Garmin released version 6.30 for the 34xx series.
Changes made from version 6.20 to 6.30:
Fixed a bug that caused Safe Text to malfunction.
Fixed a bug that caused the unit to display ASR messages on non-ASR units.
Fixed a bug that caused subcategories not to appear with certain custom GPI files.
Funny thing is, the Fixed a bug that caused subcategories not to appear with certain custom GPI file has now appeared. I always had subcategories with my poi files. After installing this update, I now do not have the subcategories. I guess I will call Garmin tomorrow.
Same findings here. I never noticed any type of categories bug on my 3490 in any previous firmware version(s)...that being said, whatever "bug" they fixed has now broken the categories on what was fine in the first place. I dunno about Garmin & these untested updates...that's what beta testing is for. Geez, here we go again.
Right now, the workaround is to put each poi (the .cvs, .bmp, and .wav) in its own folder and then rebuild the .gpi file.
Rebuilding each gpi file from it's own folder didn't work for me.
I now have my categories back but I hardly have any poi icons on the screen. Before the update, I had every icon i had show up. Now, only a few. Is there anyway to revert back to 6.20?
Just downloaded 6.30 on my Garmin 2595lmt. Same Problem, No sub catagories under Custom Poi's Sucks!!
Why did you download 6.30 on your 2595LMT. This download was for the 34XX series. I was just wondering why you did it.
Because there was also a 6.30 update for my 2595LMT on the Webupdater. Last one was 6.20.
I guess I didn't get my email on the update. I also have a 2595LMT. I will have to check on this.
Is there anyway to revert back to 6.20?
Did you make a complete backup of your unit because if you want to rollback you'll need the previous GUPDATE.GCD file.
Thanks for the heads-up.
Do I just copy GUPDATE.GCD from my backup to the nuvi?
Download the file to your PC, rename it to GUPDATE.GCD and copy it to your nuvi drive into the x:/Garmin folder. Safely disconnect your nuvi from your PC and allow it to reboot. The firmware update (actually backdate in this case) should occur.]
An alternate way is:
1. Connect the nuvi to the PC and wait for it to be detected/recognized.
2. Drag the downloaded file to the WebUpdater icon on your PC.
The file will be transferred to the nuvi and the firmware update/backdate will take place on the next nuvi power-cycle after disconnecting from USB.
Thanks for the update. At this point do I upgrade my 3490's or do I wait for another update?
Did you successfully backdate the firmware? I'm holding at v.6.20 because of this thread. There were some issues with v.6.20 but pretty minor ones that I've found and posted in another thread so far.
... lesson learned before jumping blindly into firmware updates.
it's the dog's fault
AHAH! I am also running v6.30 on my 2595. This thread (v6.30 POI subcategory bug) might explain why POI's in a combined file (no subfolders) intall fine on my 255 and leave me with neat separate categories for each one, but are combined all together if I install them the same way on my 2595. The work around was to create separate sub-folders and install from the top level folder on the 2595. To be fair though it may never work anyway. I never had separate categories on the 2595 going back to the original FW that was on it until I used the separate sub-folder method to install them.
I hold my breath and cross my fingers when I update the firmware, but I have to say going from v4.40 to v6.20 seemed to correct a LOT of glitches: searches are MUCH faster, especially from the main search window at the top of the "Where To?" screen, for example just entering "Dunkin" or "Monterey". Routes are calculating faster too. My brother lives on the west coast and for fun I would enter his address. It would do fine and then hang forever at 89%. It doesn't do this anymore. I think they tweeked the "searching near" window as well. I swear it used to default to a multi-state display; now it defaults to my home town. They also seemed to improve the speed of searches again from v6.20 to v6.30. Of course none of this is mentioned in the release notes (except for "General bug fixes and improvements made to the software") but you can see the difference.
I show that I have Software Verison :4.40 and GPS Firmware:2.89.00. Are there newer update than that.
But I still don't have all my poi's showing. I would skip this one.
Has anyone ever else noticed a lack of poi icons with this update?
I use only the red light & speed cam POIs and since v6.20 (yes, 6.20), the speed cam icon is not showing on the map screen at all while the red light icon shows just fine. I've been using this same speed cam icon for years now and it shows just fine on all of my other units (750, 760, 765, 855, & 3790). Garmin have managed to hose something with the POIs with the last two firmware updates.
What I have noticed is that I can use one redlight cam icon, and it shows up fine, but when I decided to change it the new one doesn't show up on the map. I confirmed several times that the names are exact/perfect, even tried deleting them all and re-adding. I went back to the old (original) one. If anyone wants to know which files I used to try it out, let me know.
The properties of the icon will affect how it displays (or not) depending on the unit. Use MSPaint or something similar to view the properties of the icon that works, then convert the icon that doesn't so it has the same properties - color depth, size and so on.
Thanks! I'll try it and report back.
Hi, I'm new here and I'm living in the Netherlands.
Last week I updated my Nuvi 2595LMT with rev.6.30 and I experienced the same problems which are written here.
No sub catagories under Custom Poi's.
I contacted Garmin in the Netherlands and they don't recognize my problems.
Surfing over the internet learned me that I am not alone.
Anyhow Garmin send me the only old version they had which is v.4.40.
The subcatagories are back but now I dont see my icons on the map.
Is there anybody here who is willing to send me a version or copy from v. 6.20 or another newer than 4.40.
This (hidden) file gupdate.gcd can be found in the unit in map .system.
I received a version 6.20 and everything is now ok.
Please report this to Garmin. They need to understand the jump from 6.20 to 6.30 breaks the custom POI subcategory function.
