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why has my dash display changed without a recent software update???

David in NC

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Feb 13, 2019
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This morning I am now for the first time seeing a new dash display with the driver visualization box much bigger (see pic), I have not had a software update in a couple of weeks (see version pasted below). Why does my software version say "bad" at the end? What is going on?
 

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David in NC

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Feb 13, 2019
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NC
yeah, reboot may have worked (haven't driven yet)
but which is a better reboot: powering down via scroll wheels or "power off" via center touchscreen?
 

r1200gs4ok

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Jul 17, 2019
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This morning I am now for the first time seeing a new dash display with the driver visualization box much bigger (see pic), I have not had a software update in a couple of weeks (see version pasted below). Why does my software version say "bad" at the end? What is going on?
its part of the revision number
 

jorobsand

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Nov 12, 2017
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Charlotte, NC
It is a hexadecimal number, written with the numbers 0-9 and letters a-f, so you have the necessary 16 symbols to represent the number.

So it could also be “baddeadbeef” at the end.

Yea, the fact that the 3 letters spell "bad" is nothing more than a coincidence. It is just part of the coding for the version number.
 

Patrick W

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Mar 17, 2015
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While watching activity on my internet router I've noticed a lot of data being transferred to my vehicles with no change in the firmware version number.
 

drtimhill

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Apr 25, 2019
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Why does my software version say "bad" at the end? What is going on?

(chuckles) The digits at the end are a software checksum value, in hexadecimal (base 16), which includes the digits "a" to "f". It's just that in this case the math caused the last three digits to happen to spell the word "bad". Next time it might spell "cafe" or "beef" (or any other short word you can make with the first 6 letters of the alphabet).
 

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