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Parrot cable for updating firmware?

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Does anyone have a cable I can borrow/hire?

I've been offered a Parrot CK3000 bluetooth car kit as a freebie but I'll need to upgrade the software for my 6230i.

Either that or does anyone know a cheap source?

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you want the nokia or Parrot firmware updated Scotty?

I have a CK3100 in the Golf and did the update using Bluetooth.

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It's the ck3000 that'll need upgrading. I think you need a cable for it. In the guide, even the BT method needs a cable!!

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No mate I have a CK3100 and update without any cable you don't need a cable, the Parrot site shows how to update the CK3000 by Bluetooth so it should be the same...

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It's the ck3000 that'll need upgrading. I think you need a cable for it. In the guide, even the BT method needs a cable!!

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You need a bluetooth dongle if you dont have bluetooth built in, they are about £5 to £10 to buy nowadays.

I use the MSI BT stick in my lappy for updating the the CK3300 that I used to use.

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For the CK3000 you need another box to do over the air upgrade via bluetooth.

I have just bought the cable. I can give you the pin outs if you like, although I have not got round to successfully upgrading it yet, so might be worth be patient until it has worked!

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There seems to be a few contradictory posts about this. I believe that :

[1] The CK3000 can only be done with a cabled solution. CK3100 and above can be done via BT but not the CK3000.

[2] The choices are (a) send it in to be upgraded, (b) get a serial cable or flash kit or © get a another CK3000 to use as some sort of server.

Please correct me if any of the above is wrong.

DaveP - I'll be interested to see how you get along. I guess the connector blocks are propriatory so making one could be difficult. If you get yours working then perhaps I could hire it? Otherwise I'll buy a cable (how much did you pay) or send it off.

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Rather confusing from the parrot website too.

The software upgrade is performed as follows :

Via computer: for the CK3000 software versions prior to 2.11, and for all earlier CK2000 software versions

Via Bluetooth® wireless technology for CK3000 software versions 2.11 and onward, and for all versions . Note that a flashing kit is required. Your dealer usually has one available. You may purchase through Parrot, if not available through your dealer.

The flashing kit is specific to the CK3000, and comes with a cigarette-lighter cable, a serial port cable, a CD with software and instructions and a 12V supply. To flash over Bluetooth® wireless technology, a second CK3000 control box is also required

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I haven't checked out the cable to see how many of the rs232 pins are cabled.

I paid something like £18 for the cable, which is a complete rip off and I tried finding out the pin outs beforehand, but did not succeed.

I will let you know once I am successful. I tried doing it in-situ but that didn't seem to work.

I also have a CK3100 in the other car and upgrading that via bluetooth is painless.

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Did you ever look into the pin outs for the Parrot Flash Cable?

I have a cable for the CK3100 but need to use it on a CK3000 Evo, trouble is the connectors are different at the Parrot control box end.

I just need to know which pins to connect to on the CK3000 control box. From what I can see only three pins are used, ground (which is looped), Carrier & TP.

Can anybody advise?

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I have the Parrot CK3000 Evo. What dose the updated software actually do?? I ask this because my kit seems to just crackle all the time! The other person can't really hear when i talk. I hear them ok, but just crackles on the other side!! Any Ideas as this system is just doing my head in!!!

Cheers...

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I have the Parrot CK3000 Evo. What dose the updated software actually do?? I ask this because my kit seems to just crackle all the time! The other person can't really hear when i talk. I hear them ok, but just crackles on the other side!! Any Ideas as this system is just doing my head in!!!

Cheers...

Updates the software to the very latest version, which makes it compatible with more phones and irons out any bugs. If you look at the bluetooth connection details in a phone that is paired with the kit, it will tell you the current firmware in the pairing details. Mine says "Parrot Evol5.02Ai" which means firmware version 5.02. The latest available is 5.10C.

If somebody who has bought the flash cable for the CK3000 evo can advise me on the Pin connections, I will update yours after I have done mine

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I haven't checked out the cable to see how many of the rs232 pins are cabled.

I paid something like £18 for the cable, which is a complete rip off and I tried finding out the pin outs beforehand, but did not succeed.

I will let you know once I am successful. I tried doing it in-situ but that didn't seem to work.

I also have a CK3100 in the other car and upgrading that via bluetooth is painless.

Did you ever look into the pinouts of the cable?

I have a CK3000 that needs updating, but as you say, the parrot cable is a complete rip off.

Tony.

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I have a CK3100 and also another one that I can't remember the model number of (!) and I have updated both of them via bluetooth using a laptop. Not sure if that helps but it wasn't too hard to do +++

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I didn't do anything about it in the end. I got a TomTom with built in handsfree which I've got playing through the car hifi etc. :cool:

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I have a CK3100 and also another one that I can't remember the model number of (!) and I have updated both of them via bluetooth using a laptop. Not sure if that helps but it wasn't too hard to do +++

Shark help me out please mate,we have Parrot ck3100 and it says memory full,looking online it needs firmware update to cure. What do i need to do it without a serial cable? can you point me in direction of a guide or explain it for me.

Thanks

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I have a CK3100 and also another one that I can't remember the model number of (!) and I have updated both of them via bluetooth using a laptop. Not sure if that helps but it wasn't too hard to do +++

My bluetooth kit (the CK3000) cannot be upgraded using bluetooth (unless you can find someone else with an up to date CK3000).

Guess I will just have to pay for the correct lead.

Tony.

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Shark help me out please mate,we have Parrot ck3100 and it says memory full,looking online it needs firmware update to cure. What do i need to do it without a serial cable? can you point me in direction of a guide or explain it for me.

Thanks

You need a laptop (or a desktop computer close enough to your car for bluetooth to reach), a bluetooth dongle or built in, then this page has all the detail and downloads you need. Download the software update tool first. Then using this, you download the correct firmware update, and follow the instructions.

It's simple as that.+++

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Did you ever look into the pin outs for the Parrot Flash Cable?

I have a cable for the CK3100 but need to use it on a CK3000 Evo, trouble is the connectors are different at the Parrot control box end.

I just need to know which pins to connect to on the CK3000 control box. From what I can see only three pins are used, ground (which is looped), Carrier & TP.

Can anybody advise?

Do You got RS232 or USB cable?? i got problem with updating my 3100 becouse i can't find cable pinout. Can you make a diagram of wiring?

sorry for my bad english, I'm from poland

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NNMM, over to you +++

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Just clicked the link... and it appears to have been written by the Meerkats.

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