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Tap Advanced 5 times to force car to check for latest software update [Update: debunked, not true]

BobAbooey

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Oct 12, 2018
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Don’t know if it works
 

PL6D1N

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Jul 11, 2019
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I can confirm as well. Downloading now. Pressed and switched advanced button a bunch of times and 5 mins later got the notification.

Thanks Bobabooey Bobabooey Bobabooey
 

N54TT

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Aug 14, 2018
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I’m not sure if pushing update 5 times is what causes it. Just going to the software screen triggers it to check for an update. Just went to my car that has been sleeping all night, went to the software menu screen, it said checking for updates and then said update available! BTW the past couple days I’ve been doing that... but always got “software up to date”
 
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GoldenBasis

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Jul 20, 2019
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Interesting - MX 75D MCU1/AP2.5 EAP - currently on 2019.32.12.7
Tried the above hack and nothing happened. From TeslaFi firmware stats, It seems like there are two independent pushes happening now:
2019.32.12.7
2019.36.2.1​

I wonder if both are considered to be the latest patches depending on model/configuration?
 
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Darmie

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Whelp..... you can bet your bottom dollar this wonderful feature is going to go away soon.....as the Tesla learns of the masses doing this.
But these Downloads already in Que, right? I would think you are doing them a favor pushing out the D/L now. This would save bandwidth compared to when they push to the masses.
 

SigNC

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So from what I can tell, if you go into software it will check. It's similar to how on an iphone you are eligible for an update but you don't immediately get an alert. However, if you go in and check it will allow you to download. There is no need to tap anything 3 times. You can see when you go into software, it's checking for an update.
 
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Rothgarr

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So from what I can tell, if you go into software it will check. It's similar to how on an iphone you are eligible for an update but you don't immediately get an alert. However, if you go in and check it will allow you to download. There is no need to tap anything 3 times. You can see when you go into software, it's checking for an update.
Not me. I've gone into that screen a bunch of times to see about the 5% power update and nothing.

The only thing that worked for me was the OPs suggestion.
 
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Rothgarr

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it checks for an update when you hit software. It just so happens tesla pushed the update out last night. Nothing to see here.
Which update is that? I've been waiting for the 5% update for what seems like weeks (I don't know when it actually came out).

Only after using the OPs trick did I just get the update.
 

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