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g_alin Posted - 08 juil. 2009 : 04:40:28
This post is intended for firmware upgrades (original or custom).
As a general rule, this post will be updated (from time to time) to reflect latest documents (or versions).

Last update: Monday, Aug 08, 2011

Question 1: what devices can be upgraded?
Answer 1: (until now) this procedure was tested on Mio C220_NA; C320; C520_EEU; C520T_WEU
Tested performed by: Mio C220_NA (me),Mio C250_EEU (tgg2k) , Mio C520_EEU (asgaard: C520T_WEU (krisvw:, C320 (zeluis_cps:, C520T_WEU (PeterMJ:

Question 2: how can I upgrade the firmware?
Answer 2: There is a small utility that is able to activate the UPGRADE screen. This upgrade screen will provide you the possibility to upgrade two components: uboot and wince.
In this package you’ll find the documentation available to perform the upgrade.
- Menu structure can be found in file menu.txt (\SDCard\documents\menu.txt)
- Procedure (how to upgrade) can be found in file read-me.txt (\SDCard\documents\read-me.txt)

Question 3: How can I come back to my old firmware (if I don’t like this new firmware)?
Answer 3: After you performed the upgrade is recommended to left the UPGRADE screen activated for a period of time (days, weeks) until are you 100% sure that your device is stable. After that you can disable the UPGRADE screen.
The firmwares I have (so far) are:

C220_NA (R06.3.0165.0315) (better option than R06.3)
C220_NA (R08.3.0165.0611)
C220_RUS (R05.3.0171.0911)
C220_WEU (R04.3.0168.0316)
C220_WEU (R05.4.0168.0425)
C220_EEU (R02.3.0173.0608)
C220_EEU (MioMap2008?) (R02.0170_V2.00.0000)
C220_EEU (Turkey ONLY) (R04.3.0172.0911)
C220_RUS-rev.230 (R00.2.9952.0229.64Mb) (base on SMDK2443)

C230_EU MioMap2008 (C230.V1.10.0007)
C230_NA MioMap3.3 (R10.2.9941.0822.64MB)

C250_EEU (R03.3.0164.0416)
C250_EU (MioMap2008?) (R02.0164_v2.00.0000)
I am not sure, but the firmware from C250 may work on C250 Plus also (and vice versa)
C250_Plus_EU (R11.3.0160.1107)
C250_Plus_EU (R17.4.0160.0917) (better option than R11.3)

C320_NA (R40.3.9904.0720)
C320_WEU (R37.3.9926.0702)
C320_CHS (R02.3.9964.0511)

C320b_WEU (R01.3.9918.1017)

C520_WEU (R37.3.9931.0816)
C520_EEU (R02.3.9911.1018)
C520_EEUT (MioMap2008) (ROM_V1.00.0003)
C520_EEU_RUS (R45.3.9966.1010)
C520_EEU_RUS (R02.3.9834.0729) (traffic jams information over GPRS)
C520_EEU_HEBRAIC (R40.3.9932.0709)
C520_AUS (R39.3.9965.0801)
C520_AUS (R41.3.9965.1031)
C520_NA (R48.3.9937.1026)

C620_WEU (R06.3.9906.1106)

C720t_NA (R05.3.9905.0912)
C720_EEUT (R02.3.9913.1018)

C720b_EEU (R01.3.9977.0117)

Older series:
C310_ENG_EEU_RUS (R36F.3.1100.0702)

C510_ENG_EEU_RUS (R35F.3.126.0711)

C710_ENG_EUR (R33F.2.112.517)
backup -
C710_ENG (R30F.3.122.721)
C710_ENG_EU (NL) (R34F.3.112.928)

H610_NA (R38.2.0153.1010)
H610_WEU (R50.3.0150.1123)

Other Mio/Mitac Clones:
Clarion EZD580, it is marketed in Europe under the names Clarion Map780 and Clarion MAP680:
Clarion EZD580 (R10.4.1331.0512)

