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    How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Does anyone have a step-by-step tutorial ??

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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Quote Originally Posted by ChillyCat View Post
    Does anyone have a step-by-step tutorial ??
    Procedures for installing Garmin Mobile XT on a Windows Mobile Smartphone / Pocket PC Device :

    1) You need Garmin Mobile XT for Windows Mobile, the newest version. Its discontinued now, but its still available from the Garmin Website. Download the setup application, and get the Basemap and Support files.

    2) Once you have the three setup files on your desktop PC, connect your mobile phone via Activesync or device manager, and get them synced.

    3) Install the Mobile XT application. You can install the support files (which has voices, delete the voices you do not need as this will save space on your memory card). Install the basemap (without the basemap, the map image you intend to install will be much slower to use).

    4) Run the Mobile XT application. You wil be given a number of options, like registering and such. Just choose the option at the bottom (connect to GPS), and just keep selecting things until you get to the application itself. Since its not registered, it will not allow you to connect to GPS, but go to Settings, and select About tab. This will give you the device code - note down this device code (nothing else) and then exit the programme.

    5) You need Garmin Keygen. Install this on your desktop and use the device code you obtained from step 4) from the About settings on Mobile XT. You will get an access code - just copy and paste this onto a notepad file, and save this as SW.UNL (make sure you save as 'all other files' and not as a .txt file or it will not work).

    6) Take this SW.UNL file and paste it in the Garmin folder on your mobile phone. I have found that some Windows Mobile devices will only work with the .UNL located in the Garmin folder on the phone, not on the memory card, hence for simplicity, just install the .UNL file on the phone. Run Garmin Mobile XT, and it will work unlocked.

    7) Copy your map IMG file (GMAPSUPP) onto the Garmin folder in your memory card. Ensure your map is unlocked for use. Garmin Mobile XT cannot use 3d Buildings or Junction View, hence don't bother copying these to your memory card.

    8) If you are using an older device with a slower processor, consider using an overclocking application for your device, as this helps speed up the application. Its dependent on what processor your telephone or device use, but always back up your device before routinely using an overclocking application. Garmin Mobile XT runs on most Windows Mobile devices, even the old Pocket PCs, but you may need to use the older version of Mobile XT for them (try the newest version first, if it does not work, then try the older version).
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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Thanks !!!!!!!!! Brilliant !!!

    soooooooooo freaking EZ


    EDIT:1
    QUESTION.......

    I got the program opening properly and only map working is base map.

    Base map came with my files and is named: gmapbmap

    I have the NA map that is named : CNNANT2011.10 3d unlocked gmapsupp

    The NA map dos'nt appear to be working. Do I have to re-name the NA map ??

    EDIT:2
    I remaned the CNNANT2011.10 3d unlocked gmapsupp to gmapsupp. [disc image file]
    When I start up Garmin....it hangs on opening splash screen

    EDIT:3

    This maps got all kinds of extras


    got it from here:
    Last edited by ChillyCat; 13th June 2010 at 20:13.

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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Garmin Mobile XT cannot use the 3d buildings or Junction View (things you get on the dedicated PNA devices like the Nuvi). The map must be named gmapsupp (as you done so). Get rid of all the other files, like gmap3d (3d buildings) and the JCV (junction view), though these should simply be ignored by the programme. POIs have to go in the Garmin/POI folder.

    I do not understand exactly why your map does not load. I have successfully used Mobile XT with the EU 2011.10 map, with an old HTC Magician pocket pc phone with Windows 6.1 ROM cooked on it and it worked well. It could be lack of available memory on your device that causes it to freeze. Try a different map to test (maybe smaller maps like a few individual states), or simply another map (2010.10 version, or another 2011.10 image somewhere). A CPU overclock programme like XCPUScalar (if your processor is compatible) always help, as well as ensuring as much memory is available on your device. Sorry I cannot give you a specific solution as I had not encountered that problem.

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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    It's working.

    Kinda funny, took like a whole minute to display screen [ I wuz too impatient]

    And it is dreadfully slow.I can see why you mentioned
    an OC app. Had all the major players GPS apps running
    on this Omniai910, nothing's ever run this slow.

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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Just a side note - when using the Keygen for creating the SW.UNL file - there's no need to have the support files & the basemap installed. Missing support files also mean you only have the (unlocked) map you may download from here and the navgiator - no voices, no help etc. but it works

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    Re: How to install Garmin on Smartphone Windows Mobile 6.1 - 6.5

    Yeah, its good information...

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