I want to upgrade fw from 5.8 to 6.2 on my nuvi 1300, but the flash process goes into a flash-reboot infinite loop.
Neil recommended a backup then a hard reset. I'm having difficulty. (BTW does a hard reset always make a restore from backup necessary, or is this a precaution? I read a hard reset destroys all the personal data. I have backed up all the files on my nuvi onto my laptop. Will I have to copy all of it back onto the nuvi after the reset so I still have my address book?) Anyway, here's where I'm at so far.
1) I have an extra SD card, but is not empty. Does this matter. It has plenty of room. Anyway, I created a Garmin directory.
2) Inside Garmin I created another directory Updater. So far so good
3) Problem 1: I run linux and can only read my nuvi 1300 as a mass storage device on USB.
I have virtual box running xp, but it neither
connects to the web nor can RGN_tool read hwid. The usb drivers from Garmin won't install in my virtualbox xp either.
The part no from the GarminDevice.xml is 006-B0972-00.
This is not a 4 character string. How can I get the hwid for the name of the folder?
4) Problem 2: When I open the nuvi in RGN_tool, the best I can do is open the 4 .GCD files (one at a time)
in the RemoteSW folder of .System
Each comes up as external_data.bin. I can't find any other files that RGN_tool recognizes, so I can't find boot.bin
So I've read this entire thread and I saw I need GUPDATE.GCD. I run version 5.8 but do not have such a file on my nuvi.
I could grab the one off the nuvi fw thread as it has all the different versions. But how does that help, since it is registers
in my nuvi we want to grab. Why would backup be needed if we can just download the fw anytime and use it.
So I'm stuck on steps 3 and 4. Please help me get over these hurdles. I'm sure I'll have more in steps 5 and 6 if I ever get there.