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    Question I am new and i have many questions...

    hello
    my basic question is:
    is possible to install any OS on a OEM nav dvd system?

    i would like to have something different than the OEM dvd/nav system that come with Tahoe/yukon.

    What can i do in order to add at this system internet browsing?

    I have read heare about Mimics. There are other options?

    I also would like to watch dvd in the front screen and add 2 headrest monitor.
    i read about lockpick. the new version will has an iphone connection..will work as the mimics?

    Thanks for your answers and sorry for my english...i am italian but i live in the u.s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefano73 View Post
    is possible to install any OS on a OEM nav dvd system?
    i don't believe there is any way to do this in any vehicles. most of the hardware, and parts that even recent models of nav systems use are proprietary-- many times, they won't even give up the basic control structure to anyone without signing all sorts of legal papers..

    of course, if you had all the time, money, and bill gates for programming the system, then i think it is possible, but not for the average hobbist..

    Quote Originally Posted by stefano73 View Post
    What can i do in order to add at this system internet browsing?
    a computer. no nav system currently allows for internet browsing.


    Quote Originally Posted by stefano73 View Post
    I have read here about Mimics. There are other options?
    mimics is a small device that allows the touch screen of a lilliput monitor to work with a iphone. it doesn't control anything else at this time.

    i don't know what other options your looking for..

    Quote Originally Posted by stefano73 View Post
    I also would like to watch dvd in the front screen and add 2 headrest monitor.
    i read about lockpick. the new version will has an iphone connection..will work as the mimics?

    i do not believe there is any way to add screens to the factory nav system.

    lockpick is a different type of solution-- it allows you to watch movies while in motion, and also unlock other functionality that is normally disabled.

    mimics/lockpick:

    these devices serve 2 different functions:
    mimics is intended to be used with a iphone where you can generate the screen--the mimics only deciphers the touch signal, and doesn't do anything more-- so the iphone screen would be shown on your lilliput screen, which would be connected to the mimics unit to allow you to press buttons-- you are dealing with the iphone interface.

    lockpick can control your ipod/phone, but does not give you access to the actual ipod/phone interface. it grabs the media off of the device, and allows you to play it.

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    thanks!
    Mimics will allow me to browse internet but can be interfaced with the oem nav system taht you know?


    to add 2 headrest monitor i need to replace the front screen to be able to have the din available ?
    Or i need anyway a car pc?

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    no, mimics only will make the touch screen of a lilliput monitor work with a iphone, or ipod.

    have you contacted a dealership, or forum for your truck, to see if there is a option available for other screens?

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