Malfreemaps on Garmin-Asus A10 guide

Yes, I know. This is indeed one of the most called for guide by Garmin-Asus A10 users. I have been receiving contacts, comments and posts on how to achieve this. Well, you asked for it, here it is for you ;)

So, first of all, I hope you guys are already familiar with Malfreemaps. If you still are not, then I suggest you get some understanding about what is Malfreemaps here.

Now, since Garmin-Asus uses the similar engine with that of their GPS hardwares available in the market, it is possible to support third party maps on it just like how you can do it on your GPS devices. In fact, thanks to Garmin, the process is rather simple.

First of all, you need to extract the maps images from the malfreemaps application. This is already shown on Malfreemaps website, so I will not explain how to get it done here.

To install the Maps, follow these steps:

  1. On your SD card (yes, it uses SD card), create a folder called “GARMIN”
  2. Extract the maps from the application in .img format and name them as GMAPSUPP, GMAPSUPP1, GMAPSUPP2, etc.
  3. Copy the maps files into your GARMIN folder so the final destination looks like /SDCARD/GARMIN/GMAPSUPP.img
  4. What? Need another step? That’s all you need to do. No go and have fun with your new Garmin maps ;)

When you load your Garmin Maps on your A10, you will immediately see the changes.

Have fun~

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  1. Jonathan
    #1 written by Jonathan  (6 years ago)

    Hi Shahz

    Thanks a lot for the tips, although i cant see the malfreemap file name in my A10 unit but i certainly feel a difference in the maps compared to the one provided Nav Tech

    • lanujang
      #2 written by lanujang  (6 years ago)

      choose ur map
      settings->navigation->menu->map info
      :)

      • Jonathan
        #3 written by Jonathan  (6 years ago)

        got it. thanks bro. wat la…hide until like tat … lol

  2. Chris
    #4 written by Chris  (6 years ago)

    hi, i followed the steps but i cant find the map i put into… i put the map of new zealand… what should i do?

  3. ShahZ
    #5 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

    Did you put according to the location? Also, you MUST name the files as GMAPSUPP.img, GMAPSUPP1img, etc.
    Only .img format supported..

  4. Chris
    #6 written by Chris  (6 years ago)

    i did exactly as you mentioned but i cannot see the map loaded.

    • ShahZ
      #7 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

      Strange..Did you check
      settings->navigation->menu->map info ?

  5. chris
    #8 written by chris  (6 years ago)

    already did that…. still no luck

    • ShahZ
      #9 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

      Chris, where are you getting the maps from? They must be compatible with Garmin Navigations System in order to work on the phone. I’m getting mine listed here.

  6. Chris
    #10 written by Chris  (6 years ago)

    i got the maps from gpsunderground forum. it was compatible with my omnia 2 using garmin mobile xt. can you tell me where you get the maps which is compatible? i need the maps for other countries. thanks alot

  7. Chris
    #12 written by Chris  (6 years ago)

    thanks alot bro.. i got the maps to work by using the maps from noeman.org

  8. AhYung
    #14 written by AhYung  (6 years ago)

    bro, i nid some help on “First of all, you need to extract the maps images from the malfreemaps application. This is already shown on Malfreemaps website, so I will not explain how to get it done here.”…. im new.. i dun really understand

    • ShahZ
      #15 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

      Visit their malfreemaps website. Download the Malaysian map (it will give you an .exe file). From there, you can choose what you want to activate on the map and what you want to leave out. Then, just hit “Extract Map” it. The output will be a ‘GMAPSUPP.img” file. You should be seeing a screen like in the above image when you execute the .exe

  9. garlin
    #16 written by garlin  (6 years ago)

    Can I store the map in the internal memory

    • ShahZ
      #17 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

      Yep, as long as you keep the structure the same..

  10. garlin
    #18 written by garlin  (6 years ago)

    Btw does the A10 come with built in file manager else whats the best that can be download from market

    • ShahZ
      #19 written by ShahZ  (6 years ago)

      Free one..ASTRO File manager is excellent..If you want a paid app, my favorite is Root Explorer..

  11. yy
    #20 written by yy  (6 years ago)

    Hi Shah, I have put the ‘GMAPSUPP.img” into this path /storage/Garmin

    But I cant see it in Map Info there. Can help? tq

    • admin
      #21 written by admin  (6 years ago)

      From your homescreen, hit the menu button, select settings..Go to Navigation..Hit the menu key again..Select map info..You will see it there..

      If its not listed there still, probably you have a broken map image file..Incomplete download or something..

  12. yy
    #22 written by yy  (6 years ago)

    Hi Shah, it is the gmapprom.img map supported?

  13. Keithkit
    #23 written by Keithkit  (6 years ago)

    I would really love to share with u guys regarding to the Map .img for Garmin Asus A10.

    You can actually create a ‘Map’ folder on the root of your SD Card, and place any maps you have in it. It can be name as anything you like for example:-
    1) MFM v20101220.img
    2) ThaiStreetMap v11.0.img
    3) NaviIndo v1.80.img

    Hope you guys like this

  14. Keithkit
    #24 written by Keithkit  (6 years ago)

    Continuation from above (Post #23).

