MioPocket 4.0 Release 68: A Free and Legal Unlock for Windows CE-based GPS Devices
If you have a GPS device running on Windows CE, you might be interested in MioPocket 4.0 Release 68, a free and legal unlock that allows you to use your device for more than just navigation. MioPocket is an \"unlock\" for GPS devices (aka PNAs) running Windows CE. Such devices almost always boot into the manufacturer's software with no way to exit it, meaning that you cannot run any other software; i.e. the device is \"locked.\" Unlocking your device allows you to use it for far more than the manufacturer intended (ex. for music, movies, appointments, other navigation apps, etc.) and more like a PDA.
MioPocket comes with just about everything that you might want: three media players (video and audio, nearly all popular formats, including MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, MP4, H.264/AVC, WMV, MOV, DivX, XviD and more), four e-book readers, multiple dictionaries (including English to 5 languages), dozens of games, two image viewers, two paint programs, MS Office document viewers, text editors, handwritten note-taking apps, four general GPS plotting/mapping apps (good for geocaching), three different appointments/tasks apps, internet apps, registry editors, task managers/switchers, file managers, a contacts app, a calculator, a unit converter, an alarm clock and more (all free/shareware). See the Readme file for a full list.
What MioPocket is not is a replacement for MioMap, Mobile Navigator or any other OEM navigation software. It is just a frontend from which you may launch the navigation software that came with your device or that you purchase separately. Note: MioPocket does not come with MioMap, iGo, Garmin, TomTom or any other commercial navigation software. Icons are included for them, but not the programs themselves (since they are not free).
MioPocket should run on any Windows CE-based device. Despite the name (a nod to the Mio brand), it's evolved to become flexible and not hard-coded to any particular brand or configuration. Every device is slightly different though and due to the great many brands and configurations that are out there, the ease of installation and the number of apps and features that actually work will vary. Most major Windows CE-based GPS brands such as Mio Magellan Navigon Navman Sanyo and Asus (as well as many other lesser brands like Becker Rightway Insignia Binatone Medion Nextar Route 66 and Wayteq) have installation instructions in MioPocket's Readme file. For brands that MioPocket does not include specific instructions for there are also some general instructions for SD-free installation on just about any device but it's always a good idea to check around online (especially in the gpspassion.com forums) to see if and how others have done it.
You can download MioPocket 4.0 Release 68 from this link [^1^]. It is a zip file that contains all the necessary files and instructions to install MioPocket on your device. Note that this is an unofficial mirror since the original GpsPasSion forums have been shut down entirely [^2^]. Please read the Readme file carefully before installing MioPocket and make sure you backup your device before making any changes.
MioPocket is a great way to unlock the full potential of your Windows CE-based GPS device and enjoy many features and applications that you might not have access to otherwise. It is free and legal to use as it consists 100% of freely-distributable content [^1^]. If you have any questions or feedback about MioPocket please visit this thread [^3^] on GpsPasSion where you can find other users and developers of MioPocket. aa16f39245