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Nuvi 7x0 firmware 5.1

 

So I saw today that the Nuvi 7XX has a new firmware release.

I made the mistake of downloading it on to my Nuvi 760.

Now the unit just shuts-off about 10 seconds after turning on the unit. When plugged into the power cradle the unit remains powered but hangs-up and accepts no inputs after about 10 seconds.

I reloaded the software again via Web Updater. Still, same thing.

So, I called Garmin. While on the phone with a tech rep the line was disconnected. I immediately called back, and got a recording that Garmin's offices are now closed. Huh? Do their phones just disconnect everyone at 6PM?

Never had a problem with a software download until this one.

Anyone else?

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780 with 4.8

I only took my firmware up to 4.8 on my 780 after reading of issues with 4.9...I am not ever upgrading beyond that.

I have not heard of Garmin hanging up at 6pm.

Hopefully someone can assist you with rolling back the firmware upgrade.

5.1

Here's the scoop:

Change History

Changes made from version 4.90 to 5.10:

Added the ability to select a single-tone safety camera alert.
Added a Troubleshoot button in the Bluetooth menu when Bluetooth is enabled.
Added a Select Country prompt to Address searches.
Corrected Address search problems that occur when more than one map was loaded on the device.
Corrected several routing issues.
Corrected several TourGuides issues.
Corrected Hands-Free Points of Interest dialing in Australia.
Corrected an issue where voice language selections were lost after charging the battery.
Corrected an issue where Cities search would not find cities whose names contain a diacritic 'S'.
Improved Fleet Management protocol support and corrected some Fleet Management-related issues.
Improved stability.

Not 7xx

This is a 7x0 FW only.

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

Danger Danger Danger

HawaiianFlyer wrote:

So I saw today that the Nuvi 7XX has a new firmware release.

I made the mistake of downloading it on to my Nuvi 760.

Now the unit just shuts-off about 10 seconds after turning on the unit. When plugged into the power cradle the unit remains powered but hangs-up and accepts no inputs after about 10 seconds.

I reloaded the software again via Web Updater. Still, same thing.

So, I called Garmin. While on the phone with a tech rep the line was disconnected. I immediately called back, and got a recording that Garmin's offices are now closed. Huh? Do their phones just disconnect everyone at 6PM?

Never had a problem with a software download until this one.

Anyone else?

Since my nuvi 750 is a backup unit, I thought I'd give it a try. The update seemed to go well with WebUpdater completing the download in about 1 minute followed by the update of the unit complete with a scroll bar that took about 45 seconds to complete. Once complete, I did a "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" from my PC and after the OK, I unplugged the 750, then turned it on.

I got the normal "Loading Maps," then as expected, a "Loader Loading," then a "Software Loading" message followed by a auto shutdown and auto restart.

As HawaiianFlyer experienced, about 10 seconds after the "Warning Screen" appears, the unit shuts down. If I quickly run through some buttons, I can do a Tools/Settings/About and see that the firmware is listed as 5.1. But whether touching some screen buttons or not, about 10 seconds after the appearance of the standard "Warning" screen, my 750 shuts down. I've been through several restarts and each fails.

The nuvi is still recognizable as a drive when USBed to a computer, though.

Until you hear this is fixed, be aware that we're now two for two on failures after updating to 5.10!

Update: A cold reset* appears to fix the problem. All is well for now. But be sure to have your Favorites backed up since they may be lost during the reset. I didn't lose my Favorites but it's better to be safe than sorry.

* http://www.poi-factory.com/node/9160

HawaiianFlyer: try the cold reset and see if you're cured, too. Good luck!

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Juggernaut wrote:

This is a 7x0 FW only.

Look at this thread concerning the above http://www.poi-factory.com/node/22479

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

I did...

Tell me where a 7x5 update is new as of this post date.

DorkusNimrod wrote:

This list covers the nuvi line and other related downloads. Links may be changed by Garmin at any time. Also, links to certain new series may not yet be in the list. If I have missed a series or a unit within a series, please point it out and it will be added if available and I can locate it. If you have the link to an unlisted unit, please post it and I will add it to the list after being verified.

