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  1. That makes total sense and yes, this is exactly the same popup window that I got in Dutch (Man, never would have expected that this forum would improve everyone's language skills right ). I suggest that @maunav90 gets back to us and let us know in detail whether that was the case and/or how he resolved the issue. In any case, it all worked brilliantly and without a glitch for my father's AVIC-F930BT (maps upgraded from 2011=>2019, firmware upgraded to 8.000) , so thanks for all the efforts @RonS, @godzilla and @spoon1 , also on behalf of my happy father ! I even hooked up his relatively new Samsung smartphone to Bluetooth in the car while I was at it. That was also a real eye-opener for him, and it was clear that this will result in safer driving.
  2. Quick response: I updated my father's AVIC-F930BT this evening, and everything was successfull (I'll share a more detailed document accompanied by screenshots later on). So please be informed that - in my case at least - it accepted the 'PASSWORDPASSWORD' combination without complaining, and completed the upgrade in about 20-30 minutes time. Perhaps it is worth mentioning that I got a different message about the password. In Dutch of course, and it stated 'Geef het wachtwoord van Pioneer in om door te gaan met de update. Druk op annuleren om update te stoppen'. I was offered 3 options 'Yes', 'No' and 'Cancel', and chose 'Yes'. That seems very different than what @maunav90 got in Italian ('Inserire password nuovamente?') , which seems to suggest a question to CHANGE the password, not to merely enter it.. Final note: I came from a 2011 (hence very old) firmware. Could that be the difference here between what I got and what @maunav90 got ? Basic steps that I followed (based upon the guide from @spoon1 and input from @RonS as well on how to proceed): - Prepare SD-cards (#1 with ShortFuse hack files, 2 Gb minimum/FAT32-formatted and #2 with 2019 map update (see files shared by @godzilla, 8 Gb minimum/FAT32-formatted) - Install SD1 and install the ShortFuse hack - Install SD2 and install the 2019 map data (note: firmware device updates were automatically installed after the 2019 map data was loaded successfully) - Prepared/Reused SD1 for the TTS (Voice) files and chose/installed the navigation voice language (in my case Dutch) from the menu IMPORTANT NOTES: - Since the AVIC-F930BT is a "MY2011" device, there was no need to modify or manipulate the CARDINFO file. In other words: I simply included/recursively copied the one from the 2019 Map Update ZIP file that @godzilla shared with us already. Obviously, the ShortFuse hack will do the magic trickery already, and there's no need to modify the CARDINFO file either.
  3. @spoon1 Ah, that's right, I understand, I forgot for a moment that you already had the 2019 maps for some time... Thx for reminding us. Great that you shared the other detailed info, that will surely help others (including myself :-)) ) as well. I wil descibe the process on my end as well (AVIC-F930BT, hence a "MY2011" device) when I get to that and share it here. Take care.
  4. @godzilla Thanks for sharing, I've already downloaded the files and need to follow up and test it on my father's AVIC-F930BT in the next couple of days. I'll let you guys know the results and create a document with some instructions and screenshots while I'm at it. Before that, I'll have to revisit and carefully read all the instructions and info on the RonS hack method for the CARDINFO file, but I'm sure I'll manage to do that. @spoon1 Thx as well. I'll check out your info and locate/use your guide on doing this as well. Do I read from your message that you also successfully used the 2019 maps on your MY2011 device provided by Godzilla yesterday ? Or were you referring to successfully using the 2017 maps provided before ? (Procedure shouldn't be different for 2019 vs 2017 maps as we have learned, but anyway, just curious....) @intranetten Wow, that's quick, great feedback, I think you must be the first to report back success (or perhaps spoon1 beat you to it, when using the 2019 maps that is.... :-)) ). Could you perhaps share a quick overview of what you did in terms of the steps involved ? Did you simply use the available instructions in this thread and was it a straightforward process, or did you run into any issues ? BTW: Did you update the firmware of the device as well (I hope I understood correctly that new firmware is shipped with the map update as well)
  5. That's great news God, thanks for the quick response. I'll personally be able to download/execute/experiment/test myself somewhere in the forthcoming weekend(s) with the AVIC-F930BT device of my father. I'll post the results once that has been completed so that all will benefit. Meanwhile take care, we'll get this thing going together....
  6. @intranetten Thanks for your donation to this project. It all may have taken more time than expected, but I personally am still confident that Godzilla will deliver as promised. @Corvus This thread is very much alive and kicking, we're merely waiting for the 2019 map to arrive at Godzilla @godzilla Any clues on the status of the shipment ? May I suggest contacting HERE NL, and signalling that the package has still not arrived, and presumably is 'missing in action'. You've waited for 4 weeks now to no avail; I think it would be more than fair for them to check the delivery status and/or send you another card for free. Thanks.
