocket & seems all good , how do I get it to work with my Hema maps ?
han526 Posted - 13 janv. 2010 : 02:37:25
This may be a dumb question: Will the following registry work?
Launch50 has been occupied by fox-copy in my device. Thanks a lot for any feedback.

"Depend60"=hex:14,00, 1e,00)

Originally posted by g_alin

o_sole_mio, sow lets forget about firmware upgrade.
regarding the unlocking the "not unlock able" version ... and explorer. Don't try to start the explorer from filemance. Is not going to work. the explorer has to be started be OS (using registry
"Depend50"=hex:14,00, 1e,00)
Regarding the upgrade:
- you are wrong: there is a firmware upgrade embedded in that exe file (we tacking about the file that make the firmware upgrade). If you are interested I can tell you how you can extract that file from exe ... but I don't think is going to be useful, because is for other device - with different hardware.
My opinion about the "firmware problem" is that:
1. there was a first release of C220 (where can be that: on the biggest market - California). This release was build according to MioMap 3.2 (this miomap doesn't have TTS).
2. a new version of software was released: MioMap v 3.3 (with TTS capabilities). But this new version request a component "Notify" that is not present in the OS build. They make a new build with Notify included. (this supposition can be checked very ease: install MioMap 3.3 on the "not unlock able version". start the MioMap v3.3. Try to change the Voice to TTS ... ).
Sow this is the reason why there are 2 versions of ROMs.
Another fact the support this supposition: All other "more expensive" devices from Mio (not the kiosk) have the option to upgrade the MioMap software from 3.2 to 3.3 ... except the low costs (old C220, C250). and this is not because they are mean, is because is not working "reliable" due to a ROM missing.
You can ask mio (I tried) regarding the upgrade to 3.3. They will say "We are working on that, but every interesting device need time to ...." anyway ... the short version is: you can forgot about upgrade.

den37 Posted - 26 oct. 2009 : 02:38:30
Greetings.I've been reading and learing thru here since aquiring a C220s last week,and in that time I've tried a few different scripts as well as MioPocket 3.Thanks for all the great and useful info.
The one I found that works best for me is Script 3.24r.

But I have a question.Is there any way to make the media player minimize so I can use Miomap at the same time?And if so,how do I do it?(remember,I'm a fairly noob at this)
dhruva Posted - 02 août 2009 : 06:28:54
I have a C220 and I am using Mio Pocket. I installed iGo8.exe deleted by Moderator - discussion of illegal software is prohibited. Congratulations, dude, you're now on the "watch" list
tgg2k Posted - 22 juil. 2009 : 15:34:03
Hi everybody, can one of you please upload the original wince image from a c250 Eastern Europe version?

I bricked my c250 and now I have to upload the original fimrware back on it in order to use it again... :(

PS. I have the mio C250 Romanian version!
JethroUK Posted - 14 juil. 2009 : 21:31:16
After trying lot of unlocks for C250 i decided to try a different SD card - worked first hit

For benefit of any other C250 owners (other models maybe affected) - it's not compatable with 4 gb SDHC card - apparently OK with std 4 GB SD card, but i've ordered std 2 GB SD card
g_alin Posted - 14 juil. 2009 : 20:50:43
That is firmware dependent ... so first question: do you have MioMap3.3 or MioMap2008? Can you download (using DiscRW) your SMFlash? Probably you should move to: and we can go further from there.
JethroUK Posted - 12 juil. 2009 : 00:59:52
Subscribing to topic
JethroUK Posted - 12 juil. 2009 : 00:58:39
I tried this unlock on my C250

It just says:

» Download: , Unrar it and place it in the root of your Storage Card. Insert the card into your Mio Device and it shoud a Window will pop-up … select ‘YES’, then your device will restart (don’t panic when you hear the Windows Sound ) Now your device is Unlocked (aka. you will be able to use many features, and starting everything you want!),until the next ‘Hard Reset’ aka. when you press the Start Button (the only one) for more than 9 Seconds!Thats the reason I don’t delete ‘Script’ from the Storage Card.

I unzip files - put them on SD card - insert the SD card - restart C250 but nothing happens?

It doesn't even look at the SD card???????

It just starts up as usual?????

What s wrong???

g_alin Posted - 05 juil. 2009 : 18:42:17
check you region first (EEU; NA ... )
bujuu Posted - 05 juil. 2009 : 08:30:17
hi...i want to make IGO8 to work on mio c250(which is in the same class as mio c220).
i have on the flash memory miomap v3.2 unlock...and i have igo8 on the sdcard (in a folder called igo8)
what should i do?
Tomasso775 Posted - 02 juil. 2009 : 12:15:05
I need a little help from you c220 users. I have mio moov 200 with windows ce 5.0 core. I have managed
to unlock the pna. Now, I am looking for original mio application like calculator, picture viewer, mp3
player etc.
Could somebody help me, and copy these file from windows folers?

I also have a favourite app, mdict. I like it because i can view offline wikipedia with it. It starts,
but after i tried more htmlview.dll i am stucked. The reading pane is emty or, not formatted at all..

I'm sure it's because of the webview.dll, but until now i was not able to find the correct version.
I have device emulator with wince 5.0 core (in chinese language :-) ). Mdict runs on it well. THere is a

webview.dll in the rom, but i can't extract from it. Any ideas?
xeon64 Posted - 24 juin 2009 : 21:12:34
Update to below post.
I did find a WINCEIMG.CKS and when choosing upgrade from SD there is a lot happening on screen. But after reboot i still end up at the blue screen. Why does not a system start?


When I start my Mio DigiWalker C220 it shows blue screen with some options.

I bought it on sale for around 5€. It did not have any system on it thoe so I am missing all files that is needed. I have tried the MioPocket 2.0.44 but can´t get it to work (have renamed MioAutoRun.exe to a lot of different names). I have the files on a SD card and when I try to boot or upgrade from SD i get cant find file UBOOT.CKS or WINCEIMG.CKS.

DaddyLongLegs Posted - 16 juin 2009 : 17:58:39
All the hacks I've found so far for my wife's C220 creates an elaborate desktop and what not. On my 310x, it was just a plain Windows 98 looking thing where I could launch IGO 8 from the file explorer. Is there any way to do this instead? I fear that RAM is being wasted when I don't need fancy skins or operating systems. Also, every time I turn the C220 on after it is off it asks me the Do You Want to run DM? question. Every single time. So I'd like to know if there's a better way.

eds-danny Posted - 10 mai 2009 : 23:03:02
Originally posted by ladude626

Can you tell what's the purpose of the emulator? Are you looking for files to extract to run in the C220?

If so I have something that might be more useful. I've used "Windows CE 5.0 Platform Builder" from Microsoft to create a working image of Windows CE 5.0 for ARMV4I that runs on the Microsoft Device Emulator. It runs perfectly and I am able to access the desktop. I see that there are a few files such as "shell.exe" and "services.exe" that might be useful. I am not a real hacker or a programmer so I don't know. Let me know if you're interested in the emulator image.

Originally posted by g_alin

I played with emulator a little ... I can tell you that many dll are missing in C220 from WM 5.0 (windows mobile 5.0) - I didn't check but I think the last version of emulator has OS WM 5.0. After those researches i can tell you (my opinion ...) there is a shell32.exe that make the 'desktop' - some application need this window, services.exe and there other too (I don't have the C220 here) ... Anyway there are many missing components ...
Probably the reasonable option will be to find the sources of taskbar.exe and recompile them for WM 5.0.
@Thomasyola don't delete the maps ... copy them to an other SDcard.
path on C220: My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap\maps

I have a Mio C220 and My destop, taskbar, explorer.exe is not working. If you know something to make the Windows CE 5.0 complete please let me know.

