INFO - 2013-2018 8.4A /AN FW Notes (RA3/VP3-NA & RA4/VP4-NA & UAx)

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I've tried several different brand of USB, 16Gb and formatted to FAT32. When I plug in to the USB in my center console it just tells me there is no playable media on the device.

EDIT: Does anyone have RA3/VP3-NA v17.11 instead of v17.43? Maybe that would be worth a try.
I have an RA3 file that v14.25.5. Try a smaller flash drive if you have one (like 8GB).
 

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I posted over in the other thread about it as well, but this is a much larger thread. There's a new update out there for 39.5 - has anyone tried it? Wondering if it resolves some issues I've been having with "device not connected" and missing heated wheel icons.

I have also replaced my head unit with a brand new from Ram UAQ, and it shipped to me with 34.2, so not sure if we want to update the main page or not considering that appears to be the latest "official" version since it's shipping on new hardware.
 

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I posted over in the other thread about it as well, but this is a much larger thread. There's a new update out there for 39.5 - has anyone tried it? Wondering if it resolves some issues I've been having with "device not connected" and missing heated wheel icons.

I have also replaced my head unit with a brand new from Ram UAQ, and it shipped to me with 34.2, so not sure if we want to update the main page or not considering that appears to be the latest "official" version since it's shipping on new hardware.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless the update will fix a specific issue you are having, I would leave well enough alone. I haven't really seen them add any significant new features.
 

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Unless the update will fix a specific issue you are having, I would leave well enough alone. I haven't really seen them add any significant new features.

That's what I'm curious about - I'm having issues with the heated wheel icon not working (when you push the software button it turns on and gets warm but there's no indication on the screen if it's on or off) and the "device not supported" message pops up every time I start the truck which is annoying.
 

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I would check the release notes carefully to see if this issue is actually addressed by any of the updates you intend to install.
 

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That's what I'm curious about - I'm having issues with the heated wheel icon not working (when you push the software button it turns on and gets warm but there's no indication on the screen if it's on or off) and the "device not supported" message pops up every time I start the truck which is annoying.
Where did you see that its available. I got a 2018 UAQ for dirt cheap so part of my pay forward is testing things with it. If its a valid firmware for it, I'll give it a push. I have the "device not supported" error too.
 

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Where did you see that its available. I got a 2018 UAQ for dirt cheap so part of my pay forward is testing things with it. If its a valid firmware for it, I'll give it a push. I have the "device not supported" error too.
https://www.ramforum.com/threads/additional-uaq-uas-update-files-28-3-30-24-34-2.164549/ - there's a link in the first post with a bunch of firmware files. it's in there, new as of last month it looks like. I flashed it, but I still get the device not supported error and no icon for heated wheel being on. Otherwise, seems fine, basically the same as 34.2
 

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Hey All -

Been searching these threads for a while...looking to upgrade my 8.4 ra3 radio in a Canadian 1500 Sport. It has 16.51.19 right now...can I flash an NA firmware and be ok?

68270664AE is the model info.
 

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No you can't. Must be Canadian version.

Unfortunately if someone doesn't reply back that they have 2017 RA3 VP3-CA v17.x.x to share/upload, you will need to go to a dealer to get it updated.
 
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Looking for some help on a 14.

My current software is 13.38.52 and I've downloaded the newest 18.45.01 update but of course it doesn't work. In the instructions it mentions that if you currently have anything older than 16.16.13 to "proceed to your local dealer."

Can I go through and update each update to get me to the current one? I saved all the files off the main page for the 14's: 14.25.5, 15.26.1, 16.13.13, 17.11.07, 17.43.01. And eventually be able to update to the latest 18.45.01? Do I need to do all? What would you all recommend? Reason I'm updating, other than to update is that I bought new maps.
 
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