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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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What is the trick?

DorkusNimrod wrote:

Garmin forces a firmware update (unless you know how to bypass it) whenever you do a map update...Bad Garmin!

Can you share with us the bypass routine so we can also skip firmware updates at map update times

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Wanted -Woman with GPS -send picture of GPS

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alrom45 wrote:

Can you share with us the bypass routine so we can also skip firmware updates at map update times

Sure. If someone wants to add it to the FAQ page, feel free. This was written a few years ago by myself but it should still work just as well.

DorkusNimrod wrote:

Right-click on the file named GarminDevice.xml on the nuvi drive located in
x:/Garmin and select "Open With" and choose Notepad. Look for the following line
approx 6 lines down from the top:

< SoftwareVersion >320< /SoftwareVersion >

The current software version on the unit is listed here. The example above is 320 (version 3.20) and coincides with the actual version flashed to the unit. Change the 320 (or whatever other version number it is) to 420 or to whatever the current available Garmin version number is. Make no other changes.

*Note that I had to add spaces in the example line above so the forum would not interpret the line as valid html code. Don't add the spaces that I added above.

After doing so, save the file (file/save). Don't unplug or power off the unit...keep it connected to the PC. Run the registration process again which should now let you register the unit. After doing so, be sure and delete GUPDATE.GCD if it gets installed on the nuvi again somewhere in the process.

Don't worry if you somehow mess up on the file editing as this file is regenerated at every nuvi power cycle.

From here on afterwards, you will have to delete GUPDATE.GCD from the nuvi every time after running WebUpdater since each time you do, it will find the newest update and reinstall GUPDATE.GCD again since you will still have an older version on the unit.

If you haven't yet done so, you can now install the version of your choice from the Perry archive site at: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/agree.html

Editing the GarminDevice.xml file simply temporarily fools WebUpdater and/or the registration process into thinking that the most current software verison is already installed on the unit. After the nuvi is power cycled & GarminDevice.xml is regenerated, the software version listed in the file will again list the older version that is currently on the unit.

You will also again have to re-edit the GarminDevice.xml file just before before installing the map update to avoid the forced firmware update.

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

Confirmed

DorkusNimrod wrote:

This was written a few years ago by myself but it should still work just as well.

I've been using this method for + 2 years and it works as described.

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Nüvi 255W born on 602117815/nüMaps Lifetime North America

I'm guessing a 7x5 update is coming

Aardvark wrote:
-Nomad- wrote:

.....

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.

I suspect there will be a 7x5 update coming. I have a 755T refurb from Garmin that came with 4.10 and there is a 4.10 update.GCD already flaoting around the web.

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Frank, MA.

Not Yet

Just plugged my 765T in and ran Webupdater. No 4.10 offered yet (nor any other update for that matter).

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I support the right to keep and arm bears.

I wonder if there will ever be a 5.2?

Following is Garmin's response to my email query regarding the aborted 5.1 firmware.

"Dear ______,

Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help you with this. When the engineers get all the problems corrected with the software, they will schedule a release of the software again. The software may not be named 5.1 though as they had released that and pulled it back. If you have any other questions, please reply to this email. Thank you."

Sounds a little opened ended to me......

Larry

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Nuvi 2595LMT Nuvi 2460LMT Nuvi 40LM

Many Thanks

DorkusNimrod wrote:
alrom45 wrote:

Can you share with us the bypass routine so we can also skip firmware updates at map update times

Sure. If someone wants to add it to the FAQ page, feel free. This was written a few years ago by myself but it should still work just as well.

DorkusNimrod wrote:

Right-click on the file named GarminDevice.xml on the nuvi drive located in
x:/Garmin and select "Open With" and choose Notepad. Look for the following line
approx 6 lines down from the top:

< SoftwareVersion >320< /SoftwareVersion >

The current software version on the unit is listed here. The example above is 320 (version 3.20) and coincides with the actual version flashed to the unit. Change the 320 (or whatever other version number it is) to 420 or to whatever the current available Garmin version number is. Make no other changes.

*Note that I had to add spaces in the example line above so the forum would not interpret the line as valid html code. Don't add the spaces that I added above.

After doing so, save the file (file/save). Don't unplug or power off the unit...keep it connected to the PC. Run the registration process again which should now let you register the unit. After doing so, be sure and delete GUPDATE.GCD if it gets installed on the nuvi again somewhere in the process.

Don't worry if you somehow mess up on the file editing as this file is regenerated at every nuvi power cycle.

From here on afterwards, you will have to delete GUPDATE.GCD from the nuvi every time after running WebUpdater since each time you do, it will find the newest update and reinstall GUPDATE.GCD again since you will still have an older version on the unit.

