Garmin Inc. provides very useful and interesting GPS solutions. Garmin Mobile XT is a software which is designed for mobile phones and provides GPS navigation on the go!

Basically, you should buy a Garmin GPS Reciever and the software provided together to use Garmin products.

On the Nokia E71 and ( N95 8GB ) you can install the Garmin Mobile XT (version 5.00.40 as of today) and use the internal GPS and/or the A-GPS intergrated on the Nokia Phones.


STEP ONE: First thing to do is to get Garmin Mobile XT software for your device. Go to Garmin Mobile XT website, and download the right version for your phone.


Once you downloaded the installation files, connect your phone on the USB DATA TRANSFER mode and run the downloaded file. The installation program will ask you where you want to install Garmin Mobile XT? Just choose the right drive (your phone) and click on “Install”.


STEP TWO: Get the Support files (from the bottom of the same page ) and install them in the same way on your phone.


STEP TREE: Get the map you need and copy the map IMG file in your phone’s memory card, inside the “Garmin” directory.


On the next page(s) we’ll see how to activate the internal GPS support for Garmin on your mobile phone…

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  1. Hi, I have successfully done all the step and it is installed inside my phone (E71). However, when I start Garmin, it do a search for GPS device, and then pops up saying that no GPS device found. Seems like it can not find my internal GPS. Please help.

      1. I am at the same stage.
        I have followed all of the steps, but after opening garmin xt I go to setting – system – and I can only choose to connect to a “garmin gps device”
        There is no option to use the e71’s internal gps receiver
        Can anybody help me with this?

  2. STEP FOUR says…
    Click the last one (other gps receiver), and then cancel the search for gps devices.

  3. @mrjdm: You can purchase the maps you need from the Garmin’s website.
    The keygen can be found through your favorite search engine I think. Once you purchased the Garmin software, you may contact the support department to get more help.
    Use search engines to find out where you can get Garmin products. Some links are provided to Garmin’s website here, but you can find more.

    1. Dear,
      i am unable to install Garmin in E75-1, Rm – 412, Firware 110.48.125 Updated…
      when i am installing Garmin MobileXT forS ymbian S60 3rd Edition V5.00.50, it is giving me Update error… & installion stops.
      E75-1 is S60 V9.4, will it work…i got pissed up & even i restored my cell fone but… then also i m unable toinstall garmin for india… i am not updating my garmin….. but i downloaded fresh garmin from garmin website

  4. 16 April, 2009 at Apr 16, 2009
    Hi, I have successfully done all the step and it is installed inside my phone (E71). However, when I start Garmin, it do a search for GPS device, and then pops up saying that no GPS device found. Seems like it can not find my internal GPS. Please help.
    I got the same problem.Can someone help me pls?

    1. I think that you didn’t copy SW.UNL document to your mem card into the Garmin directory… and if you did you should go to office-file mgr-garmin (it is on your mem card) and find SW.UNL doc. If your sw.unl doc has ‘txt’ on the end you should rename it into SW.UNL
      I have same problem and I did this and after that I found internal gps

    2. I think that you didn’t copy SW.UNL document to your mem card into the Garmin directory… and if you did you should go to office-file mgr-garmin (it is on your mem card) and find SW.UNL doc. If your sw.unl doc has ‘txt’ on the end you should rename it into SW.UNL
      I have same problem and I did this and after that I found internal gps

  5. Garmin does not work on my Nokia E71 the error message no GPS device found, I change the settings to built in gps still get the message no GPS device found please help

  6. @Daniel, Icy Cat: follow ALL the steps while installing the Garmin Mobile XT, then restart your phone, then in the phone, go to “Menu>Tools>Settings>General>Positioning>Positioning methods” and enable the positioning method you like, all are recommended, but be careful about network based and assisted GPS as they can cost you internet charges.
    Then run Garmin Mobile XT and cancel the search for GPS device, and go to Settings > System > GPS and choose the internal GPS option.
    Note that you need to have the SW.UNL file placed in your Garmin directory on your memory card.

