Complete guide to getting the TomTom iPhone app working for free

Step 1 : Have an iPhone. Make sure you have OS 3.0

Step 2: Jailbreak iPhone  – Follow exact instructions here:

Step 3: Enter Cydia on the iPhone, go to manage, go to sources, click edit (top right), click add (top left) and type : (see screenshot) . Ignore Cydia’s silly warnings

Step 4: click search (bottom right), type in ‘installous’. The only result you should get is ‘Installous'(see screenshot). Click this and press ‘install’ (top right)

Step 5: click search again, type in ‘appsync’. The only result you should get is ‘AppSync'(see screenshot). Click this and press install

Step 6: Exit Cydia, and click the new installous icon. Click settings (bottom right). Change ‘Install Method’ to dirty. Toggle ‘iTunes Sync’ to On

Step 7: Download the tomtom app here: . If you don’t know how to use bittorrent (if you’re lost on what to do with the file) you’re in way over your head. But you made it this far so click here:

Step 8: Drag the app you just downloaded into iTunes

Step 9: Plug your iphone into your computer, it should now sync the app. this can take up to 40 minutes

Step 10: Unplug iPhone and run the tomtom app!


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    • Mr wendall
    • 09/21. 2010 7:40pm

    How do you get live traffic to work when ever I hit the button it says connecting to server but never connects

  1. ?

  2. I love tomtom

  3. Hi there, just doing some browsing for my TomTom website. Amazing the amount of information on the web. Wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, but good site. Take care.

    • Mils
    • 11/06. 2010 7:19pm

    Hi do you know of any way to upgrade a downloaded version of tom tom from 2009? The new versions in the AppStore look entirely different with more features. Thanks

    • Dreamz
    • 11/16. 2010 5:34am

    Some one please help I downloaded the tom-tom app but I can’t find ‘install method’ in settings ? Also I have installed it but can’t find anywhere on the phone same problem with 2 games ?

    • .-*-.-* TONY *-.-*-.
    • 12/07. 2010 11:51am

    perfect !! just perfect

    • Derek
    • 12/11. 2010 10:59am

    I am going to test run this to see if i can get the app to load on my ipod touch… if it at least loads, i may consider jailbreaking my phone to get it

    • Yalan
    • 12/20. 2010 9:15pm

    after the jail break, how can i download Tom-Tom for free please?

    Thanks for helping.

    • Leah
    • 12/22. 2010 4:39pm

    how long does it take to load???

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  5. Very very informative, thanks for clearing up some issues for me! 🙂

    • Caatje
    • 02/08. 2011 2:45am

    How can I put new voices on this TomTom?

  6. There is a entire sub-marketplace inside the area of the cellular telephone industry area connected to the jailbreak or unlocking of the mobile phones so that they can be used on any mobile network, and current Supreme Court choices in the USA handed down have confirmed that the jailbreak market is legal and genuine. That is, finish-consumer customers are very within their legal rights to do what they want to their mobile mobile phone handset to allow the cell phone to function on other network carriers which is normally known as jailbreak or unlocking the network block.
    Learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone

    • Jim
    • 03/15. 2011 8:39am

    Awesome, thanks a lot 😀

    • Naomi
    • 04/20. 2011 3:32am

    Hi great info, but can you send me a link to where I can get tomtom for the UK as the link above is only for the US! I’ve jailbroken the phone and now just need to find the where to download the correct tomtom app.

    Thanks x

    • Dan
    • 05/05. 2011 6:18pm

    Hi Naomi,
    You can get it from
    just search tomtom in and you’ll find a lot more than just the UK.

    • chrissy
    • 05/23. 2011 12:56pm

    i am downloading tomtom uk from but once downloaded how do i transfer on to my iphone?

    • sam
    • 06/05. 2011 4:02pm

    wpould also like to know how to tranfer the above file to iphone 4 – the same way as explained above with installous?

    • ??
    • 06/07. 2011 6:43pm

    There are tons of websites that simply make stupid information,but yours are different , I am so happy to read your post;2

    • joe
    • 06/16. 2011 11:41am

    i downloaded and followed instructions, but cant put files into itunes. Help!

  7. Interesting point of view. Btw, nice webdesign!

    • Arthur
    • 06/30. 2011 4:00pm

    Great !! This really worked !! Fantastic !!

    Thanks you !!

  8. Followed your instructions and works perfect!! was already jailbroken so just installed the 2 you said and downloaded the 1.6 version of tom tom.

  9. Yep, worked perfectly! Many thanks for this info really appreciated it!!

    • Marcio Cruz
    • 08/13. 2011 11:21pm

    great post
    works like a charm

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    • Dimitar
    • 10/10. 2011 3:13am

    Thanks a lot mate you make me very happy

  16. Do you think that apple is not going to be that strong in the post steve jobs era?

    • Mayon =P
    • 01/28. 2012 4:28am

    I want to put the app in iTunes but I can’t !
    Please help me !

    • Bradly Wynn
    • 01/29. 2012 11:34pm

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    • neil
    • 02/01. 2012 12:14pm

    hi mate i am neil,my iphone 4s is already jail break when i try to download tomtom through installous the file is there but when i click on download it gives me an error message all the time.

  17. Very good, beneficial facts. My iphone 4 is now fully jailbroken and i have a performing Cydia image on the home screen. Continue to keep up the good work!

    • Keeza
    • 03/21. 2012 2:47am

    Forget TomTom, download IGO Primo. Much better interface, can search with only the street name without the town/suburb (that’s awesome).

  18. So I’m having trouble using the mac program on my computer…probably because I have windows like most of American…

    • Lonnie Chien
    • 04/15. 2012 9:53am

    Does this work 100% dev team haven’t stated any unlock for 04.11.08 yet ?

    • Anastasia Sanson
    • 04/15. 2012 10:32am

    Kinda pointless if I can’t get the file without a jailbreak.

    • olivier
    • 05/08. 2012 5:39am

    Good post. Some comments:

    – On my jailbroken IP4, there are 2 Installous showing after search. The 1st one fails, the second one works.

    – After installing and running Installous I did directly a search for Tomtom and dowloaded on the iPhone.

    – Worked like a charm and avoided me using the computer and itune.

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    • martyn
    • 09/02. 2012 2:58pm

    how long dows it take to demagnatize mine has been going for 5 hrs lol

    • Igor cro
    • 11/04. 2012 6:10am

    Dont use magnet links then

    • Igor cro
    • 11/04. 2012 6:11am

    Some files take too long to demagnet so i use regular DL links

    • Igor cro
    • 11/04. 2012 6:12am

    Can i use information sharing? Will they know i use Installuous version? And: does inapp purchases work with tt?

    • 12/27. 2012 3:44am

    This blog post Complete guide to getting the TomTom iPhone app working for
    free –, contains genuinely great advice and I
    learned exactly what I was basically hoping for. Thanks.

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