I GPS, freeing MY 268


Click here to release a GPS MIO MOOV.

To install TomTom 6 or 7 in a PDA with WINCE 5.0 / 4.2 or in a GPS MIO 268 (+) / 269 (+) go to this forum, I think that everything is more organized and people can make improvements in a more simple as well as to anticipate the doubts.

To install MioMap v3 stay on this page and follow the instructions.

Well, it seems that several friends have already asked me about GPS’s, which ones to buy, which is better, if you have radars … etc etc

The first thing is to understand that there are different things to buy. On the one hand you can buy a radar detector, simply by plugging it into the car you will be notified of places where the DGT has made a radar public, or even places where they have ever been, this device is completely legal, but it does not work tell us roads

On the other hand if you have a PDA or a cell phone enabled for it, you can buy a card (Flash, SD, ..) GPS or a GPS device by infrared or bluetooth and so you take advantage of your “mobile device” to convert it into GPS. You will need to install a cartography program with which you can use GPS, the most used in these cases is the TomTom. (There are free alternatives to the TomTom but leave much to be desired).

In this case you can also install free programs to calculate the kilometers traveled, the average consumption, speed …

The last possibility is to buy a GPS that brings everything in one device, GPS Antenna + Software.

If I had to buy a GPS right now I would see if I want it only for the radars (Warning, much cheaper) or for directions.
In the case that I want it for indications, if apart I want to introduce the radars I would opt for one of the TomTom model (much simpler to add POI’s), but if I want it for quality, I would certainly erect a MIO (Something more complicated to introduce radars, explained below).
Something that would also take into account is that it had SD cards, MMC .. it is always easier to update maps and POIS’s in this way (as long as our computer has a card reader)

And finally I would also notice that it had bluetooth with what we would gain a hands-free for the car πŸ™‚

The same one prefers to wait for Galileo.

In my case, I have an MIO 268 plus, the kings gave it to me last year πŸ™‚
The truth is that I am very happy, the software that comes with it, is the MioMap v2.0, although version 3 has already come out, you can see an example of it here.

Obviously to update maps in most GPS you have to pay.

The different programs to manage a GPS antenna (TomTom, MioMap, …) depends on each one, it is best to try them all and choose which one we like the most, for example I love how the MioMap guides me, in addition to clear maps and simple, on the contrary, many people prefer the TomTom (the best known).
What is the problem with my browser? Well when I went to put the radars as POIs (Points of interest) I would not allow it, the only solution they gave me was to download a payment program to put them, and after spending 400 euros I was not going to pay more to get the radars.

Mine 268 is based on Windows CE and what it does when it is turned on is to load a program by default, where it lets you access the browser, settings, contacts .. but it does not allow you to mess anything else out of that, so I decided to get out of that program and to be able to accede to the folders of the navigator to put the radars to “hair”.

This process took me some weeks, I found several pages that indicated how to do something similar but not for the same model as mine and many others but in French (I gave German in school) so I did not know much.

Note: If these steps do not work for you, there is another alternative solution at the end of the article.

I will try to remember how I did it since it was more than a year ago:

  1. The first thing is to download these files
    1. Zip to liberalize
    2. Zip with the original content (just in case)
  2. We put in an SD card (we will call it TARJETALIBRE) the content of the Zip to liberalize.
  3. We take out the MIO card and introduce the new card, TARJETALIBRE, into the gps.
  4. We turn on / configure / select language / select English
    1. If you do not see the English language you can do several things, first, if you have the CD that came with the GPS, put it on your computer, connect your gps via the cable to the computer and install following the menus of the CD English language .
    2. Another alternative would be, in case we had more languages other than Spanish, but none in English, access our MIO card and enter the language folder, there we would choose any other than Spanish and copy their name, for example, let’s say we have two languages, “espanol20Cab” and “frances25Cab”, then we would copy the name frances25Cab.
    3. Now we would go to the content of TARJETALIBRE, we would look for the file that contained in the name something of “english” and we would change the name for “frances25Cab”
      We would introduce TARJETALIBRE in our GPS, we would go to language selection and we would select the one that we would have changed, in this case, French.
  • It will give us an error (it is normal) since we are not loading any language, changing the configuration of beginning and ending the program, so we do not worry and we give it to ok, this will cause the GPS to restart appearing already on the desktop of the Windows CE.
  • Now we run the windows explorer, we go to our SD card, to the Installation folder and we execute the Customio and the Nico85ActiveSync
  • NOTE: to be able to execute, if you do not know how to do it by clicking on the circle button while having the window active, it will be valid.
  • Now we will import the registry, go to MioregEdit (on the desktop) File / Import Registry / My document / CustoMio /mio.reg
  • We restart by inserting the pencil into the reset button on the side (not the back of the GPS)
  • When starting, it will tell us if we want to install the bananaPC program, we will say yes and we will restart again.
  • We install ActiveSync on the computer.
  • We connect the GPS via the cable to the computer
  • We run the windows explorer / windows / USB transfer
  • We downloaded the Gapi program.
  • We run the ActiveSync on the computer, click on explore and look for the .exe that came in the Zip of Gapi, we executed it.
  • Now that we have Gapi installed, we downloaded the MioMap v3 and the maps and put it on the same card directly.
  • We run the GAPI and look for the configuration for “MIO 269 Digiwalker CE 4.2 320 Γ— 240”
  • We turn on the GPS and run the windows explorer, go to our SD card and run the miomap.exe

