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Topic author: neadrenalin
Subject: Nuvi 200/250 Service Firmware
Posted on: 16 Aug 2007 13:35:18
Message:

nuvi has service mode (called PRE BOOT MODE) in which unit stays operable for some functions, such as firmware recovery.

To access this mode hold POWER and do not release it.

g7towin can access unit this mode and read/write some data (almanach, time, versions...)

Mapsource CAN NOT write maps in this mode, cause of nuvi limited capabilities. The main way to access maps - use USB Mass Storage Device Mode.

You can not revert firmware to older version using gupdate.gcd method.

Both files for service firmware 2.60 have right CRC and available to download.

Latest cure+original versions for different HWID:
ID 0660
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0660_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

ID 0834
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0834_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

ID 0760 (TAIWAN Version!!!)
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_ID0760_tw_v410.rar

HOW TO know what HWID you have in your nuvi:
1. disconnect usb
2. shift-and-hold power button
3. attach usb
4. let windows to detect and install your device
5. run g7towin
6. select menu gps-get gps id
7. find appropriate ID in the list

Replies:


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 16 Aug 2007 13:50:08
Message:

Problems, that service firmware can solve:
1. After I put the world map as gmapsupp under /Garmin folder, the nuvi stocked on loading maps bar. Is there anybody now how to recover it? Now I even can not enter the USB storage mode.

Answer: You have to start your device to have disks. OK.
The main idea - to start the device and delete these gmapsupp.img wrong file. (or another "bad map" file img). How to do it if the unit does not start?

Let's use the updater, PRE-BOOT mode and some modified self-made service firmware.
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260_recovery_no_maps_visible.rar

Unpack this file and start the device in the pre-boot mode. (hold the POWER button until the LOADER message appears) Pay attention that PRE-BOOT mode string is not displayed by 2xx nuvi, but other version such as 3xx and 6xx display it.
Attach the device usb.
Run updater and select nuvi.
Click ok and proceed. Agree with updater if any additional messages appeared.
If LOADER appeared on the screen you may release POWER button and wait until unit flashed.

After success flashing unit restarts. (if you used WebUpdater before - gupdate.gcd needs to be deleted too! because of unit automatic firmware update after boot if this file exists, now it is no need in it, we will made it manually)
Now unit should boot! And there is only basemap shown (no gmapsupp, no gmapprom, gmapprom1 visible).
And now you can attach it as a Mass Storage Device and DELETE wrong gmapsupp (or whatever you need).
Then you need to make flash for usual firmware for unit. I prefer usual firmware loaded in PRE-BOOT mode, I hate gupdate.gcd :)

So, download the file
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar
and use it as I described above.
Now your nuvi is fully operational and have no "bad maps".

2geeks. I made the service firmware manually and tested it successfuly today on my nuvi200. It works.

2gpspassion. You may stick this question too and files. Be free to copy this content to another forums, it really can help people.

The main idea to create restoring file is to rename texts like "gmapsupp" to something strange "umapsupp" in the firmware code. So, unit starts, searches umapsupp.img and does not find it - we are lucky, we need it :)


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 16 Aug 2007 13:56:09
Message:

2. After days passed my unit writed : SOFTWARE MISSING. How to recover it?

Answer: Use recovery method from the 1 question and the
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar file.
It recovers your unit and gives access to disks. So, you can use WebUpdater or another manual method to upgrade software version then.

3. How can I revert to an older version of the firmware?
Answer: Use http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar file and then upgrade to the necessary version. It does not revert GPS Chipset Version, XLOADER version, BootBlock version. If your unit had older version XLOADER than 0.68 it will be upgraded to 0.68, and if BootBlock had older version than 2.90 it will be upgraded too. I can make original versions for then (such as appeared in original 2.60 unit), but I have no time for it, sorry.

Warninig! All your user data will be lost. Maps, files and unlocks should remain unchanged.


Reply author: illiac4
Replied on: 20 Sep 2007 09:54:57
Message:

Sorry but in .rar files there are only .rgn files. Where should i copy them to restore, from 3.30 to 2.60. And how long should i hold power button pressed on nuvi200? When i hold them pressed for some time the calibration screen comes out (Another hidden feature ;) )

Cheers


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 22 Sep 2007 05:47:30
Message:

You must know that .rgn files are used by updater.exe flashing ptogram (which is included in any firmware except nuvi series). Download from garmin for example 60csx firmware, unpack this self extracting archive to the selected place and find there updater.exe. updater and your nuvi .rgn file must be in the same directory.

You have to pass all described steps when start flashing firmware no more than 30 seconds - calibration starts then. You have to release power button after seeing LOADER on the device's screen.


Reply author: illiac4
Replied on: 22 Sep 2007 07:52:35
Message:

TNX for help. I did that yesterday and now the Garmin is working without those bugs presented in 2.9, 3, 3.1, 3.3 firmware. It is really a shame of Garmin to ignore such bugs which causes the units to shut down and behave as they were broken. I hope Garmin will react and repair those bugs in the future release.

TNX again

Cheers


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 23 Sep 2007 03:54:38
Message:

Hi, I cannot enter service mode in my Nuvi 250. How is this achieved please? I tried keeping power slider to the left (power on) for nearly a minute, but the nuvi enters in TouchScreen callibration mode, not service mode. I tried several combinations but I never managed to enter into the Pre Boot mode to delete some corrupted files. Note that USB connection is not availableeither.



Reply author: popej
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 11:52:57
Message:

marz505, your problem started when you was trying to recover waypoints form current.gpx. Mayby you could ask neadrenalin for firmware, that do not reads this file?


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 12:12:01
Message:

How can I contact hime, there is no contact info on his profile:
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=289397

I managed to reflush the Nuvi250 with the given rgn here but still have same problem. I read some posts with similar problem on other nuvi models. I'll write adetailed account on the other post

Where can I download other .rgn files?


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 14:10:43
Message:

I have followed the instructions posted by neadrenalin ( 08/16/2007 : 13:50:08) and managed to reflush the software through the PREBOOT, but somehow V2.90 takes over again and the crash remains.


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 16:03:52
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by marz505

How can I contact hime, there is no contact info on his profile:
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=289397



To contact him just click on "E-mail User: Click to send an E-Mail" on his profile page


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 19:19:07
Message:

1) If you check his profile ther is NO email user, else I would not have written such a lame comment/question! (Please check yourself and confirm)

2) Do you have an alternative way to contact neadrenalin?

3) I am very surprised that first you created a new topic for my problem related to this post (fair enough, good idea) and then the admin locked that topic stating that I should revert to this topic ?!?! I have written a detailed and easy post (some 15 steps, 25mins of typing) how the pre boot loader works for newbies (we are not born expert aren't we), and that got also removed by the admin ??? Additionally I followed the instructions written here, and did not succeeded (there are some 2 or 3 such posts too, and open) so I do not really see the point of locking that topic. Kindly I ask the admin to reopen that topic for follow up. IMO it is unfair. I
believe that the aim of this forum is to share knowledge and help each other, and their should be some degree of tolerance to everyone.


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 20:17:28
Message:

I have checked his profile and like all other users there is a link to his e-mail. If you click on his user name to go to his profile page you should see the following on the left side of the profile screen:



Click on "Click to send an e-mail" and you will get a new screen where you can compose your note and send it .

I know the link works as I have sent an e-mail using this link today as a test.

Also you can request gpspassion to reopen the thread he locked by sending him and e-mail using these same procedures (go to gpspassion profile page and click on "click to send an e-mail".


Reply author: jotne
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 22:19:33
Message:

You are moderator Rick.
I can not see email on "neadrenalin" profile

My Contact Info
No info specified...

And here is why.
"neadrenalin" has is profile like this:

Allow Forum Members
to Send you E-Mail?: No


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 24 Sep 2007 23:29:43
Message:

Then I have no alternate way to contact him. Sorry.


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 00:14:39
Message:

If you are moderator, you can email him and tell hm about this post, then he decides what to do. As I said, I found 3 or 4 topic with exactly this type of problem unresolved, on different nuvi models. So the problem is more widespread than it seems.

It's up to you!


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 00:37:33
Message:

I'll tell him about your post.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 01:08:35
Message:

--- I'm here.
marz505,
Do you succeeded in reflash device in the pre-boot mode?
After flashing you should not disconnect usb, then device will appear as mass storage device and you MUST delete gupdate.gcd (haTE!!!) from your garmin directory.

I understood that 'cure' firmware does not help you in bad GPX file case. So, I need to create another one with string 'current.gpx' replaced to 'badbadbad.gpx' :) Am I right? But you can do it too searching all such strings in any hexedit in rgn cure file and replace to your like string.

http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260_recovery_no_maps_no_gpx_visible.rar


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 01:49:52
Message:

Probably this will not work. Bootloader starts first and it searches for gupdate.gcd file, then flashes it and starts again with your NEW old native firmware. I need more time to handle bootloader. It's VERY dangerous. :(


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 08:15:03
Message:

I will follow this post, then tell me how to pay you a small donation or at least send you a gift or some postcards. I can start by giving you a free membership to one of my pay websites: www.diskimaltin.com, which consist of traditional maltese Songs.

To help you up in the research:

All this started because the nuvi lost all the user data files (as if there was a factory reset) and so I tried to recover the files from the pc and place them back.

I did 2 things which might made the nuvi wrong, but 99% it is the copying of the 'recovered' current.gpx thing over the new one. The other one was that I saved the recovered screen snapshot files back into the 'scrn' folder of Nuvi(if i remember well the dir name), but as I imagine, this has little effect on the operating system.


I also have an additional data SD card with maps for Malta, but I tried the reflush with and without card.

THANK YOU very much for your patience.




Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 08:26:09
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin

--- I'm here.
marz505,
Do you succeeded in reflash device in the pre-boot mode?
After flashing you should not disconnect usb, then device will appear as mass storage device and you MUST delete gupdate.gcd (haTE!!!) from your garmin directory.



YEs, I did reflash correctly:

I wrote a step by step of what happened during the reflash, but this post got deleted. briefly:

1) The PC prog downloaded the file to garmin in two steps, stating updating software 2.90 (not 2.60?). Update sucessful, USB always connnected.

2) Nuvi resetted and there was a splash screen with long welcome text at the bottom (4 lines). There was loader, Loader loading, Loader, Software loading... messages on nuvi.

3) Nuvi resetted again, and there was the splash screen with a smaller welcome text (2 lines) at the bottom and back to the map loading freeze problem.


I understood that 'cure' firmware does not help you in bad GPX file case. So, I need to create another one with string 'current.gpx' replaced to 'badbadbad.gpx' :) Am I right?


YES, no cure





http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260_recovery_no_maps_no_gpx_visible.rar

I tried this and as you said, it did NOT work. Ask me for any details you need.


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Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 25 Sep 2007 22:11:12
Message:

as for (1) : 2.90 is bootblock, which starts when you put nuvi in pre-boot mode. 2.90 is because of flashed from gupdate.gcd file which is situated on garmin disk inside the device.
When you make (2) 2.60 firmware and 2.70 bootloader flashed, then restarts, and bootblock SEARCHES for guodate.gcd. THEN it writes LOADER (now it is the way to change our 2,70 to 2,90), and finally SOFTWARE LOADING is broken our tries to success. Then 2.90 loads, and of course hangs.

Solution. I need to create 3.30 cure firmware, so 3.30 bootblock will not proceed to flash "old" 2.90. And 3.30 cure will start. Is it clear? I will return soon, wait :)


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 26 Sep 2007 08:13:32
Message:

THANK YOU, I'll wait for my saviour!

So, if one would have deleted the .gcd file from garmin after a succesful upgrade, would it be a good idea, so as to avoid such situations, or the .gcd file has to STAY on nuvi ???




Reply author: popej
Replied on: 26 Sep 2007 08:47:16
Message:

You can remove .gcd after upgrade. And I can't see any reason to leave it on nuvi. It takes space and maybe even slow down nuvi start.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 26 Sep 2007 08:48:03
Message:

I prefer to have service firmware that CAN repair unit, rather gupdate.gcd that can not repair anything. So, after each update I'd recommend to delete this file. Nothing enormous will not happen - this is usual file, not actual working firmware code (until it's flashed), so it is safe to delete.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 26 Sep 2007 19:21:48
Message:

Cure:
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v310_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar
This should do that:
1. update your bootloader to special variant that searches ugpdate.gcd - and does not find that - it should solve the problem 'autorecovery' for old version.
2. no maps visible - all maps have different names (mgmap...img), and device does not find them, of course.
3. gpx names are pgx now, and current.gpx will not found because it's now ucrrent.pgx :)
I have not tested this firmware, and I have to say - it is really dangerous firmware, it changes bootblock and the results may be awful. Be ready to say bye to your device.