If you have a different firmware you need to back-up your wince. To do that, you need DiscRW utility.
If your device is unlocked and you can run applications on your PNA, try to use this DiskRW software:
1.Start DiskRW
2.Select from combo-box (close to 'Store:') -> SMFlash
3.Press '...' button and select 'Storage Card' (where to save your SMFlash.img); If '...' doesn't work you can write (using any keyboard you have) the name of the SDCard folder of your PNA (ex: \Storage Card\, \SDMMC\ ...)
4.Press 'Read' button. A Hourglass will appear and it will take approx. 30 sec.
If the above application doesn't work, you should contact me to (on this thread) to fins a solution. Because every device is different I can’t give you a DiskRW custom made for your model.

For wince 4.2: you can use also bkondisk.exe ( For more info check:

Question 4: I lost 'My Flash Disk' can I recover it with this procedure?
Answer 4: Yes. You have to use 'wince by USB (Format)' to format your 'My Flash Disk'.
WARNING: ALL THE INFORMATION FROM “MY FLASH DISK” WILL BE LOST (and there is nothing you can do to save it).

Question 5: There is anything else that I should know?
Answer 5: Yes. There are no warranties what so ever; so all you do is on your own risk. Anyway I can tell you that I uploaded on my GPS (C220_NA) many not compatible firmwares. I wouldn’t recommend you to do that until you really know what you are doing. If you check the firmware before and is using the same SMFlash memory area, like your device, (theoretically) there is no risk. But like I said: DON’T TRY THAT (unless you really know what you’re doing).

Those Q/A will cover most of the questions, but if you have other questions (or any advice) please let me know. When other firmware will be available I will update this post.

Custom firmware (usually ‘custom’ stands for ‘changed’ - aka ROM cooking).
software need it to change a firmware: ROMMasterCE5 (v.1.9.9) -

1. This is based on ROM R08.3 (NA) and has the explorer (taskbar) added. (doesn't work with C250!)
Known bugs:
- There is a file 'desktop.ini' on every folder (from the GPS) – including Desktop.
- The menu 'send to Desktop as a shortcut' is not working.

2. This is based on ROM R08.3 (NA) and has the explorer (taskbar) and all office components added. (doesn’t work with C250!)
Known bugs:
- There is a file 'desktop.ini' on every folder (from the GPS) – including Desktop.
- The menu 'send to Desktop as a shortcut' is not working.

3. This is based on ROM R08.3 (NA) and has the explorer (taskbar) and all office components added. Has a Navigator.lnk shortcut from Desktop to \My Flash Disk\MioMap\Miomap\Miomap.exe. If you have, more than one, navigation software you can place a script there - using mortscript switch command; to be able to start any of those applications. Also previous version has the FSRAMPERCENT to small -> was increased to 1.5M (doesn’t work with C250!)
Known bugs:
- There is a file 'desktop.ini' on every folder (from the GPS) – including Desktop.
- The menu 'send to Desktop as a shortcut' is not working.
- Taskbar is on top of the navigation software. FIX: Start \ Settings \ Taskbar and Start Menu -> CHECK Auto hide

A second (more complicated option) that will help you to recover MioC320 (probably also C520 and C720) is JTAG recovery:
This method can be used also for GWES error at start up or 'only orage screen' at start up ... or other type of malfunctions.

With srelioskoz help we have a recovery method also for Moov series :)


" ... most probably is data corruption into bootloader blocks. I would say that pin9 unlock will always produce somewhere on nand data corruption. The bad luck is when that "somewhere" happens to be in bootloader area..."