If you haven't yet done so, you can now install the version of your choice from the Perry archive site at: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/agree.html

Editing the GarminDevice.xml file simply temporarily fools WebUpdater and/or the registration process into thinking that the most current software verison is already installed on the unit. After the nuvi is power cycled & GarminDevice.xml is regenerated, the software version listed in the file will again list the older version that is currently on the unit.

You will also again have to re-edit the GarminDevice.xml file just before before installing the map update to avoid the forced firmware update.

Thanks Dorkusnimrod

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Wanted -Woman with GPS -send picture of GPS

nuvi 7x0 5.1 software

to Hawaiian Flyer & CraigW....

I am having the same issue with my nuvi760, the "master reset" will only work for about 2 weeks at a time and them my unit locks up during the boot process when connected to the car dock or shuts off after about 10 seconds when not attached...Garmin insists that this is a hardware issue and wants $108.65 for a refurbished unit...As I have tried to explain to several of their "Product Support Specialists" the unit worked fine prior to the 5.1 update...

Too bad

je1969turner wrote:

to Hawaiian Flyer & CraigW....

I am having the same issue with my nuvi760, the "master reset" will only work for about 2 weeks at a time and them my unit locks up during the boot process when connected to the car dock or shuts off after about 10 seconds when not attached...Garmin insists that this is a hardware issue and wants $108.65 for a refurbished unit...As I have tried to explain to several of their "Product Support Specialists" the unit worked fine prior to the 5.1 update...

Darn, that's too bad. I can report that my 750 with 5.1 is still working, BUT this is a backup GPS for me so it's rarely used and if used more frequently, maybe I'd have your 5.1 760 issues, too.

Can you go back to the "now current" firmware 4.90 and see if that reverts your brick to a functional GPS again?

ouch

je1969turner wrote:

the "master reset" will only work for about 2 weeks at a time and them my unit locks up during the boot process when connected to the car dock or shuts off after about 10 seconds when not attached...

That sounds like a bigger bug than just an install problem. sad But I'm still hoping there will be a 5.2. You can get 4.90 from here http://www.gawisp.com/perry/nuvi/ (Garmin support doesn't seem to be listing anything for the 750/760 at the moment) and try the reinstall like Craig suggested.

here goes trying to update.

here goes trying to update. Been holding off since seeing this thread buts its nice to know that there is help here if needed

Just got off the phone with

Just got off the phone with garmin...
the tech admitted there was a problem with 5.1 and it had been pulled from the website, he claims to be sending me the 4.9 file and instructions to install...
We'll see what happens... also, in the "x:\Garmin\GPX" folder there is a gpx file... this file contains your favorites, save it for restore later...

Since the garmin guy never

Since the garmin guy never sent me the file, i downloaded it from the above link and installed no problem...
Now, wait 2 weeks and see if it still works...
Maybe they will release 5.1b???

Update Firmware

Happy at 4.8 No issues! Probably stay with this upgrade to the end of the units life.

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nuvi' 2450

Agreed

Agreed!

nuvi 750 shuts off after about 10 seconds

this happened to my nuvi 750 when I saved 2 addresses and did not enter names. the gps froze after several seconds. sequence of events:
1. I hit "where to" button.
2. I entered address.
3. gps gave me 2 addresses, one is avenue , other one is street.
4. I hit save on first address, I did not enter a name.
5. I hit the back button.
6. I hit save on second address, I did not enter a name.
7. I hit "where to" button. I hit "recently found", I chose first address.
8. gps calculated the route, then froze after a few seconds.
9. I restarted the gps , same thing, calculated the route then froze after several seconds.
I solved the issue by doing a hard reset. this erased the "recently found" and "favorites" info.
nuvi 750 works fine now.

Well done, and welcome

nd_stamford wrote:

this happened to my nuvi 750 when I saved 2 addresses and did not enter names. the gps froze after several seconds. sequence of events:
1. I hit "where to" button.
2. I entered address.
3. gps gave me 2 addresses, one is avenue , other one is street.
4. I hit save on first address, I did not enter a name.
5. I hit the back button.
6. I hit save on second address, I did not enter a name.
7. I hit "where to" button. I hit "recently found", I chose first address.
8. gps calculated the route, then froze after a few seconds.
9. I restarted the gps , same thing, calculated the route then froze after several seconds.
I solved the issue by doing a hard reset. this erased the "recently found" and "favorites" info.
nuvi 750 works fine now.

Well done. I've had to do a hard reset at least once to recover a nuvi after a firmware update. It's not common but does occur on occasion. I think some folks routinely do a hard reset after each firmware update just to be safe.

Note that you can save you favorites to a computer and put them back on the nuvi after a reset.

Welcome to The Factory. Stick around, post more great comments and try POI Loader to install some Custom POI files from here.

