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This is a cross post form the uConnect 6.5 firmware update topic.

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any damages to your uConnect, Car or your hair falling out from running this modification.
That being said, if you do have a problem please contact me and I will see if I can help you fix it.

For all those people still on v17.07.55 or older uConnect 6.5 firmware I offer you a “jailbreak”, you can now update your maps to the latest versions. I have to warn you though, the process can take a lot of time!

For those of you who have updated your uConnect to v17.35.41 or v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!

For a Full EU update, if you follow my instructions fully, it will take approx. 4hours during which time your uConnect must remain powered on. This time can be greatly reduced by only updating the country or countries you need, or if you are feeling brave, skipping Step 1.

Files / Items needed:
uConnect 6.5 running v17 or older firmware -Now support Fiat and Jeeps too!
At least 8gb USB Drive ***preferably with a flashing led light so you can see file access***
Files from
https://mega.nz/#F!kURhTCbJ!uJhKPMyGiESbvQSDb33CvQ

Stage 1 – Backup your files

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic -Alfa pre UPD.zip -For Alfa
1 Magic -Fiat & Jeep pre UPD.zip -For Fiat / Jeep
2 Backup.zip

Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “2 Backup.zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, in my case it took 1h25 to complete this stage, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO to
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

After that you now have a backup of all the system and map files we are going to change on your uConnect.
KEEP THEM SAFE!
Either use a second USB for stage 2, save the backup folder to your computer or if your like me and use a 16gb USB stick you can leave it where it is.

I have now uploaded copies of the official EU Map Packs from (A) 2013, 2015 and 2017 that should function as a backup or official upgrade for anybody needing them.

Stage 2 – Modify your uConnect

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic.zip --You should already have this if you completed Stage 1

D FEU Custom 2019v1.zip --FullEU (Newest update!)

D EU Custom 2018 HNEU2018Q3.zip --Full EU
Or
D UK Custom 2018 HNUK2018Q3.zip --UK Only
D FR Custom 2018 HNFR2018Q3.zip --France Only
D DE Custom 2018 HNDE2018Q3.zip --Germany Only
D IT Custom 2018 HNIT2018Q3.zip --Italy Only
***There will be other country only update packs soon***
Or
A EU 2013 Original NQEU2012Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original EU Release
A EU Update 2015 HMEU2014Q2.zip --Going back to stock with 2015 Maps
A EU Update 2017 HMEU2015Q4.zip --Newest Original Map files released 2017


Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “D XX Custom 2018 HN….zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx. 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, depending on “D” file used - If country only pack approx. 15min if full EU then approx. 2h, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

If all gone well you will now have a uConnect 6.5 with updated maps!

As I am sure you can understand, there are still some little bugs to work out;
UK postcodes > Only 5 digit search
UK Speedcam > Not working at all
Anything else… you tell me

The UK postcode problem frustrating but workable as it the current lack of speedcams – my uConnects speedcam database was so out of date that it was nearly useless anyway. On a plus note I now have fully working TMC in the UK and France!

There may be other little problems for the rest of the EU but I am unable to test them.



*To Power cycle:
Either remove key, lock car, wait 10min, unlock and restart)
Or use engineers menu to reset the uConnect (Press Radio, More and Browse until menu pops up, scroll down to Reset Radio, answer YES)
 

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For those of you who have updated your uConnect to v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!
iSquithy you are the MAN! Thank you for your your hard work with these updates!

I am one of the fools who updated to V18 first :grumpy:
 

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I wish the official Alfa Romeo dealers in NZ could help me with map updates in my 2015 Giulietta, which has ~2011 maps. They are completely unable, at any price, to update the uConnect 6.5” non-Live system - in a three-year-old car - seems disappointing to me! :(

I remember the Mercedes dealer being far more helpful with my ten-year-old CLS, offering either to update the maps to three-years-old at modest cost, or to upgrade the whole navigation system at significant cost - but at least they gave the customer options, on a ten-year-old car!

-Alex
 

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I wish the official Alfa Romeo dealers in NZ could help me with map updates in my 2015 Giulietta, which has ~2011 maps. They are completely unable, at any price, to update the uConnect 6.5” non-Live system - in a three-year-old car - seems disappointing to me! :(

I remember the Mercedes dealer being far more helpful with my ten-year-old CLS, offering either to update the maps to three-years-old at modest cost, or to upgrade the whole navigation system at significant cost - but at least they gave the customer options, on a ten-year-old car!

-Alex
What version software you running / what maps currently on your car?

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This is a cross post form the uConnect 6.5 firmware update topic.

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any damages to your uConnect, Car or your hair falling out from running this modification.
That being said, if you do have a problem please contact me and I will see if I can help you fix it.

For all those people still on v17 or older uConnect 6.5 firmware I offer you a “jailbreak”, you can now update your maps to the latest versions (currently offering 2018Q3 in my pack). I have to warn you though, the process can take a lot of time!

