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    Default Can an old go530 be updated?

    I believe tomtom stopped supporting my device a few years back. Its currently on app 9.510 and map 960. Am I stuck with these?

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    These certainly CAN still be updated with latest maps etc but you need to do a bit of reading/searching around here:-
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    and all will be revealed

    PS you'll get very similar responses across the other forums too (apart from that one from Privateer on PGPSW who either mis-read your question or seems to have forgotten that your device is EOL anyway!)
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    Thanks for your reply. The charging port is a bit iffy on my go530 - not sure if its worth the effort/expense of repairing it. What models can the exploit be used on? Is there go550 worth buying second hand?

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    I think fredderf has pretty much covered you questions already? The x40/x50's (540/740/940/550/750/950) are all about the same apart from internal memory and they all have a MicroSD card slot anyway so any will suffice and are easy to update (as per the FAQ's & tutorials around our forums)
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    Where would you suggest is the best place to obtain the latest map and meta data please?

    Tried the links for the patch tool but its dead
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    Jeez, here's a clue:- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

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    Jeez #2, see here:- [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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    I stumbled upon the right tools and was on it until gone midnight last night. I tried it,but haven't had any success at all. this morning I restored the tomtom. I think the issue could be to do with the meta data?

    Am I to copy the whole batch of data then create a text file called meta? or does it only need the meta data for my map only?
    Also there is a text file called "intergrated_meta" in my back file with meta data - is that ok to stay there or should it be deleted?

    Ive searched the forums and found this step, but its not entirely clear to me :
    Run "FastActivate.exe".
    Select 1
    After 1 go to the root Device and rename the file
    Updated_meta in
    meta

    Select 2
    Done.


    Is that saying after selecting 1 in fastactivate to rename the text file from "meta" to "updated_meta" ?

    Heads boggled here.

 

 

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