Appradio sphda120 Europe with US v1.09 firmware
Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:27 PM
I was looking around loads of forums and Facebook groups and nobody seemed to want to do it or answer my question so I just did it.
Well here's the lowdown for anyone thinking of doing it ...... Do it !
I did it !
I followed the regular instruction and it updated and restarted back up no issues ans sporting the 1.09 firmware.
There is zero .... Nothing ... Zilch different to layout or apps , I don't have any US only apps like Pandora included just the stuff I had on with v1.07. All my functions work fine for CarPlay but more stable and vastly quicker. I click on apps in CarPlay and they open before I have chance to remove my finger off the screen , where as before there was 6-10 second delay.
I've used the radio about 11 hours since updated and so far the bugs in 1.07 I was experiencing have gone , soundless playback , pressing skip caused radio to go quiet till you pressed pause and then resumed and the sound went back normal, random crashing back to pioneer screen and rebooting.
I an using iPhone 6 Plus iOS 9.1
No bricked radio as I was told
Vast speed improvement
Bugs for me personally have been fixed
Posted 25 October 2015 - 03:07 PM
Posted 26 October 2015 - 09:11 AM
Great! I will try the 1.09 firmware on my European unit today. Hope there will be some Mirrorlink and Android improvements.
Posted 26 October 2015 - 07:25 PM
Posted 31 October 2015 - 10:17 AM
Its been done all the time right from the AppRadio 2 onwards, so surprised you didn't find loads of info. Mind you it has been more by the Android people who go the opposite way in getting rid of the restrictive US firmware, for the EU one. This means you don't need a handbrake bypass for full screen mirroring which is much more common with Android users.
So, if you just use the basic, restrictive Pioneer features then worth looking at.
However, if you have freed up your experience with the likes of AppRadio Unchained on Android, then be warned you will then need a handbrake bypass device if you go from EU to US firmware.
Posted 02 November 2015 - 11:49 AM
I have done the update from 1.08 to 1.09 on my EU unit. Works great, but no new features. The US related stuff (Pandora, ...) is not visible. Just like before. That means the US and EU headunits use the same firmware. There have to be some differences in the hardware (solder jumpers, resistors, config eprom or something else) so the firmware can check if it's an EU or US unit.
@400ixl: Even there is no need for an parking brake bypass circuit. Just grounding the parking brake wire seems to work well.
Hoping for an update to get Android Auto!
Posted 09 November 2015 - 05:25 PM
I agree with the above. I didn't lose my parking brake wire bypass upgrading either. They will likely be a hardware mod or the USA people would just be doing the EU upgrade to get a proper bypass.
Posted 17 December 2015 - 10:15 AM
New firmware 1.11 for AppRadio 4 SPH-DA120! Will try it today on my European Unit (now has 1.09).
Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:31 PM
Done. Still fully works with firmware 1.11 on my European unit. Just the bluetooth firmware is 3.21.3 like before. Do the US units have a newer one? A manual update didn't changed this.
Posted 22 December 2015 - 08:34 PM
Hi guys !
Did someone have the same issue as i do, when i try to update from 1.08 EU to 1.11 US (or even 1.09 US) it says "No device, try again later" ? I am following the instructions step by step, with the AVIC5000NEX folder at the usb root, so i don't get why it gives me this message.... Any help please
Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:46 PM
Posted 28 December 2015 - 06:15 PM
Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:25 AM
Anyone had this?
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