uConnect 6.5 (Alfa / Fiat) Root Access

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Roadboss

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May 12, 2021
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I think I created a monster , I have a Uconnect RHB 430n radio in a 2011 Durango. It has the 23.04.41 version wanted to update to RHB-RBZ.33.01.23 .
It did saw the available update , I accepted , did Garmin , then something else then ask me if I wanted to update from 23.04.41 to 33.01.23 I click yes , it said it will reboot , but now it is stuck in reboot , screen goes black , then go DODGE Uconnect , then black and so on.
I know on some of the system we have at Deere , there is a .txt file we need to add to our USB and it opens the system to a full recovery.
Is there a way to do that on that radio too ?
 

Roadboss2

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Feb 11, 2017
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This morning was not home , quickly created a profile to search in panic hot to recover my "MyGig" RHB Radio .
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I think I created a monster , I have a Uconnect RHB 430n radio in a 2011 Durango. It has the 23.04.41 version wanted to update to RHB-RBZ.33.01.23 .
It did saw the available update , I accepted , did Garmin , then something else then ask me if I wanted to update from 23.04.41 to 33.01.23 I click yes , it said it will reboot , but now it is stuck in reboot , screen goes black , then go DODGE Uconnect , then black and so on.
I know on some of the system we have at Deere , there is a .txt file we need to add to our USB and it opens the system to a full recovery.
Is there a way to do that on that radio too ?"
I made more search and read all the instructions , dumb me.
Found lots of info right here for update issues '
I did follow the test described in 3rd link
Disconnect battery , remove hard drive , re connect battery , not much was working right.
I turn everything off , walk away with the key making sure all would turn off .
Came back 5 min after open door , insert USB drive with new software version
Turn key to acc and the updates competed their tasks , showing the work bar as system were updating .
Radio rebooted , then on screen went black , a lil glimps of life in screen
Then a buzz and the radio off clock turned on
I tun on radio and all functions worked good.
Hit , Menu , system setup , system info and the 33.23.01 was showing is actual update.
I will return install Hard drive back and see where this leads.
Cheers !!!
 

Roadboss2

Member
Feb 11, 2017
22
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Ceylon
This morning was not home , quickly created a profile to search in panic hot to recover my "MyGig" RHB Radio .
"
I think I created a monster , I have a Uconnect RHB 430n radio in a 2011 Durango. It has the 23.04.41 version wanted to update to RHB-RBZ.33.01.23 .
It did saw the available update , I accepted , did Garmin , then something else then ask me if I wanted to update from 23.04.41 to 33.01.23 I click yes , it said it will reboot , but now it is stuck in reboot , screen goes black , then go DODGE Uconnect , then black and so on.
I know on some of the system we have at Deere , there is a .txt file we need to add to our USB and it opens the system to a full recovery.
Is there a way to do that on that radio too ?"
I made more search and read all the instructions , dumb me.
Found lots of info right here for update issues '
I did follow the test described in 3rd link
Disconnect battery , remove hard drive , re connect battery , not much was working right.
I turn everything off , walk away with the key making sure all would turn off .
Came back 5 min after open door , insert USB drive with new software version
Turn key to acc and the updates competed their tasks , showing the work bar as system were updating .
Radio rebooted , then on screen went black , a lil glimps of life in screen
Then a buzz and the radio off clock turned on
I tun on radio and all functions worked good.
Hit , Menu , system setup , system info and the 33.23.01 was showing is actual update.
I will return install Hard drive back and see where this leads.
Cheers !!!
I did install the hard drive back and perform same update and all worked good , correct time reboot and work progress bars.
 

graf251996

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Dec 5, 2020
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Hi there.
Were you able to find a solution to convert VP4 uconnect from NA to EU?
In my country some man made converting. But this cost 250$ And i know sw version after converting 18.45.01
Вам могу сделать за 200$😂, методикой никто не поделится)
 

renie2231

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May 24, 2021
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I thought i would start this thread, separate to the Jeep one as the Jeep thread is for the 8.4" uConnect and uses some different files to the 6.5" version.

