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    Alpine OEM headunit NAVI hack

    Am aware of the efforts by angrydad and acurazine forums for patching/hacking the NAVI executables and reburning the DVD to remove the nag button, replacing the splash screens, etc.

    Can we not using these tools just rebuild the applicable BIN file to put iGo or NDrive in its place and rename the applicable EXE file to NAVI.EXE and repoint the content folders/etc to read from the DVD ?

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    Re: Alpine OEM headunit NAVI hack

    Quote Originally Posted by thechachman View Post
    Can we not using these tools just rebuild the applicable BIN file to put iGo or NDrive in its place and rename the applicable EXE file to NAVI.EXE and repoint the content folders/etc to read from the DVD ?
    Really a piece of cake
    Although you will end up with a nice set of coasters
    If things were that easy you would not need all these sites where you can download thousands of different navigation software versions
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    Re: Alpine OEM headunit NAVI hack

    Quote Originally Posted by gazo View Post
    Really a piece of cake
    Although you will end up with a nice set of coasters
    If things were that easy you would not need all these sites where you can download thousands of different navigation software versions
    What do you mean? Or, is there another software which is readily available which can be installed in place of the Navteq s/w which is on the DVDs?

    A friend managed to build a BIN image so that the unit boots cleanly and all other bits work, and if you press the nav button it sends you to a WinCE desktop, and I personally have played with various other WinCE based headunits and managed to install iGo / NDrive / etc onto them and/or install one in the place of another, so curious why it wouldn't work for one of these Alpine OEM ones.
    Last edited by thechachman; 7th February 2011 at 14:42.

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    Re: Alpine OEM headunit NAVI hack

    There is only a very limited number of units that will run WIN CE or something similar
    Most of these are classified as Chinese Double DIN Junk
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    Re: Alpine OEM headunit NAVI hack

    Hmmm, ok, my understanding was all Alpine headunits were WinCE based

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