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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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2018 Bolt - Software version and OTA updates

So while setting up my new bolt two options caught my attention which I thought folks here would be interested

1. I see in the other thread that many bolt owners are updating the software to version 14.2.4. My bolt has a software version number 25.7.0. That is a huge jump from the version people here’s think is the most current.

2. There also seem to be an option to enable/disable ‘download updates in background’. Is this a precursor to the upcoming OTA updates?


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BTW, the car is amazing to drive.

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Interesting. I wonder if there is a difference in software between the US and Canada? Maybe you guys north of the border get different software? I believe that Chevy has said in the past that they do intend to do OTA updates eventually, but they are not doing it now. It makes sense that the systems are in place for that eventual day.

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The 2017s up here have the same software versions as those reported by US owners, so the version 25 is a 2018 thing and may be particular to the CDN market.

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I think that the 25.X.X is a MY2018 specific operating software designation.

This youtube video uploaded by a Bolt owner in Vancouver Canada shows his 2017 updated with the 14.X.X software.

https://youtu.be/8KJxZOkwV7M

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@Darsh , can you confirm the new software, 25.7.0 has "hilltop reserve" as an option?
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@Darsh , can you confirm the new software, 25.7.0 has "hilltop reserve" as an option?
@wonderbolt : The hilltop reserve option is still available. energy -> energy settings -> hilltop reserve

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I own a 2017 and 2018 bolt. The 2017 just had the update to version 14 and the new 2018 came preloaded with the 25.7.0 software.
Washington state BTW. I'm not exactly what the differences are as I just got the 2018.
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I wouldn't put it past GM to have made some significant (but unadvertised) changes between the 2017 and 2018 model years.

The only reason I could see for that difference in software is a significant difference in hardware. Anyone charge a 2018 Bolt EV on faster than 125 A DC fast chargers?
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I will look for differences that I may see in the software versions and post them as I find them.

I do also know they changed the OnStar package options between the two.
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