iPad Enable iPad WIFI GPS!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by iPadThai, May 4, 2010.

  1. iPadThai macrumors 6502a

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    So I bought this unit:

    UPDATE (6/6/2010): BTSTACK GPS version 1.3 WORKS WITH NAVIGON ON iPAD WIFI (non-3G model)!!!! AND it fixes the JUMPY speedo! so it's all good!

    Video of working Navigon + iPad Wifi model + BTStack GPS 1.2-24995 + QStarz Q818x:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yU6raDM3TY

    You can fast foward but there are some speed issues (the MPH indicator will go bezerk but the GPS data is accurately maintained, however. Email is dispatched to the dev regarding this issue)


    QStarz 818x Bluetooth 66Channel, MTK2 external GPS unit w/A-GPS
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    what it comes with:
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    the QStarz 818x unit
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    USB Port for charging (AND DATA!):
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    The Control switches (1-5Hz for API software tracking):
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    The bottom of the unit (includes anti slip; gripping pad to put on car dash or texture surfaces):
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    The lithium-ion battery - good for 42+ hours CONTINUOUS USAGE!
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    The size of the 818x compared to an iPhone 3GS:
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    The Thickness of the 818x compared to an iphone 3GS with case
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    The unit in pairing mode (yellow and blue lights; battery green light to the right of the bluetooth)
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    I am using roqyBT (GPS) - on the iPad -

    Video of satellite sync
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIIX1Y0iW8w
    (see post #61 for details)


    Video of Navigon running on iPad WIFI model using roqyGPS w/QStarz Q818x GPS unit.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCLTxZIXMFY
    (see post #62 for details)

    edit: 5/10/2010: Navigon seems to have a problem on the iPad - I'm sure it's a navigon only issue since google maps has no issue whatsoever using the roqyGPS and my QStarz Q818x unit. Google maps actually track movement without problems...just that there are no maps being update as the car moves obviously since it's not connected to any data.


    in theory, this should work 100% I will know when my gps device arrives.

    1) Install roqyBT
    2) Use bluetooth GPS device
    3) Use Navigon software (even if not iPad compatible yet will work)

    edit: 5/11/2010: Navigon DOES INDEED TRACK - HOWEVER IT WORKS WITH QUIRKS. WHEN YOU ARE IN THE "SHOW MAPS" MODE, YOU WILL SEE THAT NAVIGON DOES INDEED TRACK YOUR POSITION. WHEN YOU TRAVERSE, IT WILL DISPLAY YOUR COORDINATES IN REAL TIME. HOWEVER, IT HAS ALOT OF ISSUES SUCH AS ORIENTATION PROBLEMS (SHOWS THAT YOU ARE POINTING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION BUT MOVING FORWARD - GIVING A LOOK AS IF YOU ARE MOVING BACKWARDS!). When you set a destination to go towards, it will pinpoint your current location - then it just stops and not update your location; it seems that way but during your traversing, navigon will sometimes randomly display your movement but at many times more than some, it will show you moving strangely!

    But GOOGLE MAPS WORKS!! (see post #69)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FB8GVzA5nE


    You don't even need to have the iPad 3G model to get GPS! Thanks to roqyBT, you can use almost all NMEA GPS receivers!

    I'll report back when I get the gps unit this week!
     
  2. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    You didn't 'enable' it haha... you just bought a device for it.

    'Enable' hints that there is a GPS chip in the iPad that isn't on. Which would be pointless to include if it wasn't enabled.
     
  3. sinsin07 macrumors 68030

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  4. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you're gonna be eating your own dung after I receive my unit and get a video to show it off working 100%.
    And semantics issues - who cares if it's not built in, I wanted to buy an iPad3G but I don't think I need to now!

    ;):D
     
  5. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    thats kinda cool. for people who bought a wifi and wanna use it in their cars. let us know if it works.
     
  6. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's an MTK2 device.

    66Channels - one of the highest dbm sensitive gps with about over 40 hours of use. You can google the unit: QStarz BT-818x

    The unit is about $63 purchased online.

    You can get any SIRF3 or MTK/MTK2 units and it is compatible. Here's a list of compatible devices (from the roqyBT forums): Navigon, tom tom, even google maps will work with roqyBT and any of these devices tested so far

