How To Install Garmin Mobile XT for Windows Mobile Phone

Garmin Mobile XT is one of wonderful handy application to GPS enabled mobile phone, especially for Symbian 60 series and Windows Mobile. When I first get my Samsung Omnia phone, it was nothing than only with a small bunch of basic Windows Mobile application. So I decide to install this one, Garmin Mobile XT since I really need this to travel up down left and right. The best part is, it’s FREE and no data consumption.

Have no intention of sending the phone to phone shop for GPS installation, I decided to try on my own. Here are steps what I did and posted here will maybe be my reference in future time. At first, let’s have a look on what we can do with Garmin Mobile XT:

Listed here are what needed to install Garmin Mobile XT to Windows Mobile Phone:

  • GPS Navigation Enabled Phone, in my case, I’m using Samsung Omnia.
  • A Windows computer with Microsoft ActiveSync installed (Download ActiveSynce if you don’t have one).
  • USB Cable to connect phone with the computer
  • Garmin Mobile XT application (available to download at Garmin site)

Installing Garmin Mobile XT

First off, there are three (3) main downloads needed to perform the operation. Download all these application.

Connect your device to the computer using the USB cable. Make sure that you are connected via Microsoft ActiveSync. Download all the above files to your computer, double click the file, install, and choose the installation location to your mobile phone. In my case, I choose to install to “My Storage”, and the installation directory will look like this:

My Storage\Garmin\

Finish up the installation. Install all three Garmin Mobile XT, Support files and Free basemap one by one with the same procedure. Disconnect your mobile phone from the PC and see your mobile phone for new application installation process.

Adding GPS Map files to your Garmin Mobile XT

Now that we’re all set with the application, it’s time to install GPS map files to your mobile phone. In my case, I use MalsingMaps Malaysia and Singapore map. You need to download the installer files to your PC first, and it is available here:

  • MalsingMaps Malaysia and Singapore map (MFM) : Download (at the moment: MFM v1.60)
  • MelsingMaps Malaysia and Singapore Topo map (MFM-SRTM) : Download (at the moment:  MFM-SRTM v1.02)

Now that you’ve downloaded both these files. Reconnect your mobile phone back to your PC with USB cable. This time, I will not going to connect my phone via ‘ActiveSync’, but connect via ‘Mass Storage’. On your mobile phone, go ‘Start > Settings > Connection > USB connection’ and choose ‘Mass Storage’. Now connect it to the computer.

Open up the downloaded files on your PC by double clicking the MFM map installer file. Follow the installation guide here. Repeat the installation process to MFM-SRTM topo map.

Now that all set and you are ready to go!

Additional For Testing Purpose : Keygen

Garmin Mobile XT is not free, it comes with 15 days trial. There is a keygen available by searching to Google, Aand here’s how to crack them up. Take note that please support the original one, since updates will becoming more handy.

  1. Upon exploring ‘File Explorer’ at your mobile phone, go to the partition you’ve installed Garmin Mobile XT, and you’ll find the folder “2577″. Delete Download the folder.
  2. Run you Garmin Mobile XT application, go to ” Tools > Settings > About “.
  3. Copy all the information, ID numbers anywhere on a paper.
  4. Run IMEI to UnitID Converter v1.0, Use CardID as your IMEI if you are using Windows Mobile phone. Find your IMEI and use it.
  5. Generate your UnitID
  6. Run Garmin Keygen 1.5 , paste out the UnitID there and click ‘generate’.
  7. You will be given a software unlock code. Copy the code number.
  8. Run notepad, paste down the code, and save the file as SW.UNL (not SW.UNL.txt)
  9. Connect your PC with your mobile phone and copy the SW.UNL file to root directory where you install Garmin. In my case, ‘ “My Storage”/ ‘
  10. Restart your Garmin Mobile XT. Done.