Have a very nice day.
Waiting for your answer!
Faca Posted - 29 avr. 2009 : 00:02:24
Real instructions how to use your Mio C220 with Igo 8.4:
braicarsa Posted - 23 mars 2009 : 13:14:18
Hy, Ihave a rather simple question. How can I make miopoket ligt to stay instaled for ever in my mio C220 and to customize for a lighter scheme of programs ex. : a video and audio player games (solitaire for my wife) and a reader. My mio is unloched, I can see my win ce 5 file with transferMioC250hack.
ehm Posted - 10 mars 2009 : 08:38:02
I've got C220 with Mio v3.3. Was trying to unlock it using MioPocket 2.0 Release 41. Got an unsupported file type message

used flash card unlocking method...

* c220 and c250: rename MioAutoRun.exe to oscar91adm.exe and MioAutoRun.mscr to oscar91adm.mscr. If that doesn't work, try the c230 names below.
* c230: rename MioAutoRun.exe to autorun_ABC.exe and MioAutoRun.mscr to autorun_ABC.mscr. If that doesn't work, rename them to goce.exe and goce.mscr

could anyone who did the produced to success end skype me (nc_max) and suggest something?
reddragon2282 Posted - 03 mars 2009 : 00:10:27
the mio was given to me without the dvd, have you got a copy I could purchase or do you know where I can download it? As I said I'm at my wits end.
beto_nl Posted - 02 mars 2009 : 21:01:52
Originally posted by reddragon2282

Beto any chance you can point me to a step by step on how you unlocked the C220 and installed the latest tom tom and igo8 please. I would be very grateful as this is starting to do my head in.

Hello Red,

To unlock I use miopocket2.0 r41 . The maker of this got a whole web site with instructions:

Re-install mio software using the mio dvd and then install miopocket.

Goodf luck
reddragon2282 Posted - 02 mars 2009 : 20:07:57
I've been pulling my hair out all afternoon, I've finally got the transfer hack to work and copied the 4 files across to the c220 using it but stupidly forgot to rename originals so just copied over them. Now the poxy thing reboots and when I press the mio map icon on the startup screen it says error Miomap failed to open file: mio/320_240/loading.bmp exiting application and goes blank can anyone help me I really want to have the device working with the I-phone skin and latest uk maps can anyone help. I'm willing to make a contribution for help.
reddragon2282 Posted - 02 mars 2009 : 14:50:59
Beto any chance you can point me to a step by step on how you unlocked the C220 and installed the latest tom tom and igo8 please. I would be very grateful as this is starting to do my head in.
beto_nl Posted - 27 févr. 2009 : 23:07:29
Originally posted by obguy99

back from a long rest. Did anybody get good satisfaction with IGO? What version? Is this a worthwhile install on the C220? Any tricks to installing it? Any significant benefits to using it? Worth the trouble etc.?
Never did install Bupah's final hack (from the SD card) but plan to tonite. (Thx for the link again Bupah (as well as the very clear instructions in the included word file)).
Is there an updated POI file online that is very current and can completely replace the POI file I have on my C220?
Mine is now a few years older and I'm finding that many of the restaurants etc. have come and gone. Any advice and suggestions on how to replace the POIs are welcome.
Besides Bupah's final 3.5 SD hack any other must haves on this device you'd recommend?

I have a mio C220 unlocked with Miopocket2.0 r41 . Miomap v3.3, iGO8 (new version) and tomtom7 running without probs.

With iGO8 I have the newest maps and all that 3d stuff, but tomtom is also fun, easy and wife prefers miomap v3.3, so you see evrything is personal...

Further have a look here:

I think I saw you there....
reddragon2282 Posted - 23 févr. 2009 : 03:01:43
on what page is the detailed step by step final sd hack 3.5
obguy99 Posted - 23 févr. 2009 : 02:09:55
back from a long rest. Did anybody get good satisfaction with IGO? What version? Is this a worthwhile install on the C220? Any tricks to installing it? Any significant benefits to using it? Worth the trouble etc.?
Never did install Bupah's final hack (from the SD card) but plan to tonite. (Thx for the link again Bupah (as well as the very clear instructions in the included word file)).
Is there an updated POI file online that is very current and can completely replace the POI file I have on my C220?
Mine is now a few years older and I'm finding that many of the restaurants etc. have come and gone. Any advice and suggestions on how to replace the POIs are welcome.
Besides Bupah's final 3.5 SD hack any other must haves on this device you'd recommend?
reddragon2282 Posted - 22 févr. 2009 : 22:42:16
before I forget the software on the device is Mio Map Program version: v3.2 feb 13 2007
reddragon2282 Posted - 22 févr. 2009 : 22:36:26
I've just been given an old Mio C220 by my uncle who moved home to the uk from canada and bought a new gps as he thought his old mio was obsolete. I have read the thread but an a complete noob and have just jumped into the deep end because I'm using linux ubuntu aswell. I have plugged the c220 into my laptop but ubuntu wont even recognize its connected so not sure what i have to do to get it to open that up. I was not given and cd with the c220 just the device itself. I want to be able to run either igo or tom tom on it if thats the best outcome or even the iphone hack looks pretty neat. I understand that your a legend with the c220 Bupahs and from your replys in this thread your pretty well informed on linux can you give me a step by step guide on how to:-

Unlock the mio C220

Be able to connect it to my laptop using ubuntu linux and where to get any drivers I may need

What files are needed and where to get them to do all the unlocking and installing of new software.

If all this is possible I would be very grateful and would like to make a donation to your site.
jeff.6 Posted - 18 févr. 2009 : 15:30:16
Okay, I just realized that USB Sync is the version number of wceusbsh.inf. I also tried installing it through a toshiba ppc installation script.
Is there a different usb driver that will work for the c220s?
jeff.6 Posted - 18 févr. 2009 : 15:10:57
Hi, I apologize for the newbie question but I haven't been able to get my winxp computer to access my c220s (R07.3.0166.0611)

Here's what I've tried.
I've installed wceusbsh.inf by right clicking on it and selecting install.

I've tried installing wceusbsh.inf through the update driver dialogue, but windows says that the driver contains no information on the hardware.

Mio customer support states that there is no usb driver for the c220s.

I've read references to Mio DigiWalker USB Sync driver, however, every download link I click on sends me to windows update. I've downloaded every update the site recommended and searched the site for the driver with no success.

My questions:
Can someone send me a link or copy of USB Sync

Is there anything else I can try?

My main goal is to install oziexplorer on this device. Is this realistic?

damcool Posted - 05 févr. 2009 : 10:11:36
Hi, All

Just read all the posts in this thread. But still can not find the files I want. Is there anyone can give me a download link for the files to launch controlpanel in c220. As I know, I need the file control.exe/cplmain.cpl/ctlpnl.exe. If I forget some other files needed for my purpose, pls let me know. Thanks a lot.
roehrle Posted - 03 févr. 2009 : 02:15:40
I downloaded Miopockets and I am interested in getting more information about PocketGPS. Is it possible to link the co-ordinates from the Mio into the PocketGPS to get it to work. I don't know if I am doing something wrong or need a dll to get it to work.
mathwiz314 Posted - 03 févr. 2009 : 01:30:27
but is it xp themed?
bupahs Posted - 03 févr. 2009 : 00:24:44
mathwiz314 - version 3.5 had the working taskbar, start menu button and everything. It looked and worked just like a XP taskbar. It was the final release just before the whole MIO fiasco happened.