The aim of the thread is to be able to gain some sort of 'root' access to the file system to be able to update the maps on the system. So far I know cm0002 and Leighm0 have done some great work with the 8.4" - Most of which we can use on the 6.5".....once we have access to the file system.

The problem we seem to be facing is finding a swdl.iso that is old enough to be modified for our 6.5" units.


Mission Accomplished.... mostly


Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any damages to your uConnect, Car or your hair falling out from running this modification.
That being said, if you do have a problem please contact me and I will see if I can help you fix it.


For all those people still on v17.07.46 or older uConnect 6.5 firmware I offer you a “jailbreak”, you can now update your maps to the latest versions (currently offering EU 2018Q3 / NA 2018Q1 in my pack). I have to warn you though, the process can take a lot of time!


For those of you who have updated your 6.5 uConnect to v17.35.41 or v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!


For a Full EU / NA update, if you follow my instructions fully, it will take approx. 4hours during which time your uConnect must remain powered on. This time can be greatly reduced by only updating the country or countries you need, or if you are feeling brave, skipping Step 1.


Files / Items needed:
uConnect 6.5 running v17 or older firmware -Supporting Alfa, Fiat and Jeeps too!
At least 8gb USB Drive ***preferably with a flashing led light so you can see file access***
Files from
https://mega.nz/#F!kURhTCbJ!uJhKPMyGiESbvQSDb33CvQ


Stage 1 – Backup your files

Download:
1 Magic -Alfa pre UPD.zip -For Alfa
1 Magic -Fiat & Jeep pre UPD.zip -For Fiat / Jeep
2 Backup.zip


Process:
1. Download and expand “1 Magic -XXX.zip” and “2 Backup.zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, in my case it took 1h25 to complete this stage, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO to
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*


After that you now have a backup of all the system and map files we are going to change on your uConnect.


KEEP THEM SAFE!


Either use a second USB for stage 2, save the backup folder to your computer or if your like me and use a 16gb USB stick you can leave it where it is.


I have now uploaded copies of the official EU Map Packs from (A) 2013, 2015 and 2017, NA Map Packs (B) 2013, and ROW Map Packs (C) WIP that will function as a backup or official upgrade for anybody needing them, restoring your uConnect back to stock.


***If you have a newer set of Original Map files please contact me, and I can add them to the drive for all to benefit from***


Stage 2 – Modify your uConnect


Download:
1 Magic.zip --You should already have this if you completed Stage 1
D EU Custom 2018 HNEU2018Q3v2.zip --Full EU
E NA Custom 2018 HNNA2018Q1.zip --Full North America
Or
D UK Custom 2018 HNUK2018Q3.zip --UK Only
D FR Custom 2018 HNFR2018Q3.zip --France Only
D DE Custom 2018 HNDE2018Q3.zip --Germany Only
D IT Custom 2018 HNIT2018Q3.zip --Italy Only
***There will be other country / State only update packs soon***
Or
A EU 2013 Original NQEU2012Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original EU Release
A EU Update 2017 HMEU2015Q4.zip --Newest Original Map files released 2017
B NA 2013 Original NQNA2013Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original NA Release


Process:
1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “D XX Custom 2018 HN….zip”
2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx. 5min for full boot up)
4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
5. After some time, depending on file used - If country / State only pack approx. 15min if full EU then approx. 2h, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO
6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*


If all gone well you will now have a uConnect 6.5 with updated maps!


As I am sure you can understand, there are still some little bugs to work out;

Problems:
UK postcodes > Only 5 digit search
Speedcams > Not working at all
Anything else… you tell me


Fixed:
UK TMC now working
France TMC working again
Italy TMC (paid version) working

There may be other little problems, but I am unable to test them, please let me know and I will look into them and try to fix!






*To Power cycle:
Either remove key, lock car, wait 10min, unlock and restart)
Or use engineers menu to reset the uConnect (Press Radio, More and Browse until menu pops up, scroll down to Reset Radio, answer YES)
Just want to say THANK YOU!

