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Nokia N900 Ovi Map enhancement

14 June 2011Entry by

The Ovi Map N900 have been enhanced for quite sometime and now the community is happy to bring you some of these features such as turn by turn navigation with voice guidance. Tutorial after the break.


I would recommend you do all this through SSH on your N900. Tutorial on how to SSH your N900 is here.

Warning : This script have been tested and use it only when you know what is the content all about

For those who want to try the fastest method can always download this script from here.

If you are going to use this in your car, get an N900 car holder and an N900 car charger to go with it. They ship for free to everywhere.

For those willing to do the long way on your phone or through SSH on your Linux/Mac machine, here are the ways step by step

  1. Change your device language to English (USA)
  2. Go to terminal and login as root using the command “sudo gainroot”
  3. From now on is all command lines :
  • apt-get install espeakgui espeak libespeak espeak-data wget unzip
  • cd /usr/share/nokia-maps/html
  • mv index.html index.html.nokia
  • gzip index.html.nokia
  • wget http://www.pittnerovi.com/jiri/hobby/electronics/n900/maps.tar.gz
  • tar zvxf maps.tar.gz; rm maps.tar.gz
  • cd /home/user/MyDocs; mkdir navigation_sounds; cd navigation_sounds; wget http://static.s2g.gate5.de/maploadervoice/english_us.zip
  • unzip english_us.zip
  • cd /usr/share/nokia-maps/html ; ln -s /home/user/MyDocs/navigation_sounds/english_us
  • nohup ./speak_02.py >/dev/null &
  • wget -O /dev/null http://localhost:9999/hello ; wget -O /dev/null http://localhost:9999/:g5ann_001

Start your Ovi Map now and you should hear a voice telling you welcome to the enhanced Ovi Map.



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