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  1. Hi Har, try avicnet.  You can set it up to launch primo when the map button is pressed, or even auto-launch upon starting. 

    You can't rename primo.exe to ezrider.exe or the unit will reboot a few minutes after starting and a "please wait" banner will stay up on the screen.  If you do a lot of reading in these forums you will find that others have tried and had the same result.

  2. It looks like multiupload is down, I will re-up on mega.  Just one small change, with the "map button launches primo" option a long press on menu will take you to hobdrive from the AV screen where as it would not before.


    Edit:  Upload failed after several attempts in mega.  Someone want to suggest another upload site?


    Edit 2:  NVM, re-upped on mega.  Link in post #2

  3. I grabbed some files off my test unit right before it bit the dust and tried them and now it is working.  I think it was a corrupt file or something, sorry about that.  Anyways, I re-upped on the 2nd page of this thread.  If you don't want to copy the whole thing just copy and overwrite everything from the my flash disk/apl2/iGo folder except the content folder onto your unit if you used the 14/04/05 release.  

  4. I don't know why it is crashing, maybe the settings need to be adjusted rather than deleted or it holds it's last value.  Last I checked increasing the values stopped unwanted behavior; playing with this helped me find the lowest possible memory usage on the stock igo.  I don't use stock iGo and mapped my buttons so the Map button launches and controls Primo, there is a download in the second post which will allow you to do so.  I even deleted the contents in my iGo/GFX folder to save space so sorry I can't check to see what the issue is.  Memory settings in the sys.txt is the only thing I played with however so it must be the issue.


    Edit:  I think I found it, can someone copy this onto their unit and let me know if it still crashes when you press the map button:

    my flash disk.rar

  5. Since you have to erase your entire my flash disk before starting hybrid 4.0 firmware would be impossible to use (the my flash disk portion anyways), unless it has a fresh wince image in which case you can give it a shot, worst case scenario you would have to flash back using the old wince image.  When was it released, do you know?

    The wince 6.0 upgrade does not update your unit to wince 6.0, it just disables the gyro on f900bt and x910bt so 3rd party programs like primo can "borrow" the gps.  I'm not sure who labled it like that but it is misleading.  As far as I know wince5.0 is the best we can do which is a shame because some newer programs such as sygic aura require wince6.0 to run.

  6. sgtarky - It is pretty trim as it is, the games are only 24 mb or so.  Delete them if you choose, there isn't much else to delete that I can think of.  You could copy primo onto an sd card and comment out the maps, buildings, dem, poi lines under [folders] in primo's sys.txt (on the sd card), that way the maps will not be on your units limited flash memory.  Unfortunatly they will only work for Primo and not the stock iGo, however.  Do you really need 50 states' maps?  Guess I'm lucky, the Canada map is only 98 mb.  The premium dem file is huge though, over 300 mb.


    gibear2k5 - My pleasure, nice to see someone post who has been around these forums since our avics were new.

  7. pvdhelm - There is no icon nor files for Garmin.  I took it out a long time ago since it was such a dated program and current maps are hard to find.  Check out the italian avicnet, I think it still has garmin included.  The link is in the first port of this thread.  Try 7ways, it is a much nicer looking program and the maps are easily available.



    The memory problem with stock iGo is due aggressive memory settings in the stock iGo's sys.txt as follows:






    If you comment out or delete the max_memory line you won't get those memory errors anymore.  I set it up like that so the stock iGo uses minimal memory so that Primo can run without issue simultaneously as stock iGo.




    phil15 - As I stated above, I have aggressive memory settings for the stock iGo and this is the reason it causes the resets.  I checked on my unit and it does the same, I forgot that I had recently changed the memory settings to the lowest possible on the stock iGo.  Comment out the line as above if you choose, but note that Primo may have memory problems if you do so.  I never use the stock iGo anymore, only Primo and this is the reason I set it up like this.  I think I might set up my unit to launch Primo when the map button is pressed and maybe hobdrive when the menu button is help down, no more stock whatsoever.  Stock iGo is required to be running in the background in order to access the avicnet menus and also for button remapping and this is the reason I don't want the ezrider process killed upon launch of Primo.


  8. I had some time today so I uploaded my My Flash Disk from my unit; it has various changes.  It may not be for everyone so make sure you do a full backup in case it doesn't work for you.  See the first post of this thread for info.  I didn't test the upload since it was pulled from my unit; hopefully I didn't beak anything when I de-personalized and updated the programs.  Feel free to post with any issues, questions or general comments.

