UConnect Software Update Received--What's in it?

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  1. PowrRam

    PowrRam Senior Member

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    Just received a UConnect update for my 2018 Big Horn with the 8.4 screen (no navigation.) The update took about 25 minutes to download.

    When it was done it said to find out what was in the update to press the Assist button in the Apps section. I did that but it (apparently) wanted me to sign up for some kind of service. I declined.

    I tried to find the software version my system is now running but was unsuccessful. How can I learn what software version my truck is currently running?

    What did I get in my update?

    Also, the message "Software Update Downloading" and the progress bar was burned into my screen for at least 10 minutes afterwards. I could see it underneath the usual 8.4 display. It was fading away the longer I used the radio/settings after the download.

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    Just bought my 2018 Big Horn Saturday evening. Scared the crap out of me when the update occured and I suffered from a faux burn-in for about 20 minutes afterwards. Just suddenly disappeared and worked fine since. Not sure what the update was for, exactly.
     
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    Congratulations on the new ride.

    Yes, there were some worrisome minutes there. For about a minute the whole screen was kind of a dot matrix made up of whitish-gray dots with words and numbers superimposed underneath. Then the contents of the "Software Update Downloading" reduced in intensity and kind of fell into the background of the usual screen.
     
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    Had it come down for me, also. I experienced the screen burn-in look for a while, also. First words that came to mind were "Uh-oh." Went away, though. Only thing I've really noticed is the audio sounds different from both XM and Car Play. Less treble and more bass.
     
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    I got the update as well i noticed the park sensor sounds are different now.
     
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    I think some of the display themes are different. Can't say for sure though because I switched mine to Theme #5 the first week I got my truck back in June and I haven't looked at them since, except for today.
     
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    My screen was super bright with burn in too. Nice to know it will eventually go away.. I managed to fix it before when it did this but forgot how.

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    I emailed UConnect customer support with some questions.
     
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    Got my update today for my 8.4 Nav, non Apline. Not too much looks different. I also noticed a increase in bass and lack of treble. Throw me all off. I had to play around with the audio settings and amp/sub settings to get it back to how I like it.

    Anyone notice any other changes?
     
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    Please let us know what you find out.
     
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