Then, everything should go right. I will cross my fingers to you.

You should delete after device restarts in mass storage mode:
a) gupdate.gcd
b) maps (*.img)
c) current.gpx and others GPX files that can bother you too.
Then restart device.

After that you must flash normal:
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v310_en.rar


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 00:05:29
Message:

Here is a step by step of the events:

1) Flushed the first file with name xxx_cure_xxx.rgn
2) V2.90 software uplaoding...
3) When Nuvi booted, there was a big screen saying that no detailed maps are found, and the device cannot operate without them. At the back there was the PIN ID Keypad, I tried to input the keys, but nothing happened.
4) At this mode the USB mass storage did not come up on the PC. I could not delete or browse the garmin MSD.
5) I went to preboot mode again, and updated the 2nd file
6) Now a big screen came and said do you want to upgrade to an older verson?

7) When I said Yes, it started the loader and software procedure
8) When I said no (after repeating the whole thing) it just did nothing

and so in any case the nuvi is back stuck on loading Maps...

Dont panic, think a bit more the following morning whe you mind is fresh.





Reply author: popej
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 00:52:30
Message:

You can try to put any map on SD. Just name it \Garmin\mgappsupp.img . This should remove message about missing detailed maps in point 3.


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 08:02:06
Message:

! ! ! B I N G O ! ! !

Popej, you gave me a hard time because you spelled the filename wrong, but finally I figured it out (its gmapsupp.img). Now I have an identified Garmin USB Mass Storage.

I will first remove the current.gpx and replace it with that in the backup.





Reply author: popej
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 09:22:05
Message:

I hope my spelling is right for "cure" version of firmware. You don't have to replace current.gpx, simply delete it and nuvi will create new empty file.


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 09:24:47
Message:

Is there a prog or way to load the *.gpx file from the PC and download the waypoints to the Nuvi, instead of messing with moving of files from PC to the Mass Storage device? (So as I do not repeat the same mistake?)

In the meantime, I am copying the mapfiles to my cured(?) nuvi250. Is it normal to take 72mins to copy the 1.3Gb mapfile (.img) from PC to Nuvi?!?





Reply author: popej
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 10:17:25
Message:

Change name of .gpx file into something else then current.gpx, for example to my.gpx and put this file into \Garmin\gpx\ directory. Nuvi after restart will add content of new file into current.gps.

Alternatively you can read .gpx file with Mapsource and send waypoints to nuvi.

Internal nuvi flash memory is really slow ;-)


Reply author: marz505
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 11:05:45
Message:

SUCCESS !! HOORAY !! YUPEEE !!


Okay, now I nearly have the full picture of the problem.

I lost the user data files on my nuvi250 (dont know how it happened) and tried to restore deleted files with a prog on pc. The recovered current.gpx was placed over the good one, thinking that it will do the trick, but I made the unforgivable mistake not to check if the recoverd file is corrupted or not!

Actually it was corrupted, and the nuvi250 went to Intensive Cure Unit. No maps loading, no USB connection, no cure after system firmware updates.

The assumingly recoverd current.gpx file did not load on mapsource (set filetype as *.gpx else they do not show up), stating it is not reckognized. This is a good way to check the gpx files or uplaod to nuvi as popej said.



Hence before putting files on the nuvi memory, check they are not corrupted and they are compatible, namely by loading them via mapsource.


Reply author: no clue
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 12:05:28
Message:

@neadrenalin

You DA MAN!

I actually upgrade from 2.6 to 3.3 and back to 2.6 using your method. ( I know I am crazy )
But it works. Now, will you able to change the ROM? ;p


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 27 Sep 2007 18:31:20
Message:

marz505,
since 2.70 version you may tap anywhere the screen for ~10 seconds when seen 'no maps availavle' and proceed to normal (without maps) work. :) I think in this mode you can connect usb. (I can't remember, but I used it once or twice)

no clue,
what do you mean 'Now, will you able to change the ROM?' - Practically all the regions on nuvi can be replaced (this means that flash used), so what do you want to change?

The same problem on nuvi 6xx solved by flashing more fresh service firmware (PouchX did it). Actual link for it - http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/610_660/fw_nuvi610_660_en_v410.rar

Also it is needed to order all the success information on one strong instruction topic, I can't do it, because of limited resources and time.


Reply author: mm23500
Replied on: 20 Dec 2007 07:33:59
Message:

Hi Neadrenalin. I successfully flashed 310cure.rgn but I still have the problem that the firmware 3.60 gupdate.gcd re-loads every time after flashing.


Reply author: mm23500
Replied on: 20 Dec 2007 08:18:43
Message:

Maybe I know why 310cure does not work: when the nuvi was still working I updated the firmware to v3.60 with webupdater and now the file gupdate.gcd was loaded in the nuvi's memory. Maybe I need a 370cure version to fool the present bootloader that considers the 370cure version more recent and puts the new software in place of the v3.60


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 20 Dec 2007 18:53:28
Message:

yes, you right, please share 3.60 version - to make from it 'rgn' file. I agree with you - ram loader can ignore older bootblock with our changed 'gupdate.gcd' name and stay newer version in flash. I think 3.60 will be enought for me and you to cure.
But in my units that I flashed before I noticed always that bootblock changes.


Reply author: mm23500
Replied on: 20 Dec 2007 20:37:51
Message:

uhm, I'll ask someone to send me the file, I'm not presently able to do it by myself


Reply author: mm23500
Replied on: 21 Dec 2007 11:33:47
Message:

I'm asking on an italian forum to send me the gupdate.gcd file, I hope you can convert it into the .rgn format. Otherwise, is it possible to get somewhere in the nuvi 200 the .rgn file directly ? How may I send you this file ?


Reply author: ayozzhero
Replied on: 26 Mar 2008 11:07:59
Message:

I cannot access e-trex.info Is there any other way I can download the RGN files?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 26 Mar 2008 16:51:32
Message:

ayozzhero, this is a temporary problem, on hoster's datacenter.


Reply author: JoePapa
Replied on: 29 May 2008 06:23:37
Message:

Is there a file for the NUVI 760? Mine will not boot nor did a software update help?


quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin

marz505,
since 2.70 version you may tap anywhere the screen for ~10 seconds when seen 'no maps availavle' and proceed to normal (without maps) work. :) I think in this mode you can connect usb. (I can't remember, but I used it once or twice)

no clue,
what do you mean 'Now, will you able to change the ROM?' - Practically all the regions on nuvi can be replaced (this means that flash used), so what do you want to change?

The same problem on nuvi 6xx solved by flashing more fresh service firmware (PouchX did it). Actual link for it - http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/610_660/fw_nuvi610_660_en_v410.rar

Also it is needed to order all the success information on one strong instruction topic, I can't do it, because of limited resources and time.


Reply author: popej
Replied on: 29 May 2008 12:12:16
Message:

There is rgn file for 7xx, but it is standard version:
http://www.garmin.it/files/nuvi7xx%20missing%20software.zip

This can help to restore your nuvi if update with WebUpdater went wrong.


Reply author: hilton
Replied on: 22 Jun 2008 12:19:00
Message:

I am not sure if anyone can advise where to download the firmware 4.1. My Nuvi 200 is build on MTK chipset and heard version 4.1 has been optimised for Nuvi 260 which uses this chipset.


Reply author: SteveEC
Replied on: 29 Jun 2008 15:25:47
Message:

I have the Nuvi 205 wth the typical updater problem that resulted in the "system files missing" error. I noticed that a possible workaround was posted by neadrenalin.

The question I have is whether the following solution will work for the 205?

"After days passed my unit writed : SOFTWARE MISSING. How to recover it?

Answer: Use recovery method from the 1 question and the
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar file.
It recovers your unit and gives access to disks. So, you can use WebUpdater or another manual method to upgrade software version then."


Reply author: le_boutte
Replied on: 29 Jun 2008 21:23:36
Message:

Hi all,

I'm sorry to post in this topic but I need neadrenalin's help. If he can read topic entitled "Nuvi 250 don't boot after firmware update" (TOPIC_ID=113675) I would greatly appreciate.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 01 Jul 2008 10:07:13
Message:

SteveEC,
>>The question I have is whether the following solution will work for the 205?

No, another topic will be created about this problem/solution.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 05 Jul 2008 21:24:44
Message:

Latest cure+original versions for different HWID:
ID 0660
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0660_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

ID 0834
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0834_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

HOW TO know what HWID you have in your nuvi:
1. disconnect usb
2. shift-and-hold power button
3. attach usb
4. let windows to detect and install your device
5. run g7towin
6. select menu gps-get gps id
7. find appropriate ID in the list


Reply author: le_boutte
Replied on: 06 Jul 2008 08:04:00
Message:

Thanks neadrenalin for this new cure version.

I have installed it in my unit without problem but it have not fixed it. I'm still unable to boot my Nuvi. All I see is the Garmin splash screen for a second or two then shuts down.

Thanks again for your help.


Reply author: TripleNad
Replied on: 08 Jul 2008 08:27:54
Message:

I have successfully restored my nuvi 200 back to original specs, except for one item. I need the help files. I can't find them anywhere and the webupdater doesn't seem to offer them. Could somebody pull the help files off their 200 and zip/rar them up for me? Much appreciated.


Reply author: kwhunter
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 02:55:40
Message:

My nuvi 250W won't connect with g7towin wich returns an error: failed getting USB handle.
However, I can see both the handheld and the SD card in it (as mass storage devices) under windows.
Anyone has had this experience and if so, what is the fix?
Thanks.


Reply author: gps555
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 04:07:53
Message:

quote:

PER OUR FAQ, PLS DO NOT QUOTE MSG IF IT IS DIRECTLY ABOVE. THANKS.



Hi kwhunter,

Neadrenalin instruction is quite clear. You may miss something out.

Procedure should be like this.
1. Shift-and-hold power button on Garmin unit
2. Garmin logo appear and attach usb then (Still hold the Garmin power button)
3. run g7towin (Still hold the Garmin power button)
4. select menu gps-get gps id (Still hold the Garmin power button)
5. id information will display.

You may try this.


Reply author: kwhunter
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 05:22:44
Message:

I hear you, but it doesn't work for me; whether I hold the power button or not, it will return the same error message: fail to get USB handle, even though the unit is properly installed and visible.
He's using 'should' instead of 'is', which IMO means may or may not work.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 05:45:03
Message:

kwhunter, please use http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=100355 topic for your model nuvi.

gps555, one step is required.
0. Disconnect usb cable and Power off your device
1...
1a. Wait until Windows installs drivers for nuvi (this may take a long time, manual select for driver location is required sometimes)
Keep in mind, that after 30 seconds nuvi shows calibration menu, and exits from the pre-boot mode.


Reply author: kwhunter
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 06:32:26
Message:

Neadrenalin,
I followed the instructions but still doesn't work.
The only thing I was able to get is SW version 3.40, ID:835 and unit ID before it crapped out.
Hre's what I found on gpsinformation.org:
Supported GPS Devices

G7ToWin supports the following classes of GPS devices:

Garmin: Only those Garmin units which communicate via the RS-232 port or the USB port and which also communicate via the Garmin Interface Specification. Several of the more recent Garmin units provide a 'disk drive' when connected to the PC. Communicate with these units is accomplished by the PC reading/writing a file on the unit. G7ToWin does not support those units.



Reply author: Hitec
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 17:46:42
Message:

Ok, I have a related issue that hopefully this service firmware method might be able to solve. I've, uh, performed some surgery on a Nuvi 200 and added and additional 1G of memory. The maintenance screen shows 1G+1G. Unfortunately, I wasn't too smart about it and did not consider how I would get it to reformat the file system to use it. After doing a factory reset, the file system is kinda messed up, and I can't get past the "loading maps" without it rebooting continously. I tried all the 'cure' programs here, but it didn't do it. So I guess I'm looking for any way to reinitialize the file system and then to reload the system files back on. I'm happy to see that there is a way to get into bootloader mode, but now I have to figure out how to fool it into a initialize. Thoughts?

(BTW, if this type of topic is off limits here, just let me know)


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 20:58:56
Message:

What type of NAND Flash chip have you soldered as additional 1GB? Same as main chip?
Have you done something with main chip? (desoldering.. etc?

