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    Default Garmin Nuvi 205 - problem getting device to recognize latest TSM2012.30

    Hi all - I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to load the latest (unlocked) TSM2012.30 map into my Nuvi 205.

    I've tried to install both within the unit and also onto the microSD card. I've tried creating new folders (garmin, MAP etc.), and changing the name from gmapprom to gmapsupp etc. but all to no avail.

    I've never had any difficulties loading these maps into my 1490T and I'm wondering if the problem stems from the fact that the 205 was bought in Thailand (presumably has Thai firmware) and the 1490T was bought in the UK?
    A side issue is that when I try to update the 205 firmware I get the message "firmware is up to date" even though the device is 2 yrs old and has never been updated.

    Can anyone throw any light on these issues? - I apologize if this isn't the correct forum but I have searched this website for related threads and can find none!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootist View Post
    Hi all - I've been trying, unsuccessfully, to load the latest (unlocked) TSM2012.30 map into my Nuvi 205.

    I've tried to install both within the unit and also onto the microSD card. I've tried creating new folders (garmin, MAP etc.), and changing the name from gmapprom to gmapsupp etc. but all to no avail.
    Your 205 cannot use a folder named Map the way your 1490T can. In the 205 all maps go in Garmin folder, in root of either the unit or sd card.

    In the unit Garmin folder, the following detail map names will work: gmapprom.img ; gmapprom1.img & gmapsupp.img. A possibility that gmapoem.img maybe will work in there too.

    In the SD Garmin folder, only gmapsupp.img will work for sure, but after recent US/EU fw update, gmapsup1.img also works in the sd. Maybe it will work also if you have TH device & fw.

    If your TSM map still won't work, check it with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for errors and correct unlocking. Or just run an unlocker on it to be sure it's unlocked, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    BTW, best to have 'unofficial' unlocked maps on an sd imo, that way if things go wrong just take out the card and the unit will function normally.

    ...... I've never had any difficulties loading these maps into my 1490T and I'm wondering if the problem stems from the fact that the 205 was bought in Thailand (presumably has Thai firmware) and the 1490T was bought in the UK?
    A side issue is that when I try to update the 205 firmware I get the message "firmware is up to date" even though the device is 2 yrs old and has never been updated.
    To check your fw version: Tools > Settings > System > About. There you can see what fw version is loaded and check that against the latest version available from Garmin.

    .......... Can anyone throw any light on these issues? - I apologize if this isn't the correct forum but I have searched this website for related threads and can find none! .....
    Search is your friend, all the info i've given above is available on this forum. Here's a good place to start: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and all the tools are here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Good luck!
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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] should make their first post as a new Intro Thread in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

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    @Shootist I moved your previous post in the right thread
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    Please dont double post and dont open new threads for questions about already posted stuffs.
    Check my reply too in the linked thread and follow Neil's good avices
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