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Software Update Version Info

Discussion in 'Model S' started by proxy, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. proxy

    proxy Member

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    Sorry if this is a newbie question...

    My car told me earlier this week that a new version of software is available for install, but I couldn't see any version number info or notes about what the update will change.

    I'm a cautious upgrader and want to research people's opinions before updating.

    How can I find out what version it's trying to install?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Patrick W

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    Monitor this site. It will give you a good idea of what the most recent version is:
    http://ev-fw.com/track-reports.php?ver=8.0

    As for what's going to change, the only way I know of to find that out is to monitor these forums and see what others say after they update their vehicles.
     
  3. proxy

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    Thanks. And. Woah.

    Interesting choice on Tesla's part to obscure any detail of what the update would bring.

    I just got my car a week ago and out the gate it appears to have 8.0 since it has the flatter design.

    I didn't pay for EAP 2 so I'm guessing it's not that.

    Any guess of what my update might be?
     
  4. HX_Guy

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    Can you go check what your current software version is? It will help give an educated guess of what software update you have pending.
     
  5. Andyw2100

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    It could be the same version that was being pushed to some of the cars, including AP2 cars, last week. Just because you don't have AP2 doesn't mean you won't wind up with a firmware version that has the same version number. The actual firmware you receive will have features that match your car.

    Based on the Firmware Upgrade Tracker, my guess is that it is firmware version 8.0.2.50.114 or later, but not 8.0.2.50.185, as that only started being pushed late on December 31, and it sounds like you received notification of your update before then.
     
  6. proxy

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    I'm on 8.0 (2.48.109) if that helps.
     
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    Yes, the car should disclose the pending version info as well as release notes prior to install.
     
  8. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 90D 2017.28 c528869

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    If you tap on the Tesla logo at the top of the center screen, it will show a picture of your car and the version of the software that you have installed.
     
  9. jaguar36

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    You're probably getting 2.50.180

    2.50.185 is only for AP2 cars

    For them to give you release notes prior to install they would have to actually publish release notes for each update.

    Tesla doesn't want you to choose whether or not to update, they want you to just do it whenever possible. Fortunately there have only been a few updates that had any significant bugs. (although quite a few that have removed AP functionality)
     
  10. proxy

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    I suppose it's likely 114 or 180, but are there notes on that website that outline what those released changed?
     
  11. proxy

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    They either want it to be more invisible, or they are choosing to focus on other areas of improving their business as they grow (or both). I hope it's more the second scenario.

    With modern computers, helping the user feel in control is the current norm by letting them know what changes will be implemented with a release.

    If Tesla can consistently release bug-free updates in an order of magnitude better than the norm established by other leading software companies that would be great.

    Until then, I hope they get around to changing the level of their update clarity. I'm even more cautious about updating my car than I am my notebook.
     
  12. TexasEV

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    Most updates aren't new versions at all, just builds with minor bug fixes that don't have any new functionality. Just accept the updates to install overnight and don't worry about it. Also dont worry if you don't get a new build that someone describes here. Not every update is intended for every car, some are configuration specific.
     
  13. jaguar36

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    Nope!
     

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