[Q] How to backup Navigon with maps?

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By MindLock, Member on 10th November 2011, 11:52 AM
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Hey all,

Is there a way to fully backup Navigon with the maps so i don`t have to download them after a ROM flash.

Using Navigon 4.0

I tried the following backups with a system, apk and data restore
  • Nandroid
  • My backup root pro
  • Titanium backup

Non off the above worked
10th November 2011, 02:14 PM |#2  
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you have to save the [/mnt]/sdcard/Navigon folder to a safe location. then just put it back to your internal sd card after a fw flash. (also external is possible, but you have to edit /data/data/com.navigon.navigator_checkout_eu40/files/NaviKernelConf.ini [i have eu version]


DataPath = /mnt/sdcard/Navigon/data/
ExtensionPath = /mnt/sdcard/Navigon/poi/
MapPath = /mnt/sdcard/Navigon/map/
SoundPath = /mnt/sdcard/Navigon/sound/


DataPath = /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Navigon/data/
ExtensionPath = /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Navigon/poi/
MapPath = /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Navigon/map/
SoundPath = /mnt/sdcard/external_sd/Navigon/sound/

so you can have your maps also on the external sd)

hope it helps
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22nd March 2014, 12:29 PM |#3  
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If you want to backup your favorites

First, your phone has to be rooted, so you can access system files (I used ES file exporer)

copy in :


Hope this helps to somebody, I searched for couple of days

Remember to set file permissions and owner like in the new installation.

I am using Samsung Galaxy S3
Navigon Europe 4.6
android 4.2.1
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14th February 2015, 01:04 PM |#4  
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Move backup export Navigon favorites to new Android phone
[QUOTE=vladsuman;51281778]If you want to backup your favorites

That was exactly what I was looking for. There is no official way to save/export Navigon favorites. I just changed from Galaxy S3 to S5, and didn't look forward to re-entering them by hand. You could put them in a contact group and get them in Navigon from there, but that's also a pain, and Google maps doesn't share to G Contacts, so you would really just have to do it by hand.

vladsuman's method worked perfectly (using ES file explorer, rooted of course).

The 2 files have different permissions
navigon.db: permissions owner and group r/w
navigon.db-journal: permissions owner r/w
And the owner/group is different between old & new phone. But doing that all correctly, it worked perfectly.

I made the post title maybe more searchable, at least using the terms I tried before stumbling on this life saver by accident.

phone galaxy s5 g901f
Navigon 5.3.2
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