- 12-10-2009, 09:12 AM #2
I'm not sure you can connect anything except headsets via bluetooth. assuming you can for it to work would require companion software that works with it.
all mapping software requires the built-in gps of the 3g and 3gs or like tomtom and magellan, works with hardware through the dock connector
and since you didn't say what the receiver is we have no way of giving you a solid answer if it actually will work
- 12-10-2009, 09:26 AM #3
- 12-10-2009, 09:29 AM #4
- 12-10-2009, 07:53 PM #5
RoqBT and GPS Serial are two apps that allow connection to Navigon, TomTom and some others. Again, you do have to be jailbroken.
Last edited by JohnH59; 12-10-2009 at 08:03 PM.
- 12-10-2009, 09:40 PM #6
- 12-10-2009, 09:45 PM #7
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The bluetooth reciever is from my old palm, the software it used is TomTom. I know the software is useless, but wondered about the receiver.
I assume there info on this site about jailbreaking...
So I'm reading that I would need roqyBT or GPS serial and Navigon or Co-Pilot software to make this work.
Is there any advantage, do you think, to going after this setup? Would it be better to just use the built-in stuff and find a mapping program that works?
- 12-11-2009, 12:03 PM #9
- 12-11-2009, 12:08 PM #10
jailbreaking has some risk and is not for someone who's not tech friendly.
if your cellular and/or gps signal is poor an external receiver can help a lot and Tom Tom and Magellan both have one. But I used the Tom Tom app with a 3GS and it was spot on > 99% of the time as to where I was at.
So my suggestion is if this is all you're going to jailbreak for and you know you're getting one of these apps then try it without the jailbreaking first. If it doesn't work due to signal issues (I know the tomtom app tells you) you could try the jailbreak method and use your external GPS receiver.