Pioneer's NEX Apple CarPlay units get a firmware update with various fixes

A quick heads up if you're already rocking one of Pioneer's new NEX head units that run Apple's CarPlay or Android Auto — a firmware update is now available for the 4100, 5100 and 8100 models.

The changelog notes a fix for a popping sound when playing music from an SD card. And, of course, various other bugfixes. Nothing major here, but it's always great to see a firmware update released.

Be sure to read the update instructions, and make sure you get the right file version for your head unit. And a quick note, the SD card you're using to update the device has to be formatted as FAT32.

Download: Firmware update for Pioneer NEX head units

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