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Pioneer AVIC-5100NEX Firmware Update Manual

System firmware update instructions.
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System Firmware Update Instructions for Pioneer AVIC-5100NEX, AVIC-
6100NEX, and AVIC-7100NEX In-dash Receivers
IMPORTANT
Please download and print these firmware update instructions before downloading and installing the
firmware update. It is important that you complete all steps correctly and in the order described below.
If you install this firmware, all navigation function settings and save data will be formatted to
default settings. Once the update has finished, you will need to reconfigure the settings.
In order to perform this update, the following items are needed:
Pioneer AVIC-7100NEX, AVIC-6100NEX, or AVIC-5100NEX receiver
One of the following storage devices with at least 2 GB of storage capacity
- USB storage device
- SD card (AVIC-7100NEX only)
CAUTION
The only USB port that supports the firmware update is USB port 1.
USB or SD card should be blank (should not contain any files) and formatted to FAT32.
DO NOT turn your unit off or disconnect the SD card or USB storage device while the firmware
is being updated.
You can only update the firmware when the vehicle is stopped and the parking brake is engaged.
Displaying the firmware version
Check whether the firmware of your unit needs to be updated by checking the version number of the
firmware.
Procedure:
1.
Press the HOME button to display the Top menu screen.
2.
Touch the following keys in the following order.
The "System" screen appears
3.
Scroll down the list.

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    System Firmware Update Instructions for Pioneer AVIC-5100NEX, AVIC- 6100NEX, and AVIC-7100NEX In-dash Receivers IMPORTANT Please download and print these firmware update instructions before downloading and installing the firmware update. It is important that you complete all steps correctly and in the order described below.

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    After the “Firmware Information” screen appears, check the firmware version number. Verify that the firmware on your unit is not already 1.03. Downloading the firmware update files from Pioneer's website Note: Once upgraded to this version, it is not possible to downgrade to a lower version.

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    Procedure: 1. Connect a blank (formatted) SD card or USB storage device to your computer, and then locate the correct update folder (AVIC5100NEX) and copy it onto the storage device. 2. Insert the SD card or USB storage device to the USB port 1 of the receiver. 3.

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    8. Touch [Firmware Update]. The “Firmware Update” screen appears. 9. Touch [Continue] to display the data transfer mode. Wait for the file check to finish.

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    10. Touch [Start]. Note: Images are for illustration purposes only. Actual version number may differ. Progress status is shown. (Please note: Approximately one minute after the update has started, the receiver will restart itself and return to the update screen below.) 11.

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    Check if the firmware has been updated Perform the same procedure for “Displaying the firmware version” to verify that the firmware has been updated. Procedure: Press the HOME button to display the Top menu screen. Touch the following keys in the following order. The “System”...

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    After the “Firmware Information” screen appears, verify that the firmware version is 1.03. NOTE: If you have any difficulty performing these instructions, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time), excluding holidays, or online through parts.pioneerelectronics.com/contact.

This manual also for:

Avic-7100nex, Avic-6100nex, Avic-8100nex

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