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Upgrading the Korean Map

Sat Dec 26, 2015 6:59 am

Some tips for English speakers in Korea to upgrade to the latest version of the navigation map.
Others might find some of this useful as possible future additions to the mapping software in their own country.
In Korea system and map upgrades are DIY and free.
You download the latest apk and data using the SmartUpdaterPlus software. This part is Korean only.
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It is an 8Gb download.
You can choose to save the files onto the computer or straight to the SDcard.
You can make as many copies of the SD card as you want.
Put the new SDcard into the car and follow the instructions here - http://www.kia-gpsmap.ca/downloads/dl/f ... review.pdf
The installation takes about 30 minutes. It is all really easy.
I am very impressed with how easy Kia has made this update process.
The software features do not seem to have changed at all.
The map however now has English streetnames and locations. A great new feature.
The number of public ch argers visible (within driving range) has greatly increased.
The car has a new clearer talking voice. ("There are several speed bumps ahead")
Have yet to test the Navi features to see what else is new.
Voice recognition in English still doesn't work.
The Navi did lose some of the recent "Over The Air" updates. For example recent speed cameras.
These were restored within 24 hours.
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:36 am

Some interesting bits of info I found while looking through the update log files.

The hardware for the Navigation is:

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ro.product.device=imx53_ard
ro.product.board=ARD
ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
ro.product.manufacturer=kia
Info about this board here - http://cache.nxp.com/files/32bit/doc/da ... &pageNum=1

The difference in what gets updated in the 4 different markets.

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#UPDATE_TARGET_TABLE
//1. SYSTEM, 2.   DMB   3.DAB 4.MODEM 5.GPS 6. INIC(MOST) 7.MULTITOUCH 8.MONITOR 9.HDRADIO 10.SXM 11.AMP 12.SUB MICOM 13.MAIN MICOM 14.EXT.KEYBOARD 15.EXT.CDP
$ST_PSEV_KR : {1,1,0,1,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_NA : {1,0,0,1,1,0,1,0,1,1,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_EU : {1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_CA : {1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0,1,1}


The update files

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\update|checksum|55|0
\update|checksum.md5|55|0
\update|update.ini|55|0
\update|version.000|55|0
\update\gps|da.bin|55|0
\update\gps|gps_app.s19|55|0
\update\gps|gps_module.bin|55|0
\update\micom|micom_sw.bin|55|0
\update\modem|amss_I_SKT.mbn|55|0
\update\modem|NPRG6270.hex|55|0
\update\modem|partition.mbn|55|0
\update\submicom|Submicom_update.abs.s19|55|0
\update\system|hib.img|55|0
\update\system|logo.bmp|55|0
\update\system|otacerts.zip|55|0
\update\system|u-boot.bin|55|0
\update\system|update.zip|55|0
\update\system|update_encrypted.zip|55|0
\update\system|urecovery.img|55|0
\update\system|vr.img|55|0

checksum is a text file that has a hash value for each file.
checksum.md5 is a text file that has a md5sum value for each hash.
otacerts.zip contains a PEM certificate presumably for validating Over The Air updates.
logo.bmp is the UVO SmartITself boot screen

version.000 is a text file

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#I-BOX UPDATE IMAGE VERSION LIST
BOOTLOADER_VER : BOOT.E475.150430
UBOOT_VER : KRNL.E475.150430
HIBERNATION_VER : FB.ST.PSEV.KR.E475.150430
SYSTEM_VER : ST.PSEV.KR.E475.150430
VOICERECOGNIZATION_VER : ALL.KO.PR.150430
GPS_VER : 2.14.22
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:58 am

Just added the latest version.
Q42015: Soul EV(UVO2.0, SDCard) ST.PSEV.KOR.E499.151119 KOR.08.52.41.000.003.1

One new feature for EVs is in the Range map.
All ch argers within the green circle are shown in green. (within 80% of the current range)
Those ch argers reachable within the red circle are shown in red. ( >80% distance but still reachable just)
You just touch the ch arger you want and the navigation heads for there.

Also of interest was that the camera software got updated. What is new I don't know yet.
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:01 pm

The next version is now out: Q12016 - ST.PSEV.KOR.E500.160315
We have not yet caught up to the E510 version which will be available in the I oniq. ST.AEEV.KOR.E510.160222
Will update later when I've tried this new version.

