Author Topic: Garmin Etrex 20 (presume also 30) OS update  (Read 1018 times)

Garmin Etrex 20 (presume also 30) OS update
« on: February 06, 2016, 12:17:45 pm »
Have had a new refurbished E20 sent back to me by Garmin after a mishap.

I had expected them to install the latest version of the OS software.

It's 4.2.

But on connecting it to my laptop via basecamp I see that I am invited to update to a higher number - I forget which one.

Should I go for it?

I always kept my old unit on a pretty old version of the OP after some nervous updates in the past.

Phil W

Re: Garmin Etrex 20 (presume also 30) OS update
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 08:00:48 pm »
Just checked, I'm running V4.30 which is fine.

Re: Garmin Etrex 20 (presume also 30) OS update
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 08:31:31 pm »
Thanks, just updated it today (you can tell i'm cautious :)   - all went well. I must say the 4.2 was a big improvement on the old version i had before - everything loaded faster and generally smoother, whereas i have always expected updates of computer stuff to just add more bloat and add as many problems as they solve. Maybe i should be more trusting :)