*Updated items 03/02/2011 added nuvi 24xx link

*Updated items 02/21/2011 added nuvi 22xx & 23xx links

*Updated items 12/01/2010 added nuLink! 1695 link

*Updated items 08/04/2010 added nuvi 37xx link

*Updated items 12/14/2009: added nuvi 465 link

*Updated items 12/3/2009: added USB drivers link

*Updated items 10/6/2009: added nuvi 16xx link

*Updated items 7/28/2009: added nuvi 1xxx series links

*Updated items 7/13/2009: added nuvi 2x0 (region file only) link,
renamed "nuvi 2xx" to "nuvi 2xx (WebUpdater)"

*Updated items 6/22/2009: added "GPS Chipset Type M" & "Type M2" (MediaTek) links & "GPS Chipset Type B" (Bravo) link

*Updated items 5/27/2009: corrected "Localization Data XML file" link

nuvi 2xx series
nuvi 2xx (WebUpdater)
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4075

nuvi 2xx series (region file only)
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3665

nuvi 2xxW
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3985

nuvi 2x5
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4103

nuvi 2x5W
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4105

Text files
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4257

Help files
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4389

nuvi 3xx series
nuvi 300/350
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1675

nuvi 310/360/370
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1865

nuvi 465
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4543

nuvi 5xx series
nuvi 5xx
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4249

Text files
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4343

nuvi 6xx series
nuvi 610
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1923

nuvi 660
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1921

nuvi 7x0 series
nuvi 750
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3809

nuvi 760
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3811

nuvi 770
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3813

nuvi 780
No specific download for this unit. Use nuvi 760 link above instead

nuvi 7x0
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3815

Note: Hardware is the same across all 7x0 series units except for the 750 which does not have Bluetooth and the 770 which has 4GB memory for transatlantic maps. Despite these hardware differences, all above firmware downloads are exactly the same and can be used for any 7x0 unit.

nuvi 7x5 series
nuvi 7x5T
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4357

7x5 Help files
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4383

7x5 Translation files
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4385

7x5 DSP Software
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4387

nuvi 8x0 series
nuvi 850
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4443

nuvi 860
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4445

nuvi 880
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4447

nuvi 8x5 series
nuvi 855
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4437

nuvi 865T
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4439

nuvi 885T
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4441

nuvi 1xxx series
nuvi 12xx
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4549

nuvi 13xx/14xx series
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4551

nuvi 16xx
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4665

nuLink! 1695
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5090

nuvi 2xxx series
nuvi 22xx
http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5142

nuvi 23xx
http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5144

nuvi 24xx
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5147

nuvi 37xx series
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=5063

nuvi 5000
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3907

GTMxx Traffic Receiver
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1445

GDBxx MSN Direct Receiver
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3717

Database for MSN Direct Flight Status
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4379

MapSource
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

USB Drivers
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=591

Misc
Localization Data XML file
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4367

GPS Chipset firmware

GPS Chipset Type B (Bravo)
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3601

GPS Chipset Type M (MediaTek)
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3733

GPS Chipset Type M2 (MediaTek)
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3735

List compiled May 15, 2009 by Sergey Zakharov

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

A cold reset should help

HawaiianFlyer wrote:

So I saw today that the Nuvi 7XX has a new firmware release.

I made the mistake of downloading it on to my Nuvi 760.

Now the unit just shuts-off about 10 seconds after turning on the unit. When plugged into the power cradle the unit remains powered but hangs-up and accepts no inputs after about 10 seconds.

I reloaded the software again via Web Updater. Still, same thing.

So, I called Garmin. While on the phone with a tech rep the line was disconnected. I immediately called back, and got a recording that Garmin's offices are now closed. Huh? Do their phones just disconnect everyone at 6PM?

Never had a problem with a software download until this one.

Anyone else?

See the update at the end of my earlier post to find the cold reset procedure for the 7x0 series. It hopefully will fix your 760 as it did my 750 after the firmware update.

