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Updating system firmware (smeg+) to last one.

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kkulishev   
Fri Mar 24 2017, 02:58pm
Member No: #47835
Joined: Mar 15 2017
Location: Sofia
Sorry for the english.

You can download last firmware - click here

INSTALL AT YOUR OWN RISK

It takes about ~20 minutes, you can drive the car, but radio and other functions dont work.
dont stop the engine

1) Download and unzip
2) Copy SMEG_PLUS_UPG folder to FAT32 formated USB flash drive. (Recommended to use 4GB+ fast USB 3 flash drive)
3) Start the engine, and wait system to load.
4) Disable eco mode, by clicking on car icon and then ECO OFF.
5) Make sure ECO mode is disabled, you can see on main screen ECO OFF icon is appeared.
6) You can check what version of firmware you are by holding setup button for 5 seconds.
7) insert USB flash drive to usb port and wait to loaded it.
8) Pop-up window will appear, wait few minutes to load the usb flash drive.
9) After that new pop-up window will appear asking you to update software, click yes.
10) In a few minutes, system will reboot and you will see blue screen.
11) You can get few errors with parking assistence, but its normal.
12) System will reboot few times.
13) After update, system will reboot to normal mode, and usb flash drive will load again with pop-up window asking you to update software, this time you click No, and then remove usb flash drive.
14) Now you can check if you have latest firmware version by holding setup button for 5 seconds, if you are on SMEG5.41.B.R4 is all good.

Now system is working more faster than before, and i tested internet browser via iphone internet, all good.

























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ryejag   
Thu May 25 2017, 08:10am
Member No: #47794
Joined: Mar 10 2017
Location: Glasgow
Went into my local Citroen dealer and asked how much to upgrade firmware, £118, came back and followed the advice above and hey now have upgraded firmware to SMEG5.41.B.R4

Thanks
Richard_C   
Thu May 25 2017, 02:11pm
Member No: #46470
Joined: Oct 11 2016
Location: Cambridge
Thanks, very clear posts.

Is there any advantage of 5.41? My main grumbles are traffic, on the radio it doesn't pull in BBC local alerts, just the odd commercial station, and on the satnav the 'around vehicle' option thinks Bristol and London are within 12 miles of Cambridge so push out sqintillions of alerts so I leave it off. Might do the upgrade if it cures either issue or gives me anything new and exciting.
JohnM52   
Thu May 25 2017, 03:43pm
Member No: #35830
Joined: Jun 05 2014
Location: Scotland
I have had fun trying to decide when the alert functions for the traffic info is on or off. Finally, after about 5 weeks I found that the white bar at the top of the box for "On Route", "Around vehicle" is what causes it to be ON. This is the opposite to the other things, like Eco Stop/Start where the orange bar across the top is it switched OFF. Having done this I now only get relevant local messages. This does mean that you will often get the message in the list box that there are no messages to view, but it did stop messages about incidents 93 miles away from appearing.
As for TA messages from BBC Local Radio, that is a completely different things and does not appear on the list of road problems in the alert menu.
I did not find that upgrading to 5.41 and then 5.42 made any difference to the traffic messages.
JohnM
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Richard_C   
Fri May 26 2017, 07:30am
Member No: #46470
Joined: Oct 11 2016
Location: Cambridge
Thanks - I will play with the local alerts thing again. Maybe doing the opposite of what appears to make sense actually makes sense.

I know the radio alerts are a completely different thing, but if I could get either to work properly it would be good. As far as I can gather the SMEG+ radio doesn't support the right sort of EON protocol to listen out for BBC alerts in background* but wondered if a firmware upgrade might have changed things.

Having said that, I will try appearing to turn it off in case in so doing I really am turning it on. But I'm sure it is on because I get random Heart FM interjects in some parts of the country.

* that every car I have owned for the last 25 years does, even the basest of base model radios in my C1.
Mss1641   
Fri Jun 16 2017, 05:59am
Member No: #46941
Joined: Dec 02 2016
Location: North Yorkshire
ryejag wrote ...

