Downloading TT android App and Map to a mobile

Discussion in 'Mobile Navigation' started by Alintatul, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Alintatul

    Alintatul

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Glasgow UK
    TomTom Model(s):
    Via 130
    I am interested in buying the new TT navigation app for android with the Western Europe map available through Google play. Can I download the map to my Samsung Galaxy S via USB cable or do I have to use WiFi as I have read in one of the American websites?
    I have a desktop PC and USB cable connection to my above mobile and like to download from home and I do not know much about WiFi.
     
    Alintatul, Oct 30, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    It needs to be over wifi (or 3G if you can afford the data costs). The phone needs to use its own internet connection to download the map file. You may want to ask a friend with wifi in their house to help you set your phone up and just download at their house.
     
    mvl, Oct 30, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Alintatul

    Hlinsky

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hlinsko
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 910, boot 4,86, NC 9.205 ( 2019 tomtom died )
    On my HTC smartphone One V TomTom for android does not work. What am I doing wrong?
    :mad:
     
    Hlinsky, Dec 2, 2012
    #3
  4. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    Can provide specifics on what is failing, where you are seeing errors, etc? With specifics we can probably help figure out what's wrong.
     
    mvl, Dec 2, 2012
    #4
  5. Alintatul

    Hlinsky

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hlinsko
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 910, boot 4,86, NC 9.205 ( 2019 tomtom died )
    Thanks for the reply. After installing the application (eg Europe.apk) phone notify - "application stopped working".
     
    Hlinsky, Dec 2, 2012
    #5
  6. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    Strange.

    I'd recommend:
    - deleting the Tomtom folder on your Android drive
    - in application manager doing a delete cache/data
    - then uninstll the app and re-download from Google Play (you won't have to pay again)
     
    mvl, Dec 3, 2012
    #6
  7. Alintatul

    Hlinsky

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hlinsko
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 910, boot 4,86, NC 9.205 ( 2019 tomtom died )
    Hello, thanks for your advice, I'm starting to work on it.
    But I have doubts about the suitability of the HTC One V for the TomTom navigation. I've tried it several times, always with negative results.
    :thumb:
     
    Hlinsky, Dec 3, 2012
    #7
  8. Alintatul

    - et - Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    514
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Southern California
    TomTom Model(s):
    XXL 540, GO Live 1535, GO 620
    I am not at all familiar with the differences in phone models and the resulting capabilities, but as a data point I will mention that the TomTom Android app works on my HTC Droid Incredible 2, which has Android 2.3.4 as the Operating System.

    That may or may not provide a useful reference for your phone.

    With best wishes,
    - Tom -
     
    - et -, Dec 4, 2012
    #8
  9. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    Give it a try on the new app 1.1 released today.

    Tomtom made a lot of improvements to the map download manager, perhaps your problems will go away.
     
    mvl, Dec 5, 2012
    #9
  10. Alintatul

    NorFowl

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2009
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 730
    Traffic cams not active?

    I've activated the Live service within Android, and updated the app version to current, but I can't find anything about traffic cams. I drove by a known, long-time cam yesterday and got no indication on my Android (Samsung Galazy S2).
    Any tips? Thanks.
     
    NorFowl, Dec 24, 2012
    #10
  11. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    Traffic cams are not yet supported by the Android app in the USA.
     
    mvl, Dec 25, 2012
    #11
  12. Alintatul

    Darnit

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maywood, IL
    TomTom Model(s):
    XXL & GO910 & Galaxy S3
    I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 and was wondering if it will work with the Tomtom Home software? I am having problems getting stop light camera warnings.
     
    Darnit, Dec 30, 2012
    #12
  13. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    No, it will not work with HOME software. And the Tomtom cameras are not supported by the Android app in the USA.

    What camera file are you trying to install?
     
    mvl, Dec 31, 2012
    #13
  14. Alintatul

    Darnit

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2007
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maywood, IL
    TomTom Model(s):
    XXL & GO910 & Galaxy S3
    I do not have a file to install. I was just like for a way to get one. Thanks for the info.
     
    Darnit, Jan 12, 2013
    #14
  15. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    The leading vendor in the USA is Trapster. You can download a Tomtom .ov2 file from their website, and add it to the map folder on the Android app so you can visually see camera alerts while driving.

    You can then run the Trapster app in the background and it will give audible alerts when cameras are coming up.
     
    mvl, Jan 12, 2013
    #15
  16. Alintatul

    knpham

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    australia
    TomTom Model(s):
    android app
    I bought and install android app TomTom Australia v1.1.1 on my Samsung galaxy tab 7.0plus, running Android 3.2 The app installed ok but can't download the map. It kept saying "could not download content. Restart the app and try again later". There is far more than enough space in internal memory as wel as SD card for the map (~ 300MB). Could any one hve any clues?
     
    knpham, Jan 22, 2013
    #16
  17. Alintatul

    mvl Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Boston, MA, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO 2535 LIVE, GO 1535 LIVE, GO 740 LIVE, Go 930
    This looks similar to symptoms of the Motorola Xoom. Tomtom seems to get confused by the presence of a memory card. Try their published Xoom workaround steps below:


    1. Power off Xoom
    2. Remove external SD card
    3. Power on Xoom
    4. Run TomTom and download map

    However, this forces you to work without external sdcard. If you want to use the SD card we need:

    1. Power off Xoom
    2. Remove external SD card
    3. Power on Xoom
    4. Run TomTom and download map
    5. Exit tomtom
    6. Install external sdcard and wait for it to settle
    7. Run File Manager HD (free application)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rhmsoft.fm.hd
    8. Using File Manager HD Move TomTom from /mnt/sdcard/tomtom to /mnt/external1
    9. Run TomTom
     
    mvl, Jan 22, 2013
    #17
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.