Pioneer is offering software updates available to many of its CarPlay recievers and infotainment systems. Pioneer’s firmware update (version 1.14) for the current lineup of Pioneer In-Dash Navigation AV receivers. The firmware update is only for Pioneer In-Dash Navigation AV receivers sold in the United States and Canada — with the model numbers/names AVIC-8000NEX, AVIC-7000NEX, AVIC-6000NEX, AVIC-5000NEX and AVH-4000NEX.
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Pioneer warns tha5 nstallation on any other product could cause irreversible damage. This firmware update (version 1.14) contains the following improvements:
- Corrects a virtual keyboard issue related to iOS 9.x.
- Corrects a music display issue related to iOS 8 and later.
- Minor bug fixes
In order to perform thieupdate, the following items you need the a blank USB storage device (no files), 2 GB or larger in capacity, formatted to FAT32.
Installation of the update should take no more than ten minutes to complete.
Owners download the firmware update files to a computer from the Pioneer website at pioneerelectronics.com/firmware. The transfer the files to the USB storage device for insertion into the Pioneer in-dash DVD Receiver.
Pioneer also has an update for the SPH-DA120 v1.14 also know as App Radio 4. This firmware update (version 1.14) corrects a virtual keyboard issue related to iOS 9.x, corrects a music display issue related to iOS 8 and later and minor bug fixes.
Pioneer was one of the first aftermarket provdiers for Apple CarPlay autio system for vehicles.