1)how to upgrade mio moov firmware


download this file and put it in your sd card (this is for mio moov 360 if you have another mio moov you must rename the folder)
Moov 150 - European: Cobia_300L_32, North American: Cobia_300L_32_NA, Australian: Cobia_300L_32_AU
Moov 200 - European: Cobia_300_32, North American: Cobia_300_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_300_32_AU
Moov 200u - European: Cobia_300_64, North American: Cobia_300_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_300_64_AU
Moov 210 - European: Cobia_T300_32, North American: Cobia_T300_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_T300_32_AU
Moov 300 - European: Cobia_400_64, North American: Cobia_400_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_400_64_AU
Moov 310 - European: Cobia_T400_64, North American: Cobia_T400_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_T400_64_AU
Moov 330 - European: Cobia_410_64, North American: Cobia_410_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_410_64_AU
Moov 360 - European: Cobia_420_64, North American: Cobia_420_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_420_64_AU
Moov 370 - European: Cobia_T420_64, North American: Cobia_T420_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_T420_64_AU
Moov 500 - European: Cobia_500_64, North American: Cobia_500_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_500_64_AU
Moov 500 R2 - European: Cobia500R2, North American: Cobia500R2_NA, Australian: Cobia500R2_AU
Moov 510 - European: Cobia_T500_64, North American: Cobia_T500_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_T500_64_AU
Moov 560 - European: Cobia_520_64, North American: Cobia_520_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_520_64_AU
Moov 580 - European: Cobia_T550_64, North American: Cobia_T550_64_NA, Australian: Cobia_T550_64_AU

when you start up your mio this program will start by it self and will ask you if you want USERMODE or SUPERMODE
choose USERMODE and OK to all it ask you.
then put power button to reset position and on again
your mio moov will start with blue upgrade screen.

download the firmware of your mio and put the files winceimg.cks and winceimg.bin in your sd card (use small cards 128M -> 1G)
startup your mio and you can see blue upgrade screen
touch on screen and choose
0=wince upgrade and put power button to off and then to on position
0=wince by sd/mmc (format) off and then on
mio moov will start the upgrade firmware
when it finish restart your mio without sd card and connect it to pc
open mio more desktop and write again mio map program and the map.
then put the power button to reset position and put the power button to on position
when you see the black screen with firmware of your mio ,push inside the sd card
your mio will ask you if you want USERMODE or SUPERMODE ... choose SUPERMODE and ok to all it ask you

this is the firmware for mio moov 330 europe

firmware of moov 360 europe

firmware of mio 300 europe

2)How to repair your mio if no connection with pc
look this video to found how to make mio moov upgrade screen

look this video how to open mio moov application

look this link .on 4 page you can see the pinout of cobia electronic part (memory IC)

- Old version (ITS NOT WORKING FOR COBIA_300_32)
first put the sd card in to mio
1)put the power button to RESET position
2)carefully connect the wire as you see on the picture
3)put the power button to ON position
4)you will see the blue screen
5)take the wire from the connect
6)if you want the normal screen put again the power switch to RESET position
7)if you want to make a selection when you have blue screen, touch on screen and then put the power button to OFF and then ON position

- New version (ITS WORKING FOR COBIA_300_32) - confirmed only by srelioskoz
1) first make a short between pin 12(vcc)and pin 19 (write protect). IC name should be something with K9GAG08U0M ... with 48 pins
2) then put the power button from RESET to ON for 4-5 seconds
3) then put the power to RESET
4) then make a short between pin 9 and GND and put power button to ON. GND its any metal used for shielding ...
FINALLY: then you see the blue screen.
5)if you want to make a selection when you have blue screen, touch on screen and then put the power button to OFF and then ON position

download the firmware of your mio and put the files winceimg.cks and winceimg.bin in your sd card
with blue upgrade screen touch on screen and choose
0=wince upgrade and put power button to off and then to on position
0=wince by sd/mmc (format) off then on
mio moov will start the upgrade firmware
when it finish restart your mio and connect it to pc
open MioMore Desktop and write again mio map program and the map.

