Garmin no longer offers new unlock codes for legacy MapSource maps that use the Unlock Wizard. If there is not a pre-existing unlock code from a previous installation of the map, the map product cannot be unlocked. A newer version of the map must instead be purchased.
A friend of mine bought a 60cs on ebay it has MAPSOURCE city software with the unlock codes, but when we try and use the unlock codes, it fails becouse the codes were used by the former user, I am thinking he needs to get with the former user and see if he can or will give him his account info (name address etc.) so he would be able to use this software. is their another way to unlock these maps
The unlock code will unlock ONE gps unit and is based on the GPS's serial number. So if he is trying ot load the software onto a GPS with a different serial number he won't be able to view the maps on the GPS.
FWIW, I called Garmin about buying a second unlock code so I could use my CN 2008 on a second unit they told me that a new unlock code would cost as much as new software so he suggested I just buy new software.
i understand the unlock code is based on a single gps unit, but how does that relate to the computer used to install it Can I install the same maps on my work and home computer and access them fully as long as I am only transferring them to the same gps
..pssst...... shhhhhh..... be very very quiet...... try a search on a torrent site for an unlock code generator for garmin maps. It works like a charm if you just follow the directions. I have downloaded locked maps and used this program to unlock them...
Garmin maps has the WORST unlock code license key experience of any product EVER in the history of time. Garmin's UI designers and programmers are clearly incompetent and should be fired immediately and then sued for fraudulently presenting themselves as professionals capable of building a product. This web page documents how very bad their GUI is, and documents the nooks and crannies of the license key process.
- Jim's Random Notes with the quote \"Garmin's... attitude towards customers is insulting.\" - \"Stupid Garmin MapSource Installation\" by Jeremy Zawodny -archive.net/Archive/sci.geo.satellite-nav/2006-05/msg00041.html - \"More MapSource unlock madness...\" in a discussion group _504884_garmin_mapsource_24k_topo_national_parks_reviews - \"Bad Experience so far.... The instruction manual says in the box there will be either a 25 digit \"unlock code\" or a trifolded paper with an 8 digit \"coupon\" code. My box didn't contain either one.\" - large discussion trying to figure out how to use the Garmin unlock manager. The FUNNIEST comment is suggestions on how to use illegal software keygen crackers to get the Garmin maps to work -> BECAUSE IT IS EASIER than using Garmin's installer!!! Garmin, are you awake Does this bother you -gps/2563-unlocking-maps.html - More discussions around how hard it is to unlock Garmin maps and how bad Garmin support is.
Read the screens below from left to right (use your horizontal scroll bar on your browser). They document my first attempt. Clearly I DO NOT HAVE a 25 character code, so choose the bottom Garmin unlock option \"No, I need to get a 25-character unlock code\".
Ok, the screen below cracks me up. So I don't know my Garmin 25 character code, so now they are asking me to login to my \"my garmin\" account with a username and password. Formerly I needed one code, now I need 2 more codes (username, password) to get the 3rd code (25 character code). But I'm holding an 8 char code THEY DO NOT WANT anymore even though it was one of the choices!!I hate Garmin. Utter failure. Again, I bought this product retail for about $100 from Amazon, I have an 8 char code, but Garmin won't accept anything I have, they wanted a login to their site, which I supplied, THEN THEY FAILED ME. They led me down this rat-hole and they failed me.CONCLUSION: FAILURE Number 1! Yes, after logging into my \"online Garmin account\" like the software asked me to, it says \"no coupon for you\"! Garmin Rat Bastards! The Garmin website now knows who I am, I've successfully logged in, and I've been through this before several times in the past, but Garmin STILL can't get their online \"my garmin\" accounts to work. So WHY do they push people to sign up to it At this point I've provided several usernames and passwords and paid honestly for the product, I've got an idea for you Garmin-> LET ME USE THIS PRODUCT!!
The maps must be unlocked in order to be displayed in MapSource. In fact, when you buy maps you get a product key that allows you to obtain an unlock code. Each product key can be used to obtain only one unlock code and each unlock code can be used to transfer map to only one gps. The unlock code is based on your garmin Unit ID, the regions you buy (Europe, North America) and on the map version (City Navigator v8, City navigator 2010). To know, your unit ID,Go to Settings, System and About.
You can also move maps on your computer to another folder and/or disk, change names of the maps that are shown on the computer and on the device (only unlocked maps like the OpenStreetMap), change the display of maps by installing another TYP file, remove maps, check maps for errors and correct those, import unlock codes from your device and create a backup of the unlock codes.
This is a way to store your unlock codes safely; but there is another use: MapSource 6.13.7 (and older) is able to read the unlock codes from the registry only. Later versions could read them both from the registry and a *.ucx file, but the latest versions do not read them from the registry and use *.ucx files exclusively.When you upgrade MapSource from a very old version, or when you want to use 6.13.7 alongside the latest version, you will get a message about locked maps.By creating a backup first and then using the option \"Import unlock codes from folder\" the unlock codes will be saved in both locations, so that any version of MapSource can find them.
Other scenarios are possible, like having another device with the same map that isn't unlocked on your computer for that device. In that case it would be impossible to put maps on it. Importing the codes to the computer would solve that.
When your Windows user profile doesn't have administrator privileges, the installers of MapSource, BaseCamp and the maps will run under another user profile that has administrator privileges (in that case Windows will ask you for an administrator password). When the installer runs MapSource or BaseCamp for the first time (a default option), those will be run under the other user profile also.The result of this could be that the unlock code gets stored in the \"wrong\" user profile! When running MapSource for a second time (under your own user profile), you will get the message that the maps are locked...
JaVaWa GMTK can search the other user profiles for unlock codes for you, and copy these (when not already there) to your own user profile. After this MapSource and BaseCamp will be able to use the maps.
Changing the map ID of a paid map (that usually requires an unlock code) results in a locked map, because the unlock code is linked to the map ID. Because of that JaVaWa GMTK offers this option only for free/open source maps.
Unlocking MapsSome Garmin map products need to be unlocked before you can use the detailed map data.If your product needs to be unlocked, you will find an unlock code or a product key/coupon code with the packaging. Unlock Code An unlock code is 25 characters and is printed on a yellow piece of paper or on the product packaging.It unlocks all maps associated with your map product.Unlock codes are included with Garmin devices that also include mapping software.In BaseCamp, click Maps > Manage Map Products.Select the Unlock Regions tab, and click Add.Enter your 25-character unlock codeEnter a comment (optional).Select OK.The unlocked map product will appear in the list on the Unlock Regions tab. Product Key A product key/coupon code is 8 characters and is printed on the Unlock Certificate.It unlocks a map region of your map product.Product keys/coupon codes are included with software that is packaged separately from a Garmin device.An Internet connection is required for the following procedure:In BaseCamp, click Maps > Manage Map Products.Select a map product from the list, and click Unlock Online.The Unlock Maps page will load in your Web browser.Install the Garmin Communicator Plug-in if prompted.Connect your GPSr to your computer via USB.Click Find Devices.Select the desired GPSr from the drop-down list.The unit ID of your device appears in the Unit ID field.Enter the serial number found on your device.Enter the 8-character product key/coupon code found on your Unlock Certificate.Click Unlock Map. Some Garmin map products may have additional requirements for unlocking. Follow the unlocking instructions included with the map product. 1e1e36bf2d