hi all. need a little advice please. i want to update a tomtom one xl for a friend. he doesn't use an sd card, so i wondered if it was ok to format the internal memory (to fat?), then install a new navcore and maps etc? if not, what would be the best way to proceed?
Last edited by kevpc; 2nd February 2013 at 12:28. Reason: txt
More information is required:
1) Which map or coverage are you after?
2) Which ONE XL model is it exactly, that is, how much internal memory does it have? 512MB? 1GB? This is important to decide which map will fit in the device.
It is OK to format the internal device as FAT. Most of the time, it's not necessary and it's enough to just delete all the content. It is recommended to backup everything before wiping it clean.
Regarding a more recent navcore, I recommend 9.170 SE from the following link. Download it now while you're gathering the answers to the above questions
Navcores 9.061 & 9.170 for 32Mb ONE models [by mark cat]
Last edited by lemonfish; 3rd February 2013 at 13:12.
many tnx for reply, lemonfish. i wanted to put the latest UK and Ireland map and newest navcore that worked. i have given things a try (i like to have a go, even if unsuccessful), but was not very successful. i tried navcore 9.465 with map 900.4602. this was after formatting the internal memory, which is the 1gb version. anyway, what i have done so far is revert to the backup of the device and just updated the map to UK and Ireland v885.4009. this is working fine and still has the spoken street names etc. is it worth trying to update further, do you think? i would have liked newer stuff if possible. had it have worked, i would have tried on my GO 520.
Which navcore is currently on your backup? If it's navcore 9.01x or higher, then you don't need to upgrade your navcore. Just upgrade the map:
7 simple steps to update your device with the latest map
Otherwise, the UK_and_RoI_900_4602 map will work with the 9.170 SE navcore on your TomTom ONE XL, guaranteed! I am currently running the same navcore with a 4602 map on my ONE model without any problems. All you need is the latest version of FastActivate (or a keygen tool of your choice) to activate the map.
For your GO 520, you shouldn't have a problem with navcore 9.465 and map 900.4602. Check the clean install tutorial for more information and step by step instructions:
TUTORIAL: Clean Install - How to install the latest map and navcore from scratch!
many tnx for further reply and info, lemonfish. atm, the one xl navcore is 8.412, so will need to update it. i have downloaded the navcore you said, already got the map, so will give things a try. tnx also for the info about my GO520. that will be the next thing to do. appreciate your help. could you please also tell me, as the one xl has internal memory only, should that be formatted to FAT32 or FAT? if a sd card goes in, should that be FAT32 as well or FAT? as for my GO520, it has a 4gig card and that is formatted to FAT. is that correct? one of the main things i want to keep as it's working on mates one xl and my GO520 is the 'spoken street names' etc, so hope i dont cock that up! also, neither of us uses TomTom home, so hope that makes no difference. from what i remember reading, using above 2_9_2_2837 makes you update which then wangs things out? will be back later with an update
As I mentioned earlier, there's no need to format anything if you don't have to. Simply selecting all files then deleting them is all you need to do.
This is all you need to remember with FAT and FAT32:
Formatting FAT is for drives/cards under 2GB.
Formatting FAT32 is for drives/cards over 2GB.
You can format your 4GB SD card with FAT, which is FAT16. The maximum FAT16 can format is 4GB (or 2GB in DOS mode).
You don't really need TomTom Home for anything except keeping your favorites when updating your map. There is a small tutorial for that:
many tnx again, lemonfish. you have been a big help. what has happened so far:-
have used the navcore you suggested with the 900_4602 UK map on friends One XL. all seems ok atm. i think i know what went wrong on this device previously, making it so sluggish. sure you can tell me if i am right. when i formatted the internal memory, would it have done something to the boot loader? if not, then perhaps the navcore i used wasn't liked. otherwise, i am at a loss. different machine all together now
my GO520 has taken the 9465 navcore and the UK 900_4602 map. had a bit of fiddling, but seems ok atm.
another question, if you dont mind. with the One XL and the GO520, do either/both have to have stuff installed on the internal memory or can they be formatted and run everything from an sd card? i appreciate the boot loader needs to be on the devices. i have seen what appears to be a txt file called 'system'. have seen them with the bootloader version stated as well as having no version. is that file needed in the 'root' of the card or device to make things work?
blast! just found something that isn't working on my Go520, for some reason. although i have both the bitmap image and the x2 bitmap image for the various PGPS speed signs, i only have the small signs showing on the map and in the list. what have i done wrong now?
Last edited by kevpc; 3rd February 2013 at 16:29. Reason: txt
Formatting a device does not remove the bootloader, so it could have been the navcore that was making it sluggish, or it just needed to be cleaned up and installed from scratch.
I prefer to install everything on the SD card and leave the internal memory blank. That way it's easier to update by just removing the SD card and inserting it into a card reader.
The bootloader or "system" file does not need to be in the internal memory or the SD card. It's best to delete the system file from any navcores you try in the future, as you don't need to updgrade it.
I wouldn't worry too much about the bitmap images - that's only a very minor issue. It's just a setting you can check in the device menu - to do with displaying POI in 2D or 3D.
guess it was the navcore then as it seems good atm. just waiting for friend to pick up. i suppose when his missus tries it, it will be a disaster because it looks different, ha ha. i think your comment about having internal memory blank is the best option. at least then, you know exactly what is booting is what you, hopefully, installed. as you say, the speed cam images are minor but i was of the opinion that the choice of choosing the different size one was there on previous installs. perhaps i am wrong on that. i usually am, haha.
i want to say how grateful i am for all your help and advice, lemonfish, particularly for the navcore you suggested. would have had problems without it. many tnx to you and hope if i need to come back, get more of the same. much appreciated
You're welcome. Happy to help!