If there is mess in file system you can do nothing now. No cure firmware will work.

When I added second chip to N200.. I flashed/programmed main chip with N270 flash contents. (with Wellon VP-480)
Im not sure if N200 can handle more than factory 1GB chip.

Also sometimes when you add second chip.. diagnostic menu will show it.. but you will have no access to this space on Windows.

You need to format whole Nuvi (DO NOT UNPLUG USB AFTER FORMATING)
Sometimes you need to remove Nuvi partition and add new one with new size details.

Bad news for end of this post.
In 99% you have to flash main chip with some kind of NAND Flash programmer.
But you need to have image of working Nuvi/chip.

PS. I have some flash images.. I can share.


Reply author: Hitec
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 21:15:11
Message:

The original chip was a Hynix, but I couldn't get that, so I used a Micron chip, which as far as I can tell from the datasheet, is compatible. I did not do anything to the first chip. When I first rebooted it up, it appeared ok, and the maintenance menu showed 1G+1G. But when I plugged it into USB, two drives showed up, one the original 1G and another one that was inaccessible. I then tried the factory reset, thinking (foolishly) that it might reinitialize, but that made it worse. I think it was at that point that I could no longer acess it as a USB drive. In retrospect, I should have reformatted the drive and loaded back the files in one USB session, before I did anything else. Now I am unable to get into USB drive mode, though I can still load f/w with the Loader mode. My goal is to be able to get it past the bad files to the point where I can connect via USB and repartition, reformat and restore the files

PouchX, I was unable to email you for extra details so if you could try email me, that would be great.


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 22:05:46
Message:

Can you post Hynix and Micron model/type?


Reply author: Hitec
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 22:29:43
Message:

Hynix was HY27UG088G5M
Micron was MT29F8G08MADWC

The Micron datasheet is unavailable without NDA, but it is shown compatible with a Samsung NAND flash, which in turn looks compatible with the Hynix.

Can you make those flash images available to me please?


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 22:40:30
Message:

Garmin internal NAND Flash driver/controller is very flexible and it can work with many flash chips...but only when this chip stands alone.
If you want to add second chip, it has to be exactly the same as main chip... or it has to have exactly same parameters like: tPROG, tCLS, tCLH... etc.
When you add chip with one different parameter.. flash driver goes crazy.
I know that coz I've done same things as you :)

What unit flash image do you need? N270?


Reply author: Hitec
Replied on: 11 Jul 2008 23:43:57
Message:

Ok, that's good to know. What was your symptom when it's not happy? Continous reboots?


Reply author: le_boutte
Replied on: 15 Jul 2008 06:22:38
Message:

Hi neadrenalin,

I just want to know if you're planning to release another service firmware that could possibly resolve my problem (don't boot).

Thank you very much.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 15 Jul 2008 19:09:33
Message:

le_boutte,
>>I have installed it in my unit without problem but it have not fixed it. I'm still unable to boot my Nuvi. All I see is the Garmin splash screen for a second or two then shuts down.

I have no idea what is wrong in your case. Pity.


Reply author: r0lz
Replied on: 19 Jul 2008 06:59:12
Message:

Neadrenalin, I have Nuvi 200W (with wide screen) and Nuvi 710, which is stuck when loading map. The problem was I installed (maybe?) corrupted map inside internal memory of those nuvis. No USB mode can enter while stuck loading map. I read this thread, and this is only for Nuvi 200. I don't think it will work with my Nuvi 200 and Nuvi 710. Do you have any advice about how to solve the loading map stuck problem in Nuvi 200W and Nuvi 710? Thanks in advance.


Reply author: elecstat
Replied on: 24 Jul 2008 13:48:19
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin

nuvi has service mode (called PRE BOOT MODE) in which unit stays operable for some functions, such as firmware recovery.

To access this mode hold POWER and do not release it.

g7towin can access unit this mode and read/write some data (almanach, time, versions...)

Mapsource CAN NOT write maps in this mode, cause of nuvi limited capabilities. The main way to access maps - use USB Mass Storage Device Mode.

You can not revert firmware to older version using gupdate.gcd method.

Both files for service firmware 2.60 have right CRC and available to download.

Latest cure+original versions for different HWID:
ID 0660
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0660_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

ID 0834
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0834_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar

ID 0760
will be soon if you really need it - it is for chinese region firmware only (it is rare for us)

HOW TO know what HWID you have in your nuvi:
1. disconnect usb
2. shift-and-hold power button
3. attach usb
4. let windows to detect and install your device
5. run g7towin
6. select menu gps-get gps id
7. find appropriate ID in the list




Hello
I look for one with id 737 my unit id is 3348591334
when i flashed with other id he stil loeder loeding and i can't go to garmin update .
and plz i need to theLOEDER FOR.
plz i need your help
thanks in advance


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 25 Jul 2008 15:53:10
Message:

For nuvi200w/250w please use http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=100355 topic.

For software missing on nuvi 710/760/770/780 use
http://www.garniak.pl/viewtopic.php?t=1301&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45

It is on polish now. But you can use google translator.


Reply author: charis232
Replied on: 05 Oct 2008 20:33:51
Message:

I have a nuvi205.I used Webupdater and I went to 3.10 but I have problems and I want to downgrade to 2.60, as it was when I bought it.

I folowed exackly the steps above but when I run the updater program I got the error message <<No upadates are available for your product>>.

I made a folder where in it there is the updater.exe file and the 066001000260.rgn file.

Thanks in advance


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 06 Oct 2008 15:52:08
Message:

Please, use this link.
http://e-trex.info/archives/2008091737 and http://e-trex.info - there are tools to create from .gcd some .rgn files.

Described above happens because of your hardware is not compatible (of course) with the selected firmware.


Reply author: charis232
Replied on: 06 Oct 2008 16:33:35
Message:

Dear neadrenalin

Thanks for your response.Unfortunately I couldn't do much altough I tried many *.rgn files for nuvi205.
I want to ask you what is your opinion for ver 2.50 for a nuvi 205?
Is good as 2.60?.For sure the 3.10 has some problems.

Have a good day


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 09 Oct 2008 20:17:36
Message:

Please delete gupdate.gcd file from the nuvi.
Then use this file (lowest version I can find. Only 2.00 beta was prior :)))
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2x5/nuvi205_085101000280en.rar


Reply author: monster
Replied on: 18 Oct 2008 09:36:11
Message:

Hallo, I am trying to understand if i have 260 cure i can degrade my nuvi 200 into 2.60 firmware from 3.70?
I would be glad if there is any cure for unit id 0760 version.
I have trouble looking for it..

Thank you..


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 18 Oct 2008 11:37:30
Message:

monster, look at the garmin folder and find there gupdate.gcd file. Then share it or email me.

I think it is not possible to revert to prior version, by the reason that There Was No such version. So. For example, for ID0760 there were 3.00 and higher versions (I guess).


Reply author: monster
Replied on: 19 Oct 2008 15:19:36
Message:

see there is another problem, i dont have gupdate.gcd file.
i have another file though with the extension *.gcd

is that the file?


Reply author: monster
Replied on: 19 Oct 2008 15:38:35
Message:

Dear neadrenalin, i try to find the gupdate.gcd file in the folder garmin. But its not there, there is this file in remotesw folder though.. 006B073300.GCD. Can i have your email please, i cant attach file here.. and also send email
thanx


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 20 Oct 2008 20:07:46
Message:

only gupdate.gcd. If I want another, I'd said so.

I think it is a weird idea to revert for you.


Reply author: monster
Replied on: 21 Oct 2008 03:36:47
Message:

no offense man..

thanx anyway for trying to help..


Reply author: ongow
Replied on: 26 Oct 2008 02:25:32
Message:

Dear neadrenalin,

I have a nuvi 360, now it stuck when loading map, I cannot use the USB.
I have tried the hard reset, it doesn't work.
Can you help me on this? Thank you


Reply author: choofee
Replied on: 07 Nov 2008 00:30:07
Message:

Hi,
i have a problem with my nuvi 250. I try to install all version of firmware in this post, but unfortunate nothing happened.
All I get is the screen with LOADING MAPS... and the reset and start all over till loading maps...
I think on my nuvi 250 was the software 4.40, but the last version with .rng file here was 4.10.
So only ting that came on my mind is to install newer version 5.00
If someone have same suggestion, please help me.

Thank's


Reply author: choofee
Replied on: 07 Nov 2008 12:38:36
Message:

One more thing...
when I connect nuvi to and g7towin, and go to GPS -> GET GPS.ID i get te Message: Comm error in AsyncInit 1; port\\.\COM1;Error: 2 - The system cannon find the file specified

I don't know what to do...


Reply author: pcvalenzuela
Replied on: 10 Nov 2008 04:34:40
Message:

Neadrenalin
I read you posted on 08/16/2007 : 13:50:08.
Let me tell you my problem.
I have a nüvi 260w. I tried to update the soft, something happened and it was interrupted.
First a message "system software missing: appear. I tried to reinstall but nothing happened.
Second, the message not appear any more and the screen put white and it's impossible to turn off, only with reset button, and when I turn on, the PC doesn't detect the nuvi.
Any suggestion?

Thanks in advanced

I'm sorry about my English.

Pablo


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 10 Nov 2008 15:41:31
Message:

Hi,
Download this:
http://www.PouchX.com/customers/Nuvi200W-250W_fw3.40_Cure_HID0835_PouchX.zip
Delete GUPDATE.GCD fom your Nuvi..then flash your Nuvi with this:
http://www.PouchX.com/customers/Nuvi200W-250W_fw3.40_Oryginal_HID0835_PouchX.zip


Reply author: 300319
Replied on: 01 Dec 2008 13:30:22
Message:



I have exactly the same problem like "choffee" posting above..... Choffee: Have you got a solution?

Yesterday I make a update for my 250W...The result was, a Screen with a Loader-loading" message....

No preboot modus is possible, and the worst thing is, my Computer didn`t realice Garmin as a drive.....

Could anyobody help?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 03 Dec 2008 11:41:58
Message:

300319, choofee,
I have similar message too. But then displays ID on the screen.


Reply author: Legion303
Replied on: 06 Dec 2008 11:37:43
Message:

I can't get this to work on my 260 at all. Did SW 4.40 disable preboot? Webupdater automatically put me on SW 4.60 the first time I checked for a map upgrade and it looks like there's no way for me to revert to older firmware (which sucks, because I really wanted the track log feature this unit is capable of).

EDIT: Looks like this is a moot point for me because /garmin/gpx/current.gpx contains tracklog info...but knowing whether preboot still works would be a bonus--I'll need it if I ever kill my nuvi.

-steve


Reply author: 300319
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 07:42:11
Message:

@Neadrenalin

Hi Sir!

Have you got a solution?

I sew on Ebay UK a company which will repair Nuvis....but unfortunately not the 200 series....


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 08:12:39
Message:

Sometimes service firmware will no help your Nuvi at all.
Interanl flash has to be programmed manualy.
I can do it.
But unit has to sent to me to Poland.


Reply author: 300319
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 11:01:18
Message:

Good...

Sounds great....

Can you post your E-Mailadress?

Thanks


Reply author: vincentmckenzie
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 12:23:20
Message:

While I have no reason to distrust anyone here I don't understand why, if you're prepared to send your satnav to someone you just met on the internet, you wouldn't send the unit to Garmin themselves instead?

Every Garmin satnav that I have ever seen in person with this kind of problem has always been fixed in one of two ways:

1) Contacting Garmin - they email you a fix (usually an updater program and firmware). Unit is fully functional again within a couple of hours of first contacting Garmin.

2) Returning the unit to Garmin if (1) fails. Unit is usually returned within a few days fully functional by recorded post. This also includes, in two cases, out of warranty units where I've argued on the phone that it was their program that broke the unit (even though we all know fine well that it's usually the user resetting the satnav before the firmware has loaded). They've always agreed to fix it for free.


Reply author: 300319
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 15:40:49
Message:

@Vincent....

Hi!

Thanks for your answer!

1) My problem with the unit is, I start it, and I have always "Loader-loading" and my Computer doesn`t recognized it as a drive.... (Nuvi is simply a black box)

2) Garmin Austria will repair it for 135 Euro....)For this price I can get a new one)

Of course I pay for the repair, but not for this price!


