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AVICnet 2.1 for AVIC F series, working OBDII! Updated 2014/04/30

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Hello members,

I'm thinking to buy an Pioneer Avic F910BT. There's one thing that I don't understand: if I'm using Avicnet and running iGo Primo or iGo8, I can listen to the radio or mp3 in parallel? When the voice guiding activates it mutes the radio/cd/mp3? If not, is there a model suitable to this behaviour?

Thanks in advance,


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AVICnet is originaly a Russian mod which vastly increases the functionality of our AVICs, mainly by allowing us to easily use winCE programs such as iGo Primo and HobDrive. Below is an English variation. Enjoy!


A Few Notes


- There are no maps included in the download below, you must copy the maps you want onto your unit.

- The stock iGo TTS files have been removed to save space. You can put them back in if you prefer, simply copy the My Flash Disk\APL2\iGo\ScanSoft onto your unit. You should have these files from when you initially backed up your unit.

- OziExplorer, Garmin, and TomTom are no longer included. For myself it was a novelty to have these programs but I never used them therefore I removed them to save space.




Before attempting install AVICnet make a complete backup of your current AVIC My Flash Disk just in case something goes wrong. You are and only you are responsible for your AVIC! Note I have tested it on a North American F500BT and F900BT but am not sure how it will behave on other units.


Installation Instructions


1) Back up your unit! Copy the entire "My Flash Disk" onto a SD card and keep it in a safe place.

2) Ensure you are running Windows CE version 5.0 or above. You can check this by booting into testmde, going to the control panel and tapping on system. It will tell you your CE version there. If you need to upgrade, the f500bt is here or f900bt here. Note this is for a NA AVIC, not Euro!

3) Download the file in post #2. Extract, copy to a SD card.

4) Delete "My Flash Disk" on your unit from testmode.

5) Copy "My Flash Disk" from your SD card to your unit.

6a) Copy maps,pois, dem files, ect from your backup of "My Flash Disk" to your unit. They are located in my flash disk/apl2/igo/content. Primo will share the stock iGo's maps.

6b) Copy Primo 2.0 voices to the \my flash disk\apl2\primo3 folder. Note Primo 1.0 has Samantha included.

7) Reboot. Your unit will auto reboot once more to initiallize AVICnet.

8) F900bt and X910bt may have an issue with Primo not getting a proper fix. This is due to issues with the VSS/gyro sensor. A solution is on post #3 of this thread.




You will notice in the Navigation Menu there are 2 options to launch Primo, Primo and Primo 2.0.

iGo Primo (Primo 1.0) uses a lower memory requirement to keep it from crashing with the stock iGo running and accessible in the background. It is a little more sluggish with slightly lower FPS then iGo Primo 2.0. Hard buttons and sound regardless of source both work in Primo 1.0. Samantha TTS is included.

iGo Primo 2.0 does not have the lower memory requirement settings which means it is snappier the has higher FPS. The stock iGo process is killed to free up memory, which means AVICnet functions are not available. In place of the AVICnet icon on the Top Menu there is a message stating "Avic Net disabled, press to restart". If you tap this icon your unit will run the ezrider.exe file and allow you access to AVIC net's menus. Upon touching the icon on the top of the Top Menu screen the ezriider proces is once again killed to free memory. Press and hold down the "AVIC Net is disabled" icon to do a soft reset. AVICnet and all other functions will be available after the reset.


Note that Primo 1.0 and Primo 2.0 have their own save folders in each's respective folders (Primo and Primo3) therefore changes made to one will not be made in the other. This includes favorites, ect.




I do not have a 3g usb key to test internet with AVICnet, however here are Bagua's instructions as per the Italian thread:


For internet I used a USB modem Huawei E1550 model, but should be also supported the following modems:

- Globalsat BU-353 - LG KP500 - Nokia 5300 - AnyDATA ADU310A - Huawei E160G - Huawei E220 - Huawei E1550 - E1820 Huawei - ZTE MF100 - ZTE MF626 - ZTE MF627

First, if you have a compatible modem Huawei you have to download this program: PortSwitchTool Insert the USB modem into your PC and start PortSwitchTool, selesionate "CD-ROM to Diag" press on "Next" and then "Finish".

