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  1. #1
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    I was hoping to install TomTom 5 or TomTom 6 on my Vodafone badged
    Samsung Omnia but there's a delay in getting access to GPS on it.
    Vodafone say they'll have a fix in 'a few weeks, but it's definitely
    coming'.

    Anyone got TomTom working on another iteration of the Omnia and able to
    confirm that it works?

    TIA

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  2. #2
    Jon
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I was hoping to install TomTom 5 or TomTom 6 on my Vodafone badged
    > Samsung Omnia but there's a delay in getting access to GPS on it.
    > Vodafone say they'll have a fix in 'a few weeks, but it's definitely
    > coming'.
    >
    > Anyone got TomTom working on another iteration of the Omnia and able to
    > confirm that it works?


    A delay when starting tomtom do you mean? How long a delay are we
    talking about?
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    Regards
    Jon



  3. #3
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    On 29/08/2008 07:45 Jon wrote:

    > A delay when starting tomtom do you mean? How long a delay are we
    > talking about?


    No, a delay in getting GPS working.

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  4. #4
    Elder
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > I was hoping to install TomTom 5 or TomTom 6 on my Vodafone badged
    > Samsung Omnia but there's a delay in getting access to GPS on it.
    > Vodafone say they'll have a fix in 'a few weeks, but it's definitely
    > coming'.
    >
    > Anyone got TomTom working on another iteration of the Omnia and able to
    > confirm that it works?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    >

    Apparently, TomTom 6 doesn't install.
    TomTom 7.45 ripped from an HTC Diamond does, but of course is then
    pirate.

    Garmin software will work fine after install.
    IGuidance 08 and Destinator latest versions work after install
    TomTom 7.45 in most cases requires either e/agps enabled but that uses
    data connection) or a port splitter to be installed to get a lock.
    One build of the TomTom 7 apparently works without problem and the later
    roms don't have any issues with it, but 6 is still a no go.

    Shame as I want an Omnia to replace my HTC Trinity, as I might need to
    buy destinator instead of TomTom. I'll still get it though.

    When I was looking at Vodafone for one, in store, they said "no, no
    problems with TomTom that we have heard of, and we have sold loads".

    Hmm, wonder if that is typical sales advisor bull then.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    On 31/08/2008 17:46 Elder wrote:

    > Apparently, TomTom 6 doesn't install.
    > TomTom 7.45 ripped from an HTC Diamond does, but of course is then
    > pirate.


    After many hours of trial and error, TTN 5 will install and run but
    adding a voice by loading and then clicking on the relevant .CAB file
    usually stops it working. I say usually because I've had Jane tell me to
    'turn around' but now she seems to have gone silent...

    > When I was looking at Vodafone for one, in store, they said "no, no
    > problems with TomTom that we have heard of, and we have sold loads".
    >
    > Hmm, wonder if that is typical sales advisor bull then.


    Vodafone only added it to their range on the 24th. I called them on
    27th(?) and Technical Support told me that GPS wasn't working yet but it
    would be in the 'next few weeks'.

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  6. #6
    Elder
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > Vodafone only added it to their range on the 24th. I called them on
    > 27th(?) and Technical Support told me that GPS wasn't working yet but it
    > would be in the 'next few weeks'.
    >

    They are adding their own app, but it isn't ready yet.
    I imagine it will be an online chargeable service like the orange one
    they trialed.
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  7. #7
    Jon
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <481e00b3-8c2c-4cad-8a15-123b497e8b72
    @y38g2000hsy.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    > How is this possible that device inside the phone (gps receiver) might
    > not work due to operator??????


    It might go something like this:

    Vodafone: "Okay, we'll buy 50,00 Omnia's but we don't want the GPS to
    work with anything other an application which we will supply you with"

    Samsung: "No problem, that we be £1 million please, we'll deliver them
    next week"

    Vodafone: "thank you".
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    Regards
    Jon



  8. #8

    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS


    Just received the phone...

    CAN NOT ALIGN THE SCREEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Right now on the phone with vodafone to get the confirmation, the
    handset will be replaced.
    How frustrating that is... Was so happy to see the courier and now

    Lets see what happens next... still on hold



  9. #9
    F
    Guest

    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    On 02/09/2008 10:07 [email protected] wrote:

    > Just received the phone...
    >
    > CAN NOT ALIGN THE SCREEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    This took a long time for the green screen to disappear and then the
    alignment to start. Successive 'positions' were also slow to appear. But
    it worked in the end.

