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Kenwood 8120 new firmware fixes bluetooth

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by EGtaco, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    EGtaco

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    I just thought I would pass on some information about updates for this unit. I have had nothing but trouble with my bluetooth pairing on my Palm Treo but there is a new firmware that you can update...version 1.7

    Check the kenwood website for the update.

    When I bought the unit 3 weeks ago the best they had was version 1.6 and the bluetooth sucked but now it seems to be working. For me atleast.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    LonghornTaco

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    How do you apply the update?
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    download it from the website and copy to a flash drive (USB Stick). Once you have on the usb stick you have to plug it to the usb drive (hopefully you have one installed in the unit) and then go to the source menu, put unit on standby, go to setup, and software info towards the bottom. Then you should be able to "start" the version which will run the update from the usb stick.

    One word of advise is to copy all your files on the usb stick and have only the firmware update on the usb stick when doing the update. I was having problems running the update with all my docs and music so I deleted everything but the update.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:42 PM
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    Sweet. Thanks! I don't have trouble with my bluetooth pairing, but people have complained about reception. However, I have problems with my bluetooth headset, so I'm not convinced this will help. But, I'm gonna try it!
     
  5. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    Hey Longhorn.....

    Were you able to find the update? If not I can e-mail it to you.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    Yeah, I downloaded it, but got lazy last night and didn't update it.

    The site said something about overwritting all your settings on the Kenwood - did that happen to you?
     
  7. Jan 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    I had to reset my clock and reset my bluetooth settings on my phone but I dont think anything else changed. All my preset radio statios still work fine. Not sure about the EQ settings. Never thought of checking.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    Man, I had no idea you could do that! Thanks for the link!! I think I know what I'm doing tonight...as long as I don't get lazy like I did last night... :)
     
  9. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    Does the Bluetooth work well with the iPhone? I heard that it didn't, so I haven't bothered hooking up the phone accessories.

    Great thread and thanks for the info. I have the DDX812 which doesn't have the Nav.
     
  10. Jan 15, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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    I get complaints from the other end, so I don't use it. I'm gonna try this firmware update to see if it corrects it, but my hopes aren't high since I have problems with bluetooth headsets as well...
     
  11. Jan 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    Bummer...thanks for getting back with me. I guess I could always try and see what happens.
     
  12. Jan 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    I should work fine with the Iphone. A guy at the shop I got mine has the same unit and an Iphone and no problem .
     
  13. Jan 15, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    I should work fine with the Iphone. A guy at the shop I got mine has the same unit and an Iphone and no problem on 8120. Should work on the 812 I would imagine.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  15. Jan 20, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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    UPDATE:

    I updated the Bluetooth firmware on my 8120 and now people can here me on my iPhone! WOOHOO!

    Thanks for the info EGTaco!

    And based on Silverback's recommendation, I've downloaded the TOPO 2008 maps (my first time using BitTorrent) and I'm copying them to the unit now. 11 minutes to go! :)
     
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