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Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:29 pm
by mattFromLA
Out of curiosity, what would happen if I took an upgraded SD Card out of another SoulEV and put it into mine. Would mine upgrade permanently, would the other car stop working? Do the cards need to be in at all times in order for the system to work?

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:10 pm
by dkqc
DarthNick wrote:
dkqc wrote:
Fansite wrote:If someone needs a version for Canada, you can download it here.


Has anyone else tried this? Can they confirm that Fansite's download on Google Drive will work?


I just learned about this upgrade a few days ago. I'm also in Canada, driving a 2015 +. Have you felt brave enough to try that download yet? I've only managed to find a link to instructions on installing the Canadian Software update. Maybe someone here on the forums had done the update and can share the file? Would LOVE access to Apple Carplay.


Hi DarthNick, Funny. I was just going to ask you if you had been brave enough. I haven't... If you look at ClayPete's post, it looks like it might have got AndroidAuto to work, but then messed up his maps in the Kia navigation system. This does not inspire confidence in me! Bye for now,
dkqc

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:55 pm
by JejuSoul
mattFromLA wrote:Out of curiosity, what would happen if I took an upgraded SD Card out of another SoulEV and put it into mine. Would mine upgrade permanently, would the other car stop working? Do the cards need to be in at all times in order for the system to work?

When you insert an SD Card with updated software the system will update.
System files are copied from the card to the car. 1.5GB
Map files are left on the SD Card. 8GB

If you take out the SD Card after the update, and do not insert another card you will still be running the updated software, but not have the map.
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I did not check whether you can run Android Auto without a card inserted, or whether you can insert a second SD Card with an old map and have that work.

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:56 pm
by mammlouk
Fansite wrote:My friend shared the previously downloaded firmware. I checked it out. I updated multimedia in my car. Everything turned out well. As a result of the update, my previous version of ST.PSEV.USA.E483.151002 was replaced with a new one: ST.PSEV.USA.E512.161024

For a while I will post an archive with this firmware on my Google Drive. Do not thank)))

Download link from Google Drive: Kia_Gen4_Software_2016

Photo: Before update and After update

UPD: While I was looking for the firmware version I needed, I came across some version of software for Canada. On my car, she did not fit. When trying to update, the message appeared on the screen: "Not compatible with hardware version. Please check and try again."

If someone needs a version for Canada, you can download it here.

Just like everyone else I wanted to give you a great big thanks for this! I just picked up my 2015 Soul EV today. I had a nearby dealership do an inspection. I specifically asked them to check the software version for me and let me know if it was updated to Include Android Auto. They just came back with "System up to date. No updates available." Imagine my not surprise when it didn't have Android Auto. I'll even step it up a notch and tell you about how I'm pretty sure it had never been updated... ever. The software version date? 140904 Firmware Date: 140630 Needless to say I pushed the update as quick as I could and now my NAV apk and maps are not compatible. Can anyone out there provide NAV and Maps which work with the newer software/firmware combination from this update? I can make due without, but it would sure be nice to have a fully functioning setup.

I've uploaded reference images for after and before to imgur: [url="https://imgur.com/a/XWZcVpS"]Here[/url]

Should i be worried about the missing version number for "SUBM" after the update?

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:59 am
by AwesomeDad
Hey, great to see that this is possible, however, this version does not work on a norwegian version of Soul EV 2016. Does anyone have the correct version?

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:54 am
by EWBurden
Fansite wrote:My friend shared the previously downloaded firmware. I checked it out. I updated multimedia in my car. Everything turned out well. As a result of the update, my previous version of ST.PSEV.USA.E483.151002 was replaced with a new one: ST.PSEV.USA.E512.161024

For a while I will post an archive with this firmware on my Google Drive. Do not thank)))

Download link from Google Drive: Kia_Gen4_Software_2016

Photo: Before update and After update

UPD: While I was looking for the firmware version I needed, I came across some version of software for Canada. On my car, she did not fit. When trying to update, the message appeared on the screen: "Not compatible with hardware version. Please check and try again."

If someone needs a version for Canada, you can download it here.


As said by everyone thanks for this posting.

I've recently bought a 2016 Kia Soul EV and and am going to try this update to get Apple CarPlay. I've downloaded both the US and Canadian versions as I'm not sure which will work in my Soul. Thanks again.

The car was originally registered in the US and then imported to Canada in 2019. So, I figure I'll try the Canadian version first and if that error messages out I'll try the US one.

My issue, just to keep things interesting, is the vehicle came to me without any SD card in the slot. My plan is to grab a blank SD card write the update to it and give it a go. Has anyone tried this?

I'll post again to let you know how it all works out, or not...

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:36 pm
by IanL
EWBurden wrote:
...My issue, just to keep things interesting, is the vehicle came to me without any SD card in the slot. My plan is to grab a blank SD card write the update to it and give it a go....


There may be a problem with that. See https://www.speakev.com/threads/map-media.149297/#post-2807138

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:09 am
by EWBurden
IanL wrote:
EWBurden wrote:
There may be a problem with that. See https://www.speakev.com/threads/map-media.149297/#post-2807138



Well that will suck. But without a card I'm kinda in a spot where I might as well try. I ordered a card and a USB card reader last night from Amazon, good price and I can stay home, so when it arrives it a couple days I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the heads up.

ernie

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:46 pm
by EWBurden
EWBurden wrote:
IanL wrote:
EWBurden wrote:
There may be a problem with that. See https://www.speakev.com/threads/map-media.149297/#post-2807138



Well that will suck. But without a card I'm kinda in a spot where I might as well try. I ordered a card and a USB card reader last night from Amazon, good price and I can stay home, so when it arrives it a couple days I'll give it a go.

Thanks for the heads up.

ernie


Well, my Amazon order finally showed up yesterday. Today I wrote the Canadian version to the SD card and tried it. No joy. Incompatible firmware error. Though this might happen as the car was originally a US registered vehicle. So I re-wrote the SD card using the US update, plugged it in and success!
Took a couple hours and the restart process scared me a couple times but it all worked. Now have Apple Carplay. I can use Google maps from there for Nav if I want and well it all just worked.
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread.
ernie.

Re: New software update installation (video)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:52 pm
by IanL
That's very interesting. Either the software does not use a CID, or the version you have is cracked to remove the requirement for the CID.