When it comes to technologies, hacking and the sort is not uncommon. Hacking can be done for a simple reason of gaining access to other technologies that are otherwise not accessible without doing this activity. On the other hand, there are those who hack for the sake of gaining access to illegal information though.
Putting the other reason for hacking aside, you should be able to use hacking for more positive things. For example, you can open your GPS hardware to more fun things that are not offered to you when you do not hack it. Here are some of the best examples that you can take advantage of for hacking the said item.
First, you can try to hack the said device so that you can get the text-to-speech feature and six million POIs on your Magellan Maestro 3100. The latter device only comes with 750,000 POIs database. It does not have a text-to-speech function too. It should be easy for you to upgrade your Maestro device as long as you have an SD memory card.
Another hack that you can take advantage of nowadays is the transferring of your address book from a Garmin nuvi to another Garmin nuvi. You just need to connect your nuvi to your personal computer. Copy the current.gpx file that is under the gpx folder in the garmin directory from the device and transfer it to another device.
When it comes to the Garmin nuvi, you can say that you cannot really exclude specific highways or roads from your route. There are times when this is actually quite troublesome because it might make you late to a very important meeting. If this is the case, then you can just hack your Garmin nuvi to avoid these highways altogether.
The Garmin nuvi have default icons already. That might bore you in no time. If this is the case, then you just need to install some extra vehicle icons on the said Garmin nuvi. If this is the case, then you just need to follow the step by step instructions that are meant for allowing the device to have extra vehicle icons.
It should also be possible for you to enable your voice recognition even when your device is a TomTom GO 720. In order for you to do this, the North America map version 7.10 is a must-have. It is also necessary to have a firmware version for unit 2.221. These are the requirements you need to have to make the said feature work.
Speaking of the TomTom device, it is possible for you to customize the menus on it. This hack is a great recommendation for those who want to reorganize their own TomTom menus. If you want to reorganize the special options to make it accessible for you on the first screen instead of three clicks away, you better hack on it.
Saving your current location is possible if you just hack into the device. Whether it is for the Garmin models, the Magellan Maestro models, or TomTom models, it is possible for you to do this. Just follow the step by step instructions for that.