I just put the MIO hack onto a Magellan roadmate 1200 just to see if it would work, and it did LOL
mathwiz314 Posted - 02 févr. 2009 : 01:57:40
are you saying you got an xp style taskbar working?
If so, can clarify on how you did it?
miolover Posted - 02 févr. 2009 : 00:36:54
thanks bupahs. il wait for it. you actually wowed me already that you are only self taught. makes me ashamed of myself who went to computer school. but what u said "not really that hard if you put your mind to it" is so very true. and it applies also in life in general.
bupahs Posted - 01 févr. 2009 : 20:53:08
miolover - I dont have the Garmin hacks on a site.. but I can remedy that pretty quickly. Give me a week to write up a web site and gather all the how to's and I will post a link to it here. I stopped publicly posting my hacks after the MIO problems but this time I will not post cracks for the map files (thats what pissed off MIO).

I am 100% self taught. I read everything I can get my hands on and toss in a whole lot of trial and error. Its not really that hard if you put your mind to it. I suppose you could say I am a natural modder.. but in reality things just come to me and I work through them; its more my being stubborn then anything lol never tell me it cant be done, I will figure out a way to do it LOL The whole idea of putting the Android OS on a smartphone started out as a challenge, a few more drivers and it will be fully working. Right now all I need is a driver for the radio to actually make and receive calls.

Anyway I will put a web site together and attempt to wow you with the garmin hacks :)
roehrle Posted - 01 févr. 2009 : 03:01:39
Don't know what I did but I put the SD in again and now it appears to be working. strange...but nice
miolover Posted - 01 févr. 2009 : 02:54:14
bupahs: can u link me to the details of your garmin hack? i wanna learn how to do it. i have seen a garmin hack where they were able to install cam on the rear of their car and garmin as a monitor. where do you learn to do all those stuff? i would be shocked if you didn't even go to computer school or take any computer course.
roehrle Posted - 01 févr. 2009 : 00:12:17
I downloaded the Miopockets and it seemed to have installed with no problems but I'm getting some strange results.
When I try to click on an icon it is leaving a blue trail like I am in
paint program.
Also my media player plays the 20tn century Fox.mp3 but won't play other *.mp3 that I have in the same directory. These MP3 play in my mio with the old setup.
I have the Mio 220 digi walke.
Also is there a description that describes some of the programs in more details and what they do ??
xtyler92 Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 22:50:12
Thanks Bupahs... much appreciated. I plan on doing some experimenting on my h610 tonight :)
bupahs Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 20:40:36
miolover - I am an old hat at linux, you should see what we have been doing to the Andriod OS (G1) we actually have it installed as a dual boot on a Windows Mobile smartphone :) still looking for drivers to make it complete but its getting there.

As far as the Garmin, I have a 1200 roadmate and my pride and joy 'Hacked to all hell' nuvi 200W. I added TTS, a qwerty keyboard, and of course the normal needs (video player / mp3 player) amoung other items :)
bupahs Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 20:30:24
xtyler92 - The hack is still floating around on my Mediafire account The 3.5 version is the one with the complete WinCE interface (and xp style taskbar) feel free to download and check it out.

xtyler92 Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 03:48:39
Thanks mathwiz!!!

OK, I see what it is, or was. So basically it added missing .dll's for Windows CE and then ran the desktop through the explorer. It's still a nice idea and seems easily applied to any older mio unit. It's the same concept I use on my h610, in a sense... except I just load explorer without worrying about getting to the actual desktop. That was where my interest really was, since I am not really running any sort of desktop on my h610. I installed miopocket way back r19, I believe, but it caused me to spend months not being able to connect it to my computer. Eventually, I worked it out... uninstalled miopocket and have since just changed one .exe to launch the windows explorer when I hit the Contacts icon. I did try making my own script to create a desktop for it, but everytime it would freeze up with just my background image. I gave up on it, but was hoping I could start with bupah's work for the c220 and see if I could apply it to the h610.... and see where I could go from there. I would like to give my h610 a more PDA type feel (application wise), although with an Iphone type interface. I think I can do this and it would be pretty cool, although it'll have to wait until I get my hand back out of this cast. So, I appreciate the upload and hopefully I'll be able to use it on my quest.
SoNic_real_one Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 03:07:23
sonic: i can go to youtube. it automatically directs me to the mobile version site of youtube. but i cant play the vids. the coreplayer with built in youtube is good enough for me.

That I was saying too - the fact that the videos won't play on the site itself.
mathwiz314 Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 01:35:58
Knock your self out:
miolover Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 01:30:45
xtyler it is JUST ur meds. it is just a wallpaper that made it fancy looking. and i cant even use that wallpaper coz for some reason i cant delete the builtin wallpaper of my 220.

sonic: i can go to youtube. it automatically directs me to the mobile version site of youtube. but i cant play the vids. the coreplayer with built in youtube is good enough for me.
xtyler92 Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 01:18:13
Hmm, I relooked at the video and I think you are right. It's very blurry, but I could have sworn it had a more advanced looking taskbar... could also be the pain meds I am on. So it's the same one we are all using. I still would like to take a look at it though.
mathwiz314 Posted - 31 janv. 2009 : 01:11:37
I don't recall the taskbar being any different.
Are you referring to the wallpaper?
xtyler92 Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 04:33:03
Originally posted by leonicdragon

What you are referring to is the "Theme" files that make it like XP instead of 2k. It IS infact a theme folder in Bupahs's unlock that enables this. All you have to do is check his coding and apply the theme.

well that is where I am at a loss since I don't have a copy, it was gone before I got here. I would love to look at it though if someone wants to upload it for me I would really appreciate it.
SoNic_real_one Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 04:31:18
Originally posted by miolover

what sites are those?

