With Mac OS X you can format a USB stick to MS-DOS (FAT), then copy the files to it and drag the stick icon ("untitled") to "Hidden Cleaner" which removes all hidden Mac OS X files and ejects the clean stick. The stick then works fine and trouble-free updating maps & radars at least in a Peugeot 508SW.
Hidden Cleaner download:
Backus developer profile - software title list and all other information available
Just tried to update to 2.21 and it didnt work, I got an error saying files are incomplete or damaged (updating from 2.20 in DS4 using usb stick). Any Idead?
On the bright side, I then managed to update the maps to 2012-13 version without a problem. (using usb stick)
activation code please!!
You don't need of any activation code for the firmware update.
The activaion code is required just for the maps update on the last Citroen cars.
buta mo odaterya kini noboru
I'm still on SW2.2 (Peugeot 508) but the system does not warn me when updating maps while driving. So a question for the people that mention that the software 2.21 is necessary: in what way did you @SW2.2 see that maps could not be updated?
Or are there any hidden risks?
I have SW2.2 (Peugeot), but do not see any warnings when updating maps while driving?
Have other people seen real warnings or should SW2.21 be installed just to avoid hidden errors?
Not to doubt any of the previous posts, but some people seem to have different experiences; some say 2.21 is necessary others say 2.2 works fine.
The reason I ask is that my dealer has warned me to update SW myself. There have been some customers with failing board computers due to SW updates.
Only if updating maps while driving really needs SW2.21 I'm willing to take the "risk".
I have 2.20 and I updated maps while driving.
Peugeot 508 from France, delivered in Jan.2012.
FW RNEG2.1.G.5 from July 2011 (Note: I didn't update it to 2.21 and it worked well)
1. un-rar the content to the root of my USB pendrive (FAT32 formatted)
2. start the engine and remain parked (no driving),
3. go nav > map settings > maps (on the bottom right the Update option is greyed out)
3. plug in the USB pendrive (the Update option becomes available)
4. click on "France..." > click on the Update option
5. wait 22 minutes for the loading of the new map (keeping engine running and without driving!) > UPDATE SUCCESSFUL
6. remove the USB pendrive
During the install procedure, no activation code has been requested. And there was no warning during the update procedure.
The new 2012/2013 1st Ed. map works great.
Last edited by PCCV; 14th March 2013 at 17:58.