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I am out of my depth - Extracting files etc

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by DXP55, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 2,592

    Location: Shropshire

    I have just purchased a Android 7.1 radio for my car - I need a map card not a phone for the navigation.
    Pumpkin who are sellers of these radios will supply a link to iGo maps for free so ordered it and here it is

    Thanks for your purchase!
    There is no SD card included in the package, hope you understand.
    You can download google or waze map software or other navigation app.
    If you want to use the offline map, you can download the map software from this link:

    https://mega.nz/#!Jc0XnSgQ!m1wI4_byJ_Tvekq_MN_R-gjwCZgHBHi3aOxOK07rBEs

    Please download the map files, unzip it. Then please prepare an empty SD card (8GB), and then copy all the files to the SD card and inset it to the GPS card slot.
    Then pls go to EOM--APK--GPS Card and you can install the IGO map app.
    Best regards!


    Now my problems started - Clicked link and message came up "Cyberfox does not have enough memory use Chrome" - downloaded Chrome and clicked link - Took hours but finally got link into my download file.

    I then downloaded WinRAR to open file - No Luck - I then clicked link and opened it and it installed MEGAsync (Kim Dot.Com fame) - So at moment I can find the file to open but no idea how to get it in WinRAR - If I could I can probably work out the rest but at moment things are very close to being thrown out of the window.

    In a nut shell I have absolutely no idea what I am doing except poking and hoping which I have to admit works most of time. :confused::confused:

    I am at the point of uninstalling everything that had come in and deleting all of the files and starting again.

    I hate these stupid senior moments..
     
  2. lude1962

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 27, 2014

    Posts: 1,887

    right click on file
    open with
    select winrar
     
  3. DXP55

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

    Posts: 2,592

    Location: Shropshire

    Tried that an it wasn't there at time - went into garage -put head on the block -hit it with hammer a few times - came in and it all made sense - Now got to stage of installed app on radio but it doesn't open - So more head banging.

    Thanks
     
  4. Marzipanogram

    Hitman

    Joined: Jul 6, 2010

    Posts: 837

    Just guessing:
    The total file size that you're downloading is 4.3GBs.
    I'm not familiar with the Android Radio, but non rooted Android devices usually need their storage (internal/external) formatting to FAT/FAT32 (or whatever it's called).
    This formatting doesn't allow you to use files over 4GB ish. Storage that's been formatted to NTFS (like Windows OS) can read/write files over 4GBs and would be able to work with the downloaded file.
    But, I'm not sure if the Android Radio would even work with a card formatted to NTFS.
     
  5. DXP55

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    Location: Shropshire

    File size is 6.4 gb - They suggest 8gb SD card formatted to Fat 32 which I have done - So far everything I have done is in line with the instructions - even to installing it on android radio but it is asking for me to insert a SD card with maps on when I click on iGo to open maps up. - but it is already in - so cock up somewhere on my part- Still -- got all of this week to sort it then if not all of next week -

    I love messing with things I know nothing about.:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  6. marc2003

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

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    Location: England

    Try formatting the drive as exFAT. That should allow files bigger than 4GB but still works under android.

    edit: this probably isn't the issue as you wouldn't be putting the rar archive on the SD card. You'd extract in to a folder on the pc first and then copy the contents to the SD card.
     
  7. BaroUK2

    Gangster

    Joined: Sep 1, 2017

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    I am guessing its looking at wrong path for the map files.
    First use a file explorer app on your android unit to see the current sdcard path where you extracted your map files.
    Then Find .ini config file something like ( igo.nextgen.ini ) and edit them in pc with a notepad++ or any other editor. If app is installed in internal memory then look for it using android file explorer.
    Check path to where the files are.
    Considering its android it could be something like
    /sdcard/iGO
    /sdcard2/iGO
    /sdcard/sd/iGO
    /storage/iGO
    /storage/extSdCard/iGO
     
  8. DXP55

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    Joined: Aug 5, 2013

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    Location: Shropshire

    Thanks so far - I really need a expert but will try it all when wife is back with the car.