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Note: Hardware is the same across all 7x0 series units except for the 750 which does not have Bluetooth and the 770 which has 4GB memory for transatlantic maps. Despite these hardware differences, all above firmware downloads are exactly the same and can be used for any 7x0 unit.

I agree Juggernaut it's not for the 7x5 series

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

Nuvi 7x0 firmware 5.1

I just loaded 5.1 on my nuvi 770 with the same results (turns off in 10 sec). I reloaded 4.9 and all is well. Will contact Garmin in the morning.

Not ready for prime time

Since I'm planning a trip shortly, I think I'll wait until I get back to see how this one settles out before I attempt to update my 750. Thanks for the heads-up.

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge"

glad I missed it

I checked the garmin nuvi 750 download page about a week ago to see if there were any updates. I'm glad this one wasn't posted! (at the moment, it still isn't there). Even though 5.1 seems like trouble, I'm impressed that they're still developing software for units this old.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3809

I was surprised, too

-Nomad- wrote:

I checked the garmin nuvi 750 download page about a week ago to see if there were any updates. I'm glad this one wasn't posted! (at the moment, it still isn't there). Even though 5.1 seems like trouble, I'm impressed that they're still developing software for units this old.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3809

I was also surprised to see updates for a fairly long discontinued series.

Please note that for me, a cold reset cured the 10-seconds-off issue. Some readers of this thread seem to have overlooked this. The need for a reset isn't that uncommon after firmware update although generally the reason for doing the reset is for issues other than a full shutdown.

But folks, 5.1 is working and stable on my nuvi 750 after a cold reset. There's no need to wait for a fix from Garmin because the firmware has no known flaws at this time.

Cold reset

gleasonll wrote:

I just loaded 5.1 on my nuvi 770 with the same results (turns off in 10 sec). I reloaded 4.9 and all is well. Will contact Garmin in the morning.

Try 5.1 again and do a cold reset. I bet it'll work.

No thanks

I don't remember what firmware version I have on my nüvi 760 (it's at home and I'm at work) but it seems to be stable. I'm leaving well enough alone. I can remember the fiasco created with one of the previous firmware updates. Once I got past that horrible version I didn't ever update again. It isn't broken so I don't need to fix it.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

Exactly my take on this

I am staying at 4.8 forever....

Just have to remember to do the edit now to "show" 5.10 when I do a map update.

Amen

thrak wrote:

I don't remember what firmware version I have on my nüvi 760 (it's at home and I'm at work) but it seems to be stable. I'm leaving well enough alone. I can remember the fiasco created with one of the previous firmware updates. Once I got past that horrible version I didn't ever update again. It isn't broken so I don't need to fix it.

Amen to that, you are referring to version 4.00. For those of us that went through that, we are cautious about any new Garmin firmware "upgrades." Once bitten, twice shy.

I wonder about 7x5

It is interesting to see the older 7x0 series still getting updates but I wonder what is up with the newer 7x5 series. The last update was back in July 2010 to 4.00 and there are still some annoying issues.

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

I d/l it yesterday and it worked fine EXCEPT>>>

HawaiianFlyer wrote:

So I saw today that the Nuvi 7XX has a new firmware release.

I made the mistake of downloading it on to my Nuvi 760.

Now the unit just shuts-off about 10 seconds after turning on the unit. When plugged into the power cradle the unit remains powered but hangs-up and accepts no inputs after about 10 seconds.

I reloaded the software again via Web Updater. Still, same thing.

So, I called Garmin. While on the phone with a tech rep the line was disconnected. I immediately called back, and got a recording that Garmin's offices are now closed. Huh? Do their phones just disconnect everyone at 6PM?

Never had a problem with a software download until this one.

Anyone else?

it reset all my settings to default and wiped out my favorites file...I have to tell you, I have been playing more and more with my TT 340s xl and thinking TT is really the wave of the future...better routing, easier updating and it has never (knock on wood) screwed up my unit with updates. Between more easily usable cell phone GPS and the TT ascendance (IMHO) technologically...garmin may well become the dinosaur in a few years. Exceptional graphics can only carry you so far!