Did the Update yesterday

1. from Firmware 16.x to 17.07.46
2. the Maps from 2014Q2 to 2019Q2 (it was necessary to run the maps-update twice)

I did the process as described above and at least it went perfectly - no pop-ups, no errors

I used a USB 3.0 Stick with 32GB Space

THANKS to SquithyX

Regards from Austria
 

Car4x4

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Apr 19, 2021
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Hello.

I have seen that there is a new version on MEGA Folder D 2021v1 Europe since May 31st 2021.

What map version is it?
EDIT: I found the answer in dbver.pinfo : TAA;FullEU;2021v1;HMEU2020Q2

Has someone tried it yet?

I want to try it on my Jeep Renegade (Now I'm in D 2020v1 FEU Custom with HMEU2019Q2 maps because D 2020v2 FEU seems to have a bug with Jeep Skills. I didn't tried it).

Thank you​

SquithyX


I have Jeep Renegade.
I upgraded firmware to 17.07.46 EU and installed 2020v2 MAPS.
All works fine.

But i Have a question: App Jeep Skills not working.
App open correctly but I read only blank value.
App don't receive touch input.

Can you help me?
Thank you.

Regards.
 
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newbeeDriver

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Jun 19, 2021
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hello folks.
got car from USA, my Uconnect 17.11.07, i wana try to update it to EU version, maybe install EU language pack and maps.
so what, i have are some prospects or not, with my current Uconnect 17.11.07 version?
i have found here mega.nz folder with 17.07.46 EU and 18.01.37 EU. can i use it for update my Uconnect?
image0.jpg


ty for help <3
 

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    I thought i would start this thread, separate to the Jeep one as the Jeep thread is for the 8.4" uConnect and uses some different files to the 6.5" version.

    The aim of the thread is to be able to gain some sort of 'root' access to the file system to be able to update the maps on the system. So far I know cm0002 and Leighm0 have done some great work with the 8.4" - Most of which we can use on the 6.5".....once we have access to the file system.

    The problem we seem to be facing is finding a swdl.iso that is old enough to be modified for our 6.5" units.


    Mission Accomplished.... mostly


    Disclaimer: I can not be held responsible for any damages to your uConnect, Car or your hair falling out from running this modification.
    That being said, if you do have a problem please contact me and I will see if I can help you fix it.


    For all those people still on v17.07.46 or older uConnect 6.5 firmware I offer you a “jailbreak”, you can now update your maps to the latest versions (currently offering EU 2018Q3 / NA 2018Q1 in my pack). I have to warn you though, the process can take a lot of time!


    For those of you who have updated your 6.5 uConnect to v17.35.41 or v18, I am still working on how to update those, FCA / Alfa changed the locks with that update!


    For a Full EU / NA update, if you follow my instructions fully, it will take approx. 4hours during which time your uConnect must remain powered on. This time can be greatly reduced by only updating the country or countries you need, or if you are feeling brave, skipping Step 1.


    Files / Items needed:
    uConnect 6.5 running v17 or older firmware -Supporting Alfa, Fiat and Jeeps too!
    At least 8gb USB Drive ***preferably with a flashing led light so you can see file access***
    Files from
    https://mega.nz/#F!kURhTCbJ!uJhKPMyGiESbvQSDb33CvQ


    Stage 1 – Backup your files

    Download:
    1 Magic -Alfa pre UPD.zip -For Alfa
    1 Magic -Fiat & Jeep pre UPD.zip -For Fiat / Jeep
    2 Backup.zip


    Process:
    1. Download and expand “1 Magic -XXX.zip” and “2 Backup.zip”
    2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
    3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx 5min for full boot up)
    4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
    5. After some time, in my case it took 1h25 to complete this stage, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO to
    6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*


    After that you now have a backup of all the system and map files we are going to change on your uConnect.


    KEEP THEM SAFE!


    Either use a second USB for stage 2, save the backup folder to your computer or if your like me and use a 16gb USB stick you can leave it where it is.


    I have now uploaded copies of the official EU Map Packs from (A) 2013, 2015 and 2017, NA Map Packs (B) 2013, and ROW Map Packs (C) WIP that will function as a backup or official upgrade for anybody needing them, restoring your uConnect back to stock.


