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  • Innovatek IN-W72GPS (hate the software! - windows ce based), what can I change?

    I just bought a double din windows ce based head unit, decent unit but the software sucks. Comes with windows ce 6.0 and I believe it is arm based.

    Here she is: http://www.mp3playerstore.com/catalo..._GPS_Maps.html

    Can I load a new front end for the windows ce setup or replace it with linux, winxp or android? The software with the unit is crap.

  • #2
    not really.

    at least, i should say i have never seen anyone do it so far. that is not to say it is impossible, but it is much more complex then just inserting a disc....
    My OLD 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT:
    "The Project That Never Ended, until it did"


    next project? subaru brz
    carpc undecided

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    • #3
      bump! any ideas?

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      • #4
        You could potentially install linux on it, but you need to work round the hardware restrictions and find a way to boot a disc / store the os. Various linux distros have arm images and packages.

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        • #5
          Your best bet would be to take it apart, do some googling, and see if you can figure out how it's loading the OS. Most of these devices have the OS burned into a flash chip, so it's not modifyable. Sometimes you can either soldier a new flash chip on, or even bypass the chip altogether, depending on how the board itself is set up.

          If you've got a decent amount of electrical and software knowledge you might be able to tackle this task. Otherwise, perhaps sell it on ebay and move on to a real carpc
          "stop with the REINSTALLS, what do you think we got some lame-o installer!!!" - mitchjs
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          • #6
            change gps software?

            hi guys!

            I have a quick question regarding the Map software in the head unit! I ordered the IN-W72GPS a couple days ago, and looking at my online order receipt i notice i inadvertently ordered the European GPS software version!!! and im in Manitoba Canada!

            Is it easy to change the maps in the unit? are they just stored on an SD Card? I emailed Mp3PlayerStore.com and told them about my issue, and am just looking for a heads up as to what to expect..... Im hoping i dont have to send the whole head unit back!! ideally im thinking i should be able to simply download the appropriate map software for my region and update it to the head unit via a USB stick or SD card, but i dunno at this point.....

            can anyone shed some light on this problem for me?

            TIA,

            GiNNz!

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            • #7
              doesnt anyone read these?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SweetLikeChutny View Post
                I just bought a double din windows ce based head unit, decent unit but the software sucks. Comes with windows ce 6.0 and I believe it is arm based.

                Here she is: http://www.mp3playerstore.com/catalo..._GPS_Maps.html

                Can I load a new front end for the windows ce setup or replace it with linux, winxp or android? The software with the unit is crap.
                Centrafuse software has a CE windows version, you could try and ask them if their software could be loaded on this device and how to load it.

                Can you elaborate on what you do not like about the software loaded on the unit ?

                John

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                • #9
                  It's usually frowned upon to link to other forums, but if you do a google search you might be able to find 'your tracks guide' at an underground gps site. Were you to find such a site, you may find many many more answers than you will here since that's not necessarily the main focus of this forum.

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                  • #10
                    i bought one of these, first impression is excellent! then i install it in my truck, and it turns out only two channels are working! no output from the sub (RCA) output, and the rear speaker channels (RCA). its a sad day....

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                    • #11
                      I just ordered the Innovatek IN-W72GPS and will see what options we have as far as software. Looking at video reviews of the Innovatek IN-W7GPS, the flip out screen model, it looks like this device is not locked down at all. The guy can get into windows just fine and even loaded his own maps (iGo). However, until I get my hands on this radio I am just assuming.

                      youtube Review IN-W7GPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G7h8ti4luk

                      Have you figured anything out since your last post? I should have mine early next week and can hopefully help you out then.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ginnz View Post
                        hi guys!

                        I have a quick question regarding the Map software in the head unit! I ordered the IN-W72GPS a couple days ago, and looking at my online order receipt i notice i inadvertently ordered the European GPS software version!!! and im in Manitoba Canada!

                        Is it easy to change the maps in the unit? are they just stored on an SD Card? I emailed Mp3PlayerStore.com and told them about my issue, and am just looking for a heads up as to what to expect..... Im hoping i dont have to send the whole head unit back!! ideally im thinking i should be able to simply download the appropriate map software for my region and update it to the head unit via a USB stick or SD card, but i dunno at this point.....

                        can anyone shed some light on this problem for me?

                        TIA,

                        GiNNz!
                        Do you still need IGo My Way maps? If so send me a message. I just got my W72GPS so I may be able to help.

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                        • #13
                          I anticipate your findings...I have a W7GPS and am loving it so far...
                          Is there any way you can copy the nav from the sd card that comes on it and upload it for me?
                          I went to change to a bigger card and ended up formatting it before i got the files off...went to the innosoft site and got the software but it didn't have the nav stuff...Thx!

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                          • #14
                            Can't wait to see your findings...
                            Can anyone upload the IGO maps for North America and Canada?
                            I erased my card for my W7GPS and thus wiped out all the maps!

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                            • #15
                              I just reinstalled a working version of iGo Primo to it and it runs like a charm!

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