New guide for updating Tomtom units

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    rugrat said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    If you have added a new map did you try copying the old 'mapsettings.cfg' file from the old map folder ? - if you did then try deleting it.
    Cheers M8, no I didnt just used the map in your link,thought at first might be old firmware on unit I know the firmware updates via the one on the the new cracked card but updated anyway, still no joy, however it works fine on my 300 so maybe a problem with friends go, I also note the his go works fine with origional card and map/software etcetc..
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Tim.Lad said:

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    wow thanks dude really big thanks
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    Russ said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugrat View Post
    Cheers M8, no I didnt just used the map in your link,thought at first might be old firmware on unit I know the firmware updates via the one on the the new cracked card but updated anyway, still no joy, however it works fine on my 300 so maybe a problem with friends go, I also note the his go works fine with origional card and map/software etcetc..
    Try another memory card if you can ??
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    rugrat said:

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    Ok russ did that no go, however all the memory cards are ok in my go 300, it looks as though his unit does not like a cracked map/software will pesevere on..cheers Russ
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Russ said:

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    Try getting the latest version of Navcore from Tomtom - use Tomtom Home & update (might have to do this a few times) - think it should be version 7.9**. Check it's all working with the map you've got now, once it's all ok then use the YDG tool to patch it & then add the v825.2159 map.
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    rugrat said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Try getting the latest version of Navcore from Tomtom - use Tomtom Home & update (might have to do this a few times) - think it should be version 7.9**. Check it's all working with the map you've got now, once it's all ok then use the YDG tool to patch it & then add the v825.2159 map.
    Ok Russ, done that but the ydg program I downloaded and installed comes up with failed to inisialize when trying to open,have re downloaded a couple of times but same thing, does this proggy work on XP?
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    rugrat said:

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    Ok Russ had a google and found answer on ipmart, you have to have .NET installed before ydg proggy will run!!
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Russ said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugrat View Post
    Ok Russ had a google and found answer on ipmart, you have to have .NET installed before ydg proggy will run!!
    Thanks rugrat - have edited first post with this info.
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    rugrat said:

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    Ok M8..
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    rugrat said:

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    Ok Russ, this is what I did, updated tomtom firmware to 7.90 (official)
    then used YDG tool to patch ttsystem file on unit.
    Replaced old map with uk 825.2159 (no alg/i,q etc)
    Then patched this map with easy activator 0.57 (as per your instruction )

    And Bingo tomtom 300 works all ok with new map, and is not locking up and messing about like before.

    So to summerise looks like this 300 unit (friends ) prefers official firmware, whereas my 300 unit works fine with cracked Navcore 8.24.

    Once again Russ thanks for your Help..
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Russ said:

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    Albert's activation tool updated 28-03-09, it can now also be used to patch your Tomtom & Tomtom Home. Link updated in first post.
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    rugrat said:

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    Cheers Russ. This really is a wonderous tool.. Tell me can you use this on the latest units, and not just the go range?
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Russ said:

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    Yes you can use it on all of the Tomtom units
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    rugrat said:

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    Thank you M8...
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    dpSparhawk said:

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    Thank you Russ.. got it all working on my TT One V1

    Locks up once in a while but it's fine
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    Mobileman said:

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    Ok guys thought i would give this a bump seen as my original tomtom is now 5 years old !!!

    its running app/navcore 6.520

    maps version UK_and_IE_plus_major_roads_of_WE v675.1409

    and has a whole 1gb card which i upgraded from the 256mb !!

    So has anyone upgrade an orginal GO and if so whats the latest NAV and Maps i can run ???

    K+ waiting or $2000 df dollars if you have a gambling addiction

    Heres a pic for those too young LOL


    Cheers
    MM
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    stimpy said:

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    You're a star matey, just about to update my Tomtom One

    Many thanks.
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    rugrat said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobileman View Post
    Ok guys thought i would give this a bump seen as my original tomtom is now 5 years old !!!

    its running app/navcore 6.520

    maps version UK_and_IE_plus_major_roads_of_WE v675.1409

    and has a whole 1gb card which i upgraded from the 256mb !!

    So has anyone upgrade an orginal GO and if so whats the latest NAV and Maps i can run ???

    K+ waiting or $2000 df dollars if you have a gambling addiction

    Heres a pic for those too young LOL


    Cheers
    MM
    hello you can use the latest navcore 820** and the latest maps ver 825.1257 and thereby get all facility's eg lane guidance and iq routing etc. just follow the guide by russ, and if your tomtom dosnt like the latest navcore and locks up etc, just upgrade firmware to latest 7.90 on tomtom home and use maps ver 825.2159 without iq and lane guidance and use the ydg patch again all explained in russ's great guide...
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others
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    Mobileman said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugrat View Post
    hello you can use the latest navcore 820** and the latest maps ver 825.1257 and thereby get all facility's eg lane guidance and iq routing etc. just follow the guide by russ, and if your tomtom dosnt like the latest navcore and locks up etc, just upgrade firmware to latest 7.90 on tomtom home and use maps ver 825.2159 without iq and lane guidance and use the ydg patch again all explained in russ's great guide...
    Cheers Rugrat going to give this a go i know Russ's guides are always spot on just not tried it yet

    Dollars or K+ ??
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    rugrat said:

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    For information for Russ (and anyone else interested)......

    Having now done a few Go's, I have found some units don't like the newer navcore, and although everything seems to work you may find that the postcodes search locks up!!
    if this is the case you have to put tomtom latest firmware on usually 7.90,
    and use the 825.2159 maps and dont forget to patch the firmware with the YDG patch software.....
    Neil.....TomTom go300/500/730..Mio p550......2.8 lwb pajero exeed,where cant I go.
    Firmware:8.4.1..Western Europe 855.2880 and lots of others