Latest Smartphone, PDA or cellular phone usually already have build in GPS. Although the gadgets already have GPS, not all of them package with GPS software. Some of them maybe only give a free trial for 6 months or more, after that we have to pay for the services. In this article, I will write how to install Garmin XT GPS software at Windows Mobile.
Yes GPS is a free services, so anybody can use GPS without paying anything. There are several free GPS software, but I think Garmin XT is one of my favorite GPS software. Garmin XT is free if we use with Garmin GPS gadget (GPS10). We still can use Garmin XT without Garmin GPS10, but we have to pay to it, please check the Garmin website if you want to know more about the price. This article write how to install Garmin XT at PDA, only for personal trial purpose only.
Try to download the Garmin XT software by find it with Google search. Usually the software already distribute at some free download services such as Rapidshare or something like that. After download Garmin XT GPS software, we also have to download the map base at what location you need. It also the same way like finding the software, better use Google search with your city keywords.
We can also download from the official source at Garmin website, there are 3 base installation files we have to download:
Garmin XT software for Windows Mobile
This is the main software which can use to install for Windows Mobile smartphone.
Garmin Mobile XT Free Basemap software
This is the Free Basemap software, the base map for pointing the limit location for city or state. This map have to install no matter what kind of map we will install.
Garmin Mobile XT Support Files software
This is the support files like help files about Garmin XT software, and also the voice for navigation help.
After download the Garmin XT software, we can start install at our Windows Mobile. For install, we have connect the PDA with computer using Microsoft Activesync software. Double click the Garmin XT software and it will show the installation window, just follow the information to finish the installation.
If we are not using Garmin GPS10, we have to find the unlock code to make the Garmin XT can use at our Windows Mobile, by input the Device ID, it will generate Unlock Code, and save it at a text file with sw.unl file name.
There are many kind of map which is can use at Garmin XT software, some of map also have to be unlock with the same way like unlocking the Garmin XT software, but the file name is GMAPSUPP.unl. The real map itself will name as gmapsupp.img. We can install the Garmin XT software either at internal memory or external memory card. Because the map files sometime have big size, I think that is good idea to save all Garmin XT installation files at external memory card at directory Garmin. Do the same way to install all 3 Garmin XT installation files above.