TomTom Navigator 6 on a P990i

TomTomMy Holux GPS receiver arrived yesterday from nav4all, which finally let me try TomTom Navigator 6 on my P990i. Whilst it’s still not officially supported by TomTom, if you buy the software it comes with an option to install on a UIQ3 phone.
The install process is really easy. Just put your memory card in to your computer and run the install DVD. You’ll then need to put the memory card in to your phone, which will start the phone installer.
After selecting maps, languages and my new GPS receiver, TomTom found me in my house.
With favourites and points of interest this morning I was able to get to David’s and be warned that there was a 30 mph speed camera (thanks PocketGPS World). However en route to work I was informed that the A46 between Lincoln and Newark is 30 in some places, yet it’s 70 the whole way.
Otherwise it’s all great.
Holux 236 GPS ReceiverTomTom GPS SignalIf anyone is looking at running GPS via their phone, grab a Holux 236 from nav4all whilst there are still €70s as it’s worth every penny. The image on the right was the coverage inside my office, and it actually got better finding 8 satellites, minutes later.

12 thoughts on “TomTom Navigator 6 on a P990i

  1. You managed to install it from the DVD without any problems ? I keep getting a message that the security certificate has expired, hence I cannot install it. Any suggestions?

  2. I’ll be damned. It worked. Formatted my memory stick from the p990i, and then unzipped all the contents of the uiq3 file to the memstick. Then it installed like a charm, and asked for maps and voices, which I am now installing. Thank you so much! It does NOT work installing it from TomTom Home on the memstick… At least not for me, it generates that silly expired certificate error..

  3. Anyone had problems activating the maps, everything loaded OK, but when I tried to activate, it said it was not valid for that map. Phoned SE they said not compatable with the P990i. Help please.

  4. I have 2 gps units both of them connect but drop connection to the GPS unit every few minutes, i am sure it was working on the older firmware, i have the very latest as of 13th Jan 07

  5. James, I had problems with my original GPS unit (some cheap thing from MobileFun). So I got a Holux GPSlim236, sold the old one and it works perfectly. I can’t comment about the new firmware as I’m waiting for Vodafone to release it.

  6. Got a P990i on Orange network. Dowloaded plenty of versions of tomtom to try before I buy. Got the DVD and could not find and uiq3.cab or any other uiq3 for that matter. Getting hacked off with this now. Can someone mail me or send me something. Would really appreciate it. Alan elvisgraham@hotmail.com

  7. Hi just wondered if anybody have had any problems activatiing te maps on the p990i as i get the wrong activation code and tomtom are unwilling to help as the phone is not supported

    thanks

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