Well, like youtube... playing the files from the site with the IE, not DL ones with the core player.
leonicdragon Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 03:52:15
What you are referring to is the "Theme" files that make it like XP instead of 2k. It IS infact a theme folder in Bupahs's unlock that enables this. All you have to do is check his coding and apply the theme.
xtyler92 Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 02:13:46
Ahh yes, but that wasn't what I had in mind. I was more interested in how bupahs got the start menu bar to look like a windows XP tasbar. I wanted to avoid using miopocket as an in to the desktop. I think I have it figured out without miopocket just by killing the mainshell which is running on top of the WinCE desktop. I was thinking more of not having an unlock (so to speak) running, but instead have it load right to the Windows CE desktop just by killing the mainshell, however, when I do this, even when closing the miopocket desktop, I still don't get the cool looking tasbar, but instead a really crappy looking one, same with my unlock. So how do I change the look of the taskbar??? Is it even possible??? Let me be specific.... how come Bupah's looks so cool in the video on youtube???
mathwiz314 Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 01:51:25
you can access the WinCE desktop through MioPocket. Press the Close button and select "Close MioPocket" in the PowerOff menu
miolover Posted - 30 janv. 2009 : 01:47:00
xtyler: bupahs hack actually IS the explorer.exe. isn't it bupahs? he basically was able to access the windows CE desktop. and i think now i know why some units were so frustrated with the bupahs hack "NOT" running. it actually was running all along... the only difference is bupahs used the command HIDE instead of KILL mainshell. woot!
xtyler92 Posted - 29 janv. 2009 : 20:20:53
bupahs, I got in the game late, but I saw you video on youtube with you taskbar and was immediately impressed. However, I joined your blog and stuff only to see you had it all taken down by the request of mio. What really impressed me was how nice your start bar looked, that and how you had an actual windows desktop. I have an unlock for the c320 and c520 but it's just a scripted unlock. I really wanted to adapt your start menu for my c320 and really wanted to be able to drag icons on the screen, as well as all the other stuff. I'm not really sure where to start, since I never got to download a copy of your work. Any suggestions???
miolover Posted - 29 janv. 2009 : 04:20:52
what sites are those? whenever i wifi i just go to this site. and use the coreplayer with youtube enabled and chat in pocketIRC. that's it. link me here so next time i WIFI i can check it out. although i know mathwiz is experimenting on skyfire(?) a better(?) browser. ask him if he was successful.
SoNic_real_one Posted - 28 janv. 2009 : 23:57:16
miolover, can you go with it on flash enabled or ActiveX sites? I cannot...
miolover Posted - 28 janv. 2009 : 23:40:51
hey bupahs! good to see you again. guess what, my ultimate dream come true in your absence. i can WIFI on my gps! how amazing is that. and do you mind sharing your "Garmin has been hacked to all hell" method ? im currently bored with miopocket now.. nothing significant hacking going on. but you hacking garmin?!! you are a hacking god. can you link me to your garmin hack site? and how do u know how to hack it? u know linux commands? how did u do it? i wanna know. im addicted to hacking And garmin hacking is definitely impressive.
bupahs Posted - 28 janv. 2009 : 00:02:45
Yeah, the MIO is old news, I now use a Garmin and a Magellan... the Garmin has been hacked to all hell, but the Magellan is still a virgin lol, I will have to poke around in those forums
mathwiz314 Posted - 27 janv. 2009 : 05:04:25
hi, bupahs!
Haven't heard from you in a long time!
How have you been?
GPS Unlocking has evolved a lot since you left,
though your legacy of Mio c220 unlocking still remains,
but c220 unlocking pretty much died since you left.
g alin and I and a few other tried to keep flame from dying out, but it wasn't enough. Good you hear from you.

bupahs Posted - 27 janv. 2009 : 04:00:34
I believe it is time for me to come out of "retirement" :)
Toufak Posted - 21 janv. 2009 : 03:46:57
I need your help guys. Trying to unlock it, i`ve deleted the original files (those i should put in folder MioMap2) May someone can copy them from his own mio c220 and post or send them to my mail?

would be very thankful...

sorry for my bad english
dolnick Posted - 13 janv. 2009 : 22:02:41
OK, I am not a Mio owner, but nevertheless: on my unlocked PNA (Navigon 7100) running MioPocket 2.0 Release 32 I cannot get Opera (and some other programs) running. When I click on Opera, it displays hourglass for a second and then exits immediately. What is the common algorithm for resolving such problems? Does it indicate that some dll(s) is missing?

BTW ExeCheck utility that came with MioPocket shows only one dependency of OPERA.EXE ('COREDLL.dll' can't be loaded). I can't believe that such complex program has single dependency.
aerotug Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 23:19:33
[quote]Originally posted by Yabadaba

Hi, Here is the instruction.
1-Download file manager cecmd.exe and rename to MioMap.exe
2-Download script Oscar91ADM.exe
3-make script file and save as Oscar91ADM.scp
Use notepad and write as bellow or copy it and save as

#Copy MioMap.exe to Windows and than activate it. Rename an save this text file to script file Oskar91ADM.scp

rCopy "\Storage Card\MioMap.exe" \Windowscall \Windows\MioMap.exe

Where does one download above files from?

I am totally new to most of this modification of the GPS, (C220). I tried using MioPocket 2.0 and it's totally useless. Just displays a bunch of useless icons on a screen so big that only a fraction of them are visible. I don't need any of them at all; all I want is a GPS, period, that won't reboot when I'm trying to use it. What I've done so far is bumped it up to Miomap 3.3 with a TTS app (filename 'it works'). I suspect more memory needs to be made available to run the TTS properly so the system quits freezing and rebooting while in use. Outside of that, the rest works perfectly. I have all the maps on a SD card, including Canada's, and have cleared out all the other language files except the English ones. If I'm using a nonTTS language, nary a problem! Otherwise, at times things get a bit busy, then a fatal error pops up followed by a reboot. I sure would welcome some RELEVANT help as I've already cleared out some 800 irrevelant replies so far. Thanks!
Yabadaba Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 06:55:56
Hi, Here is the instruction.
1-Download file manager cecmd.exe and rename to MioMap.exe
2-Download script Oscar91ADM.exe
3-make script file and save as Oscar91ADM.scp
Use notepad and write as bellow or copy it and save as

#Copy MioMap.exe to Windows and than activate it. Rename an save this text file to script file Oskar91ADM.scp

rCopy "\Storage Card\MioMap.exe" \Windows
call \Windows\MioMap.exe

4-Copy MioMap.exe, Oscar91ADM.exe and Oscar91ADM.scp to your SD Card
5-Place in your GPS
6-Hard restart your gps, (or turn on)than
Insert an SD Card and you will get message "Lunch DM Tool?
Yes No
Choose Yes and you will get file manager screen.
This is the hack everybody uses this way or another the outcom is the same. Fast and easy no need for Mio transfer huck.
Now using your file manager you can explore your unit and install any program compatible to your OS. change registry create script files that will install what ever you wont or install any skin compatible to your unit. I made it for you just download it

rigoke Posted - 24 déc. 2008 : 01:37:52
Thanks for your help!
But that is not really what I wanted ^^
I just want to use the GPS as a diary and calendar .. that stuff
Updating it to the full Windows Mobile 6.0
ok , i know that there are other devices for that ..
but it's an occupation ;)
thanks for help , i'm using it now as you explained me ;)
Yabadaba Posted - 23 déc. 2008 : 15:20:33
Hi, well that was a long process, there is very small and very fast and much simpler way to huck your C220.
get the file manager and you can rename it or not, than create an script with following command:

#copy file manager to your windows directory and recoll it
rCopy "\Storage Card\MioMap.exe"\windows
call \windows\MioMap.exe

and that's it. You will get your file manager display and from there you can do what ever you wish. No need for Mio transfer huck or connection to desktop PC.

Copy programs to SD Card and load to Mio C220 and from file manager install "following instructions for any SKIN that you choose from Internet".
To have your Mio boot to file manager rename it to MioMap.exe and copy it to "My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap\MioMap.exe"
BTW you can delete contend of second folder of MioMap ( copy it just in case if you wont to get back to original state) to have room to install iGO8 or any other Navigation program to run from flush ruther than from SD Card. I installed iGO 2006, MioMap3.3 and V7 all in flush and used same map, lang, POI, sheme, and voice for all three nav fngines.
My folder looks like this:
My Flush disk
\iGO <- only programs files no folders
\MioMap2 <- MioMap 3.3 installed complete no map folder
\V7 <- only program files no folders
Map is on Storage Card. All working good. Good way to compare it all 3 nav engines using same POI, same voice and same lang, same set-up. I definately saves space on SD Card and Flush memory.

rigoke Posted - 21 déc. 2008 : 16:26:28
ok, I know that somewhere in this topic already have been spoken of activesync and winCE,
But it's hard to understand for me , and it's such a huge topic x)
So please , let me know ;)
rigoke Posted - 20 déc. 2008 : 18:10:47
Now I got another question for you guys ..
Unlocking the C220 was fun. but now I want to go a little further...
Is it finally possible to make ActiveSync work on the MIO C220 ?
I want to update it to the full Windows Mobile 6.0 .
Sounds fun to try it so ^^
ShevaUKR Posted - 07 déc. 2008 : 20:38:51
Originally posted by torontom

Originally posted by kvasir

=====DISCLAIMER: Do this at your own risk. Also this may invalidate your warranty.

