Hi, yes you can do that. Just make sure there is no route planned. Your navi should just show your cursor and move along.If you find a location you like, you can add a favorite to your current location using the 'add favorite' option in settings.
The method should work but I think your error is that your placing the file in the wrong folder location. There are two map folders in the iPad/IPhone directory make sure you are selecting the correct folder to copy the .ov2 file and the .bmp icon.
The folder should...
Hey Mike, glad to back and active. I'll check on that for you.
Sorry to hear you missed your exit. That happens to me when I'm on the phone too. The only current method is to try and view the screen when turns or directions approach.
unfortunately, Apple's phone app has the priority on this one. The message is there so you can switch back to the TomTom App by tapping on the option.
Unfortunately, there is currently no Jailbreak tweak or SSH method to fix this feature.