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Model S Update available 8-12-2016 questions

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by nitram26, Aug 12, 2016.

  1. nitram26

    nitram26 Member

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    This will be the first time i have an update available for my MS. I see the alert on my console saying it will take about 1 hour 40 min to install..

    couple questions..

    1) is the update already downloaded locally when you get these alerts? I am curious because you can schedule it to install at a certain time since it says you are unable to drive the car during the update. i also ask because when the car is parked in my garage it is connected to wifi and would prefer to have it download the update this way rather then 4G.

    as of right now since we all have the 3G/4G networks included its not a big deal. but when these big updates are available for cars that no longer have unlimited data i would assume you can have the option to chose whether you'd want to use data or wifi?

    2) since Tesla is compared to apple a lot on how things are done.. is there a link or spot where you can see what these new updates are fixing or adding to your software before you update?
     
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    #2 msnow, Aug 12, 2016
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    1. Yes, it's already downloaded. It usually does not take the full 1:40 to install. More like 30-35 minutes.
    2. No, they don't provide specific release notes. We wish they would. There is a "changelog" provided by @Ingineer in both the 7.1 and Changelog threads that identify which modules are updated in the firmware.
     
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  3. Xenius

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    Does the update have to be triggered from inside the car? Got the notification on the app this morning after I got to work, didn't see a way to tell it to update via the app.
     
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    Currently, you have to do it from the car. You can either do it immediately (but cannot drive for a while) or schedule it. It took about 20 minutes to do the latest update.
     
  5. Xenius

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    Nice, will go walk over and have it update itself now. Cheers.
     
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    I did the update last night and it was also my first update. I was notified of the update on my Apple Watch which I thought was cool. I went out to the MS and it said it would take 1 hour and 40 minutes. It really only took less than 10 minutes to complete the update.
     
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    What was updated?
     
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    Non-specific. Pretty much small fixes, nothing notable in the pop up page after completion.
     
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    There also is separate update tracker database where you can sign in and log your updates. Provides interesting stats for updates and timing. Go to: http://ev-fw.com/track-reports.php
     
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