Mark and Elite-4


The new 1.8 software update for Lowrance Mark-4, Mark-4 DSI, Elite-4, Elite-4 DSI and Elite-4m is now available. Follow the steps below to update your unit.


Copy the update to your microSD card

  1. Make sure the microSD card reader is properly connected to your computer (and, if necessary, that the drivers are installed).
  2. Insert a blank microSD card that is no larger than 2GB into the microSD card reader.
  3. Transfer the 1.8 software files to your microSD card:

    Elite-4 (Color) (.zip file)
    You will be prompted to Open or Save:
    1) Open:
    1. Open will show the files contained in the download, you can copy these directly to your microSD card.
    2. Select both files by holding the Shift key and clicking on both of them.
      (TweetyColorMS_v180t.bin and 2412_6.ldr)
    3. Now right click with the mouse and select Copy
    4. Select your microSD from My Computer
    5. Paste the files to your microSD card by right clicking and selecting paste.
    2) Save:
    1. Selecting save will download the .zip folder to your computer to the folder of your choice.
    2. Once you have downloaded the file you will need to extract the .zip folder to access the files inside.
    3. Once unzipped you can copy the files (as mentioned above) on to your microSD card.
    Mark-4 (Monochrome) (.zip file)
    You will be prompted to Open or Save:
    1) Open:
    1. Open will show the files contained in the download, you can copy these directly to your microSD card.
    2. Select both files by holding the Shift key and clicking on both of them.
      (TweetyMonoMS_v180t.bin and 2412_6.ldr)
    3. Now right click with the mouse and select Copy
    4. Select your microSD from My Computer
    5. Paste the files to your microSD card by right clicking and selecting paste.
    2) Save:
    1. Selecting save will download the .zip folder to your computer to the folder of your choice.
    2. Once you have downloaded the file you will need to extract the .zip folder to access the files inside.
    3. Once unzipped you can copy the files (as mentioned above) on to your microSD card.
  4. The 1.8 software is a 4 MB file and may take a while to download. Please be patient.


Installing the update on your Elite unit:

  1. Turn your Elite unit off.
  2. Place the microSD card containing the updated operating software in the unit's microSD card tray.
  3. Turn your Elite unit on. The software update will automatically install.
  4. After the install is complete, remove the microSD card from the unit.

How to see which version you are running:

  1. Press Menu twice.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select About.
  4. Version is displayed directly under the model name.

What changes are made in this update?

  • Fixed a compatibility issue with certain Navionics Gold mapping cards
  • Added support for the new Lowrance Lake Insight PRO™ and Nautic Insight PRO™ mapping
  • Adds compatibility for the Navionics Gold Bundle cards sold with Elite-4 Gold and Elite-4m Gold units
  • General software and performance improvements

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Specifications

Version 1.8.0
Release Date 08/07/12
File Size 3.7 MB
File Format zip