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  10. #10
    Elder
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <481e00b3-8c2c-4cad-8a15-123b497e8b72
    @y38g2000hsy.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    > How is this possible that device inside the phone (gps receiver) might
    > not work due to operator??????
    >

    On the trinity, Orange turned off the GPS for private customers but
    enabled it for business customers.

    A simple registry change sorted that.

    It isn't that they are blocking it in this case, it is that they aren't
    supplying any. The non voda version comes with googlemaps gps app.

    Vodas version, like Oranges one uses online mapping, and after the trial
    will be payable subscription based.

    TomTom, Destinator, CoPilot and Garmin only cost the purchase price.
    Upside, only one price to buy and use. Downside is you don't get
    uptodate maps as often as the online service.

    The problem that TomTom doesn't like the standard hardware and gps com
    ports whereas the others seem to work fine.
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  11. #11
    Elder
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > > Hmm, wonder if that is typical sales advisor bull then.

    >
    > I'd not heard about any issues with it until I read your post, And I've
    > alos sold loads.
    >
    > Care to cite your source?
    >

    Sure
    http://www.ppcsg.com/index.php?showtopic=100469
    http://www.mtekk.com.au/Forums/tabid.../view/topic/po
    stid/81681/Default.aspx#81681

    http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=6269
    http://www.tracyandmatt.co.uk/blogs/.../samsung-i900-
    omnia-unboxed
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?s=
    946b1af4f8fbaaad3b60586788d98dc8&t=416564

    The issue is TomTom seems to only work with version 7.45 which is a
    pirate hack of HTC Touch diamond package. And then the actual quality of
    the experience appears to be dependant on the exact Rom version and
    exact pirate rip installed.
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  12. #12

    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    Spoke to vadofone yesterday...
    Problem with the navigation they have is that they are using not only
    vodafone software and gps reciever but also network. It cost 7 pound
    per month.
    There is no restictions with other software, although they said that
    onece you instal other software on Omnia you loose warranty if
    something goes wrong with the phone which is kind of wired as this is
    why omnia works on windows... to put new applications on it.

    Waiting for another handset... hope to be able to align the screen
    this time... :/


    Have a question... applications like igo etc should be put on sd card
    and installed from there. Is there any other way to do this in omnia
    as the internal memory is quite big anyway?


    On 2 Wrz, 20:32, Elder <[email protected]> wrote:
    > In article <481e00b3-8c2c-4cad-8a15-123b497e8b72
    > @y38g2000hsy.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...> How is this possible that device inside the phone (gps receiver) might
    > > not work due to operator??????

    >
    > On the trinity, Orange turned off the GPS for private customers but
    > enabled it for business customers.
    >
    > A simple registry change sorted that.
    >
    > It isn't that they are blocking it in this case, it is that they aren't
    > supplying any. The non voda version comes with googlemaps gps app.
    >
    > Vodas version, like Oranges one uses online mapping, and after the trial
    > will be payable subscription based.
    >
    > TomTom, Destinator, CoPilot and Garmin only cost the purchase price.
    > Upside, only one price to buy and use. Downside is you don't get
    > uptodate maps as often as the online service.
    >
    > The problem that TomTom doesn't like the standard hardware and gps com
    > ports whereas the others seem to work fine.
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  13. #13
    Elder
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <40cfc703-d0c5-4ca5-aac2-6b8110130100
    @y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    > There is no restictions with other software, although they said that
    > onece you instal other software on Omnia you loose warranty if
    > something goes wrong with the phone which is kind of wired as this is
    > why omnia works on windows... to put new applications on it.
    >

    They are talking out of their arse unless they put it into print
    somewhere.
    And most software installs on the memory card to function properly, I'd
    like to see them enforce it.

    Might be interesting if they try to invalidate the warrenty if you
    "install" mp3s or movies onto the phone.
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  14. #14

    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    Anyone can post links to forums with "HOW TO" and "TIPS &TRICKS" about
    omnia?
    All I can find mostly is reviews...

    Thanks in advance.



  15. #15
    Jon
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    Re: Samsung i900 Omnia and GPS

    In article <40cfc703-d0c5-4ca5-aac2-6b8110130100
    @y21g2000hsf.googlegroups.com>, [email protected] says...
    > Spoke to vadofone yesterday...
    > Problem with the navigation they have is that they are using not only
    > vodafone software and gps reciever but also network. It cost 7 pound
    > per month.
    > There is no restictions with other software, although they said that
    > onece you instal other software on Omnia you loose warranty if
    > something goes wrong with the phone which is kind of wired as this is
    > why omnia works on windows... to put new applications on it.


    Standard ill-informed salesperson talk to try and frighten you into
    using thier product. Installing applications will have no effect on the
    warranty.
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    Jon



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