Added the new map - tested it. Mostly it is all the same.
Found one feature which I have never seen before. (Perhaps it was there and I didn't notice - Anyone else seen it?)
If you push the compass button on the map it gives 3 options "2D North Up", "2D Heading Up" and "3D North Up"
This can also be done through the mapview setting which I hadn't seen before.
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:07 pm

Looking through the update files on the latest map I found some interesting data.

The original Soul EVs are updated as before:

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//1. SYSTEM, 2.   DMB   3.DAB 4.MODEM 5.GPS 6. INIC(MOST) 7.MULTITOUCH 8.MONITOR 9.HDRADIO 10.SXM 11.AMP 12.SUB MICOM 13.MAIN MICOM 14.EXT.KEYBOARD 15.EXT.CDP
$ST_PSEV_KR : {1,1,0,1,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_NA : {1,0,0,1,1,0,1,0,1,1,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_EU : {1,0,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,1}
$ST_PSEV_CA : {1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,0,1,1}

But MY 2017 Soul EVs are updated as: (Still no UVO in Europe and Canada. New Modem in US and Korea.)

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//1. SYSTEM, 2.   DMB   3.DAB 4.MODEM 5.GPS 6. INIC(MOST) 7.MULTITOUCH 8.MONITOR 9.HDRADIO 10.SXM 11.AMP 12.SUB MICOM 13.MAIN MICOM 14.EXT.KEYBOARD 15.EXT.CDP
$ST_PSEV17_KR : {2,1,0,2,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0}
$ST_PSEV17_NA : {2,0,0,3,1,0,0,0,1,1,0,1,1,0,0}
$ST_PSEV17_CA : {2,0,0,0,1,0,0,0,0,1,0,1,1,0,0}
$ST_PSEV17_EU : {2,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,1,1,0,0}

The I oniq EVs are updated as: (For some reason there is no European version. US gets an Amp.)

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//1. SYSTEM, 2.   DMB   3.DAB 4.MODEM 5.GPS 6. INIC(MOST) 7.MULTITOUCH 8.MONITOR 9.HDRADIO 10.SXM 11.AMP 12.SUB MICOM 13.MAIN MICOM 14.EXT.KEYBOARD 15.EXT.CDP
$ST_AEEV_KR : {2,1,0,2,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,1,1}
$ST_AEEV_NA : {2,0,0,3,1,0,1,0,1,1,1,1,1}
$ST_AEEV_CA : {2,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,1,1,1,1}


Other Hybid EVs to get updated are the Hyundai LFHEV and LFPHEV (I oniq?)
Kia TFHEV, Kia JFHEV and Kia JFPHEV (Optima), Kia DEHEV and Kia DEPHEV (N iro?)

So no sign yet of a new Kia EV. (The Ray EV code TAMEV does not have the navigation display)
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:47 pm

New version of the map software is out. ST.PSEV.KOR.E510.160608
Soul EV in Korea now matches the I oniq EV. (Edit - not true. The Ioniq EV was released with software ST.AEEV.KOR.E514.160524 - updated since the pre-release was demo-ed in March)
And is slightly ahead of the just released version in North America. (E506)

Haven't added it to the car yet but I do know we won't be getting Android Auto because the government blocks Google Maps here.
see - http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_ ... 49106.html
and - http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2 ... 08414.html

Really interesting controversy here about Pokemon Go. Because Google Maps is banned Pokemon Go will not work in most of South Korea. But it does work in regions very close to the North Korean border, and islands close to Japan where Google Maps uses data intended for another country .

Added it this evening. Changes seen so far.
Improved route finding and searching for places to charge.
Graphical tweaks to the map (selectable colours, icons, font sizes)
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:55 am

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The Q3 2016 update came out on the 9th September. - It is ST.PSEV.KOR.E518.160831
It doesn't upgrade the software much. Only new page was this.

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It does completely alter the charging locations. Previously in Jeju the Navi displayed 65 government run c hargers, and left off the commercial networks.
These have now been removed from the car's map. We now have a commercial system of about 200 c hargers.
The government run c hargers all still exist, but there use is now intended to be for government vehicles only.