    Group on left is files before I loaded them to memory stick -- group on right is on memory stick - it has gained a folder called Lost.DIR - does that tell anyone anything.

    I did load and uninstall this prog a few times - I assume those file have been extracted from link I downloaded with MEGAsync. - It's all new to me.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. BaroUK2

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    Did u install 9.6.29.329069.apk in your car unit. If not uninstall previous versions of iGO and install this instead.
    Maps should be inside "content" folder.
    sys.txt should contain config settings.
    ui android folder should contain more settings file for resolution i believe.

    If above fails try keeping to following folder structure in your sdcard.

    In your sdcard create a new folder called iGO
    Extract or copy contents of your zip file to sdcard://iGO/
    So folder structure is as below:

    sdcard://iGO/content/
    sdcard://iGO/debug/
    sdcard://iGO/gfx/
    sdcard://iGO/licence/
    and so on ....
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  10. DXP55

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    Yes I did install 9.6.29.329069 in car unit.
    Maps are in content folder
    sys.txt does contain things like "extra settings -speedcam -- boot-service" along with loads more.

    As I said before the program loads but when you touch iGo icon it then asks for you to insert map card. - obviously not reading maps.

    Will have to read this for a while to get my head around it - You don't live near Shropshire do you ? :)

    Young lad from over the road came over and took me through Google maps - I understand them more now but they are something I didn't want -- but at end of the day I might have to go down that route.

    Thanks for the input so far - much appreciated.
     
  11. BaroUK2

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    No i am in London xD
    its being long time since i ve used an android unit with iGO, reason i suggested reinstalling was because there are different versions out there which some of them run only from an internal memory while others also use sdcard for content xD
    Did you try having iGO folder as main root folder and everything else moved inside it ?

    Also in sys.txt you should have a section called "[folders]"
    Compare the paths there with the real paths you see in your android unit. Use a file explorer in your android unit and navigate to content folder and write down the full path and add it to "[folders]" section in sys.txt if its not there already.
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2017
  12. DXP55

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    Thanks for trying but I am out of my depth now - I struggled on basic at night school trying to program my Spectrum - I gave up in the end and Spectrum is in loft almost unused.

    I will try tomorrow - I haven't given up yet - it just depends on how obvious it is.-- Oh dear me- All this because I couldn't get an updated card for my 8 yr old built in sat nav- - But the USB has failed and CD won't play so didn't really have much choice. I will get there one way or another.
     
  13. Orcvader

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    Have you considered just using Google Maps instead? Anything iGo offers that Google doesn't?
     
  14. DXP55

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    Location: Shropshire


    I am trying google maps at the moment to get me by but that isn't what I want - I want a stand alone sat nav with a sat nav card but on my Android radio - The old radio- Xtrons - (9months old) that packed up came with Kudos maps on a card which is reason I purchased it. - Since then no one does Android radios with sat nav card - They just think everyone has and can work and understand Smart phones. I can tell you my wife does not and I am bare bones on it.

    If you purchase a Pumpkin radio they will give you a link to iGo that goes on a micro SD card - you are supposed to put it in GPS slot and it will work - Well mine doesn't - "Yet"
     
  15. jpaul

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    as he says

    should be something like
    why not post the file contents.
     
  16. DXP55

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    Got to go out soon so will look when get back.

    This Android has 7.1 and it is different to all the others I have googled - I think it's supposed to be less hassle as there is far less pages to go through.

    You are both asking me to do something I have no idea about so it might be a good learning curve or throw it though the window fix. - I normally only work with plug and play. :)
     
  17. DXP55

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    At the moment I am putting this SD card on hold for a while - Going to persevere with Google maps - Used it to guide me home yesterday and it seemed to do what I need except for it being a bit irrational - need to set arrow up all time.

    Thanks for the help lads.
     


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