Model 3 Master Firmware Updates List and pre 2018.12 discussion

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Most of the other Teslas forums have a similar thread regarding firmware update versions so this thread will be specific to Model 3 features that are changed or introduced with each firmware update. If you are a current owner and notice specific features that are revised or added in an update, please post it here and the Mods can update the OP to reflect this. Unfortunately, Tesla Update Notes with each download are notoriously nonspecific in regards to features that are included with updates. Some updates may have no noticeable new features and simply be bug fixes.

OTA firmware updates do not happen with any particular rhyme or reason so it's useful to check here and see if you're running the most recent version. Although there is really no way to "force" an update, it has been suggested that parking around a Tesla service center and connecting to their wifi system sometimes can trigger an update.

If you haven't already, please sign up to one of these websites to participate in updating your firmware version info to help the community: http://ev-fw.com/reports.php and/or the subscription site http://firmware.teslafi.com/. If you sign up for API updates, these sites will automatically register firmware updates when your vehicle receives them.

Most recent Update Build on top with first date that the Build was reported to be installed - significant changes (if any) are listed. Builds preceded by an asterisk * and bold are Model 3 builds.

2018.16 eac88a7 (4/24/18)
.....Unified S3X build
2018.14.13 9e3b7ff (4/18/18)
....data sharing
2018.14.7 24efc86 (4/17/18)
.....chill acceleration

2018.14.2 a88808e (4/16/18)
2018.14.2 862275d (4/15/18)
2018.14.1 7f53642 (4/16/18)
2018.14 4d25341 (4/10/18)
....new faster internet browser for MCU1 with more accessible sites, much fewer streaming "loading errors"
2018.13 5016f5e (4/16/18)
2018.12.1 b39b759 (4/6/18)
2018.12 5eadc71 (3/28/18)
.....NEW NAV ENGINE, First unified build for S3X, Right scroll wheel controls AP distance/speed, Left scroll wheel adjusts side mirrors/steering wheel position

2018.11.3 7ae26b4 (3/23/18)
2018.11 eaa841a (3/15/18)
2018.10.6 b532133 (3/27/18) Possible Intel chip S/X build (MCU2)
2018.10.5 342f4e3 (3/25/18)
2018.10.4 8bbdc66 (3/14/18)
2018.10.2 74fad9a (3/21/18) Possible Intel chip S/X build (MCU2)
2018.10.1 5e8433d (3/14/18)
.....HEATED REAR SEATS, rearranged bottom row functions with larger buttons, NAV setting to avoid ferries/tolls, AEB effective speed increased to 90mph from 50mph, sharper backup cam, phone key doesn’t unlock vehicle until door handle is pressed

2018.10 9982696 (3/9/18)
.....Added Frunk/Trunk function by app for S/X
2018.7 a3159ea (3/2/18)
2018.6.1 641efac (2/21/18)
2018.6 7ffa6f7 (2/16/18)
* 2018.4.9 700fb88 (3/2/18)
.....glovebox disabled in valet mode
* 2018.4.8 9b31a91 (2/18/18)

2018.4.7 3ee0f17 (2/10/18)
* 2018.4.6 9a47df4 (2/9/18)
.....Owner's Manual in UI, Release Notes, Phone Key Management, with updated app allows seat/defroster preheating, finer settings for wiper speed

2018.4.1 ec044c8 (2/1/18)
.....selectable units for tire pressure display, heated steering setting restored after reentering car, Canadian French language option for Canada cars
2018.2 0eddd23 (1/17/18)
* 2017.51.e254f92 (2/6/18)
* 2017.50.13 550ee35 (2/2/18)
.....Easy Entry settings activate after seatbelt unbuckled instead of shifting into park
* 2017.50.12 b707518 (1/25/18)
* 2017.50.11 13d4a04 (1/16/18)
.....Parking display shows inches from objects
* 2017.50.10 563d37d (1/12/18)
.....Santa Easter Egg for Model 3 (in time for next Christmas), scheduled charging restored, added features for USB music playback

2017.50.3 f3425a1 (1/1/18)
.....automatic wipers for AP2!
2017.50.2 3bd9f6d (12/23/17j
.....Santa Claus Easter Egg
2017.50.1 ceae3b8 (12/16/17)
2017.50 2275226 (12/15/17)
.....preconditioning by app also warms the battery pack
* 2017.48.15 8812942 (12/31/17)
.....automatic wipers for Model 3
* 2017.48.11 8df3b30 (12/30/17)
* 2017.48.9 cad11b5 (12/21/17)
.....added a USB button in the audio section
.....Voice Activated Bug Report Available
* 2017.48.8 a361d51 (12/20/17)
* 2017.48.7 93692eb (12/20/17)
.....permanent wiper button on main screen
* 2017.48.6 32974c3 (12/14/17)
.....New audio settings “Immersive Sound”

2017.48 a774ed8 (before 12/4/17)
* 2017.46.12 566041d (before 12/12/17)
* 2017.46.10 c110db4 (before 12/12/17)
.....FM radio activated

2017.46.9 3628a24 (before 12/4/17)
2017.46.8 50d6145 (before 12/4/17)
2017.46 3387a54 (before 12/4/17)
2017.44 02fdc86 (before 12/4/17)
.....Added "Chill" acceleration feature to slow acceleration speed for passenger comfort
2017.42.1 94435ee (before 12/4/17)
2017.42 a88c8d5 (before 12/4/17)
.....Updated TPMS, seat belt warning menu, odometer/power consumption, air vent GUI change.
2017.41 c84dea9 (before 12/4/17)
2017.40.1 e29b97f (before 12/4/17)
.....Camper mode added to allow HVAC and Audio to be used even when the key is absent
 
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Great idea! I made this a sticky thread so we don’t lose sight of it and the value it will bring over time!!
 

