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Courtesy of bysin of AZ <-- This might be a violation of the rules, but this will benefit all TSX Nav owners who hate the goddamn startup screen.

I've developed a program to modify the navigation system in Acura/Hondas.
The actual navigation system is in Windows CE running a SH-4 processor, similar to a Sega Dreamcast (if not identical). I just bought my TSX about 2 days ago, but luckily I had a lot of experience hacking the Dreamcast so it didnt take me very long to hack the navigation system.

Here is the link to the program including there Visual C++ source code:
http://www.linuxkiddies.com/bysin/navi.zip

This is the ReadMe contained in the zip, it includes step by step instructions on how to use the program:




DumpNAVI by bysin
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This program is used to list, extract, and modify files contained in an XIP BIN file located on Acura/Honda navigation DVD. This system has been tested on the TSX. Use at your own risk.

Some of the things I have been able to modify are:
- Changed the background picture to my own personal image.
- Removed the "nag screen" at the beginning screen.
- Change some of the words that pop up.

Here are some step-by-step instructions on how to modify files in your navigation system. It requires a DVD-ROM drive and a CD or DVD burner.

1. At the main screen of the navigation system, hold down the Map/Guide, Menu, and Cancel buttons for 5 seconds.

2. Hit the "Version" button on the touch screen.

3. Hold down the Menu button for 5 seconds.

4. Write down the filename next to the words "Loading Filename" (ex. BNHN404A.BIN).

5. Open your trunk and find the DVD player attached to the navigation system.

6. Push down the front plate and eject the Navigation DVD-ROM.

7. Place the DVD in your computer and copy all 9 BIN files onto your hard drive (should be around 104 MB), this includes:

BN2HH12C.BIN
BN2HH110.BIN
BN2HH120.BIN
BN2HHMLD.BIN
BN2HN12B.BIN
BN2HN18B.BIN
BN2HN380.BIN
BNHH401A.BIN
BNHN404A.BIN

8. Use the dumpnavi tool to extract the files on the BIN file that was on your car, ex:

dumpnavi BNHN404A.BIN extract

9. The files will extract to the directory associated with the name of the file.

10. After modifying the files, use the dumpnavi tool to update them to the BIN, ex:

dumpnavi BNHN404A.BIN update Back.bmp
dumpnavi BNHN404A.BIN update navi.exe navi-nonag.exe
dumpnavi BNHN404A.BIN update Diag.exe

11. Copy the modified BIN file, including all other BIN files (9 in total) to a blank CD or DVD.

12. Insert the origional navigation DVD back into the DVD-ROM in your car.

13. Start the car normally, and at the main navigation screen hold Map/Guide, Menu, and Cancel for 5 seconds once again.

14. Hit the "Version" button on the touch screen once again.

15. Take the origional navigation DVD out of the car, and replace it with the CD/DVD you just created.

16. Hit the "Load Disc" button on the Version screen.

17. It should take about 20 seconds for your car to load the new BIN and reboot. Once that happens, take out your burned CD/DVD and put back the origional navigation DVD.

18. If anything goes wrong, remove the ground to the battery for 30 seconds with the origional DVD in the car. The old OS will load back on the system.
 

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cool ! about friggin time !
i'm probly goin to go with a satelite-in-space image like this:

 

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If this is legit, this is unbelievable. Took that other programmer months and he didn't really get anywhere. Then you come along and do it in a few days? Geez.

Edit: Sorry, you didn't make this. The other guy did. This was directed toward him then hehe :)
 

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yet another reason why I reget not getting the car with the Navi...d'oh!!
 

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hahaa well I don't have DVD burner so I can't do this...and I wouldn't try until more people post success stories.
 

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Coolness! :)
 

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Discussion Starter #8
There are a ton of sucess stories but I can't link em.

-Jimmy
 

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pocketkiller said:
hahaa well I don't have DVD burner so I can't do this...and I wouldn't try until more people post success stories.
no need.
just burn the files on CD
 

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i will wait when "version 1" officially comes out....it's just beta now ;)
In the meantime I will settle on the final design....man so hard to decide
 

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i have to admit, i browse both forums :p each has their strengths. but anyways, there have been successful tries with this, but also not entirely fool-proof yet. so i'm gonna wait until they weed out the kinks :)
 

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Damn........Now I wan a Navi.....
I can put um......some...nicer gurls in the back..HAHHA...PIMP CAR~
 

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pocketkiller said:
hahaa well I don't have DVD burner so I can't do this...and I wouldn't try until more people post success stories.
You dont need a dvd burner. I regular cdr will do...

Read the instructions...
 

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Please comment if you anyone has tried this yet. I am definately interested.....
 

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PsyDoc said:
Please comment if you anyone has tried this yet. I am definately interested.....
I just settled on the pic

I am going to try this one for size, there is a bit of tweak you need to do
in Photoshop to avoid delays.
will report back and show the in-car shot


done:

flawless, no delay :woot:

if you dont have Photoshop I can help.
 

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robert_tsxgeek said:
I just settled on the pic


I am going to try this one for size, there is a bit of tweak you need to do
in Photoshop to avoid delays.
will report back and show the in-car shot


done:



flawless, no delay :woot:

if you dont have Photoshop I can help.
So, you did this in Photoshop or is that the actual hack result on your NAVI? Either way it's cool pic! :thumbsup:
 

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HondaMan said:
So, you did this in Photoshop or is that the actual hack result on your NAVI? Either way it's cool pic! :thumbsup:
huh ?

Actual result shot.

I was talking about PS cause so far it is ONLY app I am aware of that can make the new bmp file exactly same size as the original.

you doing it ?
 

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thats hot, i'm still a little hesistant, in that it'll ruin the navi. i'm just a lil b*tch. someone reassure me!!!!
 

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spyguy said:
thats hot, i'm still a little hesistant, in that it'll ruin the navi. i'm just a lil b*tch. someone reassure me!!!!
you can not mess up. Our nav system is just like a handheld computer running a bastard version of windoz.

i did the whole thing in like 5 minutes. no biggie.
you're not modifying any "program code" really just replaced the splashscreen file.

Just be careful handling the Nav DVD, dont scratch it i mean and if when all fails :tardsmash you can easily go back to that OEM.


Do it man ! :D
 

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robert_tsxgeek said:
huh ?

Actual result shot.

I was talking about PS cause so far it is ONLY app I am aware of that can make the new bmp file exactly same size as the original.

you doing it ?
OK, I see. Nice job and now we have someone from here that has done it. I think I will do it soon as well. So, I might need some PS help from you soon. :)
 
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