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    Default Nuvi 66LM firmware rollback

    Hi there! I have tried searching the forum for a link for rolling back the firmware on my nuvi 66lm because i have downloaded the city navigator Europe NT 2015.40 and i have loaded it on my sd card and it wont unlock the maps even though i have used the multiple variety of tools available here to unlock them to no avail. now i have read that rolling back the firmware to remove the new security checks. if someone can point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks.

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    Generic general guide for rollback to a previous fw version:

    • Connect your device to computer with , look in ".System" folder, delete the file GUPDATE.GCD if present [in older devices without .System it's in the Garmin folder]. It's not always present for instance if device as been previously updated in preboot with Updater.exe and particularly if device still has its factory loaded firmware, i.e. it hasn't been updated since. [See below*].
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    • Usually the firmware will be a *.gcd file. Open it in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]and press the 'RGN' button to save it in this format: XXXX01000xxx.rgn where XXXX is your unit's HWID [look in Garmin folder for GarminDevice.xml to find "<PartNumber>006-BXXXX-00</PartNumber>" e.g. 1749] and xxx is the version [e.g. if it's V3.20 use '320']. 174901000320.RGN for example.
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    Hi Neil thanks for the information. One question when im searching for the HWID i search the file for 006-b and it comes up with the number 5 times under partnumber two of them are the same but the other three are different. would i used the top most one? Thanks in advance.

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    "<PartNumber>006-BXXXX-00</PartNumber>"
    XXXX part only is HWID

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    quick question in GarminDevice.xml is version number <SoftwareVersion>430</SoftwareVersion> do i need add it to rgn name or version number of Nuvi65&66_220.gcd firmware file example 174901000220.rgn? Also do i need change software version value in xml also?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tattooman View Post
    quick question in GarminDevice.xml is version number <SoftwareVersion>430</SoftwareVersion> .........
    Yes, it's the Unit Software [aka firmware] Version number without the decimal point. "<SoftwareVersion>430</SoftwareVersion>" displayed in GarminDevice.xml means that the device is currently running V4.30 firmware.

    do i need add it to rgn name or version number of Nuvi65&66_220.gcd firmware file example 174901000220.rgn? ......
    You should name the rgn file exactly as explained in Post #2. The last 3 numbers are not so crucial but are helpful in identifying the content of the file. If the first 4 numbers do not coincide with the unit's actual HWID, Updater.exe will return a message saying there are no updates for your unit as protection against flashing firmware which isn't suitable for the unit. The middle '01000' determines if the HWID identification occurs, it it is absent or even lacks 1 of those 5 numerals the flash will occur without regard to compare of actual unit HWID to the HWID in the intended firmware so it's crucial that the naming convention be respected. For example, naming of OUT.rgn is commonly used for purposes of cross-flashing by advanced users to easily identify such a 'non-complying' rgn file resulting in the HWID of the recipient unit being changed [rather than naming of XXXX0100xxx for instance, as the lack of a zero might be easily missed]. Unless you know exactly what you're doing you should never use any other naming convention than XXXX01000xxx.rgn as per Post #2.

    Also do i need change software version value in xml also?
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    Absolutely not. The xml is rewritten by the device upon every reboot anyway. Any change you make would be temporary therefore. These are other reasons to do it however which are totally unrelated to the specific matters here.
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    thanks for all your answers but im running in trouble i have put 3.40 there flashed fine. but cards on sd card saying cannot unlock maps. i tried even unlock locked map from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] post 10 with gimgunlock+mapsigpatch from here and unlock was success. but it fails to read from sd card.
    is my unit not down gradable?
    what else i can try ?
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    @tattooman
    Reportedly according to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] if you have V3.40 or earlier there is no problem with map sig when maps are unlocked with the latest gimunlock [0.03+MapSigPatch]. Try downgrading to v3.20 but first check in the current GarminDevice.xml that the previous attempt was in fact successful and it's now showing "SoftwareVersion>340</SoftwareVersion>" not "SoftwareVersion>430</SoftwareVersion>".
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    To downgrade firmware easy method:
    Plug nuvi USB, look for garmindevice.xml, change <SoftwareVersion>430</SoftwareVersion> to<SoftwareVersion>280</SoftwareVersion>. Save
    Don't unplug nuvi from pc.
    Having Garmin Webupdater on pc desktop, drag&drop in it [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] flash firmware.
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    I personally dislike that method because i've bricked the odd unit here and there [no problem to cure them, but it's a hassle for new users]. I've never bricked a unit using Updater.exe and correct XXX.01000.xxx.rgn naming however. Maybe tattooman forgot to remove an existing GUPDATE.GCD file from .System [as said in Point 1 of P#2] which would flash it back to V4.30 on reboot. At least the WU method with doctored XML file overcomes that potential trap and admittedly there's really little chance of bricking with using gupdate.gcd file anyway.... [but it's there regardless ].
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