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  1. Heads-up! The Navigation.com website now has the new 2017 maps for Z130BT, Z140BH, X930BT, X940BT and for earlier models Z110bt, Z120BT & X920BT. http://www.navigation.com I suggest reading the installation instructions found on the above website before installing. Note: I posted the same message in the X series forum and requested that they post any discussion on this update here. The F series guys (which use the same firmware but EU maps) usually are ahead of us on finding hacks, so keep an eye over there.
  2. Password AVH Reset

    You might try this. Service Password Method (worked on AVH4400NEX) Link to Service Password Method
  3. A simple way to permanently delete your unit's security password. No Condi Hackmode or TestMode needed. I wrote a simple script that will delete the security PASSWORD for most Win CE based F, Z, and X series units. I can't say whether it will work with the very old units, and it won't work with the model numbers ending in 50 or greater, or Nex units. If your model isn't included, look elsewhere (don't post here) -there's probably already a thread in the proper sub-forum for your unit. Format a smallish SD (32 GB or less) FAT32. Download and Unzip the attached file. Copy into the root of the SD the TestMode.key and ScriptExec.ini from my zip. No other files on the SD. Eject it from your PC and insert into your AVIC. If nothing happens after 5 seconds. turn off your ignition for a few seconds, then turn it on. You should see a prompt to press any key. Press any button (volume-+ or trk <,>). Done. Remove the SD and restart your unit. No more password. Note that the TestMode.KEY I use here is only used to run scripts. It will not put your unit into the Maintenance menu. Also note that the script copies your existing PASSWORD.DAT file to the SD - just in case. So make sure it is not write-protected. And a word of advice - In the future, don't set a password. It is no deterrent to a thief since there is no visible indicator that it has a password lock.(he will smash your window and destroy your dash regardless). Plus, he'll find this thread and unlock it. So save yourself the hassle a year from now when your car battery dies and you can't remember the password. Password Removal Script.zip
  4. Pioneer avic x930bt won't shut off!

    Here's a link to installation and user's manuals. AVIC-X930BT Manuals I don't think there's any settings that could cause this. Assuming it was installed correctly (2 separate circuits and fuses - one always hot and one hot with the accessories) then it might be something wrong with the car's ignition switch.
  5. Avic f840BT no settings

    I don't know. I'm sure somebody knows how to hook-up or bypass the parking brake for f840BT.
  6. Avic f840BT no settings

    You need to properly connect the parking brake sensor or bypass. If sensor is installed, you need the parking brake set in order to access many functions.
  7. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    For the 3rd time - the only way to change the language is a factory reset. See the manual. If you don't have one you can probably find one with a Google search.
  8. EU Maps update problem

    Did you do as II suggested in the other thread? Disconnect the battery for 30 seconds. Get the manual and find the section on Factory Reset. The power recycle resets some things but I don't think it allows you to reset the text language. There is table in the manual that defines 3 methods to reset the unit and what settings get cleared with each method. IIRC, you want to try method 2.
  9. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    I have no ideas. I don't use the EU firmware since I'm in the US. You should ask this question in the F-Series forum (probably in Hacks/Mods sub-forum). I think the greyed-out language is the one selected. You touch the one you want. You likely need a factory reset to get to that screen. Before doing that, I'd disconnect the battery for 30 seconds.
  10. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    Did you replace Cardinfo.cif on the SD with the one in my post (that you just quoted)? Since you have an F920bt, you must use that CardInfo.CIF. BTW. it is just a text file so any editor can view/edit it as long as it doesn't do any formatting. Cardinfo.cif must be 300 bytes.
  11. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    That script is only for when your headunit has been locked and requires a password to boot-up. It is an anti-theft security feature that usually happens when the car's battery is removed (or dies). It sounds like you want to run the Shortfuse script to allow installing a 2017 map update. That hack disables the validation of a unique password as part of the installation. When the 2017 maps get installed you just enter "PASSWORDPASSWORD" when prompted. Don't get this confused with the password required to unzip the archive after you download it. That one is defined in the first post of the thread.
  12. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    Too many things going on here. What password hack? You never said you were locked-out of your headunit. Did it say "Password Removal will start in 5 seconds..."? Maybe you meant the Shortfuse hack? It has a message that says "Installation will start in 5 seconds...". In either case, the SD must not be write-protected. If you are asking about the update installation password, you can back out by removing the SD and rebooting. So what are you trying to do? If it is the EU 2017 update, please post questions in that thread.
  13. 2016 Maps *WORKING* for X850 / X950 / Z150

    I personally have no place to host files. I doubt AVIC411 would since they could be held liable by Pioneer. Are you saying there will be a 2019 update for the x930? Any idea when? I stay out of cleaning-up condi-hackmode messes. It could be as simple as deleting the replacement navi.exe and renaming the old (saved) one back. Or, if you are just trying to recover from a failed install of 2017, put the super testmode.key on a SD or usb, put that in, and it should boot to testmode. Go into file maintenance, and remove the file: USER\SYSTEM\Download\StartKnd.log. This will kick the unit out of upgrade mode, and should restart into regular mode on next power up (remember to remove the TestMode SD). Another possibility is to add or remove /USER/PRG.FLG to tell the system to use the other program files.
  14. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    Assuming the F-series is like the US Z series, it requires moving an unused wire in the harness (or adding new wire), then grounding that one. If you can watch a DVD while driving (not a good idea except for testing), it is installed. It is possible that the wire is loose - either in the harness or the ground connection. That has been known to cause intermittent problems. The 2017 EU maps are here - New 2017 Release F20BT F30BT F40Bt F920BT F930BT F840BT Etc. It has BT version 3.32. Since you have an F920bt, you'll need to replace the CardInfo.cif file. The one I attached should work. If the update doesn't start, you can create your own reading through that long thread. CARDINFO.cif
  15. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    To just update the BT firmware, you can use either EU or US/CAN updates. I'm not 100% sure, but I think you need the parking brake on (or the PB bypass wired correctly) in order to configure BT (both pairing and firmware update).
  16. 2013 USA/CAN Maps Download

