VX7020 Software

VX7020.1003 Update Instructions

Download the file: VX7020.1003.zip

Using This Software Update

This software update disables the learning ability of the built-in SWC interface in early production VX7020’s. Use this software if your SWC controls will not program correctly with your vehicle make and model. After using this update, you will need to purchase a third-party SWC adapter. See item 1 below.

Note: Software is not interchangeable between models. This update is for the head unit systems only. This update is not a navigation update.


This update addresses the following items:

1. Pandora / Bluetooth / Samsung issue. When certain Android Samsung phones are connected via Bluetooth and Pandora is playing, when a call comes in, the unit may lock-up and freeze.

Previous items addressed by this update:

1. SWC updated to pre-defined PAC protocol. SWC learning capability disabled. A third-party adapter (Such as the PAC SWI-RC) must be used after this update in order to interface the VX7020 to an OE steering wheel with function controls.
2. Adds programmable Turn-On volume. To access function, rotate rotary encoder to the desired Turn-On volume. While the green volume bar is displayed, press and hold the rotary encoder for 2 seconds.
3. Corrected Bluetooth / Back-Up camera issue. Condition: Back-Up camera is installed and backing up while on a BT call. When the vehicle is placed in “drive”, the BT call will transfer to the phone.
4. Added Back-Up camera image compensation – Normal / Mirror Image.
5. Keyless Disc Eject. To access function, when vehicle is OFF (Key out of the ignition), press the Eject button momentarily.
6. Pandora icon moved to 1st page of Main Source Menu.
7. Volume can be adjusted when back-up camera is active.


Preparing the MicroSD card

Note: microSD card should be formatted FAT32 before the update procedure. Use a 4GB or 8GB MicroSD card.

Unzip the software update folder. Place the update files into the ROOT directory of a blank microSD card. There should be no folders on the microSD card except the folder contained within the update files. See below image for reference.

example USB content

Beginning the Update

Note: When updating the unit, make certain that power is not interrupted while the update is in progress. If power is lost or interrupted the unit may become inoperable. Also, before starting the update, turn-off Demo Mode in the “Settings Menu” (Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF).

Note: This update must be loaded two times due to memory architecture changes and previous software versions.

  1. Ensure head unit is OFF.
  2. Remove the navigation microSD card from the unit and set aside. Do not modify or delete any files on the factory navigation microSD card. Insert the microSD card with the update files into the microSD card slot.
  3. Power the unit ON.
  4. The update process will begin automatically upon power up.
  5. After a few moments, a TFT calibration screen will display on the TFT.
  6. Press and hold the “cross hair” with your index finger until it moves to the next calibration sector.
  7. After you press and hold top right-hand corner for calibration, the screen will ask you to “tap” the TFT again to save the settings. Tap the TFT.
  8. After the next update section, a display prompt will ask you to remove the microSD card. Remove the card.
  9. The update will continue and the unit will reboot and display a red line.
  10. Insert the update microSD card again, push the reset button (You may have to push the volume control to turn the unit ON) and update the unit a second time.
  11. Updates are now complete.
  12. Re-insert the navigation microSD card.
  13. Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF.
  14. Go to the Settings Menu > Version.
  15. Check version installed to ensure the update was successful.

Software Version Verification (7020.1003)

Model: VX7020
MCU: v1.94 June 14 2016
MPEG: 01130902
SERV: 9b0f0060
BT: 7.7
MPU: 136.166.v1.21_160817
OS: v2.03-06 2016-08-15

Updates are now complete.


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VX7020.1002 Update Instructions

Download the file: VX7020.1002.zip

Using This Software Update

This software update retains the learning ability of the built-in VX7020 SWC interface. Use this software if your SWC controls are working correctly with your vehicle make and model. After using this update, you will need to purchase a third-party SWC adapter. See item 1 below.

Note: Software is not interchangeable between models. This update is for the head unit OS only. This update is not a navigation update.


This update addresses the following items:

1. SWC updated to pre-defined PAC protocol. SWC learning capability disabled. A third-party adapter (Such as the PAC SWI-RC) must be used after this update in order to interface the VX7020 to an OE steering with function controls.
2. Adds programmable Turn-On volume. To access function, rotate rotary encoder to the desired Turn-On volume. While the green volume bar is displayed, press and hold the rotary encoder for 2 seconds.
3. Corrected Bluetooth / Back-Up camera issue. Condition: Back-Up camera is installed and backing up while on a BT call. When the vehicle is placed in “drive”, the BT call will transfer to the phone.
4. Added Back-Up camera image compensation – Normal / Mirror Image.
5. Keyless Disc Eject. To access function, when vehicle is OFF (Key out of the ignition), press the Eject button momentarily.
6. Pandora icon moved to 1st page of Main Source Menu.
7. Volume can be adjusted when back-up camera is active.


