TomTom GO520 - £133.86 Delivered @ eBuyer, upgrade to 530 for free
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TomTom GO520 - £133.86 Delivered @ eBuyer, upgrade to 530 for free

£133.86
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Found 8th Nov 2008Made hot 26th Nov 2008
As per title, you can upgrade a new TomTom 520 to have the same functionality as the 530, and so at £133.86 it represents a good deal.

"Future Proof: new maps and free software upgrades via TomTom HOME. So youll never be outof-date"

Not my first deal so come on, let me have it.

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Original Poster

Product Features
[LIST]
[*]Stylish, slim, portable design
[*]Easy to operate: large touchscreen and userfriendly software
[*]Speech recognition: hands-free address input
[*]Future Proof: new maps and free software upgrades via TomTom HOME. So you’ll never be outof-date
[*]Plug & GO: works straight out of the box[/LIST]Best navigation
[LIST]
[*]4.3” high-quality touchscreen with building footprints and live traffic info
[*]Light sensor: automatic brightness control, day/night views
[*]Fast and Accurate Positioning: high sensitivity GPS receiver and QuickGPSfix™ Service
[*]Fast route (re-)calculation
[*]Enhanced Points of Interest: wide range of pre-loaded Points of Interest. These can hold extra information of your destination
[*]Latest and most complete maps of United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland preinstalled
[*]TomTom Map Share™ technology: add to, update and personalize your maps instantly, download other changes daily
[*]Easy access traffic information: via Traffic Receiver (RDS-TMC, optional) or TomTom Traffic subscription
[*]Pre-installed database of safety camera locations
[*]High-quality hands-free Bluetooth® car kit
[*]Text-to-speech: street names, sms’ and traffic messages announced by your device
[*]‘Help me!’ menu: direct access to safety and info options (e.g. phone numbers/route to nearest road assistance/police station/hospital)
[*]Clear visual and spoken instructions in your own language[/LIST]Smart & Fun Extras
[LIST]
[*]Music on the GO: MP3 player, earphones connector, up to 2 GB optional SD card memory
[*]Built-in FM transmitter: play music wirelessly over your car stereo
[*]Record your own navigation instructions
[*]TomTom HOME software: free desktop software - share and exchange content, easy route planning, download POI’s and extra voices, maps and free software upgrades, and more
[*]And much more...[/LIST]Contents
[LIST]
[*]GO 520 device
[*]Windscreen mount
[*]Desk dock for charging and computer connection
[*]Car charger
[*]Documentation
[*]CD-ROM[/LIST]Technical specifications
[LIST]
[*]4.3” widescreen 16:9 format LCD (WQVGA: 480*272 pixels)
[*]CPU 400 MHz, 64 MB RAM
[*]512 MB internal flash memory
[*]SD card socket compatible with SD and MMC cards
[*]High sensitivity GPS receiver
[*]Integrated FM transmitter
[*]Bluetooth®
[*]Battery lithium-polymer (5 hours operation)
[*]Optimized integrated microphone and speaker for high quality hands-free functionality
[*]Dimensions: 118 x 83 x 24 mm
[*]Weight: 220 grams
[*]Part Number: 1M00.560
[*]EAN Number: 0636926017022[/LIST]

Original Poster

v2drinkers;3408917

Dont forget :whistling:Shipping Charge: £3.88 Total: … Dont forget :whistling:Shipping Charge: £3.88 Total: [COLOR=#f0f0f0].............[/COLOR] £133.86Ebuyer dont do free delivery on orders over £50 anymoreStill Hot though :thumbsup:


Thanks for the info, didn't realise they had stopped free delivery, I've edited the original post. Have some rep for that!

Can it help me find the way to Amarillo? I'm thinking of a weekend away! have some H+R

Do TomTom ACTUALLY let you update this to include Advanced Lane Guidance and IQ Routes though?

If not, cold IMO since the 530 is only £160 @ ebuyer.

Original Poster

Kiltox;3409084

Do TomTom ACTUALLY let you update this to include Advanced Lane Guidance … Do TomTom ACTUALLY let you update this to include Advanced Lane Guidance and IQ Routes though?If not, cold IMO since the 530 is only £160 @ ebuyer.


According to ]this and ]this and an Amazon review, yes it does

scottydont;3409042

Can it help me find the way to Amarillo? I'm thinking of a weekend away! … Can it help me find the way to Amarillo? I'm thinking of a weekend away! have some H+R



You’re having a weekend away with an Armadillo ;-)

publicnme;3409188

According to ]this and ]this and an Amazon review, yes it does



If that's the case then this is hot.

I also heard that the TomTom ONE V3/V4 can be hacked to run the 530 software (but not through TomTom HOME - takes a lot more work than that ;-))

I'm in the market for a sat nav at the moment, I guess I'm going to see how much lower the prices on the likes of this one get - Argos etc still have it at a ridiculous price so there's a fair bit of stock around. Might even just settle for a ONE V3 if it gets any cheaper (£88 is the cheapest I've seen so far but they went as low as £69 when the V4 came out). Don't think anyone expected TomTom to repackage their old stock as "ONE Classic" though. ;-)

great deal thanks - heat added

Kiltox;3409084

Do TomTom ACTUALLY let you update this to include Advanced Lane Guidance … Do TomTom ACTUALLY let you update this to include Advanced Lane Guidance and IQ Routes though?If not, cold IMO since the 530 is only £160 @ ebuyer.


