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    Needing help finding latest updates for this device got garmin software running on it ,believe it as to be updated by dvd any persons out there
    able to help many thanks

  • #2
    Re: kenwood 7240 bt

    The instructions below worked for a Kenwood 6140 in dash unit. It may work for yours too.

    Kenwood in-dash units which utilize the Garmin Navi:

    Use a 3 foot mini USB cable plugged into the rear of your unit with the other end in the glove box. Put a cap over the end in the glove box so it won't short out with any other wires. Then, it's easy to pull the wire out of the glove box and plug it into your laptop for updating.

    1. Make sure your car battery is in good shape or you'll have to run the engine.
    2. Turn your car key to accessory and let your Kenwood boot up.
    3. Then plug the USB into your laptop.
    4. The screen on your Navi will then ask "mass storage or Garmin mode" Use mass storage for updating maps or Garmin mode to use Garmin's Web Updater, as long as you have an internet connection.
    5. Once in mass storage, proceed to update maps using the instructions below.

    Be advised that the USB cables that are already in your glove box won't work. These are used for Ipods and thumb drives. You must plug your own mini USB cable into the rear of the unit where a dealer will tell you that this is where the optional FM Traffic Receiver plugs into.

    1. Connect your device to the computer.
    2. Go into the Nuvi files located in the Garmin folder and backup the file named “gmapprom.img” to your computer.
    3. Delete the “gmapprom.img” file from the device.
    4. Copy the unlocked “gmapprom.img” file that you downloaded into the device. (this copy proceedure could take up to 45 minutes to accomplish)
    5. Restart your device and check your map info via : Tools>Settings>Map>Map Info.

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited by Chooli; 15th May 2010, 12:40.

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    • #3
      Re: kenwood 7240 bt

      Originally posted by Chooli View Post
      The instructions below worked for a Kenwood 6140 in dash unit. It may work for yours too.

      Kenwood in-dash units which utilize the Garmin Navi:

      Use a 3 foot mini USB cable plugged into the rear of your unit with the other end in the glove box. Put a cap over the end in the glove box so it won't short out with any other wires. Then, it's easy to pull the wire out of the glove box and plug it into your laptop for updating.

      1. Make sure your car battery is in good shape or you'll have to run the engine.
      2. Turn your car key to accessory and let your Kenwood boot up.
      3. Then plug the USB into your laptop.
      4. The screen on your Navi will then ask "mass storage or Garmin mode" Use mass storage for updating maps or Garmin mode to use Garmin's Web Updater, as long as you have an internet connection.
      5. Once in mass storage, proceed to update maps using the same instructions below.

      Be advised that the USB cables that are already in your glove box won't work. These are used for Ipods and thumb drives. You must plug your own mini USB cable into the rear of the unit where a dealer will tell you that this is where the optional FM Traffic Receiver plugs into.

      1. Connect your device to the computer.
      2. Go into the Nuvi files located in the Garmin folder and backup the file named “gmapprom.img” to your computer.
      3. Delete the “gmapprom.img” file from the device.
      4. Copy the unlocked “gmapprom.img” file that you downloaded into the device. (these copy proceedures could take up to 45 minutes to accomplish)
      5. Restart your device and check your map info via : Tools>Settings>Map>Map Info.

      Hope this helps!
      hello
      I need your help too.
      My map in kenwood Kna-G430th (thailand) Use gmapsupp.img
      How do I Unlock gmapsupp.img ?Now I use thailand city navigator V7.0 ( TCN 7)2007 year.
      My GPS Unit box can use to V9
      Who can send the new maps for me?
      thank very much.

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      • #4
        Re: kenwood 7240 bt

        try this :
        Code:
        http://forum.mobilism.org/search.php?keywords=garmin+&fid
        []=0&sc=1&sr=topics&sf=titleonly

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        • #5
          Re: kenwood 7240 bt

          Originally posted by Chooli View Post
          The instructions below worked for a Kenwood 6140 in dash unit. It may work for yours too.

