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I am not able to download european map of garmin into sd card

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I just downloaded an european map from emule, I transfered the file into the sd card, but it still does not work. What can I do?

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You are attempting to install illegally obtained software onto a Garmin unit and it won't work? That's because you need to contact Garmin and they will sell you an unlock registration number.

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