There is a 5.3 updated now posted for the 7x0

Change History
Changes made from version 4.90 to 5.30:
Important: This software update will restore user settings to default.
Fixed an error that sometimes caused units to shut down after upgrading software.

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Frank, MA.

More info

Frank508 wrote:

Change History
Changes made from version 4.90 to 5.30:
Important: This software update will restore user settings to default.
Fixed an error that sometimes caused units to shut down after upgrading software.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/35861

There have been updates for the 7x5 series since 2010...

Aardvark wrote:

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.

.......just not useful ones. http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4357 The latest is version 4.4, which still hasn't fixed any of the firmware issues I successfully reported.

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Garmin Nuvi 3490lmt, 765t with Lifetime maps and Clear Channel traffic

5.30 now available.

Just downloaded the map update 2012.4 and got 5.3 firmware forced on me -- besides for the default reset, it seems to be working fine on my 760.

Hope the 5.3 firmware works for others to!

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Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2015.10) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

more info

There's already a thread about the 7x0 v5.30 firmware:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/35861
I've been running it for a while, no problems so far.

Staying at 4.8

I am never going to upgrade to 5.x. I will just keep using the Dorkusnimrod method ...now fooling the unit to believe it is at 5.3.

Nuvi 750 Firmware

I had the same problem of shut off automatically on battery and hang up with external power on. So I did factory reset. Turn off your set - Press and hold bottom right corner and turn on while keep holding (Corner may vary as per model, you can try other corners) The unit will ask you to erase all data. Say yes and your problem is solved.

Thanks

Thanks for the guidance

Nuvi 7x0 firmware 5.1

After reading this thread, I think I'll stick with 4.8 for a while too.

What do you lose?

Guri wrote:

I had the same problem of shut off automatically on battery and hang up with external power on. So I did factory reset. Turn off your set - Press and hold bottom right corner and turn on while keep holding (Corner may vary as per model, you can try other corners) The unit will ask you to erase all data. Say yes and your problem is solved.

I understand doing a reset will erase favorites and my extra pois. But will it erase the map updates as well? What else will be gone or reset?

Will not erase map updates

You may have to reset some settings like keyboard choice, tracking (3d vs up vs true north)

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Nuvi 760 Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

Re: Nuvi 7x0 firmware 5.1

Just got life time maps added to the Nuvi, This is the first update since NEW in 2008. and i have to say the latest update sucks. Unit keeps shuting off and restarting, Had to down grade to 4.90. So far thats working for now. DO NOT UPDATE TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE.

5.1? 5.3?

kaydrive wrote:

Re: Nuvi 7x0 firmware 5.1 -- Just got life time maps added to the Nuvi, This is the first update since NEW in 2008. and i have to say the latest update sucks. Unit keeps shuting off and restarting, Had to down grade to 4.90. So far thats working for now. DO NOT UPDATE TO THE LATEST FIRMWARE.

Note that the current firmware is 5.30, not 5.10.

I'm running v5.1 on a 760.

I'm running v5.1 on a 760. One of the new features I thought added with that version was to be able to enter a zip code in addition to a city name when searching for a destination. My father's 750 didn't have that with v4.9, and it still doesn't have that with v5.3.

Can someone still running with v5.1 confirm that zip code entry is present in that version? Can then someone with a 760 running v5.3 tell me if it's still in that version? It's a really nice feature, and I'd defer upgrading to v5.3 if it means it'll go away.

Thanks.

Jeff

For Jeff

jwhite4 wrote:

I'm running v5.1 on a 760. One of the new features I thought added with that version was to be able to enter a zip code in addition to a city name when searching for a destination. My father's 750 didn't have that with v4.9, and it still doesn't have that with v5.3.

Can someone still running with v5.1 confirm that zip code entry is present in that version? Can then someone with a 760 running v5.3 tell me if it's still in that version? It's a really nice feature, and I'd defer upgrading to v5.3 if it means it'll go away.

Thanks.

Jeff

Jeff, just a quick reply here--to let you know that you may not get a reply.

From what I see in this thread, 5.1 was offered by Garmin for a period of about one day before Garmin pulled it. Of the folks who updated to 5.1, most reverted back to an earlier version.

Here at The Factory, you and I may be the only people who updated to 5.1 and got it to work and kept it. But I recently updated to the new 5.3.

It's quite possible that there's no one with 5.1 on a nuvi 7x0 that still exists who will be able to run the test you want done.

However, what might be the answer you want, my nuvi 750 with firmware 5.30 does allow searches by either City Name or ZIP code.

Therefore, I don't understand why your father's 750 doesn't offer this. If you tap WhereTo, then Address, doesn't your father see what I see:

Spell City/Postal Code
Search All
Change State/Country

I'll doublecheck my father's

I'll doublecheck my father's unit, maybe I missed seeing it.

