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ID3 Software Update V3

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Hi All,

Got the notification to start update to V3 today and should be currently updating. Says it can take 6-8 hours. Any idea how I would know if car is actually updating as there isnt any lights shown on the cluster?

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Doors are locked.and any lights on cluster shoud be on.am not sure ?
What do you mean? Is the car unmovable during an 8 hour update? That's ridiculous.
Something to remind some people of. Although those on this thread already know this.

To download the update, the car needs to be switched on.
To install the software, the car needs to be switched off.

Installing software is like a computer update, you are unable to use it while it is being installed.
That's a poor excuse, and it does not take 8 hours to install a computer unless you installing it from scratch or something went seriously wrong. Also, most things in a PC can actually be installed while you are running and using the PC.
The car updates are more akin to firmware updates though, pretty much all PC firmware updates I know of require your PC to be restarted (or at least you can't use them whilst the firmware is being flashed).
I know that, but come on, 8 hours...? That is not restart, that's extremely slow download, update and installation.
I suspect it's a combination of them being conservative and using the cheapest hardware they can get away with. I could also imagine there's still some legacy "this will only be installed once" mentality in their software designers which won't help, unlike Tesla which was designed from the ground up to be updateable.
Yes, I suspect also that they used the world's slowest and cheapest chips. My BMW needs a few minutes, and that's perfectly fine and fully acceptable.
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