Yes you can run x30 series software on x20, i did this on 520 720 920, but you need do this not via tthome

I take it lane guidance and IQ routes can only be done via piracy? The icons for lane guidance remain greyed out on my unit.

I got my 520 got Bargaincrazy.com for £103 recently, so this is a bit pricey :whistling:

Kiltox;3409633

I also heard that the TomTom ONE V3/V4 can be hacked to run the 530 … I also heard that the TomTom ONE V3/V4 can be hacked to run the 530 software (but not through TomTom HOME - takes a lot more work than that ;-))



I have the navcore 8 running on a ONE v2, it's very easy all you need is the cab file for the software stick it on your tomtom, unplug turn off and on and it will flash itself.

spag;3411395

Yes you can run x30 series software on x20, i did this on 520 720 920, … Yes you can run x30 series software on x20, i did this on 520 720 920, but you need do this not via tthome



Oh, no dice then if I can do the same on a TT ONE :-(

Can the TomTom GO 720 and 920 be upgraded too?

spag;3411395

Yes you can run x30 series software on x20, i did this on 520 720 920, … Yes you can run x30 series software on x20, i did this on 520 720 920, but you need do this not via tthome



An tips on how to do this??

Ta

BerthaBlue;3420345

Can the TomTom GO 720 and 920 be upgraded too?


Yes both of them can be upgraded

spag;3420851

Yes both of them can be upgraded




How??

BerthaBlue;3420345

Can the TomTom GO 720 and 920 be upgraded too?



yes, I bought the 720 yesterday and have upgraded it all legally from the tomtom home software, check for Publicnme's newer deal post

You have to make sure you upgrade navcore to 8.3 first, without updating any maps.

Then when at vers 8.300 use the map guarantee and you should get version 8.15 maps including IQ routing 24/7 which has just been released.

If you have already used you map guarantee you'll have to pay fro 8.15 (or the subscription service which is generally better value for money).

Please make sure you use windows explorer to backup tthe unit to a folder on your PC BEFORE you start upgrading anything :roll:

It's all legit, then it's the same as a 530 except it's silver not black.

Now showing up at £143.87 with Super saver delivery

Gah so tempted to get this instead of the TomTom 920T for £200 at PCWorld (aka £180 with staff discount).



Is this Widescreen?

withabix;3411513

I take it lane guidance and IQ routes can only be done via piracy? The … I take it lane guidance and IQ routes can only be done via piracy? The icons for lane guidance remain greyed out on my unit.



You need to update the map: lane guidance and iq routes are only on the latest v8 maps.

When I got my 520 two months ago, I first downloaded the new TOmTOm software via TomTom home. Icons for lane guidance and IQ routes were greyed out.

Then downloaded latest map (free within one month after first use) and lane guidance and iq routes works fine now.

SO yes, full functionality of the 530!!!

Out of stock now.

voted hot

I got the 530 from Halfords the other day as my 520 was stolen.

Got the 530 for £179.99, and recieved a £20 voucher... and also another £10 voucher becuase halfords running a promo where if you spend over £50 on a certain products range they give you £10 voucher.

So all in all i got the 530 for £150. I got the tom tom case with the voucher, its well worth it. You need to protect these things.

according to this ebuyer are still doing free delivery on orders over £49.99]http//ww…ery

This deal was posted over 2 weeks ago and it's now just got on the HOT page

Lorian;3452404

You have to make sure you upgrade navcore to 8.3 first, without updating … You have to make sure you upgrade navcore to 8.3 first, without updating any maps.Then when at vers 8.300 use the map guarantee and you should get version 8.15 maps including IQ routing 24/7 which has just been released.If you have already used you map guarantee you'll have to pay fro 8.15 (or the subscription service which is generally better value for money).Please make sure you use windows explorer to backup tthe unit to a folder on your PC BEFORE you start upgrading anything :roll:It's all legit, then it's the same as a 530 except it's silver not black.





Good explanation...!!! and correct.

Previously though you had to use cracked software, Before V8 maps were released.

I wouldn't recommend upgrading a TomTom One though as the internals don't cope as well with all the added features of Navcore 8 for x20/x30/x40 range.

Going to ask something slightly teccy here. I got my dad a 520 a 8 months ago and updated to software version 8.3. because of the old maps lane guidance is greyed out.

Now a friend of mine has boughr a 520 brand new, if i can completely update his legally to a 530 clone because of the newest map thing within a month, can i transfer the map over onto my dads one. Is it just the cline.dat file or is there some other bits?

Rep for replying and rep for Lorian!

kobirulali;3579544

Going to ask something slightly teccy here. I got my dad a 520 a 8 … Going to ask something slightly teccy here. I got my dad a 520 a 8 months ago and updated to software version 8.3. because of the old maps lane guidance is greyed out.Now a friend of mine has boughr a 520 brand new, if i can completely update his legally to a 530 clone because of the newest map thing within a month, can i transfer the map over onto my dads one. Is it just the cline.dat file or is there some other bits?Rep for replying and rep for Lorian!



Nope

1. It's the whole Map folder you need.
2. The map would need activating on another device which is legally done automatically via TomTom Home when you download and install the map.

You could copy the map folder over and activate it illegally but can't discuss it here.

I can recommend this website though :]http//ww…382
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