Update GO 500 (4D00.500)

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Mo Iqbal, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Mo Iqbal

    Mo Iqbal

    Oct 5, 2015
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    TomTom Model(s):
    go 500 4d00.500
    I have just bought a used Tomtom GO 500 (4D00.500). I believe it is an older model as it is quite chunky and the screen is rather small compared to the new ones at Halfords. Is it possible to update it for free? i.e does it support lifetime updates? Thanks
    Mo Iqbal, Oct 5, 2015
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    canderson Moderator

    Dec 28, 2007
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    Colorado, USA
    TomTom Model(s):
    GO720, GO740TM Live, GO 1535 Live, Via 1535, Via 1605, GO 52, GO 600, GO 620, GO 630, TomTom Bridge
    Unfortunately, TomTom has reused the GO 500 name after many years. But it sounds as though you may have a very old (2005) model. I expect your serial number starts with the characters "M3".

    No new firmware has been released for that model in some years. No free lifetime maps - that wasn't introduced until much later - though for a price, you could update the map, but given the availability of better units with lifetime maps, it really isn't worth it.
    canderson, Oct 5, 2015
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