For those of you who have updated your uConnect to v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!

For a Full EU update, if you follow my instructions fully, it will take approx. 4hours during which time your uConnect must remain powered on. This time can be greatly reduced by only updating the country or countries you need, or if you are feeling brave, skipping Step 1.

Files / Items needed:
uConnect 6.5 running v17 or older firmware
At least 8gb USB Drive ***preferably with a flashing led light so you can see file access***
Files from
https://mega.nz/#F!kURhTCbJ!uJhKPMyGiESbvQSDb33CvQ

Stage 1 – Backup your files

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic.zip
2 Backup.zip

Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “2 Backup.zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, in my case it took 1h25 to complete this stage, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO to
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

After that you now have a backup of all the system and map files we are going to change on your uConnect.
KEEP THEM SAFE!
Either use a second USB for stage 2, save the backup folder to your computer or if your like me and use a 16gb USB stick you can leave it where it is.

I have now uploaded copies of the official Map Packs from 2013 (A), 2015 (B) and 2017 (C) that should function as a backup or official upgrade for anybody needing them.

Stage 2 – Modify your uConnect

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic.zip --You should already have this if you completed Stage 1
D EU Custom 2018 HNEU2018Q3.zip --Full EU
Or
D UK Custom 2018 HNUK2018Q3.zip --UK Only
D FR Custom 2018 HNFR2018Q3.zip --France Only
D DE Custom 2018 HNDE2018Q3.zip --Germany Only
D IT Custom 2018 HNIT2018Q3.zip --Italy Only
***There will be other country only update packs soon***
Or
A EU 2013 Original NQEU2012Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original EU Release
B EU Update 2015 HMEU2014Q2.zip --Going back to stock with 2015 Maps
C EU Update 2017 HMEU2015Q4.zip --Newest Original Map files released 2017


Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “D XX Custom 2018 HN….zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx. 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, depending on “D” file used - If country only pack approx. 15min if full EU then approx. 2h, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

If all gone well you will now have a uConnect 6.5 with updated maps!

As I am sure you can understand, there are still some little bugs to work out;
UK postcodes > Only 5 digit search
UK Speedcam > Not working at all
Anything else… you tell me

The UK postcode problem frustrating but workable as it the current lack of speedcams – my uConnects speedcam database was so out of date that it was nearly useless anyway. On a plus note I now have fully working TMC in the UK!

There may be other little problems for the rest of the EU but I am unable to test them.



*To Power cycle:
Either remove key, lock car, wait 10min, unlock and restart)
Or use engineers menu to reset the uConnect (Press Radio, More and Browse until menu pops up, scroll down to Reset Radio, answer YES)
iSquithy! Thank you :)
 

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Careful! Alex has an ROW" Rest of World version, rather than our EU Version.......
Yea I figured as much, but I do have the ROW iso that he used to fix his uConnect with, so if that can be modified and it's the correct version for him....
Thanks heaps for your interest :) I see you both remember my plight before ;)

Software version 15.18.00
NaviServer 9.10.2.412572
Map database CMCN4VP4ROW; NQROW2013Q2; 20140526
Map setup VPHX-QQWP-EQ0E-VWYR-TLF5-D5

-Alex
 

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Thanks heaps for your interest :) I see you both remember my plight before ;)

Software version 15.18.00
NaviServer 9.10.2.412572
Map database CMCN4VP4ROW; NQROW2013Q2; 20140526
Map setup VPHX-QQWP-EQ0E-VWYR-TLF5-D5

-Alex
I do, i wished i was able to help you then..... but now i think i can!

https://mega.nz/#!hNwSmQwA!WSToS14ltCoixJ-kvRYz27BvZO0MxBxyiSo1FySHdlM

that is for a little test if you will.

It should offer to update when you plug the USB in - DONT DO IT, just say NO and pull the USB.

If it has worked there will be two txt files on your USB, a file system list and a free space / partition layout - send me them so i can make a update for you!!!!!!!
 

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I do, i wished i was able to help you then..... but now i think i can!

https://mega.nz/#!hNwSmQwA!WSToS14ltCoixJ-kvRYz27BvZO0MxBxyiSo1FySHdlM

that is for a little test if you will.

It should offer to update when you plug the USB in - DONT DO IT, just say NO and pull the USB.

If it has worked there will be two txt files on your USB, a file system list and a free space / partition layout - send me them so i can make a update for you!!!!!!!
Many thanks for this, iSquithy :)
I apologise for the delay in my response - not a lack of enthusiasm on my part but I just needed access to a desktop PC where I can save the >1GB file and transfer to a USB (I only ever use my phone these days).

I am downloading the file now and will attempt the not-update shortly :)

Cheers
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Hey people

I have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee with UConnect 8.4 on version 15.30.2. I would love to update the maps but don't know where to start really. I have read the thread and non the wiser (Bit like Jeep ;). Does anyone have a modified 8.4 image with 2018 maps?

