Access MICOM Manager

MICOM Manager is an official developer-oriented tool that gives access to a collection of low-level settings for the Media Nav unit. It is commonly used for activating the rear camera or activating the rear speaker, yet it supports a lot of other settings.

A more complex, better organized and more user-friendly equivalent is MICOM Config (MN1 & MN2), but it’s compatible only with a handful of firmware versions.

DISCLAIMER: This tool should be used with the utmost care. Inadequate use can brick the Media Nav unit. It is operated at one’s own risk. Colloquially said, don’t play around if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Guide

Note: This guide applies only to versions 2.0.0 or higher.

Prerequisites:
– a tablet, laptop or desktop equipped with an USB port
– USB flash drive, FAT32 formatted, max. 32 GB capacity

Step 1. Download mcmtest_activate.ini or mcmtest_activate_4medianav.ini from the table below, according to your firmware version:

FileFirmware VersionDownload Link
mcmtest_activate.ini2.X.X – 8.X.X, 1.0.X.X, 2.0.X.X, 3.0.X.X, 1.0.XX.X, 6.0.X.XDOWNLOAD
mcmtest_activate_4medianav.ini9.X.XDOWNLOAD
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

Step 2. Extract the ZIP archive and put the file in the root of your USB flash drive – the file should be the first to be seen upon accessing the flash drive.

Step 3. Put the flash drive in the USB port and access Test Mode – see Access Test Mode.

Step 4. At this point, a code that unlocks extended codes (including the code for accessing Windows CE) is required; select the code from the table below, according to your firmware version:

Media Nav VersionFirmware VersionCode
MN12.X.X9133
MN13.X.X9973
MN14.X.X8005
MN25.X.X – 8.X.X0362
MN29.X.X2383
MN31.0.13.1.366_r358457
MN31.0.13.1.366_r362895
MN31.0.13.1.366_r396835
MN31.0.13.2.368_r494620
MN31.0.13.3.369_r609777
MN31.0.15.0.07063571
MN31.0.15.0.164633
MN31.0.15.1.190023
MN32.0.9.9.464_r239133
MN33.0.9.29973
MN46.0.8.2.9882662
MN46.0.8.2.1013_r50553
MN46.0.8.3.1039_r60864
MN46.0.8.4.1039_r57911
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

Entering the 4 digits and press OK. If the code you entered is wrong, an error will pop up. Otherwise, if the code is correct, you will notice nothing happens, but the extended codes will be unlocked. Entering the code again will switch the lock back.. Press the backspace button to manually remove the 4 digits.

Note: You can get the codes for all MN3 firmware versions by using the Test Mode Codes Tools (MN3).

Step 5. Enter the code for accessing MICOM Manager, according to your firmware version:

Media Nav VersionFirmware VersionCode
MN12.X.X3992
MN13.X.X6241 or 9391
MN14.X.X3638
MN25.X.X – 9.X.X3748
MN31.0.13.1.366_r357777
MN31.0.13.1.366_r365751
MN31.0.13.1.366_r399377
MN31.0.13.2.368_r490688
MN31.0.13.3.369_r601757
MN31.0.15.0.07063365
MN31.0.15.0.163931
MN31.0.15.1.193571
MN32.0.9.9.464_r233992
MN33.0.9.26241
MN46.0.8.2.9880660
MN46.0.8.2.1013_r51753
MN46.0.8.3.1039_r60628
MN46.0.8.4.1039_r57579
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

The MICOM Manager will show up. Once you decide to go back to the main interface, press the power button (on/off button) on the unit.

From this point, different sections of MICOM Manager can be accessed. The most commonly used is MICOM Test, for which you can find a dedicated tutorial here: How to use MICOM Test.