Simplified instructions: Mio C220 "Hack"

NOTE: Before doing anything, obtain both the "Transfer_Mio_C250" -Hack- and the "Script_3.24r" from For the "Transfer_Mio_C250" -Hack-, the link that you download from states "TRANSFER MIO C250 Hack", but nothing downloaded states "Hack" in the name. That being said, the instructions below will state the displayed -name- of what is being accessed.

0. Both of the downloads are compressed rar files, uncompress both of them. Put the "Script_3.24r" folder on the C drive (for convenience of access when running the transfer, not the desktop. Double click on your C: drive and put the folder right there). Put the "Transfer_Mio_C250" folder on the desktop (if it is not already there). If you do this, then you will not lose track of anything if you are following these instructions. This is because you can refer back to this step to see where the folders are. Now to really begin.

1. With your Mio powered on, do a "hard reset" by pressing and holding the power button until the device turns off (about 5-10 seconds).

2. Power your Mio back on (it will boot up. Do NOT access anything, leave it on the screen it boots to).

3. Now start your software: "Transfer_Mio_C250" (from step 0. The only time you will see "Hack" is when this application is open).

4. Connect your device to your computer and it should be recognized (indicated by the gold colored chain link looking icon in the lower right corner by your time clock. Before connection it should look like a broken chain like {} and after proper connection it should now looking like a complete loop).

5. Before proceeding, KNOW AND REMEMBER that there will be TWO separate MioMap folders (one MioMap folder inside another MioMap folder). The order of folders to follow is "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap". Rename the final "MioMap" folder to "MioMap2". Now the order of folders will be "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap2". The "MioMap2" folder contains your original MioMap data (you renamed it to keep it as a backup folder of the original files).

6. Now, you should still be in the folder where it displays "MioMap2". Create a new folder here named "MioMap" (NOT INSIDE OF "MioMap2" but on the screen you are in. The purpose is to take the place of the original folder that WAS named "MioMap" that you just renamed "MioMap2". For the moment it will be empty). Your folder structure should now be "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap =AND= MioMap2". You will no longer touch "MioMap2".

7. Now put your Mio DVD (from manufacturer) into your DVD drive and copy the folder contents of the DVD "MioMap" folder (from location of "install/MioMap" ) over to your empty created "MioMap" folder. You may have to create new folders, properly name them, then copy the contents into the created folders. When you are done with this step, your DVD "MioMap" folder and your created "MioMap" folder will contain the exact same contents.

8. Now go to your downloaded "Script_3.24r" folder (from step 0). There will be two folders inside. One named "Script" (NOT "SCRIPTS") and another named "MioMap".

9. Now transfer the contents of the "MioMap" just accessed in step 8 over to your created empty "MioMap" folder in "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap". Make sure you are transferring the files into the correct "MioMap" folder. If you accidentally transfer to the wrong folder, your GPS unit will explode. Not really.

10. Now create a folder named "Script" so your folder structure is now "\My Flash Disk\Script" (not "Scripts"). Remember the "Script" folder from step 8? Ok, now transfer the folder contents of that "Script" folder into the empty one you just created.

11. Now with step 10 done, click on the lower right button to close "Transfer_Mio_C250" (it is the lower right button that says "sortir". Do NOT click on the upper right hand "X" to close it because that does not truly exit the software). Make sure you are disconnected (the connect graphic should now be gone from the screen of your Mio, if it is still there, then you are likely still connected. When you are absolutely sure you are disconnected, you can pull the transfer cable out from your Mio).

12. Do a "hard reset" (press down on the power button for about 5-10 seconds until the Mio turns off, then you need to turn it back on. just like you did for steps 1 and 2).

13. Upon boot being done, click on "MioMap" (the file manager will open now instead, because the hack file you copied over is actually a file manager that replaced the file that was "MioMap").

14. Now go to the created "MioMap" folder in "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap" and run "AUTOPATCHER.exe". A small window will pop up. Now press "ok" and your Mio will reboot (you want this to happen).

15. Once it loads, you will hear the windows music tone (just like when you start your computer). Click again on "MioMap" and the file manager will run. You will now see your icons displayed, as well as a wallpaper of a tachometer (that you can change if you want to, but not directly from your gps. you would have to create a wallpaper and name it "back", then use it to replace the -bitmap- file "back" that is located in the "Script" folder). All the icons should be functional (I am stating this because the miomap icon did not work for me the first go around. now it works after having done it my 2nd time. maybe I misnamed a file). You're pretty much set unless I happened to unclearly state something. If I did, please post a reply and I will edit this post to try to make it clearer.

16. Just in case you have to hard reset (if the Mio freezes while playing a video, etc.), you will need to again run "AUTOPATCHER.exe" to get things up and running again (repeat steps 13-14).


Sortir = Exit
Renommer = Rename
Suprimer = Delete
Annuler = Cancel
New Dossier = New Folder


Thank you very much for this, great setup just plug and play. Took me about an hour to put this on my C220.
This is my first GPS ever so I'm rookie with them but followed these steps and everything went smooth

here some pictures.

and its goin to be on this baby

pers785 Posted - 27 nov. 2008 : 19:01:10
Anyone know if the newest version of C220 with Windows CE 5.0 is compatible with SDHC cards (Kingston specifically)?
commadore64 Posted - 22 nov. 2008 : 20:28:01
You can try the MioMap recovery cd
google "miomap crack" - there used to be a cracked version out there
use Pocket mio and *any* GPS software on your SD card
try *************
well thats all I can think of

Good luck
omiazad Posted - 22 nov. 2008 : 07:56:05
While doing some RND, unfortunately I have deleter the original "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\Miomap" folder. Is there anyway I can get that folder?
omiazad Posted - 21 nov. 2008 : 17:29:37
Doing R&D with my C220 I unfortunately deleted "\My Flash Disk\MioMap\Miomap" folder. Can anyone please suggest me how can I got the contents of the folder?
StuffedbyMio Posted - 20 nov. 2008 : 10:56:37
I am stuck with a Mio C220 that I bought in Turkey just over three months ago when I lived there. I moved to China since and find that Mio has a policy not to supply China maps for the C220 here. No matter how I tried, they duck & dive and advise me, very professionally "to buy a new Mio" or to hack mine and find fake China maps somewhere on the internet.

So here I am - can someone please take pity and give me the complete idiot's guide on what to do? I read the earlier posts here, but it's above my know-how.