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"You can't get there from here"

Backup regularly

Just one more reason to backup. I do mine when I update poi's in EPE. It just takes a few extra seconds, and well worth it.

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

I will plan to load it on my 760 this evening and test

I'm going on a several hour roadtrip tomorrow. I will report back on any observations.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

+1>>>

Juggernaut wrote:

Just one more reason to backup. I do mine when I update poi's in EPE. It just takes a few extra seconds, and well worth it.

made for a quick fix but still it should not happen at all !

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"You can't get there from here"

Back up and reset

cagpsfan wrote:

I'm going on a several hour roadtrip tomorrow. I will report back on any observations.

To be safe, backup your Favorites first. You most likely will need to to a reset to get beyond the 10-second shutdown issue and the reset may well delete your Favorites (although mine were preserved).

I talked with Garmin this

I talked with Garmin this morning, and they pulled 5.1 from the webupdater; they couldn't/wouldn't indicate when a corrected version would be up.

True

TMK wrote:

made for a quick fix but still it should not happen at all !

But, I don't trust programmers these days, as is well evidenced in our electronic foibles.

Their crap code can cause loss of data just when needed the most. I prefer to rely on me!

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

.

I've also verified that v5.10 has been pulled. This kind of thing should not be happening, especially considering that Garmin forces a firmware update (unless you know how to bypass it) whenever you do a map update...Bad Garmin!

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

Where was software QA when this was released?

Seems to me like someone forgot to test build 5.1. They left it to us to test!

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What should concern all current Garmin owners is that this proves that Garmin doesn't even test its own software updates. This bug appears ten seconds after installing the update. It's not like you have to perform some obscure search or press a certain button sequence for the bug to appear!! I guess Garmin is too busy pushing out "new" models to even test updates.

looks to me like competition

looks to me like competition between other GPS makers and the smartphones would make Garmin be a little more careful??

Thanks for the heads up I was just getting ready to update.

Standard Garmin Operating Procedure

easygoin wrote:

Seems to me like someone forgot to test build 5.1. They left it to us to test!

While I'm pleased that they are still updating the 7x0 firmware Garmin has had pretty much this approach all through the 7x0 firmware cycle. It's not the first time they've bricked units on firmware updates.

I can't remember which version I'm on, 4.8 I think, but I have learnt not to update anything until some braver souls have tested and reported on it first! And even then only if I figure I can use something listed in the changelog.

how many bricks?

gpsaccount wrote:

It's not the first time they've bricked units on firmware updates.

How many units are currently bricked? Has anyone other than CraigW done a hard reset on a 5.1 install? Any still dead?

Garmin pulled 5.1 >>>

-Nomad- wrote:
gpsaccount wrote:

It's not the first time they've bricked units on firmware updates.

How many units are currently bricked? Has anyone other than CraigW done a hard reset on a 5.1 install? Any still dead?

even for apologists that should be enough evidence that something is amiss. BTW, I found yesterday that my Mapsource was also messed up when I connected the 1490 and tried d/l some gpx files. Had to delete then re-install mapsource to cure the problem. Admittedly, could be a coincidence but it sure is odd that I never had a problem with mapsource prior to this.

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"You can't get there from here"

Good question

-Nomad- wrote:
gpsaccount wrote:

It's not the first time they've bricked units on firmware updates.

How many units are currently bricked? Has anyone other than CraigW done a hard reset on a 5.1 install? Any still dead?

A good question.

In the next week, I plan to use my 750 with 5.1 around town to see how it works, both with routes, custom POIs with alerts and a TourGuide. I'll be able to test everything except traffic since my nearest traffic area is about 125 miles from home. I'll also see how it works transferring favorites back and forth with Mapsource.

My guess (which will either be nearly confirmed or proven wrong) is that after a cold reset, 5.1 is stable and does offer improvements (as indicated in the Changelog posted near the top of this thread). If true, the only issue was the 10-second turnoff after update until being reset. Garmin may then have pulled 5.1 to avoid having to answer Customer Service questions and have to give reset instructions to everyone. Give me a week and I'll report back.

