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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#561 Post by jasonlee » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:26 pm

kops21 wrote:i am trying to generate unlock code from http://www.garmin.com.sg/mapupdate/4community

It prompted Invalid ID or passcode. Please try again.

i am using the username and password i am login to this forum and put in Unit ID on Garmin 255.

Is there step that i have missed?
Yes, you have missed this footnote:
wsian wrote:
Note: This map is outdated. Recommend to use MSM NT v5.xx instead.
http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 5&start=30
The latest map available today is at: http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 57#p195657
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#562 Post by Escahmo » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:32 pm

Hi all experts, I am new to this forum. Understand from my friend i can upload a Singapore map into my America Garmin 765. How do i do that? i tried to read around the forum for a few hours i got confused.

Hope you guys can roughly guide me. I am really know nuts in doing all these.

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#563 Post by ace » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:06 pm

Quick and easy answer?

1. Buy a sd card
2. Create a directory in the sd card called Garmin
3. Go to here http://www.malsingmaps.com/forums/viewt ... 57#p195657 to download the latest map.. * Please read the whole post and make sure you understand what to do. It's really simple.
4. Put the sd card into your device.
5. Start up the device. Go to map selection. Make sure the MSM map is ticked and the rest of the maps are unticked.
6. Back to front page of the device, select a destination and press "Go"...

That's it. :lol:
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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#564 Post by wzseow » Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:39 am

I own a Garmin Nuvi 1350 SKU unit, purchased from All Bright Technology. When I tried to update the map from garmin's website, it says my unit is not eligible for the free map update.

Fine. So now i'm using the msm nt v5.36 map

Only question, is there an alternative way to install the map, without the need of a sd card?


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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#565 Post by miezarnd » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:51 pm

wzseow wrote:I own a Garmin Nuvi 1350 SKU unit, purchased from All Bright Technology. When I tried to update the map from garmin's website, it says my unit is not eligible for the free map update.

Fine. So now i'm using the msm nt v5.36 map

Only question, is there an alternative way to install the map, without the need of a sd card?


Cheers
Hi wzseow,

You may put the map file in main memory of your GPS /map folder which you need to create it in Windows Explorer. Product.JCV file cannot be use if you install in this directory.

* Word of cautions - You might damage your GPSr if your downloaded file corrupted during download process and place it in main memory. *
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#566 Post by Chrishoan » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:04 pm

Hi,

Please help to advise me on..

1) what is the difference between v5.36 map and MSM NT 2011.20 map.
2) I understand that we need a code to unlock MSM NT 2011.20 map. Does this mean that MSM NT 2011.20 map is much better than V5.36 map?
3) I think that my map in my GSP is MSM NT 2009 map. How do I update this map to MSM NT 2011.20 map?

Thanks.

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#567 Post by jasonlee » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:19 pm

Chrishoan wrote:Hi,

Please help to advise me on..

1) what is the difference between v5.36 map and MSM NT 2011.20 map.
The main difference is age. v5.36 is just a few says old but MSM NT 2011.20 was created using data from v5.xx almost a year ago. v5.36 will contain all the changes, additions and corrections made in the last 1 year.
2) I understand that we need a code to unlock MSM NT 2011.20 map. Does this mean that MSM NT 2011.20 map is much better than V5.36 map?
MSM NT 2011.20 was compiled by Garmin and they as a practice do not give out free maps like we do but they sell them so they need to protect their property by locking them. Because the map is locked, you need an unlocked code. Does your car become better or increase in value when you lock it compared to when it is not locked?
3) I think that my map in my GSP is MSM NT 2009 map. How do I update this map to MSM NT 2011.20 map?
Because of what I explained in answer to your earlier 2 questions, I will be doing you a disservice if I teach you how to update your map to MSM NT 2011.20 which is already superceded by MSM NT 2011.30. Rather than wrestle with unlock codes, I prefer to recommend that you update with the latest MSM NT v5.36 by downloading it from HERE. After downloading, you have to unzip the downloaded file and then copy the resultant map gmapsupp.img to use in your GPS. As you have not disclosed what model is your GPS, I can only recommend a general method that will work for all models. First of all you have to buy a micro SD card which will cost you less than S$10 for 2GB which will be more than sufficient. If you are not willing to spend this small amount, you can take a risk of damaging your GPS so it cannot be started, by copying the map into the internal memory. Create in the SD card a folder named \Garmin and copy the gmapsupp.img into this folder. When you switch on your GPS, touch Tools/Settings/Maps or Mymaps/Map Info (in case your GPS has only Maps and not Mymaps) and uncheck all other maps except MSM NT v5.36. Maps of the same geographical area cannot be mixed as they will interfere with each other and your routing will result in you going to Holland.

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#568 Post by kakabobo » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:51 pm

install NT garmin map but JCV not working.
any advice ??
i do not have memory card.
created a Maps/JCV and place the respective files in.

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#569 Post by nazrose » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:05 pm

kakabobo wrote:install NT garmin map but JCV not working.
any advice ??
i do not have memory card.
created a Maps/JCV and place the respective files in.
Read here for more details:

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... Newbie.gif

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#570 Post by kakabobo » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:42 pm

using 2565 without sd card mean cannot activate JCV?

b) Using unit main memory
Option 1
- In the main memory root, create a folder called Map
- Extract gmapsupp.img from the zip file & copy to the Map folder
- You can rename the gmapsupp.img to any other name such as msm.img or mymsm123.img .. etc
- Junction view will not work from this folder, so you can skip the step of copying product.jcv

nazrose wrote:
kakabobo wrote:install NT garmin map but JCV not working.
any advice ??
i do not have memory card.
created a Maps/JCV and place the respective files in.
Read here for more details:

http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... Newbie.gif

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