Do you have a 2017 or a 2018 Bolt? It wouldn't surprise me if the 2018's had a more recent software version than the 2017's, which may or may not be compatible with the older models.I just had my Bolt in yesterday to fix the freezing radio issue and ended up with version 14.5.0. Anyone know what was changed in this release? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
Was this something which could only be done when the car was stationary?So i upgraded to 14.5.0 the most recent. Also tested out the video player for mp4s. Sadly, the answer is no. In fact the ONLY thing you can do is look at pictures now via USB. Maybe we should petition GM to bring that function back.
I just did a check for OTA software updates with the Onstar wifi connection active (Basic service, no wifi hotspot connectivity, but radio connected to the Bolt's wifi signal). It came back with "your version is current", meaning it could phone home. I had never seen it do that before, but it's there now. So what I wrote below is uhhh... wrong. Sorry for the confusion.
From everything I've seen, the car does not "use
the built-in 4G LTE to download" SW updates You have to have an "internet" connection on the radio [yes, that's weird but this is GM after all, not Tesla]. For those of us who don't pay to use the Onstar wifi hotspot system (via ATT 4GLTE), that means you have to connect the radio to your own wifi hotspot. Having Onstar Basic service let's the car talk to GM and the MyChevy Apps via the 4G LTE connection, but that alone doesn't support SW downloads. Please correct me if I have this wrong....