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    Post HOW TO REVERT A US-GARMIN (nuvi 1450 or other 1xxxx) INTO A EU-GARMIN UNIT

    HOW TO REVERT A US-GARMIN (nuvi 1450 or other 1xxxx or even other older GARMIN units) TO A EU-GARMIN UNIT
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    Hi, I have a GARMIN Nuvi 1450 bought in the USA i.e. US+Canada maps installed by default. This Nuvi will never be used in the USA/Canada so I need to change the installed maps with the Garmin CT EU 2011.40 NT (FULL+UNLOCKED) and not to install them on an external SD card.

    The procedure I plan to use is the following:
    1) Update the firmware by running webupdater (done-Updated to version 5.20)
    2) Full backup (with hidden/system files too) to my PC HDDrive (Done -OK)
    3) Install the US map on a SD card - This step is to ensure that the maps are working with no problem)(*) - It has been done and works fine!

    Next steps to follow (Here I need your experience and expertise)
    4) Replace the following files of (US) with the respective (EU)

    FILES IN .SYSTEM folder:

    4a) 006D135900.gpi (size: 1.159.063) I have no idea what this file is, so I'll leave it as it is - if you know pls tell me!!!
    4b) fs_image.ver (size: 14) same as above
    4c) gmapbmap.img (size: 51.019.776) Since this is the base(global) map-I will leave it
    4d) gmapbmap.sum (size: 416) Check-sum for the base(global) map-I will leave it
    4e) gmapprom.img (size: 1.223.983.104) REPLACE WITH gmapprom.img (size:2.168.640) of the CT EU 2011.40 XT
    4f) gmapprom.sum (size: 416) - Since this is the check-sum file for the US detail map I plan to delete it, hoping that the s/w will rebuilt it for the EU map...
    4g) gmaptz.img (size: 605.184) Time-Map, I will leave it.
    4h) gmaptz.sum (size: 416) Check-sum for the Time-map, I will leave it.
    4i) Locales.xml (size: 71.846) I will leave it
    4j) TrafficProvider.xml (size: 245.239) This file was _added_ after the last s/w update (step 1), I believe it has to do with TMC, I will leave it.

    5) I have some other maps from the EU 2011.40 XT SET. They are the following:
    5a) gmaptz.img (size: 606.208) Perhaps I will replace the gmaptz.img installed in the Garmin because this file (of EU map set) is bigger (than the similar of US-installed) but I think it is not that important.
    5b) gmap3d.img (size: 378.496) This is the 3D-EU map which will be installed in other GPS like the 755. The 1450 does not support 3d-mapping, I'll leave
    5c) D2504030A.jcv (size: 681.441) Junction view file. I will put it in the folder .system\jvc after I will have deleted all the contents of this folder: D1279060A.img and D1279060.sum (US-junction view file and its checksum file)
    5d) D2331040A.G2S (size: 308.421.696) Any idea what this file is and where to put it? (it seems it must be put in ".system/g2s/" folder)
    5e) SQLite folder with:

    .System\SQLite\D233000.db (size: 166.690.816)
    .System\SQLite\local_poi.db (size: 18.432)
    .System\SQLite\mlg_history.db (size: 4.096)
    .System\SQLite\pre.db (size: 9.216)
    .System\SQLite\system.db (size: 2.048)

    Any idea what these files are? The files in the GPS unit (w/US Map installed) are:
    .System\SQLite\local_poi.db (size: 13.312)
    .System\SQLite\mlg_history.db (size: 4.096)
    .System\SQLite\system.db (size: 2.048)

    I suspect that they are Points of Interest (POI) for the US so perhaps they need replacement with the above BUT the POI, I thought, were included in the *.img map or I miss something?- please inform...!

    6) After copying the above files I will make a bit-compare of these files with the ones tested in the SD card (*)

    (*) steps 3) and 6) are to ensure that the copied files are ok and no problem will appear because of "bad" file-copying

    7) Turn-off unit, Remove the SD card, reboot and PRAY to work.

    8) If everything goes well, the next step will be to add an UNLOCKED Greek map with Greek fonts for use only in Greece
    I will name the map gmapsupp.img and put it in the root directory [or in "Root\MAP\" folder with any name *.img e.g. GreekMap.img (ONLY for 1xxx units)]

    9) Next step to add Safety/radar cameras by copying respective files in POI folder (according to instructions of the respective file)

    The experts of the forum are asked: Do you agree with this procedure or I will mess it up?

    Thanks in advance. I will inform you about the results and then you can post it as a tutorial - this is the reason of writing so many details.

    George
    Last edited by georgev; 18th April 2011 at 09:10.

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    SQLite folder - It stores .db files : Traffic trends, ecoRoute,myTrends and some user's strings. To read these files you can use a SQLite client.
    you can read a complete explanation [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I move your post in Firmwares section
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    Quote Originally Posted by catymag View Post
    SQLite folder - It stores .db files : Traffic trends, ecoRoute,myTrends and some user's strings. To read these files you can use a SQLite client.
    you can read a complete explanation [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    I move your post in Firmwares section
    No problem with your moving of my post, I will STUDY the SQLite link later but I was expecting an answer on:

    "....
    The experts of the forum are asked: Do you agree with this procedure or I will mess it up?
    ...."

    Do you agree with my plan or you wish me "good luck" smiling about the crash I will cause??
    I need to increase my confidence level before this attempt...

