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Warning






WebUpdater

The quickest, easiest, and recommended method to update the firmware on your Garmin Oregon 6xx unit is accomplished with the Garmin WebUpdater application. Versions for both PC and Mac are available in Software.



Garmin Express

Firmware updates, map updates, device backups and other optional software improvements for your Garmin Oregon 6xx unit can all be managed with the Garmin Express application. Versions for both PC and Mac are available in Software.



myDashboard

Use the myDashboard web application with your Oregon 6xx connected via USB to quickly check for available updates. Using the WebUpdater application to install any available updates is recommended.



GCD Updates

Recent firmware updates are sometimes available from Garmin using the URL https://www8.garmin.com/software/Oregon6x0_WebUpdater__xyz.gcd and substituting xyz with the desired three digit firmware version. For example, to download firmware version 2.60, replace xyz with 260.

GCD Update Procedure




EXE Updates

Some firmware updates (usually betas) are released as a windows executable containing a compressed gupdate.gcd file and an installer program. Regardless of OS, the .exe can be opened with an archive tool and the gupdate.gcd file can be extracted for manual updating as outlines above under GCD Update Procedure.

EXE Update Procedure




RGN Firmware Install

Should you ever find yourself with an Oregon 6xx that refuses to complete the boot process and all other options have failed to restore the unit to its former glory, a forced RGN Firmware Installation may be your only hope.



GPS Software Update History

GPS Version==
Firmware Version(s)
 
53001 5.50, 5.40, 5.30, 5.20
 
50801 5.10, 5.00, 4.90, 4.80, 4.60, 4.40, 4.30, 4.20, 4.10
 
50704 3.90, 3.80
 
50701 3.70
 
50201 3.60
 
50104 3.50, 3.30, 3.20
 
50006 3.10, 2.90, 2.80, 2.70, 2.64, 2.61, 2.60, 2.51, 2.50
 
50005 2.30, 2.25
 
50004 2.23
 
50003 2.21, 2.00, 1.50



Firmware Update History

Firmware
Version

Source
Release
Date

Release Notes

5.50

GCD
18JAN19
Changes made from version 5.40 to 5.50:
  • Improved performance when reviewing map data.
  • Improved odometer performance in the first few minutes after powering the device on.
  • Fixed possible missing Recent Finds after switching profiles.
  • Fixed possible freeze when using large number of waypoints.
  • Fixed potential crash while scrolling through photos..

5.40

GCD
27OCT18
Changes made from version 5.30 to 5.40:
  • Added support for Garmin HuntView Plus.

5.30

GCD
28NOV17
Changes made from version 5.10 to 5.30:
  • New GPS Version: 53001
  • Fixed potential GPS issue.

5.20

GCD
10NOV17
Changes made from version 5.10 to 5.20:
  • New GPS Version: 53001
  • Fixed potential GPS issue.
  • Withdrawn from publication 21NOV17.

5.10

GCD
08JUN17
Changes made from version 5.00 to 5.10:
  • Improve NMEA sentence ouput.

5.00

GCD
21JUL16
Changes made from version 4.90 to 5.00:
  • Added support for optional MTP interface mode (Setup > System > Interface)

4.90

GCD
11MAY16
Changes made from version 4.80 to 4.90:

4.80

GCD
18DEC15
Changes made from version 4.60 to 4.80:
  • Improved address search.
  • Fixed issue importing adventures from SD cards.

4.60

GCD
16JUL15
Changes made from version 4.40 to 4.60:
  • Improved 'Save Portion' track feature. When saving a portion, the device now remembers that position in the track log so it can be used as a track segment for future portion saving.
  • Fixed possible erroneous track point on power on.
  • Fixed output of SNR in $GPGSV NMEA sentence.

4.40

GCD
21JAN15
Changes made from version 4.30 to 4.40:

4.30

GCD
09OCT14
Changes made from version 4.20 to 4.30:
  • Fixed possible issue where the internal battery pack would not charge
  • Fixed possible graphical issue in landscape orientation while using nuvi mode

4.20

GCD
25SEP14
Changes made from version 4.10 to 4.20:
  • Improved cartography support (Garmin Hunt View maps)
  • Improved boot time when a large amount of BirdsEye satellite imagery is present

4.10

GCD
03JUL14
Changes made from version 3.90 to 4.10:
  • New GPS Version: 50801
  • Fixed issue with barometer when auto calibration is turned off.
  • Fixed Cyrillic cardinal direction characters in waypoint position editing.
  • Fixed missing ascent, descent, and elevation statistics when reviewing certain tracks.
  • Fixed issue with geocaching 'Next Stage' feature.
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using custom waypoint symbols.

3.90

GCD
31MAR14
Changes made from version 3.80 to 3.90:
  • Improved average ascent and average descent data fields
  • Improved vertical speed and grade data fields

3.80

GCD
12FEB14
Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.80:
  • New GPS Version: 50704
  • Added a separate zoom level setting for geocaches (Setup > Map > Advanced Map Setup > Zoom Levels > Geocaches)
  • Added support for additional ActiveRouting cartography
  • Improved GLONASS performance
  • Improved display of marine-specific lines in BlueChart g2 maps
  • Improved boot time when large amounts of photos are present
  • Fixed map display of highway shields
  • Fixed issue with incorrect letter capitalization of certain map points
  • Fixed issue retrieving PLSS data in certain TOPO US 24k maps
  • Fixed possible issue with +/- buttons when using Sight N' Go

