How To Install Garmin XT on Nokia 5800 (Symbian S60 v3)

I recently bought a Nokia 5800 and asked if the shop keeper could install Garmin XT for me. Guess what? He wants to charge RM 80 (USD 20) for that!


It turns out, it is pretty tough considering my lack of expertise when it comes to Symbian OS phones. I spent 3 days experimenting all possibilities to make it work on my phone. Since it took a lot of my time, I’m going to save yours by teaching you.

Before you do anything, Download the file (80 mb ++) and read all the instructions before hand. It’ll help you to visualize the process.

Download file contains

  • GarminMobileXTforSymbianS603rdEdition_50040.exe
  • GarminMobileXTFreeBasemap_4xxxx.exe
  • GarminMobileXTSupportFiles_4xxxx.exe
  • gmapsupp.img (Malaysian Map, with DUKE highway)
  • garmin_kgen.exe
  • 5800_manual.pdf
  • GarminMobile20_GarminMobileXTOwnersManual.pdf

Note: You can skip part 1.

1. Setting up Apparatus, The Nokia 5800

  1. Back up all data using PC Suite (go to Nokia website).
  2. Soft reset by pressing *#7370#. Should take about 2-3 mins and you lose all your data (except on memory card). But don’t worry, you have back up remember?
  3. On your Nokia 5800, go to Application > Location > Positioning > Positioning Methods. Enable “Assisted GPS” and “Integrated GPS” ONLY. This will ensure you don’t get charge using WAP or 3G network for Internet.
  4. Go to Application > Location > GPS Data > Position > Options > Satellite status. This will show the satellite signals you’re receiving. Be sure you are outdoor in an open area. Balcony doesn’t work well, believe me I’ve tried. Once you’ve got AT LEAST 4 satellite signal, go back indoor, you don’t want people to think you’re crazy, waving your phone around.
  5. Now you’re ready for GarminXT.

2. Installing GarminXT on Nokia 5800.

  1. Once you’ve downloaded, unzip the files to someplace accessible preferably on your desktop. If you haven’t, please download it.
  2. Connect your phone via USB and select  ‘Mass storage mode’.
  3. From you PC, double click “GarminMobileXTforSymbianS603rdEdition_50040.exe” to install and wait.
  4. Double click “GarminMobileXTFreeBasemap_4xxxx.exe” to install. Wait..
  5. Double click “GarminMobileXTSupportFiles_4xxxx.exe” to install.
  6. Remove USB connection between PC and phone. When prompted ‘Launch GarminXT’ do not click Yes, just Cancel.
  7. From your phone, go to Menu > Settings > Application Manager > Installation files. There should be GarminXT.sis file. Install it.

3. Cracking GarminXT on Nokia 5800.

  1. Tell yourself and say “Yes, I’m a cheapskate”.
  2. Run GarminXT from your phone at Menu > Application > Garmin. It will prompt you with some settings. Choose your preferable.
  3. Select “Use other device” when it prompts you to buy or trial. You will get a screen, “Where To?” and “View map”
  4. In GarminXT, go to Tools > Settings > About. Jot down “Card ID”, you will need it. Exit GarminXT
  5. On your PC, run “garmin_kgen.exe” and enter the “Card ID” from previous steps.
  6. Generate it and you will get a string of codes. Copy the codes to Notepad and save it as “sw.unl”. *Be sure you don’t save it as sw.unl.txt”*
  7. Connect your phone to PC and select “Mass storage mode”.
  8. Copy “sw.unl” to Garmin folder. Usually located at E:/Garmin.
  9. Copy “gmapsupp.img” from downloaded file to Garmin folder. “gmapsupp.img” is the Malaysian map.
  10. Disconnect your phone from PC.

4. Restore your Nokia 5800

  1. Reconnect your phone via PC Suite.
  2. Restore your settings through back up.

5. Setting up GarminXT on Nokia 5800

  1. You don’t need your PC anymore. Shut down and conserve energy.
  2. Run GarminXT on your phone.
  3. Go to Tools > Settings > System > Remote GPS. Change to “Use Attached GPS” by disabling the “Bluetooth GPS”.
  4. Go to Tools > Manage My Data > Map Sets > MapSource. Make sure all maps are enabled.

6. Toying GarminXT on Nokia 5800.

  1. Switch off your fans and lights. Go out.
  2. Run GarminXT, (duh!).
  3. Select “View Map” and wait for a while. The satellite will find you. It took me 5 mins or so. Just have patience and faith.
  4. Now you’ll see where you are.
  5. Go back and select “Where To?”. If you’re at home and wants GarminXT to store you current location as home, then select “Home”
  6. “Where To?” is rather confusing. I usually use “Where To?” > Point of interest. There’s lots of shopping malls, hospitals, banks, ATM machines etc. from there, you’d know where to go.
  7. Pat yourself and say “Well done”. The rest is up to you.

Note: I will NOT be providing support. If it doesn’t work for you, you can leave a comment and hope someone will rescue you. Google it!


There are 728 Comments for “How To Install Garmin XT on Nokia 5800 (Symbian S60 v3)”


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RIDZ8815 wrote on December 16, 2011 #1

gua guna n8.. boleh tak bro tunjuk kan cam mane nak install..ATAS budi bicara bro amat aya hargai

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muncung wrote on December 25, 2011 #2

baru je kawan pakcik installkan, pastu try rearrange/organise ikon kat application, ikon garmin tu dah termasuk dlm root folder, mcm mana nak kuawkan atau nak dpt balik supaya garmin berfungsi semuala… terima kasih atas pertolongan dan nasihat

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pakcik wrote on December 25, 2011 #3

ta silap aku law tarikh dah luput ko juz tukar ko nye tarikh kat setting>phone>date n time..
tp aku install oke jeh ta de pape masalah cert expired..

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nadz wrote on December 27, 2011 #4

juz tukar ko punya fon date..
setting>phone>date n time..
juz reverse the for me.. XD

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nadz wrote on December 27, 2011 #5

thanx carbman.. :)

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nadz wrote on December 27, 2011 #6

bab ‘not compatible’ tuh jus tekan ‘ok’..

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nadz wrote on December 27, 2011 #7 sudah menginstallkan garmin ke tel nokia 5800 sy…tetapi bla suda siap semua seting dia ckp GPS is off..sO sy perlu buat mcmane lagi???

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putra seven wrote on January 8, 2012 #8

salam bro..mcm mn kalau nk update malaysia map ni?

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kamarul wrote on January 10, 2012 #9

salam…saya pengguna nokia e6
masalahnya bila saya masukkn keygen sampai 25number, sepatutnya ada 8number sahaja..boleh sesiapa tolong..pleaseeeeeee….

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rashid wrote on January 17, 2012 #10

aq da bleh gune..thnkz byk2 sbb publish tutor ni..

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thank you very much =)

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