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You can find information about unlocking maps for garmin nuvi satnavs at http://www.fixya.com/support/r6197735-no_detailed_maps_found_support_routing
There may be more information there than you need so you can start at paragraph 2

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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I have lost all UK & Europe mapping - except for major roads. This was initially built in to unit. Have SD card for Australia & New Zealand - this works fine.


The maps are stored in specific mapset files with *.img extension in the flash memory of the GPS unit. Each mapset file contains one or many maps in it. Beside that, the Garmin GPS navigator can also recognise and load up one additional mapset file from SD card residing in the "Garmin" folder and named as "gmapsupp.img".

Here are the mapset files supported by Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS navigator:
  • gmapbmap.img - the default base map
  • gmapprom.img - the primary mapset
  • gmapprom1.img - the secondary mapset
  • gmapoem.img - the OEM mapset that cannot be unselect by user (if it exist)
  • gmapsupp.img - the supplemental mapset which you can have one in the GPS flash memory and another one in the attached SD card.
Therefore, the Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS supports up to 6 mapset files, including 1 in SD card. Normally new maps installed by the user will be stored in gmapsupp.img.

You will lost all the maps in the previous mapset file if it is overwritten by a new file with same filename. If you want to keep the existing maps, ensure that you store the mapset file with an unused filename (from the 5 filenames above). Alternatively, you can make use of special tools to merge new maps into existing mapset file.

You can view the name of your base map in Tools > Settings > System > About > Basemap.

You can view the name of maps in the other mapset files in Tools > Settings > Map > Map Info. There, you can tell the GPS to load the map by checking on its name, or not to use the map by unchecking it.

In case there are 2 or more non-overlaping maps available for the same location, the map with the highest priority number (defined in the map itself) will be used by the GPS.

Note that certain map which are locked by vendor need a 25 bytes unlock key stored in a *.unl file in the same folder and with the same name as the mapset file where the locked map is stored in.

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Mar 13, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Waiting for GPS comes up when I try to get directions, it never loads


what are you using for gps? ovi maps? garmin? google maps?

i suggest installing google maps to see if your gps is working alright.

then check in phone settings to ensure that gps positioning method is enabled for 'built-in gps' and 'assisted gps', thereafter check positioning server is set to 'supl.nokia.com'.

normal lock time is around 5-30seconds with E71 GPS with A-GPS on; anything more than that i'd attribute it to a faulty built-in gps unit.

let me know if it works.

Jan 26, 2011 | Nokia E71 Smartphone

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How do I download maps of Great Britain for my Binetone G350?


maps are only avail from the maker of the GPS, trying to use any other map updates can and many times does lock up the GPS, the maps cost about $125.00 USD's

Jun 05, 2010 | GPS

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My sgh-i617 gps is locked, to force you into downloading maps


Remove the battery for sometime and then reinsert it and power on the device. I do not know what maps you are using. I would recommend google maps v 3.2. Download it from maps.google.com or from m.google.com/maps.

Oct 30, 2009 | Samsung BlackJack II Smartphone

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Euor maps say locked when i put sd card in sat nav


You have a "LOCKED" Gps....... you need to unlock it.

Sep 01, 2009 | MyGuide 3100 GPS Receiver

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Free map update


no such thing!

All mapos carry a licence fee and will vary depending on brand.
Garmin are usually $US150 for USA andCanada
anyone offering free maps is a pirate and it may cost you your GPS if you use such maps Security tages now lock GPS that people try to use Pirated maps on Unlock fee is expensive plus the risk of couyrt action for piracy

Jul 27, 2009 | Garmin North America GPS Map Update Maps...

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GARMIN


Each map is locked to the unit serial number. The only way to get the map to work on another unit is to buy the maps and register the map serial number and you will receive a unlock code from garmin.

Go to the following link to unlock the map
https://my.garmin.com/mygarmin/marketing/unlock.htm

May 22, 2008 | Garmin nuvi 350 GPS Receiver

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Garmin gps map updates


Unlocking garmin software and maps is very simple - you only need Unical ID you device and SD-card where is you locked maps. Install in keygen and unlock you maps.

If you need help or professional GPS-consultation or unlock you PNA, update navigation maps - please ask
http://www.goodslowprice.com/en/unlock.htm


Apr 27, 2008 | GPS

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Cant unlock maps


What is the Garmin 510 that can't unlock maps stating exactly? And to Nici07 who said, "Need to unlock device", are you referring to a PIN lock or locked maps?

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