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Old 02-10-2016, 01:43 PM   #141
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newRVer, chances are it was first activated when FR installed it and checked it for operational or the delivery driver when taking it to your dealer. But with such a current purchase, you may have the current maps. If not, you should be able to get it either way. Just don't delay.
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Old 02-11-2016, 07:24 AM   #142
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Quick update on my attempt to upgrade the NAV Maps in my Jensen dash system. After following all the directions here I hit a bit of a snag on the Navi Toolbox. So while it recognized that the existing 4G card was not big enough to hold the updates, I could not figure out how to take it out of the computer and replace it with a larger card while still having the Navi toolbox software stay connected to the device. My workaround was to copy the files from the 4G card to my computer and then recopy them back to the larger 16G card that I bought. Once I did this and connected the 16G card to the Toolbox software, I received the message as shown in the attached file.

Woo Hoo! Looks like I will be getting the update!!!!!

This screen popped up automatically and I did not have to do a thing except login. The update took about 45 minutes and it used somewhere between 4-5G. I noticed that the number of files increased after the update from 464 to 575 but I'm not yet sure what the extra files are for.

I need to take the RV to get a NJ window inspection sticker tomorrow so I'll be able to test the new software a bit to see if there are any noticeable changes.

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Old 02-11-2016, 09:01 AM   #143
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It's great that you got it to work. FYI, your "workaround" is the way it is supposed to work. They don't really tell you this - but you figured it out perfectly.

The software looks for the existence of the "old" files and I'm sure some software license info to verify that you're a valid user. So, you need to copy the original MicroSD card's contents to any new MicroSD card you wish to use.
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Old 04-10-2016, 12:37 AM   #144
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Yes. I had a desktop computer with a built-in Micro-SD Card reader and it worked fine. After I bought the one year subscription to map updates, I removed the 4G Micro from the Jensen unit and, using the Navi toolbox tried to update the system... it all worked fine until I realized that the update required quite a bit more than 4G... I made sure I did a full backup of the 4G version, ran to my local Staples and bought a 8G Micro-SD (real cheap... you can get bigger), restored the software onto the bigger Micro-SD card (you get an alert that says you are only supposed to install this on one system... bypass this as this is exactly whet you are trying to do). Once restored, I redid the update and everything worked fine. I then re-installed the card in the Jensen unit, turned it on and, voila, I had an updated system... so far it has worked very well... takes a bit of getting used to the software configs which are different than my other GPSs and the manual is not very helpful on some details, but I was able to figure most things out. My only problem so far was driving thru Chicago (from Wisconsin I90 to Michigan I94)... darned thing made us hit all the toll booths... at least 10+ of them... I don't mind tolls usually, but this was ridiculous... it clearly does not factor in the wait times and stop-restart times very well... live and learn... avoid Chicago tolls!).

Hope this helps...

Thank you for posting this. I've got the SAME problem... insufficient space.
I wondered about this 2 months ago prior to a trip but was too short on time to investigate it. I was getting NO HELP from! I finally demanded a complete refund through my VISA card customer service. Got it.

A FULL week and a half later I finally hear from NaviExtras... got an email with a "form letter" apoligizing for being late with a response... no help what so ever! Uggggg!

So, your suggestion will be tried tomorrow. I'll post the results here for anyone else who is interested.

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Old 04-10-2016, 08:57 AM   #145
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I'll post the results here for anyone else who is interested.
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You should have no problem when you simply use a larger (8gb) microSD card. There are a number of posts about this here and a good number of us have already succeeded at doing this. The only "trick" is that you have to copy the "old" backup from the 4gb card onto the new 8gb microSD card before the Navi Toolbox software will recognize the new card and allow it to be updated.

And be prepared for the update to take a while. I did mine overnight and awoke to the completed process.

Also, when I updated mine it contained updates for the whole World of maps and since I don't plan on driving my RV in Europe, Asia or Australia I selected just North America. I don't really plan on driving in Mexico but living in South Texas you never know. Canada is very likely.

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