I realize that this is a moot point for most folks since 5.1 is no longer available. But assuming that a future corrected update will be issued by Garmin including many or all of the updates that were part of 5.1, my tests may help us see if there are any usage glitches with the firmware beyond the initial 10-s shutdown.

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CraigW wrote:

I realize that this is a moot point for most folks since 5.1 is no longer available.

It's still there but you have to know where and how to find it, which I won't reveal since there's a valid reason Garmin pulled it. As was mentioned already, this type of update error should not be dumped onto the end-user and tells you something about Garmin's quality control.

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

Yeah!!!

-Nomad- wrote:

I checked the garmin nuvi 750 download page about a week ago to see if there were any updates. I'm glad this one wasn't posted! (at the moment, it still isn't there). Even though 5.1 seems like trouble, I'm impressed that they're still developing software for units this old.
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3809

Bad software as usual....try to fix a problem and cause more....Sounds like Garmin...just discouraging to see all the problems with their programmer's....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

5.1

I am going to buy lifetime map and while reading here it looks like you have to have the latest firmware update to update your map. If they don't offer the 5.1, but it has been offered will I be able to use the lifetime update if I don't update my firmware?

Thanks, Mary

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

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For map updates, Garmin requires the most current firmware to be on the device. Since 5.10 has been pulled due to problems Garmin has not checked for, this version will not be installed until it's re-released or another version is released to replace it (5.20 would be likely). The forced firmware update if Garmin has not re-released 5.10 would be 4.90. If you already have this version, nothing will be installed.

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

I have two Nuvi 750's and

I have two Nuvi 750's and two Lifetime Update cards. I updated the first one last Sunday and got version 4.90. I was not able to update the second until Tuesday because of a problem with the Product Key. That one updated to 5.10, and I had the same problems as the other posters with the shutdown after 10 seconds. Using the links in an earlier post, I was able to downgrade to 4.90 which solved the problem. By doing it this way (although I didn't realize it at the time), I got the latest maps without having the latest (5.10) firmware at the time.

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Earth is the insane asylum of the universe!

5.1.0. evaluation

DorkusNimrod wrote:
CraigW wrote:

I realize that this is a moot point for most folks since 5.1 is no longer available.

It's still there but you have to know where and how to find it, which I won't reveal since there's a valid reason Garmin pulled it. As was mentioned already, this type of update error should not be dumped onto the end-user and tells you something about Garmin's quality control.

Well, I've tested my "hard resetted" nuvi 750 post firmware 5.1.0 for about a week now and it's working well both in the car and on the computer with WebUpdater, POILoader and Mapsource. I will say that I notice no difference between it and the previous 4.9.0 even though the Changelog from Garmin indicated several improvements.

So to me, the only reason that Garmin pulled 5.1.0 was because of the "10-sec. off" error until after the updated nuvi was reset.

Still, if other 7x0 users had the same experience as everyone here at POI Factory, the 10-sec. off problem occurred to 100% of the updaters and if so, it's hard to conceive how this update ever could have gotten through Garmin and been offered to the public. Not a single person here reported 5.1.0 working initially after the update.

Reset

CraigW wrote:

See the update at the end of my earlier post to find the cold reset procedure for the 7x0 series. It hopefully will fix your 760 as it did my 750 after the firmware update.

Thanks. That worked.

Out of curiosity I called Garmin back before I did the reset you prescribed. They emailed me a file that was suppose to update the unit to v4.9. After an hour on the phone with them, and allowing tech support to remotely operate my laptop, they couldn't get the file to recognize and update to the unit.

They gave me an RMA# to retun the unit.

So...thanks. The reset fixed the problem to the extent that I will not need to return the unit to Garmin.

So you're running 5.1, too?

HawaiianFlyer wrote:
CraigW wrote:

See the update at the end of my earlier post to find the cold reset procedure for the 7x0 series. It hopefully will fix your 760 as it did my 750 after the firmware update.

