NEW Free Firmware Update (Version 2.0) Now Available for AVIC-F500BT
January 27, 2009
Dear Valued Pioneer Customer:
We would like to inform you of the availability of a NEW free firmware update for the AVIC-F500BT navigation system. This firmware update is not for the AVIC F-Series in-dash models (AVIC-F90BT, AVIC-F900BT, AVIC-F700BT and AVIC-F7010BT) - the update for those models can be found [here]. In addition, this firmware update applies only to models sold in the United States
This firmware update (version 2.0) contains important performance improvements relating to, among other things, Bluetooth connectivity (including certain Blackberry models), iPod Touch (v2.0) compatibility, touch screen response, display brightness, and SD and USB media playback.
This notice explains how to obtain the free firmware update and how to determine if the firmware update has already been installed on an AVIC-F500BT.
Even if you are not currently experiencing any issues with your AVIC-F500BT, we still recommend that you install the free firmware update. Installation of the update should take approximately ten minutes to complete.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE FREE FIRMWARE UPDATE:
Pioneer is offering the following four options for consumers to obtain the free firmware update:
HOW TO DETERMINE IF THE FIRMWARE UPDATE HAS ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED:
To determine if the new firmware update has already been installed on an AVIC-F500BT, please power on the system and do the following:
In addition, all existing AVIC-F500BT inventory that has been updated with the new firmware by Pioneer will have a red dot on the product box (next to the serial number) and on the back of the unit itself (next to the serial number).
If you have any questions, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 800-421-1404. Pioneer service representatives are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), except on holidays.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.