    Adapt
    AD-300 OK
    AD-350+ OK
    AD-500 OK
    AD-700 OK
    BLUENEXT
    GPS BN-900GR OK
    GPS BN-905GR OK
    GPS BN-909GR OK
    Blumax
    DE 64347066
    GPS-710 OK
    GPS-4013 OK
    Cellular line
    BTGPS440 OK
    Delorme
    Delorme Earthmate Blue Logger
    Dell
    BT-332 OK
    DEVO
    NAV-300 OK
    eBon technologies
    eGPS-397 OK
    eGPS-6500 OK
    Emtac
    Trine BTGPS OK
    Trine Crux II Device pincode "0183"
    Evolve
    Evolve BTGPS Touch Traxx
    FAC
    BT-30 OK
    Falcom
    Navi XT OK
    Flaircom
    GPSBT-560 OK
    Fortuna
    Clip-on OK
    Freedom
    Mini Keychain 2000 BTGPS OK
    F-TECH
    CONNECTO SOLARE 51 BT2.5MR OK
    Garmin
    GPS 10X OK
    GlobalSAT
    BT-308 Device pincode "2003"
    BT-359 OK
    BT-338 OK
    BT-368i OK
    GlobalTop
    G66plus Touch OK
    Gopass
    GPT-700 OK
    Gspace
    GS-R238 OK
    GS-R320 OK
    Hicom
    HI-408BT
    Holox
    BT-541 OK
    Holux
    BT-321 OK
    GPSlim 236 OK
    GPSlim 240 OK
    M-241 OK
    M-1200 OK
    M-1000 OK
    M-1000C OK
    GR-231 OK
    GR-239 OK
    I-Blue
    iBlue 737 (or iBT-GPS) OK
    I-Bluetooth GPS Mouse OK
    Jentro
    BT-GPS4 OK
    BT-GPS8 OK
    Keomo
    No Model #
    Leadtek
    BT 9537 OK
    BT 9553 OK
    BT 9559X OK
    Navibe
    GB375,BTGPS V10 OK
    GB737,BTGPS V20 OK
    Navigon
    S3N BTGPS OK
    Navilock
    BT-359 OK
    Nokia
    LD-1W OK
    LD-4W OK
    LD-3W OK
    N78 NOK ciphered com, not working yet!
    PalmOne
    PalmOne BTGPS OK
    PENTAGRAM
    PathFinder P 3000 OK
    PathFinder P 3101 OK
    PathFinder P 3106 OK
    Phonix
    BGR01 OK
    Polaris
    BT-65 OK
    i65V OK
    5in1 OK
    QStarz
    BT-Q770 OK
    BT-Q816X OK
    BT-Q818X OK
    BT-Q1000 OK
    BT-Q1000x OK
    BT-Q1200 (Ultra Solar) OK
    BT-Q1300 OK
    BT-Q1300S OK
    Royaltec
    BT GPS seen as BlueGPS OK
    MBT-1000 OK
    RBT-1000 OK
    RBT-2001 OK
    RBT-2100 OK
    RBT-2110 OK
    RBT 2200 :?: please report on this device :!:
    RBT-2210
    RBT-2300 OK
    RTG-2000 OK
    SBS
    BA585 OK
    Stars navigation
    BT-74S OK
    Syson
    SOC2S03X OK
    Tomtom
    gps model nr. 0821.x OK
    BTGPS MKII OK ....NOTE: some G2 problems!
    GPS 9821x OK
    Transystem inc
    I-Blue 747 OK
    WEIOM
    wgs-84 OK
    Wintec
    WBT-201 (G-RAYS II) OK
    XaiOX
    Diamond OK
    Marathon OK
    No Brand name
    BT-412 OK
    GNT-120 OK
    JRT-29 OK
    NBT-007 OK
     
  7. peteo macrumors regular

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    is roqyBT working on the iPad yet? I know some blue tooth programs do not
     
  8. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I"m going to post up a whole video review of it. I'm excited - considering how JB really opened up the opportunities with the iPad!

    I want a really reliable gps receiver - the iPhone and even the tomtom mount is a rip really.

    This sucker Qstarz BT818x is an MTK2 unit - provides about 40+ hours of usage!
     
  9. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    roqyBT works on iPhone - tested using the BT GPS only. There is another app for file transfers it's called roqyFiles
    It seems to be working for the iPad as well - just have to get my unit and test. But the iPad and iPhone shares the exact same BT hardware.

    this one is only for BT GPS devices.
     
  10. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    Can you locate yourself on a wifi iPad similar to on the iPod Touch?
     
  11. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    you can use the triangulation method using WIFI mode only. But the iPad WIFI model DOES include a magnetnometer.
     
  12. Liam8 macrumors 6502

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    Sick, if it didn't I wouldn't want one :p
     
  13. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just giving you crap :p

    For 63 bucks thats definitely worth looking into... I'm interested now! I have 3g on my wifi ipad via tethering and don't think I'd need gps. but it definitely couldn't hurt!
     
  14. iPadThai thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    don't worry, I'm not offended ;)

    I just thought it would be sweet to have an option for us wifi only owners. Since I can't afford another iPad 3G, the lucky ones already have a clean solution with the gps built right in!

    It's a way for poor folk to get more value from their existing hardware :)
    You can get a $19 GPS unit and it will work fine too. No need for 66channels but hey, $63 isn't that much compared to say a tomtom gps mount!

    And the benefits are huge: 9.7" car navigation and the sucker's battery lasts so long, it's so legit!
     
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  16. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    I expect a full review.

    I'd rather have a unit that plugged into the dock or something, I feel like BT wouldn't be as responsive/quick as a hardwired plugin.
     
  17. Yzord macrumors member

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    In the early days i always used a BT GPS together with a nokia or something. Works like a charm. In fact, it's better then the iphone GPS.
     
  18. Yzord macrumors member

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  19. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    How would you pair the bluetooth GPS to the iPad? I have two bluetooth GPS and the iPad doesn't have the correct bluetooth profile SPP for serial port communications.
     
  20. jaeguyoon macrumors regular

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    pretty sure u have to be jailbroken and install something.
     
  21. Chivd macrumors newbie

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    has anyone been able to use a mifi from verizon or sprint

    and use the gps on that device?
     
  22. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    IDK, I just feel like the whole purpose of the iPad is portability. To make our mobile computing life easier by not having to lug around a bunch of bulky hardware. I just wonder at what point are we negating the purpose. All these people getting a personal hotspot for 3/4G now this. Just not for me.

    Have fun though hope it suits your needs
     
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  24. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    Get a GPS for location services, a MIFI for 3G, a keyboard for typing, a bunch of cases for various occasions, a stand for watching movies, a dock for charging, a camera adapter to load photos, a cleaning cloth, put on an anti-glare screen protector, other accessories for your specific needs, and a big bag to put in all these things, and you will be all set.

    Very simple, really.
     
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