Unlocking the EU Mio-C230 and the Mio-C230s
Although the Unlock packages on this website are written for the US version of the Mio-C230 (because that’s what I have), they have also been installed by some adventurous souls on both Canadian and European versions of this great GPS unit, and I’m happy to report that we’ve identified the one change needed for total compatibility (other than some language issues perhaps) only for the European users.
The folder \My Flash Disk\Script contains one or both of the following files, depending on your version:
MAIN.INI and MAIN_ALT.INI that will contain a string
Command = \Windows\MioUtility.exe
This string will need to be changed to
Command = \Windows\Settings.exe
NOTE: If you are using my 3.3 LITE version, this same change is done instead in the TOOLS.INI file found in the \My Flash Disk\Script\SysInfo folder.
As pointed out in the instructions, DATA.ZIP differs between the EU and other versions of the Mio C230, so the file modification to unhide the Exit door should be done manually, rather than copied from the noted source. See Note 4 in the Installation Instructions.
<I will provide a link to an EU version of an enhanced Mio skin with the Exit Door button, when someone sends me a link.>
The Canadian version appears to be the same as the US version, regarding the MioMap software. My guess is the S in C230s stands for Small, because the Candian version only has 512MB of RAM since the Canadian map file is so much smaller than the USA map files, which are installed on the 1GB of RAM. In either case the map license included is for North America + Puerto Rico, so once you find a source for the remaining maps, you can install those you need to your SD card per the instructions here.