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How to install and activate TomTom maps on a ONE XL Eu or GB What you need: A backup of your SD card safely out of reach, two if your not too sure. 1, A suitably sized extra SD car

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    Smile How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    How to install and activate TomTom maps on a ONE XL Eu or GB
    What you need:
    A backup of your SD card safely out of reach, two if your not too sure.
    1, A suitably sized extra SD card to carry the Map, or a bigger SD card if your updating a
    GB unit.
    2, The Map file.
    3, Your Device ID.
    4, A copy of keygen
    5, An sd card reader/writer
    Format your new card FAT
    Copy map file folder to SD card and any files from your GB or older smaller Sd card.
    You can get your original data by using explorer and copying to a new folder and then back.
    Make a folder on your PC and call it "A" or something short (becuse its easier than calling
    it something with 27 letters)
    Copy into C:\A the map .MID file (but call it "C.mid" or what ever suits you, its that
    tedium thing)
    Copy into "C:\A" The Keygen.exe program but call it "B.exe" or whatever (you know why and you might have to repeat the process and it can get tedious)
    Got to RUN and run the CMD / command prompt program (or you can go via
    start/program/accessories/command prompt)
    CD A (change directory to A)
    B.exe C.mid (enter key) {start program running}
    Enter your Device ID. Its via TT bottom right corner, version and there it is on the screen.
    It should then give you a product code which tallies with your map.
    Insert you SD card into the slot of your XL or GB if the map is invisible try adding the
    Guam map onto your card it apparently aids detection or something.
    When you then select change map it will tell you that it needs activation and now you have
    the code. Enjoy
    I hope thats clear.
    Kenny444


    Last edited by kenny444; 31st December 2007 at 00:07. Reason: typo error

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    Tried this last night but dont have a *.MID file to work with, only one I can find is from existing Memory Card with the original UK & Ireland Map and not the new map I downloaded.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazmeister View Post
    Tried this last night but dont have a *.MID file to work with, only one I can find is from existing Memory Card with the original UK & Ireland Map and not the new map I downloaded.

    Thanks
    In this case you need to use a meta.txt file and your device ID to patch the map.

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    Tried this last night on my Tomtom 1 V2 but didn't have any luck.

    Followed the instructions and everything seemed to work fine but when I went to switch maps on the Tomtom unit all I could see is UK and Republic of Ireland.

    The funny thing though, is when I go into Tomtom Home, I can see the Western & Central Europe maps in the right hand maps section

    Confused?!?

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    Sorry to hijack this thread, but I've been following these instructions, trying to add a USA & Canada map onto my TomTom XL but I have failed at the final hurdle..

    When I boot my TomTom XL back up, everything boots up ok but when I go to manage maps, I can see the new map file but when I select it I get an error message:

    Problem with map
    You cannot use this map on this
    device: USA_and_Canada 815.2022


    I followed every step in the instructions and everything appeared to go to plan.. Im wondering if its the wrong version map??

    The status screen on my TomTom reads:-

    On the device ID screen it says:-

    App 8.010 (9369/080529) OS:190943
    GPS v1.21, Boot 5.3026
    Map: "United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland" v675.1409



    If anybody could confirm if this is the right map, or if not, which map version I need to look for please..

    Thanks in advance..
    Last edited by Coppull-Buster; 18th March 2009 at 08:59.

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    **************UPDATE******************

    I've managed to get the USA map onto my TomTom and working now...

    Have also put the latest v825.2159 UK & Ireland map on as well and all appears to be working now...

    I seem to be getting the hang of it now lol

    Thanks for all your help & advice guys.. Much appreciated !

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    nothing is working for me folowing the guides but still not letting me use the maps

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    Smile Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM GO 910

    can anyone help me to get the latest maps for GB without having to pay 49.99, and how do i install it, i have a go 910
    and would love to change the cruiser from the blue arrow to a car

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    Quote Originally Posted by kenny444 View Post
    How to install and activate TomTom maps on a ONE XL Eu or GB
    What you need:
    A backup of your SD card safely out of reach, two if your not too sure.
    1, A suitably sized extra SD card to carry the Map, or a bigger SD card if your updating a
    GB unit.
    2, The Map file.
    3, Your Device ID.
    4, A copy of keygen
    5, An sd card reader/writer
    Format your new card FAT
    Copy map file folder to SD card and any files from your GB or older smaller Sd card.
    You can get your original data by using explorer and copying to a new folder and then back.
    Make a folder on your PC and call it "A" or something short (becuse its easier than calling
    it something with 27 letters)
    Copy into C:\A the map .MID file (but call it "C.mid" or what ever suits you, its that
    tedium thing)
    Copy into "C:\A" The Keygen.exe program but call it "B.exe" or whatever (you know why and you might have to repeat the process and it can get tedious)
    Got to RUN and run the CMD / command prompt program (or you can go via
    start/program/accessories/command prompt)
    CD A (change directory to A)
    B.exe C.mid (enter key) {start program running}
    Enter your Device ID. Its via TT bottom right corner, version and there it is on the screen.
    It should then give you a product code which tallies with your map.
    Insert you SD card into the slot of your XL or GB if the map is invisible try adding the
    Guam map onto your card it apparently aids detection or something.
    When you then select change map it will tell you that it needs activation and now you have
    the code. Enjoy
    I hope thats clear.
    Kenny444
    My TomTom Xl has no SD card.

    Where can i get the keygen from?

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    Re: How to add maps to TOMTOM xl

    Quote Originally Posted by kam0 View Post
    My TomTom Xl has no SD card.

    Where can i get the keygen from?

    sorry for the mega bump up, looking the same



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