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by Art
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Idea: File-Transfer App
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Idea: File-Transfer App

Easy in theory. I’ve done five Apps for Apple’s App Store,
and can almost guarantee nobody will ever write an App that links an iPhone or iPad directly to a Garmin GPS.
File exchange over email maybe (I’ve done that), but not over USB.
by Art
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: Anyone with a GPSMAP 66i? (Need Screen Captures)
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Anyone with a GPSMAP 66i? (Need Screen Captures)

There’s a Facebook group where you could ask, or I could for you. Several owners there.
by Art
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: 66st Whiz V6
Replies: 0
Views: 104

66st Whiz V6

Hi,
I was reminded of this last night, and may be of interest to someone.
Will of course void your warranty if Garmin knew about it. Tested on Camera.
Links are in the video description.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbuGM28zm50
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Also, Garmin are lying.
They could increment the version of an older file much more cleanly than I can,
and also push it through their usual update system as a roll back.
It wouldn’t be the first time it’s happened in the software world.
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

It’s 2.60 downloaded from the files section here. The version info strings displayed in the about screen are meaningless, and could be changed to say anything of the same size. The actual version number 0x0104 (decimal 260) reversed for correct endianness (0x0401) appears in the gcd file before the ...
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Nope. That’s actually a later version if it were possible (which it isn’t).

It’s 270, and 260. There is no decimal point.
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Use at your own risk, and don’t power the unit off while updating, but immediately after.
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

They call it MT3333 in the GPS firmware version 2.60 and in 2.70. Is there a way to upload a file here or something? I’ve created a 2.60 GPS chipset file that identifies itself as version 2.71 inside the gcd file wrapper, and recalculated the outside gcd checksum, then copied it to the device Garmin...
by Art
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70
Replies: 53
Views: 3402

Re: GPSMAP 66 GPS Software 2.70

Garmin should provide a rollback version if they supplied a dud.
It’s a MediaTek MT3333 GPS chipset by the way.
by Art
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Garmin GPSMAP 66 series
Topic: The map is not complete
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: The map is not complete

It could happen in north up mode as well, although making the mistake in north up mode is twice as dumb. I believe the 64 did the same thing the whole time I owned one, but do’t quote me on that one. Also, if you stay stationery, IIRC the next frame render should have corrected itself and display fu...