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  1. The AVIC Development Mod

    Any insight if older NEX units can have software updates to "wireless" platform(s)?
  2. The AVIC Development Mod

    Anyone tested this thread's mods, and know if they apply to the 2018 "wireless" platform(s)? E.g. AVIC-W8400NEX., et al
  3. Avic z120 speaker wiring question

    Have you looked into a digital signal processor?
  4. USA/Canada RedLight and Speedcam POI

    If anyone is using this today -- are the files from 2008 still fairly current today (2017)? (I want to know if it is worth trying to get this working on an AVIC-Z150BH.) If it is not current enough, are there updates? Any information is appreciated. Thanks.
  5. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    I'm guessing nezfotnemom installed the file before compressing them. Again, I haven't had a chance to do any analysis of the files but noticed the timestamps changed for the folders when the files were uncompressed.
  6. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    See RonS's post quoted above -- he asks an excellent question. Files (or bit-sized flag information) can be hidden from the user and creating an ISO image could grab everything -- this may be a red herring (or TMI) but is interesting. One thing I noticed as far as a very rough comparison between what I bought and installed and what was posted was directories (folders) did not retain the time stamps, et al. I.e. the folders show the date and time they were uncompressed.
  7. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    I think you should give RonS's idea a try -- it sounds interesting and I'm very curious if it works. Anyway, the following link is the cable (It was used for the iPhone 4S and earlier 30 pin connections -- replaced by the lightning connector -- but worked on the AVIC-X850BT before the module came out for later iPhones/iPods): http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/Accessories/Smartphone-and-iPod-Cables/CD-IU201N Crutchfield has it for $1.99: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130IU201N/Pioneer-CD-IU201N.html?tp=120&awkw=75621747145&awat=pla&awnw=g&awcr=47439289465&awdv=c
  8. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    Excellent question -- I was not able to read it on a PC or a MacOS system. Your described method may be what's needed -- where do I find more information on this? Thanks.
  9. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    It depends what you have for connections and which head unit you have. I have both the AVIC-Z150BH and AVIC-X850BT units, purchased the map update, have a 30 pin iPhone connector -- used to copy file to via USB connection, and Service Mode. The following are steps I used to copy my files: 1) Boot into Service Mode (a.k.a. test mode)*. 2) Eject SD Card with Service Mode key. 3) Insert Map Update. 4) Connect 8 GB USB drive via 30 Pin iPhone USB connection. 5) Copied the files with Service Mode utilities. If you have more specific questions, you can PM me. * Please note: you have a lot of power in Service Mode, as you can delete files that could cause harm to your system, but you can also copy and backup files when testing and experimenting. The following link is the Service Mode key: http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/36681-avic-x50-hack-general-topic/page-2&do=findComment&comment=269957
  10. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    Do you have your SD card locked or unlocked? It is supposed to be unlocked.
  11. I am busy with several projects and working with the AVIC-Z150BH and AVIC-X850BT units and every time I switch units in the same vehicle, i.e. remove power, I go through the task of resetting all my presets on AM, FM, and SiriusXM (special HD1-4 stations on the Z150BH), et al, and want to know if anyone is backing these up through Service Mode (a.k.a. test mode). I'm guessing all the WinCE based units are fairly similar. Any help or information is appreciated. Thanks.
  12. The process for installing the update is different from the process of retrieving the files. Retrieving* the files is more likely more technical and irrelevant to installing them. The following link is the installation process information: http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/82414-2016-maps-are-out-for-avic-z150bh-avic-x950bh-avic-x850bt-avic-x8510bt/?p=340669 * I think nezfotnemom plans to do both the retrieving the files and installing them thus proving the installation of the non-standardized process works. And, after that (s?)he plans to post a new thread in the Hacks/Mods Subforum of both the X Series and Z110BT/Z120BT/Z130BT/Z140BH/Z150BH forums. It's complete. The following link is the project: http://avic411.com/i...50/#entry340994
  13. Possibly, but more, maybe much more, work would need to be done. Start a new posting if you think you're interested in trying to learn how to do this. And, being that this has not been done here -- http://http://avic411.com/ -- publicly that I'm aware of yet, it should be started in the Hacks/Mods area: http://avic411.com/index.php?/forum/47-hacksmods/ Please keep this thread on topic. Thanks.
  14. You can definitely copy the files before installing on the unit but as far as testing I have not done this yet, but I think it should work fine. It is a bit of a process to copy the files (~45 minutes).
  15. F50BT map update

    It shows the 2016 updates have been released for these units*. The European AVIC-F50BT is equivalent/similar to Canadian/U.S.A/Puerto Rican AVIC-Z150BH. My understanding is that these maps are updated every two years. As far as a rare device, I'm not sure that's true; however, it is an older device and the focus is on newer units. You are correct that there is not much focus on these devices because these were the only series that were released with the architecture on the WinCE platform before being changed to another architecture and OS. Anyway, you may want to also look for information on AVIC-X950BH (European AVIC-F950BT) and AVIC-X850BT (European AVIC-F850BT), et al. References: Pioneer AVIC-F50BT, F950DAB, F950BT and F850BT http://www.pioneer-car.eu/eur/products/avic-f50bt/support http://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/uploaded_files/Pioneer%20AVIC-F950.pdf * 2016 European Map Update for Pioneer AVIC-F50BT, F950DAB, F950BT and F850BT: http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Navteq-NavteqEurope-Site/en_GB/-/GBP/ViewStandardCatalog-Browse?&CatalogCategoryID=I4wKCghBC8oAAAFHxm9tuwHJ&&ShowAllProducts=YES& Upgrade Instructions and Operation Manual Addendum (T1000-24303): http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/intershop.static/WFS/Navteq-Site/Navteq/en_US/documents/Pioneer/CRD4971-A_artwork.pdf 2016 Map update post for Canadian/U.S.A/Puerto Rican of similar models (i.e. AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-X850BT, AVIC-X8510BT): http://avic411.com/index.php?/topic/82414-2016-maps-are-out-for-avic-z150bh-avic-x950bh-avic-x850bt-avic-x8510bt/