I know this can be done (or could be done in the past) but I can't find any instructions for getting mapshare working on a PDA. Mine is an HTC Universal (O2 XDA Exec, JASJAR etc). I seem to recollect it had something to do with changing the map name to Guam or similar, doing the update and then changing back - but I can't find any info or get my 'method' to work. I am using:
Navcore - 7.915 (9196)
Map - UK_ROI 870.3419 (stored on SD Card in root directory, ie sd card/UK_ROI/files here)
TT Home - 126.96.36.1994
PC OS - Vista Home Premium/Win 7 Ultimate
Any help and advice is appreciated - I've searched the forums but I think most of the info was lost when the forum went down a while back.
To use MapShare leaving the SD card in the PPC, be sure that :
- Tomtom is installed on the SD
- Map is at the root of the SD
- Voices folder at the same place than the map
For MapShare :
- Create a folder "Navigator" under "Program Files" of internal storage.
There, copy in that folder the following files who are on the SD (normally in "Program Files ") :
- Rename the file ttnavigator.bif - wich is on the SD - to something else like ttnavigator_back for example.
That's all, it works
Last edited by PepsiSumo; 2nd November 2011 at 15:14.
Hi PepsiSumo - there's a blast from the past! I'd forgotten about this post!
I have followed your instructions but I don't get a 'connected device' in TomTom Home. I have tried with my device connected as normal (ie as a smartphone) and also connected as a mass storage device - no joy either way.
TT Nav is installed on my device (HTC Universal), located at Program Files\Navigator\
Map is on the SD card (in the device) and is located at ... storage card\UK_ROI_870_3419 ie in the root of the card
I also have storage card\Program Files\Navigator\navigator.cfg
Voice folder is storage card\Voices ie also in the root folder
I have changed ttnavigator.bif on my device to ttnavigator.bif.orig
Is there anything else I should be doing? should I run TomTom on my device?
Tomtom must be installed on your SDCard, not on your device.
Then, you only have to copy on your device the files like described above.
If i were you, and if needed to install Tomtom again, i would use the last version 7.918.9196.
7.918.9193 is not compatible with my device (just tried it) do you have a link to 7.918.9196 please?
I'll try re-installing TomTom on a clean card and see what happens.
The links in the stickied thread in this forum would only allow me to download the QVGA one. the VGA link was not working. I'm now downloading via your link - THANKS! - I'll report back once I've installed it.
After all that, turns out that the version you allowed me to download is also not compatible with my device. I'm running Win 6.1 on an HTC Universal - why is it not compatible?
So at the moment, the only version I can seem to run is 7.915.9196 which says qvga in the title - but I can edit it to say anything, so how can I tell if it's QVGA or VGA?
When I install 7.915.9196 over the top of 7.918.9193, it installs to my device - I'm now 'filling' my device memory with rubbish to force it to load onto the SD card! what a fuss!
Nope, seems I can't force it to load onto the card by filling the device with other files. The install tells me it was unsuccessful. Can I load it onto my device and then move all of the files across to the SD card? Will that work or will it upset the registry settings etc? Gonna try it now.
Well, it seems to be a little bit arduous with you !
If I'm not wrong, your device is a VGA one i.e. 640 x 480.
In addition, versions of Tomtom work like:
- VGA if your screen is VGA (480x640) or WVGA (480x800).
- QVGA if your screen is QVGA (240x320) or WQVGA (240x400)
I give you each version, so you can make the test:
To install one of them, copy the selected cab file on your SDCard and run it.
Then, it will ask you if you want to install it on device or memory card. Chose the memory card.
Finally, it will be installed. Then you have to activate it and you will be in situation to follow the solution i gave you above, at the beggining of this thread.