MODEM INSTALLATION - Reach the utilities menu and click on "Modem" select the modem you want, and click on "New", then connect the modem and wait until as requested will begin to flash. - Getting to the menu Settings ---> Connections Settings and click on "3 Italy" where you can rename it at will.

Press in the "Modem" in the new window and press the "Update" then select your modem from the list updated.

Going back to the settings menu and you will see that the first connection attempt will fail. - Done This press the key "reset" and then wait again initializing AvicNet.

After the required reboot to reach the Utilities menu and launch "COM Port", if everything went according to plan you should see your modem installed in the COM3, so it remains to do is get to the menu "Connect" and test the connection.




Hobd is included in AVIC net 2.1. It's drivers will now self-load.


The Russian OBD reader program does not work, with the correct drivers the obdII blinks but it gives an error it can not connect. It can be deleted (My Flash Disk\APL4\Check Engine).


A working OBD program with drivers can be downloaded below. It works with an ELM327 USB reader, which can be found here: http://www.dealextre...ge-dc-12v-42827 as well as many other places including ebay, I paid about $12 for mine.


Instructions: The files are pre-loaded in AVIC net 2.1, simply plug in the adapter and launch Hob Drive (free version) via the Programs menu.


The website for the HOBD program is here: http://hobdrive.com/.


I would strongly recommend purchasing the full version of this program if you like it, it includes many more features and trends.





Running Programs from SD/USB



You can run programs from SD or USB rather then My Flash Disk, this is useful for freeing up memory for maps, ect. When launching many programs your AVIC will first check if the program is on SD or USB first before launching from My Flash Disk. The path on the SD card should be as follows: (Note the SD is the root of the card, not a SD folder):


Primo (1.0): SD\Primo\

Note you need to comment out all lines in the sys.txt under (FOLDER). If the NNG programs are not in the same directory they will not share maps, ect. You must then place all maps/voices/poi/ect in the Content folder.

Primo (2.0): SD\Primo3\

Follow the same steps as above for content.


If you choose to relocate programs to SD or USB you can delete the programs from your My Flash Disk. Make sure to leave the Run folder intact; the files inside are required to launch the programs from SD\USB\My Flash Disk.




- Audio in Primo 2.0 and other 3rd party programs can only be heard if a SD card with music is inserted before launching 3rd party program. Full audio can be achieved using Primo 1.0.

Fixed, use the primo.exe file in post #2 of this thread and sound will work regardless of source.


Important Notes - read on


Enjoy everyone! Please provide some feedback and feel free to offer any advice on how to improve AVICnet.


Thanks to Chuck for patiently answering all questions and helping us better understand our AVICs. Thanks to the creator of the original AVICnet, to Bagua, the gentleman who improved on this mod by translating it to Italian and adding some of his own fixes. Also thanks to all who contributed both here and in the Primo thread.


Change log


12/10/2012 - primo.exe which allows Primo 2.0 sound to work regardless of source uploaded in post #2.


04/18/2012 - avic net 2.1 uploaded. Changes include:

- avic net 2.1 shell used (Russian source). A custom mod is used rather then the stock interface for iGo 8.

- OBD drivers now auto-load when the OBD II is plugged in via USB. A newer version of Hobd is incuded.

- The Menus can now be accessed while using Primo 2.0. Tap the "AVIC Net disabled" icon on the top menu to do this. Note if you hold the same icon down rather then tap it will soft reset your unit.

- OziExplorer, Garmin, and TomTom removed. For myself it was a novelty to have these programs but I never used them therefore I removed them to save space. They can be manually added.

- TTS voices removed from the stock iGo to save space. You can put them back in if you prefer, simply copy the My Flash Disk\APL2\iGo\ScanSoft onto your unit. You should have these files from when you initially backed up your unit.


12/11/2011 - OBDII drivers and program added in the OBD section of this post.


10/23/2011 - Euro release included


10/18/2011 - Initial release

i need a working link for 2.1 please

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I think I deleted all my old avic files but I will pull it off my unit and upload it hopfully in the next week or so.  In the meanwhile if anyone has the latest rar file please upload it and post the link here.


Darn upload sites don't keep files for long, do they?

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