this gps is easy to hack, and is dirt cheep. It is $70 after Staples EZ Rebate (which always come), and I used a $25 off code bringing it to about $50 even after tax and discounts
. The deal is good till saturday (I don't know how many they have in their inventory)
note: the code I used to buy the first two expired, then--for the first time--I tried e-junkie. you paypal them .90 cents and they send you a staples code for 25 off 100.http://www.**************/forums/hot-...word1=omnitech
I got 3 of them, one for liz, 2 for me (or 1 for me and one for some lucky unknown in the future). The hack I made can be copied to other sd cards and used on the other two with no added effort.
I got this one hacked to boot to 4 buttons to the left and a picture of that crazy cow I post sometimes to the right.
1> button one takes me to igo/mio's month old software 'amigo' which is great software
2> button two launches explorer. The desktop is shut off in this model(as far as I know) but I figured out where explorer is and launching it opens a folder. From the folder you can navigate up or into any folder, and run CE programs.
3> is a soft 'off' button (might change that later)
4> launches coreplayer (this could be launched from the folder, but deseaved a button), which plays movies and mp3s.
I have a bunch of little programs in folders. I saw some folder of programs and copied it to the gps sd card, then ran the programs from the gps. Any that were worthwhile and ran without having to be installed I kept. There's a bunch of freebeeis like system task managers, two-pane file, little games, media players..
6 hours of reading and tinkering later I have made a set of files that will get you going. Just place them on a blank sd card and it will boot up, if anyone wants me to upload a zip of em, let me know. You can deal with the gps software you want on your own. navigon, garmin, and tomtom are others people said they have installed. I installed navigon, but didn't like it. I like amigo. both navigon and amigo are super easy to install.