Updating garmin nuvi 255w
You can do this in the terminal or just open your file manager as root (“sudo thunar” in a terminal window) and move the file from your Garmin to the “Map” subfolder. ALWAYS BACK UP the old map in case something goes wrong! Select and download the new maps from It’s easy, just follow the prompts on the screen to select your map by continent, country, state, province, or customize your own. So I selected only my own state for the new map, because that’s really all I need and it’s just a few hundred MB in size. But until you're sure everything works okay, keep that old one around!
If you customize yours, you’ll need to enter your e-mail address and they’ll notify you when it’s compiled and ready to download.
But according to this wonderful web page, it also works for some other brands.
I navigated to my /home directory and created a new folder named “Garmin Nuvi.” It has a subfolder called Maps. Copy it back to your Garmin, re-start it, and take it for a test drive.
I connected my Garmin Nuvi to my computer via a USB port and it was automagically mounted, thanks to Thunar’s awesomeness (Thunar is the Xfce file manager in Linux). Save a copy of your new in the /Garmin/New folder as the next backup.
I then copied the map file, named , to /home/robin/Garmin Nuvi/Map. If I needed to restore it, I’d give it back it’s original name. When it's time, that can be moved to the Old subfolder.
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Is it about time to update them or should I wait a little longer?
If now, where is the most economical place to get a map update?