Finally Garmin for Android!

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neato4u

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I just heard that Asus had just collaborated with Garmin and produced an Asus-Garmin phone which runs on Android Eclair.

Here's the link : http://techcentral.my/gadgetsandapp...reviews/20101109104759&sec=it_gadgets_reviews

So anyone into ROM dump? However I don't think it's legal..... hmmmmm... :confused:

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Update 03/03/2011

Ok so it seems that this is still ongoing and I saw several members post a request to get specific files in order to extract the app out and make it compatible with other android devices.

And here's an elaboration from ajape.

The actual problem is that there are two version of this program, and the one that can be downloaded from the link provided in the last page is NOT the one we need. After all, all this is about having access to our Garmin maps WITHOUT having to have a full time internet or 3G connection, otherwise why even bother with anything beyond google maps?

Anyways, I digress, there are two versions of this program: Garmap Online and Garmap Onboard. The one we all need is Garmpa Onboard for android, that's the version that reads your maps from a folder in your SD card, the one in the link posted in this thread is not... well, completely useless I guess, but it's still a far, far thing from what we're all trying to achieve here, which is to access our Garmin maps in our Android phones.

Anyways, here's the info about Garmap Onboard app that we need:

Description:

Garmap for Mobile Onboard has no reliance on network coverage, making life simpler and more convenient.

With Onboard navigation users enjoy:
- Turn-by-turn voice prompts
- 2D/3D city map views
- POI dialing
- FREE safety camera alerts
- Preloaded maps
- Optimal itinerary planning with waypoints
- Network independent allowing easy travel across borders

www.garmapmobile.co.za/onboard

What’s New

***ADVANCED LANE ASSSIST***

Garmap’s advanced lane assist pop up will help you navigate those complicated intersections by indicating which lane to use. Never miss an off-ramp again!


***ADVANCED ROUTE PLANNING***

Plan your route using Garmap’s advanced ‘Itinerary’ option and optimse your route to save time and fuel.

Guys, I may not visit this thread frequent, but I do visit XDA often. So should there be any updates which you want me to post here, kindly PM and I would be more than happy to update the current progress.
 
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thunderskain

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Spazmogen

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I have the A50 (Garminfone in USA).
In the USA it ships with Android 1.6 but in SIngapore it has 2.1 Eclair. The USA is supposed to get the Eclair update soon, but no date has been mentioned.

http://www.garminasus.com/en_SG/phones/a50/specs.html

Several of us have it rooted. But are stumped as we can not get it into recovery mode, and it seems to over right /bin on each start up...so we have to manually copy/paste su in to that to keep it rooted after each start up.

Anyone have any advice on how to dump the ROM when we can not get it into recovery?

I'd love to know how to tweak the phone to accept .update files from a different country.
 

thunderskain

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I have the A50 (Garminfone in USA).
In the USA it ships with Android 1.6 but in SIngapore it has 2.1 Eclair. The USA is supposed to get the Eclair update soon, but no date has been mentioned.

http://www.garminasus.com/en_SG/phones/a50/specs.html

Several of us have it rooted. But are stumped as we can not get it into recovery mode, and it seems to over right /bin on each start up...so we have to manually copy/paste su in to that to keep it rooted after each start up.

Anyone have any advice on how to dump the ROM when we can not get it into recovery?

I'd love to know how to tweak the phone to accept .update files from a different country.

I've searched around but not many people around the forum uses a garminphone.

Have you tried using universal androot? Cos I believe it works thay way.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

Spazmogen

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universal androot only does a partial job on it (1.6 android). We have to manually move 1 file after each start up, so not a big deal.

Yesterday, Garmin posted 2.1 Eclair for Garminfone.
What a huge difference! Universal Androot does not work with this 2.1 Eclair version!

Now I am unrooted again, but the upgrade to 2.1 is worth it.

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thunderskain

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The A10 I have here runs on 2.1 since I'm in Singapore and universal androot works on it.

I noticed a monopoly icon on one of the screenshots. Does this mean monopoly is available? I can't seem to find it..

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

rTiGd2

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Would rather Garmin than FailFail (sorry, TomTom) - I've only just found out about the HTC/TomTom deal and can't think of worse software to run on my phone really.
 

sebr1ng

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Sep 14, 2008
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Ljubljana
Garmin maps are the only ones in my country (Slovenia) and neighbouring countries that cover every village in full detail. I now use my former Windows Mobile phone just for navigation :(

Would really support this on Android!
 

djkidy123

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Maribor
Garmin maps are the only ones in my country (Slovenia) and neighbouring countries that cover every village in full detail. I now use my former Windows Mobile phone just for navigation :(

Would really support this on Android!

Lepo povedano...
Garmin will be grat,i'm using iGo,but Garmin is bether in this region of Europe... ;-)

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etereo

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I got to the .raw file, but all I tried, I cant extract it more...any ideas?

Hi, I've never worked on extracting Android imgs, so my questions may be noob, so pls apologyze


Is there any difference between the udpate (.raw) and a ROM dump?

If someone has a Garmin phone, and can root it, can they extract the Garmin .apk from it?