Thanks. That worked.

Out of curiosity I called Garmin back before I did the reset you prescribed. They emailed me a file that was suppose to update the unit to v4.9. After an hour on the phone with them, and allowing tech support to remotely operate my laptop, they couldn't get the file to recognize and update to the unit.

They gave me an RMA# to retun the unit.

So...thanks. The reset fixed the problem to the extent that I will not need to return the unit to Garmin.

So you have success with 5.1, too, after the reset? Good for you. Have you noticed any changes? I have not with my 750, although I note from the Change Log, that many of the improvements will not apply to my non-Bluetoothed nuvi operating in the USA.

It certainly sounds like your effort with Garmin's tech support indicates that the person you were dealing with had no idea that there had been a short-lived 5.1 update.

Maybe we're an exclusive club: nuvi 7x0 owners who are running firmware 5.1.0! wink

v5.1.0

CraigW wrote:

Maybe we're an exclusive club: nuvi 7x0 owners who are running firmware 5.1.0! wink

Yep, everything seems to work...I've noticed no real changes.

I did loose some of "My Favorites".

v5.1.0?....."Only those who have been over the edge and back truely know where the edge is."

Beyond 5.1

Has Garmin provided a new update beyond 5.1 to fix this problem or is Cold Reset the only solution for now?

No new update

easygoin wrote:

Has Garmin provided a new update beyond 5.1 to fix this problem or is Cold Reset the only solution for now?

There's nothing newer than the short-lived and now gone 5.1 so far. Garmin now offers 4.9.0 again for folks with older firmware looking to update but it appears that anyone who did the update to 5.1 has a frozen unit that can't go back to 4.9--at least that's what HawaiinFlyer found (unless they first did a cold reset--but if they did the reset, why go back to 4.9?)

Until/if a new firmware comes out, the cold reset is one option that seems to be working; restoring a backup of a unit's previous 4.9.0 (for those who keep full nuvi backups on a computer) is the other solution to the dreaded "10-sec off" issue.

No Update Indicated

I just happened to check my 760 and no update from 4.90 is indicated.

Update: Right after I posted this, I took another look and it now shows an update is available.

4.90 is still the current version

docrj wrote:

I just happened to check my 760 and no update from 4.90 is indicated.

Update: Right after I posted this, I took another look and it now shows an update is available.

Except for the few of us who updated to the short-lived firmware 5.10, the nuvi 7x0 series current version remains 4.90.

If you're seeing updates available, I assume you're using myGarmin's Dashboard and it's alerting you to new or updated voices, text or other such file, but not a firmware update.

If you switch from myGarmin's Dashboard to WebUpdater*, you'll have a clearer picture of what's being offered so that you can decide to pick and choose what, if any, updates you wish to download. But for firmware, 4.90 is still what's being offered.

*WebUpdater:
http://www8.garmin.com/products/webupdater/howtoinstall.jsp

You Are Correct

It was just a you stated. When checked the update the fw was still 4.90. It must have updated other items.

was 5.1 the last?

I wonder if there will ever be a 5.2? Garmin has to commit resources to a code base for units that were discontinued a long time ago. If they have to answer a ton of customer service calls on top of it, the cost goes even higher. If they can't easily fix the reset issue, how much time/effort/money will they sink into software for ancient hardware?

Value added

I'd have to know of real value added before I update the firmware.

Other Models

-Nomad- wrote:

I wonder if there will ever be a 5.2? Garmin has to commit resources to a code base for units that were discontinued a long time ago. If they have to answer a ton of customer service calls on top of it, the cost goes even higher. If they can't easily fix the reset issue, how much time/effort/money will they sink into software for ancient hardware?

Add to that this experience may have them drop updates for other units as well. I was hoping to see an update to the 7x5 4.0 firmware but that may be put off indefinitely as well.

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Glad I read and waited

I am staying at 4.8. I am real glad I always read here first then let any update "soak" for a week or so to get the final scoop before venturing forth into the world of Garmin's less than stellar software updates.

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