I have a Garmin nuvi and I have the nuMaps Lifetime. I am trying to update my Garmin and it keeps telling me my device doesn't have enough firmware space to do this. What gives and what do I need to do to utilize the nuMaps feature that I bought?
Loaded the software and tried to up-date maps.
Hello & Welcome,Can you tell me the Model Number of your unit and how long you have owned it?Also, can you tell me if the unit came with Lifetime maps, or did you purchase that recently?Thanks
the model number is XXXXX 1490. I bought the lifetime maps later (not sure when).
Hi again,Can you tell me if you succesfully update the unit firmware BEFORE attempting to update the maps?If so, can you tell me the exact error message that you receive when you tried to update the maps?Thanks
the message is: Your device does not have enough space to perform a firmware update. Please remove unnecessary files from your device and try running the update again.
Yes I believe that I successfully updated the unit firmware before attempting to up date the maps (but I am not a technical person so can't be sure of that). the exact message said: your device does not have enough space to perform a firmware update. please remove unnecessary files form your device and try running the update again.
Hi again,It sounds like the internal memory of your device is almost full. The good news is that you can delete some "extra" files that are on your device to make space for the firmware update. These consist of Voice files in languages you don't use, images, etc.Please follow the instructions below and then try your firmware update again. But please be VERY CAREFUL to only delete the files you don't need, and nothing else.===============================
After deleting some of the Voice, Text, Help, Vehicle, and JPEG picture files, you will now have more room available on your automotive GPS unit.
Note: Please keep the files that you will need. For example, if you use the American English voice files, be sure to keep the files that are named American English.
It looks as if this has taken care of the problem. Thanks.
Thanks for letting me know.Please let me know if you have more questions.Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX
Using & Working with GPS systems for 10+ years