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Old 10-04-2013, 07:35 PM   #1221
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Hi guys, latest version of the firmware on the parrot site is 5.28c.

With my HTC One, audio does not switch over to bluetooth until AFTER voice dialing. The changes between 5.25 and 5.28 are pretty vague. I would liek to revert to 5.25 and give it a try. Does anyone have a copy of the ck3000_5.25c.bin file?
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:47 PM   #1222
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Hi guys, latest version of the firmware on the parrot site is 5.28c.

With my HTC One, audio does not switch over to bluetooth until AFTER voice dialing. The changes between 5.25 and 5.28 are pretty vague. I would liek to revert to 5.25 and give it a try. Does anyone have a copy of the ck3000_5.25c.bin file?
I found this in my parrot Internet folder, I think it's 5.25c. Hope this help. https://www.dropbox.com/s/z842ndfrch...volution_c.bin
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:22 PM   #1223
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Yes it is 5.25c

Thank you very much !!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:35 PM   #1224
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BMW X5 (E53) Parrot CK3000 & Connect2 installation method ?

Hi,
As somebody has already said, AWESOME tutorial !

Has anybody else done the same (or similar) for a BMW X5 (E53) Parrot CK3000 & Connect2 installation method ?

I'm tearing my hair our trying to work out what to connect to where

I THINK that the Connect2 40 pin connectors go on the pre-amp located in the boot (trunk) section next to the battery and that extension cables are needed to get the Connect2 & CK3000 EVO boxes to the front of the car (but it may be microphone extension & Parrot controller extention cables needed ?).

Any ideas please ?

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Old 10-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #1225
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Hi guys, latest version of the firmware on the parrot site is 5.28c.

With my HTC One, audio does not switch over to bluetooth until AFTER voice dialing. The changes between 5.25 and 5.28 are pretty vague. I would liek to revert to 5.25 and give it a try. Does anyone have a copy of the ck3000_5.25c.bin file?
Thanks Steve.

I just got an iPhone 5S and I've been trying to figure out this.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #1226
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MY FIRST POST, NEW
What is the cheapest way to get Bluetooth music and phone functions if I have a Samsung Galaxy S3? I just want to make my car's (2001 330i) features more modern and enjoy the functionality. Which parrot kit and wires would be needed?

ADDITIONAL:
Does anyone know of a good aftermarket radios that are not expensive (<$300) to make it a lot more easier? It doesn't need phone function.
I was always curious why Bluetooth Music streaming was always a popular request in this thread until I recently used this feature on my fiance's C300 Benz via my iPhone.

It is good in that it reduces the wiring involved in playing music from phone to car.

I think the issue with the E46 is that anything running thru the intended Bluetooth to Speaker channel will not be stereo quality.

I think the Dynavin kits do this Bluetooth Streaming better than a standard Bluetooth-Phone-Pairing kit.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:24 PM   #1227
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Steve. I have a question.
I never upgraded my Parrot module so whatever version my module has is from winter 2009 (or earlier) when I first installed it in the car. My module has always worked flawlessly with my Blackberry phones over the year to do exactly what I needed Bluetooth in my car to do so I never considered updating the module.

Are the updates worth getting the cables and new firmware? Are these firmwares adding new features?

Thanks.

Here is my video showing how to reset the memory and pair the parrot with an iPhone.

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:00 PM   #1228
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:20 PM   #1229
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hey im on ebay looking tp get this stuff. just wanted to double check that im purchasing the right things. sorry im such a noob and wiring is always messy for me.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=191031228593
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=221000800646

looks like prices have gone up quite a bit. thanks for the help
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #1230
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hey im on ebay looking tp get this stuff. just wanted to double check that im purchasing the right things. sorry im such a noob and wiring is always messy for me.

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=191031228593
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=221000800646

looks like prices have gone up quite a bit. thanks for the help
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #1231
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Yes these are the correct items.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:36 AM   #1232
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Hi Olaf, sorry I have been offline for a while and didn't see your post.

No, the new firmware code does not offer any new features, it simply offers greater support for android devices.