Well after all this I went to the MioMap folder to add my POIs which I could not because it brings everything within the same file, maps and pois (in the tomtom it is different, each one by its side).

So over time I have no choice but to buy the TomTom and install it on my GPS.
Although the GPS was another brand having liberalized (this is like mobile phones) I can do what I want.

Right now I use the MioMap to navigate, since I like its plans and indications, and the tomtom to warn me about the radars. I also use it as MP3 for the car (it has a 1GB SD card and player) and at home πŸ˜€ and I also install an image viewer.

What I did in the car was to fix it, I created a device to have it fixed in an empty hole in the front, I connected it to the cassette so that I could hear it through the car’s speakers and when I had to charge it I used the cigarette lighter (it would be another connector) for the lighter and leave it fixed, but at the moment I’m not interested).

This way I use it where I want and how I want it, image viewer, MP3 player of 1 GB (for home and for the car), radar warning, GPS navigator … and any program that can be installed in a pocket PC.

New version of MioMap v3.2

The new version is now available, you can get it here, and the maps from here.

To install it you will only have to overwrite the files of the version 3.0 and change the icon of home, it is not the IGO now it is the orange of MioMap v3.2.

PS: This version already includes the radars in the MioMap !!

PD2: If you want the maps of the rest of Europe, you can download them from here, although first you will have to download the MioMapDecode program, extract it in the same folder as the downloaded maps (.fbl format) and run Decodedmaps.bat, with this you will create a folder called Mapsdecoded and that will contain all the maps ready to be inserted in our SD card.

Map Download: Spain
If someone gives you problems from this page (in Italian) they explain in more detail how to decode the maps. (thanks to DavidM)

PD3: Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go! (If we do not do this step it is possible that when running the MioMap 3 we will not see anything and leave the program.

Update of MioMap v3.2 radars

To update our radars we will only need to update our POIupdates.upd file, which is located on the memory card in MioMap / miotc / pois, this file can be downloaded in two ways:

1- From the Todo-Poi page with this direct link (remember, the igo.db is not necessary to write it)

2- Cbolumar radars, download them from here.
– The access password is: cbolumar
– The file to be downloaded will be the CBOLUMAR-Robser_ (date) .rar (download the most recent)
– To obtain radars in the rest of Europe we can download the file SpeedCams.mtc

In both we can see the dates of the last update, so we will download the most recent one, we will be able to consult these pages with periodicity and when changes are seen download the files.

These files are available thanks to the effort made by people like those of Todo-poi, cbolumar and a lot of other people, to all of them many thanks.

Notes taken from forum cars on radar warnings in the MioMap v3

PD1: The radars icons are shown and hidden along with the names of the streets on the map.

PD2: The radar warnings DO NOT WORK in the “Overfly” or “Simulation” mode.

PD3: The radars in the MioMap are NOT managed as if they were POIS as the TT does, they are simply radars, and they are activated where it is put in message No. 1

Installing the TomTom 6 in the MIO 268+

For those who want more, we can install the TomTom 6 in our MIO, for it we will have to download it and insert it in our SD card.

From our GPS we will go to that folder, enter 2577 and execute the ttn.

Once this is done we have already installed the TomTom in our GPS, to make it work, we must make a link to the executable that has been created in My Computer \ Program Files \ Navigator to be able to execute it from the desktop.

The next thing is to create a folder called tomtom inside My Computer / TomTom and inside it we will put all the voices that we have in the folder voices inside the tomtom of our SD card.

Finally we must change the gxold.dll of our SD and take it to the windows folder of our gps, and with the gx.dll of the windows folder take it to our SD card (where was the gxold.dll) run and go!

