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    Lack of a proboot mode can be a royal pain in the butt!

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    Is your cooked US fw for EU voices as tested by carlinux [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], and reported as having all 11 languages [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], ready for public release?
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    That firmware is just EU v2.60. The only thing we added were italian voices.
    I don't know if it's ready for release, as extensive testing is required. Just imagine what happens if US devices start dying after a few weeks with this firmware.
    carlinux claims that the EU firmware was running normally and speaking italian. But it was just a brief test.

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    Thanks kunix. But i think you may have misconstrued what i meant. I know it's EU 2.60 [US was a typo], and that it's running with EU voices on a US navi which would be mute without you having added voices [that's what i meant by 'cooked', an inaccurate use of slang in this case perhaps ]. You've answered my question anyway, it's not ready for the unsuspecting public. However carlinux reported that he had all 11 voices in Post 266, whereas previously it seemed from Post 241 that he reported only IT working. That seems a huge accomplishment to me.
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    Hm, 11 voices sounds weird. But this is really what carlinux said. The dumped audio package (region 0x11) is called "Seminole Audio Pkg 1" and it's only 570KB long. It's doubtful it contains all the 11 voices.
    I'm primarily afraid of EU firmware being not fully compatible with US hardware and US NVRAM contents. This has to be tested.
    And bad voice data could also make firmware crash, which could be fatal with no pre-boot mode. So this has to be tested also.

    Well, I'm probably more paranoid this time than you guys are, but just think about it... no good pre-boot mode, no way to recover from firmware crashes.
    I don't know why Garmin makes such devices.
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    Not me, i'm neither paranoid or not paranoid [just ignorant, which is bliss]. I agree that no preboot is a big worry though. Even with my limited fw experience i've been able to 'un-brick' plenty of nuvis using your Cure3 and earlier methods. The things without preboot like early SPs, GVNs and these navis must have some secret recovery methods known only to Garmin surely. JTAG or via the hidden usb maybe? I wouldn't know of course but it would seem to be quite cavalier of garmin not to have some method of recovery. But then 'Garmin is so Garmin' .... I don't blame you at all for feeling your way slowly with this. Seems more prudent than paranoid maybe.
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    Hello European firmware in USA runs smoothly, as well as the USA firmware on European works correctly.
    The fact is that I have friends with bikes USA and European firmware and other firmware with European bikes with USA, they all work, but the problem is that doing the update, all have fallen silent.
    I think that just grab the European update and add voices to the would be enough.

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    Hola el firmware de la Europea en las de USA funciona sin problemas, asi como el firmware de USA funciona correctamente en las Europeas.
    El hecho es que tengo amigos con motos de USA y firmware europeo y otros con motos europeas con firmware USA, todos funcionan, pero el problema es que al hacer el update, todas se han quedado mudas.
    Creo que con solo cojer el update europeo y añadir las voces a el sería suficiente.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunix View Post
    Hm, 11 voices sounds weird. But this is really what carlinux said.
    kunix, I confirm that 11 voices are running without apparent problems, english included.
    I obtained this in two steps. At first an 11 MB flashing (not 570 KB) and then the original v.260. In both steps the proper boot and HWID must be used.

    Just two important warnings.
    I don't know if it is possible to join these two steps in one only gupdate.gcd. Only you can say if this is possible, but I know it is not necessary.
    I am testing this mod because I have a second unit in case of fault. "unsuspecting pubblic" must be carefully until me or someone other tester release a "fairly good" firmware. I think the most important test is to ride long travels using the navi so it can read&write the most part of regions so to intercept possible problems.

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    Okay, here is what I think should be the release. EU v2.60 firmware is used and the dumped voices are added (redundant 0xFF bytes at the end are truncated).
    fw_all.bin version is increased by one, i.e. it's 2.61.
    HWID265:
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    That voices data is not 570KB, it's true. I was looking at a wrong dump file.
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    Not sure to understand. HWID 504 is just European. In what case is it to be used?
    Units to be changed are 265 and 712.

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    I added voices to 504 firmware just in case someone wants to use them.
    I've never heard of HWID 712. Does 504 firmware works on it? Can you give me a link to its firmware so that I can use original boot.bin?

 

 
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