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    Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    Scroll down to post # 6 or click here How to load IGO8.3 on LG GPS models LN730, LN735, LN740 and LN790 to see the steps I did to load iGO8.3 on LG GPS
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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    You shouldnt need to run iGo8 on your pc at any point.
    Do you have all the other files for iGo8?

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    Well I got a bit further. The igo 8 main screen appears, but it doesn't go any further.. All I see is Init API

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    So I finally got everything working.. I had to download a new version of iGO8.3. Everything is working now.

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    hi
    are you running igo8 on lg ln730???

    please can you tell me how can i do that. i have lg ln 730 but i dont have update from lg.

    i was download the Télécharger "igo8 amerique du nord wm6. how can i do to load my gps with igo software


    thanks a lot

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    This is a tutorial on how to load IGO8.3 on an LG-LN730. LN735, LN740, and LN790. Basically any LG GPS running Windows CE. Depending on which model GPS you have, you will be required to totally remove the LG software from your unit and replace it with the IGO8.3 Navigation software. I am not responsible if you mess up your GPS. This is something that you do at your own risk. I can tell you that it's very hard to mess up. I had completely removed the LG software and rebooted my GPS and Windows CE still has the connection screen appear. My next attempt will be to load IGO8.3 from an SD Memory card and keep the LG software on the ResidentFlash drive. I'll explain how to accomplish this at the end if you want to try it yourself.

    Although this post provides you with a copy of iGO8, it's only for educational purposes. Companies invest large amounts of time and money developing software. If you can afford it, then purchase a copy of IGO8 from here http://www.navngo.com/pages/global/e...butor_webshops


    IGO8.3 with Canada Maps only. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2XTMCCVC Password: lggps 498.7 Mb direct download


    North America Content http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CEKL030B Password: lggps 1.2Gb (Torrent) Extract and overwrite all the files in the content folder located in iGO8 on ResidentFlash or SDMMC



    1. Download and install Windows Mobile Device Center from Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...-download.mspx

    or

    Windows XP users download ActiveSync http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobi...-download.mspx


    2. Download and install CERegEditor http://www.ceregeditor.mdsoft.pl/fil...up_0.0.5.2.exe

    3. Connect LG GPS to your PC via USB cable, once connected the GPS unit should connect to PC and display User Authenticated by the Windows CE connection manager. See image below




    4. Open Windows Mobile Device Center or ActiveSync (Windows XP) see below the next image. and it should display similar to the image below



    Windows Vista/7 Mobile Device Center



    Windows XP ActiveSync

    If it does not display like above, then check your GPS to make sure it displays the Windows CE connection screen. Try unplugging and re-plugging a couple of times. If not then reboot your GPS, and if still nothing, reboot your PC.

    Once you have a successful connection, click the Connect Without setting up your device link. Then click the File Management > Browse the contents of your device link as shown below.






    ActiveSync users click explore


    This will open up a windows explorer screen with 3 drives displayed. See below





    Open ResidentFlash drive and copy the entire contents of this drive as a backup to your PC. Warning, this is a very very slow process, this may take several hours.

    5. Open CERegedit and press F1 or Connection > Connect at the top right. Expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Init as displayed below





    You will notice in mine I already have a Launch99, you will not have this. This is what I added to get IGO8 to launch.

    - Double click Launch91 and rename LGLauncher.exe to LGLauncher.back and click the OK button. (Your's may not be Launch91, just look for LGLauncher.exe and whatever Launch string it is using and edit that)
    - Right click anywhere under the last LaunchXX and click New > String Value
    - Value Name: Launch99
    - Value data: \ResidentFlash\iGO8\IGO8.exe and click OK
    Now you should have a Launch99 in the list like mine and Launch91 should now have a value of LGLauncher.back
    In CERegEditor click File and Save to make sure it writes to your CE device.
    You can close CERegEditor now.

    6. Reboot your GPS(This part may be optional depending on your device and space that you have on ResidentFlash).

    My LN730, does not have enough space on ResidentFlash to hold the LG GPS software and the IGO8.3 software. I therefore had to delete the contents of ResidentFlash to make enough room for IGO8.3
    If your device has enough space, you can skip this step and proceed to step 8.

