Can anyone help me please? I seem to have read somewhere on this forum that it is possible to load IGO8 mapping and poi's onto a Magellan. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to load IGO8 onto a Magellan Maestro 4010. If this is possible can anyone tell me how to do it. Do I need to get an SD card and if so what capacity card do I need ? Also is it possible to get speed camera alerts for this ? If IGO 8 is not possible can anyone suggest a way of updating the Magellan 4010 mapping and speed camera database.
Look forward to hearing from anyone.
2. When you extract the downloaded Miopocket file, take your time to read the "Miopocket Readme" file. It is long, but has critical information (especially in step 4D, that deals specifically with using Miopocket on a Magellan Maestro). What is nice about Miopocket is that you install it by loading everything up onto an SD card, and MP runs from the SD card. Hence you don't need to do anything to the Magellan's internal memory; popping out the SD card will cause your Maestro to run normally. Takes a bit longer to boot up, but since messing with the startup files on the Maestro can cause irreparable harm, running MP from the sd card is preferable in my eyes. Again, go slow here...I don't know how computer savvy you are, but this is doable if you are patient.
3. In essence, you will copy various Miopocket files onto your sd card, and then place this into your sd card slot, and turn on your Magellan. You want to force the Magellan to boot from the card rather than its own internal memory. (NOTE: in step 4D of the MP Readme file, you are told to copy certain files to the root of your sd card, and then are given options on what to rename them to get the Maestro to "see" them. I had to use the last option -- renaming "MioAutoRun.exe" to "iBoot.exe" and "MioAutoRun.mscr" to "iBoot.mscr"). Again, take the time to read through the installation directions -- they are thorough and essential.
4. Once you have successfully gotten Miopocket to run, you then need to find (a) the Igo8 program (or Igo Primo), and then (b) the country maps you want to use. I found Igo Primo here -- JumboFiles.com - Dedicated Hosting -- and you can find maps in the maps section of this forum. Copy the entire Primo folder to the root of your SD card, and in the "content" section of that folder you will find folders for maps, pois, and buildings, all of which are empty. The map files you download will have similar folders -- simply copy the contents of the downloaded folders into the corresponding folders on the sd card.
5. Now, when you start up Miopocket, there will be an icon for Igo Primo, but it is an icon only, and does not contain the program (that's why you had to download it and place it on your sdcard). The first time you press the Primo icon, Miopocket will tell you it can't find the .exe file, and will prompt you to find the file. You will then see a Windows file tree; select your sd card (often listed as "SDMMC"), and then select the Primo folder, and you should see (on the right hand side of the Windows tree screen) the Primo executable file. Select it, click okay, and you'll be returned to the Miopocket menu. Now select the "Igo Primo" icon, and the program should start.
6. Finally, if the program cannot autodetect your gps port settings, you may need to add a few lines to the sys.txt file located in the Primo folder on the sd card. For my Roadmate 1470, I had to add the following lines to the sys.txt file:
Again, I don't know what the setting are for the Maestro 4010, so the first time you start the program, let the Primo try to autodetect your settings. If it fails, then find out what the correct settings are for you (i.e. port and baud), copy those numbers into the lines above, and then paste these lines into the sys.txt file at the end.
(I should note that I was never able to get Miopocket to work with my Roadmate 1470 -- it loaded up fine, but for some reason Igo could not find the GPS port. I finally downloaded Miopocket Mini -- a smaller version of Miopocket -- and it worked like a charm. You can find Miopocket Mini 4.0 Release 2 online, but the version I downloaded had a virus that my virus checker (Avira) caught, and was able to isolate. So what I have described above is the process I used with Miopocket Mini, which at its core is the same as Miopocket, just with a lot fewer programs. I have not heard of anyone else who had the problems with Miopocket that I had, so this should work for you. If not, try it with Miopocket mini...just beware of viruses!)
Sounds a bit complex but i will give it a go as soon as i get an SD card. Can you tell me what capacity card i need please. I have recently updated my car sat nav and needed to use an 8GB card due to the method used to make it work.Do i need a card this big for the maestro 4010?
Many thanks for your help.