SyncTool Patch

There are cases when the maps or additional files – like POIs or terrain data – you have will not be recognized unless the license check is bypassed. This is where the SyncTool Patch comes in, an unofficial modification to the navigation software included in the firmware.

This patch should be used only for the following reasons:
– using free maps or additional files, crowd-sourced or individually developed
– using already acquired maps or additional files that do not come with a compatible licensing system
– developing and testing new or existing maps or additional files, for personal or non-commercial use

Note: This patch applies only to first and second generation Media Nav units (MN1 & MN2), firmware versions 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 6.0.X, 7.0.5, 8.0.5 and 9.1.X.

DISCLAIMER: This patch is not intended for use with official maps, obtained illegally. Using it for this purpose is done at one’s own risk. Support the developers, buy the maps you use, if necessary.

Download

Media Nav VersionCompatible FirmwareDownload Link
MN14.0.6DOWNLOAD
MN14.1.0DOWNLOAD
MN26.0.XDOWNLOAD
MN27.0.5DOWNLOAD
MN28.0.5DOWNLOAD
MN29.1.1DOWNLOAD
MN29.1.3DOWNLOAD
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

Installation Guide

Note: This guide applies only to first and second generation Media Nav units (MN1 & MN2), firmware versions 4.0.6, 4.1.0, 6.0.X, 7.0.5, 8.0.5 and 9.1.X.

Prerequisites:
– a tablet, laptop or desktop equipped with an USB port
– USB flash drive, FAT32 formatted, max. 32 GB capacity

Step 1. Download the SyncTool patch from the link in the table above, according to the Media Nav and firmware versions.

Step 2. Extract the ZIP archive and put the file upgrade.lgu in the root of the flash drive – the file should be the first to be seen upon accessing the flash drive.

Step 3. Turn on the Media Nav and insert the flash drive in the USB port.

Step 4. Press Upgrade on the update notice. If no notice appears, go to Settings > System > System version and press Upgrade once the notice is shown.

Step 5. The Media Nav will reboot and the SyncTool will be installed. After the install is complete, the unit will reboot once again and go to the main interface. At this point, any compatible map can be used with the navigation software.

For a guide on how to install maps manually, see How to update maps manually (MN1 & MN2) or How to update maps manually (MN3), depending on your Media Nav version.