I accidentally upgraded the bootloader of my TomTom GO700 from 5.5.022 to 5.5237.
With NavCore 8.562 SE it works properly.
I installed NavCore 9170 SE and now the device restarts regularly.
Is this 9.170 SE suitable for a GO700?
Wich is the best NavCore to use with the GO700 so i can use the latest Europe map v895.4438?
Don't worry about the bootloader, since it works with 8.562, so it should be fine with any working navcore.
The 9.170 navcore may work with your model, but I haven't tested it on the very early GO devices.
A couple of other v9 navcores that may work well for your GO 700 are 9.205 (rider navcore) and 9.026
With these navcores, you can use any map you want (as long as the meta is available of course).
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TomTom GO 730, Navcore 9.051c, 64Mb RAM, Australia 910.4892, Bootloader: 5.5250
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