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    help Adding a TomTom MAP in R-Link

    Hello everybody!

    Newbie on this site, so pardon my inexperience with TomTom. I have used TomTom GPS', the GoLive 940 and the XXL, and am familiar with TomTom Home and the map update process (ie basic process).

    My wife and I just bought a new car, a 2016 Renault Koleos. We both live in Mexico City and want to take a longer trip to the US. When we contacted the Renault dealer, we were told that a US map is NOT available.

    Curiosity kills the cat, so I googled a little bit, and was able to access the SD card that is in the car (with a program called R-Link explorer). The file structure seems familiar what I have seen on my TomToms when I accessed them with file explorer (Windows).

    Now the question is, how do I install a US_Mexico map onto the SD and get it to work? I tried copying a map that I copied from my XXL and it doesn't work (no surprise really).

    Any ideas!

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    Squawk

    Edit:

    I guess I should include some additional info:

    type ID: R-Link TomTom Live
    Serial: IG6075J00020
    Part#: 259153252R
    GPS: 2.18.911 135710
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    @Squawk,

    You can't patch map yet on Rlink1. You have to buy them only on the store if avalaible. Sorry.

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    Thanks for your answer. Out of curiosity, what exactly is the issue? Does the map have to have a patch to that car's VIN or software serial number?

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    If you can Post your Software , maybe Simba or Deltafox can try a Patch. The System looks like the Old Android, the Maps ( 930.xxxx i know) are be the same

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    The only software I have and downloaded is R-Link Explorer. I am still new to this, but if I post a R-Link patched map, could you sort of reverse engineer the patch? (sorry, still new to the inner workings of the mysterious TomTom OS).

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    Which Files are on your SD-Card ? ( if you can see it, maybe a ext* Partition )...Are no Cache Folder of R-Link on your PC ?

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    I can only access the SD card with Windows when the writing protection is OFF (kinda weird). The card shows 4 files, named TOMTOM.000 to TOMTOM.004. All the files are 2 GB in size except the last one, it's 1.4GB. R-Link Explorer shows 0 bytes free (Windows doesn't give me any info.)

    The SD card gets updated through a Renault program called R-Link Toolbox.

    Still trying to find where the program hides the backup files on my HDD.

    Edit:

    I just copied those 4 TOMTOM.00X files to my local HDD and they are not visible unless I use R-Link Explorer. Even the option "Show Hidden Files" will not reveal those files.

    Any ideas how to open those four TOMTOM files?
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    SUCCESS!!!

    I am able to open the copied content from the SD card. Maps are in the directory called e.g. common/installed/Chile. Most files have the extension *.dat and a few *.met, one has the extension *.meta. Which file is the magical file or what other information do you need?

    Other thoughts. The SD card seems to have a 8GB capacity. In order to install the US_Mexico map, I "d have to put it on a 16GB card or so. I wonder if this card needs to be formatted in a special way...
    Last edited by Squawk; 19th July 2016 at 00:56.

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    Any ideas/suggestions?
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    Last edited by Squawk; 26th July 2016 at 21:25.

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    By file structure it's quite common to new unbreakable go1000/VIA/etc. devices. Impossible to break it.
    But if you'll manage to crack navcore (and put it back to navi) - then possibly it'll be worth talking about maps...

 

 
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