Hacking an old TomTom

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Hacking an old TomTom

Post by dacflyer » Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:30 pm

Has anyone ever hacked an old tomtom for other uses besides gps ?
I know you can use it as a picture viewer and i think, you can also play musik on them MP3's
I'm wondering if it could be turned into a GPS clock...it already gets the time on it from gps.
But how to get it to be a full screen...
I've seen these a lot in yard sales and flea markets.. they can't be updated any more..so they are practically E-waste.

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Re: Hacking an old TomTom

Post by haklesup » Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:32 am

Not a TomTom but I did have fun way back then with a generic Windows CE device (V7 I think) and was able to jail break it and upload tomtom software to it. Its been over a decade, I'd have to take some time to review old folders on how I did it. It should be Windows CE OS and you should be able to load new OS or Apps from the SD card or USB link to a PC for the hidden folder access.

You should be able to get directly to the GPS data in the device but you might need to learn how to compile Win CE apps to do it if one of the apps is not already mostly built. I haven't checked for over a decade but I bet some forums still might have live links

I have a 20G library of maps and SW I can post on m google Cloud drive if you want a starters kit from 2006~2008

Search around
TomTom, IGo, NAV730, GAPI, OziExplorer, V7, TOPO. Most of the old links I used are dead so this library will be a big boost I think.

I have a keygen and unlock program in the set, I forget what it is needed for

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Post by dacflyer » Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:47 pm

it would be useful if i could get the map updated.. the roads here have changed so much..
new intersections, hiways moved, and new ones being built, etc.
all these cement medians.. it's become median city here. and those darn round-a-boots..lol

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Post by haklesup » Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:26 am

Any maps I have are over a dozen years old. Most people regard this as obsoleted by smart phones although they are useful when in poor reception areas and off road (though you can download offline maps on your phone too.

If you want any files, I can send a link in PM but since I will take the material down eventually, I wont post the link here because it will go dead quickly.

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Post by kheston » Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:16 am

The post you're responding to was made by a bot, @hacklesup. It posted similar messages to the 5 most recently updated threads in General Discussion last night shortly after being approved. This is likely a strategy to help with SEO for the sites linked in each message.

Hopefully, an admin will notice and disable the account.
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Re: Hacking an old TomTom

Post by haklesup » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:11 pm

I was replying to dacflyer's post before that obvious spambot post

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Re: Hacking an old TomTom

Post by kheston » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:16 pm

The bot link was to a map.

My bad. :)
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Re: Hacking an old TomTom

Post by dacflyer » Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:11 pm

i read up a bit more on trying to do anything with this Tomtom,
It looks like it'll be more trouble than it's worth...I guess this will go into the recycle bin.. the battery is weak as well..
a charge doesn't last long at all..

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Re: Hacking an old TomTom

Post by chrisjones » Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:56 am

kheston wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:16 am
The post you're responding to was made by a bot, @hacklesup. It posted similar messages to the 5 most recently updated threads in General Discussion last night shortly after being approved by best car gun safe. This is likely a strategy to help with SEO for the sites linked in each message.

Hopefully, an admin will notice and disable the account.
Exactly your are right. People used to do these tactics for SEO purpose. Google already announced about spamy links updated in August 2021.

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