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Firmware 4.5

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by pilotSteve, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. pilotSteve

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    #1 pilotSteve, Apr 28, 2013
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    I've been running 4.3 since March. Reading about 4.4 from other owners I alternate between (a) wanting it and (b) happy to not have it! 4.3 has been quite reliable for me and it added the timed charging feature.

    Maybe I'll be lucky enough to skip 4.4 entirely and go right to 4.5 which (is rumored) to have better/fixed audio and possibly reduced vampire load. Can one skip an "intermediate" updates or would we always get 4.4 followed by 4.5?

    I'm reminding myself that waiting can be good :cool:

    Moderator Note: Please see Post #54 for 4.5 Release Notes
     
  2. NigelM

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    I think you're more likely to have issues with mis-matched module versions if you try to skip an update; the only reason I'm guessing that is my problem which arose from incomplete downloads, so I could be wrong.
     
  3. FredTMC

    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    thanks PilotSteve

    curious about the better/fixed audio. What are the rumors on that about? Is there a thread on it that u can post?
     
  4. NigelM

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    There's no threads on v4.5 yet. There seems to be a few rumors out there that it's coming soon though.

    (Mods will put up a sticky as usual as soon as somebody confirms they have v4.5)
     
  5. SuperCoug

    SuperCoug Model S Res #7734

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    I hadn't had any problems with 4.4 and it's been the best firmware so far on my car. It fixed a couple of really annoying bugs I was dealing with in 4.3.

    I'm glad I haven't had the issues that others have experienced but I guess I'm just trying to say that it's probably ok to simply install it when it becomes available for your car.
     
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    kvietor Model S S280 VIN 168

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    Nigel, have you checked the settings under Apps for the fonts? Listed are 1x, 1.5x, and 2x.
     
  7. apacheguy

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    Interesting to hear about 4.5. I would've assumed the next version would be 5.0 since that was supposed to be due out by the end of April. Any word on the "big one"?
     
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    When I picked my car up in early March, it had 4.2 installed, but my DS alluded to a "big" update he referred to a v5 coming in late spring or early summer. So far, I've received 4.3 and shortly after 4.4. No problems with either update.
     
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    Next update could be 4.5 or 5.0 or any number that Tesla chooses of course. I was a bit surprised that I've been on 4.3 for about five weeks and all previous updates came within ±10 days of others on the forum mentioning they had received them. That led me to wondering if Tesla has stopped rolling out 4.4 to those that haven't already received it..... and the next version will be the rumored "big update".

    (sorry I have no real information, just asking others for thoughts/speculation while waiting....)
     
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    Some of us hear a crackling sound in current (and previous) firmware when listening to internet radio. This is supposed to be fixed in a future firmware update.
    Audio crackling with slacker - sounds different from FM to Slacker - Page 2
     
  11. Todd Burch

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    FWIW, I still have 4.3 as well and am still waiting for the update. Not sure I have any issues major enough to push for 4.4, as my biggest pet peeves are still issues in 4.4 as well.

    I'm getting a little weary of these incremental updates that add little to no functionality and that don't seem to address a lot of reported issues. It seems like the software development pace is going really slow. I'm hoping that they've been doing TONS of work on 5.0 and that they're saving it all for the big update. If not, I'll start wondering how many years we'll have to wait before we get features promised at delivery :).

    OK, off my soap box. I love this car!
     
  12. K Hall

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    4.5 will be rewarding.
     
  13. NigelM

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    It is v4.5

    It is a big one.

    Makes no sense for Tesla to hold back and the constant updates are part of the fun of owning this car. The updates have been addressing issues and v4.5 will address some.

    Yup! :)
     
  14. toto_48313

    toto_48313 CAN P #5

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    4.5 is suppose to be out soon. Rumors says that Supercharger location will be on the map after the update.
     
  15. montgom626

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    That will be cool but useless for me in Wisconsin. I would like hibernate mode.
     
  16. Todd Burch

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    Alright, what do you guys know?!? I wanna know too!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Unless the changes are so substantial that it makes tying it with existing code difficult. In that case, they'd probably initiate a branch in their source code management software and work on a separate fork of the software independently.
     
  17. andrewket

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    Hmm. Some kind of Tesla social networked game in which awards are granted for achieving low wh/mi? Using data from other tesla owners tied with GPS to indicate average wh/mi over a specific route would be interesting.
     
  18. kinddog

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    that would be cool to see other floating T icons on the map to locate other Model S drivers in real time. sorta like a Grindr for EV owners.
     
  19. NigelM

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    Is this the same dog that would rather walk than have his car tracked? :wink:

     
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    LOL.
     

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