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    Default Accidentally flashed Garmin Nuvi 2460LT and now I can't see the road layout

    Hello experts,

    I am GPS newbie and recently I started using a Garmin Nuvi 2460LT GPS navigator.

    I tried to update it with Open Street Maps and instead of formatting the SD-card I inserted in it, I accidentally formatted the internal storage of the Garmin Nuvi 2460LT!! :-(

    As silly as it may sound, it happened to me - I tried to fix it over the weekend, but I got most of it working - loaded maps, installed Traffic subscription etc.

    Now, I can search for a destination and the devices routes it, however, there is no road/map layout available whatsover. Please have a look at the attached pic.

    I tried to do the following but couldn't get the map/road layout to work:

    1. Hard reset
    2. Used webupdater to update the device
    3. Updated to latest firmware using Garmin Express

    So, please can someone help me fix it?

    Kind regards,
    Naga
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    Last edited by wizdon; 11th July 2016 at 09:26.

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    Add a basemap from here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Basemaps are not added by GarminExpress if missing.
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    Thanks a ton for that! Please can you tell me how I can load it? Thanks.

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    Just copy the gmapbmap.img into the 2460's hidden .System folder. If you can't see it in Windows, follow this:

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    Thanks. At the moment, I have copied the updated maps (*.iso) file into the Map directory that I created. Is there a better place for that to store?

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    Garmin maps are in *.img format only. What do you mean about copying an *.iso? Your 2460 can see a detail map as an IMG file with <any_name> in the Map folder, or gmapsupp.img or gmapprom.img etc. in .System folder.
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    Sorry, I meant *.img. I have managed to load multiple map files by naming them gmapsupp1.img and gmapsupp2.img and I left them in the Map directory.

    I have managed to copy the basemap file as you have suggested above and I managed to get the maps working!

    Thanks a lot for that!!

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    Like i said "anyname" will work for img files in Map folder. You can use descriptive naming such as OSM_EU.img or CNNT_NA.img. You're sorted now, so thread marked "SOLVED".
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