One user has requested this application. It a tactical glide computer for the Pocket PC operating system. The original program is available as a cab file which can be installed on a regular PDA running PocketPC operating system. The installation on PNA like Navigon 2100 GPS is not straight forward. I just made this program to run on my Navigon 2100. The version I use is XCSoarPPC2003.ARMV184.108.40.206.cab . When I ran it on my Navigon 2100, it recognized the GPS port automatically and retrieved the coordinates. I am not sure how to use and configure the program. I only know its configuration directory is on /My Documents/XCSoarData/ . This directory is erased every time you hard reboot the GPS, so it has to be changed. If you know how to change it. Please tell us in the comments section.
To use it, just download the file and unzip it to your SD card. I have included all the necessary files for it. You should be able to run it using FileManagerCE on the desktop or use MyApps to add a shortcut, if you use my unlock package. The recommended location for the directory is Script/programs/XCSoar on the SD card.
I am making this download free to everyone, but please do not re-distribute the files. Just tell your friends to visit this post for download location. Here is the link to the download.
The Nextar 43LT comes with photo viewer and MP3 player, but no media player is included. By using the Games feature of iGo Amigo, I was able to install the HPC media player on it. You do not need to unlock it to use the media player. Here are the steps.
Connect the 43LT to the computer using a USB cable. The cable is not included, you have to purchase it. Alternatively, you can just take out the SD card while the unit is turned off and insert the SD card to a card reader of your computer.
Unzip the zip file downloaded in step 1 and copy the folder to iGo/content/games on the SD card.
Safely remove the USB cable. If you take the SD card out of the GPS, eject it from the card reader and put it back to the GPS.
Hard reset 43LT using the switch on the back.
To use the media player, from the main screen, click on More… -> Games. Scroll down and click on HPC Media Player. Here are screenshots of the media player showing the trailer of Transformer 2.
Nextar 43LT runs on iGo Amigo which has a lot of settings you can change through sys.txt and system.ini. I want to keep a record of the original settings just in case I do something bad.
sys.txt is in iGo directory of the storage card and system.ini is in iGo/save . Note that there are back slashes in the configuration (e.g. lang_path_hint="lang\Lang_English-us.gro"), WordPress is notorious about deleting back slashes. So, do not be surprsied that these back slashes got omitted in the future
While I was searching for info about iGo Amigo, I cam across this Nextar 43LT GPS. It’s the first GPS in North America with iGo Amigo and it also comes with lifetime live traffic update(in selected markets) . Nextar 43LT is only available at Best Buy.
It was on sale last week for $129.99 with free shipping. The price is just right for a 4.3″ widescreen GPS with Text-To-Speech and lifetime traffic subscription. I went ahead and ordered it right away.The shipping took about 2 business days.
Here are some of the photos that I took.
Some of you might ask “Is this GPS unlockable?”. You bet. I have looked at the files and it’s easy to figure out what to change to run external programs. iGo Amigo also was designed to work with other programs, so there is an exit button to quit the program gracefully. The programs I am having now are that the screen size is different from the Mio C230 and Navigon 2100 and the directory structure is different. There are some significant changes that are needed to use my previous unlock package. I’ll keep everyone posted when I have a working package available.
My original package was designed for Navigon 2100 US model. A lot of people have adapted the package to be used on other Navigon models. There are some reports about my release 4.2 causing some GPSs other than Navigon 2100 to reboot continuously.
The cause for this problem is that my script reboots (resets) the GPS after successfully unlocking. The problem is some GPSs’ registry got wiped out clean after each reboot. Therefore, the next time system boots up, the script thinks the unit is not unlocked and does the unlocking again and reboot.
To fix the problem, I have changed the script so it won’t reboot again. I also made some modification for the taskbar to show up correctly. Two packages have been made for this release. The first one is the whole package which is for people who have not downloaded my release 4.2 before. The instructions are the same as the release 4.2. Here is the link to the zip file.
The second package is for people who have download the release 4.2. The second package has only two script files: autorunce.mscr and StartBtn.mscr. Please replace these two files in your old downloaded package. By default, autorunce.mscr goes to the root of the SD card and StartBtn.mscr goes to the Script folder on the SD card. Here is the link to the zip file.
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My Navigon 2100 comes with Mobile Navigator 6 preinstalled. Like MioMap 3.3, you can change the skin of it. The file is in MN6 directory and it’s called MN6ResourcesBinary.res . There is an active thread discussing the skin for Navigon 2100 on GpsPasSion.com. If you have time, you can read through the 100+ pages of discussion. There is another thread dedicated to just the finished skins. This is where I got the skins for my package. You can download more skins from this thread.
I modified a script that does skin switching for MioMap 3.3 to work with Mobile Navigator 6. Therefore, you can switch the skin from within Navigon 2100. You can find the script in my Navigon unlock package. The script is called tweaks.mscr in the Script directory on the storage card. If you want to add more skins, just create a separate directory for each skin under Skins directory and put the MN6ResourcesBinary.res file in that directory.
Here are the screenshots of the skins I included in release 4.2.
I am going to post a series of articles about unlocking and customizing Navigon 2100 GPS. Note that unlocking is a process to enable your Windows CE based GPS to run other programs not intended by the manufacturers. It is possible to run other Navigation software like iGo or TomTom on Navigon if you own the software. However, this blog and the associate forum are not for discussing how to obtain the unlicensed software and maps. Any questions about illegal downloads will be either ignored or deleted.
This is my first unlock release for Navigon 2100. It’s release 4.2 because it’s based upon my Mio C230 release 4.1. What’s new is My Apps (WolfNCU) which lets you add your own programs to the desktop easily. A skins swticher is also included for you to switch skins for MN6.