Preparing the MicroSD card

Note: MicroSD card should be formatted FAT32 before update procedure. Use a 4GB or 8GB MicroSD card.

Unzip the software update folder. Place the update files into the ROOT directory of a blank MicroSD card. There should be no folders on the MicroSD card except the folder contained within the update files. See below image for reference.

example USB content

Beginning the Update

Note: When updating the unit, make certain that power is not interrupted while the update is in progress. If power is lost or interrupted the unit may become inoperable. Also, before starting the update, turn-off Demo Mode in the “Settings Menu” (Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF).

  1. Remove the navigation MicroSD card from the unit and set aside. Do not modify or delete any files on the factory navigation MicroSD card. Insert the MicroSD card with the update files into the MicroSD card slot.
  2. Power the unit ON.
  3. The update process will begin automatically upon power up.
  4. After a few moments, a TFT calibration screen will display on the TFT.
  5. Press and hold the “cross hair” with your index finger until it moves to the next calibration sector.
  6. After you press and hold top right-hand corner for calibration, the screen will ask you to “tap” the TFT again to save the settings. Tap the TFT.
  7. After the next update section, a display prompt will ask you to remove the MicroSD card. Remove the card.
  8. The update will continue and the unit will reboot.
  9. Updates are now complete.
  10. Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF.
  11. Go to the Settings Menu > Version.
  12. Check version installed to ensure the update was successful.

Software Version Verification (7020.1002)

Model: VX7020
MCU: v1.86 2015-05-29
MPEG: 01130902
SERV: 9b0f0060
BT: 6.6
MPU: 136.166.v1.19_150604
OS: v3.46-06 2015-05-12

Updates are now complete.


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VX7020.1001 Update Instructions

Download the file: VX7020.1001.zip

Using This Software Update

This software update retains the learning ability of the built-in VX7020 SWC interface. Use this software if your SWC controls are working correctly with your vehicle make and model.

Note: Software is not interchangeable between models. This update is for the head unit OS only. This update is not a navigation update.


This update addresses the following items:

1. Adds programmable Turn-On volume. To access function, rotate rotary encoder to the desired Turn-On volume. While the green volume bar is displayed, press and hold the rotary encoder for 2 seconds.
2. Corrected Bluetooth / Back-Up camera issue. Condition: Back-Up camera is installed and backing up while on a BT call. When the vehicle is placed in “drive”, the BT call will transfer to the phone.
3. Added Back-Up camera image compensation – Normal / Mirror Image.
4. Keyless Disc Eject. To access function, when vehicle is OFF (Key out of the ignition), press the Eject button momentarily.
5. Pandora icon moved to 1st page of Main Source Menu.
3. Volume can be adjusted when back-up camera is active.


Preparing the MicroSD card

Note: MicroSD card should be formatted FAT32 before update procedure.

Unzip the software update folder. Place the update files into the ROOT directory of a blank MicroSD card. There should be no folders on the MicroSD card except the folder contained within the update files. See below image for reference.

example USB content

Beginning the Update

Note: When updating the unit, make certain that power is not interrupted while the update is in progress. If power is lost or interrupted the unit may become inoperable. Also, before starting the update, turn-off Demo Mode in the “Settings Menu” (Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF).

  1. Remove the MicroSD card from the unit.
  2. Insert the MicroSD card with the update files into the MicroSD card slot.
  3. Power the unit ON.
  4. The update process will begin automatically upon power up.
  5. After a few moments, a TFT calibration screen will display on the TFT.
  6. Press and hold the “cross hair” with your index finger until it moves to the next calibration sector.
  7. After you press and hold top right-hand corner for calibration, the screen will ask you to “tap” the TFT again to save the settings. Tap the TFT.
  8. After the next update section, a display prompt will ask you to remove the MicroSD card. Remove the card and the update will continue.
  9. Update will continue and reboot the unit.
  10. Go to the Settings Menu > General > Demo Mode > OFF.
  11. Go to the Settings Menu > Version.
  12. Check version installed to ensure the update was successful.

Software Version Verification (7020.1001)

Model: VX7020
MCU: v1.37 2014-06-19
MPEG: 01130902
SERV: 9b0f0060
BT: 6.6
MPU: 136.166.v1.18_140619
OS: v1.46-06 2013-12-30

Updates are now complete.


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