    If you have Locked Maps, you will have to rename your .unl file same as the .img file.

    Example:-
    Australia v2010.2.img
    Australia v2010.2.unl

  15. Keithkit
    #25 written by Keithkit  (6 years ago)

    yy, from your previous post #20, i believe the Map file is Locked, meaning you have to unlock it with the .unl file.

    May i know what map is the?

  16. meow
    #26 written by meow  (6 years ago)

    HI. i need help please. does anyone knows which folder should i put my games – downloaded from the internet into? and where can i find my games when using my phone, cause the game needs installation? i’m stuck. D;

    • admin
      #27 written by admin  (6 years ago)

      You can put it in any folder on your SD card. Then, use “ASTRO file manager” to find the particular file, and install it. You can get the file manager from market.

  17. Max
    #28 written by Max  (6 years ago)

    Hi, first of all, thanks for the great guide you provided. I am a newbie in GPS phone. I just got a A50, my first GPS device and android phone. I got the map uploaded to my phone, it showed up in the Map Infor. Now I hv 5 items in my Map Infor :-
    – MFM-Garmin 110103
    -MFM POI 110103
    -3D Landmark Singapore & Malaysia
    -Malsingmaps Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei NT 2010.40
    -City Navigator Singapore/Malaysia NT 2010.30

    Do I need to deselect anyone of those for the phone to work properly?

    Thanks.

    • shahz
      #29 written by shahz  (6 years ago)

      Congrats on getting your new A50 :) Nope, you don’t have to uncheck anything to get functionalities of all of them, but if you want to have full malsingmaps functionalities, just let the “Malsingmaps Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei NT 2010.40″ checked and all others unchecked to get make it standalone.

  18. Max
    #30 written by Max  (6 years ago)

    Yeah, it is a great gps phone, I used it to travel to KL, very helpful. BTW, I plan to travel to Cameron Highland via Raub (a new route), but I could not find it in the map on A50, but when I look it up in Mapsource, it is there. Both are using the same update 110103. Any idea ???

    • admin
      #31 written by admin  (6 years ago)

      Garmin uses the route as you have set it up. Fastest? Shortest? No tolls? etc. If you enable everything, then you can use “alternative routes” to find the best available route.

  19. Lawrence
    #32 written by Lawrence  (6 years ago)

    Hi there, I have my A10 added MFM-Garmin 101228 Malfreemaps.com on Navigation | Map Info. I have checked all 3 MFM checkbox and then am able to view the POI icons in the Map but not in navigation time, which mean I can’t see any POI Icons displayed while I’m on the road by using GPS Navigation. Kindly assist on this issue, do I need to do any setting in order to get this done?

    • admin
      #33 written by admin  (6 years ago)

      Yeah..The POI somehow doesn’t show up during navigation..I have submitted this issue to the ASUS guys but yet to receive a response..

  20. ks98
    #34 written by ks98  (6 years ago)

    Just wanted to confirm if the info i got is correct. Is it true that MFM still doesn’t support junction view on Garmin (or A10 specifically)?

    Only MFM-Papago supports JV at the moment, right?

    • admin
      #35 written by admin  (6 years ago)

      Says who? Garmin’s default maps have junction view too

      • ks98
        #36 written by ks98  (6 years ago)

        Yes, i know Garmin’s default map has junction view. I’m referring to Malfreemaps-Garmin map.

        • admin
          #37 written by admin  (6 years ago)

          Nope, Malfreemaps’ current compiler doesn’t have junction view built in yet.

  21. Saw
    #38 written by Saw  (6 years ago)

    Hi,
    I had just bought my A10 in Taiwan and it is preloaded with Taiwanese map. I want to add additional Malaysia/Singapore MalFreeMaps. How should I add it in my phone? I’d just downloaded the latest MFM-Garmin-110110.exe and I don’t know how to add this map to my phone so that it will not overlap with the existing original Taiwan Map that comes along with my phone. Hope you’ll be able to help me out. Thank you.

    • Shahz
      #39 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      Just follow the guide really..Its very simple..

      • Saw
        #40 written by Saw  (6 years ago)

        Thank you. I’d just added and I am seeing
        i) MFM-Garmin 110110
        ii) Mfm Poi 110110
        iii) Mfm Poi 110110
        iv) Taiwan Address Point 2010.20S
        v) Taiwan City Navigator NT 2010.20

        Does that means I’d successfully added the Malaysia Map? (Sorry, as I’m now in Taiwan, I can’t test my device will function correctly)

        • Shahz
          #41 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

          Yep, the i, ii, and iii are the one :)

          • Saw
            #42 written by Saw  (6 years ago)

            Thank you very much :)

  22. Rachd
    #43 written by Rachd  (6 years ago)

    how can i get a game onto my garmin asus a60? i have downloaded jar files and apk files onto my computer but dont know how now to get them onto my phone… the usb transfer doesnt put them onto the phone in a recognizable format…

    • Shahz
      #44 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      A60? There is no such model yet :S
      This is what you should do..
      1. Get ASTRO File Manager from the market
      2. Plug in the USB and select “File Transfer” from the phone menu.
      3. Once you see your phone mounted, you will see a folder structure. Put the APK here.
      4. Now go to ASTRO File manager and see the folder structure..will be familiar ☺ Find your APK file and select it..There will be install option there..

