Think you can create an unlocked img file of us and mexico combined.
For those of you who have questions about this upload I can say that SusieQ is well known from the old GPS underground site and was responsible for supplying many maps for us. I would trust anything she uploads.
Thanks man, combined them, however they did not work on my device. when entering address, states showed up but not cities.
note: downloaded unlocked img's for US and Mex off first page.
I am quite confused. I downloaded the Mexico unlocked IMG from page one, renamed it to gmapsupp.img, installed it on my Nuvi 1690 (tried both Nuvi or SD card) but it keeps saying "cannot unlock the map"
The folder used in the Nuvi is "xx\Garmin\Map"
The folder on the SD card is xx\Garmin
I changed the name (gmapprom.img, gmapprom1.img in the Nuvi but no result.
Am I missing something ?
Problem solved, gmapsupp.unl was added and the map is now unlocked
Last edited by catymag; 30th April 2010 at 05:37 PM.
Mexico map is unlocked but probably some new nuvis dont accept unlocked maps
checked --no gmapsupp.unl in my phone
the map is unlocked
First thank you SuzieQ for the great site. Newbee here but long time diddler of technology. I do it just to learn.
I have a nuvi 855.
My question is, there were comments made a couple of pages back about voice control being killed after a certain version of 2010, Is this the case with 2011 also. Has there been a workaround. Was all set to upload but finished the thread without any further comment.
Thanks to all that contribute.
One separate question, are gmapsupp.img and smapprom.img interchangeable? I see you can load different maps separately [instead of combining files] by adding a 1. I have the second on my 855 and most of the files are the first. Thanks again.
Last edited by catymag; 1st May 2010 at 09:48 PM.
Sorry, SQ, the second was an an afterthought, on a whold different topic. Sit corrected but I hope hours later that a new message is OK. Still have no answer on first question, does newer maps or firmware break voice commands on 855 as reported. I can find no indication of it GGLG. I noticed poking around Garmin site, that not only is 885 discontinued, but 2011 is not listed as an upgrade for it. Seems to have a problem though also replaced by upcomming 3950, which I look forward to. I rarely buy retail, but it does everything I want from a GPS. My Palm Pre does too, but it is too small for the road. Maybe I should get a magnifier like the 50s TVs.
Now to the real problem, I have gotten my nuvi 855 to acknowledge 2011.1 maps, but they have no detail. They have more detail than the base map which seems to disappear closer than a 20 mile radius, so now I can get to my street, with NO detail. Tried both the gmapprom1.img + Mex DEM and the unlocked USA. One a prom one a supp. So it seams like both work, slightly different, but without detail.
Can a supp be renamed to a prom? Are they the same file, just looked at slightly differently as per the great link supplied. Can you have a supp without a prom or base?
And to include a totally different topic in one post, I cannot, even with Kaspersky turned off, connect to any multiupload sources. The hot file links seem to be dead/removed.