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    Default Help needed with TT XL IQ Routes2

    Hi all,
    My first post so be gentle with me...

    I would like to update my TT mentioned in the title.
    Iīve been reading those tutorials and almost everything is clear except two things:

    My devices internal memory is only 2GB but the map I need is 3.16GB. (Europe v965.7250)
    Am I able to drop out parts of the map that I wonīt need?
    For example next summer will be travelling in France and baltic states, so I need whole europe but could drop out UK,Spain, and other "big" countries to squeeze the file under 2 gb.

    Also what the heck is meta files and do I need them?

    All answers are greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddude View Post
    My devices internal memory is only 2GB but the map I need is 3.16GB. (Europe v965.7250)
    Am I able to drop out parts of the map that I wonīt need?
    For example next summer will be travelling in France and baltic states, so I need whole europe but could drop out UK,Spain, and other "big" countries to squeeze the file under 2 gb.

    Also what the heck is meta files and do I need them?
    The short answer is no, you cannot just remove the countries you don't need in order for it to fit, you'll need to look for a different map.

    The meta data is serial number for the map, without that the map can't be activated.

    So you need to check that the map you're interested in is suitable/is small enough to fit & already has meta data released before you download it otherwise you'll wasting your time.
    Last edited by fredderf; 6th March 2016 at 15:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddude View Post
    Hi all,
    My first post so be gentle with me...

    I would like to update my TT mentioned in the title.
    Iīve been reading those tutorials and almost everything is clear except two things:

    My devices internal memory is only 2GB but the map I need is 3.16GB. (Europe v965.7250)
    Am I able to drop out parts of the map that I wonīt need?
    For example next summer will be travelling in France and baltic states, so I need whole europe but could drop out UK,Spain, and other "big" countries to squeeze the file under 2 gb.

    Also what the heck is meta files and do I need them?

    All answers are greatly appreciated!
    Firstly, well done for at least having a read/search/rummage around here to grasp the basics before asking for help!!

    To answer your questions:-
    1) No, you cannot really "slim down" a map like that BUT nowadays TT release "zoned" sections of big maps so even with a smaller memory you can probably use a zoned part with the countries you need. See sizes here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] although you'll still need to do some further digging to find which countries are covered by various smaller maps cos TT are playing silly buggers with these at the moment.
    2) meta codes are the magic bullet needed to activate pirate maps and are created ONLY from bought/legit maps then shared here.
    2a) In a few cases there's a workaround for just a few maps with missing metas, see [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Remember a couple of other things you may or may not have realised:-
    a) A particular map needs a compatible navcore/application to run, see [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    b) when you finally have a compatible map/navcore you need to activate the map and patch the navcore and the quickest/easiest is to use FastActivate from here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggerdave View Post
    1) No, you cannot really "slim down" a map like that BUT nowadays TT release "zoned" sections of big maps so even with a smaller memory you can probably use a zoned part with the countries you need. See sizes here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] although you'll still need to do some further digging to find which countries are covered by various smaller maps cos TT are playing silly buggers with these at the moment.
    Yes I read about these zoned sections. If I understand it correctly switching between zones is through tomtom home, so I donīt think it will work with pirated maps?

    How much that navicore (v9510) Needs space? I just calculated and maps that I need will be total of 1817MB, so there is some space still left.

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    Forget TTHome. As long as you've downloaded all/any maps/zones (that have metas) to your PC you can always copy/paste them to your device subject to space.
    Instal one new map zone (that has a meta code, activate it with F/A (which will add a new yourmap.meta.dct to the map folder) then just cut/paste the map folder back to your pc & repeat etc. That way each zoned map folder is already activated & ready to copy to the device. Another method is to add a copy of your ttgo.bif and latest F/A straight into each new map folder then run F/A from there.
    One of the 9510's (9.510+swap for One & XL) is around 56mb but there are many different versions here [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    Hi again...

    So, I decided to use three maps:

    Central Europa
    Iberia
    Russia Baltics Finland
    Total size 1.8GB so ~200Mb free space,

    Downloaded and activated thanks to good instructions on this site.
    But then...
    I tried to copy and paste the first map folder "central europa" and it claims that there is no enough free space???

    I checked the files on TTīs drive and noticed that there is some files that seem to be added by TT Home during the years like "mapshareupdate",etc...

    I was wondering that is there way to do a clean install, and install only navcore and maps so I could get rid all of those unwanted files and folders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddude View Post


    I checked the files on TTīs drive and noticed that there is some files that seem to be added by TT Home during the years like "mapshareupdate",etc...

    I was wondering that is there way to do a clean install, and install only navcore and maps so I could get rid all of those unwanted files and folders?
    Yes, of course you could do a clean install but personally I wouldn't bother as the files you're talking about won't save you a lot of space, if it was a PC then that would be a different story.

    EG: my mapshareupdate file is only 3kb.

    You could try it as an experiment but make sure you back your device up first using Windows Explorer and then you can compare sizes before and after.

    Another option would be to crack it open and solder in a larger SD card which would get you round the problem for good. There's a good tutorial [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] but you'd need to be good at soldering though.
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    Central_Europe_965_7250 1,68 GB (1.808.415.604 Bytes)! You can delete all cspeech_*.dat and the cphoneme.dat in the map-folder (168 MB). But Iberia and Russia Baltics Finland at the same time with Central_Europe_965_7250 on the device - no chance. Only with Central_Europe_965_7280 (without IQ and ALG, size 1,05 GB)
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    Some success but still some problems...

    Finally I managed to fit "central europe " map onto HD of tt.
    I had to delete all all cspeech_*.dat and the cphoneme.dat in the map-folder, thanks Alfred_ML.

    Then I copied fastactivate.exe onto root of TTīs HD and ran it.
    I chose the nr. 1 option: "update meta txt" and after update exited from fast activate.

    Then I unplugged TT from PC and powered it on.
    Aftre power on it claims that " this map cannot be used..." ???

    Where did I go wrong???

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    You forgot to run F/A option 2 patch (actually activate the map) & option 3 Patch navcore (if you haven't done so before)
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