After days of waiting for stability, PhoneNews.com is hosting all the tools you need, and a simple guide to add GPS navigation to your HTC Titan (PPC-6800, XV6800, or P4000). This guide is for all carriers: Alltel, Sprint, Verizon, Telus, and Bell.
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Installing this update will enable GPS to function inside your HTC Titan. It enables the gpsOne chipset in your device to function as a standard GPS device, compatible with Windows Mobile 5 & 6 GPS applications, including Google Maps, Windows Live for Mobile, and navigation software such as TomTom Navigator. Keep in mind that gpsOne is not autonomous GPS, you will need to have home network coverage in order to maintain a GPS lock.
Also, keep in mind that this software is not supported by HTC. it is expected that carriers will be releasing this functionality in a future update. If you are not comfortable with this process, do not proceed. To maintain your warranty, you will need to remove this software (by restoring your device) before sending the device in for warranty service.
There are two ways to accomplish this; the automated route, and the manual installation route. We are still working on automated installers for all variants of the HTC Titan, so please bear with us if your device is not yet completed.
Manual Installation Procedure
Keep in mind that all data on the device will be erased. Sync and backup all data on the device before proceeding.
This process has three steps:
1) Unlocking the device, so it supports unsupported firmware flashes
2) Updating the software of the device (to listen for GPS commands)
3) Updating the baseband radio firmware to enable GPS
For this, you will need a few files:
1) Hard-SPL-240-MFG.exe (this is the unlocker mentioned in the first step).
2) Titan_Radio_3.27.00.exe (this is the baseband radio firmware)
3) The software update for the Titan (chose your carrier from the link below)
DCD 2.1.0 – Alltel – This is not needed for Alltel anymore, click here for the official update
DCD 2.1.0 – Sprint – This is not needed for Sprint anymore, click here for the official update
DCD 2.1.0 – Verizon Wireless – This is not needed for Verizon anymore, click here for the official update
DCD 2.1.0 – Bell
DCD 2.1.0 – Telus
Here is the procedure for updating:
- Open Hard-SPL-240-MFG.exe. It will extract files into C:\ttn240mfg, and then launch an unlocker. Follow the instructions on screen.
- Once it has been completed, launch the device’s software update. Follow the instructions on screen for the updater.
- Following the updater’s final instructions, power cycle the device as instructed (holding power and reset buttons simultaneously). The device will likely freeze at startup on your carrier’s logo. This is normal.
- When the device does freeze, hold power, camera, and reset buttons. This will send the device into what is known as Bootloader Mode.
- Connect the Titan back to your computer. Run the baseband radio firmware update, similar to the instructions above.
- When finished, power cycle again as instructed, holding power and reset buttons to complete the update.
- The device should now have GPS enabled via the GPS utility in Start > Settings > System > External GPS. While it says External GPS, COM5 now routes back into the device’s internal network-assisted GPS functionality.
Update: To restore Office Mobile functionality, regardless of installer, this download from Microsoft has been reported to fix it.
The efforts of many people contributed to this process. We cannot thank them all individually, but we do acknowledge (and thank) the active HTC hacking community for these developments.