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  1. F20BT suddenly broke

    Here's the Z110-BT and F10BT Service Manual. Should be the same hardware as your F20BT. Z110-BT Service Manual
  2. No, the user is taking the shotgun approach for any ideas. See here
  3. F940BT password lost

    Or just run this: Security Password Removal Script for Z110/120/130/140, x920/930/940 & some older F series
  4. All settings accessible except Bluetooth

    Great. There's no new features in 2017, just more up-to-date maps (which might not be important in your area). I doubt you'll brick it, but sometimes weird things happen.
  5. All settings accessible except Bluetooth

    You might of read in that 2017 thread (or the Shortfuse thread), that the hack doesn't eliminate the password prompt during installation. It just shortcuts the password validation. You need to enter PASSWORDPASSWORD at the prompt. I have no idea why you can't enter anything with the touchscreen keyboard. Don't rerun the ShortFuse hack. All the hack does is replace a couple files in the AVIC (after copying the original ones to the SD). Rerunning it just overwrites the original files on the SD with the ones you installed the 1st time. So this destroys the backup. Not necessarily a problem since the old files aren't needed. I won't be available any more tonight.
  6. All settings accessible except Bluetooth

    Yes, look at this post and download the map update from the google drive link. First install the ShortFuse hack which diables the installation password validation. Read that thread's 1st post. Then Unzip the map and copy the files & directories to a FAT32 formatted SD. Are you sure Bluetooth worked for your brother?
  7. All settings accessible except Bluetooth

    Your photos show you are still running very old (4.x) maps/app firmware. Maybe try installing the latest (2017 v7.0) firmware and do a hard reset (disconnect battery). Then try updating BT through the settings menu. BTW, is this a new install? If you bought the HU it might of been one reason it was for sale.
  8. All settings accessible except Bluetooth

    If you can play a DVD or enter a destination in the NAV, then the PB bypass is not your issue. You can also check the PB status by viewing Settings/Navi Settings/Connection Status. If it shows the PB is On, then you have a hardware or firmware issue. There are some BT diagnostics in Testmode and I believe you can force-load BT firmware from TestMode. It is possible the BT module is defective. I remember someone years ago who had to replace it. That's all over my head, so I can't walk you through it.
  9. IIRC, your method also works with newer models - like NEX Series. So those users would be more likely to find it if there was also a link or thread in that sub-forum. My thinking is it would be cleaner to start a new thread. Makes the feedback less confusing. I can make it a "sticky" so it won't get lost.
  10. You're welcome. My Z110BT is still running strong.
  11. All I can think of is to try a different SD. Or maybe your SD reader in the unit is bad. Otherwise, I'm out of ideas.
  12. I can't imagine what you could do to prevent Testmode from working. Use the attached Testmode.key file (after unzip) on a FAT32 formatted SD, Insert the SD, then force a cold boot by disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds. After reconnecting, turn the ign on. SUPERTESTMODE.zip
  13. You must be doing something wrong. Hard to tell with so little info. Unzip Supertestmode.zip and place TESTMODE.KEY in the root of an empty FAT32 formatted SD. Best to use a 4GB or 8GB SD. The bootloader isn't very smart. If you can't boot into TestMode, you're out of luck. But I doubt your unit is totally bricked. You never said what failed or what you were trying to install. I hope it wasn't Condi's hack mode.
  14. No GPS warning

    Yes, between speed sensor, knowing whether the vehicle is going forward or reverse, and the inertial guidance (senses turns and even inclines) your GPS's dead reckoning will do a pretty good job estimating your vehicle's position. However it will eventually drift off. Last year while not actually navigating by GPS, I glanced at my map display and saw my car's position was on the wrong side of a river. However the speed and turns matched my driving. When I got home I had to re-position my GPS antenna to a better spot under my cowling - it seems it slipped too close to the firewall.