'To update your TomTom navigation device, you need to install the MyDrive Connect application on your PC or Mac computer.' TomTom don't supply software to connect their products to Linux, just to Mac or Windows.
They don't even say how modern the Windows needs to be.In order of increasing difficulty and frustration.1 Find a Windows machine where you can connect your hardware and run the TomTom program. Possibly a cheap NetBook dedicated to updating TomTom hardware.2 Dual boot a Windows OS installed on your Linux machine, ideally in a separate hard drive where it can live all alone. Windows 10 is quite relaxed about try-before-you-buy licensing. Obviously they expect you to pay eventually, but initially it just costs time to download their ISO installer here and burn it to a DVD.3 Get a Windows10 ISO and install it in a VirtualBox appliance. I think there's a good chance this will work. If it does work, you owe Microsoft for the copy of Windows you are using.4 Fight with Wine trying to get all the libraries needed to run InstallMyDriveConnect.exe This might work, but it's a hacker-hobby really, you do it because it's difficult.
Hi 'lisabiziou',I just read your post and the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well.1.) install Virtualbox and then install a version of MS Windows in that where you can install their Windows software.2.) You can try installing Wine and see if that will install the TomTom software and work with your device.3.) Don't know if any of the below will help, but if Linux recognizes your TomTom (run 'lsusb'), then you might be able to use something below. Good luck.TomTom GO LinuxjTomtom (java works in Linux Mint)GitHub JTomtomHow to Hack Your TomTomOpenTomOpenTom Linux on your TomTom(tm).?Hope this helps. Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:35 amWith a VIA 1535, I get:TomTom 'Connecting to your computer. Do is go to tomtom.com/getstarted. OK'VirtualBox: TomTom MyDrive Connect: 'PLEASE CONNECT YOUR DEVICE'then it just timeouts.Sometimes it will do:VirtualBox: TomTom MyDrive Connect: 'CONNECTING DEVICE.
Please leave your device connected.' But it still just timeouts and goes to 'MY DEVICES Select a device that you want to manage.
ADD A DEVICE'Luckily, I paid $45 for it!You might check if the driver in the Windows VM is correct. I noticed that it is possible a strange driver (for instance an NDIS network driver) was used.
Remedy: Close TomTom MyDrive Connect (REALLY close it, the taskbar icon might be just hidden), Devices and Printers - Right click on your TomTom device, Properties, Hardware, Properties, Driver, Uninstall driver.Disconnect the TomTom, wait a few seconds, reconnect it.It should look for and install the correct driver.Restart TomTom MyDrive Connect and repeat my procedure. This time it might work. Tap Settings in the Main Menu.2. Tap Reset factory settings.
Confirm that you wish to proceed with the reset.3. When prompted to select a language, press and hold the On/Off button until the device restarts and you hear the drum sounds.4.
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Select your preferred settings, then wait for a valid GPS signal.Then, it works! Thank you.Maps haven't been updated in.79. months! If I use 'USA, Canada, and Mexico' it says 'Too Large'! If I select 'USA' it says 'Too Large'.
I can only select a part of the USA to get new maps!
MyDrive Connect is an application that helps you manage the contents and services of your navigation device.If you have not yet installed MyDrive Connect on your computer, you can download it here:Latest versionTo ensure you are using the latest version of MyDrive Connect, do the following:. Right click the MyDrive Connect icon ( or or ) in the Windows notification area or Apple menu bar. Click Settings then select the About tab. If a new version is available, you see a link saying A newer version is available. Click here to install the latest version. Click the link to install the latest version of MyDrive Connect.Watch the videoLinks mentioned in video: How to update the software on your device using MyDrive Connect.
Connect your navigation device to your computer. Switch on your device.
If MyDrive Connect doesn't open automatically, click the MyDrive Connect icon ( or ) in the Windows notification area or Apple menu bar and then click MyDrive Connect. If you are not already logged in, enter your email address and click Log in. You can select 'Remember my email address' so you don't have to enter it next time. Click Update selected. MyDrive Connect will display what's new with this update, you must click Accept and Install to continue.Note: If no software update is available, the software on your navigation device is up-to-date.
You can disconnect your navigation device from the computer and skip the remaining steps.MyDrive Connect downloads and installs the software on your device.During the download and installation, MyDrive Connect shows the progress of the two operations: download to the computer and then installation on the navigation device.Important: Do not disconnect your navigation device. Your navigation device will display a message to say when it is safe to disconnect it.Once the installation is complete, you will see the message YOU'RE READY TO GO! In MyDrive Connect. Click the My Content button to return to the MY CONTENT page. When you see the message on your navigation device that the installation has completed, disconnect your navigation device from your computer.You can now use your navigation device with the installed software update.
Status icons in MyDrive ConnectAn update is available for your device.The download and installation are in progress.Make sure that you keep your navigation device connected to your computer.Important updates await installation.Disconnect and reconnect your device to continue the updates.See also:.