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GARMIN Nüvi 270 Firmware Upgrades

Firmware: V5.00 - V4.40 - V4.30 - V4.10 - V3.60 - V3.50 - V3.40 - V3.30 - V3.10 - V2.90

The following lists of changes are based on information provided by GARMIN. Changes or improvements which we consider important or especially useful are shown highlighted.

To view the current firmware version, complete the following steps:

  1. Turn on the GPS.
  2. Switch to the tool kit page by touching the tool symbol on the buttom row.
  3. Touch "Settings".
  4. Touch "System".
  5. Touch "About"
  6. The system will display the firmware version at the top ("Software Version"), the unit ID on the second line, followed by various copyright information.
  7. Touch "Back" to return to the previous page.

Each upgrade replaces the complete firmware in the GPS, which means you need to install only the version you wish to apply. There is no need to install any previous versions.


Changes made from version 4.40 to 5.00:

  1. Enhanced compatibility with PC applications.

Firmware Upgrade V5.00 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

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Changes made from version 4.30 to 4.40:

  1. Corrected issue with unit not speaking at appropriate time.

Firmware Upgrade V4.40 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 4.10 to 4.30:

  1. Improve handling of the situation where overlapping map data is present on the device.
  2. Added additional voice support.

Firmware Upgrade V4.30 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 3.60 to 4.10:

  1. Corrected issue with Retail Map Update compatibility.

Firmware Upgrade V4.10 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 3.50 to 3.60:

  1. Fixed an issue with Extras Points displaying a longer title than they should.
  2. Fixed an issue where some Points of Interest categories were not being displayed when they should.

Firmware Upgrade V3.60 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 3.40 to 3.50:

  1. Improved overall map drawing speed to display up to twice as often.
  2. Fixed an issue where the last entry in a list of Custom POIs could be blank.
  3. Fixed an issue where using an SD card with maps overlapping the maps pre-loaded could cause the unit to shut down.
  4. Fixed an issue where searching for an intersection across all cities in a country could result in no matches being found.

Firmware Upgrade V3.50 (Use WebUpdater to install this version)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 3.30 to 3.40: (released 10/04/2007)

  1. Corrected issue where searching help files could return non-relevant topics.
  2. Corrected issue when doing searches with multiple maps loaded.
  3. Corrected issue with mass storage mode on Mac Computers.
  4. Corrected issue with proximity points in areas with many roads causing the map to draw slower.
  5. Improved the appearance of some Spanish punctuation marks.

Firmware Upgrade V3.40 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.7 MB)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 3.10 to 3.30:

  1. Fixed bug where road name was sometimes used instead of Highway number.

Firmware Upgrade V3.30 (not available for download)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 2.90 to 3.10:

  1. Fixed a bug that caused off route recalculations to be delayed in beginning the recalculation.
  2. Added support for Afrikaans text translations.
  3. Added new time zone for the Middle East.
  4. Fixed a bug that could cause the wrong help file to be displayed for the Language setup help.
  5. Added support for the following new voices: Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Catalan, Japanese, Korean, Luxembourgish, Mandarin, Taiwanese and Thai.

Firmware Upgrade V3.10 (Self-extracting ZIP-file, requires a PC and a connection cable, 3.4 MB)

To table of contents


Changes made from version 2.00 to 2.90:

  1. Added distance and time on route review map page.
  2. Added option for user to set home location from Recently Found list.
  3. Improved label display on map pages.
  4. Corrected display of address search results.
  5. Corrected issue when more than 255 custom POI categories are used.
  6. Corrected display of intersection names in Recently Found page.
  7. Corrected issue with off-road destinations.
  8. Corrected backlight setting north of Arctic Circle.
  9. Corrected issue with long road name labels on maps being truncated inadvertently.

Firmware Upgrade V2.90 (not available for download)

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