Issue with 620 Map Update
I complied and the nightmare began.
It spent hours downloading a 6+gb file and never reached beyond 15% finally, I gave up and canceled the download. This was a mistake. to make room for the update, the current maps must have been deleted. No prompt or notification was given of this. But, after I canceled my download just so I could USE THE DAMN GPS, I was sent to an immovable default screen that said "You don't have any maps, you'll need at least one map to use this device."
This screen would allow me to choose a method to connect to the internet, so when I got to a truck stop with WiFi-for-purchase I paid and connected my phone to the WiFi, and then the device. Obviously, the GPS has no browser functionality with which one can log in to any community WiFi which requires just that. This shouldn't have come as a surprise, after all, the device apparently can't even spare enough hard drive space to retain the old maps until the new maps have finished downloading.
I decided to download the "My Drive" application on my laptop and try to get the update that way. What I found was even more aggravating. The "My Drive" doesn't allow you to simply DOWNLOAD THE UPDATE AND STORE IT ON YOUR COMPUTER. Instead, the stupid software requires your computer to simply act as a conduit through which the maps will be delivered to one's TomTom. This is stupid, I see no point in it. If TomTom is really THIS worried about their proprietary information being accessed through means other that their own device, they could at least allow for zip files that only their MyDrive can decode.
So, I connected my TomTom to my laptop and opened the MyDrive application. Nothing happened. I tried to get back to the screen on the TomTom that gave me the option to "Connect to WiFi" or "Plug in USB to computer". I couldn't navigate to that screen. I'd get a "You need to add a map first" screen, click the "add map" button and be confronted with a "You don't have any maps! -- To purchase one, go to tomtom/com/maps"
I turned off the device and turned back on. Same issue. I Help the power button for 20+ seconds. Same issue. I Started the device WHILE plugged into computer. Same issue. I started device while NOT plugged into computer. Same issue. I restarted the "My Drive" application and repeated above steps. SAME ISSUE.
I then began writing this post, and looked over at the device for a direct quote of a screen and found that it had began downloading and is now currently at 8%.
So, the lesson here is .... ?
Hopefully I'll have enough time left in my 'premium WiFi' for this download to complete.