16-03-2014 07:00 PM
No Sygic does not work with an SD card and Android 4.4 Kitkat. Read before posting.
NOTHING that uses SD card will work with Android 4.4 unless it stores data in it's own app folder. Sygic and TomTom does not do that. If they did we would not have this issue.
16-03-2014 07:59 PM
What if l pull the SD card & put it in my PC's card slot ? Could I then copy the Tomtom directory from the phone (USB connected) to the card & then put the card back ?
17-03-2014 09:01 AM
Will not work. Everyone who where using TomTom with a SD card already had the directory on the SD card.
It failed and did not detect the maps.
17-03-2014 09:13 AM
If tomtom would store the maps in their own folder or allow an own path, you could do the following:
Install TomTom > Move to SD Card (apps2sd) > Download Maps to the TomTom folder on the SD Card.
17-03-2014 01:20 PM
Exactly. This is also what the development guidelines for Android suggests. If TomTom follow these the problem would be solved.
However this would also mean that you would have to re-download all map data in case of an app uninstall. Maybe TomTom is often suggesting people to uninstall due to problems with their app and this would really be annoying for the customers. Anyway TomTom can solve this. If they want to.
17-03-2014 02:11 PM
this sucks big time. Since upgrading to kitkat, I can't use the app as I don't have enough free memory internally.
does anyone know of a workaround for rooted phones? symbolic link perhaps?
17-03-2014 02:29 PM
Moving the whole app to the sd-card has many other disadvantates, so (i tihnk), TomTom is doing it right. Why do i need a SD-card, when i cant save any desired data in it and acces it from every app? In that case, i could also use an iOS-device with no 'free for all' file-storage.
Hard fault from Google. Don´t be eveil. haha.
18-03-2014 10:05 PM
19-03-2014 10:00 AM - edited 19-03-2014 11:16 AM
I updated my post above with some further info I got from one of our technicians.
I'll keep you posted of any developments on this. But, as has been noted, our possibilities regarding this issue are unfortunately rather limited.
Edit: Just a word of caution: We do not support rooted phones.