xda mini s and tomtom5

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  1. gaz2923

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    ive just been reading a different forum and it says in a number of posts that the mini s doesnt support tomtom5???

    its not listed on the tomtom site as compatible

    anyone got it running?
     
  2. acollins

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    I have Tom Tom running on my MDA Vario which is the T-Mobile version of the Mini.

    You will need version 5.21
     
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    is 5.21 the newest version?

    i dont want to buy the mini to find that it wont run tomtom thats all
     
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    If you have TT5 from when it was first released you'll need to download the update from the tomtom site. I think the latest versions go straight on.
     
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    thanks, my dad actually has it so i guess il take the phone on a trial and see if it will work using my dads software
     
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    TomTom 5 does work fine as long as you use 5.21 update. you will need to copy the Cab files to the SD card and install that way as I beleive it doesn't install via Activesync from the TomTom CD
     
  7. gaz2923

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    ahh right so there should be no problem really with me running it on the mini

    ill order it and if not then i have 14 days to return the phone
     
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    Indeed, I have it running on mine with a Bluetooth GPS receiver.
    Just be aware that cabled GPS receivers don't work with the Mini S (or the Exec) due to the change in port architecture on these devices.

    (Charge port is now USB not Serial)
     
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    yeh im definately going bluetooth not wired so that shouldnt be a prob and my dads is bluetooth as well so should make for easy testing
     
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    YIKES:rolleyes:

    Is this still the case and is it not possible to change this over to another port by editing registry or something:confused: ?

    I have an original TOMTOM wired GPS and been trying for hours to get it to work, thought I had made a booboo by selecting Wired GPS receiver as the GPS device while in the house playing around with the software before taking it to the car!:oops:

    Please reply to this asap, I need to get this working in a few hours before I go away for a few days.


    TIA

    RIcco
     
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    HArdly na Ideal way to install it, I heard dixons have the new 5.21 version on CD, so should install fine via activesync..
     
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    will not work with a wired gds, it must be bluetooth gps, its all to do with the charging port and not able to accepy wired. also must not install from cd via active sync, you have to copy files over to sd card then copy the update files over and install from the device.
     
  13. Uridium

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    no real hardship, took about 5 minutes!
     
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    It does not tell you on the Tom Tom website how to install in on windows Mobile 5 though, they just give you the 5.21 update but no instructions...
     
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    Do you guys have a link to an online shop that has bluetooth at the best price, I saw a thread here somewhere that you all compared the 2GB MiniSD cards and thought it best to ask and get myself the best priced unit.

    Is it better to get a TOMTOM device or is there a cheaper alternative that is easier to set up and use?

    TIA
     
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    hi guys, just bought a mda vario and need to know if my tom tom 5 sat nav
    which is on my nokia 6630 will work on the vario, friend says no as it runs window pocket , but some forums say that it just needs 5.21 update
    advice please
    regards
     
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    Vario/Mini S/Wizard will only run TomTom Navigator not TomTom mobile.

    suspect your Nokia is runnning TomTom Mobile so in a word No. You'll need to get a copy of TomTom Navigator 5 + 5.21 update
     
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    thanks::( so any idea where i can get this copy :lease: or i will have a vario for sale !!!
    regards
     
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    Navigator is a seperate product so you'll have to buy it I'm afraid. Version 6 is mooted to be out soon so there may be an upgrade path or TomTom might be able to help. Depends on your timescales though.

    Might know someone who will buy the Vario is you get rid though :smashin:
     
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    Hi,
    Can anyone help? I have a XDA mini S and just installed tomtom navigator the software ie maps seem to work etc but I cant seem to get a gps signal (Ive bought a gps intergrated handsfree mount )
    being a bit blonde its probably something really simple :d anyway ive tried plugging this in the car ive established a blue tooth connection between the phone and the gps kit i can see it charges the phone etc but still not managed to get the gps connection, i did as instructed on the email i was sent by gpsforless as the kit didnt come with instructions

    this didnt work

    bluetooth manager
    pair device
    com port
    new outgoing device
    pick device
    assign com port
    pick the same com port in tomtom

    if i go into gps status and configure i only have the choice of 4 gps receivers tom tom wired gps
    other blue tooth gps receiver
    other nmea gps receiver
    tom tom bluetooth gps receiver

    can anyone help? please
     

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