Reply author: PouchX
Replied on: 10 Dec 2008 19:38:40
Message:

@ vincent

If 300319 will decide to send his unit to me... you will see in few days (depend of post speed) in his post how happy he is that his unit is working fine again.
And I will do it for free.
It will take me 15min to repair this unit.

You can also use Google translator and read this:
http://www.garniak.pl/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2162


Reply author: lejeff
Replied on: 12 Dec 2008 10:04:59
Message:

Hi

I try to enter preboot mode on nuvi 250 V5.00 but no success
updater never recognize the NUVI on USB
How long have I to hold the on/off button prior connecting the usb
how long have I to hold the on/off button after connecting the USB
I know that it is less than 30 seconds

Please help


Reply author: dmnamibia
Replied on: 12 Dec 2008 11:55:36
Message:

lejeff
On some Nuvi units you start the unit press Agree then press the battery indicator until the unit go into pre-load mode. Then only do you attach the USB cable.


Reply author: dmnamibia
Replied on: 12 Dec 2008 12:02:38
Message:

choffee
First you must setup g7towin config file to read USB else it will try on comm port. Then you must try as per previous post


Reply author: vincentmckenzie
Replied on: 12 Dec 2008 17:07:18
Message:

Ah - I hadn't realised it was out of warranty.


Reply author: Mikeraffone
Replied on: 20 Dec 2008 14:48:47
Message:

I bought a Nuvi 260w in Aug08 and just bough another the exact same model for other car.

The OS on the new one has a lot of new features and even a qwerty keyboard that the old one doesn't have.

I would like to transfer the OS on the new one to the older one. I backed up the Garmin directory to the PC already. Can I simply copy all the files from the new one to the older one without any danger to the older device?

Thanks,
Mike


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 20 Dec 2008 15:25:14
Message:

Mikeraffone, no.
Please, get your HWID as described above. I think garmin changed it, and on older units you can not install newer firmware. They are different.

qwerty you can create yourself - just open and edit used .gtt file in any text editor. I've changed my russian.gtt so I have my native layout.


Reply author: Mikeraffone
Replied on: 21 Dec 2008 04:20:39
Message:

Already setup qwerty but there are a lot of other convenient features with the new OS.

The hardware ID on the two Nuvi 260w's are different. Can the new OS somehow be put on there or does the chip inside of the GPS need to be replaced to get it to update?


Reply author: 300319
Replied on: 29 Dec 2008 06:51:31
Message:

@PouchX

Thanks a lot for repairing Nuvi 250!

You are the best!

300319


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 04 Jan 2009 04:07:15
Message:

Mikeraffone,
>>The hardware ID on the two Nuvi 260w's are different. Can the new OS somehow be put on there or does the chip inside of the GPS need to be replaced to get it to update?

No. Don't try to do anything to change firmware in a such way. Memory map (it means hardware) is different and you will get broken device.


Reply author: m0fo1980
Replied on: 09 Jan 2009 08:52:56
Message:

i tried all the files i can install this rgn file to my gps but it still just reseting don't know how to come in usb mode i formated somehow the drive on my garmin well i know how it wasn't somehow just pressed the format key in my computer
i came to the preboot mode and updated a rgn file with updater.exe but nothing seems to be working hwid 660 and i bought gps around 24th of december 2008 and its garmin nuvi 250.
tnx for any help


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 09 Jan 2009 13:51:43
Message:

m0fo1980,
which files you tried to use - please provide the file names. You must use HWID 0660 and 'cure' RGN first.

Please, separate your sentencies with dots (.) and commas (,) because english is not my native language, and it's hard to understand you.


Reply author: m0fo1980
Replied on: 09 Jan 2009 14:29:50
Message:

Im, sorry for for my bed english, it isn't my native language too. Well i have tried everyone file that have been for hwdi 0660, and it just keep on reseting my device , i tried 2.60 version and 4.10 , that are posted on earlier pages.. it's just the same,bought gps two weeks ago, this file http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0660_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar
and 3.10cure but it nothing seems to work


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 12 Jan 2009 09:09:07
Message:

m0fo1980, I have no idea how to help you. Sorry.


Reply author: XisiX
Replied on: 14 Jan 2009 13:19:38
Message:

So far, I've found only one .RGN repair file for HWID 834 (it's 083401000410cure.rgn) - after flash my Nuvi keeps restarting and native USB doesn't work.
Using 083401000410en.rgn (regular 4.10 FW) from the same package gives some better result - Nuvi stuck in calibration loop, USB still not working.
I took 083401000410en.rgn and change appearances of GUPDATE.GCD in the code (to UGPDATE.GCD as I had GUPDATE.GCD v5.00 left in the unit), have flashed it and got calibration loop again with USB cable disconnected; step to the forward is the fact that native USB connection to the PC is working now.
After that, online update went w/o problems but after disconnection from the PC all is back to the beginning: Nuvi keeps restarting after Garmin logo shows up on the screen.

For the information, I've tried to flash it even with 083401000500.rgn made by PoucX ('normal' FW with tracklog enabled) but it doesn't work at all -- keeps restarting.

Is there any other repair FW for Nuvi 200 HWID 0834?

Addon: unit is brand new, bought few days ago and screwed up by loading POIs from Garmin site.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 14 Jan 2009 19:29:23
Message:

XisiX,
you need to find .gpx and .gpi strings and replace them to smth new. This will disable loading your bad gpx and gpi files. Take original 0834xxxxxen.rgn and patch it to create your cure.


Reply author: mikillo
Replied on: 14 Jan 2009 20:58:49
Message:

Hi,

I have nuvi 200 and after update from garmin site, i get "system software missing" when it power on or connecto to PC

I have run G7ToWin and it says
nuvi 2 series software version 4.60 ID: 851
Unit ID: .......

if im not wrong, i must look for fw_nuvi200_ID0851_ES_V460 if its possible

But i have found only this fw_nuvi2x5_ID0851_en_v460.rar
but seems its for nuvi205, or does it work for nuvi 200 too??? and how can i get spanish version or whatever??

addon: Excuse my english if you dont understand me.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 05:52:47
Message:

mikillo,
you have new revision of nuvi 200, so you have native tracklog in menu. See the manual how to enable it,
Suffix _en_ means european version. All firmwares for nuvi are multilanguage enabled and texts are stored in .gtt files in garmin\text directory.
I have no patched version for 2x5 series now.

Please use for recovery ID0851 file. It will suit you too (because of new revision of nuvi 200/250). You have to remember one main rule: only HWID is matter.


Reply author: mikillo
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 09:26:49
Message:

quote:
mikillo,
you have new revision of nuvi 200, so you have native tracklog in menu. See the manual how to enable it,
Suffix _en_ means european version. All firmwares for nuvi are multilanguage enabled and texts are stored in .gtt files in garmin\text directory.
I have no patched version for 2x5 series now.

Please use for recovery ID0851 file. It will suit you too (because of new revision of nuvi 200/250). You have to remember one main rule: only HWID is matter.


thx but i still in doubt about how to do it...

I have tried enter in pre-boot mode, but seems nuvi200 doesnt show pre-boot text. I think nuvi200 will be in preboot mode in 60segs?? but how can i know it??? (i mean preboot mode when i hold power on but at the end it shows again the message "System Software Missing" and i release the power on slide, then show it too).

Is "fw_nuvi2x5_ID0851_en_v460.rar" ok for nuvi200?? Or where can i get the latest revision of nuvi200 fw?

Also, i will need all steps to recovery it. Im not sure if i know how to do it, im scared about to broke it more

Thx a lot for u help


Reply author: XisiX
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 11:18:33
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin

... you need to find .gpx and .gpi strings and replace them to smth new ...


Thank you for the tip, I did it but unfortunately even this didn't help. With modified v4.10 Nuvi is accessible via USB (I've deleted corrupted files) but it stuck repeating calibration procedure. After update to v5.00 using WebUpdater it keeps rebooting every few seconds. In either way there is no any messages at he bottom of the screen during power on procedure (copyrights, loading maps, etc).
There is obviously something else wrong with this Nuvi.

Edit: Finally done! Flashed original v4.10, then manually "updated" to v3.40 (device still shows v4.10 ?), then updated online to v5.00 - all is working OK now.

Thanks to nadrenalin and PouchX for their work on this matter.


Reply author: mikillo
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 11:36:59
Message:

mmmmm one doubt

I have run G7ToWin and it says
nuvi 2 series software version 4.60 ID: 851
Unit ID: .......

So my nuvi HWID is 0851, isnt it?? Or HWID and "ID: 851" are 2 things differents?????

thx


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 12:08:42
Message:

In readme.txt mentioned that nuvi 2xx series DO NOT SHOW pre-boot. After slide-and-hold power unit will be in pre-boot after 2-4 seconds. Holding more 30 seconds leads to calibrating screen message and interrupts pre-boot.

Is 4.60 ok - Yes, you may install it. Where can you get? On garmin.com get with webupdater some gupdater.gcd for another alive nuvi and use unp2 and merge tools from my site e-trex.info

Please read README.TXT included in .rar. These steps are enought. No more damage will happen, until you use hammer.


Reply author: mikillo
Replied on: 15 Jan 2009 12:36:27
Message:

quote:
Is 4.60 ok - Yes, you may install it. Where can you get? On garmin.com get with webupdater some gupdater.gcd for another alive nuvi and use unp2 and merge tools from my site e-trex.info


I have the fw_nuvi2x5_en_ID0851.rar and i will use it which come with updater.exe, readme.txt and the fw (i dont remember their extencion). I think this is enough and i neednt webupdater. Allthough webupdater is not working for me atm because it says that my installation file is corrupted or damaged (i dont remember the exact message that its show)


Thx a lot neadrenalin

Added:
It works perfectly, thx very much.

I have try to activate track log feature without fortune. Seems that i have back to 3.40 version, correct? never mind atm, i will check differents between 3.40 and 4.60


Reply author: hokerlong
Replied on: 17 Jan 2009 07:10:08
Message:

hi~

i have a Gramin nuvi 200 with ID 0851 v4.60


i only find the fw_nuvi2x5_en_ID0851.rar.
how can i find the "CURE" fireware of 0851?

i'm sorry for my poor english, because it's not my native language.


Reply author: adamf
Replied on: 19 Jan 2009 19:13:11
Message:

im trying to get a 250w to work it keeps rebooting please help


Reply author: dozerdude
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 02:50:42
Message:

I have lost all the default POIs from my nuvi250. My custom POIs are still there, as are favorites.
Can the default POIs be replaced? I have meager computer skills, but am willing to try any well explained fixes.
Thanks


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 04:28:19
Message:

When you say 'default POIs' are you talking about the 6 million or so that are built into the Nuvi?

I would think the losing those POIs would be very difficult to do as to the best of my knowledge they are part of the map data. One would assume that if the POIs were gone so would the detailed maps. Is this the case with your Nuvi? Or are you saying that when you search for a particular POI (Where To - Point of Interest - etc.) the Nuvi doesn't fine anything but you can continue to have the device route you to a selected address and display the streets on the map screen?


Reply author: mikillo
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 11:08:01
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by hokerlong
i have a Gramin nuvi 200 with ID 0851 v4.60

i only find the fw_nuvi2x5_en_ID0851.rar.
how can i find the "CURE" fireware of 0851?
...



I have the same nuvi 200 as you, and i have installed fw_nuvi2x5_en_ID0851 successfully. So try it...


Reply author: dozerdude
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 14:42:45
Message:

@ Nanaimo Rick

Rick
This happened after loading a map file. I can route to anywhere, but when I try to see a POI, it only offers me a "spell" option and nothing comes up.


Reply author: SergZak
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 14:50:45
Message:

@ dozerdude

After loading what kind of "map file"? A new mapset like US Topo? You can only search for POIs on maps that have POIs embedded in them like City Navigator North America NT 2009. If you're trying to search for POIs on a mapset that does not contain any POIs (like US Topo), that is the message you'll get. Make sure your City Nav mapset is selected (has a check mark in the box next to it): Tools>Settings>Map>Map Info

In addition, the unit can still be routing you even if the City Nav mapset is deselected within the Map Info settings. It will use the crude basemap to route but the routing will not be of much value because of this.


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 20:08:24
Message:

@dozerdude

You would definitely need to have the City Navigator North America NT maps selected using Tools>Settings>Map>Map Info as SergZak states. That Mapset is were the POIs are located.


Reply author: dozerdude
Replied on: 20 Jan 2009 20:56:00
Message:

Thanks, Guys. The light finally came on!