A couple notes I can make regarding the HTC One:

1. The HTC One running Android 4.1.2 (as shipped in Sept 2013) did not support Parrot voice dialing at all - even with the new firmware in the Parrot, the Voice Commander software would launch with the button press but the BT audio would not be activated until the call was initiated. With the 4.3.0 update the phone behaved properly and used the BT audio for voice dialing.

2. The HTC One sounded great over the speakers but the received mic audio while in a call was terrible - back ground noise and I sounded like I was yelling with food in my mouth ... and the audio feedback was crap. It was unusable. During BT audio testing - I found an sound recorder app - was good, it was just bad while in a call.

In January I switched to the iPhone5 and it perfect - works as good as my blackberry 9780.

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Steve. I have a question.
I never upgraded my Parrot module so whatever version my module has is from winter 2009 (or earlier) when I first installed it in the car. My module has always worked flawlessly with my Blackberry phones over the year to do exactly what I needed Bluetooth in my car to do so I never considered updating the module.

Are the updates worth getting the cables and new firmware? Are these firmwares adding new features?

Thanks.

Here is my video showing how to reset the memory and pair the parrot with an iPhone.

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Old 03-28-2014, 11:17 PM   #1233
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Just wanted to say thanks for this DIY! I found a new open box on Craigs list for $50 (PK3000 kit, and Connects2 harness) some guy bought and never hooked up. Took me 40 mins, and viola wife now has hands free.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:18 AM   #1234
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My Parrot is 3100 is from something like 2003. It would not accept the new cell phone (droint) that I purchased. Would not update for latest version of Parrot (5.x?). Sent it to Parrot and they did it, no charge. Works perfectly now
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:56 AM   #1235
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Probably a dumb question, but my wifes complaining of poor call quality. I TT her today, and sound was pretty poor(installed mic where factory mic was) How do I know what software version my CK3000 has? Is it worth it to buy an update cable and update firmware? Or is this just as good as it gets?

Shes using an Iphone 4S, and voice just sounds very distant/faint. You can hear the person your talking to fine, but drivers voice is the problem.

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:48 PM   #1236
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Need photos

Hello and thanks for this great DIY project. I've ordered all the parts and look forward to getting it done. Many of your origin photos from the 2008 post are not showing up any longer and I trie the ImageShack link to no avail. Can you re-post the photos or send me link to them? Thank much. Leeward
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #1237
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I was always curious why Bluetooth Music streaming was always a popular request in this thread until I recently used this feature on my fiance's C300 Benz via my iPhone.

It is good in that it reduces the wiring involved in playing music from phone to car.

I think the issue with the E46 is that anything running thru the intended Bluetooth to Speaker channel will not be stereo quality.

I think the Dynavin kits do this Bluetooth Streaming better than a standard Bluetooth-Phone-Pairing kit.
So then the bluetooth solution in your DIY isnt really recommended for audio streaming?

BT being not in stereo on the Biz CD head unit, is that due to age of the head unit? I know for BT 4.0 the music quality has improved, maybe the issue is that BT 4.0 isnt supported (not sure, I'll look into it) on the Parrot?

I'd love to go wireless as opposed to getting and installing an AUX cable. Sounds like BT isnt a viable option.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #1238
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:10 PM   #1239
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Looks like a great tutorial but I can't see most of the images? IS it possible to get these back somewhere? And I would also appreciate if someone would confirm that the following two items would work to
get phone bluetooth capability to my wife's 2004 e46 325i
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Parrot-CK300...item19e9a74815

and
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Connects2-Pa...item3374ac9986
or
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...dRFxoCuEjw_wcB
Can these be bought any cheaper?

Edited: It seems that my car needs 40 pin CTPPA008 adepter instead - right?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CTPPAR008-BM...item255b403d41

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Old 09-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #1240
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I would also appreciate feedback from the current users how well the phone pairing works with modern Android phones (e.g. nexus 5). I'v read on some problems older parrot ck3000 is having with android and not sure if these have been resolved
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