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  • charlydv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You have to enter in the bluetooth menu in your radio (u didnt tell us the model), and look the bluetooth firmware update, and in the mac dont "send" the file to the radio, EXPLORE IT via bluetooth and copy the file into the update folder...

     

    Good luck

  • Shaunzeh83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    think i may have done it, its the avh bt2450, updating using the 2400 firmware. its currently updating. shouldnt take too now i'd say?

     

     


    WHOOO IT WORKED!! cheers guys

     

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  • charlydv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    good work!

  • fjr_birddog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have successfully updated my NORTH AMERICAN Pioneer AVH-P2400BT using the file from Pioneer's website.  All meta-data is back, all controls are working as befor IOS 6.  The issue of "clogging" when switching from Music to Podcast (because of the new Podcast APP) seems to have been addressed as well.

     

    Pioneer's instructions for updating (Only available in Windows) are a bit kludgey, but if you read carefully, you can figure it out.

     

    I D/L'd the update file to a desktop PC running Windows XP.  I don't have a Windows product with Bluetooth capability, so I transferred the file to a USB thumb drive.  I used my wife's MacBook to do the updating, following the Pioneer instruction sheet TO THE LETTER.Also, to make sure there were no interference issues, I POWERED DOWN my iPhone COMPLETELY.

     

    When it came time to transfer the file from the MacBook to the AVH-P2400BT, I tried to drag-and-drop it from the thumb drive to the "update" folder in the AVH-P2400BT hierarchy.  That did not work - I did get a brief "transfering" dialog window on the MacBook, but nothing actually happened.  I had to use "Send File..." on the MacBook's Bluetooth menu and BROWSE to the update file on the thumb drive and the "update" folder on the AVH-P2400BT hierarchy.  The file began to transfer - That took less than a minute and the AVH-P2400BT display changed to "Updating" after the transfer was complete.  (Yes, the WAS a lost connection error message displayed on the MacBook, following the transfer - Pioneer's instructions say to ignore it.  It's logical, because Bluetooth would have to be turned off to be updated.)

     

    The "Updating" took a little over a minute, and the display went to "Completed".  After verifying the correct software version, I powered up the iPhone and tested it.  Thank you, Pioneer for taking care of your customers for an issue you didn't cause.

     

    I am still very disappointed in Apple for "breaking" Bluetooth compatibility.  Pioneer has made it right, but I know from reading all these forums that hundreds of other devices no longer function as desired or expected, and many will have no chance for a firmware update.

  • fjr_birddog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/software/AVH-2400BT/page.html

     

    I have successfully updated my NORTH AMERICAN Pioneer AVH-P2400BT using the file from Pioneer's website.  All meta-data is back, all controls are working as befor IOS 6.  The issue of "clogging" when switching from Music to Podcast (because of the new Podcast APP) seems to have been addressed as well.

     

    Pioneer's instructions for updating (Only available in Windows) are a bit kludgey, but if you read carefully, you can figure it out.

     

    I D/L'd the update file to a desktop PC running Windows XP.  I don't have a Windows product with Bluetooth capability, so I transferred the file to a USB thumb drive.  I used my wife's MacBook to do the updating, following the Pioneer instruction sheet TO THE LETTER.Also, to make sure there were no interference issues, I POWERED DOWN my iPhone COMPLETELY.

     

    When it came time to transfer the file from the MacBook to the AVH-P2400BT, I tried to drag-and-drop it from the thumb drive to the "update" folder in the AVH-P2400BT hierarchy.  That did not work - I did get a brief "transfering" dialog window on the MacBook, but nothing actually happened.  I had to use "Send File..." on the MacBook's Bluetooth menu and BROWSE to the update file on the thumb drive and the "update" folder on the AVH-P2400BT hierarchy.  The file began to transfer - That took less than a minute and the AVH-P2400BT display changed to "Updating" after the transfer was complete.  (Yes, there WAS a lost connection error message displayed on the MacBook, following the transfer - Pioneer's instructions say to ignore it.  It's logical, because Bluetooth would have to be turned off to be updated.)

     

    The "Updating" took a little over a minute, and the display went to "Completed".  After verifying the correct software version, I powered up the iPhone and tested it.  Thank you, Pioneer for taking care of your customers for an issue you didn't cause.

     

    I am still very disappointed in Apple for "breaking" Bluetooth compatibility.  Pioneer has made it right, but I know from reading all these forums that hundreds of other devices no longer function as desired or expected, and many will have no chance for a firmware update.

  • Shidsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi. You seem to have a good understanding of this issue. I have a Pioneer AVH 4400BT and am trying to follow this guide:

     

    http://www.pioneer.eu/files/support/BT/WinXP_BT_onboard.pdf

     

    Firstly do you know what the BU and ACC of the product are? Secondly, while I can see a Bluetooth memory clear button, I do not have the option to press it.

     

    I am using a windows PC with bluetooth to try and transfer the unzipped file but have had no luck.

     

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

     

    Thanks

  • fjr_birddog Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not sure what BU ACC mean either, but I'm assuming it means to power the unit up in ACCESSORY mode without starting the vehicle.

     

    Make sure you follow the directions closely.  If you go to the home screen and press the source OFF button, your Bluetooth options should then be accessible.

     

    I'm assuming our head unit models are somewhat similar.  Be sure you've downloaded the right instructions and update file for your model.

     

    Hope this helps.  Good luck.

  • Shidsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello. Thanks for your reply.

     

    I managed to update the bluetooth software earlier today.

    Once I figured out that you hold in the source button to turn it off it was pretty straight forward.

     

    Thanks again 80)

  • zippy1306 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi guys i still cant get the update to go onto the stereo i have erased my bluetooth memory then tried the update but it keeps saying error im sending it from my windows vista i dont get a update folder

  • jeffong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    are you able to do the update without a laptop? can you just insert a thumb drive?

  • charlydv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Zippy1306: Did u put the radio on Bluetooh firmware update mode?..

  • charlydv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jeffong: i dont know why but it seems that only allows updates via bluetooth...

  • jeffong Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    dam,gotta find a laptop then!

  • zippy1306 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi charly yes did it in update mode but i dont get a update folder i try to send it and the the stereo says start then my laptop sends it but at the end it just says error am i sending it wrong im sendind it with the bluetooth wizard on my laptop

  • charlydv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You have to push the start button before trying to sendthe file.... If it fails again try to explore the device and search for the update folder....

    Good Luck