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UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP   

Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby cosworth89 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:26 pm

Will this work with Garmin Nuvi 860t? also where do i get the maps from? im looking for the latest european map as this one has never been updated, thanks :)
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby OldMan0815 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:01 pm

Ok, I just saw the same problems on a friends computer. Took his GPSmap64 to my computer and everything works fine. Since he was unable to fullfill the first steps it might be a difference within the tools used.
I'm using imgTool 1.9.4 and gimgunlock.exe with a file date 17.07.2014. I was unable to see what file version it is.
It could also be a problem with the virus protection or the operating system. Try to disable the virus protection before changing the img-file. And I have Win7 as OS, maybe a newer OS could be the problem?
No further idea right now, sorry.
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby sefkerin » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:50 am

I have Garmin dezl 570 LMT with the US, Canada and Mexico maps and I need to install Europe maps, is this possible? and if it is how?
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby kardzzz » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:28 am

sefkerin wrote:I have Garmin dezl 570 LMT with the US, Canada and Mexico maps and I need to install Europe maps, is this possible? and if it is how?


- With a empty sdcard make a folder 'GARMIN' and placed inside the unlocked image file for Europe.
- Boot your satnav and see if it reads.
If its still locked your unit may have the latest protection so follow post #29 by @OldMan0815 and run the img through gimgtools 0.03 and then set the codepade to 1252 using ImgTool 1.9x
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby sefkerin » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:03 am

Thank you.
Just to be sure, is that mean that my device will work with EU maps? Can I delete USA, Can, Mexico maps and will my device work then ?
I need that for Truck mode.

Thank you again.
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby kardzzz » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:13 am

sefkerin wrote:Thank you.
Just to be sure, is that mean that my device will work with EU maps? Can I delete USA, Can, Mexico maps and will my device work then ?
I need that for Truck mode.

Thank you again.


dont delete the NA and mex maps. The unit reads maps in the internal card and SD card so if you have a 16/32gb SDcard you can put europe maps inside. I name my maps on the sdcard 'gmapsupp-{map_region}-{map_version}.img'
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby sefkerin » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:04 am

Not vorking :( maps locked
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby gilacha » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:59 pm

If you need to unlock any Garmin protected Device see this post...

http://rincon-it.tk/2016/03/16/unlock-protected-garmin-nuvi-device/

It was very helpful for me... after waste a lot of time UNLOCKING MAPS new garmin device still saying "CANT UNLOCK MAPS"... WTF!!!

Then , reading (wasting lot of time) I see that recentrly selled Garmin devices have a protected Firmware, that need no to be flashed to accept unlocked maps...

Tkanks at all!!
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby kolokythas » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:42 pm

gilacha wrote:If you need to unlock any Garmin protected Device see this post...

http://rincon-it.tk/2016/03/16/unlock-protected-garmin-nuvi-device/

It was very helpful for me... after waste a lot of time UNLOCKING MAPS new garmin device still saying "CANT UNLOCK MAPS"... WTF!!!

Then , reading (wasting lot of time) I see that recentrly selled Garmin devices have a protected Firmware, that need no to be flashed to accept unlocked maps...

Tkanks at all!!

Use the patch software !
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby jepoyaki » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:20 pm

HI I have unlocked my map,

but still my nuvicam doesn't recognize it, it still says "CANNOT UNLOCK MAPS" but the maps are already unlocked, can anybody help me what to do?
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby jepoyaki » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:18 pm

I can't seem to find the link download for alpha.gcd
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby Morgan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:26 am

Use the patch software !
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby Morgan » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:31 am

jepoyaki wrote:I can't seem to find the link download for alpha.gcd


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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby sandertjep » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:35 pm

Great forum - have learned lots of things so far about my new nuvi 2689.

But can someone please explain how to "patch the firmware" in order to accept unlocked maps?
As the PGFT states the IMG is not locked, but the nuvi says it is.

What do I do with the "gupdate.gcd" file?
Also I can't seem to access the device properly with "garmin.express", as everything seems to be managed by this. Downloading new software is done by "express"

Thanks.
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Re: UNLOCKING ANY GARMIN MAP

Postby Capo » Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:45 pm

Morgan, I think it will be a great idea to create a full tutorial for all members... :023:

Morgan wrote:
sandertjep wrote:What do I do with the "gupdate.gcd" file?
Thanks.

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