03-06-2011 09:43 AM
So as to not contaminate the csutom rom thread any further on this, I will post here.
I should be getting copilot v8 by monday next week - is it best to stick it on the external sd card or is the internal (8gb) ok, assuming I have space for the 400mb!!!! I guess on the external card it will have less chance of getting wiped if I get carried away during future flashing
Still need to know the most suitable car holder that will work with my casemate barely there case. When I have these setup I will test out the gps before deciding on whether a little copilot gps receiver is needed.
Any comments ndj - I understand this is your bag?!
03-06-2011 10:47 AM
I just have mine on the internal card. What to do is save your checkout details i.e google checkout number just in case you need to reinstall it again. I back everything up with Titanium so restoring it with my settings just takes a few minutes
For hints, tips and flashing guides, visit my youtube page www.youtube.com/puggereduk
03-06-2011 09:27 PM - edited 03-06-2011 09:30 PM
Having read the discussion about GPS 'mice', or receivers as I prefer to call them, in the 'Custom ROM's' thread, I picked one up off EBay, which although not advertised as such, was actually shipped to me directly by ALK... the CoPilot people!.
And a very cute little thing it is too... for just £7.49!
07-06-2011 03:07 PM
What app are we using to connect the external gps receiver? I have just installed gps provider from the market and it connects the receiver ok but the screen is just blank when you are in copilot.
Bought a VF keychain one by the way - £12.99 brand new boxed, which I thought was a bargain as it comes with USB lead, car charger and mains charger.
08-06-2011 06:59 AM
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08-06-2011 03:01 PM
mine just works i have checked with mine and it opens a diferent menu up when my mouse is paired but goes to the phones gps when not connected.
In your Bluetooth settings does is say Bluetooth gps connected, or does it just say bluetooth reciver connected my old tomtom Bluetooth reciver will not work this is why i got the new one.
somthing does not sound right here
Ado28 also uses one of theses as well
he might be able to shed some more light on this
I have found there support section http://www.alk.eu.com/alk/contact_us.asp they also sell external gps as well
08-06-2011 03:43 PM
Just remembered when your bluetooth gps is connected and paired a option comes on in Settings and location and security and you need to tick the Use Bluetooth Gps. when its not connected that option goes.
When we had 2.1 we had to use a app but they sorted it on 2.2 froyo now i hope that has not been removed on gingerbread if its not ticked Copilot uses the phones gps. when you tick it then copilot puts a bluetooth button on thats the one for setting up copilot
08-06-2011 04:02 PM
Hi ndj. In bluetooth settings on the phone it says paired but not connected. There is no option in location and security and even using the bluetooth gps app it doesn't say in the bluetooth settings that the receiver is connected (however it does work in copilot). The phone knows the receiver is paired but won't give me an option to connect it when I press and hold the screen. Main problem as far as the phone is concerned then is that it doesn't think that the receiver is connected.
It's as if whatever was changed on the roms to recognise external gps receivers is not there or functioning in my Darkys 10.1 EE.
Any more help?? I know I have a way round it with the app and it's not a pain to have to start the app up but then it is just another app running in the background using the battery.
08-06-2011 04:52 PM
been a bit since i used this now follow me on this when 2.2 came out there was a feature were you could use a External GPS
2.2.1 they took it off i have just powered mine up a i use the phones gps all the time now after i had to charge it i now have the same problem grrrr then i found it it was moke locations
I have just tried http://uk.androlib.com/android.application.googoo-
@ado28 how do you set you external mouse up
08-06-2011 04:58 PM
@ndj you have had me thinking all day that it is me and my phone going mad
I don't mind using the bluetooth gps app if that is what we have to do (and I tried a couple of others that either froze the phone or made the internal gps stay on even when turned off).
Just seems strange when you press down on the Voda gps (when it says paired but not connected) and it only gives you the option to unpair and not to connect. If you ask me this is simple flaw in the rom - why do you need a tiny app from the market to do something that the rom itself should do.
@ado - put us out of our confusion, what's you's working like??
08-06-2011 06:39 PM
on 2.2 it did work but i have updated my phone and copilot since i last used the mouse the app does work only on copilot tho but it does seem to be a rom thing but i don't need to use it now as my new car has not got a coated window so my phone works fine i must admit tho the mouse does lock very fast i'm going to try the wifes HTC the way i did before on 2.2 see if it works