    I wasn't quite sure how this would turn out as the system has no software to run, but Windows CE is the first thing to boot up on your GPS. The GPS should connect to your PC.
    The reason for doing this is so that we can delete the LG GPS software from the device. If we didn't stop the LGLauncher.exe from running, there would be files still in use on our device.

    7. Delete the LGENavi folder and the SlidePlayer folder. Depending on the GPS, these folder names may be different. Just do a search on ResidentFlash for any files with *.exe

    8. Create a Folder called iGO8 and extract from the links above and copy the contents of the zip file into the iGO8 folder. iGO8.exe like pictured below





    Note* In the iGO8 folder is a filename called sys.txt this file is where you customize settings for IGO with your device

    [device]
    type="LG LN730"
    sdcard_dsk_num=7
    [folders]
    app="\ResidentFlash\iGO8




    9. Disconnect the GPS from the USB cable and reboot your GPS, you will still see the LG GPS Nav screen (pictured below)





    If everything worked the way it was supposed to, IGO8.3 should start to initialize (See image below).





    The first time you boot up your LG with the IGO8.3 software, it will take 10-15 minutes to Initialize. This is normal, just walk away and let it do it's thing. When it's done it will start the setup and you can customize your settings.


    Just to show that an LG GPS can run IGO8.3 here is a camera pic of it running.





    [SD MEMORY CARD]


    To get IGO8 running off of an SD Memory card, instead of editing HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > init > Launch99 with \ResidentFlash\iGO8\iGO8.exe To find out what to replace ResidentFlash with, put the SD Memory Card into your GPS and in either Windows Explorer or Windows Mobile Device center, you will see it pop up as a drive. Mine came up as SDMMC.

    Once you know this, you can create an iGO8 folder on the root of your SD Mem card and copy all the files into the iGO8 folder, then modify the Launch99 to look like the one below





    You also have to modify the sys.txt located in the iGO8 folder on your SD card.

    [device]
    type="LG LN730"
    sdcard_dsk_num=7
    [folders]
    app="%SDCARD%/iGO8"

    I attempted this with a 4GB HC SD card and my GPS would not recognize it. I tried a 256MB SD Card and it recognized it. I am under the impression that my GPS does not support HC (High Capacity) SD Mem card. If I can find a 3GB or lower card, I will attempt again. If anyone has any success with the SD Mem card, please let me know.
    Last edited by Acadian; 2nd August 2010 at 14:26.

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    hello

    thank you so mutch for your tutorial i will try asap

    thanks lot

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    Well must be doing something wrong because all i get on the screen is PROGRAM DATABASE CAN NOT BE FOUND
    just downloaded the Canada file do I need the North American one as well if not anyone have any suggestions
    Thankx Bigb609

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    I had tje same problem arise one of the @ thing i had to do was put the "bl.cgf" file back wich he never did say to remove oops. and i had to change the sys.txt file to look like this

    [device]
    type="LG LN730"
    app="\ResidentFlash\iGO8

    had to reset it and now i get a "initialization error:no languge files were found"

    I hit ok and it goes on i get the iGo screen coming up now just like the first on above (after the lg boot screen).
    now just playing the waiting game. will let you know how it goes.

    Cheers Pat

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    Re: Loading Igo 8.3 on LG Model LN730

    Thank you for the post. I bought my LN740 for $450 + tax about 4 years, and all these years I thought that I made a really bad choice - I also had TomTom, which was way better.
    Now using this article I gave the device a new life and it is awesome. Many Thanks!!

    However, there are couple of comments to what is written here:
    1. Torrent link is not working. I had to download from depositfiles.com and these maps are Q4 2009.
    2. There was no sys.txt on the iGO 8.3.4 folder. I created one and it has the following content:
    [device]
    type="LG LN740"
    app="\ResidentFlash\LGE\iGO8

    3. I never deleted the LGE folder, so when I set the path in the registry, I had to use \ResidentFlash\LGE\iGO8\igo8.exe
    3. Once installed, my device failed to identify the GPS receiver, so I had to go the the menu and manually launch the receiver search
    Go to Menu > Settings > "right >" > click "Auto-detect" button

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