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    Update--apparently Garmin has wised up and implemented at least two measures:

    1) Starting with version 2.3, the app looks for the existence of "garmin" anywhere in the /etc/hosts file; to get around this, you simply remove all such entries and then install a third-party firewall app (e.g., Firewall IP) and tell it to block gold.garmin.com; once you do this, 2.3 will work...except...

    2) 2.3 and up also does ALL server-side checks EXCLUSIVELY through gold.garmin.com so if you're blocking gold.garmin.com in your firewall program--this means no more being able to access the stuff in Extras (in-app purchases, including free ones)...and Google Local Search, Weather, Fuel Prices, traffic hacks will no longer work either.

    So what does all this mean for jailbreak iPhone users? Either you stick with 2.2 or else purchase a legit 2.4. Like I said earlier, I don't care or need any of the "new" stuff that's in 2.3 and 2.4--I'd rather have a near-completely functional 2.2 than a crippled 2.3.
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    So, how about blocking the garmin sites by ip addresses instead of host names in /etc/hosts ? will it work in v2.3? I can try but worth checking if you already tried

    Quote Originally Posted by tonytone View Post
    Update--apparently Garmin has wised up and implemented at least two measures:

    1) Starting with version 2.3, the app looks for the existence of "garmin" anywhere in the /etc/hosts file; to get around this, you simply remove all such entries and then install a third-party firewall app (e.g., Firewall IP) and tell it to block gold.garmin.com; once you do this, 2.3 will work...except...

    2) 2.3 and up also does ALL server-side checks EXCLUSIVELY through gold.garmin.com so if you're blocking gold.garmin.com in your firewall program--this means no more being able to access the stuff in Extras (in-app purchases, including free ones)...and Google Local Search, Weather, Fuel Prices, traffic hacks will no longer work either.

    So what does all this mean for jailbreak iPhone users? Either you stick with 2.2 or else purchase a legit 2.4. Like I said earlier, I don't care or need any of the "new" stuff that's in 2.3 and 2.4--I'd rather have a near-completely functional 2.2 than a crippled 2.3.

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    bent622--it doesn't work that way; in layman's terms, /etc/hosts is merely a hostname-to-IP address translator. Since 2.3+ not only needs to talk to gold.garmin.com, but expects to receive a certain response from it--even if you could block by IP address, any of the features that need to dial home in order to work correctly will fail because the correct response was not received. If you try to block it in 2.3 you'll either get the "Unable to communicate with server" or the "Authentication error" message, depending on what you try to access.
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    Also--if you really insist on wanting to use (a non-legit copy of) 2.3 and don't care if Google Local Search/Weather/Traffic doesn't work, and would prefer not to have to install something like Firewall IP...you can still get it to work--you still definitely need to make sure the /etc/hosts file doesn't contain anything that has the string "garmin" in it...then use a hex editor on the garmin-nav binary file (~29 MB) and search/replace the "gold.garmin" string (without the quotes) with a dummy replacement (e.g., "abcd.stupid"). Note--you have to replace the exact number of characters (i.e., no more, no less) or else the binary file will no longer be the correct size; I tried this trick just for grins and Garmin 2.3 fires up and works, without my having installed any firewall app. Of course any stuff (e.g., Extras, Google) that needs to dial out will still not work but hey, at least you're now running 2.3, for whatever that's worth...

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    Found this forum and i am a fan of garmin

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    Tobytone how you enable the pedestrian mode? Because you don't have and now you have. How you enable it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KikyK View Post
    This week my iphone was accidently updated iOS 6.1.2 (from 5.1.1) and I had to update the garmin app to W.Europe 2.2. Concerning all the threads up to now I managed to do the update and everything works fine, thanks to all of you that have written before me. There is something small that still bothers me, I can't add new vehicle icons which was possible in the older versions of the garmin app. Has anyone managed to do this up to now, is any *.plist controlling this and is it possible at all?
    Thanks in advance!

    P.S. I just thought of something and it worked. By adding the name of a existing *.srf file to the new one and replacing the original. It works but in my opinion there must be a simpler solution, so please share if any one knows it.
    Did you ever get your question about adding new/custom vehicle icons answered? If not and you're still wondering where to put them, they go in /private/var/mobile/Applications/***/Library/sdcard/Vehicle (you may need to create the "Vehicle" directory if it doesn't already exist); make sure file permissions and ownership are set correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by americanlifes View Post
    Tobytone how you enable the pedestrian mode? Because you don't have and now you have. How you enable it
    Check your settings_navigation_no_multimodal.plist file and make sure it looks just like the one I have available for download (see elsewhere in this thread).

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytone View Post
    LOL I can't get the traffic/speed camera feature or audio alert to work either even though it knows about the speedcam locations (see the screenshot in one of my previous posts).
    LOL the traffic (red light) camera alerts/locations do work...just that like what other folks reported, I hear just that faint one-beep tone; I discovered this two ways--one, while on an actual route (just happened to approach an intersection that has a red-light camera listed in the camera database)...and two, I selected one of the listed locations in the Safety Camera database and did a GPS Simulator route to it.

    Anyways, wow there is a lot of great info/tools in this Garmin forum--I was finally able to install the premium voices (e.g., Homer Simpson, SpongeBob)...they work like a charm!

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    This is my setting navigation no multimodal. I look a few times and I see the same. Somebody help me I need the pedestrian mode for a trip

    Thanks

    IMG 0829?psid=1

    IMG 0830?psid=1

    IMG 0831?psid=1

    IMG 0832?psid=1

    IMG 0833?psid=1

    IMG 0834?psid=1

    IMG 0835?psid=1

    IMG 0836?psid=1

    IMG 0837?psid=1

    IMG 0838?psid=1

    IMG 0839?psid=1

    IMG 0840?psid=1

 

 
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