Thanks

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Hey people



I have a 2016 Jeep Cherokee with UConnect 8.4 on version 15.30.2. I would love to update the maps but don't know where to start really. I have read the thread and non the wiser (Bit like Jeep ;). Does anyone have a modified 8.4 image with 2018 maps?



Thanks



Ray
Hay Ray,

I will have a look for the iso for you, it may be early next week when I have it for you. Currently stuck working lol.

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This is a cross post form the uConnect 6.5 firmware update topic.

Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any damages to your uConnect, Car or your hair falling out from running this modification.
That being said, if you do have a problem please contact me and I will see if I can help you fix it.

For all those people still on v17.07.55 or older uConnect 6.5 firmware I offer you a “jailbreak”, you can now update your maps to the latest versions (currently offering 2018Q3 in my pack). I have to warn you though, the process can take a lot of time!

For those of you who have updated your uConnect to v17.35.41 or v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!

For a Full EU update, if you follow my instructions fully, it will take approx. 4hours during which time your uConnect must remain powered on. This time can be greatly reduced by only updating the country or countries you need, or if you are feeling brave, skipping Step 1.

Files / Items needed:
uConnect 6.5 running v17 or older firmware -Now support Fiat and Jeeps too!
At least 8gb USB Drive ***preferably with a flashing led light so you can see file access***
Files from
https://mega.nz/#F!kURhTCbJ!uJhKPMyGiESbvQSDb33CvQ

Stage 1 – Backup your files

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic -Alfa pre UPD.zip -For Alfa
1 Magic -Fiat & Jeep pre UPD.zip -For Fiat / Jeep
2 Backup.zip

Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “2 Backup.zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, in my case it took 1h25 to complete this stage, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO to
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

After that you now have a backup of all the system and map files we are going to change on your uConnect.
KEEP THEM SAFE!
Either use a second USB for stage 2, save the backup folder to your computer or if your like me and use a 16gb USB stick you can leave it where it is.

I have now uploaded copies of the official EU Map Packs from (A) 2013, 2015 and 2017 that should function as a backup or official upgrade for anybody needing them.

Stage 2 – Modify your uConnect

Prep:
Download:
1 Magic.zip --You should already have this if you completed Stage 1
D EU Custom 2018 HNEU2018Q3.zip --Full EU
Or
D UK Custom 2018 HNUK2018Q3.zip --UK Only
D FR Custom 2018 HNFR2018Q3.zip --France Only
D DE Custom 2018 HNDE2018Q3.zip --Germany Only
D IT Custom 2018 HNIT2018Q3.zip --Italy Only
***There will be other country only update packs soon***
Or
A EU 2013 Original NQEU2012Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original EU Release
A EU Update 2015 HMEU2014Q2.zip --Going back to stock with 2015 Maps
A EU Update 2017 HMEU2015Q4.zip --Newest Original Map files released 2017


Process
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “D XX Custom 2018 HN….zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx. 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, depending on “D” file used - If country only pack approx. 15min if full EU then approx. 2h, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*

If all gone well you will now have a uConnect 6.5 with updated maps!

As I am sure you can understand, there are still some little bugs to work out;
UK postcodes > Only 5 digit search
UK Speedcam > Not working at all
Anything else… you tell me

The UK postcode problem frustrating but workable as it the current lack of speedcams – my uConnects speedcam database was so out of date that it was nearly useless anyway. On a plus note I now have fully working TMC in the UK and France!

There may be other little problems for the rest of the EU but I am unable to test them.



*To Power cycle:
Either remove key, lock car, wait 10min, unlock and restart)
Or use engineers menu to reset the uConnect (Press Radio, More and Browse until menu pops up, scroll down to Reset Radio, answer YES)
I have a problem with it. to format the pendrive Fat32. 8 Gb Sony with led. I connected to the usb. Pendrive begins to flash. Than I'm getting this message. I Waiting 5-10 minutes. Nothing
 

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I have a problem with it. to format the pendrive Fat32. 8 Gb Sony with led. I connected to the usb. Pendrive begins to flash. Than I'm getting this message. I Waiting 5-10 minutes. Nothing
You need to take the files out of those the folders.

USB > swdl.iso
Script.lua
Orig

Then plug into the car

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Any possibility to work on 8.4" UConnect on Jeep Grand Cherokee ?
I have firmware 17.09.07 on it
 

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Any possibility to work on 8.4" UConnect on Jeep Grand Cherokee ?

I have firmware 17.09.07 on it
Unfortunately no, the firmware update on that uConnect is the same as the v18 on 6.5s - currently locked out.

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@Gyurciiii

Yes that looks good. Plug it into you car after the uConnect has booted up and when it asks about running the update, say NO. That should complete the backup for you!

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