  7. Thanks for the status update Godzilla, I have recently had the same experience with orders to be shipped from Amazon UK to NL (packages arriving up to almost 4 weeks late, and even a package not arriving at all, for which I received a refund last week since also amazon.co.uk now considers it 'missing in action'....). Bottom line is that COVID-19 affects everything we do. The virus is completely indifferent to your background, location, religion and also how much money you own, so we're literally all in the same boat, and we'll simply have to wait it out and hope for the best... Anyway, when it comes to the Pioneer maps, let's be patient while we wait for the package to (hopefully) arrive. And euhm, feel free to let me know if I can help out or reach out in any way, e.g. in the thinking process, comparing, testing, making instructions or otherwise, OK ? I am more than happy to help where I can. I will at least share my experiences with regard to the AVIC-F930BT when I've reached the stage to try it all out, so hopefully others will be able to benifit from that knowledge. Meanwhile, I wish you all the best and all the health in the world, as well as good luck with your recovery; there's (much) more important things in this world to worry about than those darn Pioneer maps....
  8. Thats clear and no secret. Please don't forget that this is how Godzilla introduced himself at the start of this thread. Also, there's nothing against having a business to make a living and combining that with forum activities to help out others. Again, let's wait a bit more (eg one week from now) to allow Godzilla to get back in touch, given the fact that spoon1 has offered his help (I am also prepared to help out with testing/making instructions etc). Depending on that we can determine the steps to further progress and complete this project I see the following options currently: 1. Godzilla completes the project within a reasonable timeframe from now 2. Godzilla forwards the donated amount to spoon1 and spoon1 (eg with the help of others, eg myself) completes it
  9. @spoon1: I agree, let's wait some more days for Godzilla to contact us for updates, and then take action accordingly depending on the outcome. Thanks for being on top of this issue as well and providing your assistance. In the end, you're just trying to help out the community as well. @godzilla: Can you please provide a 'sign of life'. I'm sure all will understand your situation, as long as you provide a quick status update about what's going on currently. Thanks !
  10. @spoon1 Thanks for your quick response and info ! It sounds more than logical and reasonable to me that you get compensated for your costs and efforts to make this work by the community. It will also save Godzilla a bunch of work and will bring him 'into the shades and out of the sun' and have him concentrate on revalidation after the operation, which sounds better than having to focus on non-health threatening things like the latest Pioneer maps that we're all after here .... @godzilla Does this sound like a sensible plan to you as well ? Can you please let us know and contact spoon1 to forward/share any donations on behalf of all who donated to/with you ? Thanks !
  11. Welcome to this forum rjs. Please refer to the discussion between Rons and spoon1 dating back from 7/10/2019. There was some "unfinished business" there if I recall this correctly: spoon1 has indicated that he owned both the F40BG and an F10BT, and that he got the 2019 maps working on at least the first, but he hasn't confirmed back whether the same applied to the F10BT, as far as I can judge at least... @spoon1 : Can you please let us know whether or not you were successfull in using (one of) the cardinfo files that RonS provided on 7/10/2019 for the F10BT to get the 2019 maps working on that device ? If yes, my suggestion would be to get in touch with / team up with Godzilla on this (since Godzilla aims for the same result) and also settle the efforts (costs/donations) between the two of you and share the 2019 maps with all of us (donors and non-donors). If no, then that also provides valueable info, since we will then have to wait a bit more on Godzilla, which will hopefully do the magic :-))
  12. Hi Godzilla, hi All, Quick intro: I am completely new on this site, but I was happy to have found this forum thread. I am helping out my 76-year old father with an outdated (2010/2011 maps/fw) AVIC-F930BT. In addition to that, in my own car I use an AVIC-F88DAB (great device as well, it includes 'lifetime' maps) I also found and downloaded the 2017-map/fw update and RonS' instructions on the Shortfuse hack method, and will give that a try and share my experiences. Then, I am highly interested as well in the 2019 map version. As such, and in order to appreciate your 'blood, sweat and tears' beforehand (believe me, I know where you're coming from, being a 'hard core techie' myself....), I've also just made a donation. I hope that you'll be able to pick up work on this sometime soon in this crazy world we're living in right now, but please always mind your health before everything else. Meanwhile, we should all patiently wait and hope that it will work this time around as well. ( Patience is a virtue which comes naturally to some, but not for the majority of people is my personal experience... Haha, believe me, I know how to be patient: I've supported the Atari VCS through Indiegogo back in the spring/summer of 2018, and am hoping to actually receive the device some time this summer or late 2020 :-)) ) Last but not least, I would be more than happy to share my results (in text and pictures) on the upcoming 2019 update, as soon as the process is there to try it out that is, so that we can all benefit from it. Perhaps I can even contribute to the technical thinking/execution process. I'll keep an eye on this thread in any case... In the meantime, take care/stay healthy out there !