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    I tried this and it does not work on the DNX525DAB. The device just recognizes the micro SD card and runs as usual with the maps from the SD card. It does not want to upgrade (ie copy the files in the internal memory). Btw, does the GarminDevice.xml must be on the card or should I delete it? Are there any other files that should be preset to "tell" the device that this is an update, not a map to run from SD card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mveli View Post
    I tried this and it does not work on the DNX525DAB. Btw, does the GarminDevice.xml must be on the card or should I delete it?
    Yep same here on a DNX7230DAB, Units internal memory wont update at all, But maps do run from SD Card no problem, So happy days.

    Regarding the GarminDevice.xml file, Mine runs without it

    In fact it will also run without both the .gma & .unl files using unlocked maps on a SD Card

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    Hello all, I've got an DNX4230BT (which is euro version of DNX570HD) and I'm looking for a way to change the Garmin software locale - to get US/AU green top bar with street name instead of blue on (which is supposed to be present in EU versions). I've found that, in case of Garmin Nuvi units, hard reset helps. But I can't find a way how to do it. I've got the latest map update purchased and sitting on the SD card. I was thinking about GarminDevice.xml could be used to enforce the locale, but I'm unsuccessful yet. Do you have any idea ? Thanks for help.

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    Find a menu option that is called "clear user data"
    Doing so should erase all your Favorites and Track Log (does not affect your custom POIs) and give you the option to setup your Locale again.
    Before this backup your Favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by x-trail View Post
    Find a menu option that is called "clear user data"
    Doing so should erase all your Favorites and Track Log (does not affect your custom POIs) and give you the option to setup your Locale again.
    Before this backup your Favorites.
    Pity there's no such option on DNX 4230BT. In fact the Garmin Navi part of the unit never prompted to choose locale. So I fear it's enforced by the kenwood software itself.

    You can do factory reset on the headunit, but it show the first startup screen only in the kenwood part of the unit, not the garmin one. An despite the fact you can choose a language specific for the Garmin navi part (mp3 player is in Spanish, but navi could be in American English for ex.) - the top bar remains blue.

    So I'm trying to find another way to set the locale in.

    I have this : 2czdci8

    And I want this : eh0keq
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    @prdie
    I think the screens you've shown are maybe Map and/or Firmware rather than Locale dependent in this case. Typically with some modern Garmin units using an EU map will get you the top appearance and with an NA map the lower one, but then changing the Locale will reverse it with some maps on some units (e.g. AU NT mapping on some nuvi 2/3xxx can change appearance depending on Locale set and even varies between models [fw has some influence also in that case] and will have either the round or rectangular SLI and corresponding blue or green top banner). But i really have no idea with Kenwood units if it works only with NA/EU mapping data type or it's fw or both, however naturally it can't be Locale influenced as that can't be set.

    If you're brave, you could maybe try cross-flashing the NA model firmware but there's a very real risk of bricking of course. It mightn't help anyway and for sure won't if the appearance is solely map dependent. Or just change the map to an NA NT to see if appearance changes to confirm/eliminate the map influence.
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    neil thank you for good clues. All I've found so far was about that the locale setting (after hard reset) is influencing the color of the upper bar (and as well the speed icon). But only for nuvi units (despite the fact that the application inside the kenwood and nuvi is the same - at least the appearance)

    I fear that crossflash is not possible, because there is no full firmware flash for kenwood units. Just updates. And Garmin fw is part of the kenwood one.

    But the safest thing I could do is to load NA map as you advise, I'll be back with observations.

    If someone could confirm or deny whether the locale setting is present in some file on the Garmin filesystem or not, I would be grateful.


    EDIT : I was unsuccessful, I was trying the AU map and despite it loaded seamlessly, there is no change in the UI color. Moreover I've found that map updates for this unit (DNX4230BT) are run just from SD card and are not copied in the internal memory.
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    Ola,

    sorry to barge in but I have a few questions:

    has anyone tried topo maps?
    is it possible to send/receive TRACKS to/from the device?
    are there other car radio manufacturers that use garmin software?

    thanks in advance,
    Dustbite

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    Anyone tried he new this with the 2015 maps? I'm currently trying to make it happen however I don't have the .gma or the .unl or the .pnx anyone have some advice? Please and thank you :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by system View Post
    Anyone tried he new this with the 2015 maps? I'm currently trying to make it happen however I don't have the .gma or the .unl or the .pnx anyone have some advice? Please and thank you :-)
    Yes, it works with the 2015 maps (see post #49 here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] ).

    I'm not 100% sure you need the PNX file. I don't even think you need the 3D map, since the DNX9990HD does not support 3D maps.

    The .gma and .unl you will definitely need. I suspect the lack of those 2 files is what keeps it from working for many folks. As I discussed earlier in this thread, I got the files from a download of a map I purchased a while back. I don't know if there's any other way to get them, other than making a one-time investment for a map upgrade since they contain personal information directly related to your device.

    For those of you who state it will not load in internal storage, it may be due to the lack of these files. I have reloaded maps numerous times to internal memory with no issues. As a workaround, can someone confirm whether you can use the maps off an sd card without the .gma and .unl files?

 

 
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