Access Windows CE (MN1 & MN2)

Having access to Media Nav’s underlying operating system – Windows CE 6.0, in the case of first and second generation Media Nav units – opens the door to many posibilities, like adding maps manually or using software like MICOM Config.

Guide

Note: This guide applies only to versions 4.0.0 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.ini4.X.X – 8.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 How to 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
MN14.X.X8005
MN25.X.X – 8.X.X0362
MN29.X.X2383

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.

Step 5. Enter the code for accessing Windows CE, according to your firmware version:

Media Nav VersionFirmware VersionCode
MN14.X.X0362
MN25.X.X – 8.X.X6971
MN29.X.X9065

The Windows CE desktop will show up. Once you decide to go back to the main interface, a reboot will be necessary, by shutting down from the Start menu, then turning the unit back on.