  9. Hello


    and thx Ryar , i just have some questions for you or someone who knows:


    half my menu is in english (like avicnet menu , setting ....)? and half in french (im french) , how can i have it in full french


    i have one button (configure) in russian , can i change this ?


    what about TMC ? dont have option anymore  


    i know you explained how ; few previous pages ; but i didn't understood how to start direct on Primo(2) , i already set the hot button navigation and primo2 , and i set up the primo autostart with IGO


    thx for any answer


    I'll try to answer,


    Many of the menus are located in files with the text typed out in English.  When you change to french they will stay the same, you will have to go through, translate and change the text to what you wish.  Where is the "one button" (configure) in russian?  I'm not sure what you mean.


    I don't have TMC in my country so unfortunately I can't help much.  Read through the thread as others have posted TMC issues and how they resolved them.


    I'm not quite sure what you are asking on how to start direct on Primo (2), can you clarify?  Do you want it to autostart?

  10. To get TMC and BT to work you have to make a few changes.  Look back a few pages in this thread at post 517; matyana discovered a solution and posted it for us.


    The unit will reboot twice upon initialization due to the following:  after a hard reset, the first time you are booting after being in testmode, and also if the power is cut off while it is in a certain stage of booting.  It shouldn't happen every time, if it is some users have found that their vehicle voltage drops too low upon starting the car.

  11. Hi Scoupevo,


    To run off usb or sd copy the Primo3 folder to the root of the sd/usb.  In the sd or usb's sys.txt (in the primo3 folder you copied), under [folders] comment out or delete maps, buildings, dem, and poi.  You can then put all your maps in the content folder in the Primo3 folder on the sd/usb.  When you launch Primo it will first check your USB and SD before the flash disk, so you don't need to delete the Primo3 on My Flash Disk.  If you decide you want to delete Primo from My Flash Disk, make sure you leave the primo3/run folder intact as it contains the files required to launch Primo.  I hope this clears things up for you. 


    The latest teleatlas (tomtom) or navteq maps will work; for Europe I believe 2013 Q2 is the newest at this point.  GPS Underground and Noeman are both good sites to find the latest maps.  Good luck!

  12. EnoHand, go to the hobdrive website and in the forums there are very good instructions on how to load teh correct drivers.  I don't recall what I did for the com port, I believe you can modify the reg. to set it up. By default it takes the lowest numbered available port, if I remember correctly.  Port splitter is only for the gps port so multiple programs can access the gps simultaneously. 


    How are you editing the base OS?  I never played with that, but it would sure make things better with the base OS modded.  Please share with us any progress you make; our avic f series are now dinosaurs and there does not seem to be any development anymore... 

  13. Make sure you updated the firmware image, follow the instructions in theis thread:  http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/27807-fx31-complete-firmware-image/page-1


    Read the instructions and follow the steps in the first post.


    I never seen a unit not turn on, at the very least it should take you to the pioneer screen.  If it won't turn on it is a hardware issue.  Maybe you should check your 12 V power and ground wires?  Did you do anything besides what was instructed in the service menu?

  14. You need to write some sort of script to load the drivers and restart your unit before launching hobdrive.  When avicnet initializes and reboots upon startup it is making many changes to winCE, one of which is copying drivers for an obdii to usb reader to your windows folder which were previously absent.  Look at the hobdrive website forums and there are some instructions on how to proceed. 

  15. I echo this post EnoHand....many thanks to ryar....and the many who are no longer modding.  There are still a few of us diehards out there and I'm glad somebody is still around that has some expertise......


    Thanks, but all I did was stumble across avicnet and manage to get it working on my unit.  All credit goes to the pioneers on this site which have long moved on and the talented Russians who got together and created avicnet.  Funny, I never had any interest in connecting my avic to the internet but I like the interface and ease of running 3rd party apps in avicnet.  

  16. There are alot of questions that i have on this unit , things that i belive are possible, but with the Wiki links all being dead & all the SW links being dead its hard to find outN & test items.


    What did you have in mind? 


    I guess my goal was to get Primo working with full functuality and an obdii reader program.  Both have been accomplished, I got the primo.exe with working sound from a Russian site and managed to figure out the drivers for a usb elm327 module and stumbled upon hobdrive.  Other than finding mre 3rd party winCE programs I'm not sure what else we can do. 


    With powerful android tablets priced fairly low, Torque and Primo for Android both out-perform hobdrive and Primo for winCE.  I guess i can see why everyone has moved on.

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