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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 03:04 PM
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When can we expect to see the non-OTA (IE a USB flash update) become available?
The process isn't changing for you, so your dealership can let you know if there are any current flashes that might be available for your vehicle or you can check http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ for Uconnect software updates.

You can always ask us to check your VIN, too, if you wanted to see if a TSB is applicable to your vehicle.

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The process isn't changing for you, so your dealership can let you know if there are any current flashes that might be available for your vehicle or you can check http://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ for Uconnect software updates.

You can always ask us to check your VIN, too, if you wanted to see if a TSB is applicable to your vehicle.

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Hey Kori,

Just a heads up about checking updates via the uConnect site with a VIN : their data isn't up to date. When I check for mine, as an example, the site tells me I need an update for my RA3 radio, while I already have this update, and have had it for a while now. It's highly possible they don't know this because I downloaded that update myself, when it became available, and I guess my KL hasn't been connected to Wi-tech since. And because we don't have 3G modems up here, there isn't a direct way they can know what my current software is, unless... they actually took notes when I downloaded the thing a long time ago, because I had to input my VIN, but the system isn't geared to do that, obviously...

So anyhoots, the frustrating part about all this is : why has there not been one word as to when this latest update would be availble as a download, not OTA, or at dealerships ? Not just for those of us outside the US market, but also for those in the US market but without access to the Sprint network (no signal).

It's fine they want to give this OTA updating thing a try and we get that, but why not let those who are left out know they'll eventually be able to get this update. We all know that once a company says "Update available", everybody wants in. Human nature, what can you do...

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Same deal with me @Mark_ . I downloaded the latest update a few months ago, but the site still tells me I haven't installed it.

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Same deal with me @Mark_ . I downloaded the latest update a few months ago, but the site still tells me I haven't installed it.
Yup, same here. You'd think the site would log the download. I know that's not a sure fire way of ensuring the flash was done, but it should update the site to current.

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Yup, same here. You'd think the site would log the download. I know that's not a sure fire way of ensuring the flas was done, but it should update the site to current.
Yeah I can't really blame them for not assuming (if it's the case) we've successfully applied a downloaded update. That's fine, but perhaps they should add a line or two when you do a VIN check, that says something like "this update may not be applicable if you have already installed it on your won". Oh well.
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Actually @mark has hit the nail on the head. Just keying in the VIN and/or downloading in no way verifies to FCA the update is installed on a particular vehicle.
In fact there is no way the update can be assigned to the VIN with this method.
As the notice states you have to have the latest update, the Siri one, for this auto update to work. If you do not have the latest update you will not be enabled for auto updates.
Thats my take on the situation as of now.
Also depending on your coverage area for the particular wi-fi service that also may hinder the update. In my case the next trip to the big city, it may well pop up on my screen.
It is an interesting development.

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10 to 1 the OTA update locks all of the bluetooth features behind the paywall, annoying enough that the voice texting is paywalled (not paying 15 bucks a month just to enable voice texting). So next question, have any meaningful features been added in any subsequest updates since the original one that fixed the hacking vulnerability?
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10 to 1 the OTA update locks all of the bluetooth features behind the paywall, annoying enough that the voice texting is paywalled (not paying 15 bucks a month just to enable voice texting). So next question, have any meaningful features been added in any subsequest updates since the original one that fixed the hacking vulnerability?
Wait, where have you seen anything about voice-to-text being a SAAS?

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10 to 1 the OTA update locks all of the bluetooth features behind the paywall, annoying enough that the voice texting is paywalled (not paying 15 bucks a month just to enable voice texting). So next question, have any meaningful features been added in any subsequest updates since the original one that fixed the hacking vulnerability?
That would be insane for FCA to do! Especially for those that already have that feature. I would imagine that is a safety feature for hands free driving.
Take it away and I am sure the legal world will have a party at FCA's expense. Just my humble opinion.............
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