2460LMT - Need Map Update Advice

 

I just received a Garmin 2460LMT as a gift and just registered it. I just downloaded the Lifetimeupdater to my computer for the life time maps.
It offers 3 options - download to device, download to device and computer or download to computer. What is the best option to select to download the 2012.30 maps.
Someone told me to copy the current version of the maps off the device to the computer in case they need reinstalled. ??? Need some help... I would like to get this setup and done right the first time.

Thanks in advance.

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JG - Nuvi 2460

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DL to computer, and device as it will update MapSource as well.

But, I would use the Option 2, as the Lifetimeupdater has had problems for many people.

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Friendly advice

Before doing anything, make a complete back up of your unit.
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/30394

Cheers

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Ditto

Ditto on all of the above.

Backup

yeah but

Yeah, but he has lifetime updates for the maps.

While it might be wise to backup the original maps that came with the gps ... after that, there is little need.

A quick way to back up your maps, since the 2460 has 8gb of space is to just rename the old map on the gps before downloading and installing the new map ... that way it would be easy to revert back to the old map ... and avoid the lengthy usb copy back and forth

Space is not going to be a problem on his new gps for many updates to come

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Garmin 205, 260W, 1450LMT, 2460LMT, HEREwego for iPhone ... all still mapping strong.

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Juggernaut wrote:

DL to computer, and device as it will update MapSource as well.

But, I would use the Option 2, as the Lifetimeupdater has had problems for many people.

Not only will MapSource be updated, but the Base Camp application will also be installed with the map too. I reverted to using Base Camp only.

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JRoz -- DriveSmart 55 & Traffic