3.70

GCD
30JAN14
Changes made from version 3.60 to 3.70:
  • New GPS Version: 50701
  • Added a separate zoom level setting for geocaches (Setup > Map > Advanced Map Setup > Zoom Levels > Geocaches)
  • Added support for additional ActiveRouting cartography
  • Improved GLONASS performance
  • Improved display of marine-specific lines in BlueChart g2 maps
  • Improved boot time when large amounts of photos are present
  • Fixed map display of highway shields
  • Fixed issue with incorrect letter capitalization of certain map points
  • Fixed issue retrieving PLSS data in certain TOPO US 24k maps
  • Fixed possible issue with +/- buttons when using Sight N' Go
  • Added new map authentication process - see Warning above
  • Withdrawn from publication 03FEB14

3.60

GCD
18DEC13
Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60:
  • New GPS Version: 50201
  • Fixed calories not being displayed when using a heart rate monitor.
  • Fixed erroneous temperature values below 0 degrees C when using a tempe wireless temperature sensor.
  • Fixed proximity warning alert text being unreadable in some situations.
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using the Favorites dashboard.

3.50

GCD
05NOV13
Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.50:
  • Fixed issue with wirelessly transferring geocaches stored in .ggz files.
  • Fixed issues with entering coordinates in languages other than English.
  • Fixed elevation plot display problems.
  • Fixed potential shutdown when setting up the Page Loop feature.

3.30

GCD
30SEP13
Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.30:
  • New GPS Version: 50104
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Improved battery save mode: The first press of the user key or the power key to turn the screen on will no longer execute that key's customized function
  • Improved pairing behavior with cadence sensors
  • Fixed Latvian keyboard
  • Fixed issue with geocache ratings when using the 'Next Stage' feature for multicaches
  • Fixed display of certain map names when viewing the list of maps loaded on the device
  • Fixed inconsistent exponent formats in the Calculator application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when viewing the Elevation Plot in landscape orientation
  • Fixed possible shutdown when selecting a route in the Route Planner application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when exiting the Photo Viewer application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using the Geocaching dashboard in the Compass application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using certain dashboards on the Main Menu
  • Fixed possible shutdown when sorting tracks alphabetically in the Track Manager application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when selecting a track from the Calendar application
  • Fixed possible issue with overwriting waypoints received by the Share Wirelessly application

3.20

GCD
27SEP13
Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.20:
  • New GPS Version: 50104
  • Improved GPS performance
  • Improved battery save mode: The first press of the user key or the power key to turn the screen on will no longer execute that key's customized function
  • Improved pairing behavior with cadence sensors
  • Fixed Latvian keyboard
  • Fixed issue with geocache ratings when using the 'Next Stage' feature for multicaches
  • Fixed display of certain map names when viewing the list of maps loaded on the device
  • Fixed inconsistent exponent formats in the Calculator application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when viewing the Elevation Plot in landscape orientation
  • Fixed possible shutdown when selecting a route in the Route Planner application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when exiting the Photo Viewer application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using the Geocaching dashboard in the Compass application
  • Fixed possible shutdown when using certain dashboards on the Main Menu
  • Fixed possible shutdown when sorting tracks alphabetically in the Track Manager application (Crash 04 Not Resolved)
  • Fixed possible shutdown when selecting a track from the Calendar application (Crash 01 Not Resolved)
  • Fixed possible issue with overwriting waypoints received by the Share Wirelessly application
  • Withdrawn from publication 27SEP13

3.10

GCD
20AUG13
Changes made from version 2.90 to 3.10:
  • Added support for VIRB Remote. See TrailTech for more information.
  • Improved 3-axis compass performance
  • Improved guidance text on the map when using certain maps
  • Fixed an issue with the geocaching quick filter in languages other than English
  • Fixed a possibility of certain geocaches not appearing on the map immediately after turning on the device

2.90

GCD
29JUL13
Changes made from version 2.80 to 2.90:
  • Fixed issue with route calculations always avoiding seasonally closed roads
  • Fixed USB compatibility issue (Bug 15 & Bug 42 Not Resolved)
  • Scrambles Custom Icons (see Bug 46)

2.80

GCD
28JUN13
Changes made from version 2.70 to 2.80:
  • Added Icelandic keyboard
  • Added support for additional ActiveRouting cartography
  • Fixed missing menu button in the geocaching application when landscape controls are set to display on the right side of the screen
  • Fixed geocaches with a size of 'Not Chosen' not properly displaying on the map
  • Fixed minor graphical issue with certain geocaches when being displayed in a list

2.70

GCD
29MAY13
Changes made from version 2.60 to 2.70:
  • Added support for new ActiveRouting cartography
  • Improved support for Garmin LakeVü HD cartography
  • Improved photo quality (650/650t models)
  • Fixed potential shutdown when viewing Calendar application
  • Fixed issue with waypoint distances in Waypoint Averaging application
  • Fixed issue with waypoint deletion when results are filtered
  • Fixed issue with reimporting new GPX/GGZ files
  • Fixed issue with unknown geocache containers being marked as Large
  • Fixed issue with scroll arrows on current track info page
  • Fixed intermittent issue with vehicle appearing off center in 3D View application
  • Fixed uppercase Czech keyboard in landscape orientation

2.60

GCD
19APR13
Changes made from version 2.30 to 2.60:
  • Improved map manipulation: Better zooming, rotating and panning
  • Improved Track Manager: Adds Track Sorting, Searching and Track Information
  • Improved Track Settings: Allows for prompted data reset and trip recording control
  • Improved Geocaching Filters: Applies filtering to the map and dashboards
  • Improved Favorites dashboard: Adds editing capability directly into dashboard
  • Improved Page Loop functionality: Allows for faster paging
  • General visual and stability improvements