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

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Hey everyone First Post!
Been searching around and came across this amazing forum. I still can't get my head around what I'm doing. 2014 Ram 1500 did an update cause GPS, Radio, and other things were getting wonky. Went to Uconnect and downloaded what it told me to and then I uploaded it using a thumb drive. Needless to say, I got the endless loop. After reading this forum was I supposed to upload firmware or something first? I believe this is the first update that has been done since 2017. Please help, losing my mind, already ripped the radio out and checked connections and still have 67 percent and an endless loop.
 
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Hey everyone First Post!
Been searching around and came across this amazing forum. I still can't get my head around what I'm doing. 2014 Ram 1500 did an update cause GPS, Radio, and other things were getting wonky. Went to Uconnect and downloaded what it told me to and then I uploaded it using a thumb drive. Needless to say, I got the endless loop. After reading this forum was I supposed to upload firmware or something first? I believe this is the first update that has been done since 2017. Please help, losing my mind, already ripped the radio out and checked connections and still have 67 percent and an endless loop.
Leave the USB update stick in the port overnight with battery charger hooked up to keep the battery voltage up and it 'may' recover from the fault. If not, you may have to send the radio in for repair or replace it.
 

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Hey yall, I was wondering if it is worth it to try and update to the 18.45 update for the ra4 8.4 uconnect 68238619AG, I currently have the 18.11.07 update after doing the upgrade from an ra2. My radio is working perfectly fine now, just wondering if the new update has any significant differences, and if so which file would I need since I didn't see my version listed on the PowerPoint software levels.
 

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Is your current radio, the original radio ?

If it is, go online & visit this site


something that you should know, if you are a few updates behind, you have to do them in order, you can not skip any
 
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Hey yall, I was wondering if it is worth it to try and update to the 18.45 update for the ra4 8.4 uconnect 68238619AG, I currently have the 18.11.07 update after doing the upgrade from an ra2. My radio is working perfectly fine now, just wondering if the new update has any significant differences, and if so which file would I need since I didn't see my version listed on the PowerPoint software levels.

18.11.x is basically the OTA GPS/time sync bug fix that's the same as the manual download version of v18.45.x. in post 3

There's no reason why you can't install v18.45.x from post 3 , but there's always a chance of bricking the radio with any update... So the risk is yours.
 

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I’ve read all the threads and forums and couldn’t figure this out .
My 2015 ram Canadian 8.4 / 68238627AG couldn’t find an update for it . It’s currently at 15.06.1 .
 

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Mpgrimm2 is the member that helped me to update


I don't know, if you having a Canadian vehicle makes any difference
 

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My 2015 Ram 2500 with 8.4 unit is on firmware 18.11.07, checked my VIN and it says the 18.45.01 update is available for my truck. Curious if there is any real benefit to upgrading the firmware of I should just avoid the risk of bricking the radio. I don’t use the navigation if that makes any difference.
 

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I had to update my 2016 8.4 Navigation radio, because i used my Navigation almost every day.
I bought the newest Navigation Maps & i had to update the Firmware, because the Navigation showed my vehicle as being several miles away from its real location.
 

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Just did this update yesterday from 18.11.07 to 18.45.01. My radio was acting stupid with the GPS location being way off sometimes and the SXM not knowing what to do. The update took around 25 minutes, with truck on bat charger. Used my old reliable 10 year old Lexar 32 gig usb drive. Was nervous about bricking radio, but process was seamless.

Radio touch screen now responds faster, it seems, I see a couple of buttons I didn't notice before (but to be honest, I wasn't looking for them before) and Nav comes right up with the actual location. Will do the Nav update this weekend / early next week when the drive gets here tomorrow.
 

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I have a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 with an 8.4" inch screen with 18.45.01 RA3/VP3 installed, do I need to or should I attempt to upgrade it to RA4/VP4? everything is working as it should ATM. Would really like to upgrade it to Android/Apple Car play with Nav. What is the easiest and cheapest option retaining full factory look and full functionality? I have NAV, built in steering controls, Sirius XM subscription, and Alpine surround with Sub.
 
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I have a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 with an 8.4" inch screen with 18.45.01 RA3/VP3 installed, do I need to or should I attempt to upgrade it to RA4/VP4? everything is working as it should ATM. Would really like to upgrade it to Android/Apple Car play with Nav. What is the easiest and cheapest option retaining full factory look and full functionality? I have NAV, built in steering controls, Sirius XM subscription, and Alpine surround with Sub.
See ..
- How To: Install a 2018 4C (UAQ/UAS) Radio in 2013 - 2017 RAM (Please read posts 1-5 for correct PNs, etc)

Post # 3881 - Good Info on 4th Gen Ram Panasonic 4c Internal Hardware PNs vs Mopar PNs
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See ..
- How To: Install a 2018 4C (UAQ/UAS) Radio in 2013 - 2017 RAM (Please read posts 1-5 for correct PNs, etc)

Post # 3881 - Good Info on 4th Gen Ram Panasonic 4c Internal Hardware PNs vs Mopar PNs
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I have tried searching here & even goggled, just got a bunch of ad’s for new radios. I used to plug in a iPod to the center console then got pandora on my phone & has always worked.
I get the occasional shut offs that seem common with these radios, I believe is the ra4?, I’ve pushed down the fuses a couple times & have gotten used to the fact it will turn off /reset sometimes.
Currently won’t play pandora or recognize the iPod, the phone will connect, will make calls thru the truck.
My knowledge about electronics & phones is extremely limited so any help or advice would be appreciated.
 

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I have tried searching here & even goggled, just got a bunch of ad’s for new radios. I used to plug in a iPod to the center console then got pandora on my phone & has always worked.
I get the occasional shut offs that seem common with these radios, I believe is the ra4?, I’ve pushed down the fuses a couple times & have gotten used to the fact it will turn off /reset sometimes.
Currently won’t play pandora or recognize the iPod, the phone will connect, will make calls thru the truck.
My knowledge about electronics & phones is extremely limited so any help or advice would be appreciated.
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That's definitely a uConnect 5.0"/Ra2 radio.
- 2013-2018 RA2/VP2-NA Radio Notes


if you want to go full 8.4 /Ra4 Nav conversion:
- DIY: 2013-2017 RA3/RA4 8.4" Radio Upgrade/HVAC Conversion

- INFO- 2013-2018 8.4 FW Notes (RA4/VP4 & UAx NA)
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Thank you for the response, will definitely research those threads if I go that route, I have a very short drive to work so fixing -getting mine to work - is low priority.
Any upgrade that I end up doing I will certainly contact you for any wiring/ harnesses or adapters I might need.
I check out the audio pages occasionally but honestly don’t understand most of the technology & wouldn’t attempt to diy, I can’t even get the soft reset to work & probably have tried 20 times to “reboot” pandora to play thru my truck, phone will connect but won’t recognize any media sources.
I will end up going up to Quick_Shifters shop for any upgrade I end up doing.
Thanks again, I appreciate your knowledge & professionalism, as I see all the members you have helped & recommendations to contact you for advice & harnesses needed to make upgrades work.
 
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