BMW NAV IV Software Update 4.90

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by PhilSpace, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    Just installed it, the comments on fixes from Garmin are:

    • Added AVRCP capability to NAV IV
    • Fixed an error with the connection to the iPhone 4S
    • Fixed a communication problem with LIN mounts
    The one I don't get is AVRCP, it's the bluetooth Audio/Video Remote Control Profile, don't know what it would be used for. I'm also curious about the LIN bus update, so I'm anxious to try it.
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  2. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    It's so it can talk to Skynet.....
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  3. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    :dunno I'm going to try it today and then ride up to NY with it tomorrow, we shall see.
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  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The AVRCP and LIN updates are to support the new interactive features of the BMW GS and K1600GT/L.

    For example; automatically showing you the nearest Gas Station when the Reserve Light turns on.

    Cheers,
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  5. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    Thanks. Some of the features are pretty cool, like actual distance to empty displayed on the GPS and setting the clock on the bike from the GPS. I will play with it today. :ricky
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  6. /dev/null

    /dev/null Been here awhile

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    I believe AVRCP is also responsible for allowing you to skip/pause/replay tracks from a BT audio headset. (I thought this was part of AVRCP and not A2DP, but not 100% certain).

    I can confirm that Bluetooth music still sounds like S___ on 4.90 though, so it really doesn't matter.
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  7. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Yep AVRCP is basically control over a device playing music like pause/play/skip. It actually goes hand and hand with A2DP. A2DP is just the stereo music side of of hearing your music, but does nothing to actually allow you to control your music via a remote device.
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  8. Moto Mikey

    Moto Mikey Been here awhile

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    Anyone able to get a custom Splash (start up) screen to work on the BMW Nav IV? I made a custom one, transfered the file and selected it as the splash screen in settings, but it still shows the stock BMW start up screen. :huh
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  9. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I don't believe you'll be able to bypass the BMW code as it loads after the Garmin standard Boot.

    Cheers,
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  10. alinford

    alinford Adventurer

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    I know I am responding to an old question, but I was able to change mine like following these instructions.
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