Went into my local Citroen dealer and asked how much to upgrade firmware, £118, came back and followed the advice above and hey now have upgraded firmware to SMEG5.41.B.R4

Thanks

Can you tell me if the upgrade is worth doing, what differences are there, are there more sound effects, new screen layouts etc? Thanks
rolika   
Tue Jun 20 2017, 03:39am
Member No: #48676
Joined: Jun 20 2017
Location: Youghal
Thanks much for the clear instructions!
Updated the firmware as I could not connect my Galaxy S7 to the car. It was just keep disconnecting. Now its working fine.
Thanks again.
paul231   
Sun Jul 23 2017, 05:27pm
Member No: #48956
Joined: Jul 19 2017
Location: nottingham
Hi,

Please can someone advise I just got a C4 grand Picasso June 2016 - the firmware is SMEG5.4.B.R8. Can I upgrade it to the above firmware.

Thanks
Frederick_99   
Tue Jul 25 2017, 11:46am
Member No: #20978
Joined: Jul 24 2011
Location: Oxford
5.42.B.R4 is now the latest firmware available i believe
I successfully updated my 2013 C4 Picasso with it with no problems
matjam   
Tue Jul 25 2017, 11:50am
Member No: #47314
Joined: Jan 18 2017
Location: Warwickshire
Frederick_99 wrote ...

5.42.B.R4 is now the latest firmware available i believe
I successfully updated my 2013 C4 Picasso with it with no problems

Have you noticed any difference?

I've updated mine from 5.0.D.R2 to 5.4.B.R6 but have not gone any further as I'm not sure if there are any significant changes. I've got the downloads just not applied them.
Frederick_99   
Tue Jul 25 2017, 02:35pm
Member No: #20978
Joined: Jul 24 2011
Location: Oxford
matjam wrote ...

Frederick_99 wrote ...

5.42.B.R4 is now the latest firmware available i believe
I successfully updated my 2013 C4 Picasso with it with no problems

Have you noticed any difference?

I've updated mine from 5.0.D.R2 to 5.4.B.R6 but have not gone any further as I'm not sure if there are any significant changes. I've got the downloads just not applied them.


I cant really say as I only had the C4 Picasso for a week before i updated, and its difficult to determine any reliable resources for the changelogs of what were implemented.

For me I just went ahead and did it anyway on the basis that the updates must have done for a reason and I hadn't read about any disadvantages maybe other than something about volume muting after a phone call or similar but that didn't overly concern me .

Ive not noticed any issues and if anything the screens maybe are a tad quicker, but for me it was quick enough anyway.

I also updated the maps and camera warnings to the latest but the maps are not that up to date....
Frederick_99   
Tue Jul 25 2017, 05:14pm
Member No: #20978
Joined: Jul 24 2011
Location: Oxford
matjam wrote ...

Frederick_99 wrote ...

5.42.B.R4 is now the latest firmware available i believe
I successfully updated my 2013 C4 Picasso with it with no problems

Have you noticed any difference?

I've updated mine from 5.0.D.R2 to 5.4.B.R6 but have not gone any further as I'm not sure if there are any significant changes. I've got the downloads just not applied them.

I can't really say as I only had the C4 Picasso for a week before I updated, and it's difficult to determine any reliable resources for the changelogs of what were implemented.

For me I just went ahead and did it anyway on the basis that the updates must have done for a reason and I hadn't read about any disadvantages maybe other than something about volume muting after a phone call or similar but that didn't overly concern me.

I've not noticed any issues and if anything the screens maybe are a tad quicker, but for me it was quick enough anyway.

I also updated the maps and camera warnings to the latest but the maps are not that up to date....
RPMC81   
Tue Sep 05 2017, 01:35pm
Member No: #49341
Joined: Sep 05 2017
Location: Portugal
Hello,

Just a question before I try to update my C4 Grand Picasso ... do I insert the USB in which USB port? Left or right? Thanks.
Frederick_99   
Tue Sep 05 2017, 04:43pm
Member No: #20978
Joined: Jul 24 2011
Location: Oxford
RPMC81 wrote ...

Hello,

Just a question before I try to update my C4 Grand Picasso ... do I insert the USB in which USB port? Left or right? Thanks.

I don't think it matters but I did mine in the left USB port as you look at it.

Other advice is to ensure eco is off, engine running and that no other devices are plugged in and that the bluetooth is not connected.
BigRed   
Fri Oct 13 2017, 03:38pm
Member No: #49548
Joined: Oct 04 2017
Location: Warrington
Worked a treat! Thank you all I would add id keep it in the parent folder on the stick and be patient takes 15-20mins and often seems like its stuck.
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