Go online and find a popular pirate site and download the following: a recent Navcore, a recent map and an illegal activator program.
This is harder than it appears and may end up with torrents, virus and all sorts pirate site issues. Download the files and open them on your computer - unpack them.
We accept that you may need some new maps, however before you start looking all over the internet and involve yourself in a lot of time and effort - we suggest you glance through this short and helpful article.
It does show that maps are the key component to a satnav and as such nobody - tomtom nor garmin will be giving them away.
That's why its appears to be almost as expensive to update your old satnav maps as to buy a new satnav.
Creating and updating maps takes a lot of people and an awful lot of time !
There are just two major map suppliers - Tele Atlas and Navteq and they have massive teams of people working on this.
Well it means destroying the main hardware, flash memory or other part of an electronic device, such that it cannot be recovered., Its of course an easy thing to do - destroying hardware can be accomplished in a number of easy ways.
However when a person "bricks” this tends to be done accidentally - normally whilst trying to upgrade, hack or unlock the device.Just to illustrate what's involved we will talk you through a typical method for adding the "free" hacked maps to a tomtom.This is not meant as a guide - you can find those on many pirate site.Arch rivals to tomtom - Garmin fired back with an anti-monopoly lawsuit to derail the whole thing !Corporate war is not a nice sport and this went around the houses.Its a deliberate ploy on behalf of satnav manufacturers.