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    Sorry.. maybe this is a stupid question. I'm newbe here. I believe I can understand all steps in what Strephon Alkhalikoi wrote here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but one
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    Download the latest Garmin map set from Garmin, but set it to install to computer only.
    How do I download them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomiktd View Post
    ......How do I download them?
    Hello again, atomiktd! You an just get 'em here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] it's easier.

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    Tkanks Neil I thought it was some magic Garmin backdoor!

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    @atomiktd: I have lifetime maps for my 1300 and I wrote the how-to for myself. I decided to share the how-to after I put it together but made it clear in the introductory paragraphs that I had a lifetime map subscription and based the tutorial off that assumption. The Maps sub-forum has all the maps you may need or want and I have placed a link to the forum in the notes section.
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    Has anyone been able to disassemble and look at the details of the code for these GMA files ?

    Is there a way to generate a "legitimate" GMA file if needed?

    I ask because I suspect that Garmin has some updating schemes that they just started, that "may" require you to log onto the Garmim server to get an update.. but the server will look for a bonafide GMA file to be present on the GPS unit or SD card before it sends any updates.

    I can't say for sure... but it's just a suspicion I have at this time about this GMA file check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timp4411 View Post
    Has anyone been able to disassemble and look at the details of the code fro these GMA files ?
    I tried out of curiousity ages ago by changing the ext to .txt to see if info would be visible in notepad like with .unl changed to .txt. Not the slightest bit suprised when the only readable info was "GARMIN GMA", followed by unreadable symbols. Lost interest after that.

    Is there a way to generate a "legitimate" GMA file if needed?
    Wouldn't think so.

    I ask because I suspect that Garmin has some updating schemes that they just started, that "may" require you to log onto the Garmim server to get an update.. but the server will look for a bonafide GMA file to be present on the GPS unit or SD card before it sends any updates.

    I can't say for sure... but it's just a suspicion I have at this time about this GMA file check.
    Well, i hope not...brrr! But best to always leave your legit preloaded map only on the unit with its .unl & .gma, and take out the sd containing anything else before updating. That's good practice anyway in my opinion.
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    Thank you for all the info for uploading the newest maps onto a garmin and the FIU deal as well i downloaded maps with mapsource 14.1 and using the FIU i was able to get some real good results on a garmin 1300series

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    Hi,

    Suppose i have 100 GMA files for same map licensed on 100 SD cards and i have the serial numbers of the SD cards, is there a way to generate a keygen to make GMA, i mean solve the variables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart1974 View Post
    ...Suppose i have 100 GMA files for same map licensed on 100 SD cards and i have the serial numbers of the SD cards, is there a way to generate a keygen to make GMA, i mean solve the variables...
    Unlike *unl files, the *.gma files are unable to be 'manufactured' by a keygen such as Jetmouse. Modern unlockers overcome the GMA on *.img files anyway: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and more recently this pearl: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
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    No, only because it's not known at this time how many variables are actually involved in creating the GMA file. Besides, it's simpler and less annoying to simply unlock the map once using the combination of Mapset Unlocker and Garmin Image Unlocker then copy the resulting file to each card. No GMA file needed when using that combination of programs.

    EDIT: I see Neil beat me to the punch.
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