Garmin Mobile XT Keygen June 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Dude, here are keygen Download Link:

Note: For test only. Please buy the original one. You can find lot original license selling at cheap price.

ivan lim June 9, 2009 at 5:10 pm

i hv install GarminMobileXTforSymbianS603rdEdition_50050 into my nokia 5800, but still cant to view malaysia’s map. how to genarate the product key? where can get the id? please help me.. if can please gv me the wedside to download.. thanks..

Hanep June 9, 2009 at 9:47 pm

@ivan lim : the method is just the same with mine. only the software of Garmin Mobile XT is different. Yours is Garmin Mobile XT for Symbian.

Download :

The installation is just the same like what i did.
Another guide you can refer:

leong June 11, 2009 at 1:18 pm

can i install garmin xt 50020 to my chinese gps “igo g6 navigator?my navigator is window ce v5

Hanep June 11, 2009 at 9:50 pm

@leong : Refer here : for supported device with Garmin Mobile XT.

leong June 12, 2009 at 2:50 pm

i can’t see my unit id.i just got device device sn 1608081100007344 butthe converter just 15 no only.i am using garmin mobile xt 50020wp.what can i do now.i am try many version mobile xt but same dervice id:17826272.

Hanep June 18, 2009 at 11:06 pm

@leong : try using your IMEI number. Insert the code starting the first one until the is no much space have.

harou June 27, 2009 at 3:21 am

hi bro, i really need help, my IMEI to UnitID Converter v1.0 is not working, it keep saying that i enter a invalid imei….. which i already tried using my card id and my imei id but it still fails to work….i am using a hp ipaq 612c with windows mobile 6.1

Hanep June 28, 2009 at 11:36 am

It’s working. Try to find your IMEI by *#06# (if avail) and use it to generate UnitID. Remove 2 unit at the last of the number if your IMEI got more number that what requested, and just try to get the UnitID.

miri June 27, 2009 at 7:21 am

hi, i have installed garmin mobile xt but on front page its no signal?

Hanep June 28, 2009 at 11:27 am

It’s normal. Your either in poor satellite reception or still waiting for the satellite to reach you. Have a wait for some time, or go outside from your house to get better signal

ong June 27, 2009 at 1:23 pm


you wrote : Upon exploring ‘File Explorer’ at your mobile phone, go to the partition you’ve installed Garmin Mobile XT, and you’ll find the folder “2577″. Download the folder.

i went ot 2577 folder but then dunno what to do with it
what do u mean by download the folder?

Hanep June 28, 2009 at 11:28 am

My typo mistake. Not download, but DELETE. Thanks :)

great guide on how to install Garmin Mobile XT on our Windows Mobile phones. i decided to include some of the comments as they might be useful to some of us. article stolen from

53 responses to “How To Install Garmin Mobile XT for Windows Mobile Phone

  1. I have visited the garmin website for downlaod for my windows mobile but the download area says that this is for the update for the previously installed software. Where can i get the basic installation files? Can i use this same file for installation without any ealier version installed?

    • head to Garmin Website and proceed to download the garmin mobile xt. then follow with downloads of support and basemap from the links here.

  2. When you first start mobile xt, you have 5 options i think to register the program. Choose the last one (with garmin GPS unit i think) and the program will start searching. Then you can skip it and you are in the software garmin XT. Then just find inside the option “ABOUT” where is your unit ID, Card ID…
    Hope it help

  3. i follow all ur instruction but i dont found file name “2577” and can u teach me how to make a SW.UNL file how can i save this file..

    • sorry.. i wasn’t online d past few days.
      there is file 2577 at ur installation directory.
      google up garmin keygen. generate code and paste on notepad. save as sw.unl.
      **please support original software. this is intended for testing only..

  4. hi for all,
    i tried many times to install garmin on my htc touch pro, and followed all the instructions in the tutorial, but i got a problem when i did the unlock, i got this message, (the IMEI you intered is either invalid or incomplete), i will be very appreciate if anyone help me please.

    • im not sure how to help u on this matter. get back to ur seller and confirm the imei is the right one. anyhow i don’t think this helps. sorry.

