Hey that is good news NT. Do you know if this update will be done at dealerships or will MyGIG owners get a CD in the post?
why should we have to download something? We have satellite connection, why can't they just download it right in??It would seem to make more sense if it could be downloaded, burned it a dvd, or if it's not excessive, use a data key.
The only problem, not everyone has a dvd burner.:i_rolleyes:
hey Larry,That's a good question. I don't have the answer to that, but I do have someone looking into it. :smileup:
Mine is suppose to have 20gb, that's how they sold it, but it only shows 8gb free!Well the only thing I can add is the MYGIG unit I purchased, the REN, which now comes with a 30gb HD and this one has no NAV loaded, only has 17GB free. Go figure. Where'd the other 13GB go if it doesn't have the NAV. Makes no sense. :shakehead:
Wedee, you obviously have alot of knowledge in this field and we look forward to any input you contribute in the future from your own, or from others, findings. :smileup:Yes, there is a free trial to QNX. If you search for QNX Iso there are a few around that are already "Compiled" and ready to install (it installs very nicely to VMWare workstation). The license as best I can tell that as long as its not for Comercial use you are free to play with it.
As far as "breaking it" as long as you are carefull you should be ok, but I imagine the hardest thing about most of this is that this will probably be gaining access to the root, ftp, ect. It most likely is embedded in the "puter" and depending on how it may be difficult to get in. But if it is on the HDD, then theoritecally you could load your own OS to a diferent drive, and go from there, now the issue will most likely be drivers for all the components. Also I imagine that while you could get audio, and video working pretty easy, there is actually a ton of programming for all the rest of the interface (Copying / picture display / touchscreen / ect)
My limited experience of QNX (Mostly from a user / configurer side of things) is that it is extremly dependant on its HWCL, and anything outside of that will require custom drivers.
Jaggles - Yes cloning the HDD is an easy task, basically you would boot to QNX fomr a different drive, and with the Mygig drive conected copy the HD1 image to that, then shutdown, connect the new drive, reboot and copy the image to that. What I am not sure of is that if you take the HD1 image and cop yit to a bigger drive if it becomes the size of the new drive. A little research woudl shed some light on that. I did at one time have a cloning util that ran in XP, that would copy the QNX image to XP, then write it to a new drive, but as I am no longer an employee of that company, I would have to ask permission to use it. I would love to have the time to mess with it, but in reality my time is very limited for these kind of projects, so more then likely I will have to read about what others find.
John...so far I haven't been able to look at the actual pinouts of the 2008 Carvan wiring diagrams, they don't seem to be working. However, I'm betting on Chrysler usually maintains the same pinouts across the board. Finger corssed. As far as who makes the unit, I'll do some more poking around on it and see if there are some manfacturer names printed anywhere.