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Android TT and how to activate maps

Postby Downunder35m » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:06 am

I noticed that lately there are more and questions in regards to the different TT APK's as well as complaints based on mixing APK's with map releases from other postings.
So it is time to give some clearity on the matter...


1. All TT APK's with the same version number are totally identical, except for the country name in the menu (and program) and the device ID.
2. The differences in size for some APK's are mainly a result of the included voices and no indication of features.
3. There are three different "cured" APK versions to find:
a) Only patched : you can use other Android TT maps, but no full featured PNA maps - in some releases the license check is not entirely removed, causing error in regards to TT servers during navigation.
You won't find those versions in any good GPS forum unless posted by user and untested by the mods.
b) Patched and modified to accept the full featured PNA maps, all license checks removed - most common version to find.
c) Only the license check removed - those APK's will no cause any errors but no matter what you do it is impossible to use maps of other countries with such APK's.


Please keep the above in mind when seeking new maps!
Also keep in mind that it does no matter if you have a EU APK but use only US maps - it is just a cosmetical thing to have a different country name displayed by the TT program ;)


Ok, but how does help me to get my new maps going?
Well, you now know that the device ID is country specific, so the device ID will always be the same for a selected APK no matter on what device you install it.
You also know that you need a suitable APK in case you want to use maps of a different country or simply like to add a map without the need to install another APK - please refer to the forum search for the TT map changer!
If you have done your homework you also know by now that a map is only useable if a corresponding meta code is available.
Refer to the map chart and/or the already posted Android TT maps for the correct version numbers - this is true for future map releases as well!
All of the above infos can be found in the current map thread and in the current Android TT threads.
The next piece of info you might need (if not posted with the APK) is the device ID for the corresponding country version:


Australia : [color="#006400"]AK3ZC6JDMS[/color]


Benelux : [color="#006400"]AK3ZQ7SKPW[/color]


Brazil : [color="#006400"]AK6HE6SKPE[/color]


Canada-Alaska : [color="#006400"]AK3ZG8JKPS[/color]


DE AT CH : [color="#006400"]AK4ZS7SCPE[/color]


EasternEurope : [color="#006400"]AK6HA62HN2[/color]


Europe : [color="#006400"]AK5HE7SBNN[/color]


France : [color="#006400"]AK6HU7JDPW[/color]


Greece : [color="#006400"]AK3ZU72HP2[/color]


Iberia : [color="#006400"]AK2ZE6ABMA[/color]


Italia : [color="#006400"]AK2HC6JGMS[/color]


Mexico : [color="#006400"]AK5ZA7JCNJ[/color]


New Zealand : [color="#006400"]AK2ZE6SBMJ[/color]


North America : [color="#006400"]AK5ZE6JJN2[/color]


Poland : [color="#006400"]AK2ZS8JGPS[/color]


Rus-Bal-Fin : [color="#006400"]AK6HU8JHQW[/color]


Scandinavia: [color="#006400"]AK3ZL6AKNW[/color]


SouthEast Asia: [color="#006400"]AK5HE62DNJ[/color]


SouthernAfrica: [color="#006400"]AK3ZS7SANW[/color]


Turkey : [color="#006400"]AK5HA62GNN[/color]


United States : [color="#006400"]AK2ZE7SCM6[/color]


U.S. & Canada : [color="#006400"]AK4ZE6SGNN[/color]


UK & Ireland : [color="#006400"]AK6ZS8JHQW[/color]


WesternEurope : [color="#006400"]AK6HE8JGPW[/color]


Before you start complaining it still does not work: read to the end!!
How do I do the actual map activation, since the APK is already patched?
One option is to use tool that allows to manually enter the device ID, like Easyusetool Frontend, Alberts Easy Activator and some more...
But I personally prefer to do the "work" on my PC instead of messing around on the tablet, so I suggest to try this way:
I assume you already installed the APK and figured out the correct location for your map folder on the device;)
Unpack the downloaded map the a folder on your PC, for this tutorial I name the folder "[color="#006400"]Android maps[/color]".
So you should end up with the folder "Android maps" and in there a folder with the name of the map containing all map files.
Download the latest version of FastActivate from the forum and unpack the archive to the folder "Android maps".
If in doubt use the posted meta code for the map and create meta.txt containing this code in the same folder.
Open your texeditor (I recommend Notepad++) and paste the following into the empty text file:
[color="#006400"][TomTomGo]
DeviceName=TomTom ANDROID
DeviceSerialNumber=XXXXXXXXXXXX
DeviceUniqueID=[b][color="#FF0000"]**** ****[/color]

ApplicationVersionVersionNumber=9465
ApplicationVersion=1074274.1


[/color][/b]
Replace the [color="#FF0000"]**** ****[/color] with the correct device ID for your country versions APK from the above list!
Save the file as ttnavigator.bif in the folder "Android maps".
Start FastActivate and activate the map.
If successful you will find a .dct file inside the map folder as well as a corresponding message in FastActivate.
Be aware that if a map was activated with a wrong meta code, or if the wrong device ID was used you have to delete .dct file before activating again with the correct values!
Now copy the map folder to your TT folder on your device.
Ususally it is located on your SD: C:\Android\TT 1.2\tomtom\com.tomtom.[color="#006400"]####[/color]\files


[color="#006400"]####[/color] is the country name of the APK, files is the content folder inside it is the map folder (and other things).


