This is a common question of how to install or update igo maps on car navigation. Most aftermarket car navigation comes with igo primo maps already installed, so you may need igo primo update maps after a year or earlier. While if your car navigation doesn’t have any maps installed, you will need igo navigation software download for car on a SD card or the internal storage.
How to install igo maps on car navigation?
Well, it depends on which system does your navigation use. A couple of years ago, the windows CE system is widely used for aftermarket car navigation. Those winCE system car navigation was installed igo primo maps. Nowadays, most aftermarket car navigation head units were installed with Android system. Android 7.1, Android 8.0, 10 or even Android 11, and some old devices still use the Android 4.4 or 5.1 system. If your car navigation has igo primo installed, it’s most probably with WinCE system, then you need a igo primo update.
Read on to see how to install igo primo maps on car navigation.
Installation is different for car navigation with different operation systems.
- Install igo maps on Windows CE system navigation:This is easier, just need to copy the entire igo or primo folder into an empty micro SD card, then set GPS path in settings of the windows CE navigation unit, the final path should be igo.exe or primo.exe, then save the settings. Then you should be able to enter into navigation system after you click navi icon from the main menu.
- Install igo maps on Android system navigation:The old igo maps for Android 7.1 or lower system can be installed in the SD card, but it’s better installing the newer version like 2020, 2021 or 2022 igo maps for Android in the internal storage of the car navigation. Especially for Android 8.0+ car navigation, some igo software navigation download can only be used in the internal storage of the navigation unit. If you see an error “Missing or incomplete folder: /sdcard/iGO” after installation, that’s because you did not install igo navigation in the internal storage.
You can follow these steps.1. Download latest igo maps, copy them into the internal memory of your car Android navigation(root directory is ok).
2. Click apkinstaller app, install, internal storage(Flash), igo, click igo apk to start installing, the rest steps are just the same as you install any other apps in your android phone.
If your navigation device does not have apk installer app, you can still click file manager > internal storage > igo folder, click igo navigation software of igo.apk, so you can manually install it easily.
That’s all. Start up igo or igo primo and you should see the loading screen, then you can do the initial set up, click finish then you are able to test it.
Here’s a also video for your reference: https://youtu.be/l732RL5xNPA
After installing on an Android car head unit, the new software will create a new screen icon, browse all app screens to find the new icon then drag and drop it onto the home screen. You may need to delete any previous Navigation icons that will no longer be used. Launch iGO Navigation and the initial set up wizard should start, when set up is finished, a map screen showing your location will appear, this confirms installation is successful and complete. All done !
How to upate igo maps on car navigation head unit?
Updating igo maps is very simple, newer map files are located in content folder, including building, map, poi, speedcam and other folders. The new igo maps should have at least 3 folders, building, map and poi. The most important igo navigation update file is the .fbl file in the map folder.
Firstly check what files or folders you have for new igo maps in your igo navigation sd card or the internal storage of your head unit. If there are only 3 folders:
building, map, poi
Then you just need to delete all files in the same folder from your old maps, so delete all files in folders including building, map and poi, then copy new ones into the same directory, that’s all. Of course, if there are other new files you can also replace the old ones with them.
Important step you should not forget before installing or updating
Before you do igo primo update, you should always backup all map files from your SD card or internal storage of your device. Because some newer map files may not support your igo software or not support your navigation device. In case the new igo primo update does not work after installation, then you can restore the old ones.
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