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Monday, October 20, 2014

First Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) Firmware Update Now Available

Approximately three weeks after its release, the Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) has received a firmware update from the manufacturer. The latest firmware version 1.07 brings a few fixes to the devices. The update process is similar to that found on Pioneer's NEX receivers.

Full details are below.

Here is the update notice from Pioneer:

Dear Valued Pioneer Customer:

We would like to inform you of the availability of a firmware update (version 1.07) related to Apple CarPlay™ for Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) smartphone receivers. This firmware update should be applied only to AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) units sold in the United States and Canada. Installation on any other product could cause irreversible damage.

This firmware update (version 1.07) contains the following improvements: 

  • Minor bug fixes and audio related issues 

In order to perform this update, the following items are needed: 

  • Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) 
  • A USB storage device with at least 2 GB of storage capacity 

Steps to install the firmware are attached. Installation of the update should take no more than ten minutes to complete.

How to Obtain the Free Firmware Update:

1. Download the firmware update files to a computer from the Pioneer website: 
2. Transfer the files to a USB storage device for insertion into the AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) 


If you have any questions, please contact Pioneer Customer Service toll free at 1-800-421-1404, Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Eastern Time), excluding holidays, or by email through


Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Complete detailed instructions are available from Pioneer. Visit this link to view the PDF file.


  1. About to apply this update - any more info on what it includes other than 'bug fixes'?

  2. here firmware with manuals


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