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by UglyTim
Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 5.00 BETA
Replies: 6
Views: 874

Re: GPSMAP 66 Firmware 5.00 BETA

The geocaching proximity alert seems to be working nicely now with large .ggz files. Tested it with a .ggz containing almost 10000 caches. No boot problems so far.
by UglyTim
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

Just tested something: You can actually use the proximity alert, as long as you switch it off before powering down, the device will boot just fine.
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

1000 as .gpx hangs an copyright screen as well. What I noticed with all the last tests was, that when hanging on the copyright screen the 'could not find sat.' message was displayed after some time (did the tests on my desk, while before I mostly was on the balcony or near a window).
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

200 worked fine, tried 500 next, worked fine as well. With 800, booting took significantly longer (about 3 minutes, compared to less than half a minute for 500). The screen was only a couple of seconds on the copyright, the loading bar was fast as well. Most of the loading time was displaying 'loadi...
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

Ok, with 1000 geocaches the device hangs for over 20 minutes now. When I first encountered the problem with FW 4.7, nothing happened for over 1,5h on the trail with the 8000 caches file. Going to take out the batteries now and reset it deleting the ggz and sql and try with 200 again.
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

Was hoping to get some experiences from other users here to get input on exectly that, since it is actually really time consuming to do those tests... Well, hang on, I will look into it.
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

Just did another test with a .ggz only containing 30 geocaches with proximity alerts on. The device booted, but it took a little bit longer than booting with a newly copied .ggz with 8000 geocaches without proximity alerts on. .ggz also generated with GSAK.
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

Re: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

As described in the FW 4.7 post, it is the screen where the Garmin logo is displayed with the copyright info below (and your personel startup text, if you have one, above), so before the 'loading tracks' and so on status bar is displayed. For the illumination I just had to brick it again, since I us...
by UglyTim
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7
Replies: 19
Views: 3178

FW 4.8 same ggz issue as in FW 4.7

Had the exact same problem as in FW 4.7 in FW 4.8. The device bricked up on start up just like described here: https://www.gpsrchive.com/Discussion/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=814 I think it is a problem with the new proximity alert feature. Without it turned on, the device boots up just fine multible ...
by UglyTim
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: GPSMAP 66s/st
Topic: GPSMAP 66 is Non-Functional After firmware 4.70 Update
Replies: 25
Views: 4559

Re: GPSMAP 66 is Non-Functional After firmware 4.70 Update

GPSrChive told me that I did not have to use the RGN Firmware Install to do the downgrade. You can just get the 4.2 firmware from the link in the "GPSMAP 66 Firmware Update History" box on the GPSrChive firmware page. Then follow the installation for "GCD Update Procedure" on th...

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