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  1.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    There is no direct link for firmware posted above. You can find the latest for most Garmin devices here:
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  3.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    First, thanks to all for the post. I was so happy to find it as I tried everything to get an unlocked map to be recognized by my DriveSmart 50 (a 2247 device?) but to no avail.

    But now I believe I've followed all the directions exactly and cannot get my device to load or flash at boot up, even when I try to enter "pre-boot" mode by keeping my finger on the upper left corner of the screen. I can get the device to go to that mode WITHOUT an SD card inserted but not with it inserted. Also, I did take the advice of installing the Garmin USB drivers but, even with that, Updater does not recognize my device after connecting it.

    I do, in fact have version 5.70 software and firmware on my device but can't figure out how to "downgrade" to a lower version, as some have suggested. I did download lower versions gcd files but can't figure out how to get them on my device. I thought about just doing a restore but I thought I'd reply to your post instead of making more work and more mess for myself.

    Thanks for the HELP -- in advance!

  4.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    Modern devices can be quite difficult to get into preboot unless you are very experienced. That's why some members make SD flash kits for them. You have the solution in this answer in another thread:
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  5.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    I mean it, thanks for the tip . . Yep, I just didn't register the part about "extract DIRECTLY." So, that did the trick!

    So, if you could give me just a couple more hints to help deal with this in the future. If I do connect with Garmin Express to download maps (I have lifetime North America) and maybe make the mistake of doing a software install, what then? How do you roll that back or, as someone said, "downgrade" the firmware?

    The flash I did was with a "custom SD flash kit only for HWID 2267 devices (Drive-DriveSmart40 & 50)" from user Firefox58. I did try the whole sequence with a Firmware Patcher,RGN Tool,Updater but I couldn't get the Updater to see my devise or get into the "preboot" mode.

    Anyway, I know I'm asking a lot but I'll stop by saying thank you again for your assistance. I got maps!

  6.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    If GE insists on a firmware update before giving you the LM map update then simply don't immediately disconnect and restart as instructed. Instead move the new GUPDATE.GCD from the device's .System folder to somewhere convenient on your PC, make a copy of it and patch it. It will be named gupdate_Patched.gcd when saved by the Patcher so rename it to gupdate.gcd and move it into the device's .System folder. Only THEN safely disconnect the device from the PC and boot it up if it doesn't start up automatically after removal. Because you previously removed the GSV protection by flashing an earlier version either with an RGN or by BIN files on microSD, it will update normally but with the firmware patched of course. Then you can update your LM map.

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    All modern garmin devices can attain preboot but garmin has chosen to make it really difficult for casual users to do it, no doubt for the users' devices own protection as well as frustrate attempts to modify their firmware. That's why the appearance of SD kits.

  7.    Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps   Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps Firmware Patching Your Device for Unlocked Maps
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    Again, thank you for your guidance . . It is most helpful

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