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luispramos
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎16-03-2014
Location: Portugal

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Sygic gps work on sd card. They as a reference for the folder maps on sd card in a .ini file. Why Tomtom don't do the same.
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Trentors
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎18-06-2011
Location: Denmark

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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.

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sowens
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎16-03-2014
Location: US

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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 ?

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Trentors
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎18-06-2011
Location: Denmark

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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.

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Feld
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-03-2014
Location: Germany

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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.

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Trentors
Posts: 85
Registered: ‎18-06-2011
Location: Denmark

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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.

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doubledrat
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎17-03-2014
Location: United Kingdom

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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?

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karstenk
Posts: 343
Registered: ‎15-07-2013
Location: Germany

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

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.

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Raffigator1
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎18-03-2014
Location: Belgium

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Awaiting update from Tomtom, and for people having phone rooted: please have a look on foldermount. I've tried it on my Samsung S4 and it works like a charm
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MikkoK
Posts: 3,413
Registered: ‎24-01-2013
Location: Netherlands

Re: TomTom maps cannot be stored on SD card with Android 4.4 (KitKat)

[ Edited ]

Hi all,

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.


Cheers, Mikko

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