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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/82mjm9687zkpkqf/Gracenote_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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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So far, so good for me on the stability thing.
 

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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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Yes, quicker connection is something I noticed right-off with this load.
 

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Sadly, I had two freezes of the UI tonight while using Apple Music App via Bluetooth. Sound continued to function well, but no controls. :(
 

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How do I install the update via USB?????? I have downloaded it but can't figure out how to install when I insert the USB stick. Thank you!!
 

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If you burned the ISO to the USB Memory Stick properly, insert it in the USB port on the front of the device and then turn on the vehicle. You may or may not need to select the USB "device" in the menu. With the DVD method, inserting the disk triggers the update automagically.
 

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When you say installed correctly on the USB... could you elaborate? I download the .iso file and then uploaded it onto my usb stick. I then plugged that into my car but nothing happens. Did I not install it correctly onto the USB? Do I need to open the iso file first and install the 3 items onto my USB?
 

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copied to a flash drive loading so far. works it updated my grace notes to the 6168.
I'm trying to install via USB as well (I don't really want to go buy a CD-R). Can you give me some steps that allowed you to install? I have the .iso file on my USB drive but what do I do when I plug it in???

Thank you
 

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You need to extract the files to the stick. Also, after you plug into the head unit, it takes a good 15-20 seconds before it reads and lets you know it's going to update. FYI, google iso to usb and use that. Works perfectly.



When you say installed correctly on the USB... could you elaborate? I download the .iso file and then uploaded it onto my usb stick. I then plugged that into my car but nothing happens. Did I not install it correctly onto the USB? Do I need to open the iso file first and install the 3 items onto my USB?
 
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