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Android Version:
Android gps software download
Android version of BackCountry Navigator has been posted to the market with both DEMO and PRO version.  While it incorporates many of the same ideas as the Windows Mobile, it is designed from the ground up to use the Android platform's features and to be a fun and usable product.  

To keep up on the progress of BackCountry Navigator for Android, please sign up for the Android newsletter in the app welcome screen.  

If you are visiting this page from your Android phone, this link will take you to BackCountry Navigator on the Android market

BackCountry Navigator DEMO on Android Market.
 


Windows Mobile:

You can install the latest Windows Mobile version of BackCountry Navigator from this page. If you've already installed it, the previous version will be replaced.  

NOTE: Due to server changes at Microsoft, there have been some failures to connect. I'd reccommend using this cab file to update after you go through the initial installation. This will update your version to 2.9:

BackCountry Navigator CAB file

You may try the software free for 21 days. There is no difference in the full and trial versions other than time. 

You will need:

  • Windows Mobile PDA or Phone, 2003 or later, with touch screen
  • AND/OR
  • A Windows PC. 
  • (Optional)A GPS receiver for your device. Many have them built in now.

You won't need to:

  • Look around for maps to use with BackCountry Navigator. Install it, and it will find them!

HOW ARE YOU VIEWING THIS PAGE?


FROM YOUR MOBILE BROWSER:
Direct download of topo map to PDA.
Download and run this file:

Download and Run on Mobile Device (Version 2.7.8)

Select Yes when asked if you want to run Autorun.exe. 

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU UNINSTALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS FIRST. 


FROM YOUR PC WITH MOBILE DEVICE CONNECTED:

Mobile Device connected to PC for installing software

Download and run this file to install the mobile version:

Install Mobile Version from Desktop (Version 2.9) 

IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU UNINSTALL PREVIOUS VERSIONS FIRST. 

You will be prompted to connect to the device and complete installation there.

-AND-
Download and run this file to Install the Desktop Edition on your PC:

Download BackCountry Navigator Desktop Edition 2.9

!NOTE: THE WINDOWS DESKTOP VERSION IS NOT MEANT FOR USE WITH ANDROID AND IS ONLY PROVIDED FOR WINDOWS MOBILE. IF YOU WANT TO PREPARE MAPS ON THE DESKTOP FOR ANDROID, PLEASE SEE THIS ARTICLE. 

The desktop version installer may prompt you to install the .NET 2.0 Framework, which is also available here:

  .NET 2.0 Framework (from Microsoft) 



What if I get unexpected messages?

  • "Autorun.exe[1] is not a valid win32 executable": The "Run on Device" link was used from your desktop computer. See the options above.
  • "BcNavInstall is a valid pocket pc program": The "Run From Desktop" link was used on your mobile device. See the options above.     

What if I have a version already installed?

  • Ensure that it is not running (soft reset if you need to make sure). Then you can install the new version over it.
  • If you are using a trial version, the number of days left will not be affected.
  • If you have purchased and activated the software, installing the new version will not affect the license and will not require reactivation. 

The following are part of the install for 2.0:

  • .NET Compact Framework Version 2.0 SP2. The next generation of the .NET Framework brings greater robustness, better multithreaded performance, and support for drawing trails. This is preloaded in WM 6.0 devices, but will be updated to Service Pack 2 by the install.  
  • .NET CF 2.0 String Resources.  A small installation with English system messages.
  • BackCountry Navigator 2. This installs the binaries for the BackCountry Navigator program itself.

It is reccommended that you accept the install/upgrade for all of these components to ensure that BackCountry Navigator functions properly on your device. After the first installation, you can simply accept the upgrade for BackCountry Navigator.  

The trial version of the software will function for 21 days. It is identical to the full version except for the time restrictions. 


Feedback

You may submit defect reports, questions, and feature suggestions to support at Backcountrynavigator.com.

If this is a defect report, or error message you have received, please include the file BCNavLog.txt from the "My Documents" folder on your mobile device.  This contains additional information that may be helpful in our debugging. Please mention also what steps you took before the error message occurred. You may be contacted for additional information.