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New Firmware (4.50) for Nuvi 13xx and 14xx - Must Backup Favorites

 

BE REALLY CAREFUL WITH THE 4.50 RELEASE as per the changelog:

Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:

* IMPORTANT: If your device is running software versions 4.30 or 4.40 your favorites will be erased with this update. Please see below to learn how to back up your favorites.
* Fixed a problem in software versions 4.30 and 4.40 with Favorites after a software upgrade.
* Corrected a problem related to starting up the unit in mass storage mode.
* Improved software updating process from update cards and GCD files.
* Added location of Language Guide files.

In order to backup your favorites from your Garmin device you will need to follow the steps below:

Instructions for a PC:

1. Connect your Garmin device to your computer
2. Double-click on My Computer
3. Double-click on the Garmin device drive
4. Double-click on the Garmin folder*
5. Double-click on the GPX folder
6. Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file
7. Locate your computer's Desktop and right click
8. Left click and paste the Current.gpx file

To send the file back to the GPS please follow the steps below:

1. Find the Current.gpx file on your computer and right click
2. Left click on Rename
3. Name the file Current1.gpx
4. Press Enter
5. Right click on the Current1.gpx file
6. Left click Copy
7. Connect your device to your computer
8. Double-click on My Computer
9. Double-click the Garmin device drive
10. Double-click the Garmin folder*
11. Double-click the GPX folder
12. Right click then left click on Paste
13. Disconnect your device from your computer and allow it to boot up.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device.

*Note: Not all Garmin devices require this step

Instructions for a Mac:

1. Connect the Garmin device to the Mac
2. When you see the Garmin device mounted to the desktop, double-click on it
3. Left-click on the Garmin folder
4. Left-click the GPX folder*
5. Right-click and copy "Current.gpx" file
6. Right-click and Paste Item on Desktop

To send the file back to the GPS please follow the steps below:

1. Locate and Right-click on Current.gpx file
2. Left-click "Get Info"
3. Under Name & Extension rename the file Current1.gpx and press Enter
4. With Garmin device connected to Mac Double-click on Garmin Drive
5. Left-click on Garmin Folder*
6. Left-click on GPX Folder
7. Locate Current1.gpx file from your Desktop
8. Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file
9. Right-click and paste the Current1.gpx file into the GPX folder on your Garmin device.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s
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t923347 wrote: BE REALLY

t923347 wrote:

BE REALLY CAREFUL WITH THE 4.50 RELEASE as per the changelog:

Man, you aren't kidding. I've yet to properly restore my favorites to my nuvi 1490T but have hopes as I still have my original 'CURRENT.GPX' backed up.

It won't be the end of the world if I'm not able to restore them but Garmin could've engineered backup utility controls on their nuvis to automate much of this. File doctoring, though a simple procedure, is certainly not for the squeamish or noobies.

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Garmin nuvi 1490T, 1450T, 2555LMT, 660, 770, too many, really.

Just remember

Just remember that you MUST RENAME the current.gpx file to something else (current1.gpx, temp.gpx, whatever.gpx) or you will not be able to restore your favorites. Simply putting a backup copy of current.gpx on the Nuvi will not restore your favorites.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

You would think that Garmin

You would think that Garmin would have made th update so you wuldnt need to do this

99 times

99 times out of 100 this is not an issue. I suspect that it is this time because the update is dealing directly with a problem concerning 'favorites' as noted in the changelog.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info. Updated my Nuvi 1350 to software ver 4.50 with no problems. Restored My Favorites too.

Not a complex procedure for those who understand PC's, but there must be a lot of folks out there who aren't. Shame on Garmin.

Fred

I just updated from 4.40 to

I just updated my 1490T from 4.40 to 4.50 and did NOT lose my favorites. You might want to check to see if you lose yours, too, before you go to any trouble.

Only 2 Favorites

Good thing I only have 2 favorites on my 1390T.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

How

@gerrydrake - How would you check to see if you loss them without doing the update only to find out you've lost them?

IMHO, if Garmin has made an effort to warn about a possible favorites loss, it would be a good idea to follow their advice instead of gambling that they are going to be there after the update.

It's really no trouble to be sure you don't loss the favorites. Copy the current.gpx file to the PC, rename it to Temp.gpx, copy it back to the Nuvi if you have lost your favorites. If you don't loss your favorites, at least you now have a backup of them.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Manufacturer default

During the update my favorites were restored to manufacturer default file with 3 Garmin locations as only entries.

Just did the update and I

Just did the update and I too lost my favorites...wound up with the three Garmin locations!

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My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 360, 32GiPod Touch, Panasonic Lumix ZS3, Nui 1490T

Favorites

I just did the update. To my surprise ,my favorites are still there..But I did the back up to be on the safe side...