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    first read
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    FILES IN .SYSTEM folder:

    4a) 006D135900.gpi (size: 1.159.063) I have no idea what this file is, so I'll leave it as it is - if you know pls tell me!!!
    POI files - stored custom POI and travel guide files. These files are with .GPI extensions. It is ok to delete these files if you are sure you don't want them
    4b) fs_image.ver (size: 14) same as above
    sorry I donnow , leave it
    4c) gmapbmap.img (size: 51.019.776) Since this is the base(global) map-I will leave it
    correct
    4d) gmapbmap.sum (size: 416) Check-sum for the base(global) map-I will leave it
    You can delete, it's related at map update- not necessary
    4e) gmapprom.img (size: 1.223.983.104) REPLACE WITH gmapprom.img (size:2.168.640) of the CT EU 2011.40 XT
    correct
    4f) gmapprom.sum (size: 416) - Since this is the check-sum file for the US detail map I plan to delete it, hoping that the s/w will rebuilt it for the EU map...
    delete (same as above)
    4g) gmaptz.img (size: 605.184) Time-Map, I will leave it.
    Correct
    4h) gmaptz.sum (size: 416) Check-sum for the Time-map, I will leave it.
    You can delete
    4i) Locales.xml (size: 71.846) I will leave it
    Related to language and your position, leave it
    4j) TrafficProvider.xml (size: 245.239) This file was _added_ after the last s/w update (step 1), I believe it has to do with TMC, I will leave it.
    correct


    5) I have some other maps from the EU 2011.40 XT SET. They are the following:
    5a) gmaptz.img (size: 606.208) Perhaps I will replace the gmaptz.img installed in the Garmin because this file (of EU map set) is bigger (than the similar of US-installed) but I think it is not that important.
    Probably the bigger one is an updated version, check with Gmaptool
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    5b) gmap3d.img (size: 378.496) This is the 3D-EU map which will be installed in other GPS like the 755. The 1450 does not support 3d-mapping, I'll leave
    Correct
    5c) D2504030A.jcv (size: 681.441) Junction view file. I will put it in the folder .system\jvc after I will have deleted all the contents of this folder: D1279060A.img and D1279060.sum (US-junction view file and its checksum file)
    Every release has a different JCV file, you can delete old maps ones,first backup on pc just in case. .sum files can be deleted.
    5d) D2331040A.G2S (size: 308.421.696) Any idea what this file is and where to put it? (it seems it must be put in ".system/g2s/" folder)
    about G2S read here:
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    5e) SQLite folder
    Already replied

    8) If everything goes well, the next step will be to add an UNLOCKED Greek map with Greek fonts for use only in Greece
    I will name the map gmapsupp.img and put it in the root directory [or in "Root\MAP\" folder with any name *.img e.g. GreekMap.img (ONLY for 1xxx units)]
    Copy in Map folder, GreekMap.img
    9) Next step to add Safety/radar cameras by copying respective files in POI folder (according to instructions of the respective file)
    correct

    good luck George
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    I recently bought a 1490 in the US and also converted it to EU use. Here is what I did:

    006D135900.gpi was not on my unit
    fs_image.ver untouched
    gmapbmap.img untouched
    gmapbmap.sum deleted it, will be recreated by the unit in diag mode
    gmapprom.img REPLACE WITH gmapprom.img (size:2.168.640) of the CT EU 2011.40 XT
    gmapprom.sum deleted it, will be recreated by the unit in diag mode
    gmaptz.img untouched, will be updated by webupdater if old
    gmaptz.sum deleted it, will be recreated by the unit in diag mode
    Locales.xml untouched, will be updated by webupdater if old
    TrafficProvider.xml untouched, will be updated by webupdater if old
    .System\SQLite\D233000.db not used by 14xx
    .System\SQLite\local_poi.db can be deleted, will be rebuilt by unit
    .System\SQLite\mlg_history.db can be deleted, will be rebuilt by unit
    .System\SQLite\pre.db not used by 14xx
    .System\SQLite\system.db can be deleted, will be rebuilt by unit
    D2331040A.G2S not used by 14xx
    gmap3d.img not used by 14xx

    Your procedure should work ok.

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    Some info:
    006D135900.gpi - it's POI file with MSN_Airport for work MSN flight infoservice in USA. No MSN subscription - no needing in this file.
    .System\SQLite\local_poi.db - your personal setting for POI building in maps if you made it (you can exclude POI from seaching or change telephone number, and other function by manual), if you delete it - will be rebuilt by unit only empty database.
    .System\SQLite\mlg_history.db - file for diagnostic info (for service), if you delete it - will be rebuilt by unit only empty database.
    .System\SQLite\system.db - file for system info (it have records for some setting and after deleting may be need make this setting again), if you delete it - will be need to make this settinf again. Deleting of this file often help to solve problem with wrong setting.

    D*.G2S used for TRAFFIC TRENDS compability unit with corresponding version of map. But is used in case if you send info for TRAFFIC TRENDS to Garmin. In this file no personal data and it same for all device, only necessary database SSID for online wireless connecting to server?!

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    Does anybody know about 'gmapprom.gma'? I have this file on my device and I don't what it's for....

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    GMA files not used in 1xxx series.
    Sony SL10=>HP 1930=>1940=>Toshiba e755=>Loox N520=>Acer n311+Huawei ETS688=> Fujitsu-Siemens Loox N560 WM6=>Dell Axim x51v=> Huawei s7 s-105 (FW 2.2.2 Sweden) + Nokia N78. Garmin Forerunner 405. I love flash Garmin devices.

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    'gmapprom.gma' is the file that unlocks , along the 'gmapprom.unl', your map in nuvi and it proves you bought it
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