i d like to say thanks to g_alin for his help

Moov firmware (some new devices don't have Recovery CD - in that case you should copy all data from \My Flash Disk folder before upgrade)

Moov150_EU (Cobia_300L_32) (ROM_V1.00.0024) (not confirmed)

Moov200_EU N177 (ROM_V1.00.0030)
Moov200_EU (Greece) (Cobia_300_32) (ROM_V1.00.0019)
Moov200_EEU (Cobia_300_32) (ROM_V1.00.0028)
Moov200u_FEU (Cobia300_R07_0201 RAM64 MLC 2G) (ROM_V1.00.0018)
Moov200u_EEU (Cobia_300_32) (ROM_V1.00.0018)
Moov200u_EEU_NEW_VERSION (Cobia300R2_32M_R04_0827 MLC 2G) (ROM_V1.00.0018)
Moov200_???_(Cobia_300R2_32_N206_T300.R2.32) (ROM_V1.00.0004)
Moov200_???_(Cobia_300R2_32_N206_T300.R2.32) (ROM_V1.00.0007)

Moov300_AU (ROM_410R2.V1.00.0010)

Moov310_NA (ROM_COBIAT400.V1.00.0015)

Moov330_EU (ROM_V1.00.0019)
Moov330_EU (ROM_V1.00.0028)
Moov330_EEU (ROM_V1.00.0000)
Moov330_CHN_Cobia_410R2 (ROM_V1.00.0013)

Moov360_EU (ROM_V1.00.0021)

Moov370_EU(N179) (ROM_V1.00.0019_Cobia_T420_64_V_5.50.0212)
Moov370_CH (ROM_v1.00.0028)

Moov500R2_EU (ROM_T510R2.V1.00.0003)_Poland
Moov500R2_EU (ROM_T510R2.V1.00.0004)
Moov500R2_EU (ROM_T510R2.V1.00.0004)_Poland
Moov500R2_EU (ROM_T510R2.V1.00.0010)
Moov500R2_EU (ROM_T510R2.V1.00.0010)_Poland
Moov500R2_NA (ROM_500R2NA.V1.9540.0012)

Moov560R2_EU (ROM_T550R2.V1.00.0003)

Moov S401(N245)_EU (ROM_R04.00.0657.STF128M)

MoovS501_NA (ROM_SEEKER.R11.00.0657.STF128M)

MoovS505_EU (ROM_SEEKER.R16.00.0773.STF128M)
MoovS505_EU (ROM_SEEKER.R12.00.0669.STF128M)

MoovS568_EU (ROM_SEEKER.R20.00.0844.STF128M)

Moov_M300(N254)_EU_Croatia (ROM_R02.00.0766.STF64M)
Moov_M300(N254)_EU_Poland (ROM_R02.00.0766.STF64M)
Moov_M300(N254)_EU (ROM_R02.00.0766.STF64M)

MoovM400_NA (ROM_R09.00.0896.STF64M)
MoovM400 (ROM_R03.00.0775.STF64M)
MoovM400 Plus FEU (ROM_R09.00.0930.64M)

Custom/Recovery firmwares (Those firmwares have AppStartupPri.exe replaced with fileManCE.exe):
Moov200u_FEU (Cobia300_R07_0201 RAM64 MLC 2G) (ROM_V1.00.0018)
Moov310_NA (ROM_COBIAT400.V1.00.0015)
Moov500_EU (ROM_COBIAT510R2.V1.00.0010)
M series has also the appstartupsec.ini ...
Moov_M400 (ROM_R03.00.0775.STF64M)

Not confirmed ! Should be Moov but the software ask for Navman: (use it carefull ....)
Moov_M300(N254)- Ex Yugoslavia 'Adriatic'(ROM_R00.00.1029.64M)

For the spirit (MIO Moov S568), after flashing the firmware, the software can be reinstalled with the current latest version downloadable at:

For the Moov 370, after flashing the firmware, the software can be reinstalled with the current latest version downloadable at:

