Garmin nuvi updating gps firmware 1
The Garmin Software Archives has a pretty extensive collection of older firmware updates that covers most Garmin units released over the past dozen years, as well as some for other makers as well (Bushnell, de Lorme and Magellan).
The collection is most comprehensive for handheld units (need an update for your 12XL?
Getting Official Garmin Map Updates Using Maps from Other Sources Community Q&A Before you go on a road trip, you may want to update the maps on your Garmin Nuvi GPS device so you have the latest map data and won’t get lost.
If you've purchased a map update or lifetime membership from Garmin, you can download map updates through the Garmin Express program.
All other downloads (GPI POI file updates) are much faster.
Even my ancient GPS was quicker (till it was dropped on the floor and broke...) What speed is your Internet connection?
The only problem with this old buddy is that the map is dated back in 2009 (I know, it was a long time ago). My previous firmware version is 3.4, so it is good to update. The newer maps are great except one problem: they are too big.
The old Nuvi 360 has only 2GB internal storage and does not support SDHC, which means it can only support up to 2GB external SD card.
Since the internal storage also has many system files that can not be reduced.
After this, you can disconnect the GPS and it would reboot with the updated map file in the SD card.
If you ever feel the need to roll your GPS back to an older version of the system firmware, you likely won’t find it on the manufacturer’s website; they typically only have the latest version.
I have a Nuvi 265W, and it takes about 4 hours total for a full up-date.