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If you're asking if you can make a copy of a Navteq SD that is locked to your VIN using Mazda Toolbox, the answer is yes. I make/update 2 SD copies along with my original Mazda SD each time there is an update. I'm currently using 59.00.540 NA.
 

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i have two mazda cars and one nav card can i cloned and used in the second the second car version is 59.00.502
 

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Exactly. It must be locked to a vin first
. Now we're not saying it can't be done cuz there are files that can be changed but that is beyond me. I don't know for sure but assume the after market SD's you see on amazon and eBay fall under this category. Ive seen that discussion elsewhere but everyone seems careful in how they address it for various reasons.
 

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I've simply copy-pasted stuff from my original card onto a cheap sandisk 16GB and it works fine.
 

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I've simply copy-pasted stuff from my original card onto a cheap sandisk 16GB and it works fine.
Not quite what he is asking...He want's to figure out how to get a 2 for 1 deal without paying for a 2nd card. Your SD is locked to your VIN as is mine after 60 miles. Like you, I copy and paste to 2 additional SD cards (using my computer desktop which takes aprox. 6-7 minutes each) after each Nav update as a back up...using one copy in the SD slot, keeping another in the car and keeping the original Mazda SD in safe storage.
 

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Exactly. It must be locked to a vin first
. Now we're not saying it can't be done cuz there are files that can be changed but that is beyond me. I don't know for sure but assume the after market SD's you see on amazon and eBay fall under this category. Ive seen that discussion elsewhere but everyone seems careful in how they address it for various reasons.
Thanks for reply if you find anything please share it
 

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well, there used to be a way to do that, but after a C&D and threat of a lawsuit most of it vanished from this forum. If I remember correctly it was even included in some very old versions of AIO.
It had something to do with extracting some data from one head unit and replacing the files in the other one.
 

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well, there used to be a way to do that, but after a C&D and threat of a lawsuit most of it vanished from this forum. If I remember correctly it was even included in some very old versions of AIO.
It had something to do with extracting some data from one head unit and replacing the files in the other one.
If you have any information can you share it or even send me a pm thanks
 

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My guess is you're on your own based on CHU's last response. It's what I was alluding to as well. Info is out there but you will need to do your own legwork.
 

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My guess is you're on your own based on CHU's last response. It's what I was alluding to as well. Info is out there but you will need to do your own legwork.
Thanks for reply if you can give me some explanation either by mp thanks
 
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