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  1. Before doing anything major I'd try switching to the backup firmware. The AVIC headunits have to firmware copies. So whenever the firmware is updated, the older one is preserved. The one that gets executed at boot time is controlled by whether PRG.FLG exists. You can force it to use the backup version using that file. Boot into (Super)Testmode. Navigate to the USER directory. If a file named PRG.FLG exists, delete it. (it is just an empty file). If PRG.FLG doesn't exist, add one by creating an empty file on your PC, copy it to the TestMode SD, then boot into TestMode and copy PRG.FLG
  2. If it's so easy, why not just post the method here so everyone can benefit? I can think of one reason, but since there's already posted some free fixes, there's not much profit to be had.
  3. First, its not clear what file you are referring to. Mine, or the pionara post immediately above yours. Regardless, the files are still available, but you must be registered to download files hosted on avic411. Since you are now registered, try again.
  4. Bluetooth issues have been known to happen after the BT update. Often they are fixed by disconnecting the car's battery for 30 seconds. In my case (Samsung Note - Android) I had to go to an older version of the BT firmware from the 2013 update.
  5. Since this was a pre-installed headunit I have no idea what the previous owner might of done to hack it. If it is running some hacked firmware like Condi's Hackmode, I can't help. Remove anything in the SD slot behind the screen just in case. There's no other user replaceable SD within the unit. Normally, the SD is just used for playing media files (audio and movies). It is also used to install firmware and boot into TestMode. It isnt necessary for normal operation. These units don't ask for an update on their own. There's no external data connection. So if it asked to update something, i
  6. Has this unit ever had a map/software upgrade? Some functions will not accept input if the parking brake is not detected. It sounds like you are saying that you can select the language so it might not be a parking brake problem. Just some random things to consider: Did the thief disturb and of the electrical wiring? Is there an anti-theft system in the truck? Did you have aftermarket HIDs installed? Did it ask you for a password when it booted? IIRC, the headunit only asks for language selection on a full reset. Disconnecting the battery only resets a few things. but not the languag
  7. Please describe the exact problem and how you got there. This isn't a common problem AFAIK. Is this the first time you've upgraded? Also, is the parking brake set (or the parking brake been correctly bypassed)?
  8. To be safe, don't put them on the same card at the same time. You don't need two SDs. You can install ShortFuse then format and re-use the same card for the map update.
  9. Security Password Removal Script for Z110/120/130/140, x920/930/940 &
  10. Security Password Removal Script for Z110/120/130/140, x920/930/940 & similar F series
  11. Find a 4 or 8 GB SD. The AVIC boot loader isn't very sophisticated. I don't know what the max volume it can handle.
  12. If you are referring to the "Quick Access" menu option for Day/Night Display, all it does is let you toggle between Day or Automatic. It works as described in the user manual. Automatic requires the Illumination wire to be connected. There is no Night mode setting Also there is no hack to change the way it works. It isn't worth the time it would take a skilled hacker to figure out how - just for you. The solution is to correctly install the unit in your car. It is very easy to install the head-unit correctly. It may be possible to find that unconnected wire by looking under the dashboard
  13. The Night Mode setting only has two options Automatic (dark background and dim when your lights are on) Day (always bright with light background) First Go to Settings / Map Settings / Day Night Display then make sure you have selected Automatic mode. Otherwise it will always be in Day mode. Now turn on your lights. If it still is always in Day mode, your Illumination wire is not properly connected. You can also test if it is connected by going to Settings / Navi Settings / Connection Status. The Illumination status should say "On" when the car's lights are on, and "Off"
  14. I am not sure what you are trying to say. This thread has all the help you should need. You should ask a specific question if you don't understand something about the process.
  15. Sorry, what device is asking for a pass code? The phone or the head unit? It doesn't sound like this has anything to do with anti-theft security. Sounds like you are being asked for your Bluetooth password/pin. If pairing from your phone, it would be asking for the code on the AVIC (default is 1111). It is in the BT headunit's settings and is user configurable. But you'd need to get into BT settings. Are you also locked-out of other functionality? For example, can you enter a destination address in Nav? If not, the problem is your parking brake not connected correctly. You can also t
  16. The download works fine. You must be a member to download any files hosted by avic411. Since you've now joined, try again.
  17. Why install this extremely old version. The last US/Can release was 2017. While that is still kind of old, it is 4 yrs newer that 2013. The updates are not incremental, you only need to install the most recent. To address your question, I'd suggest doing a factory reset by disconnecting the battery for about 30 seconds. It should prompt you for language when you restart the unit. If English is not one of those choices, you'd better learn Spanish But do install 2017. Look at the 2017 upgrade thread. Install the Shortfuse hack to disable the upgrade's password check. Then install the
  18. Not enough info to provide much advice. What is the map firmware version? What is the bluetooth firmware version? What phone do you have? Have you tried initiating BT pairing on the Z920BT? (in the BT menu) You would need to make your phone discoverable. Also, some phones have trouble with the last Pioneer BT firmware (IIRC V3.32). Downgrading to 3.24 might fix it. V3.24
  19. A couple ideas. It sounds like you are initiating the pairing from the iPhone. I usually do it from the headunit. I don't have an iPhone but I assume you can (in the phone's BT settings) make the phone discoverable. Then go to the headunit BT settings and search for the iPhone. You'll probably need to enter the headunit's pin on the phone. That code is visible in the AVIC BT settings. Next thing to try when having pairing problems is to do a cold boot of the AVIC by disconnecting the car battery for around 30 seconds. Worth a shot. This often fixes problems after an AVIC firmware up
  20. As pionara stated, that is a symptom of the parking brake not being detected as engaged. Either it isn't set, or it isn't wired correctly. Did it ever work? Who installed it? Is it a new-to-you vehicle? To be clear, the OP's problem has nothing to do with Bluetooth. The headunit will not allow the user into some of the menu screens while driving so it forces the driver to engage the parking brake first. Another symptom is that you can not enter a destination into the Nav. It only shows your current location on the map. So the headunit must detect that the parking brake is set. Ther
  21. As stated in the first post, the best method is here: Here! Installing Condi's Hackmode is dangerous and should not be done except by an expert.
  22. You can't just go by the file extension (avi, mpg. etc). That just indicates that it contains video and the actual compression type and resolution is indicated in the header record. I remember there were discussions here or in the X or Z series forums on settings for video codecs. They also mention PC programs to recompress and convert resolutions. Here is an example of one of those threads. I just searched for codec. Best video codec presets for F series
  23. Yes on 1&2. I'm in US so I can't help with 3&4. We don't need additional TTS and no speedcam support.
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