/Adding Exit Door to MioMap 3.3

Adding Exit Door to MioMap 3.3

One reader has contributed a great hack to add an Exit Door to the main screen of MioMap 3.3. It’s easier to quit MioMap this way and MioMap shuts off cleanly without the need to reset the machine. This hack is only useful if you have unlocked your Mio C230. I assume that you have followed my post to unlock your Mio C230. Here are the steps. [Update: 12/19/2007] I found out how to modify the DATA.ZIP to show the exit door and hence the new Hack #2. [Update: 12/20/2007] I made my DATA.ZIP file available for download. The DATA.ZIP is from my Mio C230 and the only change I made is enable the Exit Door.

Hack #1 (This requires you to use a DATA.ZIP file from an external source)

  1. Download DATA.ZIP from this site.
  2. Turn on your Mio C230 and connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
  3. Mio C230 shows up as F: drive. Make a backup of your original DATA.ZIP file. The file is F:MioMapMioMap2DATA.ZIP .
  4. Copy the DATA.ZIP from step 1 to the F:MioMapMioMap2 directory.
  5. Edit the file F:ScriptMioNav.mscr . Comment the Reset command, so the line looks like this

    #Reset

  6. Disconnect Mio C230 and do a hard reset.

Hack #2 (No download needed. You modify the DATA.ZIP yourself.)

  1. Turn on your Mio C230 and connect it to the computer using a USB cable.
  2. Mio C230 shows up as F: drive. Make a backup of your original DATA.ZIP file. The file is F:MioMapMioMap2DATA.ZIP .
  3. Unzip the original DATA.ZIP to your local hard drive.
  4. Edit the file miocommonuidefault_setup.ui in the uncompressed files.
  5. Find the following line and delete it. Note that this is for C230 only. You might need to edit/delete other line for other models.

    runif vDeviceType "MIOC230" 'btn_exit_app.hide'

  6. Compress the files back into DATA.ZIP again.
  7. Copy the DATA.ZIP from step 6 to the F:MioMapMioMap2 directory.
  8. Edit the file F:ScriptMioNav.mscr . Comment the Reset command, so the line looks like this

    #Reset

  9. Disconnect Mio C230 and do a hard reset.
TAGS: