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Model 3 firmware size + Awesome mobile (ranger) service

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by novox77, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Today, I had an appointment for Mobile Service (ranger) on the Model S. I asked the tech if he had the ability to push a firmware update on my Model 3, since it's been stuck at 18.14 for a while now. He said yes as long as a work order was created first. He called it in and got the approval and kicked the process off.

    Then he showed me on his screen the download progress. The latest firmware, 2018.26.3, was 812MB. The cool part was that the Model 3 was being driven at the time by my wife, so it was downloading over LTE. By the time she got home, she got the notification that a firmware update was ready for install.

    The tech also showed me the firmware history on the car. Since 18.14, there has been no attempts by Tesla to send me an update. The last update (18.14) was done at the service center. Before that, I could see a couple of failed attempts, which usually means poor reception. Indeed the reception at my house is poor.

    However, now that I'm on 26.3, I'm assuming I can connect to my house wifi, so hopefully from now on, firmware downloads will be uninterrupted.

    Overall, Tesla Mobile Service was awesome. The guy fixed a bunch of extra niggles that weren't on the original work order (he added them after he finished).
     
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  2. apacheguy

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    812 MB suggests that they are pushing the entire image, not firmware patch files like on the Model S.
     
  3. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    They could potentially do both. Perhaps it's the full software when you're jumping a whole version number like 2018.24.x to 2018.26.x and just a patch update when you go from 2018.26.1 to 2018.26.3.
     
  4. apacheguy

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    Sure, but I’m saying that’s not how it works on the Model S. When I went from 7.1 to 8.0, it was a patch sized about 200 mb
     
  5. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    How did you learn of the FW size? similar to my situation, or is there another way to find out?
     

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