I'm really more concerned with any 760 users w/ 5.3 - does it still have Spell City/Postal Code? I'd rather not upgrade until I know it's definitely still there.

I thought that was really a nice addition in 5.1, and I wouldn't want to lose it.

And and for v5.1, I had to do the hard reset about 4 times since I did the upgrade (one time while I was using it to navigate to a new destination - that was annoying). But other than that, I was happy with it.

Jeff

D'Oh!

I just did the map update and it automagically updated my firmware from 4.8 to 5.30

I'm hoping it didn't screw anything up. I've stuck with 4.8 for a long time as it worked flawlessly.

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

cold reset?

What exactly is a cold reset?
Is that pressing a corner of the screen while powering up the 750 ?

Also what do you use to save the Favorites?

Howard

5.1 and 5.3 have been pulled

Ugh, both 5.10 and 5.30 have been pulled by Garmin:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/36437

4.0 Fiasco

I haven't updated my 760 since the fix for the firmware 4.0 fiasco. I have found it's hit or miss with Garmin's firmware updates.

Back to 4.90

Garmin pulled the 5.30 firmware. I'm happy they did as it caused my GPS to keep turning off. I edited my GarminDevice.xml and changed the version to some random number that was older then connected to the updater. It asked if I wanted to install 4.90 and I took it. I'm back to a stable version. I'll be more careful next time there's a map update.

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

Cold reset doesnt fix

I installed the 5.30 update previously and my Garmin froze up on me on several occasions while driving in Okinawa.

The reset helps to fix the system for a while, but the issue comes back.

I thought it had been resolved as I left the unit running while attached to my laptop, but the other day I was following a route in the mountains near Tokyo and it crapped out again.

Very disappointing.

I couldnt find a clear link or information how to rollback the software to 4.9. Any help is appreciated.

There may be two ways

gedwards wrote:

I installed the 5.30 update previously and my Garmin froze up on me on several occasions while driving in Okinawa.

The reset helps to fix the system for a while, but the issue comes back.

I thought it had been resolved as I left the unit running while attached to my laptop, but the other day I was following a route in the mountains near Tokyo and it crapped out again.

Very disappointing.

I couldnt find a clear link or information how to rollback the software to 4.9. Any help is appreciated.

There may be two ways to revert to 4.90:

First, there's a link to the firmware update file at the perry site--scroll down to find and save the nuvi750_490.exe file to your computer:

http://gawisp.com/perry/nuvi/

You may want someone to confirm the method for doing this. I think it may be simply connection your 750 to the computer, then running the exe program. But then, maybe running the program just creates files on your PC that need to be copied over to your 750. Or....?

Second, you can use the method described by thrak just above your post by editing the GarminDevice.xml file to fool WebUpdater into thinking you have firmware ealier than 4.9 and allow WebUpdater to install 4.90. I used thrak's method and simply used Window's Notepad to edit the file. Look for SoftwareVersion within a < and >, then change the 530 that follows to something like 480, then save the file. I did find that since GarminDevice.xml is an output file created by the nuvi, it's necessary to edit the xml file and run WebUpdater during the same power cycle; i.e., don't let the 750 turn off after editing the xml file and before running WebUpdater since your edited file will be overwritten with 530 again during your nuvi's boot.

As always, use one of these methods to backdate your firmware at your own risk, especially since I approached my risk tolerance limit when I did this for my 750 and may not know all the risks or limitations to what I've just suggested!

Good luck and report back.

XML Fix works!

Thanks for the advice. I had modified the XML file previously, but didnt consider the power cycle. Did again and its "updating" to 4.90 now.

Also, just FYI or anyone, read that one of the "perks" of 5.30 was that it would allow a 2nd mapset on the SD using gmapsup1. I tried it and it does work, so it would be nice if they got everything sorted out for those who wish to use multiple mapsets.

Or you can just use GMAPtool...

Well done!

gedwards wrote:

Thanks for the advice. I had modified the XML file previously, but didnt consider the power cycle. Did again and its "updating" to 4.90 now.

Also, just FYI or anyone, read that one of the "perks" of 5.30 was that it would allow a 2nd mapset on the SD using gmapsup1. I tried it and it does work, so it would be nice if they got everything sorted out for those who wish to use multiple mapsets.

Or you can just use GMAPtool...

Good work--and a big thanks to DorkusNimrod and thrak, too.

Garmin Nuvi760

Thank you very much. My Garmin has been doing this power off thing for 3 months now. I did the cold shut down as directed in the link. Though I lost my stored address and other user data, the issue was gone just like that. It is now more than 20 minutes, and the unit is still on smile

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