PS: We’ll need the maps for TomTom but .. it will not work πŸ˜›

PD2: To install the radars, download them with the TomTom format and put them in the map folder, then you will have to activate them from the GPS as POIS, putting sounds, warning time ..

PD3: To configure GPS, you must select from among all GPS: “TomTom GPS receiver with cable”.

Alternative steps to release the GPS MIO 268+

In case you can not release my GPS through the steps above, here we offer (thanks to QUIQUE) some alternative steps.

  1. Download the customio.zip
  2. Insert the CD that comes with the Mio (ApplicationCD) and copy it to the PC hard drive.
  3. On the PC copy go to Install / Contacts / and change “Contacts.exe” to “ContactsMIO.exe”.
  4. Customio.cab that is in Customio.zipToutauto / 268 /, we copy it in the copy of the PC in Install / Contacts /.
  5. Install the Mio Transfer if you do not have it installed. Let’s put the card in the GPS (1Gb) empty.
  6. Connect the Mio 268 to the PC with the USB cable.
  7. In the copy of the PC you execute “Autorun.exe” press Ok.
  8. Press the “Install” in the middle, install something press Ok.
  9. Unplug the USB cable, the menu will appear press the 3rd option, once pressed enter the “Contacts” page press the contact program and perform a reset for two seconds (with the pointer, just below the headphone output) ( NEVER PUT THE EYELASH OF THE REAR PART OFF, THAT WILL ERASE EVERYTHING AND YOU WILL HAVE TO START AGAIN).
  10. Once restarted, the “BananaPC” program will be installed when finished, press Ok and reset.
  11. We take the SD card from the Mio and put it in the card reader of the PC, inside it we put the program Nico85ActiveSync.cab and we put it in the Mio again, we look for the program that is in Windows / SDcard / and we install it will come out one more icon on the desktop.
  12. Now on Mio’s desktop, open “gsExplorer”, look for the folder “MyDocumentes” and in the “CustoMio” folder there are several files, press twice “RegEdit, exe”, a window will open, click on “File” and click Import . Look inside the same folder where is the RegEdit (MyDocumentes / Customio) the file “mioreg” and import it. Close the RegEdit and do a reset.
  13. Enter Windows again and look for a file called “USBTransfer”. Connect the USB cable and select it. On the PC a window opens, click on the
  14. explorer and we look for the GAPI program, we execute it. In the Mio’s desktop the GAPI icon is opened, in Device set we look for the line that says
  15. “MioDigiWalker269,320 Γ— 240” we select, accept, save and exit.
    We already have all the programs installed, we clean the Mio desktop, open “gsExplorer” open the Windows folder and the desktop folder and delete the icons that are not needed, we leave the others in favorites.

Back up to avoid having to do the whole process again

Thanks to Javi, we have the program, Backup Manager, with which we can make a backup of our gps mine, and so when the battery runs out and we lose all the configuration we can reset it in a simple way.

The instructions for use, are in a .txt within the rar that contains the program, I hope it is useful and I just have to thank Javi for his collaboration πŸ™‚

Wceusbsh.sys file error

This error message is generated only on computers that use the Microsoft Wceusbsh.sys driver and the ActiveSync 3.1 to synchronize a Windows CE-based device with the host computer. This problem has been noticed only on legacy-free computers (computers with no COM port or no ISA board bus slots).

Try installing the latest version of ActiveSync or try connecting the GPS from another computer (a friend)


The 7 horrors of humanity

In numerous pages you can see the 7 new wonders but in few the 7 horrors.

From the magazine interviu they echo what they think are the 7 worst things that coexist with humanity.

1 HUNGER 20.7%
One in four voters has pointed to hunger as the most terrible of misfortunes. The 24,000 deaths that, according to the UN, provokes, directly and indirectly, every day are more than enough reason to occupy such a horrible position.

Together or separately, the petty of horrors. commercial interests that threaten to extinguish these two animal species have touched the sensibility of our readers.

India, Thailand or Romania are just some of the stops on a miserable circuit where about one million children enter every year. The infancias broken by the perverted tastes of the West occupy the third place in this list of horrors.

The ecological concerns of the voters and the dismay of climate change are reflected in their concern for the destruction of the Amazon rainforest, the greatest biodiversity on Earth. In the last three decades, close to 600,000 hectares have disappeared, about 16 percent of the total of the Amazon.

