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Self Rebooting?

My 3 just downloaded 32.12.2 and afterwards rebooted itself. It may have happened in the past, I just don't recall it happening.In the past I would reboot it manually after each update. If it rebooted itself, is there still a need to manually reboot?

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ecarfan

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In the past I would reboot it manually after each update
Over my almost 6 years of Tesla ownership, and probably over 30 firmware updates, I don’t recall ever manually rebooting my cars after an update. I don’t understand why you would do that.
If it rebooted itself, is there still a need to manually reboot?
Not in my opinion.
 

WilliamG

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My 3 just downloaded 32.12.2 and afterwards rebooted itself. It may have happened in the past, I just don't recall it happening.In the past I would reboot it manually after each update. If it rebooted itself, is there still a need to manually reboot?

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Pretty sure the reboot is part of the install of every update, historically. I mean, it's a full software update!
 

ucmndd

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Pretty sure the reboot is part of the install of every update, historically. I mean, it's a full software update!

Exactly. There’s no such thing as a firmware update without a reboot. People who think they’re doing something productive by rebooting a second time right after would have the same exact results rubbing a lucky rock.
 
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ecarfan

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Reboot because after some update there are some quarks. I have experience a few of it.
“Quarks” are present in all matter. By definition. ;)

But seriously...there is no reason to do a reboot immediately after a firmware update as a matter of practice. Yes, a reboot will do no harm. But it is not required.
 
I always do a reboot after an update. This reboot near the end of the update isn't new or news, it's always been a part of the update process. Why I still reboot is that in the absence of console logs to see what's actually happened, all I can assume is that this reboot happened near the end of the update process, not necessarily right at the end. Quite often updates on other devices still have little things that move into place, setting that get finalized, etc after that reboot. Maybe that kind of thing doesn't happen with our tesla's, or maybe it does - we don't know. So I do another reboot just to play it safe. And for what it's worth, after every update I see people reporting various little problems, that are fixed by rebooting - I don't have those little problems though. 32 updates in the last 16 months!
 

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