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Old 08-08-2018, 02:46 PM
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So last night I started the "journey" of updating my MMI to the latest software and maps.

It hadn't been updated since it came from the factory, so step 1 was to update to the latest s/w and I was able to get it all done within 30 minutes.

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I've done plenty of programming and s/w updates are pretty straight-forward as long as you don't veer too far off course and you have the correct back-ups and such.

I'll be doing the actual map updates this weekend...if not earlier.
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Originally Posted by raj99 View Post
So last night I started the "journey" of updating my MMI to the latest software and maps.

It hadn't been updated since it came from the factory, so step 1 was to update to the latest s/w and I was able to get it all done within 30 minutes.

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I've done plenty of programming and s/w updates are pretty straight-forward as long as you don't veer too far off course and you have the correct back-ups and such.

I'll be doing the actual map updates this weekend...if not earlier.
That is super awesome!
I have been wanting to update mine also, how much did you get the update for?
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That is super awesome!
I have been wanting to update mine also, how much did you get the update for?
I did the update myself... So just my time and expertise
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I did the update myself... So just my time and expertise
Where did you get the update and would you be willing to sell a copy?
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Where did you get the update and would you be willing to sell a copy?
It's not as simple as a copy/paste function. And at the very least you'll need access to the engineering menu of your mmi.
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It's not as simple as a copy/paste function. And at the very least you'll need access to the engineering menu of your mmi.
So you actually programmed it?
I do have VCDS, access to green and red engineering screen.
I am tech literate but would not want to mess it up either.
I have seen the SD card updates and did read something about the dealership having to do some programming, but if it is something I could do myself, I would.
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From what I've found the only thing to not mess with is updating anything with the sound system. Apparently that's how a lot of people end up bricking the system, Bose updates. I too have seen SD cards on EBay, but they mostly seem to be only for the Euro Q7's and no maps.

Perhaps we can get a fund started and pass around the software and maps, so we all benefit and split the cost into peanuts?
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what was gained from this update? did it fix anything you were having issues with or improve any behavior? If all we know it just changes a version number I think I'll pass.. Navi updates would be nice tho, mostly for accurate speed limits since they recently seem to be changing frequently on the West side of the country.

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I would like a copy also to update. Would be willing to pay some $ for the firmware and updated maps. Let me know aswell.
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Hey folks...like I've said before, it's not just a copy/paste, load format for these. Unless you are comfortable with low-level coding, akin to C and are familiar with compiling code, I'd not recommend doing it on your own. Since all maps require activation through a unique VIN, which essentially makes each activation specific to each device (i.e. vehicle).
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