Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Accessing system debug info of Garmin Nuvi 255w

I've just discovered another hidden feature in my Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS, which is the system debug info screen. Here is the trick to get there.

In the map screen, touch the left capsule beside the Menu button to open the Trip Computer screen. You'll be able to see a speedometer on the screen. Press and hold your finger at the center of the speedometer for at least 6 seconds, and you'll be able to see the system debug info screen.

All the information shown in the few pages of the system debug info screen are very technical. Interestingly, you'll be able to find out that the Garmin Nuvi GPS navigator can automatically defrag its storage from time to time.

You can just press the Quit button to quit the system debug info screen.


Kenson said... Reply To This Comment

Very good information provided. Interested to get one for myself. :)

How complete the juction view photo provided now? Can we update from time to time?


Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Kenson,

Yes, Junction View can be updated from time to time by updating the files inside the Garmin/JCV folder.

It is available for the preloaded City Navigator map as well as the latest MalSingMaps.

Currently there are 1000+ photos for Singapore and 300+ photos for Malaysia.

If you are using MalFreeMaps, there is no junction view available yet, they are still working on it.

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