Other ROMS

Navman M300 (ROM_R02.00.0766.STF64M)

NAVMAN S30 (ROM_S30.V1.00.0004)
NAVMAN S50 (ROM_S50.V1.00.0016)
NAVMAN S55 (ROM_S55.V1.00.0005)
NAVMAN S75 (ROM_V1.00.0002)
NAVMAN S80 (ROM_S80.v1.50.0011)
NAVMAN S90i (ROM_S90i.v1.00.0019)

Medion P4420 (ROM_MDPNAP4420TR12)

Navman F200T (ROM_F200T.V1.00.0000)

banneris reported (page 121) reported a Moov_M400 recovery (with wrong paths.xml configuration), switching RESET button ...

1. I emptied battery completely (If device is working you may turn on route simulation)
2. Connect Mio with USB cable with PC, with switch on RESET position
3. Now comes a series of fast switching ON/OFF, do it couple of times but make sure the screen is on during your switch is off, it takes about a second then turn the switch ON, then OFF, then ON ....
4. Why? Well I am not sure in this but it behaves similar as you turn your PC on and then hit the brake button.
5. How long? Well, in my case, until you reach the point when your PC recognize the device. The moment takes a second and disappears, but if you are lucky and catch the moment, your Mio screen will be frozen but you'll see the device mounted!!! Then you may fix paths.xml or whatever you did before...

btw I dont think that the bat should be empty.... nonsense I know... I hope it will work for some of you...
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wongsen Posted - 11 févr. 2015 : 17:30:29
Originally posted by ablbd


Hi, ablbd

I've use DNW utility to transmit the bin file back into my device,
and it worked fine currently

Thank you very much!!!
ablbd Posted - 11 févr. 2015 : 06:41:37
wongsen Posted - 07 févr. 2015 : 11:43:14
Hi g_alin,

You've helped to many of members,
I am newbie at the froum and looking forward to your help.
My decice is Mio C720 region is taiwan, firmware ver.R47.3.9922.0914,
I did back-up use the "DiscRW" utility and got the native SMFlash image file before,
Now I need to restore back to my device, but I don't know how to extract bin file from this img file, Can You help me or tell me how to do it?

I did upload my back-up img files here: "".

Thank you.

ablbd Posted - 08 oct. 2014 : 06:16:15
Still not the right driver as it must show "SEC SOC Test Board" or "SEC SOC SMDK Board". Use another USB slot on your XP and install secusb2.inf driver manually. Don't forget: in order to install driver, previously select in blue screen one of "upgrade ... by usb" menu items. Warning: don't ever use "format" option from blue screen!!!

Driver has nothing to do with dnw doanload address setting.
PIFOUGPS Posted - 06 oct. 2014 : 21:51:08
Thank you, but when I update with this driver, xp says than I already have the latest version and the MIO appears as "Microsoft USB Sync" then it is detected by XP correctly but when I want to use DNW I always have "Can't open usb device". I previously tested with :
*USB Download Driver (Windows)
*WinCE USB Driver (Windows)
*DNW Download Tool (Windows)

