Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Garmin Mobile XT for Symbian S60 (5.00.50 & 5.00.60)
Countless of people has been asking me about how to install this on their mobile phone.. And I have been using Garmin Mobile XT since the days of N95.. and also when I changed my phone to the Nokia 5800.
Getting the required files
First thing you should do, obviously, is to get the required files.
*Garmin Mobile XT v5.00.50 for Symbian s60 v3 (dont worry, it supports 5th edition devices as well)
*Garmin Mobile XT Support Files (voice navigation files)
*You will also need a map file. This is a rather MalfreeMaps, map of Malaysia-Singapore which is free for download from their website www.malfreemaps.com
*Before I begin, let me highlight some problems i encounter when i installed garmin on my phone (Nokia 5800). It just wont install (expired certificate). If you encounter such problem, no fear, its a firmware bug. all u need to do is back up ur phone to ur sd card, and do a hard reset (enter *#7370* and enter lock code). After hard reset, you will be able to install.
STEP 1: Connect your phone to PC via Data Cable in Mass Storage Mode
STEP 2: Run the GarminMobileXTforSymbianS603rdEdition_50050.exe you downloaded earlier. Select the ‘Mass Storage Device’ which is your memory card in your phone.
STEP 3: Run the GarminMobileXTSupportFiles_4xxxx.exe you downloaded earlier.
STEP 4: Copy the map file gmapsupp.img you downloaded earlier into your phone, under the directory 'x:\garmin\’ where ‘x’ is the drive of your Mass Storage Device (your memory card in your phone)
STEP 5: Using the safely remove device function of your PC, remove the data cables.
STEP 6: Run the File Manager application in your phone
STEP 7: Scroll to ‘E: Memory card’ and scroll down. Run the GarminMobileXT.sis file. This will install Garmin on your phone. note, this is where i encountered the ‘expired certificate’ error. If you do not encounter this, ignore this line. If you do, do the hard reset.
STEP 8: Run GMobileXT from Apps.
STEP 9: This is where you see the Garmin Spash Screen, and select Agree
STEP 10: Your Garmin might prompt you to enter product code etc.. or start searching for external BT GPSr. Click cancel to get to the main screen
STEP 11: Go to Tools (circled in yellow)–> Settings (circled in green) –> Scroll Down (circled in blue)–> Go to ‘About’ (circled in white)
STEP 12: Copy down the Card ID on a piece of paper (my screenshot doesn’t show card id because mine is already unlocked)
STEP 13: Now, run the application Garmin.exe and enter the card ID (1), click on Generate (2) and copy (ctrl+c) the device unlock code.
STEP 14: Start the application ‘Notepad’ and paste the code there like this, and save the file as SW.UNL (Please take note, when you save the file, you change the file type as ‘ALL TYPE’, as illustrated below, in red.
STEP 15: Now, reconnect your phone to your PC via Mass Storage Mode. Paste the SW.UNL into your x:\garmin\ folder.
VIOLA!! Welcome to the universe of Garmin Mobile XT.
Upgrading to v5.00.60 (Optional)
Why upgrade to the final release? Simple.. If you are using Nokia 5800, I strongly recommend you upgrade. Please refer to the changelog below:
Changes in v5.00.60:
- To improve the horizontal to vertical NOKIA 5800 screen problem
- NOKIA 5800 to improve the horizontal screen open "turn preview" issue
- To improve the NOKIA 5800 in the evening when the text mode
Download the following file from this link.
Next, just extract the files, copy and paste it in the phone. Override all files that shares the same file name.
Next, just run the GarminMobileXT.sis file from your phone’s memory card root directory, from your phone.
VIOLA.. thats it.. the final update for Garmin Mobile XT for Symbian Devices s60.