Reply author: r0lz
Replied on: 28 Jan 2009 14:32:54
Message:

Neadrenalin, I have Nuvi 205w with firmware 2.20 and hardware ID:929 (from G7towin) and while loading map, it get restart again and again. I already read all your posting to recover it, and tried lots of firmware including fw_nuvi2x5W_ID0827_en_v460.rar (which I think the closest firmware and hardwareID), and return the same message that you have no upgrade are available for your products. Any chance to recover my nuvi 205w? Oh yes, this is Indonesian version.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 28 Jan 2009 22:18:30
Message:

I have no 0929 version, If you can contact with PouchX or create rgn and cure yourself. Be back in a week, I hope. Sorry.


Reply author: r0lz
Replied on: 29 Jan 2009 06:13:14
Message:

neadrenalin, any clue to create rgn and cure by myself? Any link to do that?


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 03 Feb 2009 06:34:31
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by XisiX
Thank you for the tip, I did it but unfortunately even this didn't help. With modified v4.10 Nuvi is accessible via USB (I've deleted corrupted files) but it stuck repeating calibration procedure. After update to v5.00 using WebUpdater it keeps rebooting every few seconds. In either way there is no any messages at he bottom of the screen during power on procedure (copyrights, loading maps, etc).
There is obviously something else wrong with this Nuvi.

Edit: Finally done! Flashed original v4.10, then manually "updated" to v3.40 (device still shows v4.10 ?), then updated online to v5.00 - all is working OK now.

Thanks to nadrenalin and PouchX for their work on this matter.



This is almost the exact same situation I have, but I have been unable to resolve the issue.
I had V5.0 on there and while trying to flash something on there I shouldn't have, I managed to mess something up. I have hardware id 834, and I get a constant reboot. Garmin screen shows for 1-2 seconds then unit reboots, again, and again...etc.

Due to the reboot, I cannot get to mass storage mode. GUPDATE.GCD is not present on the device, as I removed it prior to this problem.

I can enter pre-boot mode, and have been able to flash ver 4.10 and ver 4.10cure on there, but it still reboots. If I try to run webupdater when in preboot, it identifies the device and says it has version 4.1 on it, but fails saying that the download is corrupt. I left it for awhile rebooting with the usb plugged in and now it is just frozen with garmin displayed on the screen. No more reboots but I can't power it off or enter preboot anymore. I am going to wait till the battery dies in hopes that I can enter preboot again.

Does anyone have the .rgn file for version 5.0 firmware? I am fairly certain that will fix it as it seemes that I was flashing the firmware when this problem happened. All the files on the device are proper and were functional.

Using neadrenalins tools "unp2" and "merge105" on the GUPDATE.GCD file did not produce a satisfactory result. The fw_all.bin file that it created is 0kb and the boot.bin file is 304kb.

Any thoughts or suggestions??

Thanks.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 03 Feb 2009 07:05:55
Message:

Well I got tired of waiting for the battery to die, so i opened it up and removed the battery. Unfortunately when I turn it on, it just goes straight to the garmin screen and stays there. I cannot get preboot mode, nor can I shut it off unless I remove the battery. Leaving the battery out and just plugging it into the computer, yields the same results. I guess I shouldn't have left it rebooting for an hour. I think my 200 is permanently broken......


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 05 Feb 2009 08:42:51
Message:

Clutchy,
>>Any thoughts or suggestions??
You have not specified correct offset for BD0200FF bytes in gcd file, so you got zero-length file. Open winhex, search hex string BD0200FF and write offset to the command line of the bat file. http://e-trex.info/archives/2008091736

Another way is easier - http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=98909&whichpage=18 and search for your HWID and use RGN that already patched for tracks too.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 06 Feb 2009 04:28:04
Message:

Thanks, neadrenalin. I thought the problem was the hex offset. I found the firmware I wanted, but I am afraid that the nuvi is unrecoverable. I can no longer get it to pre-boot. When I turn it on, it just displays the words "GARMIN" and that is it. I cannot turn it off, I need to wait for the battery to die, or I remove the battery to turn it off.
If you know of any magic tricks that I can do internally I would love to hear about it.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 06 Feb 2009 06:38:37
Message:

Ok, I found i can still get pre-boot if I ...
1: connect usb cable first
2: hold power switch in on position
3: then press the hard reset button

as long as I hold the power button I can flash using updater and your custom 5.0 firmware w/ tracklog.

Unfortunately, it still hangs on the garmin screen......


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 07 Feb 2009 21:59:00
Message:

@ neadrenalin.... do you have a v5.0 cure file for id 0834 or can you tell me what to hex edit to create my own?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 07 Feb 2009 22:12:36
Message:

I have no cure for it yet. Main idea to find with hex-editor and change to something else in rgn file such strings as: .gcd (to prevent self update with gupdate.gcd), .img (gmapsupp gmapprom, etc maps that are probably wrong), .gpx (all poi files). They are unicode.
Try to compare original and cure versions (for nuvi 200, nuvi 500) and you will understand what is changed. Topics are on this forum.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 09 Feb 2009 21:09:25
Message:

Well no luck for me. I have modified the rgn file to bypass possible messed up files. I can flash anything on there, but it always just freezes with "Garmin" displayed. Is anyone aware of the pinouts for the test points on the motherboard. I can flash the nand, if I knew the test points and had a NAND image for the 200.

I have attempted to email pouchX but this forum will not allow me to mail him.


Reply author: Boss250W
Replied on: 10 Feb 2009 04:26:00
Message:

Hey,

Check this website, yeah it's in french but scroll down to the link that shows the type of Nuvi you have. Download the zip file. (scan it, I did) then install. It has a updater of it's own. Bought my Nuvi 250W back to life after days of "software missing:

I did have to re-boot a few times but it finally worked. Let me know how it goes...

http://www.commentcamarche.net/forum/affich-10016469-system-software-missing-nuvi-250w


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 10 Feb 2009 06:16:04
Message:

Thanks for the link Boss. Since all of the software links posted there are to the Garmin France site I don't expect I'm breaking any copyright rules by posting them here. Just a reminder that I don't have any idea whether these files will work or not or if they may further damage your Nuvi (if that is possible [g]) and post the links here only for the benefit of members that are not able to translate the french website:

"Please find enclosed the link for the failure of your device.

Download the link that corresponds to your device and save the file on the desktop of your pc.

Unzip the files by right-clicking on: EXTRACT HERE.

From there, drag the file. RGN on the file. EXE

Check the USB ok then.

The upload is performed, you can then restart the machine to start the load of updates.



Note that this message comes from a switch, and that time the device has been too hastily disconnected from the pc ... which is repaired immediately.

Software missing Nüvi

Nüvi 200 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/SoftwareMissing_NUVI_200.zip

Nuvi200W : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/System_software_missing_200w.zip

Nüvi 250 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/software_missing_250.zip

Nüvi 250W : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/System_Software_Missing250W.rar

Nuvi205/255 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/SoftwareMissing_NUVI_2x5.zip

Nüvi 205W/255W: http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/SoftwareMissing_NUVI_2x5W.zip

Nüvi 300/350 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/SOFTWARE_MISSING_NUVI_300-350.zip

Nüvi 310/360 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/SOFTWARE_MISSING_NUVI_310-360.zip

Nüvi 510/550 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures (incomplete link - see original post above)

Nüvi 710/760 : http://www8.garminfrance.com/support/hotline/fichiers/Procedures/Nuvi_7xx.zip

NOTE - THE ABOVE IS TRANSLATED FROM FRENCH TO ENGLISH USING THE TRANSLATION EXTENSION FOR FIREFOX. IF SOMEONE FLUENT IN FRENCH CAN PROVIDE A BETTER TRANSLATION OF THE INSTRUCTIONS NOTED IN THE LINK INCLUDED IN BOSS250W'S POST, PLEASE POST THEM HERE.

THANKS.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 10 Feb 2009 06:40:26
Message:

Thanks for the links, unfortunately the link for the Nuvi 2XX links to a GUPDATE.GCD file not an RGN. I made an rgn file from it using neadrenalins tools, but I still get the same results. Well actaully now I get a system software missing error. Flashing back to the ver5.0 w/ tracklog takes me back to the garmin freeze screen.

@NanaimoRick... the links that you posted do not work, I had to go to the french page.
Edit.... oops, I see you fixed them :)


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 10 Feb 2009 07:03:29
Message:

Clutchy, email to my profile and I'll give you pouchX contact. Also he has a site. :) Try to use google.
I think you have to make full reset. Use different rgn versions for your nuvi.
For example, you have 5.0, so find gcd with older version and create rgn. Then flash rgn - this erases user memory to the initial state. Then use 5.0 again. Possible, but no more than 50% guarantee :(

Published firmwares by garminfrance mostly helpful in case SSM (system software missing) problem for dedicated nuvi's model.

I am glad to see that more than one person can use my tools for rgn creation, It is helpful for SSM problem. Simply take all the nuvi models, create rgn for them all and SSM solution is done. Then cure - mod rgn.


Reply author: Clutchy
Replied on: 11 Feb 2009 02:47:46
Message:

Well I would like to just send out a thanks to neadrenalin for his great tools and the work he has done on firmwares, and to the others that have contributed to this great website.

Unfortunately, my nuvi has completely died. It will no longer power up at all. It just stays dead. It is not the fault of the firmware, but I believe it to be an internal malfunction. While hitting the hard reset button, with the usb cable plugged in and the power switch held, it turned off, like it always does, but this time it didn't turn back on. I believe when it was stuck in that reboot loop before a few days ago, it damaged something. I probably could have saved it at tht time, had I not left it rebooting for so long. Now I am afraid it is finished.

Perhaps I can buy a nuvi on ebay that has a cracked screen for cheap and swap out the parts.
Do all the 2XX series (200/250/260/270)take the same screen? What about the 2X5 series (205/255/265/275)? Maybe the 5XX too (500/550). I know externally they look the same, but is the ribbon cable/connectors the same?

Thanks again everyone for your help!!


Reply author: alsxz
Replied on: 12 Feb 2009 07:39:38
Message:

Sorry for Offtop.

neadrenalin, how may I contact with you (in russian)? Somewhy it's not allowed for me to send you e-mail via this forum. Please let me know on alsxz((O))mail.ru pls. Thanks.


Reply author: hellleh
Replied on: 28 Feb 2009 19:43:42
Message:

Hi All,

I have a Garmin nuvi 255W with HWID 0932, it's a taiwan version of nuvi 255w and I am having a software loading problem where it keeps restarting, i could not find any .rgn files that is suitable for my unit. Anybody can help?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 03 Mar 2009 21:53:04
Message:

hellleh, if you have gupdate.gcd you can create .rgn using the tools i published on my site.


Reply author: hellleh
Replied on: 04 Mar 2009 12:02:01
Message:

hi neadrenalin,

ok thanks, i will check your website for the tutorials..if i still have anything, will contact you again.

Thanks!


Reply author: hellleh
Replied on: 12 Mar 2009 13:29:40
Message:

Hi neadrenalin, do you have a more detailed step by step of using your tools merge105 and also up2.exe??

I am totally lost because your website details are simply too brief and I am not sure where to start... can you help me please?

thanks.


Reply author: bluzark
Replied on: 12 Mar 2009 14:58:24
Message:

just fixed a friends 255wt thanks to this
using g7towin to recover the HWID
and http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2x5w/fw_nuvi2x5W_ID0827_en_v460.rar
to bruteforce the firmware


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 12 Mar 2009 18:50:47
Message:

bluzark,
Please do not post on this topic about W-series. Use this page
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=117599&whichpage=1 - for 2x5W

hellleh,
There are some frimewares on the page I mentioned for your needs.


Reply author: hellleh
Replied on: 13 Mar 2009 05:41:41
Message:

hi neadrenalin.
Ya, I have sorted out the HWID 0932 for nuvi 255w TW. however, now I have another unit of my friend's one with the similar problem, it's a nuvi 205 with HWID 0927. Was wondering if you could teach me how to make the .rgn files. I do not mind donating some funds to your website or smt...hope to hear from you soon.

you can email me at hellleh(())H0Tma1L(dot)com


Reply author: jaskha
Replied on: 16 Mar 2009 20:16:05
Message:

hello :) I have garmin nuvi 250 HWDI 0851 when try to switch on it shovs Loading Maps and freez :( where can i get Service firmware .rgn for nuvi 250 CURE version ???? Sory for my english :)


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 17 Mar 2009 01:45:22
Message:

jaskha,
Use this page, please. Your unit has new interface like 2x5.
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=117598
As for cure version - you can create it yourself.


