Sign in to follow this  
edinburgh_lad

Firmware upgrade

Recommended Posts

Hi there

I'm new to this forum, but excited to be able to seek your professional expertise.

I have a 2019 model of the Yaris (1.5) and I'm looking to upgrade the firmware.

Would you please tell me where to download the latest version or whether the local dealer can upgrade for free? (I just bought the car - 18 reg plate)

My current version is HE3945, but on the courtesy car I'm currently using, the version is HE3953 - see attached. So, I'd like to put the latest one on my car, whatever its version is. Mine is Touch 2 without the Sat nav, though the courtesy car has a Sat nav. Same model ID both cars, as you can see.

Thanks a lot.

(I'm waiting for Android auto - I'm told it'll be released in Sept for Yaris, but realistically available in Oct. Price is 250 for the pleasure of hooking up your iPhone or Android to your car, though I'm told 50 quid if you do a service too.)

(I'm IT proficient, but there doesn't seem to be some kind of website for Toyotas, or at least I can't find it, where you can check the most update versioning of the firmware and actually download it. )

Cheers. 

IMG_20200210_200341064.jpg

IMG_20200219_163953801.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

https://www.toyota.co.uk/tme#/my-toyota/
 

you’ll need to set up an account then register your touch 2 unit (I think you need you VIN code for this)...

You should find any update (if there are any) in e-store.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, edinburgh_lad said:

Hi there

I'm new to this forum, but excited to be able to seek your professional expertise.

I have a 2019 model of the Yaris (1.5) and I'm looking to upgrade the firmware.

Would you please tell me where to download the latest version or whether the local dealer can upgrade for free? (I just bought the car - 18 reg plate)

My current version is HE3945, but on the courtesy car I'm currently using, the version is HE3953 - see attached. So, I'd like to put the latest one on my car, whatever its version is. Mine is Touch 2 without the Sat nav, though the courtesy car has a Sat nav. Same modelv ID both cars, as you can see.

Thanks a lot.

(I'm waiting for Android auto - I'm told it'll be released in Sept for Yaris, but realistically available in Oct. Price is 250 for the pleasure of hooking up your iPhone or Android to your car, though I'm told 50 quid if you do a service too.)

(I'm IT proficient, but there doesn't seem to be some kind of website for Toyotas, or at least I can't find it, where you can check the most update versioning of the firmware and actually download it. )

Cheers. 

IMG_20200210_200341064.jpg

IMG_20200219_163953801.jpg

The all new Yaris due in Sept 2020 will have Carplay/Android auto and in May Toyota are releasing an update for 2019 Corolla & Rav4 to enable AA & Carplay, However they have not said and highly doubt they are going to make it available on any other current until models though.

Current Yaris is now closed for new orders and stock is now on run out for the switch to All new Yaris the head unit currently installed is not AA/Carplay compatible and would need new hardware to be so, so it is extremely unlikely Toyota will design a new headunit for a now discontinued model.

The Headunit update would have to be done at your Toyota dealer or via toyota-tech.eu ( chargeable access ) the update from 3945>3953 only has one listed "fix" for "TA- Messages are not displayed on the screen of the Touch device when a TA is issued"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for such a comprehensive response.

I was told Toyota would be retro fitting existing 2019 models of Yaris for 250 quid or 50 quid if you choose to have it serviced too. What I mean by retrofitting is a dongle that will be attached to the back of the unit.

You mention that the software upgrade has one fix. Is there a list of changes (ie change log) available in the open domain? I'd like to know what is the latest version of firmware (is it 3953?) And whether or not there are any new features implemented in this firmware too.

Thank you kindly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/22/2020 at 12:47 PM, edinburgh_lad said:

Thanks for such a comprehensive response.

I was told Toyota would be retro fitting existing 2019 models of Yaris for 250 quid or 50 quid if you choose to have it serviced too. What I mean by retrofitting is a dongle that will be attached to the back of the unit.

You mention that the software upgrade has one fix. Is there a list of changes (ie change log) available in the open domain? I'd like to know what is the latest version of firmware (is it 3953?) And whether or not there are any new features implemented in this firmware too.

Thank you kindly.

As devon says that offer was and is only applicable to Rav 4 and corrolla models as far as information fed to the network

Chr and Yaris plus all other models are not announced and like also highly doubtful they will 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Independent resellers seem to have added Android to Toyota Yaris already: 

This chap, Riva Hi-Tech (on Facebook Riva Hi-TECH "Riparoexpresscomiso"), seems to offer a module for the head unit for 550 euros. Quite steep, but it clearly shows it's possible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, edinburgh_lad said:

Independent resellers seem to have added Android to Toyota Yaris already

It is your choice if you wish to follow the same route. 

However, as the fourth generation Yaris is due to go on sale in the third quarter of this year, it is doubtful Toyota will upgrade the current generation with the older infotainment unit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sure.

For information, though, since my last post, it's Android 6, so well out of date. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, edinburgh_lad said:

Independent resellers seem to have added Android to Toyota Yaris already: 

This chap, Riva Hi-Tech (on Facebook Riva Hi-TECH "Riparoexpresscomiso"), seems to offer a module for the head unit for 550 euros. Quite steep, but it clearly shows it's possible. 

Totally not worth it. Look at how laggy the system is (blame Toyota for this unresponsive piece or ****). Besides that, it looks like the module is running android ICS, based on the UI looks. Most android apps already dropped support for android 4.X and lower. Android headunits from AliExpress seem to use either an intel chip (which I'm not known with) or the aged overly used snapdragon 625 running either android 7, 8 or 9. I believe qualcomm already dropped support for that chip, so the android that's running on it will never be updated to 10.

Really a shame, but it also gives the opportunity for a hardware company to develop such modules with the latest hardware.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this