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How to Use FastActivate to Update Your TomTom Device




If you own a TomTom GPS device, you probably know how important it is to keep it updated with the latest maps, voices, speedcams and other features. But how do you do that without spending a lot of money or time? The answer is FastActivate, a simple and reliable tool that can help you update your TomTom device in a few easy steps. In this article, we will show you how to use FastActivate to update your TomTom device and enjoy a better navigation experience.




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What is FastActivate and Why Do You Need It?




What is FastActivate?




FastActivate is a program that can activate and patch various features on your TomTom device, such as maps, voices, speedcams, fuel prices and more. It can also update the meta.txt file, which contains the codes for the latest maps and other items. FastActivate can also patch your navcore, which is the software that runs on your device, and TomTom HOME, which is the program that connects your device to your PC. Additionally, FastActivate can create a meta code from a genuine map, update QuickGPSfix, get device info and activate Android devices.


Why do you need FastActivate?




You need FastActivate because it can save you money and time when updating your TomTom device. Instead of buying new maps or subscriptions from TomTom, you can use FastActivate to patch the maps that you already have or download from other sources. You can also use FastActivate to update other features that enhance your navigation experience, such as voices, speedcams and fuel prices. Moreover, you can use FastActivate to fix some common issues that may affect your device, such as outdated navcore or TomTom HOME.


How to Download and Install FastActivate




Where to download FastActivate?




You can download the latest version of FastActivate from various online forums or websites that offer GPS tools and software. For example, you can find it on NaviTotal.com, GSM-Forum, ForoKeys.com or GPSpower.net. Make sure you download the file from a trusted source and scan it for viruses before running it.


How to install FastActivate on your device or PC?




The installation process of FastActivate is very simple and straightforward. Just follow these steps:


  • Plug your TomTom device with the USB cable to your PC or use a card reader.



  • Copy "FastActivate.exe" to your TomTom device internal or SD-Card ROOT directory (recommended) or desktop or any other place.



  • Run "FastActivate.exe".



  • Use menu buttons for what you need. See menu items help.



  • Done.



How to Use FastActivate to Update Your TomTom Device




How to update meta.txt?




The meta.txt file contains the codes for the latest maps and other items that you can patch with FastActivate. To update this file, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "1. Update meta.txt". This will download the latest meta.txt file from the internet (if servers are not down). You need to allow wget.exe in your firewall if asked.



  • If you have a new meta code that is not in the integrated or updated meta.txt file (see in program for date of current integrated meta.txt), then you must put all new meta codes in a file named META.TXT and copy it to the Device/SD-Card ROOT Directory or keep it in the same directory as FastActivate.exe.



How to patch maps, voices, speedcams and fuel prices?




To patch these features on your TomTom device, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "2. Patch Maps, Voices, Speedcams and Fuel Prices". This will patch all these items in your device. If you get a ".dct ERROR" message, it usually means the meta has not been released.



How to patch navcore?




The navcore is the software that runs on your TomTom device. To patch it with FastActivate, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "3. Patch Navcore (ttsystem or PNDNavigator)". This will patch your navcore with this button, which is needed to use patched maps. Wait and it will tell you when done.



How to patch TomTom HOME?




TomTom HOME is the program that connects your TomTom device to your PC. To patch it with FastActivate, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "4. Patch TomTom HOME". This will work automatically and there is no need to search for any files, just wait and it will tell you when done.



  • If you use this button, you first need to use TomTom HOME "Operate my Device" option; this will download your profile files; then close HOME and patch it.



How to create a meta code from a genuine map?




If you have a genuine map that you bought from TomTom or another source, you can create a meta code from it with FastActivate. This code can be used by other users who want to patch the same map. To create a meta code from a genuine map, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "5. RunMeForCode (Create a meta/blowfish code from genuine map)". This will create a meta code with this button...you have to be the original owner of the map.



  • Remember...meta data does NOT contain any personal information from you or your device. It is safe to share.