Although readers have not chosen it as the most serious, AIDS is actually the horror that lives the most lives: 6,000 people die every day in the African continent because of this pandemic, aided by the passivity of the pharmaceutical industry and intransigence of the Vatican.

6 BURKA 5.2%
It is the symbol of the total subjection of women to men in the Taliban regimes, but above all a sad reality that they have not been able to get rid of in Afghanistan, despite the change of regime.

It is the last of the chosen ones and, nevertheless, the closest one we have. Spain continues to add victims at the hands of male violence, without any law or government measure to stop this unfortunate bleeding.

Peugeot will use linux

And I do not mean the car, but the employees of the French company. First a test was done with 300 employees using Mandriva Linux, the results had to be satisfactory since the company has chosen to assign 20,000 employees of the 72,000 employees who have a special version of SUSE Linux Enterprise from Novell, with OpenOffice pre installed.

Update your programs

For a long time I needed a program of this type, one of the most important failures in the computers comes due to the lack of updating of the programs, now with filehippo we will not have to worry more about this task.

This program will be responsible for updating the existing software on our computer, and on top of that it supports all versions of Windows, from 98 to the new Vista.

What happens when a computer does not work?

This man complains that after ruining his Macbook in the store Apple refused to take over the repair claiming that the warranty did not cover damage from spillage of liquid, because it did not serve much decided to fix it with hammer, record it with his camera and hang it on youtube.

As a result of his “aggressive” action Apple after learning of the popularity of the video over the network has decided to give him another Macbook



These days the blog has been a bit abandoned and it is because I have already started working in Madrid and I have not had much time to update it.

It’s not that work absorbs me completely but I’m still adapting and at home I do not have Internet.

At the moment I’m getting used to this city although where Salamanca is … it makes me angry not to be with my friends, with the people I love and do all those things I used to do.

Today I have returned to Salamanca to finish my last exam, and finally I am a Senior Engineer;)
This stage of my life ends, no more university, the work begins and it is now when I perfectly understand the phrase: “As a student you live very well”

Free your mobile

In the latest advertising campaign of Yoigo explain in detail various ways to free your mobile phone, from the most obvious, which is to call your operator and ask, they will ask for the IME and if you have finished your contract of permanence they will release you, until offering pages where the process is explained.

The last resort is the best known, find a store near the house where they can be released in the back room.

It seems to me a little shameless that it is a company that “incites” to release the phones, but it is clear, here the one that does not run …

In some cases we can find software over the network to free our phone, a few days ago we talked about how you could release an iPhone using software.

Mouse with vein reader

Although we are used to seeing “disparate” things in the world of technology, now Fujitsu has just launched a mouse with a vein reader, that is, if it is not you, the computer will not work. It is based on a biometric technique that recognizes the veins in the palm of the hand.

You did not know..

1. It is impossible to commit suicide by holding your breath.
2. There is a city called Rome on every continent.
3. The body of Jeremy Bentham is present at all important meetings of the University of London.
4. The food that causes more allergies in humans is milk.
5. Coca-Cola would be green if you did not add dye.
6. The fourth part of your body bones are on your feet.
7. The location of a donkey’s eyes on its head, allows them to see the four helmets at all times.
8. Like fingerprints, the imprint of the language is different in each individual.
9. Bees kill more people each year than snakes.
10. The first confirmed blood transfusion happened in 1667 when Jean-Baptiste Denis transferred a liter of lamb’s blood to a young man.
11. An English woman sneezed about 2.7 million times in 2.5 years. In each sneeze, it expelled about 6 liters of air. During his sneeze attack he broke a world record, he blew out enough air to fill eight hot air balloons.
12. The American farmer Charles Osborne (1894-1991) had a hiccup attack in 1922 that continued until 1990. That is to say, he was 68 years old with constant hiccups
13. Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey has been found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs that after being tasted by archaeologists, was declared edible.
14. A cat’s urine glows in a phosphorescent light.
15. Earth is the only planet in our solar system that does not receive its name from a deity.
16. The oldest chewing gum in the world is 9,000 years old.
17. Slugs have 4 noses.
18. The British Queen Elizabeth I saw herself as a paragon of virtues in terms of cleanliness. He claimed to bathe once every three months whether he needed it or not.
19. Owls are the only birds able to see the color blue.

10 reasons to love Apple

From baquΓ­a they propose us 10 reasons to love Apple, do you love it? To me, the ones that most inclined me to “love” him are those that do not have DRM and its design. The security and reliability .. well .. I’ve never been very paranoid and based on cakes I’ve learned to make backups every so often xD

Cryin’ aerosmith

For some time I had been behind a song that resisted me, I only remembered the beginning of the song and even though I “sang” it to my friends with the hope that they would help me just laugh at me xD

Today being in the car with my girlfriend I’ve listened to her on the radio, and she and Angel have given me the key clue: Aerosmith.

