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  1. z150bt and chromecast

    @kofifi, I tested the Google ChromeCast 2 with the AVIC-Z150BH yesterday and it did work for casting videos from YouTube to the head unit. And, the sound came through the automobile speaker system. I was hoping to use AppRadio wirelessly and this also worked but it was quirky. For example, the phone displayed the ChromeCast slash/sleep screen and the phone displayed the AppRadio screen. If I recall correctly you could touch either the phone or head unit's screen in the respective area of the phone's screen and it registered the taps. Anyone else playing with this on the Z series head units?
  2. This is the service manual for the AVIC-Z150BH & AVIC-F50BT units. Request for Help If you're interested in helping, please let me know. Also, if you've already done the modifications listed below, and can share insight, that would also be appreciated. This should work for the 1) AVIC-Z150BH, 2) AVIC-X950BH, 3) AVIC-X850BT, and 4) AVIC-X8510BT units -- and the respective European equivalents. Modification Goals I want to do the following two items: 1) Remove the caution screens (a.k.a. nag screens); and, 2) Remove the message on the backup camera. I plan on updating this post as progress is made screen.. AVIC-Z150BH_AVIC-F50BT_Service_Manual-NM.pdf
  3. 2018 Maps are out for AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-X850BT, and AVIC-X8510BT units. https://hereshop.navigation.com/product/Catalog/Catalog_Pioneer_AVIC-Z150BH/Pioneer-MY13-North-America-2018-T1000-26752/sku/T1000-26752/en_US/HERENA/USD
  4. 2018 European Map Update for Pioneer AVIC-F50BT, F950DAB, F950BT and F850BT https://hereshop.navigation.com/sku/T1000-26751/en_GB/HEREEMEA/GBP
  5. The installation took about 45 minutes and reboots to Platform Version 4.00, Application Version 4.00, Map Data 4.000000, Search Data 4.000000, Mecha Version The attachment has the manual (T1000-26752): 2018 Pioneer MY13 High Manual.pdf
  6. 2018 Maps are out for AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, AVIC-X850BT, and AVIC-X8510BT units. https://hereshop.navigation.com/product/Catalog/Catalog_Pioneer_AVIC-Z150BH/Pioneer-MY13-North-America-2018-T1000-26752/sku/T1000-26752/en_US/HERENA/USD
  7. The AVIC Development Mod

    Any insight if older NEX units can have software updates to "wireless" platform(s)?
  8. 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
  9. Avic z120 speaker wiring question

    Have you looked into a digital signal processor?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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