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LMWT

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Well the car has the H56 hardware number and the software is 1804 so I would think that this type of software update is possible on all Golf 8 Discovery infotainment.
That's good, something to look forward to! I will report back if the 1896 software update goes ahead as planned :) There's always a final word - has anybody been contacted by VW re. the promised IS software update and if so how has it worked out?

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com...voice-control-in-the-golf-to-a-new-level-7698
 

Maturedriver

Go Kart Newbie
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Surprise. Surprise!

After four visits to my VW dealer to have various ACC, Travel Assist and random pinging and messages issues I’m having a NEW STEERING WHEEL fitted 😳.

I trust everything going forward will therefore be tickety-boo 👻 ?
 

mageor

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Yes the TPI mentions that the hardware part number of the Gateway control unit has to be 5WA907530C. If the part number ends with a different letter then the software update can't be applied. The good news is they are working on a solution for these control units.
Thank you Massimo... You were so helpful and gave me hope... I feel so disappointed by this gateway control unit thing... Could I possibly change the control unit of my car and fit the one that allows the update?
 

koolmacher

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Surprise. Surprise!

After four visits to my VW dealer to have various ACC, Travel Assist and random pinging and messages issues I’m having a NEW STEERING WHEEL fitted 😳.

I trust everything going forward will therefore be tickety-boo 👻 ?
It should be my Golf has behaved itself since the new wheel was fitted last July. 👍
 

koolmacher

Passed Driver's Ed
That's good, something to look forward to! I will report back if the 1896 software update goes ahead as planned :) There's always a final word - has anybody been contacted by VW re. the promised IS software update and if so how has it worked out?

https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com...voice-control-in-the-golf-to-a-new-level-7698
No contact from VW and the last time I contacted my dealer they weren't aware of any mass software upgrade program or any software upgrade at all for that matter. I had to tell them it was in a press release from Volkswagen themselves last December 🤦
 

LMWT

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Shock Horror!
Surprise. Surprise!

After four visits to my VW dealer to have various ACC, Travel Assist and random pinging and messages issues I’m having a NEW STEERING WHEEL fitted 😳.

I trust everything going forward will therefore be ticke

No contact from VW and the last time I contacted my dealer they weren't aware of any mass software upgrade program or any software upgrade at all for that matter. I had to tell them it was in a press release from Volkswagen themselves last December 🤦
Exactly the same story with me :confused:
 

Massimo 2323

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LMWT - Hopefully they will update the car. For the internet radio to work you need a data plan (Cubic) or use the phone hotspot to use the phone internet data.

So today a Golf 8 in Germany with 1804 got an online remote update and is downloading a 3.5 GB file. From the name of the file downloaded we know its the 1896 software update. We will have confirmation tomorrow when it gets updated.
This would be the first known Online software update on a Golf 8 were normally you would need to go to the workshop.
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So the online software update was applied and this is the result: from 1804 to A896 and 816F to 816G.
It could be that more update packages will be downloaded and installed…
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pred1981

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LMWT - Hopefully they will update the car. For the internet radio to work you need a data plan (Cubic) or use the phone hotspot to use the phone internet data.

So today a Golf 8 in Germany with 1804 got an online remote update and is downloading a 3.5 GB file. From the name of the file downloaded we know its the 1896 software update. We will have confirmation tomorrow when it gets updated.
This would be the first known Online software update on a Golf 8 were normally you would need to go to the workshop.
View attachment 248384

So the online software update was applied and this is the result: from 1804 to A896 and 816F to 816G.
It could be that more update packages will be downloaded and installed…
View attachment 248547View attachment 248548
But that 3.5GB download... does the car do it by OTA or in the workshop? I have the 1804 software. A few days ago I received two identical updates, for Shop improvement, digital manual, general fixes.... Thanks!!!
 

Massimo 2323

Go Kart Champion
Here is the explanation from mike (MQBretrofit Germany) .The ORU is now available for Volkswagen MQBclassic using MIB3OI (Tiguan, Polo, etc) - on MQBw the Golf 8, Caddy V and Skoda Octavia NX.
It's a two parts update. First it will become A896 (3.5GB) , after that a second update with Speech (SDS) (1.7GB) content will follow. After installing this it will accomplish the whole procedure and become 1896.
This update is available from MIB3 version 17xx/18xx.
Cars with SOP1 Software (SW 16xx) still have to drive to the workshop to get their new baseline software package and a new Feature-Enable-Code to get the navigation function after updating the device working again.
 

LMWT

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Here is the explanation from mike (MQBretrofit Germany) .The ORU is now available for Volkswagen MQBclassic using MIB3OI (Tiguan, Polo, etc) - on MQBw the Golf 8, Caddy V and Skoda Octavia NX.
It's a two parts update. First it will become A896 (3.5GB) , after that a second update with Speech (SDS) (1.7GB) content will follow. After installing this it will accomplish the whole procedure and become 1896.
This update is available from MIB3 version 17xx/18xx.
Cars with SOP1 Software (SW 16xx) still have to drive to the workshop to get their new baseline software package and a new Feature-Enable-Code to get the navigation function after updating the device working again.
Massimo 2323 - Good to see things moving on, me hopefully getting the 1896 update next week at the dealer is still OK to do and corresponds with the last line in your post.
Moving on slightly - the attached photo is of what appeared today on my IS notifications - must be because I reinstalled fully My Connect app. earlier this week.
Is this good news, especially the one that states "Error Prevention" I've left these updates running this afternoon, it will be interesting to see if that update does as it suggests because out of the blue I got all the parking sensor errors again today! (before I let the updates run)
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pred1981

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Here is the explanation from mike (MQBretrofit Germany) .The ORU is now available for Volkswagen MQBclassic using MIB3OI (Tiguan, Polo, etc) - on MQBw the Golf 8, Caddy V and Skoda Octavia NX.
It's a two parts update. First it will become A896 (3.5GB) , after that a second update with Speech (SDS) (1.7GB) content will follow. After installing this it will accomplish the whole procedure and become 1896.
This update is available from MIB3 version 17xx/18xx.
Cars with SOP1 Software (SW 16xx) still have to drive to the workshop to get their new baseline software package and a new Feature-Enable-Code to get the navigation function after updating the device working again.
I was just watching MQBretrofit Germany jejejeje. Good news that the cars are finally updating themselves and we don't have to go to the workshop to do the software updates. It only remains to wait
 
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