Using iOS 6.1, I followed Pioneer's instructions to the letter, except they required Windows 7 for the file transfer and I was able to do it with Mountain Lion instead. It worked for me.
I also made sure that I deleted my Bluetooth profiles on the Pioneer stereo and the the Pioneer profile on my phone prior to starting.
I just want to confirm that you are in fact using iOS 6.1 and not 6.01 (the previous version, I guess there was a 6.02 as well that my phone (4S) never got flagged for) before I update my phone from 6.01 (which now works perfectly with my Pioneer AVH-P4400B head unit after applying the European fix) to 6.1 which was just released a day or two ago.
I did although I was quite nervous to update to 6.1 after following this thread ever since I purchased the AVH-2400BT. Everything still works fine. Kudos to Pioneer for fixing this problem. I did the first update because I am impatient and was tired of using the Android phone I bought to get around this problem.
Same here, I have iOS 6.1 updated the firmware on my AVH-4400BH, I did not have access to a windows 7 machine at home, so I had to use Mountian Lion, I believe it will work with any OS, they just tried on windows 7 and will only answer question with windows 7. I noticed there is now a track number, I am not sure if that was there before, I only got to use the stereo for 1 day before iOS 6 messed the bluetooth functions up.
Nice to have it all back, but I started to like using pandora instead, my drive is long enough that it has a full charge when I get to work, so I do my daily charge in the car while listening to music.
Dear Valued Pioneer Customer:
We would like to inform you of the availability of an optional Bluetooth® firmware update (HW05-SW01.27.20) that enables Bluetooth AVRCP control and metadata display from a compatible Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver when used with an iPhone® 5 or iOS 6 device. If you do not own an iPhone 5 or iOS 6 device, there is no need to install this update.
This firmware update may be used only with the following 2012 Pioneer products:
CD Receivers DVD Receivers
In order to perform this update, the following items are needed:
- A Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver above with built-in Bluetooth
- Laptop with built-in Bluetooth running Windows® 7
- Bluetooth firmware update (HW05-SW01.27.20)
How to Obtain the Free Firmware Update
1. Download the INSTRUCTIONS for the optional Bluetooth firmware update (HW05_SW01.27.20).
2. Download the UPDATE FILE to a computer and transfer the file to a compatible 2012 Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver via a Bluetooth-enabled Windows 7 laptop.
You can also arrange for Pioneer to update your 2012 Pioneer CD or DVD Receiver by calling Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1404 during regular business hours (M-F 10AM-7:30PM Eastern Time, except on holidays). If this firmware update is performed by Pioneer, there is a charge of $60.00 (this charge includes return shipping of the updated unit within the U.S.). Charges for removal/reinstallation of the unit and shipment to Pioneer are the customer’s responsibility.
How to Determine if the Firware Update has Already been Installed
• With the unit turned off (press and hold the source button until the CD Receiver turns off), press and hold the center of the volume knob to bring up the Settings menu → rotate the volume knob until "BT Version Info" is displayed and then press the center of the volume knob → The firmware version should show HW05-SW01.27.20.
• With the unit turned off (press the home button and select ‘OFF’ from the source icons), press the home button → Press the “System” icon at the bottom of the screen → Select the “Bluetooth Version Info” option → The firmware version should show HW05-SW01.27.20.
If the Bluetooth firmware version shows HW05-SW01.27.20, no further action is necessary.
If you have any questions, please contact the Pioneer Customer Service Center toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), except on holidays.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
When the bluetooth options in system are grayed out, that is saying it is in use, disconnect your devices and turn off your sources, wait a second then go into system and try again, if that did not work press home then try to go into system again, sometimes you can be too quick.
For the insufficient resources, that sounds like that might be something happening on your computer, if so, try restarting and attempting again. If it is saying that on your head unit, then I have no idea what that means.