    1. Hi, The only GPS tab i see there is ( Remote GPS ) and if you select that one you have to options 1.Pair New GPS and 2nd. Garmin GPS Devices only. so which one do i select. ?
      Thank you

  7. Hi Gi,
    Thanks for the tutorial, however, may I know if this is chargeable by my Telco?
    It seems that when my phone is Barred, it will prompt out something like “Awaiting Better GPS Accuracy”, and it even said this is assisted GPS.
    Can you let me know if I can find stand alone GPS application for my E71?

  8. @Anep: If you use Assisted GPS, you might be paying to your telco (telephone company or operator), but it might take around 5 minutes to recieve a clear and accurate GPS signal, so you should wait.
    GPS options can be modified in your phone’s main menu : “Menu>Tools>Settings>General>Positioning>Positioning methods”
    @Mr L: Yes, it should work.

  9. Why can’t it upload tracks and waypoints to mapsource? Is this not possible? Thanks

  10. I am using this on my nokia E71x and is working well. I like nokia maps 3.0 beta better though. i use a 4 gb which is enough for apps and music and image. Videos or movies are on a 16gb card.

  11. I followed all the instructions till putting the SW.UNL file on the Garmin directory…still doesnt recognise the GPS device on my E71…what’s up????

  12. Hi there! Thanks for the instructions
    I’ve installed Garmin Mobile XT and got everything to work by following your steps.
    I just have no idea how to get the maps. I am confused!
    Any ideas?

  13. hi my garmin mobile tx dose not have o Settings > System > GPS and choose the internal GPS option and can you send me video tutorial

  14. Hi,
    I have a N95 8Gb and Garmin Mobile XT. It’s a bit slow on the internal GPS but usable.
    My problem is that I now have a bluetooth headset (bought specifically to use the GPS function on my motorbike) – as soon as I start MobileXT it disconnects the bluetooth headset. Turn MobileXT off and the headset reconnects and works fine for calls and music.
    It’s the same on my old iPaq as well – start the GPS software (iGo 6) and the bluetooth headset has no sound. It’s connecting via an external bluetooth gps receiver.
    Any thoughts on this?

  15. hi, i just installed Garmin Mobile XT 5.00.50 S60v3/5 on my nokia 5800. everything seems to work ok except tat i cant seem to load maps. it just says “no maps”.
    i hav installed Garmin MapSource City Navigator Australia 2008 on my computer, unlocked it with the code and copied the image files to my memory card.
    wat can i do to make it work?thanx

  16. Hi I have successfully installed garmin on my N95 but it cannot pick up my map i copied a map from a friend the img file how do i unlock it

  17. Thanks for this!It’s all work but when I click on View map phone eliminates the sentence ‘searching for satellites’ and can’t find satellites… What’s wrong? Please help me

  18. dva N95 telefona sam skoro uspesno instalirao,
    mozda mogu da pomognem …
    koliko sam shavatio sve si ok uradila, ali moras duze da sacekas na signal pod otvorenim nebom, i vise od 15min.

  19. Hello,
    I have Nokia E61i. I have installed Garmin GPS app. My device does not have In-built gps, but it shows ‘Netwrok based’ gps in options. So, Does this garmon XT work with E61i?

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  20. i tried the above but no luck still cant get the gps going but i do have nokia n86 please help me

  21. ive got this all ready and runnnng. just need to download map image.
    atm moment its saying ready to navigate but i need the map image lol.
    where can i find one for free for australia

  22. Thanx for the help but i am unable to load map on garmin on my E71 i have followed all the steps which u have mentioned above n everything was don without any problem but problem is occurring that it doesnt load maps on my phone even though i downloaded maps from http://***[removed by admin]*** and copied .img file into e:garmin but it is still not working please help me wat to do?

  23. Has anyone tried using this phone in an EDGE data network area, if so, how was the speed of the browser on it, and if you also tried streaming video with, how was it with doing that? The reason I want to know is, I’m not in a AT&T 3g area, just EDGE. I’m trying to hold off to see if they will release a similar phone, but on Verizon’s CDMA network, since I believe Verizon has 3g in my area, but this phone just keeps tempting me with each positive review I read about it.

  24. Hi!
    I tried to install Gramin on my Nokia N 97 it said ‘the softwere is not competable with your phone’. is there a Gramin version with N97 compatibility? & how to install the support & base files? the phone n97 can not run exe files
    thanks in advance for any help

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