Tomtom one updating maps
Illegally updating tomtom maps does take practice, luck and expertise.
If something goes wrong you can wipe the whole tomtom or “brick it”.
That's why its appears to be almost as expensive to update your old satnav maps as to buy a new satnav.
Its a deliberate ploy on behalf of satnav manufacturers.
See our comments on this development later in this article.
This means that the only place to get a "free map" is to "steal a map".
This is not meant as a guide - you can find those on many pirate site.
This is purely to show how complex it is and what can go wrong at every stage of the procedure.
Arch rivals to tomtom - Garmin fired back with an anti-monopoly lawsuit to derail the whole thing !
At Tom Tom, we're all about helping you get around.
Lets explain one thing from the start: There is no such thing as a "free map".
Creating and updating maps takes a lot of people and an awful lot of time !Nobody likes to think of themselves as a thief, but copying occupies a “grey area” on most peoples moral compass.