Alternatively, what are the next steps to take to extract an .apk from the update (.raw) ?
 

thunderskain

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Well, in a garmin phone, the garmin program is not really an app as it can not be found in the app list. It must be accessed from a widget in the home screen. I guess that's why its hard to extract the .apk file.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App
 

etereo

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Well, in a garmin phone, the garmin program is not really an app as it can not be found in the app list. It must be accessed from a widget in the home screen. I guess that's why its hard to extract the .apk file.

Sent from my HTC Wildfire using XDA App

What are the widget files "extension"? And where are they located? ie. in my Android phone dir structure?
 

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    I just heard that Asus had just collaborated with Garmin and produced an Asus-Garmin phone which runs on Android Eclair.

    Here's the link : http://techcentral.my/gadgetsandapp...reviews/20101109104759&sec=it_gadgets_reviews

    So anyone into ROM dump? However I don't think it's legal..... hmmmmm... :confused:

    -

    Update 03/03/2011

    Ok so it seems that this is still ongoing and I saw several members post a request to get specific files in order to extract the app out and make it compatible with other android devices.

    And here's an elaboration from ajape.

    The actual problem is that there are two version of this program, and the one that can be downloaded from the link provided in the last page is NOT the one we need. After all, all this is about having access to our Garmin maps WITHOUT having to have a full time internet or 3G connection, otherwise why even bother with anything beyond google maps?

    Anyways, I digress, there are two versions of this program: Garmap Online and Garmap Onboard. The one we all need is Garmpa Onboard for android, that's the version that reads your maps from a folder in your SD card, the one in the link posted in this thread is not... well, completely useless I guess, but it's still a far, far thing from what we're all trying to achieve here, which is to access our Garmin maps in our Android phones.

    Anyways, here's the info about Garmap Onboard app that we need:

    Description:

    Garmap for Mobile Onboard has no reliance on network coverage, making life simpler and more convenient.

    With Onboard navigation users enjoy:
    - Turn-by-turn voice prompts
    - 2D/3D city map views
    - POI dialing
    - FREE safety camera alerts
    - Preloaded maps
    - Optimal itinerary planning with waypoints
    - Network independent allowing easy travel across borders

    www.garmapmobile.co.za/onboard

    What’s New

    ***ADVANCED LANE ASSSIST***

    Garmap’s advanced lane assist pop up will help you navigate those complicated intersections by indicating which lane to use. Never miss an off-ramp again!


    ***ADVANCED ROUTE PLANNING***

    Plan your route using Garmap’s advanced ‘Itinerary’ option and optimse your route to save time and fuel.

    Guys, I may not visit this thread frequent, but I do visit XDA often. So should there be any updates which you want me to post here, kindly PM and I would be more than happy to update the current progress.
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    Thanks for your encouraging report.

    Which version of Navitel did you use?
    That's version 3.5, it was a repost from when I originally posted this report on this same thread a while ago. But 3.5 doesn't work on GB (Don't know about ICS, but I should think not as well), you need version 5.0.x or better now, and beware that some of the versions don't accept maps in nm2 format anymore, while some do. I think it's 5.0.1.169 (full version apk, mind) or something like that which you want. This is because anyone can convert any IMG format Garmin map to nm2 very easily just using GPSMapedit, while this is not the case with the new Navitel format nm3. Please remember to convert tiles or maps that leave you with an nm2 map file no larger than 16MB, that's a very common error. Ah! And also, the NavitelContent folder on the root of your SD Card must not have more than 61 nm2 maps at the time, otherwise NAVITEL will give you an error when trying to create it's Map Atlas. And don't worry, Navitel will make Navigation seamless even if your maps are cut differently for conversion purposes than they were originally cut by Garmin. Also, converting NT maps to nm2 may give you an error citing routing issues, if this is the case then you can also repair the routing errors manually and it will be fine, although I personally never actually managed to learn how exactly to go about those repairs in GPSMapedit. But I understand it's not rocket science either, so don't worry and go for it! :)
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    probably one or more of these files...

    com.garmin.android.apps.subscription.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.search.coordinates.apk
    GarminLocate.apk
    GarminService.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.converter.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.safetycameras.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.weather.apk
    GarminOnlineProvider.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.search.city.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.localsearch.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.search.poi.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.location.apk
    com.garmin.android.apps.search.upcomingevents.apk
    GarminGarage.apk
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    Guys, finally? :good:
    forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=652&t=427093
    Garmin StreetPilot for Android v1.49
    It´s been a while since Garmin has been available for Android already, it´s just really complicated to get it to work properly. Over three days in my case, although it was definitely worth it. Now it´s up to version 2.16, up from the 1.49 you mentioned::

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    The whole super complicated process and all pertinent files can be found here, note that you have to register in this board also to have full access. Good Luck! You´ll most likely need it, hehehe ;) :good:

    Install Garmin Street Pilot v.2.16 Android 4.1.2 Detailed Instructions&Pics

    NOTE:
    This works only on 4.11 and 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.
    This doesn't work on Android 4.0.x or Android 4.2.x
    NOT SUPPORTED and NOT Working on:
    -NVIDIA Tegra 3
    -MediaTek MT6575
    -MediaTek MT6577
    -MediaTek MT6589