May be the USB address is wrong, how can I find the good usb adress to enter ? I tested Ox30000000, OxC000000 but same result :-(
ablbd Posted - 06 oct. 2014 : 19:44:11
Drivers won't work on win8, must do this on Win XP; I uploaded here some versions of DNW, use 1.01. Normally, after selecting "upgrade wince by usb" and driver manually installed, DNW will show USB-OK and you can proceed with download.
PIFOUGPS Posted - 06 oct. 2014 : 06:53:37
Thank you for your answer, but it s what i did, i can see it on the device manager but i don t know if DNW drivers are working with win8pro64 which install its own drivers, and i still have the problem with xp, what is the name of the device once the DNW are installed ? Do you have a link to download working drivers because i m not sure that mine are working :-/
ablbd Posted - 06 oct. 2014 : 06:34:22
You have to install drivers from dnw folder: select from menu upgrade by usb, usb device will show up in device manager. Here you have to update manually driver with the one(s) came with DNW.
PIFOUGPS Posted - 04 oct. 2014 : 08:58:57
I installed drivers on XP and on WIN8PRO64 netbook, both recognize the M405 which display usb connected n its blue screen but on Windows, DNW.exe "can't find the device" even with adresse 0xC000000 or 0x30000000 I still have [COM:X][USB:X][ADDR:0x30000000] as if it was not recognized as usb port number.
I have the wince.bin file, all the material but I can't write it on my M400, what to do ?
PIFOUGPS Posted - 03 oct. 2014 : 23:55:35
Hi, My Mio Moov M400 can not connect anymore after modifying with primo, primo is launching at startup directly and i can't see my M400 on my PC, I opened it to connect pin9 to ground and now I have the blu menu but I don't know what is the good choice to only connect to my PC in order to restablish the original files I backup on my PC before primo upgrade. Can you help me ?
Help :'(
s.retuerto Posted - 30 juil. 2014 : 12:34:04
Hello, I have a problem with my device.
It is a Mio Moov 200 and when I have tried to put a menu to install another browser I think that I unfourtunately deleted some file that the system needs to start and it didn't start. An error window appeared that said that the system couldn't find a file. And also the device didn't connect with the computer via usb.
I have tried with two methods:
1.- With the pins of the ON/OFF/RESET button, but the system didn't change.
2.- With the pin 9. This time the system has changed. Now the system loads until the orange window but it stops.
I have tried to upgrade the system but I haveen't found my firmware, it is a Cobia 300 WWE, so I have followed the instructions of the forum and I have downloaded the Cobia 420_64 but the system doesn`t start and I have put it in my sdcard in the Cobia_300_32 folder but the device doesn't start with any program, only the orange window.
Can you help me please? How can I recover my device?
Thank you very much.
konrad509 Posted - 24 juin 2014 : 19:12:11
Hi. I once changed firmware and installed MioMap2008 on my MioC250. Now I wanted to change it back, so followed instructions on this site. I managed to install old firmware, but I can't install navigation software itself. My PC doesn't see neither flash disk nor memory card.
dogfoodc Posted - 10 févr. 2014 : 05:43:24
Can some one help me have c520 unable to get flash back deleted and screwed up need step by step .thanks
ablbd Posted - 09 janv. 2014 : 22:41:32
Spirit 480 is a pretty strange device due to the fact that are spread around several hardware and software versions of it: equipped with iNand(SD chip) or standard Nand. The ones booting from standard Nand have at least 2 wince versions. The situation is even more complicated by the fact it that does not have SD slot and is equipped wint an ARM11 core (S5P6443). Wince upgrade through SD is less restrictive then DNW upgrade because DNW is sending only the image and/or region, so the bootloader will calculate checksum(s) and will compare them with the internally stored checksum values. As far as I know from datasheets and my own experience with a Spirit 480, all Samsung ARM11 cores are seen on jtag as 2 devices: closest to TDO lays a so-called ETB (Embedded Trace Buffer, IRLen=4), then comes the actual ARM11 core (IRLen=5). Is not an easy task to handle such a device on jtag and no free software will work on LPT interface except (maybe) Open OCD... I managed to load, run and communicate with a specially conceived "driver" in order to perform read/write operations on Nand but I used a "clever" USB dongle equipped with a 32bit MCU/64MB RAM together with an own software to handle this dongle. Shortly: I can access the blue screen but I don't have the right wince for this device. In case that yours is equipped with iNand then is even more complicated to unlock the upgrade menu but most probably will work the package posted by apick1.
apick1 Posted - 08 janv. 2014 : 14:30:53
Originally posted by neriokas103

Help I need Mio Spirit 480 rom

You could try the enclosed

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