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  1. Use a smaller SD (try 4 or 8 GB) and format it on a PC. I can't think of any other possible issues - assuming you correctly followed the instructions in post #1. BTW, you don't put the zip file on the SD. You un-zip it and put the extracted files on it.
  2. advanced topic: hidden debug menus

    First, you didn't state your model. Second, this is an obsolete thread that hasn't been touched in 8 yrs. Assuming you have one of the covered AVIC models, I suggest you get someone who is "smart on downloading programs" and follow these simple instructions: Security Password Removal Script
  3. I just did a binary file comparison between the 2019 (v8) navi.exe and the 2017 (v7). They seem to be just re-compiled from the same source. So the same patch address should work. I patched it and attached here. Is someone brave enough to try? Use the same instructions as for the 2017 Nag Screen Removal, but use this file instead. 2017 No-Nag patch Instructions Use section 2 only. Do not try to install the old v7 Navi.exe. They have different internal version numbers. Navi.exe
  4. Not random. There are two complete sets of firmware on the unit (PRG0 and PRG1). When the unit installs a map update, it alternates overwriting one of them. It should overwrite the oldest. This is controlled by the presence or absence of /USER/PRG.FLG. From memory, it works something like this: When the unit is brand new, PRG0 and PRG1 are identical and PRG.FLG does not exist. The next map update overwrites PRG1 and creates PRG.FLG. The next time the unit is updated, it sees that PRG.FLG exists and overwrites PRG0 then deletes PRG.FLG. Then this cycle repeats ........ I don't know why only you seem to be having problems installing the hack. In the future you could edit the script on your PC to remove the section where it creates backup copies of those files by writing them to the SD.
  5. That error is probably because the SD was write-protected (or some other problem the script had while writing to the SD). The 2017 hack overwrote both copies (PRG0 and PRG1) of RenewalIFLib.dll, and installing the 2017 maps overwrote one of them with an "un-hacked" version. As long as PRG0 has the hacked version, you can get away without re-running the ShortFuse hack. Odds are 50/50 it will work. You got lucky. It all depends on how many updates have been installed over the life of the head-unit.
  6. Sorry, I don't know anything about the MRZ series. I see lots of posts regarding them (mostly about changing the language), but it isn't an area of interest for me.
  7. According to Italian section of the map installation manual, the prompt to enter the password is preceded with this screen: I don't speak or read Italian (or Dutch), but this is probably equivalent to what you described for your installation. After responding "Si", it prompts the user to enter the password. I think the image @maunav90 posted is after he entered "PASSWORDPASSWORD" and it was rejected. So it was asking the user to re-enter the password. I suspect that he never (or incorrectly) installed the Shortfuse hack, so the password it was expecting was the "real" one registered for this unit's serial number. Not the hacked one "PASSWORDPASSWORD".
  8. It won't work on a NEX unit. Totally different systems. Try this method: Alternate method - service password screen.
  9. F10BT Maps and or firmware

    "Here" is the official supplier of Pioneer maps. I'm not sure what your question is. It says clearly on the Here map page (in your link) that it is 2019 map, and is a "map of Europe", and it works for AVIC-F10BT. Keep in mind that the maps are often 1 yr old when they are released as an update product. So it won't be up-to-the-minute.
  10. No power to unit

    All double-din units mount the same, but the trim removal for each model vehicle will be different. If it isn't obvious how yours is removed you'll probably need to post question on some forum for your specific make.
  11. No power to unit

    There's a 10A fuse on the back of the unit. If you don't have an installation manual, you should download one. AVIC-X930BT_InstallationManual040511.pdf What is a "main fuse"? You need to check check that both power wires have 12VDC (red=switched, yellow=constant). They would be on two separate circuits - so two fuses. A voltage/multi meter would be useful. However, I suspect someone screwed-up when replacing the car battery. Maybe + and - wires got switch or shorted. You don't normally blow a fuse when properly replacing a battery. If something did that, it could easily of fried sensitive electronics.
  12. Z140bh Bluetooth Audio Problem

    Although my old Nexus 5 worked fine with 3.32 firmware, I had to roll-back my BT firmware to 3.24 get my Samsung Note 10+ to work right.
  13. Remove that file (\NAND\SYSTEM\SECURITY\SECURITY.DAT) and the password will go away. Just to be safe, copy it somewhere first.
  14. So you had a backup with /USER, including PRG0 and PRG1? That's good. I'd keep that SD in a safe place. One thing I forgot to mention. After a firmware update, if something isn't working - try disconnecting all power to the unit for 30 seconds. Easiest way is to disconnect the battery. Alternatively, pull the fuses for both the yellow and red power wires. For an F920, I believe v2 was the original stock firmware. If so, the files in PRG0 and PRG1 should be identical. One thing you could try is to change the "current" program directory. You do this by adding or deleting (if already present) /USER/PRG.FLG (an empty file is OK - or just create a file on your PC named PRG.FLG and copy it to the F9220. Then reboot and see if it loads OK. At that point it would be running the backup version. If it doesn't load OK, there is something wrong with the currently active PRG files or an issue with the physical storage. Either way, you could try installing 2017 maps (after running shortfuse if necessary). Unless you are not running stock Pioneer firmware or there is some hardware problem, this should work.
  15. First, get an 8GB SD and make a backup of /USER so you can recover from any mistakes. Also, if you have the original SD that you used to install the Shortfuse hack, save it. It would have the original APL\RenewalIFLib.dll files found in PRG0 and PRG1. Next, when you said "avic-f9220bt. v2.0", I assume you mean your old firmware was v2.0. At first I thought you were saying there was a V2 hardware. I also assume that F9220bt is the same hardware as f920bt. What do you mean by "used test mode to use backup"? Did it boot back into the old firmware OK? I don't have an answer to why V7.0 isn't running. I don't know much about the F series in general and the F9220bt in particular. But I think there must of been some other changes/hacks made on your unit.