Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

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Re: Can My GPS use MSM? [If not sure, pls ask before buying]

#221 Post by baloo » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:11 pm

Has anyone successfully installed MSM on a US purchased Kenwood KNA-G431 ?

They are listed there for about USD$250 - Blank devices with no Maps installed, so if I wanted Garmin Maps I'd have to see if I can buy them. If I could buy in the US and install MSM I'd be very happy. Local quote for G431 was $700 installed......

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#222 Post by civic » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:30 pm

Had just installed a DNX7380BT and copied the MSM 2.7 map to the SD card (renaming it to gmapsup2.img) but no joy. The unit can't detect the MSM map.

Also copied the poi files in the sd card "/garmin/poi" folder and no joy as well.

And there is no micro usb connector at the rear of this unit. So... can't perform any kind of map update or POI upload at all.

Anyone has any idea how to get MSM map or the POI files to work at all?

Thank you very much in advance.

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#223 Post by Zeus73 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:45 pm

civic wrote:Had just installed a DNX7380BT and copied the MSM 2.7 map to the SD card (renaming it to gmapsup2.img) but no joy. The unit can't detect the MSM map.

Also copied the poi files in the sd card "/garmin/poi" folder and no joy as well.

And there is no micro usb connector at the rear of this unit. So... can't perform any kind of map update or POI upload at all.

Anyone has any idea how to get MSM map or the POI files to work at all?

Thank you very much in advance.
Why rename it to gmapsup2.img???

Try Garmin folder of SD Card. File name should be gmapsupp.img.

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Garmin hangs on splash screen. Help! (Car Nav)

#224 Post by freeman » Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:10 pm

My kenwood dnx7320 garmin gps is stuck at the splash screen, rest of the unit works great. I went to kenwood and they said they cant update it. because to update, they need to go into the main page of garmin. They ask me to take it out n send to them for service, they said its motherboard. May cost $200++. I scoured google and not much is discussed about this model. Does it have the mini usb port at the back? Is it possible to update firmware using a burned cd or install igo? Or a safe boot? Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#225 Post by civic » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:18 pm

Thanks for the reply. Was outta town for a while.. was trying to run 2 maps at the same time since the original one has more junctions views but also wanted to use the MSM version for more up-to-date maps.

That was easily done in Nuvi and even mobile Xt version running multiple maps. Just couldn't get 2 maps running in Kenwood. Tried filenames like gmapsup2.img, gmapprom.img and others but still no joy. Anyone sucessfully done this before?
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civic wrote:Had just installed a DNX7380BT and copied the MSM 2.7 map to the SD card (renaming it to gmapsup2.img) but no joy. The unit can't detect the MSM map.

Also copied the poi files in the sd card "/garmin/poi" folder and no joy as well.

And there is no micro usb connector at the rear of this unit. So... can't perform any kind of map update or POI upload at all.

Anyone has any idea how to get MSM map or the POI files to work at all?

Thank you very much in advance.
Why rename it to gmapsup2.img???

Try Garmin folder of SD Card. File name should be gmapsupp.img.

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Re: Garmin hangs on splash screen. Help! (Car Nav)

#226 Post by atlantis » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:37 pm

freeman wrote:My kenwood dnx7320 garmin gps is stuck at the splash screen, rest of the unit works great. I went to kenwood and they said they cant update it. because to update, they need to go into the main page of garmin. They ask me to take it out n send to them for service, they said its motherboard. May cost $200++. I scoured google and not much is discussed about this model. Does it have the mini usb port at the back? Is it possible to update firmware using a burned cd or install igo? Or a safe boot? Any help appreciated. Thanks!
Hi,

It shouldn't be any problem for the Kenwood Unit. I think you just need to update the version of the Garmin. Please email me with your contact number and should be able to help you.

lyons.tan@gmail.com

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#227 Post by Jeunes » Fri May 11, 2012 10:29 am

I just bought a ken wood DNX7380BT. everything works really well just that the interface kind of lags. I've updated to the latest firmware from ken wood. Garmin side says everything up to date.

But these are the few main problems I have encountered using the unit.

1. map lags ALOT. Example will be like, I just entered bartley viaduct from AMK Ave 1 -> CTE, the GPS still show I am at the traffic light entering into CTE from AMK Ave 1.

2. no matter what map i load in, from lesser polygons to no custom POIs, it still lags. Even I use the free map from the installer which is 2009 and only 30mb, sometimes it still hangs.

3. how do i remove the custom POI that garmin copied over into the unit's USB?

4. i bought a local DNX7380BT, am I entitled to the local map update from Garmin? Tried going to the site and key in my unit ID, system doesn't recognize.

UPDATE: I just received email from garmin that even local ken wood sets are not eligible for maps update. You will have to go through ken wood to update it.

Appreciate if any bros manage to get their unit working fine to help a bit. Driving me crazy after spending 2k on this head unit only to realize my 265W is so much more reliable.

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#228 Post by civic » Fri May 11, 2012 4:29 pm

hv u tried resetting the unit by press n holding the lower left button with the little red triangle?

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#229 Post by Jeunes » Fri May 11, 2012 4:44 pm

did that a couple of times already. Still didn't help ](*,)

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Re: Kenwood - All Models - Part 2

#230 Post by civic » Fri May 18, 2012 8:24 am

I dun hv d problems u faced bro.. coz I immediately update d firmware to 1.6 when I first got it.. now there's a new firmware 1.7.. why dun u try updating it n see how it goes.. good luck there

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