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[FIX] SDCard Failed? Software Error on your w4500nex? Look here!

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On 8/20/2022 at 1:14 PM, rtheil said:

I spent hours researching this over the last day, only to find that it's really hard to find what we should be doing TODAY. Had my radio act stupid yesterday morning, immediately ordered SD cards after research, and got it fixed today after work.

So, as of today, here it is for W4500NEX:

1. Buy SD card(s). I bought these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09CKFWP6N

2. Download the image:
Compressed (fastest download): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-J9GN8cGtTwOvS_w0AEtBM9lReHBUrA8/view?usp=sharing

3. Flash SD card using rufus (or similar): https://rufus.ie

4. Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eCvEen1p0g

5. Do the work. When done, make sure the ribbon cable has enough slack on the outside of the plastic face before pushing the display back in, otherwise it'll get pulled out of the plug.

6. Be happy.

I also ordered the $35 card off ebay because it was going to take a week. PacParts wants $95! That's ridiculous. People have got to STOP recommending buying from them! I then spent $28 for 5 SD cards from Amazon because I could get them delivered overnight. If anyone is desperate for an already flashed SD card, message me and we'll work something out.

Did you take a copy of the card you ordered off eBay?  I'm curious if it matches the image in your post.


Edit: In the event someone uses the first file, the AVIC4500only.zip, I found that it broke wireless Android Auto.  Still better than having a busted radio, but figured I'd throw out that warning.

Edit 2: So I was looking at an eBay listing for a pre-loaded SD card, the instructions said to Restore All Settings in System/Restore Settings/All Settings, erase the pairing from your phone, then choose Network Mode when the unit resets.  For whatever reason that seemed to work.  I might try to do another reset with Standard Mode, but at least I have it working again for now.

Edit 3: Did another reset, chose standard this time (much better for my sound, I wasn't happy with networked), and everything seems to work fine. Wireless Android Auto is working again. For whatever reason the backup camera screen seems to keep triggering, though I don't have one installed. I turned it off in settings, so we'll see what happens next time I go out.

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