"Jammin' 'Till Your GHz"
- Dec 9, 2014
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- South Jersey
Both HW2 should get this last update. If a unit was not able to get the update for the past 2 weeks this update will probably be its last.
We had to talk corporate into continuing updates on the old units since no notice was given. I told them it was not right and although it's normal in this industry to stop supporting units after a few years we need to be a leader and not a follower.
If your unit did not have the update available check again but note it is probably the last update on the older hardware.
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It has been a long time since I last downloaded new Control Box Firmware, so please bear with me as I ask the following questions and ask for anyone's advice.....
Car #1 Control Box with HW.2 YOP:12-2014 has Control Box f/w 5.5.6/8.5 rlsd: 07/18/2019
Car #2 Control Box with HW.2 YOP:06-2015 has Control Box f/w 5.5.6/8.5 rlsd: 07/18/2019
It appears that both Control Boxes were manufactured just prior to the original cutoff date where certain HW.2 Control Boxes would still be able to accept the new f/w 5.6.3/8.8
BRD mentions in his post above that he was able to convince ALP to provide one final/last Control Box f/w download, that being f/w 5.6.3/8.8, for the older HW.2 Control Boxes (manufactured prior to July 2015, per the 08/13/2020 ALP News release).
When I enter Car #1's Control Box serial number in the box for the ALP Control Box firmware update and then correctly put the verifying number in the required box and click on download, I am able to successfully download what is supposed to be f/w 5.6.3/8.8 on to a thumb drive.
Question: How do I know, or confirm, that the f/w I downloaded on the thumb drive is definitely f/w 5.6.3/8.8 prior to attempting to download it on to Car #1's Control Box?
Question: If I attempt to download what is, or what may be, f/w 5.6.3/8.8 on to Car #1's Control Box, if the new f/w download is unsuccessful, does my attempt to download the new f/w 5.6.3/8.8 wipe out/erase the old f/w 5.5.6/8.5 which is currently in the Control Box? Or does the old f/w 5.5.6/8.5 still remain in the Control Box?
Thank you in advance for any helpful advice which may be offered.