Qtek 9100 After an all night long installation trip πŸ™‚ I want to write some info/tips about this “easy” task.
The goal is to install TomTom 5.10 on a brand new Qtek 9100. This PDA/smartphone is a nice gadget with Windows Mobile 5 (the Windows Mobile 2003 “evolution”). All operations will be made trough ActiveSync 4.1.
The fighting plan, from the manual pages, is to install ActiveSync 4.1 downloaded from the Microsoft site on a fresh WindowsXP SP1, installing TomTom 5.1 and putting into PDA with ActiveSync. Easy.
Ok, but the TomTom installation wizard died before reaching the installation end on WindowsXP. Adding the SP2, changing hardware and trying previous ActiveSync versions will don’t help. Damn πŸ™‚ another simple operation that become a nightmare :)Making many searches on Google and after many experiments/combinations I have found this solution:

  • download the 5.10 upgrade from TomTom (you can find the ppcup510.zip or the ppcup510.exe version)
  • run the ppcup510.exe updater to uncompress it and launch setup.exe
  • minimize the installation wizard and do not end the process
  • leaving the wizard running will leave on the filesystem some installations temporary files
  • under nvappapp you can find four cab files to copy under a temporary folder on the Qtek 9100
  • at this point you can exit from the previous installation wizard
  • search into your TomTom installation media a file called language.cab (itaf.cab for Italian female voice, nor.cab for Norway voice, etc…) and copy it under the same temporary folder on the Qtek 9100
  • go on Qtek 9100 and with your file manager execute all five previous cab files with no particular preferred order
  • under programs, you can finally find the TomTom application installed and ready to run

That’s all. Usually, you can connect an external bluetooth GPS receiver using COM7 (the serial link over bluetooth). If you can’t see the TomTom shortcut on your today start page, go to start->settings->personal->today and under items tab, enable the TomTom flag.

This issue is generated by the great integration between TomTom, ActiveSync and Windows Mobile 5.
Impressive 😐


Chris · April 15, 2006 at 20:01

It is much easier then installing individual cabs. Simply copy the tomtom cd content onto your computer and run setup from there. It will not error out then and you can install it, then run the upgrade without issue.

A. Reisinger · May 9, 2006 at 13:57


And how can I install the maps? The normal setup won’t work here.


Paolo · May 9, 2006 at 19:32

Hi Armin,
from the installation menu, you can find an option to install on local hard disk folder. After this step you can copy the created folder into the Qtek memory card.

Right? πŸ™‚

alessandro · June 9, 2006 at 12:36

Ciao Paolo, non riesco ad installare le mappe. Come posso fare? Sono riuscito grazie al tuo aiuto ad installare il software. Che tipo di mappe devo installare?

Paolo · June 9, 2006 at 15:41

Ciao Alessandro, se non ricordo male, dovresti prendere il CD5 che contiene le mappe italiane, lanciare il setup (o attendere l’autorun) e scegliere di installare il tutto su Pocket PC e poi selezionare la scheda SD/MMC…
Dovresti poter anche solo installare le mappe in una directory qualunque, poi le copi dentro la scheda SD/MMC (o tramite un lettore di carte SD/MMC – soluzione + veloce) o via gli strumenti di trasferimento del Qtek.

MARIO · June 18, 2006 at 22:45

Scusa Paolo, ma non riesco a trovare il codice del dispositivo QTEK 9100, da inserire per la registrazione del Software (originale) sul sito

Mario · June 21, 2006 at 06:22

Ho risolto, grazie lo stesso

Paolo · June 21, 2006 at 09:41

Ciao Mario, potresti dire a tutti dove l’hai trovato il codice? Io onestamente non ricordo dove si trovava, dato che ho installato il software di un amico in una nottata delirante πŸ™‚ …

Sam · July 2, 2006 at 05:19

Thank you, and Molto Grazie, Great instructions Paolo,
just one more thing, for those wishing to copy the maps manually
be sure to copy them to a folder that is in the root directory of the storage card, eg StorageCardTOMTOM

Lello · August 28, 2006 at 17:43

Ciao ragazzi,
sono un po’ nei casini…non riesco a scaricarmi il file ppcup510 sia come zip che come exe.
Help me!!!!

Paolo · August 29, 2006 at 14:36

Ciao Lello,
pare che il file ppcup510 non sia piΓΉ reperibile. Ho fatto una rapida ricerca e dovrebbe andar bene il file ppcup510d.
Su questo link c’e’ sia l’exe che lo zip (link: http://www.tomtom.com/gpsnavigation/index.php?Page=faq&Language=1)

kristof · September 6, 2006 at 02:19

the Today application/shortcut does not show up … and when i use the old WZD.cab … it does nothing

Gerardo · October 20, 2006 at 12:59

Ciao vorrei sapere cosa devo fare per istallare il tom tom sul mio Qtek 9100

gerardo · October 28, 2006 at 19:59

Scusa Paolo non riesco a trovare il software per il mio palmare Qtek 9100 cosa mi consigli grazie .

Paolo · October 29, 2006 at 16:56

Ciao Gerardo, hai provato ad installare l’ultimo TomTom? Dato che e’ uscita l’ultima versione da poco (la 6 credo) dovrebbe funzionare perfettamente sui Qtek…

Nei centri commerciali non dovresti aver problemi a trovarlo, al massimo te lo ordinano. Credo che sia possibilie comprarlo anche direttamente sul sito.

Sara · February 6, 2007 at 12:08

buon giorno a tutti. AIuto! da quando ho accettato di aggiornare la versione del mio tomtom non riesco piΓΉ a connettere tomtom home al sito per downloads degli aggiornamenti o acquisti. Il messaggio di errore Γ¨ “errore di connessione o di rete”. Non se ne esce….

daniel · September 16, 2007 at 23:26

Ciao Paolo,

I have a Qtek 9100. I would like to set-up Tom Tom.

The 9100 does NOT come with a built-in GPS receiver, correct?

I understand I could integrate a bluetooth gps receiver.

Is there one such a thing as a miniSD gps receiver? What are my other options?

Paolo · September 17, 2007 at 09:55

Ciao Daniel,
you have to buy a GPS receiver bluetooth (it’s a wireless technology). You can search on ebay (or in some electronic shop/supermarket) for the receiver…
You can also buy the TomTom bundle (the software AND the receiver), take a look here for more informations…



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