Almost all of the discussion on software upgrades relate to greyed-out radio (AM/FM/XM) presets; just wondering it any of the updates actually fixed the USB stick initialization--as in getting rid of the 'device not detected' which shows-up about 20% of the time when starting the car. I'm beginning to think that a software solution may not solve the issue. Initialization of USB ports has been around for decades (thinking Win 98SE) so I think it may be a bad hardware design from Samsung...
It depends on which infotainment system it has.Hopefully I'm in the right forum for this but just had a quick question. Im interested in getting an '18-20 GS. Preferably '19-20 because of the new head unit, not sure if the head unit is actually new or if it's just running new software. But, wanted to know if anyone is aware that you can upgrade the '18 infotainment system to '19-20 models. Correct me if I'm wrong but it seems like that is the major differences between the '18 model to present. This info would really help bc the car is rare enough as it is but there are more '18s out there in other colors than the red that I can't stand for sale.
So, can someone clarify what the very latest software version is please? And, will it solve my problem.
To date, for those of us with Android UI (as pictured above by D2R) our car cannot be updated OTA, at least by us. Has to be done at dealer. Not sure what you're basing your comment on, but with each update applied, I could look at my radio settings to see what version it was, and dealer concurred each time (Dealer has now completed two updates since I bought my car two years ago). Currently on 22.10 in my car, as of June 2020.The latest software update was introduced in the summer of 2020 so if you go to your dealer, they should be able to accommodate you as that fixes most problems.
And FYI - there is no way to know the latest software by looking at the screens posted. A dealer technician would have to access service programming system and check for USB updates. OTA updates don't always update as many of us know and even those don't include the latest software.
Bulletin #19-NA-249 fixes "most" problems although I notice that my maps glitches occasionally after this update. It's noticeable as the vehicle speed on the DIC doesn't update when this happens. It seems to happen after the radio checks for over the air updates after a vehicle restart. I'm going to disable and see if that fixes as it's a very intermittent issue. Radio takes longer to boot after it checks this as well.
Again, taking it to the dealer is the only way to know. Posting these screen grabs isn't a useful tool to see the latest update is applied.
EDIT: But perhaps you meant there is no way of knowing GM's latest software update release by looking at our Settings screens? If that's the case, yeah that is certainly possible...apparently it's a big ask for GM to make their dealers and customers aware of when they push out an infotainment update. I had to regularly search the web to ferret this out; neither GM nor my dealer informed me of 22.10 even though I'd been in close touch with both entities for several months about infotainment problems, had a case# and had last spoken with them [I'm guessing it was] 3-4 weeks before I found out about 22.10 on my own.
Yeah, the adb doesn't always work in previous versions. I installed angry birds, fruit ninja and google maps when I was on 22.9 and now I regret the update to 22.10, since after the update GM locked down adb, and I cannot update/delete these apps anymore...I was never able to get ADB working in the first place . But mine has been upgraded to 22.TEN (and then a bit of graphics work at WAMS) and that upgrade has fixed the 'no device found' USB error. Now if there was only a 'write protect' switch somewhere...