  23. taicm
    #45 written by taicm  (6 years ago)

    Hi, where can i download taiwan map? with POI?
    Thanks.

  24. Saw
    #47 written by Saw  (6 years ago)

    Hi. How to use maps with JCV, 3D and ASR files in my Garmin-Asus A10? Is that I just need to dump everything into the SDCARD/GARMIN folder? Or I need to create another subfolders for the JCV and 3D files?

    • Shahz
      #48 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      Everything goes in the same folder /sdcard/garmin/ and if its supported, it will display in the maps list..If its not, then it won’t show up..

      • Saw
        #49 written by Saw  (6 years ago)

        Thank you, Shahz.. I’m just worrying if it will corrupt the existing Garmin’s software. :)

  25. Alex
    #50 written by Alex  (6 years ago)

    Garmin uses an web based update manager for the maps. Won’t it notice any discrepancies about which maps are on the phone? Also, where are the maps stored on the phone?

    • Shahz
      #51 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      When I ran my test, I didnt really found any discrepancies..Maybe on a much complex route, it might..As for the maps, its in the same directory you use to store your MFM, only difference is instead of sdcard, its internal memory..If you get what I mean :)

      • Alex
        #52 written by Alex  (6 years ago)

        nice, i may need to try out some of the topo maps and see how they work. I am very worried about over writing the existing stuff and not being able to get it back. I need to make an image of the phone so I can poke around the phone.

        • Shahz
          #53 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

          If you are playing within the SD card, you wont harm the default map really..

  26. tys
    #54 written by tys  (6 years ago)

    Hello,

    Can i put /storage/Garmin rather than in /SDCARD/GARMIN/ ?

  27. Fahmi
    #56 written by Fahmi  (6 years ago)

    nvm shahz… i think i already got the solution.. I dun have SD card. LOL! Mistakenly thought the 4gb is the external memory.. haha

  28. Fahmi
    #57 written by Fahmi  (6 years ago)

    Hi Shahz!

    Can we set somekind of A-GPS to make the searching for POI much more reliable? Because as I can see, GA A10 is unable to find some POI unlike my old 5800.
    My old 5800 would give the same result as GA A10 if and only if i turn off the A-GPS function. U noe what i mean rite>?

    • Shahz
      #58 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      Usually, I will use Google Maps when the Garmin is unable to find the location. Having both two in hands completes my GPS needs :)

  29. Wan
    #59 written by Wan  (6 years ago)

    Hi! I use guide to install MFM to my A10.. But in Map Info it didn’t show the MFM map.. what’s wrong?

  30. Vikmel99
    #60 written by Vikmel99  (6 years ago)

    # i created a folder called “GARMIN”
    # down the .img format file from internet and name them as GMAPSUPP.img
    # Copy the maps files into your GARMIN folder so the final destination looks like /SDCARD/GARMIN/GMAPSUPP.img

    It cannot work, what’s wrong?

    • Shahz
      #61 written by Shahz  (6 years ago)

      You need to activate the map after that..Go to settings -> Navigation -> menu button

      There, you will be able to select the maps that you have in your phone..default and the extra ones..If its not listed here, either your map file is corrupted or the file is not supported

  31. Lawrence
    #62 written by Lawrence  (6 years ago)

    # Extract the maps from the application in .img format and name them as GMAPSUPP, GMAPSUPP1, GMAPSUPP2, etc.
    # Copy the maps files into your GARMIN folder so the final destination looks like /SDCARD/GARMIN/GMAPSUPP.img

    As per about guideline. I tried to company additional map in my sd card use GMAPSUPP1 and GMAPSUPP2

    it cannot work.. the map i company in sd card is no show in my map list.

    only the GMAPSUPP file can see.. mean only 1 map can use for everytime

  32. xavier
    #63 written by xavier  (6 years ago)

    bro i tried ur method but it jus wont show the map .. i check inside navigation and map info d.. only the malsimap 2010.2 and city navigator singapore only..
    i can locate the map i installed… at 1st i place it in the system.. none found.. then i place it in the sd card/garmin/ le also none found… y ya?

  33. Fadhli
    #64 written by Fadhli  (6 years ago)

    This website is so wonderful. I had rooted my a10 phone and update my garmin map using mfm.
    Now I have super garmin. haha..
    Thanks a lot..

  34. den
    #65 written by den  (5 years ago)

    Hi, would like to ask. I’ve copied the new map, but seems like there’s no more junction view. May i know if i can revert back?

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