          Kenwood in-dash units which utilize the Garmin Navi:

          Use a 3 foot mini USB cable plugged into the rear of your unit with the other end in the glove box. Put a cap over the end in the glove box so it won't short out with any other wires. Then, it's easy to pull the wire out of the glove box and plug it into your laptop for updating.

          1. Make sure your car battery is in good shape or you'll have to run the engine.
          2. Turn your car key to accessory and let your Kenwood boot up.
          3. Then plug the USB into your laptop.
          4. The screen on your Navi will then ask "mass storage or Garmin mode" Use mass storage for updating maps or Garmin mode to use Garmin's Web Updater, as long as you have an internet connection.
          5. Once in mass storage, proceed to update maps using the instructions below.

          Be advised that the USB cables that are already in your glove box won't work. These are used for Ipods and thumb drives. You must plug your own mini USB cable into the rear of the unit where a dealer will tell you that this is where the optional FM Traffic Receiver plugs into.

          1. Connect your device to the computer.
          2. Go into the Nuvi files located in the Garmin folder and backup the file named “gmapprom.img” to your computer.
          3. Delete the “gmapprom.img” file from the device.
          4. Copy the unlocked “gmapprom.img” file that you downloaded into the device. (this copy proceedure could take up to 45 minutes to accomplish)
          5. Restart your device and check your map info via : Tools>Settings>Map>Map Info.

          Hope this helps!
          is this true for DNX7340BT too?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: kenwood 7240 bt

            Hi< I have the garmin unlocked map but I can not get the 7240 to show up as a hard disk.
            I have installed the latest garmin usb drivers, tried on four different laptops, windows 7 64b and XP pro 32b.

            If I select garmin mode, then I get a new GPS device installed. and an unknown Bluetooth Device loaded. If I reselect it as Mass Storage, nothing happens, the laptop does not detect any new drives. Is there a way to use the unlocked img via DVD ? I did try to burn it to dvd in a folder named garmin, but that didnt work lol, so it looks like I am going to buy an update dvd

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            • #7
              Re: kenwood 7240 bt

              I had the same problem, until I noticed that the unit appeared on my computer when I had Garmin software running (maybe the software has the correct drivers for the unit?).

              I am trying to update a DNX7240BT now and had some problems with corrupted files. It looks as if someone has fiddled with the files without success. I may also hhave deleted something I shouldn´t.

              Could you try and make a backup of your DNX72040BT´s files (excluding the large map .img file) for me? If you are able to connect to the unit following my tip

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              • #8
                Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                Hiya, well the problem turned out to be the usb cable. I pulled the HU out and put a decent quality USB in and it worked first time. Not sure if its related but since updating the mapping to 2012 I have had the HU lock up two times now. The nav keeps working, but all controls stop working, so I cant change tracks, Volume. This is from both the steering controls and the HU.

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                • #9
                  Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                  Where can I download the maps for the UK please? The latest maps with all the funky 3d stuff. Can you get lane assist with these maps too? That is a function that will be REALLY useful.

                  Whats the difference between a locked and an unlocked map? Why use either of these?

                  The traffic receiver is also a USB plug thing? I already have a USB coming out of the back and yes, I use it for USB sticks for music. Is it safe to put a new USB cable in FM traffic input and leave it in the glove compartment like the other cable?


                  As we need to connect a new USB cable to the area

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                  • #10
                    Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                    Originally posted by alitech View Post
                    Where can I download the maps for the UK please? The latest maps with all the funky 3d stuff. Can you get lane assist with these maps too? That is a function that will be REALLY useful.
                    UK maps (and all others) are in the Garmin section of the forum

                    Originally posted by alitech View Post
                    Whats the difference between a locked and an unlocked map? Why use either of these?
                    Not 100% sure but you will need an unlocked map. They way I see it a locked map has to be unlocked to be able to use it on any device. I used an unlocked UK & RoI map in my Kenwood DNX7200.