When I got home I got into lastfm and chance … I found it! here the video clip


As I read in a manual some time ago, the easiest thing to enter somewhere and the first thing you have to try are the typical passwords.

And what are those passwords? Recently there was an intrusion on a myspace server and the assailants, who disguised a false page, were made with a multitude of passwords, as a result a list was made of the most common.

  1. password
  2. 123456
  4. abc123
  5. letmein
  6. monkey
  7. myspace1
  8. password1
  9. blink182
  10. (your first name)

Although it may seem strange most of the attacks and thefts of the online sites come through the lack of security in the passwords.

A well protected system should pass a good audit on the passwords of the users.

Another thing that I visit from time to time are the pages where default passwords are collected, for example, from wireless routers. I would say that 85% of the owners of a wireless router do not “bother” to change the password that the technician has left.

Most of the time, it does not happen that the system is vulnerable, but it is we who make it vulnerable.

What will be the future of passwords?

Apparently the biometric techniques will take control, much more “reliable” and less forgetful: – P although they are not global for all, so we were seeing the other day in the second days of smart card today the most advanced biometric technique And reliable is the recognition of the iris, although its price (about 3000 euros) does not make it very affordable.

But for what it seems the study with infrared light on the veins of the hands can be another great option for the authentication in the future.

Saturday night

At last it is Saturday, although having been on vacation all week, it is not very noticeable either, but we will have to take advantage of it πŸ˜€

I am considering leaving football and dedicate myself to something less dangerous like marbles or badges, I almost broke my ankle adame this afternoon and that I have dedicated a video!

Here I am, all bothered with a bag full of ice that I have managed. But well, being Saturday will have to make an effort πŸ˜€ now I will go to dinner with the girlfriend and then a few glasses πŸ™‚

I’m running that I do not arrive

Ah! by the way, I leave to the souls of the party, tonight I will try some of those movements πŸ˜€

Success blog?

I recently read in several blogs a series of tips to have a “successful” blog and a series of guidelines to avoid, so remember the first impression I took was, jo, I complete everything, but everything that should not be done xD

One of the most important things was that you should treat a single topic in the blog, obviously here .. every day is a surprise, nor do I know what will appear.

Another thing was to comment with other blogs and participate, and in that … the truth is that I do not do much, because almost all the blogs I read I do from Google Reader and I go news after news without stopping. Lately I have started writing, especially in blogs or pages that I had been doing for years and I had never written anything, but it is not that I have many friends in the “blogosphere”.

And the truth is that I do not look for a successful blog, I do not know what I’m looking for either, this started

Breathalyzer control of the Civil Guard

I know that this video has been on all pages but I need to put it xDD what the girl .. I think a little strong and I do not know if the medical explanation is like this (I had never heard) but the head … What will be will be..?

The man with the shotguns seemed very strong, I do not understand how other people to say much less have prinked and this gentleman who threatens a shotgun with a civil guard and do not say anything …

Electronic banking

More and more we are beginning to do our banking online, exposing ourselves to the serious dangers that this entails.

At first everything was phising, that if they cheated you with a form that was not, they took you to another website, whether you want it or not, a cautious person could avoid stealing your money, but every time they invent new techniques that make them more dangerous than never these transfers.

It may happen that you install a keylogger on your computer, although most antivirus recognize them, there are always ways to camouflage the code and avoid being detected.

That is why the virtual keyboard was invented, that is to say that by means of the mouse click on a keyboard that can only be seen on the screen, it even offers a level of contrast to prevent someone behind you from seeing it.

But this method is not infallible, I myself on my first Trojan, almost 4 years ago, was able to capture the computer’s image, and put them all together to make a video with visual basic is not difficult at all.

Missed from not having read anything about it, I started searching and found it! Here you have a link to a video demonstration of how a Trojan captures the password of an account inserted in a virtual keyboard through a video.

Another problem would be that by accessing a badly configured router, an attacker could change the DNS to make you believe that when you visit “the cheat bank page” you are accessing your real bank.

These are methods that at the moment do not scare me because they do not spread very quickly or in a general way, I am much more afraid of banking Trojans, Trojans made simply in order to infect and spread stealing passwords from specific banks.

These are the culprits of the biggest bank account thefts in history.