How to get more life out of a TomTom XL?

EpicLPer
EpicLPer Registered Users Posts: 2
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 2019 in Devices using TomTom HOME
Hey there,

First of all I know the old TomTom XL devices are EoL (End of Life) and are not receiving any updates anymore, that's the whole reason for this thread.

Now I also know that it may be frowned upon what I'm going to ask for here but since I cannot officially buy any updates anymore and my mom, who the TomTom XL belongs to, has an emotional bond to the device and won't switch to a newer device (not kidding with that one, a family member that the XL previously belonged to died a couple of years ago and she got the XL after his passing and won't give it up ever since) I want to ask if there's any way to still get some use out of it.
We were driving around today and 2 out of 10 times it'd just show wrong infos or newer streets won't even show up on the maps since those are 2+ years old or so. That's another reason for this topic.

I'll come straight to the point: Is there any way to still get updates for this device? Be it hacking or in any other, maybe even still official way? I'm really tech-y when it comes to those kind of things but the stuff I found online so far just sounds shady, I don't want to attempt any of that and possibly risking a brick...


If possible please don't just close this thread, I already tried getting my mom a new device but she just won't switch over. Tbh I don't really like the XL with it's wonky touchscreen, slow update rates and sluggishness but she still refuses to give it away to this day...

Thanks a ton!

Comments

  • justmebrowsing
    justmebrowsing Registered Users Posts: 389
    Supreme Pioneer
    There is no official method but it wouldn't take you long to google an alternative gpsurl type forum for (unofficial) forums where this is still possible (not that I condone this or support this illegal activity of course)
  • EpicLPer
    EpicLPer Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    There is no official method but it wouldn't take you long to google an alternative gpsurl type forum for (unofficial) forums where this is still possible (not that I condone this or support this illegal activity of course)
    I know that, I also don't like doing stuff that way. Ever since I earn my own money I completely stopped doing "said stuff". Yet if a company discontinues a product that would still work fine and someone still wants to use what other options would I have? Sadly none...