Yes I did informed Garmin in the Netherlands.
I presume they comminicate this to the USA.
I had the same problem when "updating" to V6.3. Called Garmin CS, and the said they hadn't heard of the problem. My previous version was 4.4 and they said I couldn't downgrade to 6.2 After an hour on the phone, they generated an RMA for my unit. I sent it back last Friday - April 20, they received it on Monday the 23rd. A new one was delivered Wed the 25, but it had some old firmware 3.(?). Poi's loaded in correctly, but when I updated to 6.3 it screwed up the categories again. I wanted to load in the gupdate.gcd for version 6.2, but I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Guess I'll call them back next week and let them know, again.
Re: >>I had the same problem when "updating" to V6.3. Called Garmin CS, and the said they hadn't heard of the problem.<<
It must depend on who you talk to and where you call. When I spoke with the tech about this problem last week, he hadn't heard of it, but put me on hold while he consulted with someone else. (I'm assuming their 2nd level support.) When he got back on the phone he stated that 6.3 was supposed to fix a problem with some POI sub categories. So at least -some- people at Garmin know about this problem. I followed up that phone call with a report of the problem through their website. The response takes a little longer, but they seem to look at it more closely and try to duplicate what you reported.
My previous version was 4.4 and they said I couldn't downgrade to 6.2
So backdating is not possible? Has anyone actually tried doing it? I really question if some of these CS reps at Garmin really know what they're doing half the time. I wish we could all start with Tier 2 reps as it will save us at least 2 hours per call.
Has anyone actually tried doing it? I really question if some of these CS reps at Garmin really know what they're doing half the time.
Yes, you can backdate to any previous version as long as you have the firmware update (.gcd) file. I have backdated many times to a previous or earlier version if the released version has bugs or issues. The only version you cannot backdate to is the initial unit release version (first firmware version & what the unit came with when the series is first released) as it is never provided as a download.
Anyone have the .gcd file version 6.2 I can use to downdate my Nuvi 3490??
To see if any problems are going to crop up before I do any type of firmware update. It has saved me a bunch of problems in the past. I know someone has to be the first to try any update, but I am not that brave to do so myself.
ok so yes there is a problem with this upgrade, and installing previous is good but...
WHERE to download previous version !?!?
Do you have a backup copy before you updated it?
You can try here but you need to register. http://www.noeman.org/gsm/garmin-receivers-firmwares/234841-...
Garmin -used to- keep previous versions on their servers and if you knew the link, you could download them. Apparently ISO regulations don't allow old firmware versions to be accessible to the public (or some other odd/obscure reason) so you can't get them from Garmin's servers anymore. You may be able to find them using Google but I really don't know.
To avoid this, I back up every single firmware release (when initially released) for every unit I have and have them at my disposal when needed...which turns out to be quite often with Garmin's buggy updates.
Any idea when Version 6.40 is coming out to fix all the broken pieces?
When the Garmin software engineers are convinced there IS a problem. I have been going back and forth with them providing details of the problem. All they have to do is install a few POI's on a unit running v6.20 and update to v6.30 to duplicate the problem. Should take them about 5 minutes tops.
Thanks for links.
I re-installed the previous version (6.20),
remove all my custom POIs,
reorganize all 1 by folder (in case),
validate that all gps file = bmp file name,
re-upload all using PO Loader,
still nothing displayed
Actually I thing all POIs are there, as I can hear sounds in case of custom alerts, but no icons.
Will upgrade each time and maybe one day god will be with me...
Tho Thanks for you posts guys
all icons are back!
What I did after last post:
Downloaded last POI Loader 2.7.1.
Decreased ALL icons to the same colour level and same size: 8bits colour depth and 24x24px.
Delete all POIs
Reload all POIs (more than 8000)
All is displayed, whatever zoom, whatever mode, alerts and all the stuff is back.
and now... no more upgrades
Did you still have to put all the POIs in their own folders or are they all in one?
yes I kept 1file per folder.
Dunno if it's really required but it was my config when I loaded them successfully.
1 folder= 1 csv or 1 gpx + 1 bmp + 1 mp3 (if needed for alerts).
folder name=gpx name=bmp name=mp3 name
ok I made 1 main folder and all in sub-folders under the 1rst one.
So you'r able to load all in one shot using the Poi Loader, by just choosing the main folder and it will load all sub folders automatically.
Just to avoid loading one folder by one.
Did you happen to do this after updating to the latest maps? I have all my icons as 8 bit and 24x24 adn not all of them show up.
yes I did all that complex and fastidious stuff after updating the latest map, firmware (as I reversed to an earlier version in the past) and upgrade POI Loader.
I did all upgrades, and then reload all my POIs then by folders.
I dunno if ALL icons are there (some are in Quebec, others are in Vermont, NJ and NY) but as far as I can see yes it seems that all is shown now.
In my opinion I think it's useless to build a 1 file per folder loading but I dont want to redo all.
It doesn't specifically state it fixes the POI issue.
Changes made from version 6.30 to 6.40:
Improved map and content transfer speeds.
Improved software stability.
Same release for the 2595. I just installed it and it DID NOT restore the separated category function for POI's that we lost with version 6.30. I used POI editor to delete all POI's, then re-added Red Light Cams, then Rest Areas Combined (two separate runs of POI Loader) and they were combined in one file on my unit.
No opinion yet on whether anything else has improved.
I think the 8bit color is the key. Before 6.3, I had some 24bit color icons and they showed up just fine. I changed them all to 8bit and now they all appear.
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