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ROLL-UP INFO: FOTA 18.11.x & uC D/L 18.45.01 SW Update 13-17 RA3/Vp3-NA & Ra4 VP4-NA

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by Mpgrimm2, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. chrisbh17

    chrisbh17 Senior Member

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    You need to extract the files from the downloaded zip onto the USB drive.

    Format the USB drive as FAT32 before doing so, the only files that should end up on it are the 5 that are in the downloaded zip.

    The resulting USB file listing should look like:

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    Thanks, I sent that info onto the person that is helping me. Hopefully it works.
     
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    I know you are all waiting to hear about my next update... I scheduled the OTA update for sometime in the middle of the night last Tuesday. Checked the results today (Friday, I was away for a few days) and guess what? No update. Still at 17.whatever. So fortunately I had downloaded the update from driveuconnect on a usb drive. On the way home from the store this morning, I popped the usb into the slot, the update started, I drove home, and by the time I got home the update was done. Took about 20 minutes or so. When it was done, I turned the car off, opened and closed the door a few times, restarted the car, the clock took a few minutes to set the correct time. I checked the NAV map and found a message "Map needs to be calibrated. Drive to a main road with a clear view of the sky." (or something like that). I drove to the main road, did a lap around the neighborhood, the map figured out where it was and set itself. So far, everything looks good. Software version is now 18.45.01. Keeping my fingers crossed nothing else goes wrong. Thanks for playing along at home.
     
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    The drive I used was a SanDisk.

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    Yeah, take anything any UConnect "support" rep says with a bag full of salt grains.

    You're better off consulting this (or other) forums for actual help.
     
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    Well I tried 2 different USB drives this time and am on try #6. Then it got to where froze last time and then this screen popped up. So I'm guessing I cannot update and my uconnect is now bricked?

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    I *think* if you pull the USB during a certain step of the update, it will revert back, but Im not 100% sure.

    EDIT: try this:

    https://lancelhoff.com/recovering-bricked-uconnect-8-4-failed-update/


    Otherwise, yes, it is bricked. As mentioned before, NavRepair should be able to fix it, but if you are handy yourself you *might* be able to do something with it. Ive never tried it, but the Sierra Wireless card it refers to is a either plugged or soldered onto the mainboard. If its just plugged in, its possible that it just needs to be re-seated.

    You would have to open up the radio unit to get to it, though.
     
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    Well talked to a uconnect specialist tonight about the issue. I explained to him the whole situation that was going on. He gave me a case # to give the dealership. From what he told me, I'm going to be able to get the radio in my truck replaced with no charge to me. I'll keep you guys updated on what happens with that.
     
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    Glad to hear the San Disc worked for you, makes you wonder why Uconnect tells me that San Disc does not work... Plus there is no mention of what brand disc you should use. Their suggested Kingston brand will arrive on Monday, so hopefully that might work. I still would like to know if everything will still work without any updates ? The last thing I want is to have it "bricked"...
     
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    If you don't have or use navigation, the update doesn't really fix much other than the automatic clock setting.

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