Thanks so much!
Getoffthepot Posted - 15 nov. 2008 : 20:51:22
Install mipocoket 2.0 on the sd card.
Extract to pc.
Read the readme.txt file adn follow instructions.
premal7 Posted - 30 oct. 2008 : 18:07:31
i just joined this forum so please forgive me for asking something thats already been asked for a few times... but i'm just not up for going thru 112 pages of this forum

i have a mio c220 and i would like to know what i can achieve by 'hacking' it? and, can anyone provide me with a step-by-step procedure to 'hack' into my c220 and make it do everything thats possible?
Getoffthepot Posted - 19 oct. 2008 : 18:09:16

I bought my Mio on Ebay and it came without the Cd or DVD.
I see I need to copy the miomap folder from the cd to do the hack.
Anyone know where I can download the this folder or is there another way.?

Thanks in advance
Andi Posted - 15 oct. 2008 : 16:48:29
Ok. If I dont rename it. It says " use recovery CD" on the display and nothing works. Any idea??
RickShelton Posted - 15 oct. 2008 : 08:12:46
Originally posted by Andi


I have installated Miopocket in my Mio C220 with SD Card Installation . After the installation I rename MioMap_orig.exe back to MioMap.exe . Now the miomap works well, but I cant get to Miopocket meny. What can I do??

Dont rename anything,,,, :) It should work fine from the SD card as installed....

Andi Posted - 15 oct. 2008 : 07:57:37

I have installated Miopocket in my Mio C220 with SD Card Installation . After the installation I rename MioMap_orig.exe back to MioMap.exe . Now the miomap works well, but I cant get to Miopocket meny. What can I do??
omorphos Posted - 12 oct. 2008 : 15:51:25

i will get the Mio C220 and i was searching for the latest updates to unlock it. There a 120 pages with a lot of informations, but some ot them are not easy to understand. Is somebody in the mood to make a summary how to unlock it?

Thanks a lot and best regards
marbud Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 04:27:34
i've noticed it too in "pocket_pc.ini" file and several time have tried to change the value as i it tried again this morning but still it didn't fix the problem.. guys can you provide me sys.txt that has been proven working?

i think the problem is not in "pocket_pc.ini" file since all skins have the same value in it..

thanks guys for your great effort to help me...
xtyler92 Posted - 28 sept. 2008 : 03:37:49
Good eye miolover. I didn't notice that. Hopefully it fixes his problem. I looked at my mom's c230 this afternoon and it doesn't have any of that stuff in the sys.txt. I wonder if it was something he added that maybe didn't have to be there in the first place.
miolover Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 22:19:44
Originally posted by marbud

and the pocket_pc.ini section that are to recognize Mio C230


gx_width=240 <<< CHANGE IT TO 320
gx_height=320 <<< CHANGE IT TO 240

I HOPE THAT IS THE CULPRIT. the sys.txt and pocketpc screen format are contraDICTING EACH OTHER. thats why you have that messed up screen.
marbud Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 20:34:19
already try just to rename it and replace the existing and still the interface is messed up
xtyler92 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 16:27:58
No, don't rezip it, just rename it to There shouldn't be any reason to rezip anything. Part of the problem may be that when you rezip it it isn't zipping right because winzip doesn't do it right. Just rename the quicksilver download to and replace the one in your miomap folder and you are done. I think it may be that you are trying to rezip it and that might be causing your problem.
marbud Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 08:42:03
the quicksilver skin pakcage that i got from "" or "" seems only contains files that included in "" is it right? do i have to re-zip it to "" and replace the default one?

i've already replaced it and hard reset, the starup image, menu is indeed change, but the screen trouble is wont get any better
xtyler92 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 08:15:45
Oh, you also will need a basemap. You can't just have the Indonesia map. Get a basemap as well and add it to your map file in case you don't already have a basemap.
xtyler92 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 08:13:23
Hmm, see the thing is you shouldn't have to alter that file if you have the right Quicksilver's skin should have worked fine on your device without any alteration. I know because I have used it on a c230. It seems like something is off though, although it shouldn't have anything to do with your screen problem. I am just wondering why the baud rates for your gps signal seem off, let alone it is calling for two ports which is also weird. Being I never looked at that specific file before it could be right though. Personally I would just try changing the with one of the skins and not alter it and see how that goes. Also, you might try altering the line in your system.txt:
def_unittype = 0

some of the numbers there. I don't have a c230 with me, otherwise I could compare what is in it's sys.txt to what is in yours. Still, most of the stuff in the sys.txt for miomap isn't much when you buy the device. Seems like you have more in yours than I remember being on my mom's c230. Maybe you are on to something with it being a sys.txt issue. First try just downloading quicksilver's skin and exchange your with the skin without altering or opening the .zip file and see if that fixes it. If not then we'll worry about the sys.txt
marbud Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 08:01:31
the screen shot that i've taken above is using the default MioMap 3.3 installer which i got from torrent in i didnt change anything except to add Indonesia Map from since it was error if the Map folder is empty...

the "pocket_pc.ini" is inside "DATA.ZIP" folder config..

my original sys.txt file contains

tts_min_ready_wav= 1

def_unittype = 0

port = 0
speed = 38400


and the pocket_pc.ini section that are to recognize Mio C230

gps_port = 2
gps_baud = 4800
tmc_port = 1
tmc_baud = 38400
blight_min = 1
blight_max = 8
blight_reverse = 0
blight_smart = 4
blight_key_BatteryTimeoutBA = "BatteryTimeout"
blight_key_BatteryTimeoutAC = "ACTimeout"
blight_key_BacklightOnTapBA = "BacklightOnTap"
blight_key_BacklightOnTapAC = "ACBacklightOnTap"
blight_key_OnOffBA = "OnOff"
blight_key_OnOffAC = "ExtOnOff"
blight_setmode5 = 1

can you give your sys.txt n file? cos some forum tell the problem might be in that 2 files and try to replace it with the working MioMap 3.3 files that runs on Mio C230

miolover Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 07:25:59
marbud: maybe ur prob is editing the "sys.txt" and "pocket_pc.ini"(?) file in the first place. why don't you try and download a skin and leave it "as is"? by the way where did u get the "pocket_pc.ini" file? i've never heard of that file. maybe that's what's causing your prob. the ONLY time you edit sys.txt is when your screen is off. i NEVER edit sys.txt except for one time when it was set up in portrait mode by default. or you can post what the sys.txt and pocket_pc.ini contains. when u download a skin don't just replace the replace EVERYTHING it wants to replace ESPECIALLY sys.txt FILE.
marbud Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 07:05:09
thanks very much xtyler... i've downloaded n tried so many and the results are the same.. may i'll trys to use MioMap 3.2... could you provide me some link to the "correct" file or might be the sys.txt file too.. thanks in advance
xtyler92 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 06:57:14
not likely marbud, because based on your pics it looks like miomap is running although poorly. Are you sure you are downloading the right skin? Miomap files aren't very complex and the controls most of the stuff. To me it looks like a problem based on your pics, although it could just be your device. I have never seen a screen look like that before. Usually you get an error message when something isn't right, but your screen just looks like a mess. Perhaps someone else may know more on what the problem might be. You have a c230, so miomap 3.3 should run on it. Maybe you should try miomap 3.2 and see how that runs. That or try to find another version so you can compare the files and see if something is missing.
marbud Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 04:12:57
i've tried to download the skin n the interface is change but the screen error still there...
is there possibility that i wrong place the MioMap folder?
mine is in "StorageCard/MioMap/" is that correct?
xtyler92 Posted - 27 sept. 2008 : 02:07:00
Marbud... you might try downloading a different It looks as if the files within your current one doesn't support your screen size. You can download an alternate skin and see if that will correct the problem. Try doing a websearch for quicksilvers skin, that or look at and search for skins there, or try and look at some there. Just make sure you don't download a skin for 480x272 resolution because your c230 won't support it. Quicksilver's reborn 1.3 or 1.4 have always been favorites of mine for devices with your screen resolution. Try it and see if it fixes your problem.
marbud Posted - 26 sept. 2008 : 19:49:26
hi guys, i'm from Indonesia
I got Mio C230 for my graduation
after browsing a while, i realized that Indonesia version is different
the default Navigation software is NavMan(SmartNav) not MioMap
so i decided to browsing more to find a way using MioMap
after knowing and succedd doing the "unlock" on My Mio
i finally install MioMap 3.3
but there is some problem (i think it's a resolution problem)

here's the problem screen shot links...

