How to Crack Dacia Media Nav and Update Maps for Free
Dacia Media Nav is a navigation system that comes with some models of Dacia cars, such as Dokker, Duster, Lodgy, Logan, Sandero and others. It is based on the iGO software and uses maps from HERE (formerly Navteq). The system has two versions: Media Nav and Media Nav Evolution. The latter has more features and supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
However, both versions of Dacia Media Nav have some limitations. For example, they only accept official map updates from Renault or Dacia dealers, which can be expensive and outdated. Also, they do not support custom POIs (points of interest), speed cameras, 3D buildings, or alternative routes. Moreover, they have a locked bootloader that prevents installing other software or firmware on the device.
Fortunately, there is a way to crack Dacia Media Nav and update maps for free. This tutorial will show you how to do it step by step. Please note that this process may void your warranty and damage your device if done incorrectly. Proceed at your own risk.
What You Need
To crack Dacia Media Nav and update maps for free, you will need the following:
A USB flash drive with at least 4 GB of free space formatted in FAT32.
A computer with internet access and a software to unzip files.
A tool to extract the original firmware from your device. You can use this tool [^3^] for Media Nav or this tool [^2^] for Media Nav Evolution.
A modified firmware that allows installing any map on your device. You can use Mena.co [^4^] for both versions of Dacia Media Nav.
The latest map files for your region from NaviTotal.com or other sources.
How to Crack Dacia Media Nav
Follow these steps to crack Dacia Media Nav and update maps for free:
Turn on your car engine and insert the USB flash drive into the USB port of your device.
Go to System > Configuration > Version and write down the firmware version number of your device. It should be something like 2.0.9, 4.0.6, or 1.0.13.
Go to System > Configuration > Update and press Start update. Wait until the device copies the original firmware files to the USB flash drive. This may take a few minutes.
Turn off your car engine and remove the USB flash drive from the device.
Connect the USB flash drive to your computer and open it. You should see a folder called Upgrade with several files inside.
Extract the tool to extract the original firmware from your device to a folder on your computer.
Run the tool and select the Upgrade folder on your USB flash drive as the source folder.
Select a destination folder on your computer where you want to save the extracted firmware files.
Click Start and wait until the tool extracts the firmware files from the Upgrade folder. This may take a few minutes.
Delete the Upgrade folder from your USB flash drive.
Extract the modified firmware that allows installing any map on your device to a folder on your computer.
Copy the modified firmware files to the root of your USB flash drive.
Rename the file upgrade.lgu to upgrade_xxx.lgu where xxx is the firmware version number of your device that you wrote down in step 2.
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