Enjoy!


Before you post questions in regards to unsuccesful activations:
Confirm your APK is properly patched! In general a lot of thanks for an APK indicates that it must work ;)
Confirm you selected the correct map version!
Confirm you used the correct meta code in case you have to create you own meta.txt - mainly for meta codes released after the last update for FastActivate.
Confirm a .dct for the map was created inside the map folder.
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Postby robotcop » Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:34 pm

Really a good tutorial!
Thank you for this.
Works for me without problems
But why you do not post this in the German forum too?
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Postby Downunder35m » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:21 am

Just had a look and it seems you're right it is not there...
Was pretty sure I did the translation and posted it though :(
Was a bit stressed the last few weeks, so I might have missed it, will be fixed in the next days.
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Postby central » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:32 pm

Absolutely fantastic guide Downunder35m, thank you.
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Postby mrfox » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:09 am

Very good job !!

Does this method works with 915 maps and 1.3 apk ?
Device id is the same for 1.2 and 1.3 apk ?
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Postby kozanoglu » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:23 pm

Really a good tutorial!Thank you very much:clap::clap::clap:
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Postby yazid17 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:44 pm

i want to now if its possible to use tomtom truck map on ondroid if yes how?
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Postby Fatboyfun » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:59 pm

No it isn't possible to use truck maps
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Postby pass21 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:19 am

Great and excellent tutorial, Thank you for this.

I use tomtom a771la 1.3b2.apk. it works with all android maps
how to know, from the cod yyyyy, if a maps (country.xxx.yyyy) is compatible with android?

Thanks for help
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Postby Downunder35m » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:22 pm

In general the maps for the GO models are compatible, that means for the 920 maps the 920.5241 maps or the dedicated Android maps, but they will be vailable later.
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Postby trainspoter » Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:42 am

Map UK & I 920.5241 on version 1.3

This didn't work at first, until I had deleted the old map. Remember to grab the "postal_GBR.ttd" file from the old map first though or the full postal codes wont work!

Good tutorial. Thanks Downunder!
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Postby pravinxp » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:35 pm

Brother... I am finding it really hard to understand. I have installed the TT_AndroidKG_By_DFoX_v5.0.3 and downloaded the APK file. And copied the tomtom folder with all the files to my Phone memory and then without internet I installed the APK file and when starting TT without internet it shows Map available India and when selecting that it gives error... you cannot use this map on this device: india-831

I tried

[TomTomGo]
DeviceName=TomTom ANDROID
DeviceSerialNumber=XXXXXXXXXXXX ---- What is this ?
DeviceUniqueID=**** **** ---- Used the Device ID from T_AndroidKG_By_DFoX_v5.0.3
ApplicationVersionVersionNumber=9465
ApplicationVersion=1074274.1

Created a ttnavigator.bif ---- Now where should i copy it to ???? Inside tomtom folder or inside com.tomtom.india or any place else ?

Now what shall I do... Please help me here.


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Re: Android TT and how to activate maps

Postby itekweni » Sun May 11, 2014 9:09 am

Thanx for guide I am going to try this version as installing a different APK every time for new maps is a pain, I also hope that my grey matter has acknowledged your tutorial :lol:
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Re: Android TT and how to activate maps

Postby nabi » Sun May 11, 2014 10:58 am

Friendly advise to use interpunction as it makes the post more clearer to every one.
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Re: Android TT and how to activate maps

Postby Stevetaxi » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:45 pm

brilliant tutorial i think.. worked fine for me anyway
power to downunder35m

my problem concerns layout. maybe wrong place to put this but it was here that found greatest problems...
square brackets removed so as to show what i get on my screen.

Australia : color="#006400"AK3ZC6JDMS/color

color="#006400"TomTomGo
DeviceName=TomTom ANDROID
DeviceSerialNumber=XXXXXXXXXXXX
DeviceUniqueID=b]color="#FF0000"**** ****/color

Replace the color="#FF0000"**** ****/color with

now i realize this is probably my settings but not to sure how to change it..
as i said brilliant tutorial..... thanks
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