Reply author: jaskha
Replied on: 17 Mar 2009 05:28:58
Message:

quote:
NO NEED TO QUOTE A MESSAGE DIRECTLY ABOVE YOURS - THANKS - GPSPASSION TEAM


Can you please tell me how can i create cure version ???


Reply author: mchipser
Replied on: 17 Mar 2009 13:11:05
Message:

205w to 255w? Is it possible to put the 255w firmware on a 205w? the only difference I can tell the 255w has text to speech functions.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 17 Mar 2009 17:29:16
Message:

mchipser,
All the nuvis 2x5 have the same firmware. The differencies are stored in non-volatile ram as some bits. Firmware at start determines which hardware is running and fills internal variables. Regarding this TTS and other functions are enabled/disabled.

jaskha,
Look at other topics and compare cure/original firmwares published there by me. If you never heard winhex and total commander words - you need to stay and wait for the solution.


Reply author: mchipser
Replied on: 17 Mar 2009 18:48:14
Message:

Thanks for that clarification.. Is there a way to enable the TTS on the 205w? I guess i would have to somehow replace what is on the nvram.. Will i have to de-solder the chip, and flash it? does anyone have a dump of this?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 19 Mar 2009 20:02:54
Message:

jaskha,
look at this page some time:
http://www.garniak.pl/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5494


Reply author: mchipser
Replied on: 23 Mar 2009 14:55:01
Message:

So is there a way to enable the TTS function on the 205w?


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 01 Apr 2009 08:19:32
Message:

>So is there a way to enable the TTS function on the 205w?
In theory, probably yes. I have no information about possibility for this case.


Reply author: wrooffy
Replied on: 21 Apr 2009 05:37:41
Message:

Hi I brought a nuvi 205 from the US. However I will be going back to Taiwan soon and I need it to input chinese character so that I can input the data. My HWID is 0835. Is it possible to flash the firmware to TW version? Thanks in advance


Reply author: pistonez
Replied on: 07 Jul 2009 21:01:48
Message:

nuvi 200 TROUBLE. I formated user area (flash in nuvi 128 Mb) and in this process my comp shot down. Now nuvi write "loading map" and cikle reboot. WHID-060 Ver-5.0. PC found nuvi but not as flash disk. I make hard reset - nothing. I flashed it "fw_nuvi2xx_v410_ID0660_all_en_cure_no_gpx_no_maps_no_bootloader_gupdate.rar" and many othe flash file - nothing. What can i do? Can i repear Nuvi?
Help .....
Sory fo my inglish :)


Reply author: mrbombastic
Replied on: 06 Aug 2009 16:39:58
Message:

Question For Neadrenalin:I own a kenwood DNX5120 car Navi, It uses Garmin for navigation. I have a modified 2.60 GUDATE.GCD (change alert tones)but the sytem will not take the update because is see it as the same version, can you help me do a force update, i am willing to pay for your help, thanks


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 06 Aug 2009 17:28:40
Message:

mrbombastic,
does it have usb? the simpliest way is to create rgn from gcd and patch it, then load with updater.


Reply author: mrbombastic
Replied on: 07 Aug 2009 00:37:19
Message:

Yes it does have a usb. When i plug it to my computer you can select Garmin mode or USB mass storage. How do i convert the gcd to rgn?. I tried renaming the gupdate.gcd to rgn. and updater said no software found for hardware.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 07 Aug 2009 11:00:10
Message:

>> I tried renaming
totally bad idea. you need to use unp2 and merge tools.
my site is down still, the tools were placed there.


Reply author: mrbombastic
Replied on: 07 Aug 2009 13:41:54
Message:

Neadrenalin I search all post in this thread and cannot find the instruction on how to use your up2 and merge tool. Could you give me detail instruction on ow to convert gcd to rgn using your tools.Thanks


Reply author: mrbombastic
Replied on: 09 Aug 2009 05:12:52
Message:

Anyone know how to convert a gcd to rgn using up2 and merge. your help is greatly appreciated.


Reply author: baffled
Replied on: 09 Aug 2009 11:56:21
Message:

Hello I formatted nuvi250 ID: 660 by mistake. Flash didn't help and now only reboots and mass storage not seen. I have a backup. Are there any repair tools? Thanks.


Reply author: smokie2069
Replied on: 09 Aug 2009 21:16:41
Message:

help from neadrenalin . I have read many posts or attempts to fix nuvi 200 from rebooting itself by displaying LOADING MAPS screen and then rebooting. I have tried many different files from this topic and have had no luck . I have tried everything , so please neadrenalin if you can solve this for me than i would be grateful. So my nuvi is 200 , in g7towin it says my device is ID:660 , software version 4.10 , unit id : 3377301215 . I have tried the cure file on page 1 that is for unit 660 and version 4.10 . the 066001000410cure.rgn file downloads fine to the nuvi , but when it reboots it does the same as before and there is NO Mass storage on my PC to access the nuvi. I have also tried 066001000410en.rgn and also 066001000500.rgn , but still no luck and also seems like you mentioned that nuvi doesnt want to upgrade to version 5.0 like i tried because in the g7towin program it still displays as version 4.10 . So please do let me know if you need more info , and thx for any help .


Reply author: nik83
Replied on: 17 Aug 2009 03:17:39
Message:

I too need help from neadrenalin. Once my "nuvi 200 id834 firmware 5.0 tracklog SD" froze at loading maps, I used the cure firmware 4.1, then original 4.1 rgn to fix it. After that, I tried upgrading to 5.0 original, and also 5.0 track log versions but these versions either :

1) make the garmin stuck in reboot loop at the logo
2) simply kept asking me to do initial setup almost every startup, after that, I am unable to change vehicles or navigation view(stuck at track up, but in the map it shows 3D and refuses to change to real track up or north up)
3) froze when navigation and I had to press reset to turn it off. Results in lost favorites.

These happened after I tried to upgrade from 4.1 to 5.0. I hope that the above "symptoms" I've described allow neadrenalin to guess what's going on, and possibly try to help. 4.1 is working fine for now, but it seems to get satellite slower than 5.0. Maybe someone can provide a 4.4 gupdate or rather, rgn as I am unable to find the gupdate.gcd for it. I heard 4.3 is problematic with the voice feedback.

I have also tried to check if there is anything wrong with my current.gpx, pois, and map files. I even deleted all my voices, help, text, and vehicles but they make no difference.


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 17 Aug 2009 18:48:52
Message:

baffled,
as pouchX said in this casea you need data chip programmator Wellon for 1k$. Pity. Try to reach him via email, probably he can help you with soldering iron.

smokie2069,
probably you have another kind of the problem, that can't be cured with published version. Try to reach garmin support or warranty repair (if you are lucky). I have no idea how to help you.

nik83,
if your unit is running do not try to refine it. Now satellites are changing and some signal glitches can occur.

People, your damaged units reached this state via different ways. There is no 'absolute cure' firmware.



Reply author: nik83
Replied on: 18 Aug 2009 06:01:31
Message:

Thanks neadrenalin for the reply. I'm sticking to 4.1 but I kind of miss track logging, which is why I've been trying to get to 5.0 tracking version. I hope this is not too much to ask but is it possible to hack 4.1 to enable tracking?


Reply author: jceluce
Replied on: 07 Oct 2009 04:12:10
Message:

Hi, I have a nuvi 200. It was worked ok for 1 year. Last week, when I try to enter destiny an ´memory waypoiny is full´ error appear. I power off and power on the nuvi but now a memory full appear in the screen. After two o three power off -on cycles only appear a garin logo screen for 3 seconds and then the nuvi is powr off. If I use an externa source (USB or car charger) the nuvi stay with the logo screen. I have used g7towin in pre boot mode to obtain HWID: 660 and a updater.exe with the cure firmware 2.6, 4.1 with no result.
Can anybody help me? Any ideas?

Sory for my poor english

Thanks


Reply author: meeeees
Replied on: 15 Nov 2009 20:04:40
Message:

help me neadrenalin .
I have read many posts or attempts to fix nuvi 250 from rebooting itself by displaying LOADING MAPS screen and then rebooting. I have tried many different files from this topic . My nuvi is 250 , ID:660 , software version 4.10 I have tried both,cure and no visible map version,with cureand original version says "maps loading" and reboots and with no maps version is ok,says "no loading maps",but restarts like other version and there is NO Mass storage on my PC to access the nuvi.
Is software located in 2 flash chip?
Can you help me with working contents of this 2 chip?
I have external programmator
Thanx for any help .


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 15 Nov 2009 20:55:02
Message:

meeeees,
I have no idea what can help you. Contact with PouchX - he holds some flashes.


Reply author: hardwareguy
Replied on: 18 Nov 2009 05:09:20
Message:

your file system may be corrupted. try my solution posted in
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=127303&whichpage=2


Reply author: raistlin86
Replied on: 30 Jan 2010 19:39:05
Message:

greetings,

I have a US version garmin 260w and apparently i've bricked the thing by updating it using the webupdater... It was downloading the latest hardware, installing it and then it just froze up... The device rebooted itself and all i get now is the "system software missing" message. The device is not in US now thus i'm unable to get it to garmin USA for a fix. Would be grateful if anyone here can help me fix it up.

I've tried fixing it using the .rgn file from http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=95274 using the HWID 0834 file. I'm unable to get the hwid using g7towin... all i get from g7towin is the following
nuvi 2 series software version 6.10 ID:1091
unit id: 3676400549; usb comm via bulk pipe

i've tried the 0660 and 0760 files and it won't update.. as for the 0834 file (083401000410cure.rgn) is able to start the update process but somehow the garmin device just disconnects itself from the usb and i get an error message from updater.exe. The garmin device shows the "loader loading..." message with the garmin brand logo... It is stuck there i have to reset it (hold the power button to the left for a few seconds to restart it).

Please help me figure a way to fix the problem as the device is pretty much an everyday tool for me to travel around for work...


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 30 Jan 2010 19:58:44
Message:

raistlin86,
you have newer device and your HWID is 1091. It has glamour new interface like 2x5w's nuviz have.

Other versions can not suit your device.
Please follow http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=117599 and find necessary firmware there.

Trying to update unit with something else can brick unit totally. I hope your unit still bootable and can write 'software missing'. In other case you have to return unit to exchange (if warranty present).


Reply author: raistlin86
Replied on: 31 Jan 2010 07:47:37
Message:

Thank you so much for the fix... finally got it up and working...

seriously.. thanks for the quick reply... totally in your debt...


Reply author: Gasasoft
Replied on: 09 Feb 2010 13:04:03
Message:

Hello, I read this topic and don't find any solution for my problem with Nuvi 1250. Is there a rgn file for my device.
Problem: When power on without USB it show Garmin startup screen, after that loading maps and freezes on next screen. No connection with PC.
When I plug the USB device is power on, and green tape showing on the bottom of the screen, but after that device freezes again.


Reply author: Gasasoft
Replied on: 10 Feb 2010 09:33:33
Message:

With g7towin I get the ID

Nuvi 12xx Series Software Version 2.30 ID: 971
Unit ID: 3625160060; USB Comm via bulk Pipe

Where WebUpdater save the downloaded file, and how I can extract RGN file from downloaded file.
Please Help!


Reply author: davidpopovich
Replied on: 10 Feb 2010 19:06:47
Message:

I have a Nuvi 250 and it has the symptom of resetting right after loading maps... and just keeps on looping.

It is ID 0851 Series 2 with FW version 5 on it.

I have tried using updater (Correct id) 460 version, once it uploads the loader screen is on and just sits there. Is it due to the fact that I can not load anything earlier than vrsion 5. software? or am I missing a step in the updarer to have it reset and then work?

Any help is appreciated.


Reply author: davidpopovich
Replied on: 11 Feb 2010 12:52:21
Message:

I resolved my problem for my Nuvi 250.

I had to make my own version of the service FW 250 ID0851, with all references to gupdate.gcd, img, zip etc removed.

Updater then worked to load the FW.

Once it finished, I had to power the unit on while holding the bottom right of the screen to be able to delete the user data. (Have to select it quickly as the unit was resetting)
Then I was able to connect the unit to the computer and use webupdater software from Garmin to upgrade the software to the latest.

Now the unit works like a charm.

If anyone needs the service FW for a NUVI 250 ID 0851 I can email it to you.

