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Monday, February 2, 2009

GPS module working with iPod Touch 2G


With this post I am planning on regularly making posts on the blog again :-)

After a rough start of the year, today it is time for some great news!

Just last Saturday, January 31st, I got an email from Matt, an Australian customer who ordered the iGPS360 module a little before Christmas.

Matt has an iPod Touch 2G and ordered the iGPS360 module in anticipation of a jailbreak for the iPod Touch 2G, which was not available at the time he ordered.

Matt send me the above picture, showing the xGPS software running on his iPod Touch 2G. You can see the iGPS360 module in the upper right corner.

Matt used Redsn0w from the iPhone Dev Team to jailbreak his iPod Touch 2G. It is certainly not as easy a jailbreak as for the old iPod Touch and iPhone, but it certainly works as Matt's photo shows. For more information on how to jailbreak your iPod Touch 2G, please visit www.redsn0w.com.

The jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, which means that you will need the assistance of a computer if you want/need to reboot your iPod Touch 2G for some reason.

Matt had upgraded the firmware on his iPod Touch 2G to firmware 2.2.1 before using the jailbreak. This thus also confirms that the iGPS360 module works on the new 2.2.1 firmware.

Matt has also posted his success of the jailbreak on iPodTouchFans, so if you are interested in seeing how many people are jailbreaking their iPod Touch 2G with Redsn0w and their success rate, take a look at that forum.

Matt, thanks for your feedback and great photo contribution!

13 comments:

koRnolio said...

That's great news!! :D

Just to double check, do you happen to know if there will be any other type of software compatible with the iGPS Module?
Since xGPS uses Google Maps, and in my country is not fully supported.

Thanks for your time!
have a good day!
bye!

Vincent said...

BTW and speaking about xGPS, did you have any feedbacks from its devs about the GPX bug we spoke about before ? (you know the one that makes difficult the use of your GPS module for picture geotagging)

Glad to see this blog starts again !!!

Anonymous said...

That was a nice post on "Mother". I lost mine some time back and it served as a sweet reminder. Thanks.

My 2g iphone has been upgraded to 2.2.1, quickpwn'd, xwaves' software reloaded and everything is working fine. Just thought I'ld let you know.

I've followed this project for a year now and can't thank you enough for sharing your knowledge with us and all the hard work you put into GPS360.

kdol5

GPS said...

@koRnolio: we are working on the MobileSubstrate plug-in which hopefully will open up the module to all AppStore apps that make use of the iPhone 3G's GPS.

@Vincent: the GPX bug seems already been addressed (see Ticket #80)

@anonymous: thank you for your feedback. I currently also have my iPod on 2.2.1 and the module works without a problem.

Skye said...

@GPS: With the MobileSubstrate add-on, will this first utilise the WiFi triangulation of iPods and iPhones, while it waits for the GPS unit to achieve a lock?

The WiFi triangulation works decently and very fast in metro areas, and is especially useful in the middle of a city where GPS lock can be difficult to achieve. If the MobuleSusbstrate add-on will do that (much the same way the iPhone 3G does), it would be especially good :)

koRnolio said...

@GPS:
Thanks so much for the info!! :D
Really appreciate it!.
Hope you're doing well, bye!

Vincent said...

>@koRnolio: we are working on the MobileSubstrate >plug-in which hopefully will open up the module to >all AppStore apps that make use of the iPhone 3G's >GPS.

This is the best news since 2009 ! :-)

Anonymous said...

great news but absolutely wrong :(

as you see on the picture it's an touch 1g, because there are no volume buttons on the left side of the device.

please correct that :(

mattydorh said...

Anonymous, you are WRONG.
It is my Ipod Touch 2nd Gen in the photo. Here's another photo if you dont beleive me with Google Satellite view.
http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1310104&postcount=44

Anonymous said...

okey my fault, i cant look @ your link, but now i c a little shadow where the volume buttons have to be :/ i'm sorry. i'm afraid of a 90$ order for nothing. thanks, just ordered one, =)

cray barber said...

I have an ipod 2g with 3.1.2 os periodically the gps software locks up and I have to run blackrain again to get it working again is this a known problem and is there a fix for it.

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