      • every thing is ok the garmin xt runing like a charm .. but my question is are those file for all maps ..if not i have maps of lebanon what i have to do to install it .. thank you

      • # MalsingMaps Malaysia and Singapore map (MFM) : Download (at the moment: MFM v1.60)
        # MelsingMaps Malaysia and Singapore Topo map (MFM-SRTM) ..are those files for all maps ..if not ..please help how to install maps of lebanon ..thank you

      • lebanon? basically the concept is the same. but im not sure if there’s any lebanon maps available on the net. try search it. sorry can’t help much.

  5. i installed garmin xt, then tried freebasemap, at the end of copying files came out error…cannot find autorun. i have deleted that as per ur instruction.?

  6. hi guys, i really need help: iM trying install the garmin in my samsung omnia pro (windows mobile 6.1) following all the procedures you say in this website, but I’m still getting the page to buy, or use trial or enter a code when start the garmin. Someone could help me? Thanks. Thigo

  7. Hello, i want to ask, in garmin unlock generator v1.5 there’s a select map product to unlock, how to use it? thank you, for reply

      • im not sure how to help u on this. mine went through smoothly. perhaps this could be the issue of directory. where did u store the basemap? the garmin folder on the phone should be in root folder of device or storage card.

  8. I even cant find 2577.
    i dint use the Microsoft ActiveSync at the beggining.
    when i check the IMEI in the is same as wat i generate in the converter.LOL…how come ya?

  9. I installed as instructed above, but when i start the Garmin Xt it asks to connect to a Garmin GPS receiver and it asks me to power on the GPS device.
    Well i dont have the GPS device.
    I used Papago before on this device did not have any problems with it.
    I like to use Garmin so please let me know what am i doing wrong here.
    I am new to Garmin XT.
    Thanks Folks.

    • so u r trying to install a garmin on a non-gps device?
      that’s not possible.
      isn’t papago a gps device itself?
      are u using omnia?
      sorry im getting confused..

  10. Hello,
    I had a question I got an error when I followed step by step. saying
    “Error: Assert failed at gfx_buf.cpp:152 in Garmin MObile XT with error 0 ”
    I am trying to run this software on an HTC touch HD.

    would you have nay other advise for me, ifthis does not work ?

    I tahk you very much.

  11. sorry forgot to add this :
    I must also say that when entered in the tools-settings-about.
    I pulled out my UNIT ID: Touch_HD_T8282
    I saw in earlier posts that if they are longer then just leave a part of it out I still get this message: “The Unit ID you entered is invalid or incomplete. PLease enter a valid Unit ID ad try Again.”

    and sorry for my ignorance what is IMEI ? how can i search it in my phone ?

    thanks a million

  12. I have install all 3 items above in my htc touch pro (but not install the map yet). However I cannot find the 2677 folder? Do you have any advice

    • not sure how its configured on htc. however i do believe it would be tha same since its a windows mobile smart phone.

  13. Hi,

    i tried to install Garmin Mobile XT in my Samsung OMNIA. Downloaded all the files but can’t run it on my phone, “there was an error installing Garmin Mobile XT files. Please make sure no other programs are running, and there is enough storage in your device’s main memory.”
    I did fresh install and delete some files in my memory but seems to fail. Any ideas, and how many MB Garmin used in main memory??


    • check ur main memory. garmin is installed at phone root folder in which only have about 100Mb. maybe other programs have filled ur main storage memory there..

    • if installation is done, then u can just start the garmin program via ur program menu. err do i get ur question wrongly?

  14. Hi, I have the GMXT installed in my HTC Touch Cruise and work fine, now I am thinking of adding addional voice option but cannot find any way to do it, can anyone give me a hand?
    Thanks in advance.
    p/s: the GMXT is installed during the time I purchased the HTC.

  15. i just install garmin xt on my htc touch diamond 2.i do all above tutorial but stil cant run.wen i begin free said “server could not process request. please contact customer support”.i dont know what to do..please help me..

  16. dear friends.. this post was dated back in 2009. 2 years passes by and i believe there are better ways at installing the garmin to your handphone as of today. do visit forums like modaco, xdadeveloper.. thanks..


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