THanks to all the great knowledge in the Forum that llowed me to figure this out. (No replied to my posts directly, but the moderator pointed me to this thread and it allowed me to get all the information that I needed)

DPOP


Reply author: danham
Replied on: 11 Feb 2010 14:31:35
Message:

Very glad it worked and thank you for helping to keep us organized.

-dan


Reply author: pb12
Replied on: 14 Feb 2010 17:53:25
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by PouchX



You need to format whole Nuvi (DO NOT UNPLUG USB AFTER FORMATING)
Sometimes you need to remove Nuvi partition and add new one with new size details.




Hi
Nuvi 260W ID 0737 SW Version 400
Unfortunately I had not read the (DO NOT UNPLUG USB AFTER FORMATING) advice, and without thinking, unplugged the USB cable after reformatting but before copying filesystem back to internal flash drive.
Now I have common problem of boot re-cycling to 'Loading maps' and no access to USB drive.
I can successfully write .rgn with updater.exe and have tried a number of cure files (073701000400cure2.rgn, 073701000400.rgn), as well as writing .rgn after battery has run down.
As I do not have any files on the freshly formatted internal flash drive I think I now have a brick.
I do have flash drive image and backup of files.
Is there a solution to reload files onto internal flash ?
Phil


Reply author: Illeagle
Replied on: 27 Feb 2010 18:18:07
Message:

I have the same problem as pb12. I have tried loading same files as well as 073701000260.rgn and when I do try to load that file it shows updating 400 software. Finishes ok but then still stuck in loop mode. my id is 737 and software is 400 on nuvi 200w


Reply author: n0b0dy82
Replied on: 19 Mar 2010 22:26:56
Message:

Hello I have a nuvi 200 ID: 0834 which I formatted to NTFS by mistake and it restarts continuously now there is any solution to restore it.I tried all RGN cure firmware for id:0834 and nothing worked.Any solutions?Thanks


Reply author: bidalot
Replied on: 30 Mar 2010 02:43:06
Message:

hello i have the same problem on my nüvi 250w as nobody82 and illegale. this forum is my last hope. my id is 737 too. i unplugged the usb to early after formating. the service-firmware don't help. its also stuck in loop mode. is there any way to work with the intern mass memory? can someone write a service-firmware for this special unplugging problem. best regards (sorry about my bad english)


Reply author: bergh60
Replied on: 23 Apr 2010 22:18:45
Message:

Hello Folks !

I am reading here now for days and did not get any further.
So I would like to tell my problem.
Got a Nuvi 205 back from Garmin.
Like my 255 it says HWID 1074.
I can not find a workin cure Firmware for it.
Can i extract the GCD File from my 255 and modify it?
Can somebody tell me were I get a HWID 1074 NUVI 205 Service Firmware?
Please
Even a link to a thread would do.
I am running out of search words.
Please help me to recover my beloved 205 .


Reply author: Sanin171
Replied on: 13 Jun 2010 12:31:01
Message:

have any news?


Reply author: isrinktieji
Replied on: 28 Jun 2010 13:05:58
Message:

Nuvi 250 ID: 0834 I formatted my nuvi and half way true installing my maps kido pulled off usb cable and since, my nuvi keeps restarting continuously. tried version 5 with RGN then find cure to come back to 4.10 version no img bootable ,I though if i could delete corupted img file it will work, but still can't get in to mass storage. this post says:

quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin


Posted - 16 août 2007 : 13:50:08 Show Profile Visit neadrenalin's Homepage Reply with Quote
Problems, that service firmware can solve:
1. After I put the world map as gmapsupp under /Garmin folder, the nuvi stocked on loading maps bar. Is there anybody now how to recover it? Now I even can not enter the USB storage mode.

Answer: You have to start your device to have disks. OK.
The main idea - to start the device and delete these gmapsupp.img wrong file. (or another "bad map" file img). How to do it if the unit does not start?

Let's use the updater, PRE-BOOT mode and some modified self-made service firmware.
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260_recovery_no_maps_visible.rar

Unpack this file and start the device in the pre-boot mode. (hold the POWER button until the LOADER message appears) Pay attention that PRE-BOOT mode string is not displayed by 2xx nuvi, but other version such as 3xx and 6xx display it.
Attach the device usb.
Run updater and select nuvi.
Click ok and proceed. Agree with updater if any additional messages appeared.
If LOADER appeared on the screen you may release POWER button and wait until unit flashed.

After success flashing unit restarts. (if you used WebUpdater before - gupdate.gcd needs to be deleted too! because of unit automatic firmware update after boot if this file exists, now it is no need in it, we will made it manually)
Now unit should boot! And there is only basemap shown (no gmapsupp, no gmapprom, gmapprom1 visible).
And now you can attach it as a Mass Storage Device and DELETE wrong gmapsupp (or whatever you need).
Then you need to make flash for usual firmware for unit. I prefer usual firmware loaded in PRE-BOOT mode, I hate gupdate.gcd :)

So, download the file
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar
and use it as I described above.
Now your nuvi is fully operational and have no "bad maps".

2geeks. I made the service firmware manually and tested it successfuly today on my nuvi200. It works.

2gpspassion. You may stick this question too and files. Be free to copy this content to another forums, it really can help people.

The main idea to create restoring file is to rename texts like "gmapsupp" to something strange "umapsupp" in the firmware code. So, unit starts, searches umapsupp.img and does not find it - we are lucky, we need it :)
Edited by - neadrenalin on 16 août 2007 16:14:49



But then I try to use these RGN updater says that No updates are available for your product? as I assume it's because I have version 4.10 but how to get to older version, cause I thinks that could solve our problem.? Please help?!


Reply author: danham
Replied on: 28 Jun 2010 14:58:52
Message:

Not sure what you mean by "half way true installing my maps kido pulled off usb cable," but if you are by any chance attempting to copy maps from another device it will not work; they are locked to one nuvi.

-dan


Reply author: isrinktieji
Replied on: 29 Jun 2010 12:02:19
Message:

I meant that maps installation was in progress then child pull out USB cable of the computer?! Sorry for getting You confused. And maps are working,cause I have them installed on another Garmin device.


Reply author: ripcord
Replied on: 07 Jul 2010 11:25:24
Message:

Hi everyone. I have been reading this thread for a long time, but I am unable to get any further with my problem.

I deleted files from my nuvi 250 to try to fit a larger map on internal memory. Map did not fit, so I left it with no map and turned it on. Now, I was getting the problem described here. My nuvi would start, not find maps, restart, not find maps, restart and so on!
Also, when I entered PRE BOOT mode, the device appeared briefly in Device Manager, but it was not seen as a drive.

I took advice from here. I added a new map called \Garmin\gmapsupp.img to a Micro SD card and put this into my nuvi. Success! My nuvi started and it seemed to work. It can navigate properly. But I cannot search for city locations, and I have no speech files.

Now, I still have the problem where it will not be recognised as a USB drive!! I have all original files backed-up but I cannot put them onto it. g7toWin says the Software Version is 5.0 and the Hardware Id is 851. It is strange that it navigates ok - but will not be seen as USB drive. The USB connection must be OK because it is seen briefly in PRE BOOT mode.

I could really use some help on this! It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


Reply author: ripcord
Replied on: 07 Jul 2010 15:28:57
Message:

For more information from above. I pressed the battery indicator for a few seconds and was put into an information page. Version information is: nuvi 250 S1 P1 V7 2Gb. I clicked on the "More" button and I was shown a "Inventory" page with a list of eveything on my device! Here is what it said:

Boot BLK B08051-00 5.00 nuvi Boot Block Soft Pass
X-Loader B08051-00 5.00 nuvi 250 X-Loader Soft Pass
System B08051-00 5.00 nuvi 250 System Soft Pass
BaseMap Erased
Suppmap D0323-06 20.09 City Navigator Europe 71E5F700
Suppmap Erased
PROM 1 Erased
PROM 2 Erased
Dlr DB Erased
TZ Map Erased
Splash D0751-00 2.20 Nuvi Splash Screen Pass
Demo Erased
FTL ?????-?? 0.00 Erased
GTM20 Erased
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 FranceCyclopsSample.gp Error
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 ItalyCyclopsSample.gpi Error
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 NetherlandsCyclopsSamp Error
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 NordicsCyclopsSample.g Error
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 PortugalSpainCyclopsSa Error
Unknown D0700-00 0.00 UKCyclopsSample.gpi Error

Any ideas anyone??


Reply author: slsimic
Replied on: 09 Jul 2010 14:43:05
Message:

I'm desperate..
I download firmwares for my Garmin 205 ID 851 and write CURE firmware but still cannot access garmin as a drive
GPS device keeps restarting showing GARMIN logo and then restarts over and over again
Any help for my 205?


Reply author: slsimic
Replied on: 12 Jul 2010 22:46:31
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by davidpopovich

I resolved my problem for my Nuvi 250.

I had to make my own version of the service FW 250 ID0851, with all references to gupdate.gcd, img, zip etc removed.

If anyone needs the service FW for a NUVI 250 ID 0851 I can email it to you.



Can you send your custom firmware or put a link where it can be found?
And can you describe what changes you make to original one?


Reply author: ripcord
Replied on: 13 Jul 2010 00:10:07
Message:

OK - now my nuvi will startup correctly so long as I have a micro SD card in the slot. Even if there is no map! it will still start correctly, but will not be recognised by windows. Before this problem, I tried to format the memory, but the cable was pulled at the start. I beleive this formatting error caused an error with the nuvi internal memory - but the firmware is ok. Would anyone have an advice on how to fix the internal memory? Thanks!


Reply author: zeantonio_2006
Replied on: 14 Jul 2010 02:32:16
Message:

Good night, my client formatted your Nuvi 260W and now have no access to USB memory using the same method (PRE BOOT MODE) the GPS is recognized by Windows but is not recognized the drive. Is there a "Cure" for HWID 0835? Thank you.


Reply author: G765T
Replied on: 08 Aug 2010 18:07:33
Message:

zeantonio 2006 have a look at this tread:

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=100355


Reply author: isrinktieji
Replied on: 19 Aug 2010 16:50:54
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by davidpopovich

I resolved my problem for my Nuvi 250.

I had to make my own version of the service FW 250 ID0851, with all references to gupdate.gcd, img, zip etc removed.

Updater then worked to load the FW.

Once it finished, I had to power the unit on while holding the bottom right of the screen to be able to delete the user data. (Have to select it quickly as the unit was resetting)
Then I was able to connect the unit to the computer and use webupdater software from Garmin to upgrade the software to the latest.

Now the unit works like a charm.

If anyone needs the service FW for a NUVI 250 ID 0851 I can email it to you.

THanks to all the great knowledge in the Forum that llowed me to figure this out. (No replied to my posts directly, but the moderator pointed me to this thread and it allowed me to get all the information that I needed)

DPOP



Hi, can You email me that FW for a NUVI 250?
My email: isrinktieji@yahoo.com
Thanks


Reply author: facupincha
Replied on: 19 Aug 2010 22:10:03
Message:

Hi, I would know if exists a firmware with tracklog for nuvi 205W ID1091. Thanks and sorry for my poor english


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 19 Aug 2010 22:56:56
Message:

May not need any updated or upgraded firmware to use the tracklog. It may well be covered in this thread, which covers the 2x5 models as well as many others:

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?topic_id=98909


Reply author: mlobo4370
Replied on: 14 Sep 2010 14:27:54
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by neadrenalin

Problems, that service firmware can solve:
1. After I put the world map as gmapsupp under /Garmin folder, the nuvi stocked on loading maps bar. Is there anybody now how to recover it? Now I even can not enter the USB storage mode.

Answer: You have to start your device to have disks. OK.
The main idea - to start the device and delete these gmapsupp.img wrong file. (or another "bad map" file img). How to do it if the unit does not start?

Let's use the updater, PRE-BOOT mode and some modified self-made service firmware.
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260_recovery_no_maps_visible.rar

Unpack this file and start the device in the pre-boot mode. (hold the POWER button until the LOADER message appears) Pay attention that PRE-BOOT mode string is not displayed by 2xx nuvi, but other version such as 3xx and 6xx display it.
Attach the device usb.
Run updater and select nuvi.
Click ok and proceed. Agree with updater if any additional messages appeared.
If LOADER appeared on the screen you may release POWER button and wait until unit flashed.

