Clarion MAP780 / MAP680 unlock instructions / installing MioPocket

Clarion MAP780
I bought the Clarion MAP780 navigation unit before some time. The navigation software used is IGO8, the current brand name being Nav’n’Go 8, made in Hungary – because I liked the product more than any other Windows PocketPC navigation I tried.
Some days ago was looking for ways to update the maps for the trip to Austria, and I run across MioPocket 3.0, an application to unlock more functionality on Windows PocketPC based navigation units. The following are the steps how I got it installed and working.
1. Connect the GPS unit to USB, there should be a removable drive in “My Computer” accessible with folders “Clarion” and “Program Files”, in between others (i.e. the internal flash card, not the SD card). I call this further “internal flash drive”
2. Backup the Clarion folder, just in case.
3. Rename the \Clarion\clarion.exe to igo8.exe.
4. Download this (it is actually Total Commander for Pocket PC, renamed to clarion.exe). Extract the files to Clarion folder in the internal flash drive
5. Download MioPocket 3.0 from here, and extract to the root of the internal flash drive.
6. Disconnect the USB cable and turn off/on the PocketPC (this is known as hard reset, just FYI).
7. Total commander should start up
8. Navigate to \SDFree\ and launch MioMap.exe from there. Select “Run MioPocket” from the application. Note – this procedure needs to be repeated each time there is a hard reset (i.e., device has been turned off/on)
9. To configure GAPI, navigate to Settings->GAPI Setup->GAPI Setup->Select Device and choose Asus R700, CE 5.0, 480×272 from the device list (Clarion is not in the list).
Note – the USB connection is not working while in MioPocket mode, so to connect I have to do a hard reset and then connect to the USB.
Note2 – the NaviExtras Toolbox allows to buy maps and upgrade software (is from the makers of Nav’n’Go), as well as to create/restore backups of the device.
This instruction set has been translated (with small additions) from the original post in this forum, by the user globular. Hope he doesn’t mind

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