Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

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TheBestIsBlessed
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Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by TheBestIsBlessed » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:20 pm

Hi all,

Im based in Scotland, UK and have a (Late) 2018 Range Rover Velar (D180) and I was looking to upgrade to the smartphone pack.

Would anyone know if this is possible? I don’t have navigation in the car or any sort of internet connectivity in the car.

I spoke to the Land Rover dealership close to me and they’ve advised they don’t think it’s possible as when I go into All Settings > Software Update the “SOTA” option isn’t there. All I have is an option to check for an update but I don’t have any connectivity to do this anyway!

Was wondering if anyone else in my situation has been able to upgrade? I really like Apple CarPlay hence why I was looking to upgrade.

Thanks!


EDIT: I was also told I don’t have any software updates pending for my car, which I found strange since I’ve had it for over a year!

I checked my car and it says I’m on S18C_18.32.4-205602

Pat27
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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by Pat27 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm

Might be worth phoning another dealer ?

https://www.landrover.co.uk/ownership/software-update/sota-upgrade.html

TheBestIsBlessed
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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by TheBestIsBlessed » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:44 pm

Pat27 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Might be worth phoning another dealer ?

https://www.landrover.co.uk/ownership/software-update/sota-upgrade.html
Thank you! That’s exactly what I read so I quizzed them on it. I was told if I don’t have SOTA available in the software update section then it’s not possible.

I called another dealership (Parks in Ayr, Scotland) and they’ve asked me to bring the car in for them to check it on the 7th of Jan so I’ll just have to wait for that.

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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by MikeJL » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:51 pm

If you have anything but the base model you will be able to have ACP/AA. Base model I’m not sure, but it sounds like you’ve found a dealer willing to help & they will know.
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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by Maltise » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:58 pm

TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Pat27 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Might be worth phoning another dealer ?

https://www.landrover.co.uk/ownership/software-update/sota-upgrade.html
Thank you! That’s exactly what I read so I quizzed them on it. I was told if I don’t have SOTA available in the software update section then it’s not possible.

I called another dealership (Parks in Ayr, Scotland) and they’ve asked me to bring the car in for them to check it on the 7th of Jan so I’ll just have to wait for that.
Give me your last 8 and I will check it for you.


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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by TheBestIsBlessed » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:04 pm

Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:58 pm
TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Pat27 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Might be worth phoning another dealer ?

https://www.landrover.co.uk/ownership/software-update/sota-upgrade.html
Thank you! That’s exactly what I read so I quizzed them on it. I was told if I don’t have SOTA available in the software update section then it’s not possible.

I called another dealership (Parks in Ayr, Scotland) and they’ve asked me to bring the car in for them to check it on the 7th of Jan so I’ll just have to wait for that.
Give me your last 8 and I will check it for you.


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Hi!

Apologies for being silly, what should I provide? The VIN?

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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by Maltise » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 pm

TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:58 pm
TheBestIsBlessed wrote: Thank you! That’s exactly what I read so I quizzed them on it. I was told if I don’t have SOTA available in the software update section then it’s not possible.

I called another dealership (Parks in Ayr, Scotland) and they’ve asked me to bring the car in for them to check it on the 7th of Jan so I’ll just have to wait for that.
Give me your last 8 and I will check it for you.


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Hi!

Apologies for being silly, what should I provide? The VIN?
The last 8 of your VIN will work just fine.


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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by TheBestIsBlessed » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:09 pm

Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 pm
TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:58 pm


Give me your last 8 and I will check it for you.


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Hi!

Apologies for being silly, what should I provide? The VIN?
The last 8 of your VIN will work just fine.


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KA794712

Thank you!

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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by Maltise » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:21 pm

TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 pm
TheBestIsBlessed wrote: Hi!

Apologies for being silly, what should I provide? The VIN?
The last 8 of your VIN will work just fine.


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KA794712

Thank you!
Your SOTA is turned on and the latest update is 19C, but I can not see your current version. I can send it to your vehicle though. If you can connect your vehicle to WiFi and check for updates for me I will push the new software to you. Let me know once you are connected and have checked for updates. I will help you if you can do it before I fall asleep.


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Re: Possible to upgrade to Smartphone pack?

Post by TheBestIsBlessed » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:29 pm

Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:21 pm
TheBestIsBlessed wrote:
Maltise wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 pm

The last 8 of your VIN will work just fine.


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KA794712

Thank you!
Your SOTA is turned on and the latest update is 19C, but I can not see your current version. I can send it to your vehicle though. If you can connect your vehicle to WiFi and check for updates for me I will push the new software to you. Let me know once you are connected and have checked for updates. I will help you if you can do it before I fall asleep.


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My current version is S18C_18.32.4-205602.

I don’t have any connectivity for my car as it’s a base model :(. Would I be able to connect my car up any other way?

I didn’t think it was possible.

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