                    Originally posted by alitech View Post
                    The traffic receiver is also a USB plug thing? I already have a USB coming out of the back and yes, I use it for USB sticks for music. Is it safe to put a new USB cable in FM traffic input and leave it in the glove compartment like the other cable?
                    Yes. The USB that is used for the FM Traffic also doubles as the internal storage for the Kenwood. Connect it to a laptop and press the NAV button on the Kenwood and select Mass Storage.

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                    • #11
                      Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                      Mikey

                      Thanks a bunch for answering my noob questions. I have some more unfortunately.

                      I am in the middle of downloading this map file

                      3) CN Europe NT 2012.20 FULL 2.23GB UNLOCKED IMG

                      From this page

                      http://gpsunderground.com/forum/garm...pe-nt-2012-20-[mapsource][unlocked-img].html

                      Can you confirm your unit had enough storage to take 2.23 GB of map data?

                      Can you also also let me know what other files you updated? I think I read somewhere I need to update voice files as well? Can I use 3D files as well?

                      ALso, have you updated the system firmware for your Kenwood unit and the Garmin system too?

                      Is there a bluetooth firmware update too?

                      Have you installed POIs and Speed cams separately?

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                      • #12
                        Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                        I live in the UK and the chances of me taking my car abroad are somewhere between slim and non existant. With that being the case I only downloaded the UK and RoI unlocked map.
                        Also my head unit is the Kenwood DNX7200 which I think came out around 2007/08 and I'm led to believe it is not compatible with the 3D map.
                        My head unit only has 2Gb of storage space.
                        I updated the Kenwood and Garmin firmware to the latest version.
                        I suspect if you update your Kenwood to the latest firmware you will be able to put your Europe map on a 4Gb SD card.
                        Think I still have the original POI and Speed cam file (I dont use them anyway) but this can be accessed by connecting your laptop to the FM traffic lead at the back of the Kenwood.

                        Also, here is a link to Kenwood site and there is a BT firmware update. Kenwood Electronics Europe | Car > MultiMedia > DNX5260BT
                        Last edited by mikeybhoy; 19th October 2011, 18:32.

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                        • #13
                          Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                          @ alitech

                          When you attack your note as storage, you can browse iside the internal memory and see if you have JCV, 3D map or other files that can be updated. Is better you take a look at the garmin tutorial section to learn something more about map update and adittion files.
                          www.iptvthebest.net

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                          • #14
                            Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                            Thanks KArol. Appreciate that but I have to say, most section of the site talk about generic Garmin updates and not necessarily Garmin units built into Kenwood head units. I have only just found half of a tutorial for updating Garmin on my Kenwood unit on this thread here. Most of the other threads talk about the Garmin Sat Nav units specifically which is where I fall over. I will however take your advice and look under the hood. Need to figure out how to get to the back of the unit now. Its lodged into my dash and is quite a challenge to get to.

                            BTW, is this what I should buy for going into traffic USB input and the other one into the laptop?

                            2m USB 2.0 A Male to A Male Cable Lead | eBay

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                            • #15
                              Re: kenwood 7240 bt

                              Originally posted by alitech View Post
                              Thanks KArol. Appreciate that but I have to say, most section of the site talk about generic Garmin updates and not necessarily Garmin units built into Kenwood head units. I have only just found half of a tutorial for updating Garmin on my Kenwood unit on this thread here. Most of the other threads talk about the Garmin Sat Nav units specifically which is where I fall over. I will however take your advice and look under the hood. Need to figure out how to get to the back of the unit now. Its lodged into my dash and is quite a challenge to get to.

                              BTW, is this what I should buy for going into traffic USB input and the other one into the laptop?

                              2m USB 2.0 A Male to A Male Cable Lead | eBay
                              No the lead I needed was the one that most digital cameras and external hard drives use. The regular USB connector for your PC and a mini USB connector that plugs into the FM Traffic connector.

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