(unlock with MioPocket release 28)

(MioMap 3.3 startup screen)

(MioMap 3.3 Menu)

(even tough the interface is mess up but is't working)

can anybody help me?
is there something that i missed while editing the "sys.txt" and "pocket_pc.ini" file?
i'm very eager to use MioMap since it better than the default one...
roehrle Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 01:18:45
Several months ago I was able to run my GPS + music at the same time. I can't remember how I did it. I know I still have the same programs in my C220. Can some one help me
mathwiz314 Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 00:37:38
I don't think the kernel for the c220 supports activesync
roehrle Posted - 25 sept. 2008 : 00:28:20
No I never got Activesync to work on my Mio220
sundaydiver Posted - 21 sept. 2008 : 08:32:59

Did you ever manage to get Activesync to recognize your C220?
If so, please explain how to do it.
mathwiz314 Posted - 17 sept. 2008 : 03:26:02
please explain your problem more clearly again.
rafaperroni Posted - 17 sept. 2008 : 01:58:48
Originally posted by mathwiz314

have you tried to hard reset?

yes ... but neither worked well
It works only the upper left corner of the screen
Help me!
nutcr0cker Posted - 15 sept. 2008 : 19:12:41
I have unlocked my c220 with Bupahs method/taskbar is it possible toadd a registry entry through Bupahs method?

mantisx Posted - 15 sept. 2008 : 16:04:06
Originally posted by mathwiz314

Have you gotten DiskRW to work?

no, not yet... the browse feature doesn't work so i have to type in the file. I've not been able to accomplish the upload but i was able to download my image.

Ideas anyone?
mathwiz314 Posted - 14 sept. 2008 : 22:16:07
have you tried to hard reset?
rafaperroni Posted - 14 sept. 2008 : 19:54:29
Having run the autorunce of route 66 in my flash of nv-u82, my touch screen slowed, not more click anything. Can anyone help me, I can not do anything in my gps
Thank you
Superkekko Posted - 23 août 2008 : 21:04:29
Originally posted by mktech

Hi !

Finally, i've got my bricked C320 board back.
Please take a look on to screenshoots :

Any idea about JTAG ?


link is down
mathwiz314 Posted - 11 août 2008 : 19:58:09
Have you gotten DiskRW to work?
mktech Posted - 04 août 2008 : 17:28:27
Hi !

Finally, i've got my bricked C320 board back.
Please take a look on to screenshoots :

Any idea about JTAG ?

g_alin Posted - 31 juil. 2008 : 03:46:18
after I release an unlock with IE on C320 is time for C220 (ROM6.3) to receive a new unlock ....
(Nom du fichier : D:\Data IIs\Gpspassion\upload\g_alin_30jul08_desktop_C220.rar)
This is the desktop on C220 (ROM6.3) ... with many bugs ... but this is a start. The really bad part is that I don't own a C220 sow I will have access to this device only from time to time to make tests .... :( but anyway lets play with it ...
1. don't use explorer to browse on drives ... it will freeze very fast. I don't know why, but a placed in start up a filemance.exe sow usit like an explorer. Don't close that one because you cant browse to device (for the moment ... ) ... or you can place a Restart.exe on desktop in order to perform a restart if you accidentally close the filemance.

Usage: Do a hardware reset and copy all files on sdcard (Oscar91ADM.exe has to be on SDCard directly not in a folder !!!). and wait ... the device will restart ... and you have the unlock. all files are in RAM saw if you do a hardware reset the unlock will be deleted and your device will be same like before.
Any feedback is welcome ...
g_alin Posted - 30 juil. 2008 : 19:24:08
Try to write with extension and without extension. That could be the problem.
mantisx Posted - 30 juil. 2008 : 18:19:12
Okay, I have the DiskRW.exe, a backup of my SMFlash and a copy of Jen5's SMFlash/log. I want to try to get out of my rom. Any help on the next step would be appreciated. I tried using the write button but it just couldn't seem to find the file (yes i typed it right.)
mktech Posted - 26 juil. 2008 : 08:30:16
Hi g_alin.

I will try to make pictures in next week (at this moment i'm on vacation left mio home). Meaby someone
can identify JTAG without removing CPU. In case of need i can remove CPU and solder it back without problems
(i have at work BGA rework station).
I've already preparing JTAG tool for S3C2443A so hopefully after ping identification i've gain acess to K9G8G08 (
i've got 1 GB NAND flash on my mio). In mean time i try to contact with "cmonex" so hopefully when hardware work
will be done i will have files to flash mio.
g_alin Posted - 26 juil. 2008 : 04:32:27
Now I have a C720 ... previous I had a C320 ... one friend borrowed me a C220 to test some unlocks but now doesn't have it anymore.
mathwiz314 Posted - 26 juil. 2008 : 01:26:17
@g alin

I think you missed this question, but :

What GPS's do you have?
Using what I remember from previous posts, I think you have a mio c720? Do you still have your mio c220? If you do, why don't you overwrite your rom with Jen5's?
g_alin Posted - 25 juil. 2008 : 19:33:40
I wouldn't recommend you to unsolder the CPU ... If you don't have some really special tools you are not going to be able to solder it back (assuming that you didn't damage the CPU when you desolder it). If you disassembled the GPS probably you should do some pictures of the PCB and we figure out where is the JTAG without desolder the CPU. Usually there are some pads where a connector can be (temporary) placed and is used for uploading the bootloader. After that the firmware is upload it through USB.
A good start it will be to talk to cmonex ( ) first. Ask for his opinion.
mktech Posted - 24 juil. 2008 : 20:47:18
Hi g_alin !

I'm talking about C320, because i saw on your post that you using this device (same as my).
If gowning about hard reset i try to (even disconnect battery inside), but without success - all time same
error "Insufficient Memory" and no way to acess file system (neither SD Card / USB and so on).
I was hopping that there is some key sequence or some special place to touch on screen to go in to service mode.
According to your post i understand there is no such thing....So i will go back to my first idea - JTAG, i think
tomorrow i will desolder S3C2443 chip and identify JTAG connection point, after soldering back CPU i will try to
acess NAND flash via JTAG - hopefully someone have NAND-ROM dump :)

Anyway thank you for good intentions :).