    It's in the 1st post. Download: 2013 Update Download (2.3GB) You unzip it and only copy the Firmware folder to the root of your SD card. But why not just install the 2017 update along with the newest BT firmware?
  17. If you mean Shortfuse, yes it is necessary. Cardinfo is only to identify which AVIC models the update supports. Since you have an F940, you should not change the Cardino.cif that comes with godzilla's files.
  18. I think that will do it. I don't remember when they switched support for traffic tuners. I think it was in the first update after 2010.
  19. The links I provided work. But those on Navigation.com are broken. Each release includes maps and firmware. I suggest you check the manual for specifics on support for iPhone and iTouch devices. If you are still running on the original Z110 firmware (IIRC it was v 1.xxx), you might have serious issues installing the 2017 update version posted in this thread (for Z130 & Z140). Some people with original Z110 firmware had odd problems related to the tuner. I suspect it is caused by drivers for a different traffic tuner that is no longer supported. I suggest that you install firmware specifically released for the Z110/Z120 to ensure you get the updated traffic tuner drivers (even if you don't use the new traffic tuner).
  20. It's an old problem for probably all Pioneer headunits. I assume you are using USB or SD media - not iPod. You can try using the technique described here: Sort order Yes it is a PITA! That's why I use my iTouch for all my MP3 files.
  21. If anyone tries the "SERVICE PASS OFF" method (a few posts above), please post your results and model info to verify it works. From the description it seems like this would be needed each time the unit is cold-booted (as when battery is removed) since it doesn't clear the password - just gets you past the password prompt. So if you go that route, I recommend that you print the instructions and keep them in the glove compartment.
  22. Not other than keep trying other things. Maybe disconnect your battery for a minute to force a cold boot. There some stuff in TestMode (there's several pages of options) to test Bluetooth and Program Forced Write can force a BT firmware update. Careful - there's some dangerous stuff there too. It could also be a hardware problem. I recall others that had similar problems. But repair is kind of expensive and for a unit this old it might not be worth it.
  23. Very unlikely that there's something wrong with the \Firmware files. Only a guess... Try a different (less <= 8 GB) SD. You only need the \Firmware files on it. BTW, what version were you updating from since this 3.32 version has been around for many years. No need to update unless you were running an old version.
  24. For those who have installed the 2017 release (v7.0), here is the Nag Screen Removal hack. Requires supertestmode.zip (unzip it; copy TESTMODE.KEY to your FAT32 SD). This should work for Z110, Z120, Z130, Z140, X920, X930, X940. It should also work for F-series comparable models and likely others that have v7.0 firmware. This is dangerous - especially for noobies. Make a backup of any files you change - in fact making a backup of all files under \USER is a good idea. Keep the original file(s) until you are sure everything is working correctly. It is very easy to accidentally delete files or whole directories in TestMode. Copying and Pasting files is a real PITA and is very error prone. I recommend watching the YouTube video by JasonH on using TestMode (even though he calls it HackMode for historical reasons). Do not install Hackmode! Note: Install the 2017 map update before installing this hack. Do not change the file on the 2017 installation SD. If you do, the installation will fail. You will get the dreaded "Wrong SD" error. Note: I have no way ATT to verify that the F series NAVI.EXE is the same binary, so it would be helpful if someone could verify the bytes below are correct at that location. If not, more research will be necessary. Make a copy of the NAVI.EXE file on the 2017 update SD (in \UPDATE\USER\PRG\APL) to patch. Then using a hex editor (such as HxD): at offset 0xBEC18 change 05 00 00 0A to 00 00 A0 E1 and save the file. HxD also has a binary file comparison that can be used to make sure that only the above 4 bytes were changed. Then use a separate SD with TESTMODE.KEY and the patched NAVI.EXE on it. With your headunit turned on, insert the above SD. It will boot into TestMode. Go into File Maintenance. First, you need to identify the "active" set of files. There are two \USER\PRGx directories on your HU. The active one is indicated by the presence or absence of a file named \USER\PRG.FLG If this file is not present, the active application files are in \USER\PRG0\APL. Otherwise, the active files are in \USER\PRG1\APL. From now on I'll just call it the Active directory. The goal is to replace the Active NAVI.EXE with the patched one using File Maintenance. Since TestMode will not allow you to overwrite an existing file, you need to delete the one already there. Using TestMode, go to the Active directory and delete NAVI.EXE. Then go to the SD and select the patched NAVI.EXE and select Copy. Then go back into the Active directory and select Paste. It might take a minute to complete. Then remove the SD and reboot your head unit. The app should start and allow you to see the map without presenting the annoying Nag Screen.