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26th May 2020, 04:39 PM #1OPAdministratorJoin Date : Dec 2011Location : UKPosts : 3,676Thanks: 9,586
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NAV3 The long wait is finally over!
Thanks to the MSTMS Team's work, GPSUrl is proud to be the very first forum to provide you with all the tools you need to enjoy all known-good Tomtom features on your NAV3 device! See it all here in our new dedicated NAV3 section:-
After many, many years of hard work, the MSTMS Team has created a persistent method that you can safely use on your NAV3 device.
We hope you will all appreciate it once you've mastered it and, if so, please tell us here rather than clutter up the individual posts/threads in the NAV3 section although you can always use the "thanks" button on any post too
This team have worked damned hard behind the scenes to bring you this!
I'll start this off with a "BLOODY WELL DONE TO ALL OF YOU"
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biggerdave Reviewed by biggerdave on . NAV3 The long wait is finally over! Thanks to the MSTMS Team's work, GPSUrl is proud to be the very first forum to provide you with all the tools you need to enjoy all known-good Tomtom features on your NAV3 device! See it all here in our new dedicated NAV3 section:- https://www.gpsurl.com/tomtom-nav3/ (https://www.gpsurl.com/tomtom-nav3/) After many, many years of hard work, the MSTMS Team has created a persistent method that you can safely use on your NAV3 device. We hope you will all appreciate it once you've mastered it Rating: 5Please do not just post "thanks" but use the "thanks" button bottom/right or the reputation star "*" bottom/leftS i m p l e s
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26th May 2020, 05:38 PM #2TomTom Master
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27th May 2020, 12:11 AM #3Join Date : May 2014Location : HerePosts : 58Thanks: 262
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What a great news!!
To thank and congratulate all those who have pursued this goal for this great work.
31st May 2020, 12:25 AM #4
Big thank you to MSTMS Team... I have now managed to bring my old Go Live 825 back to life...
PS: Also thanks to GPSURL staff for all the help...
Last edited by orgal; 31st May 2020 at 01:04 AM. Reason: added extra thank yo
4th June 2020, 10:59 PM #5TomTom Expert
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I really regreat loosing TTUser, as we did a lot together when versions were 3 digits, 860 and a lot happened since then, and many over others have added ways to do things. Someone upset him big time and he left. It was a sad loss, as we used to code together many years go. A hugh loss to you guys, and a big loss of a friend.
I am lucky to have friends here from my problem in 2015 and been helped a lot.
Things have changed though, an to be honest, although working on ways to get access to old nav3 units, honestly, now I work really at Nav7 units. That is simply because I could not really be assed to spend my time working on old stuff that is so much better now, and the cost is low how. My hourly rate for income is over the cost of a new unit.
In real terms, get a new unit. And do get a TT unit or phone app, because they are better than others. Get the correct unit for your needs. It does not have to be highest in list...The low end are quite cheap now.
Think about it. you buy Iphones, or other better phones.. The app works fine on them, and it is cheap
If you think this is bad advice, post it on page, but only when you realize you are incorrect
Last edited by the Maverick; 4th June 2020 at 11:04 PM.One day, someone might make things work perfectly before release. Sadly not in my or your lifetime. At least by finding problems and sorting them, we are still alive.
7th June 2020, 04:16 AM #6
Thanks so much for all your hard work, i have updated my Go Live 1005 and it is working fine!
27th June 2020, 12:09 PM #7Join Date : May 2020Location : **** OffPosts : 13Thanks: 12
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My opinion on New vs Old Vs App right now is.
Personally I Look out for really cheap NAV3 units that came with lifetime subscriptions or even Garmin LM or LMT models. You can get these all the time fot $5 - $20 on ebay in good or even near new condition.
I brought a Via the other day for $10 that has a map subscription until 2029.....
Also you can fit Full Europe or USA on a Card still. And some countries like Australia the 4GB internal memory Nav3 units wont be anywhere close to full anytime soon. So for me it's really its not so necessary to buy new even though I could afford it if I wanted.
Although I do prefer tomtom overall, the Garmin Nuvi 2597LMT is the best value second hand unit right now. With a 2597LMT have Full hands free voice activation, Lifetime Maps and Traffic..... I just picked up 15 of those in a bulk auction for $100 on ebay.... I've been cleaning this model up and reselling these for $75 each and they sell easy because of the Lifetime maps....
A native standalone GPS still better than using a phone app because phone GPS is "Assisted" by phone towers. That might not be a big issue in some countries but in others it is.
6th July 2020, 07:47 PM #8Join Date : Dec 2011Location : NetherlandsPosts : 6Thanks: 0
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I think just the other way around the GPS is assisted by phone towers but when there are no phone towers or less it
works like a normal GPS.
Assisted GPS, usually abbreviated as A-GPS (or AGPS), is a technique in which positioning is supported (assisted) by a GPS receiver by receiving information from external sources other than the GPS satellites.
During start-up, a GPS receiver determines its initial position using information received from the GPS satellites about orbits and the position of the satellites (the so-called GPS almanac). To receive this information correctly, the satellite signal received must be relatively strong. When the GPS receiver is surrounded by tall buildings or indoors, it can be difficult for the receiver to quickly determine its location.
For GPS receivers equipped with Assisted GPS, the receiver uses additional information. In the event that a GPS receiver is built into a mobile phone, the connection to the mobile exchange is used. For example, the mobile phone company may send a raw position determination derived from measurements of the strength of the mobile phone signal when it is received by different cell towers near the mobile phone. Information about the position of the satellites can also be provided, so that the GPS receiver no longer depends on receiving this information from the satellites themselves. It is also possible to have computers in the exchange make more complex position calculations that the small processor in the phone cannot handle.
In addition to mobile phone masts, Wi-Fi networks can also be used to determine the location of the device.
In this way, the rough location can be quickly displayed before GPS can determine the exact location using the received information and the satellite signals.
A-GPS via a smartphone is only possible if the internet, so the use of mobile data, is switched on. Without an internet connection, A-GPS works like a normal GPS.