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Hi all! My car got 2017.48.6 32974c3 overnight, and I noticed that there's some new audio system options. Otherwise everything else looks the same as before. I haven't gotten to play with these new audio settings much, although going from "Off" to "High" on the Immersive Sound setting definitely made it sound more full.
Immersive_Sound_12.19.17.jpg
 

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Hi all! My car got 2017.48.6 32974c3 overnight, and I noticed that there's some new audio system options. Otherwise everything else looks the same as before. I haven't gotten to play with these new audio settings much, although going from "Off" to "High" on the Immersive Sound setting definitely made it sound more full.
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@teslarob Thanks for the update! I’ve added your build to the list. As I suspected, the M3 seems to have builds that are not on the MS/MX update sheets. The teslafi update sheet has ONE M3 registered and is the only car to have the build that you just received (they got their update on 12/14). To all current M3 owners, keep your eyes open when you get a new update and keep checking back to this thread to see any new features that you may not have found before!
 

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New Model 3 exclusive build released 2017.48.7 93692eb. OP updated. If any current M3 owner notices any differences, please post for me to add.
 

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New Model 3 exclusive build released 2017.48.7 93692eb. OP updated. If any current M3 owner notices any differences, please post for me to add.
Aren't there typically viewable release notes for new builds? Or only for major releases?
 

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Aren't there typically viewable release notes for new builds? Or only for major releases?
The release notes are very generic and may only mention major new features. Most of the times, it only says "This release contains minor bug fixes" when it actually has some nice goodies. That's why we want to post here to help out others and owners should check back periodically so see if they missed something.

For example, @teslarob's update above regarding build 2017.48.6 32974c3 is in the audio settings. I don't regularly change my settings so I may have never known about the new feature. If teslarob or anyone else with the new version would care to post a screenshot of the release notes for that version, it probably doesn't say anything much. @PTFI had posted a new feature he noticed together with the audio function but I am not sure which version he was running or the exact new feature he found or else I would update it on the OP also. @RiggerJon and @Maevra have also been very helpful so hopefully they will help us keep this list updated.

I'm really waiting for big feature updates like the Wifi, Rear Seat heaters and Automatic Wipers (which I want on my MX also)
 

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I just got 2017.47.9 cad11b5. I didn't notice any visible changes to the UI.
You seem to be a few builds behind. Me too. My MX is still on 2017.44. I tried to sit in the Tesla lot for 15 minutes yesterday to force an update with no luck. Thankfully, the newer versions don't seem to have anything major for the S/X.

I imagine most current M3s will not get each and every update because they're coming out so quickly and because the data usage would be crazy until M3 wifi gets activated. I wonder if Tesla gets unlimited data on their cellular plans?
 

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Sorry, I typoed. It's 2017.48.9. (not 47.9) I corrected it in the post above.

Got it. Fixed. That's crazy that there have been 3 separate build updates in the past week for the M3.

* 2017.48.9 cad11b5 (12/21/17)
* 2017.48.7 93692eb (12/20/17)
* 2017.48.6 32974c3 (12/14/17)

This just proves that they're really pushing to get a clean version for the non-employee deliveries.
 

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Sorry, I typoed. It's 2017.48.9. (not 47.9) I corrected it in the post above.



I should also note that the name of the car in the pic is because I tried out the "42" easter egg. Name your car 42 and that's what you get.
I have the same "Name" after I ised the Easter Egg. Will change it when I think of something better.

Updated OP. Ver. 2017.48.9 cad11b5 with permanent wiper button on main screen
 

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NEW EASTER EGG!!!
I just got 2017.50.2 on my MX.

There is a SANTA CLAUS Easter Egg that changes the car into Santa’s Sled with falling snowflakes. Other cars now look like reindeer and when you activate the turn signal, you get ringing jingle bells!

Santa mode can be activated through Easter Egg screen or by voice command “Ho, ho, ho”. I imagine this will also be do-able in the M3. Kids will LOVE this (or anyone young at heart)

20171223_231501.jpg
 

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That button has been there for several weeks - it showed up at least two updates ago.
Got it. I’ll move the feature to 48.7. Keep in mind the list isn’t absolute, especially at this early stage. As more people get their M3 and we have more eyes, we can a more temporaneous list.
 

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Got it. I’ll move the feature to 48.7. Keep in mind the list isn’t absolute, especially at this early stage. As more people get their M3 and we have more eyes, we can a more temporaneous list.
Hopefully the release notes will be in the UI soon (as stated in the manual)