Posted – 11/30/2006 : 05:08:55
C310x new users are always anxious to get an answer fast so that they can
continue the non-stop exploration. I’m no more experienced than many French
or other European language speaking people on the forum. They have been
using the same MioMap/iGo since C710/C510E were available in Europe more
than half year ago.
I tried to answer these questions as best as I can in the forum and email,
but I felt it’s better to put a mini FAQ so that other people don’t have to
waste time trying.
This FAQ assumes you have an unlocked C310x.
1. SD Card issue
Anytime you put SD card back to C310x, make sure you do a soft reset (with
C310x on) or C310x won’t find it or refresh its cache.
2. Soft Reset and Hard Reset
Some people have never used a Palm or Pocket PC all their lives. I envy them
. But there is a difference in soft reset and hard reset in these kind of
gadgets, including C310x.
Take a look at the bottom of C310x. There is a on/off switch, hard to get to
. Well, it’s designed that way on purpose. If you switch it to off, then
C310x loses its power, everything you’ve installed/hacked is gone. That’s
all you have to know. Period.
However, there are many times you are reqested to do a soft reset. Just use
a clip or toothpick, poke the tiny hole between USB and ear phone. It’s like
restarting your PC. All your programs are closed but the programs installed
are still there in C310x.
Neither soft reset nor hard reset can restore any changes you made to MioMap
, though. Since MioMap are stored in NAND Flash, similar to hard disk, any
changes you make is undoable. Don’t change anything you don’t have a copy,
that’s my suggestion.
3. Hide taskbar
After unlocking the c310x and running Miomap, the taskbar seems to block
button access for MioMap. Here is how to hide it.
Windows icon > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu …
Check Auto Hide
4. Fast Fly Over / Track Log Export / Lat/Long format / Easy Route
You can download either of these two files to replace your DATA.ZIP in \My
MoonBear_MioMap_Data.zip (with my startup image)
See http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=70131 for detail.
5. Change MioMap startup graphic
Some of you are not fascinated by the startup image in DATA.zip. Maybe your
girl friend cajoles you to change it to her picture. I understand, totally.
Here is the quick guide to replace the startup image.
Resize your favorite image into 320×240 and save it as loading_C310.bmp (
Open the DATA.ZIP with WinRAR (or WinZIP). Go to ui_mio\mio. Simply drag and
drop your file into this folder. WinRAR will recompress and save DATA.ZIP.
Now all you need to do is copy it to \My Flash Disk\MioMap\MioMap.
6. Modify script on your own
One of the best features in MioMap/iGo is the built in script language.
One of the best references for MioMap/iGo script is Fred Lynx’s web site.
Feel free to use Babel Fish or language tool from Google. I always do. I
regret that I only took 2 hours of French class in my university.
7. Map on SD Card
Some people weren’t lucky enough to get the 2G Flash model of C310x. In
order to make space in Flash, you can off-load those less-frequent used maps
to SD. Try this if you have problem accessing them.
You can create a \Miomap\maps directory under \Storage Card. That should do
If not, then use a registry editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
–> SHELL FOLDERS
–> My Document
Change its value to the name of SD card, “\Storage Card”.
If it still doen’t work, please check rule number 1 in the FAQ.
8. Route planning
At first, I was trying to emulate a future vacation. Set my Start point from
an airport, there I pick up the rental car. Then add destination and some
via points. But then the GPS signal kicked in, my Start point got replaced
by my Home or current GPS location. Bummer!
But hey, iGo teams are smarter than we think. 😉 Try this on your C310x
Settings > General > Off-Route Recalculation > Disabled
9. TomTom 6
Many of you might be tempted to install TomTom 6 on C310x but in vain. The
truth is, you don’t have to. MioMap/iGo is far superior to TomTom IMHO, but
if you insist, here it goes.
On your SD card, create a TomTom directory, put data.chk(originally in
tomtom directory), TomTom Navigator.exe, Voices directory under it. Put all
your map directories under the root directory. These are all you need to run
TT6. No installation required.
Run TomTom Navigator directly, after you’ve selected language and voice, TTN
gives you error message “No Maps Found”.
What can you do?
Easy! Use a registry editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
–> SHELL FOLDERS
–> My Document
Change its value to the name of SD card, “\Storage Card”, in C310x’s case.
Next, TomTom needs to know your GPS device. For C310x, it’s
Other NMEA GPS receiver
GPS Baud Rate 4800
GPS serial COM2:
TomTom does have its name appeal, but like most brand name out there, the
appeal fades on me rather quickly. You can do a test drive on a round trip.
Use MioMap one way, TomTom 6 the other. This will give you a fair idea of
OziExplorer comes handy when you are off-route. For example, when you are
taking a cruise or mountain climbing. It can record waypoint and track.
Remember to turn off the GPS in Ozi before you exit from the program or your
MioMap can’t find GPS signal at all.
Here is what I did
File > Configuration
o General Settings
Position Format : Deg, Min, Sec
Display Datum : WGS84
o NMEA (GPS)
Communication Port : COM2:
Baud Rate : 4800
Sentence : GPRMC
GPS NMEA Output Datum : WGS84
Click on the GPS icon to turn on GPS.
Use Map > View Satellites to check the satellite status.
Given that there is no calculator in C310x, why don’t we add one? But hey,
why don’t we add a nice spreadsheet program?
I tried Spreadsheet CE and liked it. For C310x user, you should get CE.NET
version for ARM V4 sprenaen.zip
With all the efforts you put into your C310x, you can enjoy your fruit of
labor until a hard reset sooner or later. Yes, even space shuttles are
subject to some part malfunction. So far, within one month of owning my unit
, I’ve had 2 times of hard reset already. I’ve had to reinstall everything
again from scratch. Even if I’ve organized everything (file) that I need
into one place to expedite things, it’s still a time-consuming job.
After some searching, I found EZBackup from this web site. I can do a full
or selective backup.
For selective backup, I select the following
\Windows\* (Everything there not belong to ROM)
\Program Files (If you install anything there)
Registry (Very important)
Be aware that if you installed .NET Compact Framework SP3, then your backup
time will double due to the amount of files included. I figure I can restore
most files/settings from a smaller restore file and install the .NET CF SP3
afterwards, so I uninstall .NET CF SP3 before I do a backup. If needed, I
reinstall the .NET CF SP3. This can reduce both your back and restore time
No guarantee that every program will work after restoration because I’m not
expecting another hard reset in about 2 weeks. lol.
Source: 这个是backup啊? – 未名空间(mitbbs.com)