Last Edit: Dec 12 2013 7:07EDT
Software Updates and Changes
Software and Where you get it
First off the current location to receive the most current updates available for your Jeep are located at Link: https://rsur.extra.chrysler.com/rsur/Uconnect.do
. Simply enter your VIN and you can download a self extracting ZIP file that can be loaded to a USB Stick and installed on your Jeep. We also offer a section of the site where discussions on specific issues with Software versions and assistance with getting the Radio updated can be found. The following links are Premium Member VIP threads and offer extra assistance from our supporting members in getting the most out of your system and getting the files when the UConnect site misbehaves.
Current Version is 13.43.7 :http://www.jeepgarage.org/f219/uconn...tml#post944097
Prior Version is 13.39.51 :http://www.jeepgarage.org/f219/uconn...tml#post903646
When Loading the Software
Some key things to keep in mind when loading the software for North America are ALWAYS Follow the instructions. I have included a PDF attachment of the most recent instructions for the installation in this post for your reference. I have also included some notes below, and some of these items are mentioned in the instructions, many of them gathered from your fellow JeepGaragers right here in the forum. On that note, I have included notes put together by SNUKE and Vroon at the bottom of this post fro dealing with the UConnect Site.
-You MUST use no less than a 4GB USB stick formatted in FAT32 (All Export Models)
-Your USB Stick can be up to 32 GB, it is not recommended to try and use a larger one
-There can only be the single ISO file on the USB once you have created the USB Stick, no other files or folders can reside on the stick.
-Be Patient, Be Patient, Be Patient... If you are in a big hurry do not run the update now. Do not run the update while operating the vehicle, and think about the temperature outside before starting the update. If it is hot outside, run the vehicle and roll down the windows before you start.
-In relation to the last note, do not operate an accessory or touch the start button during the update process.
-Delete completely all Bluetooth Devices from both the radio and the phone and pair after the update again
-Do not panic if you are missing features or certain options will not select (see be patient note)
-If the update fails or something goes wrong, don't panic, it can easily be restarted.
-The update WILL put a log file on the USB stick showing all items and their completion status.
-If the update continues to cause you grief try a different USB Stick. Using a good quality USB stick will make this process much smoother than the free give away key chain units that have been dropped 600 times.
-Don't even try the update after letting you vehicle battery run down listening to the radio with the engine not running.
-During the upgrade process the screen may flash, go blank, have lines through it or go white. These have been reported and the update still completes fine (Thanks SJandL)
Most Significant Reported Fixes (official Change Logs posted to the VIP Threads)
-Improvements to NAV
-Significant improvements to VR (still no VR NAV support in Australia)
-Speedier interface, and switching screens
-Greatly improved stability
-Updated Media Interface
UConnect Site Installation Example
Thanks to vroon for this tip when using Chrome:
SNUKE Notes: "I did have to allow the site to run a script though. Was a little extra button in the url bar."
I have also added a couple of additional notes for other browsers
Load Unsafe Script - Also if you are Running IE you may get numerous content and security warnings.
Takes you through to secure screen to enter last 8 digits of VIN again, which will load this:
(You will see HTTPS errors in all browsers as the entire page does not contain ALL secure content)
This is a full screen of the entire file name
It will start an installation tutorial, Explaining how to place the files on a USB
At the end you get to download the file. If you have not already done so it may give you a warning about installing Akamai Netsession Interface (This is the download manager)