Best Regards
g_alin Posted - 24 juil. 2008 : 19:34:59
This is a C220 thread and you are talking about mio c320 ... sure is not a typo!? ... doesn't really matter if you have C220 or C320 miopocket is only changing the flash (not SMFlash ... thats something else) in order to recovery your device do a hardware reset - when device is on press the power button for more then 15 sec. after that your device should go off wait 10 sec and press again the power button for 10 sec and your device will boot in standard configuration - recovery from original DVD/CD that came with the device OR if you have C320 you can connect your device to PC and delete one map (one that you don't use currently) from \My Flash Disk\Miomap\Miomap\Maps\ - don't worry you can find all maps on CD/DVD and you can copy that back later - if is necessary - and after you have 40 50 megs free on My Flash Disk (Mio device) do again the miopocket unlock.
mktech Posted - 24 juil. 2008 : 10:17:44
Hi !

I've read post on this thread, and see that here is a lot of
people with very large "mio knowledge".

I would like to ask You, about possibility of recovering MIO C320.
I try to unlock this device with MioPocket (SD method), but after
reboot mio claims "Unsufficient Memory".
I can boot any app neither from SD card or acess device other
way (i try to hard reset, and all descibed {on forum} method) without
sucess. Device can't connect via USB same time (PC don't see any
device after connection MIO)

Is there a way to put new SMFlash to device ?. Could someone
post ROM image on i.e. rapisdhare ??

Thank you in advance for help !

Best Regards
mathwiz314 Posted - 18 juil. 2008 : 01:00:46
yeah, If you want maps buy it from mio tech or a legal reseller.
Look for sites Like this:
But sorry, this is discontinued. This is just an example.

BTW, If you want U.S. maps, you can purchase them from here:
The maps are for c310x, but they should work for c220

@g alin
What GPS's do you have?
Using what I remember from previous posts, I think you have a mio c720? Do you still have your mio c220? If you do, why don't you overwrite your rom with Jen5's?
Supremo Posted - 17 juil. 2008 : 13:39:57
Well, you're not going to get them here. Read the Forum rules...
gntaflos Posted - 17 juil. 2008 : 11:25:39
I have only the map of greece and i need maps of west europe ahd especially map of germany
gntaflos Posted - 17 juil. 2008 : 10:44:34
i want to unlock my c220 step by step. can anybody to help me?
mathwiz314 Posted - 16 juil. 2008 : 04:32:46
Well, now I can't try now. Can I?
g_alin Posted - 16 juil. 2008 : 01:04:29
IE is understandable ... it use explorer.exe to integrate.
For Opera ... can you tell me the error received?
try this one: (Nom du fichier : D:\Data IIs\Gpspassion\upload\
I've checked the Opera (that I have and) probably you need also commctrl.dll added to the package (you have two exe opera.exe and mem.exe - mem.exe need alse commctrl.dll; beside coredll.dll that you already have on your device).
mathwiz314 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 20:19:54
@g alin
I have tried Opera, IE, and NetFront many times on the mio c220. All of which didn't work for me
g_alin Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 19:24:03
:( sorry for your loss ...
The browser is not "specific to a GPS" ... try it and if is not working tell us ... will figure out why ... some how. Anyway ... tell us when you'll have new GPS ...
BTW: I recommend you C320 (C520 or C720) ... the build is the same (all those GPS have the same components selected in Platform Builder) the difference is only in the number of components added by Mitac (BT,MP3,Video ...)
mathwiz314 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 19:07:01
Sorry, I just got my mio c220 robbed from me.
Hopefully I will buy a new one soon.

Jen5 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 04:19:13
Originally posted by mathwiz314

I think g_alin raise another issue here.
we may have different hardware.
Can you run ResInfo (Or Resources in Tools of Miopocket)
then to the tab "System"
and post your specs.
Remember to type exactly what it says
My is :

Windows CE 5.001400
28.9 MB RAM
ARM920T S3C2440A (399 MHz)
320x240 pixels
65536 colors


@g alin
in the wifi forum you said something about s3c2443 but I have s3c2440A.
is there a problem?

Mine is exactley the same
Jen5 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 04:10:23
mathwiz314 and g_alin
Here is the download of my rom and readme.

Let me know if it downloaded correct

mathwiz314 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 03:55:48
@g alin
I meant working on the mio c220
g_alin Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 03:54:57
There are three working (more or less) browsers. Opera, IE, and NetFront: Opera is more recommended for start because is not using too many components from OS. If this one is working ... then we can discus what to do next.
mathwiz314 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:29:40
@g alin
But first, before all of this, we need to find a working browser.
g_alin Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:27:58
s3c2443 is used in C320 -> wifi works on C320 :) .
you have s3c2440A present in C220 ... according to datasheets, SDIO characteristics are similar ... sow from a "hardware point of view" both CPUs know "SDIO card protocol version 1.0". From a software point a view ... thats an other story ... you need to add the SDIO specific dlls and see ... first try to load ndisuio.dll into device.exe ... this should be your first step. after that WLAN11b.dll ... but in order to test those dll (if are really working) you need to insert the WIFI card ... and try to connect to something ...
mathwiz314 Posted - 15 juil. 2008 : 02:16:17
I think g_alin raise another issue here.
we may have different hardware.
Can you run ResInfo (Or Resources in Tools of Miopocket)
then to the tab "System"
and post your specs.
Remember to type exactly what it says
My is :

Windows CE 5.001400
28.9 MB RAM
ARM920T S3C2440A (399 MHz)
320x240 pixels
65536 colors


@g alin
in the wifi forum you said something about s3c2443 but I have s3c2440A.
is there a problem?
g_alin Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 22:32:19
I've done the image directly on SDcard (on my C320) and I didn't had any problems ... You can try to download the image without any unlock ... this way you are in the "most stable configuration". I don't see any reason to unlock the device. Probably a easy/clean way will be: 1. restore the device (to factory defaults using CD) 2. delete (or move) all maps from My Flash Disk\Miomap\Miomap\Maps .... and repeat the download image. Copy all files related to discRW to My Flash Disk\ and before any unlock run the discRW.exe.

The upload is done with button "Write" (I don't have the GPS with me to start the software .. but thats what I remember).
It is possible to replace your ROM - even Mio has a ROM upgrade for Mio EU (Europe - Turkey)
the risk ... is big. Thats all I can say. If those tow GPS have a different hardware ... thats bad ... really bad.
If you format you MSFlash you need to 'bring the device in upgrade mode'. How to do that I don't know ... for C310 there is a buttons combination ... for this version I don't know ... probably you need to open your device make a short between some pads on the PCB and boot ... sorry but that all I know ...
mathwiz314 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 19:42:50
I think you can buy another on at mio website.
Or download this
Extract it.
Using Mio Transfer during your blank screen, copy the files to your miomap folder. This is the Miomap V3.3 TTS Unlock that I use. It DOESN'T come with ANY maps. So If you live in the US, you will be missing 4 states since they dwell in the miomaps folder.

How is the Rom extraction coming along?
rocksplit Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 07:36:52
mm!!... i dont think i have it. is there a way to get it online?
Jen5 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 07:32:42
Do you have the original restore disk. If so it will restore to factory original. Then download the updater tool from Mio and it will upgrade the miomap to ver 3.2 and give you more languages and updates.
rocksplit Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 07:28:37
i need some help with my c220, i accidentally deleted the folder "MIOMAP2", now i cant access anything, everytime i turned the device on it stays in a black screen
Jen5 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 04:32:14
Thats where the output was but I think it copies to the flash disc first. Ill try again. Im bring the mio back to factory condition. I had a problem with MioMap it wouldnt run from any of the miomap.exe files so Im restoring.
mathwiz314 Posted - 14 juil. 2008 : 02:50:25
try making the output to your SD card

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