First - some explanations.
I have an A-Sure 2Din RNS which comes with Igo pre-installed on an External SD Card. I was never too happy with this and even after upgrading it with a newer version, still preferred my TomTom Nav with 007 voice installed.
I came across this site when upgrading the Igo and decided I'd have a go at installing TomTom.
Then my problems really began, but I got round them all and that's what I want to share with you
I downloaded [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] , and unpacked the rar archive
1st problem - I use a Mac with OSX Yosemite. Now Macs OS hides files beginning with a dot so I didn't see the file .metadata.xml
I copied the files to a SD card maintaining the file structure
2nd problem - It took a lot of reading to find I needed a second files folder inside the first one, and the first one needed to have the (unseen) .metadata.xml as well as the files folder holding all the other folders and files
I edited the .metadata.xml file using my Terminal program and made the path correct for my external SD card on my RNS (file://mnt/external_sd/com.tomtom.europe/files/files)
On the RNS, I installed Total Commander and used this to copy the apk over to the root of the RNS
Ran apk installer, switched the system off and waited about two minutes before switching on again
Ran TomTom (labelled Europe in my system) - touched 'I Agree' at the opening warning, then the system complained 'There is no internet connection'. Now All I read told me to install and run with the internet connection disabled.
I connected the Wifi, but only had a weak signal. However on restarting Europe, it went a little longer before the system complained again 'Unable to connect to TomTom'
I checked the file system on the RNS using Total Commander, and saw that in the internal SD, a file structure had appeared - Android/data/com.tomtom.europe/files , but was empty
I uninstalled TomTomEurope and as well as the program, this file also disappeared - Back to square 1
3rd problem - After a lot more reading, including coming on here and asking for help and getting it- I noted that I should have a meta.txt file in my second files folder. Eventually using the search on here I found the meta codes for the 970 series maps, edited them into a file and saved it as meta.txt to my second files folder
Once again, switched the Wifi OFF, installed the apk, switched the system off. A wait is necessary, since the system doesn't fully switch off for about a minute
Switched ON, checked the internal file system, and to cover myself I copied the .metadata.xml file to the created Android/data/com.tomtom.europe/files folder. Started the application and VOILA !!!! - a working TomTom system
Now - on my old TomTom Navigator I had installed Sean Connery (007) as the voice, and wanted the same again. I copied the data80.vif, data80.chk files over to the voices folder and tried to install the voice - it didn't even show up in the list. More investigation showed that the .vif files in the voices folder all had 7 lines of text, but data80.vif only had 2 lines. More reading, and I found a guide to the vif format, edited my vif file and tried again - SUCCESS.
Only complaint I have on the application is that when driving with either the radio on or music playing, the sound doesn't fade when the navigation messages come on , the voice being lost in the music. Now I will investigate a Dynamic volume setting
Hope this helps someone else
Below are details of file structures and vif file makeup
VIF file makeup
TomTom - Voice Information File (.vif)
The .vif file stores information about the voice file that is used to control the display. It is a simple text file and can look like this:
This seven line file may be edited with Notepad. The seven lines are defined as follows:
Line 1 - Name (have not seen this appear anywhere)
Line 2 - .chk voice filename (voice files work even when this is incorrect)
Line 3 - Display Name
Line 4 - Gender and silhouette code - '0' = young, '1'= female, '2?? = male.
Line 5 - Language code
Line 6 - Flag Code
Line 7 - Version number
I obtained the following results in my testing of language and flag codes:
Line 5 - Language codes
0. English UK
2. English US
Line 6 - Flag codes
0. No Flag
116. - 119. (Korean type)
124. - 150. (none)
212. (Korean type)