An interesting aside. You now get a pop-up message on the Navi screen telling you that an update is available.
The I oniq EV also got this message, although for some odd reason the update wasn't actually available for the I oniq EV.
The I oniq Hybrid however did get the same update as Kia's Soul EV. (although without c harger locations.)

Update: The I oniq EV got the third quarter map update a month later than everything else.
Now on - ST.AEEV.KR.E518.160831

seems the US may get the self updated map software soon -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6MhJpW4Wd0
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:52 pm

A warning message for those trying to upgrade the navigation software.

A user in Jeju recently needed their Navi computer to be replaced after a failed map upgrade.
The user forum here suggests that people wait for more info before attempting any upgrades.

In the US users who tried upgrading in 'ACC' mode rather than 'Start' mode have drained their 12V battery.

I have never had a problem with this process, I have done it 4 times now, but it seems others have.
I have already been running the supposedly faulty software for a month already.
I will wait for further details, before commenting more. For now bear in mind the warning.
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:29 pm

The quarterly map update is not out yet for Q4 2016, but a couple of things I looked at yesterday are interesting.

While driving I got a pop-up message on the Navi screen that the camera software had been updated. If you look at my post from January you'll see that I've had this before. Am now guessing that this message is telling me that the navi has updated its speed camera data.

Also I looked at the real time traffic info and route system. I have never used this because we don't have any express-ways on the island. Despite this my system does update every 5 minutes with real time traffic info from the entire mainland.

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There's some interesting info about the android navi system here - http://www.kia-forums.com/2016-sorento/ ... uto-2.html
User jasonamd extracts the apk files from a 2016 Kia Sorento.

So I did the same with the files from my Soul EV.
Start by unpacking the system.img file in ...\Data\SOUL_EV\update\system\update.zip
Then extract from the image file using the method shown here - Android Tutorial: How to extract system.img files
These are all the system apps installed on my car:

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AccountAndSyncSettings.apk
ApplicationsProvider.apk
Bluetooth.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
CertInstaller.apk
Contacts.apk
ContactsProvider.apk
DebuggingTools.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DrmProvider.apk
HKMC_AllMenu.apk
HKMC_AppStore.apk
HKMC_AvAux.apk
HKMC_AvImage.apk
HKMC_AvMusic.apk
HKMC_AvVideo.apk
HKMC_Climate.apk
HKMC_DLNACore.apk
HKMC_DMB.apk
HKMC_DownloadMenu.apk
HKMC_DownloadService.apk
HKMC_EngineerMode.apk
HKMC_FileExplorer.apk
HKMC_IBoxSystemUI.apk
HKMC_InfoMenu.apk
HKMC_InteractiveGuide.apk
HKMC_MediaGate.apk
HKMC_Modem_EngineerMode.apk
HKMC_MyMenu.apk
HKMC_Navi.apk
HKMC_Navi_Tpeg.apk
HKMC_NaviInteractiveGuide.apk
HKMC_PowerOff.apk
HKMC_Provision.apk
HKMC_RadioKR.apk
HKMC_RearCamera.apk
HKMC_RingtoneDialog.apk
HKMC_SaveFrame.apk
HKMC_SDCardMonitor.apk
HKMC_SecurityManager.apk
HKMC_SwUpdate.apk
HKMC_TAppEV.apk
HKMC_TAppSafetyAndGIS.apk
HKMC_TAppService.apk
HKMC_TAppVRM.apk
HKMC_TelematicsProvider.apk
HKMC_TelematicsWebView.apk
HKMC_VoiceCommands.apk
HKMC_VoiceHandler.apk
HTMLViewer.apk
iBoxDevTools.apk
IBoxFallback.apk
KoreanIME.apk
Launcher2.apk
LogStoreProvider.apk
MadmServices.apk
MediaProvider.apk
NaviPopupService.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
Phone.apk
PicoTts.apk
QuickSearchBox.apk
Settings.apk
SettingsProvider.apk
TelephonyProvider.apk
TtsService.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VpnServices.apk
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Re: Upgrading the Korean Map

Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:52 am

The Q4 2016 update came out late - on the 16th January. - It is ST.PSEV.KOR.E525.170106
It includes Android Auto and Apple Car Play for the first time in the Korean Navi.
Haven't used either of these yet.

Here are the new screens.

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