After success flashing unit restarts. (if you used WebUpdater before - gupdate.gcd needs to be deleted too! because of unit automatic firmware update after boot if this file exists, now it is no need in it, we will made it manually)
Now unit should boot! And there is only basemap shown (no gmapsupp, no gmapprom, gmapprom1 visible).
And now you can attach it as a Mass Storage Device and DELETE wrong gmapsupp (or whatever you need).
Then you need to make flash for usual firmware for unit. I prefer usual firmware loaded in PRE-BOOT mode, I hate gupdate.gcd :)

So, download the file
http://e-trex.info/fw/nuvi/2xx/fw_nuvi2xx_en_v260.rar
and use it as I described above.
Now your nuvi is fully operational and have no "bad maps".

2geeks. I made the service firmware manually and tested it successfuly today on my nuvi200. It works.

2gpspassion. You may stick this question too and files. Be free to copy this content to another forums, it really can help people.

The main idea to create restoring file is to rename texts like "gmapsupp" to something strange "umapsupp" in the firmware code. So, unit starts, searches umapsupp.img and does not find it - we are lucky, we need it :)



Hi neadrenalin, my name si martin from argentina,i`m sorry for my english, i have a nuvi 200, this can`t power, only showme the logo garmin and turn of, and can`t recognized the massas storage, i try all firmwares services rng and nothing. w7wingo showme version and id 660 and then error de usb, the version change with type the firmware flashing, i deed help you for get up, thanks.


Reply author: tuc2007
Replied on: 30 Sep 2010 12:55:15
Message:

I have a garmin nüvi 250 with id 0851 and software version 4.5. My problem is that after i switch on the pna, i see only a garmin logo and the pc dont recognize it via usb. If somebody can help me send a good firmware to reflash it, I would be appreciated.

Thanks for your help.
G[ed]


Reply author: bahama99
Replied on: 04 Oct 2010 19:14:20
Message:

hi, new member here. i am trying to add TTS to my nuvi 200w.

when i use g7towin, i am unable to get the GPS ID, it gives me an error message. i am not sure if the id is needed for adding tts to the gps.

here is what info i see under my GPS About screen:
nuvi 200W
software version 4.00
Unit ID: xxxxxxxxxx
Audio Version 2.20
GPS SW Version 3.00s


Can i just go ahead and use the zip file "Enabling_TTS_on_205w.rar" and follow instructions or do i need to do something else first?

i have read the whole thread from the beginning and getting quite confused.

continued :
finally i was able to find the ID, using g7towin.
software: 4.00
ID: 737


Reply author: juangavaina
Replied on: 25 Oct 2010 18:12:12
Message:

sorry for my bad english but i have a problem and i would like to resolve it qith your helps... i have a nuvi200w and i lost the complete system of it so when i switch on the screen say just GARMIN and dosent do anything more and do the same thing when connect to the computer.... so what can i do to fix it please helpppp


Reply author: kocoman
Replied on: 06 Dec 2010 13:34:36
Message:

Is it possible to convert HWID 660 into HWID 760 (to get chinese input or chinese street names spoken out??), what is the difference Flash Rom size?


Reply author: extremezl
Replied on: 03 Feb 2011 00:36:58
Message:

hello i have a nuvi 200 with 5.00 firmware and HID of 0834 I need to have tracks enabled can someone give me some help please?

TY
Matt


Reply author: kikiwowo
Replied on: 16 Aug 2011 06:40:28
Message:

Hello everyone,
I had read this forum for like 1 week, I finally decided to flash my almost new nuvi 250w, because it just turn on connected to a PC and didn't pass from the loading bar with the PC.
So I decided to flash it, I recognize I couldn't find my ID because the g7towin kept saying "Port timeout", so I decided to use it with the Updater.exe, the flash according to the computer finished OK, although while flashing the screen putted a Garmin name on top of other (seemed blurry) and then put on a white screen.
The flash finished (OK supposly) and the screen kept being white, so I unplugged the garmin and it just turn off.
After that, couldn't turn it on, not even connecting it to my computer using pre-boot combination.

Any advice? Please tell me it's not damage :(


Reply author: neadrenalin
Replied on: 16 Aug 2011 10:00:30
Message:

kikiwowo,
This topic is about nuvi 200/250/260 (2.5 inch display).
You should enter http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=100355


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 30 Sep 2011 15:59:05
Message:

Hello, i have a nuvi 270 with id 0660, that show "loading maps" and restart alone, i download the cure file and load it in pre boot mode with de updater.exe file, the program shown me that all is correct done, but when i disconnect my unit it began doing the same, its starts and when show "loading maps" it restart.

I try with different rgn files that remove img files gmapsupp files, all say that it copy to my unit succesfully but when i restart it, the same loop happen.

Can i do another thing.
Thanks for a lot.


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 30 Sep 2011 22:41:10
Message:

@cesarolivera
Give me a link to firmware for your unit. I'll try to make my own cure version. Maybe it will help you. At least it won't make things worse.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 30 Sep 2011 23:08:59
Message:

Thanks kunix, i download 3.4 version from here http://tramsoft.ch/downloads/garmin/nuvi270_340.exe, because the other firmware are accesible by webupdater, i hope you can help me, thanks a lot.


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 30 Sep 2011 23:18:23
Message:

So, here you are. Tell me please the results.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32785663/066000010340.rar


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 00:25:45
Message:

Hello, do not work, the updater.exe shown that the update was succesfull but when it restart do the same.

I hope you can do something more, otherwise thank a lot for all and for your interest.


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 00:45:44
Message:

Huh, strange. Are you sure you flash needed RGN file? Maybe there are a few of them in the folder?
As a last resort I can try to make a non-crashing firmware. It won't crash even when crash actually occurs. But it can hang up instead of crashing :) So no success guaranteed.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 01:41:49
Message:

yes is the only file i have in the folder, and do not work.
I will try if you can make a non.crashing firmware with it, i have nothing to loose.

Thanks again for all.


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 08:23:41
Message:

Is your device restarting or turning off just after 'Loading maps' appears? Is unit restarting when you start it with disconnected USB? I'm asking because when crashing firmware turns unit off. If unit is restarting then firmware does it 'intentionally'. Also USB cable will turn on the unit anyway so disconnect it.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 13:27:24
Message:

The device is restarting with or without the cable connected.


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 17:02:20
Message:

@cesarolivera
Okay, don't give up. There are not so much places in firmware that call reboot sequence. I think we can just check all of them. And then find the reason of reboot.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 01 Oct 2011 17:17:41
Message:

thanks for all, i go away this weekend but in monday i connect again to see if you can do samothing, thanks again for your time.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 03 Oct 2011 14:42:07
Message:

Hello Kunix, i have an streetpilot c510 from a friend that restart like my nuvi 270, but the difference is that i can access to de mass storage unit, so i delete the pois folders and it solve the problem, you can modify the firmware from my nuvi 270 so it delete the pois folder?[ed - multiple ?]

thanks


Reply author: kunix
Replied on: 03 Oct 2011 17:58:48
Message:

@cesarolivera
Hi. Actually, cure firmware that I gave to you should have disabled reading all files. But the problem is still here, so i think it's not because of corrupt files. Maybe it's because of corrupt filesystem? Ask ddabcd277 for help. He knows how to restore filesystem headers.


Reply author: ddabcd277
Replied on: 03 Oct 2011 21:46:45
Message:

@ kunix

The more I learn the more interesting it gets. :)

@ cesarolivera

Yes, I would love to help. Skype same as name.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 03 Oct 2011 22:06:26
Message:

@ ddabcd277
@ kunix
Thanks both for the help.


Reply author: Ferret9
Replied on: 11 Nov 2011 22:22:09
Message:

Hi
I followed a lot of what has been wrote here and got my 250w (ID 737) software moved back to 2.6 then up to 4.
using the .rgn files and updater.exe I got rid of the missing maps and re-start problems.
The Garmin web updater causes most of my problems.
My remaining problem is the GPS software, my current sw version shows as 0.00s
and after 3 hours outside with a clear view of the sky it has done nothing!!
if i use the web updater it dowloads an update then constantly tries to update the software
showing a message on the screen updating 1% then update complete 30 seconds later it does the same again.
I removed the 006B047800.bin file from the RemoteSW folder to stop it repeating.
is there a .rgn file that can be used to install the GPS software?


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 14:46:24
Message:

Hello, I apologize for the 'English but use a translator, I read this topic, but I did not understand anything, I accidentally formatted my garmin nuvi 250 and I do not know what to do now in charge stops to load the maps and restart tell me what I can do thanks.
garmin nuvi 250 software 2.90 id 660 unit id 3354811956


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 15:49:06
Message:

Welcome mattiash. If you've formatted your 250 and do not have a complete backup of your unit then you are probably out of luck. Although it's possible to restore most of the files by connecting your Nuvi to a computer and running programs like Garmin's Webupdater, it is not possible to restore the map files to the GPS without purchasing then from Garmin or an authorized Garmin reseller.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 15:51:48
Message:

Hola mattiash, yo termine descartando el gps pero quizas te pueda ayudar para que pruebes con tu gps, la idea es actualizar el firmware del gps, tenes varios caminos si al conectar el gps tu pc lo reconoce lo actualizas desde el webupdater de garmin, si te lo reconoce la pc pero el webupdater no lo actualiza, usas un soft que se llama updater y un firmware .bin que podes descargar en este foro.
La dificultad ocurre cuando no lo reconoce la pc, entonces debes usar el mismo programa updater con un firmware .bin y para que el updater lo reconosca, debes conectar el gps a la pc y prender el gps y mantener el boton de encendido durante un periodo largo, apretas en el updater el boton autodetect hasta que aparezca tu gps, sin soltar el boton de power, cuando aparezca apretas ok en el updater y eso le va a enviar el firmware nuevo a tu gps. Espero que te resuelva el problema, saludos


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 17:27:56
Message:

The above translates to:

Mattiash Hello, I end up discarding the gps but maybe I can help you to try with your GPS, the idea is to update the firmware of the GPS, you got several ways to connect the gps if your pc recognizes it as upgrading from webupdater of garmin, if the pc will recognize it but the webupdater not updated, you use a software called firmware updater and a. bin that you can download from this forum.
The difficulty occurs when the pc does not recognize it, then you must use the same program with a firmware updater. Bin and for the updater Acknowledge what you need to connect the GPS to the PC and turn on the gps and hold the power button for a period long, squeeze it in the updater autodetect button until your GPS and hold the power button when it appears in the updater squeeze it ok and that you are sending the new firmware to your gps. I hope you resolve the problem, Greetings


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 21:36:33
Message:

webupdater recognizes, however, tells me the update file not found, I can update it with GUPDATE.GCD files from sd but when loading the maps after you restart what can I do.
please where can I find a firmware update and thanks firmware.bin


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 22:59:18
Message:

Hi, I launched this file 066001000260.rgn with update and now is the writing system software missing, then I launched this file 066001000260no_maps_noGPX.rgn update with this error but no update fileplease re.run updater from the command line and specify the directory containing the update etc.. as continuous


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 03 Aug 2012 23:15:37
Message:

if you give me an email i can send you the files i have including updater.exe


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 08:56:33
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by cesarolivera

if you give me an email i can send you the files i have including updater.exe


thanks, my email mirco.b.64@alice.it

restarts because there is no map


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 13:48:36
Message:

You trie to send a new map with mapsource?


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 14:59:36
Message:

quote:
Originally posted by cesarolivera

You trie to send a new map with mapsource?



mapsource does not detect the gps
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/515/mapsource.jpg/


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 15:19:55
Message:

Try downloading and copying to garmin folder, any file gmapprom.img, that is the file where pre programed maps are stored in the memory.


Reply author: mattiash
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 15:50:21
Message:

I copied the files on the sd gmapprom.img and saw all completed on the garmin gps but will restart in search of the map, you can send a map gmapprom.img


Reply author: NanaimoRick
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 16:12:30
Message:

All Garmin preinstalled map files are locked to a specific device so someone could not legally just send you a gmapprom.img file and expect it to work on your Nuvi. Although it maybe possible to obtain a working map file, it would not be possible without being in violation of copyright laws. Any discussion of trading maps and other illegal file copying is not permitted on this forum.


Reply author: cesarolivera
Replied on: 04 Aug 2012 16:51:51
Message:

Sorry


Reply author: bugraer_aslan
Replied on: 03 Nov 2012 08:52:48
Message:

hi neadrenalin,
i hope you are still memeber of this website. i need your help so much for my nuvi 250. it keeps restarting after "loading maps". i tried your last rgn but nevertheless it is still going on, please help. i know only you can help me, thank you in advance,


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