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RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

All,

I found that there was a recent update firmware posted (2.700) for the RHR radios.

Download Now | MyGig RHR 2.700 Software Update


I also found that there is a Gracenotes (Music Album Art database) update as well which brings you up to v6168!

http://www.mediafire.com/download/82...e_RHR_6168.iso

Hope this helps people out. I updated my 2012 JK earlier this week and there were no issues applying these updates.

Perform the firmware update prior to updating Gracenotes.

Enjoy!


***EDIT: this is not for the UConnect 5.0 or 8.4 systems. This is for the older units in the pre 2014 WK2's.

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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

"Burning" as-we-speak.

I'm actually pretty amazed that they released an update, even if it's modest, for these older systems.
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copied to a flash drive loading so far. works it updated my grace notes to the 6168.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

I applied both the firmware update and the Gracenotes update this afternoon successfully. (I don't really care much about the latter, but staying current isn't a terrible thing...)
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

I contacted SOX to see if there are any release notes for this update, but unfortunately, at the moment, there does not seem to be any.

That said, I note that they clearly have made some improvements to the Bluetooth side of things. While streaming from my public radio station app (wxpn.org) or the Apple Music app via Bluetooth, I'm now getting the song information available on the display. That was not the case with v2.600. Hopefully, there is improved stability when the BT phone connection interrupts music playback as I was getting occasional "system goes out of its mind" incidents on very long trips with v2.600.

The update retained my radio presets, but set the EQ back to "flat", so I had to return it to where I like it.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

Loaded new Firmware yesterday, noticed no real differences, still no texting support.
It may just be a reliability update.

Thanx for the info Xjrguy
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

They really cannot add features to the hardware that don't exist already...texting would be an example I suspect. But yes, reliability and Bluetooth improvements are what I'm noticing.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

FYI for anyone using USB drive. I had an issue where nothing worked, so I extracted the files and created a new iso, which then worked perfectly. I'm not sure what the issue was with the original I dl'd, but it does work with USB drive.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

Doing the firmware via USB or DVD is just fine. Gracenotes, I believe, should be done only by DVD if things hold to be the same as previous.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

I really hope this fixes my radio freezing issues while streaming over Bluetooth. It had gotten to the point that it was basically guarenteeed after 30min or so of listening - even after a radio swap!
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

So far, so good for me on the stability thing.
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Re: RHR Radio 2.700 firmware and Gracenotes 6168 Updates

It's definitely an improvement. The bluetooth doesn't connect as quickly as other vehicles, and it does stammer when it first connects. But it's improved, and is quicker.
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