Did

Did you happen to have a temp.gpx file (or any other gpx file name) on the Nuvi when you did the update?

It looks like the current.gpx file gets deleted during the update process but if you had rebuilt your favorites at some point by sending a copy of them to the device in a file called current1.gpx, temp.gpx, anyfilename.gpx then what your seeing is that the Nuvi took that file (which isn't deleted during the reset) and created a new current.gpx file. With the new current.gpx file you'd see your favorites, but I'd suspect they would only be as current as that backup file was.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Last time

Hopefully this update corrects the problem of the favorites being deleted every time you update the firmware. I save out my favorites, routes & records files regularly, so this was a nominal procedure.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

all my favorites are still

all my favorites are still there and I didn't back up.
Lucky me!

Time to update my nuvi 1450. Thanks.

t923347 wrote:

BE REALLY CAREFUL WITH THE 4.50 RELEASE as per the changelog:

Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.50:

* IMPORTANT: If your device is running software versions 4.30 or 4.40 your favorites will be erased with this update. Please see below to learn how to back up your favorites.
* Fixed a problem in software versions 4.30 and 4.40 with Favorites after a software upgrade.
* Corrected a problem related to starting up the unit in mass storage mode.
* Improved software updating process from update cards and GCD files.
* Added location of Language Guide files.

In order to backup your favorites from your Garmin device you will need to follow the steps below:

Instructions for a PC:

1. Connect your Garmin device to your computer
2. Double-click on My Computer
3. Double-click on the Garmin device drive
4. Double-click on the Garmin folder*
5. Double-click on the GPX folder
6. Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file
7. Locate your computer's Desktop and right click
8. Left click and paste the Current.gpx file

To send the file back to the GPS please follow the steps below:

1. Find the Current.gpx file on your computer and right click
2. Left click on Rename
3. Name the file Current1.gpx
4. Press Enter
5. Right click on the Current1.gpx file
6. Left click Copy
7. Connect your device to your computer
8. Double-click on My Computer
9. Double-click the Garmin device drive
10. Double-click the Garmin folder*
11. Double-click the GPX folder
12. Right click then left click on Paste
13. Disconnect your device from your computer and allow it to boot up.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device.

*Note: Not all Garmin devices require this step

Instructions for a Mac:

1. Connect the Garmin device to the Mac
2. When you see the Garmin device mounted to the desktop, double-click on it
3. Left-click on the Garmin folder
4. Left-click the GPX folder*
5. Right-click and copy "Current.gpx" file
6. Right-click and Paste Item on Desktop

To send the file back to the GPS please follow the steps below:

1. Locate and Right-click on Current.gpx file
2. Left-click "Get Info"
3. Under Name & Extension rename the file Current1.gpx and press Enter
4. With Garmin device connected to Mac Double-click on Garmin Drive
5. Left-click on Garmin Folder*
6. Left-click on GPX Folder
7. Locate Current1.gpx file from your Desktop
8. Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file
9. Right-click and paste the Current1.gpx file into the GPX folder on your Garmin device.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device.

updating firmware to 4.5 on 1490t

just tried to make the upgrade, got the Loader Loading screen, which has been on for the last 30 minutes. This happened to me once before and I had to send the unit back.

I followed their instructions to the letter.

I wish some one up there knew what they were doing.

Updated to 4.50

gerrydrake wrote:

I just updated my 1490T from 4.40 to 4.50 and did NOT lose my favorites...

I just updated my 1450 to 4.50 and I did indeed lose my Favorites. However, the only thing in my Favorites is my HOME location, so no big deal. I keep all of my several hundred other "favorites" in my custom POI folders which were unaffected by the upgrade. I did, however, have to set my preferences back to the way I had them before the upgrade. All in all, piece o' cake.

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

looks like lot to do...

looks like lot to do...

My 1450

Just upgraded my 1450 and good thing I saved my favorites because I lost them in the upgrade. It wasn't that difficult to do

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Clem - Garmin 2495LMT, 1450T & C530

One

Bug293 wrote:

looks like lot to do...

One heck of a lot less than reentering all your favorites again.

It's basically attaching the Nuvi to the PC, which you have to do anyway to do the update. Then copy the current.gpx file to your computer and rename it to current1.gpx or anythingyouwant.gpx. Finally, after the update you copy the saved file back to the Nuvi.

What's that 3 additional steps.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Favorites

plunder wrote:
gerrydrake wrote:

I just updated my 1490T from 4.40 to 4.50 and did NOT lose my favorites...

I just updated my 1450 to 4.50 and I did indeed lose my Favorites. However, the only thing in my Favorites is my HOME location, so no big deal. I keep all of my several hundred other "favorites" in my custom POI folders which were unaffected by the upgrade. I did, however, have to set my preferences back to the way I had them before the upgrade. All in all, piece o' cake.

