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[MOD][WIP] different voices in Google Maps Navigation , NO ROOT NEEDED !

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11th August 2012, 11:07 PM   |  #1  
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I just figured out how to port different kinds of voices to Google maps navigation !
It is not the TTS part . But only for the Google Maps Navigation ! It is possible to port them from other navigation software to Android .

And most important :NO ROOT NEEDED !
It is my believe that this is possible on all Android devices wich run Google Maps Navigation . But since i only own an S3 , i only can confirm that it is working at the S3 for the moment .

*EDIT* I just tested this on my girlfriend's Galaxy Note , SHe has it Stock , and it worked . No hassel , just renamed the original file to : instruction-voices.org.zip , placed the modded one there two , fired up navigation and immediatley i heard the modded voice

Sadly for the moment , i just made one in Dutch wich you can get here

I've also made one with the voice of Snoop , but since that one isn't finished yet , i shall not post it yet .

It works like this :
Open the app navigation , so that the app makes the files on your sd-card .
When you navigate on your device to :
\mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\
You will find an map wich contains an voice-instructions.zip file . In that file lies the .ogg files wich contain the voices of the navigation part .
If you want to place your own voice . Open that voice-instruction.zip file listen to every .ogg file, change every file with an soundeditor program like audacity . When you are finished put al the files.in an .zip with the name voice-instruction .
Make an back up of the original voice-instruction.zip , and delete it from your folder . Place the modded on there and you are good to go !

I am not responsible for what happens (to you or others) on the road when you are listening to this or your own creation after following this !
Keep your eyes on the road ! gheghe

Also an other warning : i've encounterd some residu of the old voice even after replacing the modded voice for the original one ( thats how i got back to stock again ) to get rid of that i deleted the buffer and data in : settings/aplications/all /maps . But doing so it also deleted every route etc.
Someone gave me the tip to just delete the cache , but i did not come that far yet , so watch out when you follow this , you maby can lose some data ! Again , doing this is at your own risk !


I am looking forward to the future of the navigation voices ! May it be grow as big as TomTom !!

Have fun !

Dart Vader
For UK (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.f4cac31d
For UK (imperial system) : Download = To be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_GB.i.a3ef9dbb
For US (metric system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.f4cac31d
For US (imperial system) : Download = to be placed in : storage/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.apps.maps/testdata/voice/en_US.a3ef9dbb
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12th August 2012, 08:56 AM   |  #2  
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Nice one!
Will try the Dutch version

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12th August 2012, 08:59 AM   |  #3  
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Nice dude. German would be awesome

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13th August 2012, 12:26 PM   |  #4  
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Is there someone from America / US who can send me their voice-instruction.zip that lies in : \mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\ .

I would like to get this so i can start making the correct adjustments of the voices .

TIA
13th August 2012, 02:58 PM   |  #5  
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Someone needs to get the ones from Tom Tom & port em here.... Snoop Dogg sounds good, also would like Mr T, Darth Vader, Cartman or Peter Griffin!!!! That could be fun :0)

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Someone needs to get the ones from Tom Tom & port em here.... Snoop Dogg sounds good, also would like Mr T, Darth Vader, Cartman or Peter Griffin!!!! That could be fun :0)

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Thanks , but what i ment the .zip file of the android folder
That soi can listen how it sounds in English and make the right adjustments instead of guessing
13th August 2012, 09:29 PM   |  #7  
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I live in the UK England not USA, dunno if i can help or not????

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Thanks that would do the trick also ! If it is different form the ones in the states we shall here that soon enough , Do you have an voice you would prefer ? Since you provide the voice-instructions.zip file i need , i would think it is fair enough you'll get the first request

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awesome I will record my own voice rather listening to that stupid robotic voice
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveDH

Is there someone from America / US who can send me their voice-instruction.zip that lies in : \mnt\sdcard\Android\data\com.google.Android.apps.m aps\testdata\voice\ .

I would like to get this so i can start making the correct adjustments of the voices .

TIA

Any updates on this? I would love to change up the voice

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