How to update QuickGPSfix?




  • The QuickGPSfix feature helps your TomTom device find your location faster by using the signals of at least four satellites. To update this feature with FastActivate, you need to do the following:Select menu item "6. Update QuickGPSfix (Fix your GPS position)". This will update QuickGPSfix on your device with this button.

How to get device info?


  • If you need to get some information about your device, such as serial number, device ID, navcore version, map version and more, you can use FastActivate to get it. To get device info with FastActivate, you need to do the following:Select menu item "7. My Device Info". This will show you some info from your device, which others need if you ask for help (on most forums).



How to activate Android devices?




If you have a TomTom navigation app on your Android device, you can use FastActivate to activate it with this button. To do that, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "8. Android Activation". This will activate your Android device with a patched .apk file.



  • You may need to uninstall the original app and install the patched one on your device.



How to update FastActivate?




To make sure you have the latest version of FastActivate, you can use this button to update it. To do that, you need to do the following:


  • Select menu item "9. Update FastActivate". This will update FastActivate.exe (if servers are not down). You need to allow wget.exe in your firewall if asked.



Tips and Troubleshooting for FastActivate




How to run FastActivate as administrator?




If you have trouble running the .exe file, you may need to run it as administrator. To do that, you need to do the following:


  • Right-click on the FastActivate.exe file and select "Run as administrator".



How to avoid special characters in windows user name?




If you use special characters in your windows user name, such as &, , , ^, the program may halt. To avoid that, you need to do the following:


  • Change your windows user name to something without special characters.



  • Or create a new user account without special characters and run the program from there.



How to restart the device after installing navcore and map?




If you are doing a fresh install of navcore and map on your internal memory or SD card, you will need to restart the device once after the installation before you try and patch the map. This is because your device will generate the needed ttgo.bif file for the keygen to read. To restart your device, you need to do the following:


  • Press and hold the power button until you hear a drum sound or see a black screen with white text.



  • Release the power button and wait for the device to start up again.



Conclusion and FAQs




In conclusion, FastActivate is a handy tool that can help you update your TomTom device with ease. It can patch various features on your device, such as maps, voices, speedcams and fuel prices. It can also update meta.txt file, patch navcore and TomTom HOME, create meta code from genuine map, update QuickGPSfix, get device info and activate Android devices. All you need is to download and install FastActivate on your device or PC and follow the simple steps in this article. We hope this article was helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or problems with FastActivate, please check out the FAQs below or visit one of the online forums or websites that offer GPS tools and software.


FAQs




  • Q: How can I find out which navcore version I have on my device?



  • A: You can find out your navcore version by going to Settings > System > About on your device. You will see something like "Application version 12.075" or "Navcore version 9.541". The number after "version" is your navcore version.



  • Q: How can I find out which map version I have on my device?



  • A: You can find out your map version by going to Settings > Maps > Installed Maps on your device. You will see something like "Europe 1065_10740" or "USA_and_Canada 1057_10439". The number after "_" is your map version.



  • Q: How can I download maps from other sources?



  • A: You can download maps from various online forums or websites that offer GPS tools and software. For example, you can find them on NaviTotal.com, GPSpower.net, ForoKeys.com or GSM-Forum. Make sure you download the maps that are compatible with your device and navcore version.



  • Q: How can I backup my device before using FastActivate?



  • A: You can backup your device by copying all the files and folders from your internal memory or SD card to a safe location on your PC. You can also use TomTom HOME or MyDrive Connect to backup your device settings and preferences.



  • Q: How can I contact FastActivate support or report a bug?



  • A: You can contact FastActivate support or report a bug by posting on one of the online forums or websites that offer GPS tools and software where you downloaded FastActivate from. For example, you can post on NaviTotal.com, GSM-Forum, ForoKeys.com or GPSpower.net. Make sure you provide as much information as possible about your issue, such as device model, navcore version, map version, error message and screenshots if possible.




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