How To Install And Update IGO Maps On Car Navigation?

Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by My GPS Maps.

This is a common question of how to install or update igo maps on car navigation. Most aftermarket car navigation comes with igo or sygic maps already installed, so you may need to update the igo maps after a year. While if your car navigation doesn’t have any maps installed, you will need to install igo or sygic maps or use google maps.

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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. Nowadays, most aftermarket car navigation head units installed with Android system. Android 7.1, Android 8.0, even Android 9.0, and some old devices still use the Android 4.4 system.

Installation is different for car navigation with different systems.

  • Install igo maps on Windows CE system navigationThis 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, save the settings. Then you should be able to enter into navigation system.
  • Install igo maps on Android system navigationThe 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 2018 or 2019 igo maps for Android in the internal memory of the car navigation.Especially for Android 8.0+ car navigation, igo maps can only be used in the internal memory of the navigation unit.install igoYou 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 memory(Flash), igo, click igo apk to start installing, the rest steps are just the same as you install any other apps in your phone.

That’s all. Start up igo or primo and you should see the loading screen, then you can do the initial set up, test it.

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.

Firstly check what files or folders you have for new igo maps, 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 it, that’s all. Of course, if there are other new files you can also replace the old ones with them.

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Important step you should not forget before installing or updating

You should always backup all map files from your SD card or internal memory of your device. Because some newer map files may not support your igo software. In case the new update does not work after installation, then you can restore the old ones.

Here’s a video for your reference:

70 thoughts on “How To Install And Update IGO Maps On Car Navigation?

  1. Hello, I’ve downloaded all the updated igo 8 maps on a formatted SD card and put it in my Chevrolet Captiva (2013) system which runs Windows CE 5.0, but it says that “is not a valid WinCE application” – although I have checked the SD card also on external GPS and it works.
    Any idea on how can I solve this issue is much appreciated!

  2. Hi, I have purchased Nav N Go iGO 8. I have an older version 8.3.4.117940, Please provide an update.

    Can you help me get the right UAE and Middle East MAP, please? Thanks

    1. Hello, I can send you 2019q3 igo maps update for Middle East including UAE, also with step by step update guide, maps are free, can you send $10 to support us?

  3. Hi I have a ford focus. Which I’ve put in a aftermarket satnav. But it keeps crashing on me. It’s a nng igo 8.
    8.3.5.193799 and on window ce 6.0.
    Can you help me getting the right uk and Europe maps updates please.

      1. Hi, I have the same Satnav in my van as Brain Barton and want to update to latest EU maps. I can’t find anywhere that tells me how to do it and where to get the maps from.
        Please can you help – I see you helped Brain Barton

        Thanks in anticipation

  4. Hi I have a Hoxaio 2 din player with GPS device.
    I have igo maps in the folder but the maps are not working.
    app version Navi-V11190118
    OS Version 2018011618
    Model as EW6800/Easy way
    Can you suggest how to install maps since i have copied the files in SD card an plugged in GPS slot, but the navigation fails.

    1. I don’t know what’s your exact problem from what you said. If your unit is with wince system, you need to set navi path in settings.

  5. For anyone that is dubious :

    I was very sceptical myself, however i bit the bullet and now i have my SatNav updated to 2020 without no hassle and a very easy install process. My GPS Maps responded very quickly and helped every step of the way .. and all for $10

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  6. I have a 2017 Jeep Wrangler and I just swapped out the OEM Sirius system for a Stinger HEIGH10 Infotainment center. Is there a way I can install iGO navigation on an SD card? The user guide is not really very helpful in providing information on what I need to get the Navigation portion of the system working. TYIA.

    1. That depends on the unit you installed in your car. Does it have wince system or android system? what’s the exact version?

  7. Hi. My Igo 8 maps 2019 Australia region (working on Window CE head unit) recently does not work. 1st, The maps located my current location is in Sydney, Australia although I am quite far away from that (Brisbane, Australia). 2nd, the arrow does not move when I drive. Where ever I drive to, the arrow still stay stationary without moving. Is there any way I can fix these issues? Thank you so much!!

  8. I have a windows operating system(OS: EN-PRIMA-256mn v1.55, Shell: 2.87.8) and ran into some issue due to which the SD card was all formatted.
    I now need the folder that’s mentioned on the top. Where can I download it from ??

    1. I can send you igo software for wince system also with igo maps for your country, maps are free, can you pay US$10 handling fee?

  9. My Honda City car bought in 2018 came pre installed with igo in India. The maps are old and not updated. What is the latest version available? How can I update

        1. I can upload 2019q4 igo maps(updated in 2020) for Europe on googledrive and send you a link to download them, and send you instructions on how to update, maps are free, you just need to pay US$10 for handling fee, is that ok?

  10. Hallo,
    I need new updated Europe maps for this year 2020,
    to my aftermarket navigator.
    I will send 10 US$ right now via Pay-Pal!

    Thanks in advance!
    Kindest Dan

  11. Hallo,
    I need complete software and Europe maps for this year 2020 including TURKEY because my MICRO SD Card is broken.

  12. 1) can I install your maps on a Alpine in dash audio / GPS system ?? ( 2 ) do you have Proper ( full ) Off Road maps ?? ( 3 ) costs ??

    1. If your gps unit has original igo maps installed, there may be limit to update new maps. I have igo maps update for nearly all countries in the world. Maps are free, just usd10 handling fee.

      1. I have bought junsun carplay from Hongkong .In that device there is igo maps but in that map India map is not there.How can I insert Map of India in it?

        1. After you paid $10 handling fee, i will send you igo India maps content and step by step installation instructions.

  13. I tried updating igo maps on my hizpo headunit and when ive gone to update it the maps have been wiped of the sd card and now does not load on the navi application

  14. hi, where and how can I get the latest igo Australian map upgrade ? I have the kernel number andapp, mcu,list and canbus numbers as well

  15. I have an: iGo my way gps. Bought on Amazon for my 2001 VW Jetta. It came as a unit with CD player, radio, etc. I can put in an address and it acknowledges the address but when I press “set as destination “ it goes to another city that makes no sense. I have played around with it and getting an error saying. “Error loading file i18n/hlp_settingroute.xhtml.

    Any suggestions on how to fix.

      1. Can you tell me what you recommend I do to fix the problem. I have no Idea where to start.
        Please email me with directions. Thanks

        1. What’s your exact problem? I searched your email but did not find any emails you sent to us before.

  16. boas gostaria de saber se tem o software completo para download com os mapas europeus para instalar no telemóvel ? desde já o meu obrigado

  17. i need to download igo 8.3.5 for my aftermarket navigation system. i already have maps, but due to some issue my sd card got corrupted and i no longer can use igo on my car. can you please provide a link to download 8.3.5 version or any latest igo version that will be supported on WIndows CE?

    1. I have igo primo for aftermarket navigation with Windows CE system, i can send to you, can you pay $10 handling fee?

  18. We have put in our car system but when we go into Igo nav it says missing files was pre loaded when we bought it what can we do

  19. Hello,
    I have a chinese head in my VW Passat B7 (ISUDAR). I would like to change the GPS file path because the original setting is Navitel.exe but it doesn’t work well. I want to change it into iGO.exe but I don’t know how can I do this.
    Could you help me please? Thanks a lot.

    1. Hello, your car has aftermarket Chinese navigation unit installed on it right? You can pay US$10 handling fee to us so we can send you igo software and tell you how to install it.

  20. What type of gps antenna do I need for igo primo that I have just installed into my car
    Its can’t find satellites??

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