It was strange...while I didn't lose my favorites, I did find that my satellite pickup was set for Chicago and all my favorites reflected the ditances from Chicago instead of Phoenix, until I picked up a new local satellites and then all distance returned to the correct distances. I, too, had to reset my prteferences.

.

For all those that have favorites magically being restored or "not erased" after the firmware update/hard reset process, check inside the GPX folder on the nuvi and I'll bet good money that there's a gpx file there that's named anything BUT current.gpx (current.gpx will always be there). This is where your favorites are being restored from.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

no problems

no problem here

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the art off war is never a winning combination for any one 1490T

Lost My Favorites

Updated my 1490T and lost all but three of my favorites...go figure....added back the three Garmin locations.....copied back the current GPX file and all is well....(SO FAR ANYWAY)

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Next Update

The real test will come when the next update comes out. If this one corrected the "deleted Favorites" problem, then will be all good. I'd still make sure you back up your favorites before any update though, just to be safe.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

1490T firmware upgrade

BigJohnM wrote:

just tried to make the upgrade, got the Loader Loading screen, which has been on for the last 30 minutes. This happened to me once before and I had to send the unit back.

I followed their instructions to the letter.

I wish some one up there knew what they were doing.

Mine too. Going on a trip in two weeks so I don't have time to send it back. If anyone knows a fix please let me know. I can't get the laptop to "see" the 1490T at all. Tried a master reset but couldn't get that to work either.

firmware 4.5

my 1350t is also hungup on the "loading loader" hope there is a fix

Leaving mine alone

I'm not updating my 1390T now, its working real good, so hell with the update for now until they get their sh$t together on software updates.

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Nuvi 50LM Nuvi 2555LM

fix loader loading

i found this solution on garmin web site. It works.

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/lang/en/searchsuppo...

Slow booting

Did this change fix the slow bootup when you have the usb cable attatched, mine seems to take forever for that green bar to go across the screen. and for the puter to reconize the mass storage icon to show up

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

slow booting

no

.

adcusnret wrote:

Did this change fix the slow bootup when you have the usb cable attatched, mine seems to take forever for that green bar to go across the screen. and for the puter to reconize the mass storage icon to show up

If the unit has a trip log, clear it under Tools>My Data. This is notorious for creating slow boot times when the unit is connected to the PC. If you've never cleared the trip log, this is the reason for the slow boot times. The fuller the trip log is, the longer the unit will sit at the green status bar after connected to the PC.

This affects other units as well including the nuvi 7x0 series.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Good to know

Thanks

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

lost favorites also

I noticed the "new update available" clicked on it and updated my 1490T. All my favorites were gone also except for the three that Garmin has in there. Of course NOW I do some homework and find out I should have backed up my favorites. Oh well.
I love this GPS!! Especially the multiple routing feature.

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Garmin Nuvi 1490T

track route

DorkusNimrod wrote:
adcusnret wrote:

Did this change fix the slow bootup when you have the usb cable attatched, mine seems to take forever for that green bar to go across the screen. and for the puter to reconize the mass storage icon to show up

If the unit has a trip log, clear it under Tools>My Data. This is notorious for creating slow boot times when the unit is connected to the PC. If you've never cleared the trip log, this is the reason for the slow boot times. The fuller the trip log is, the longer the unit will sit at the green status bar after connected to the PC.

This affects other units as well including the nuvi 7x0 series.

deleted the trip log and yes it did do better on the bootup, I knew those were there but guess i never thought much about them. I personally think that that eco route and trip log is really a waste of space, but again that is just my opion.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Always good to have a backup

Thankfully I recently made a full backup of my favs. I would hate to recreate them from scratch!

Clearing Trip Log

DorkusNimrod wrote:

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If the unit has a trip log, clear it under Tools>My Data. This is notorious for creating slow boot times when the unit is connected to the PC.

When I was paying attention to the bootup screen, I wondered why USB bootup was sometimes quick and sometimes slow. I never correlated this with a recent downloading and clearing of the trip log.

Yet another very helpful tip. Thanks very much.

Funny thing about 4.40 patch

When I orginally applied all my favorites got scrambled and the only way to fix the device was a master reset and waste everything in there.

