unfortunately GpsMid won't work on my Samsung S5230.
I tried to install it (with the Berlin map jar), which would work but when trying to open it, it would display a "invalid file type / format" error. I guess it has something to do with the file size (13MB). Does anybody have any ideas how to solve that or has anybody succesfully installed GpsMid on his/her S5230?
can you please generate with Osm2GpsMid from the nightly builds a new GpsMid for a small region? This GpsMid should have less than 1 MB. If that small GpsMid works, maybe you can select the big Berlin GpsMid as external map source.
Please tell us, if it worked.
as I did not have much time, I did not crate another GpsMid with a smaller region on my own but rather installed a premade gpsMid with a very small filesize. I found Seychelles with only 613 KB.
And…. I could install and open this small jar! :-)
One question (before you think about how to make it with an external file): Can I use GpsMID without GPS (external or internal)?
I just want to look at maps and scroll around a little bit.
yes, you can use GpsMid without GPS as well. Actually initially I've used GpsMid also without GPS.
For the external map: It should be the easiest way to copy the big jar also onto the mobile and select it from Setup/Map source in the Seychelle-Midlet. Maybe rename the big .jar to .zip first, as some mobiles might not except it otherwise as data file.
thanks a lot for your answers!
one stupid question: How do I use the application without GPS? All I see in my programme is a green ("empty") map… no matter what layer I try to add or no matter how much I zoom out/in. I am sure there is something very simple I am doing wrong, but I am not getting it…
(or the map data is broken).
Sorry for the inconvenience!
The displays coordinates are probably very far off-map. Usually you should be able to Search for a street. When in the search screen, on touch screen mobiles click on the screen then enter at least to letters with the virtual keyboards an click Ok. You should see a result list now, where you can select from. Does this work?
Thanks a lot for your hint! I managed to find a street and then a part of the map, which was not only green! Now I just got to find out how to display the street names (couldn't find it in the settings) and then try to link an external map to the system!
An experimental display of street names can be found in "Map features", called "Way labels".
Did it work with the external map?
I did not try, as I was able to create a jar file with 0sm2GpsMid for my region that was 3MB in size, and that could be run by my phone without any problems. So up to now I did not need to try with the external map. But if I might need to one day, I will describe my results here!
Well, it's only in case it does not work on S5230, we are not able to start trying to fix the issue before we have exact feedback what happens…
I also have a Samsung S5230 and I tryed to use the Seychelles-file. But it did not work. What did i made wrong?
I would be happy for any sugestions, if possible in german.
Thanks, Jochen (from Ratingen in Germany)
What happened when trying the Seychelles file?
I loaded the .jar file to the memorycard in the phone. When I try to open the file (on the phone) I get an errormessage "Dateityp nicht unterstützt" (filetype not supported).
Maybe you need to upload the .jad and the .jar file and then open the .jad file. Maybe you can only install with TKFileExplorer which is a Samsung tool for the PC. But I don't have a Samsung and therefore can't tell you much about it.
It would be good if we had some kind of GpsMid installation manual here for S5230.
I already tryed to upload both files (.jar and .jap) to the phone. With both files I get the same errormessage.
Does it work with other J2ME Jars? There must be instructions somewhere available how to install midlets on S5230?
After I have red several forums for S5230 I know now that the firmware in the phone probably is the problem. I should flash the phone, but I don´t want to do that.
Thaks to all
the trick of installing the small Seychelles works fine on my S5230,
and I unzipped the Amsterdam .jar and put it in a map on the external flashcard.
BUT how can I get GPSmid to display the Amsterdam map?
Also, I am setting it up with the ActivePilot Bluetooth GPS, which GPDmid has detected.
BUT which choice, if any, do I have to make between:
a) Bluetooth (NMEA).
b) Bluetooth (Sirf)
c) Internal (JSR179)
d) Cell-ID (OpenCellId.org)
Your help is greatly appreciated.
Did you select the directory in Setup/Advanced/Map Source.
a) should be the right option
thank you for replying,
yes I succeeded in finding Setup/Advanced/Map and pointing to the amsterdam.zip, but then it got completely stuch, and I had even to remove it from shard memory and re-install; same with amsterdam.jar, by the way;
I'll try the option a)
You used an amsterdam.zip or a folder with the unpacked files as map source?
no, I have one folder with the unzipped files, which did not make any sense in selecting, just showing the filelist, and the original amsterdam.zip file, to which I pointed, being equal to the .jad except for the extension obviously - but both to no avail, sadly
you must select the folder with the unzipped files, otherwise it does not work on Samsung afaik
Actually, I tried that too, but after pointing to the unzipped folder, the next step was an opened folder with the filelist, so obviously a certain file would have to be pointed to next to be selected as the 'map' to be used, and I did not think such a file exists in the folder, or does it?
No, do not go into the directory. You must select the "Select" menu entry if you are on the directory.