Now it seems they may have fixed that little bug. evil

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Garmin 3597 LMTHD - Finally in one city.

loader loading fix worked for me

I couldn't find anything searching for a solution, so I emailed Garmin support. The instructions they sent worked great. Here they are if I can copy and paste:
If your device is displaying the message Loader Loading during power up, the file that is used to update your device may have become corrupted.
To fix this problem, please follow the steps listed below to remove the update file from your device:
1. With the nuvi powered off, press and hold the upper left hand corner of the touchscreen with your finger
2. Continue to hold the touchscreen while pressing and releasing the power button on the device. The Garmin Logo should display.
3. Continue to hold the touchscreen while connecting the device to your computer
4. After 30 seconds the screen should flash white. At this point release the touchscreen. A green progress bar should display on the device. After the progress bar completes (45-60 seconds) the device should go into Mass Storage mode with the picture of a computer tower on the display of the device.
5. From your computer click the Start Menu
6. Open 'My Computer'
7. Right click the Garmin nuvi drive that appears in My Computer
8. Left click 'Explore'
9. Input ".system" (without quotations) into the Address bar and press enter.
10. Locate the file "GUPDATE.GCD", Left click to highlight it, and then delete it
11. Safely remove your device from your computer using the Safely Remove Hardware program in your computer's system tray.
Allow your device to boot up normally. The device at this point should work normally. Please run the Webupdater program again to update the device's software.

I hope this helps someone else.

loader loading fix worked

The above solution to the "loader loading" hangup worked to the point of getting the unit to start up but when tried the webupdater again i had the same "loader loading" problem. Contacted garmin by email and their reply was to return unit. Hoping for another solution.

did you try..

did you try copying the GCD file where the old one was?
and renaming it to match the old one?
here is the link to it
http://www.garmin.com/software/nuvi13xxand14xxseries_regionf...
u can go back to 420 or 440 I think too just by renaming the number
download it to your desktop
then attach nuvi and copy the file into the spot renaming it to garmin.gcd

"loader loading"

yes i tried just coping file. same problem

Hey Plunder....

plunder wrote:

I keep all of my several hundred other "favorites" in my custom POI folders

How do you put your favorites in your custom POI folders?

btw, the update lost my "Max Speed" which was 548 mph! (courtesy of JetBlue!)

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My Toys: MacBook Pro Unibody, Nuvi 360, 32GiPod Touch, Panasonic Lumix ZS3, Nui 1490T

Hi Folks Brand new here. I

Hi Folks
Brand new here. I have a Nuvi 1450 and just updated to firmware 4.60 and lost my favorites too.

I tried the advice below and it does NOT Work for me.
When the Nuvi is connected to the PC, I can see the 'current.gpx (which is 3K in size) and the 'current1'gpx (my backup that's about 400K in size)

I unhook from the computer and let the nuvi 1450 start up
NO (backed up) favorites show.

Any other ideas???
Thanks

Mike

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Instructions for a PC:

1. Connect your Garmin device to your computer
2. Double-click on My Computer
3. Double-click on the Garmin device drive
4. Double-click on the Garmin folder*
5. Double-click on the GPX folder
6. Right-click and copy the Current.gpx file
7. Locate your computer's Desktop and right click
8. Left click and paste the Current.gpx file

To send the file back to the GPS please follow the steps below:

1. Find the Current.gpx file on your computer and right click
2. Left click on Rename
3. Name the file Current1.gpx
4. Press Enter
5. Right click on the Current1.gpx file
6. Left click Copy
7. Connect your device to your computer
8. Double-click on My Computer
9. Double-click the Garmin device drive
10. Double-click the Garmin folder*
11. Double-click the GPX folder
12. Right click then left click on Paste
13. Disconnect your device from your computer and allow it to boot up.

Your favorites will now be restored on your device.

.

Rename current1.gpx to temp.gpx and install in the same directory. Reboot.

You'll have your faves back. Done like dinner!

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

Juggernaut: Tried it and it

Juggernaut:

Tried it and it did not work.

By 'reboot' you mean unplug the Nuvi from the computer and let it restart, right?

When I now look at the (replugged in) Nuvi's "GPX" folder, I see
current.gpx 3K, and
temp.gpx 398k

Perhaps my temp.gpx file is corrupted and cant' be restored??

Mike

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Perhaps.

But, try this; slide (or press) the power button for 6-8 seconds and then release. It's a 'soft reset', and may clear what ails the unit.

Have you tried to open the GPX in Extra POI Editor to check it?

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK

I'll try your suggestions

I'll try your suggestions tonight Thanks!

Mike

Well, I did a hard reset but

Well, I did a hard reset but the Garmin still will not see the temp.gpx file

I DL'd the Extra POI editor and the favorites were there; not corrupted.

The best solution may be to just re-enter the favs.

Thanks for your help !

Mike

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You can also save them as Faves.gpx and load them via the POI Loader. That's what I do to have a 'spare' set on hand if things go wrong. It'll be under your Extras.

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nüvi 3790T | nüvi 775T | Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable ~ JFK
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