    ***If you have a newer set of Original Map files please contact me, and I can add them to the drive for all to benefit from***


    Stage 2 – Modify your uConnect


    Download:
    1 Magic.zip --You should already have this if you completed Stage 1
    D EU Custom 2018 HNEU2018Q3v2.zip --Full EU
    E NA Custom 2018 HNNA2018Q1.zip --Full North America
    Or
    D UK Custom 2018 HNUK2018Q3.zip --UK Only
    D FR Custom 2018 HNFR2018Q3.zip --France Only
    D DE Custom 2018 HNDE2018Q3.zip --Germany Only
    D IT Custom 2018 HNIT2018Q3.zip --Italy Only
    ***There will be other country / State only update packs soon***
    Or
    A EU 2013 Original NQEU2012Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original EU Release
    A EU Update 2017 HMEU2015Q4.zip --Newest Original Map files released 2017
    B NA 2013 Original NQNA2013Q4.zip --Stock 2013 Maps, Original NA Release


    Process:
    1. Download and expand “1 Magic.zip” and “D XX Custom 2018 HN….zip”
    2. Copy the content onto the root of the USB drive
    3. Start car and let uConnect boot up (wait approx. 5min for full boot up)
    4. Plug in and WAIT, the uConnect will not appear to be doing anything but if you are using a USB with a light you should be able to see it flashing with file activity
    5. After some time, depending on file used - If country / State only pack approx. 15min if full EU then approx. 2h, it should popup a window about there is a update that you MUST answer NO
    6. Pull USB, and power cycle the uConnect*


    If all gone well you will now have a uConnect 6.5 with updated maps!


    As I am sure you can understand, there are still some little bugs to work out;

    Problems:
    UK postcodes > Only 5 digit search
    Speedcams > Not working at all
    Anything else… you tell me


    Fixed:
    UK TMC now working
    France TMC working again
    Italy TMC (paid version) working

    There may be other little problems, but I am unable to test them, please let me know and I will look into them and try to fix!






    *To Power cycle:
    Either remove key, lock car, wait 10min, unlock and restart)
    Or use engineers menu to reset the uConnect (Press Radio, More and Browse until menu pops up, scroll down to Reset Radio, answer YES)
    6
    I have uploaded some of the files, more to come.
    The URL:

    https://mega.nz/#F!kMYjlSKB!MCC6U1jclb0_aHc-NdocrA

    If you have anything else to share please message me.
    5
    There is now 2019v2 map pack on the share for anybody who wants it.
    The map files are from May 2019 (2018Q4)
    Merry Christmas to you all
    4
    So close, but broken lol

    Success......kind of, I have managed to modify a swdl.iso to enable loading of different / modified files, on my Alfa 6.5 uConnect running 17.07.55.

    The problem now is I seem to have completely broken navigation!!!!!!

    I used the idea from post #216 in the Rooted Jeep Cherokee thread and modified the manifest.lua file in the swdl.iso (17.07.55) to load a script from usb before running the update.

    Process goes power on uConnect > wait for it to boot up and display "Hands free ...." > insert USB and wait...it seems like its not doing anything but the script is running in the background > after some time the do you want to update question and answer No.
    The fact that is has asked if you want to update is confirmation that the script has finished, however unfortunately there is no indication that the script is being run or how long it will take unless you have a usb with a flashing light, then it will show you something is happening at least! **my usb does not have a flashing light
    I tested it with a splash screen update.... that worked perfectly, so no more boring Alfa Romeo logo on silver background for me at start up, I then pushed the modified NaviServer2, nav.sh and navRestart.sh files and rebooted.... new splash screen working perfectly but on pressing Nav button I just end up on a screen saying "Activating Navigation"

    I am in the process of uploading the modified files to the mega share if anybody whats to have a look or are feeling brave
    3
    Seems like fram content can be parsed according to /etc/persistency_mgr/pmem_keyvalue.ini.
    If the file is the same for all units - it might be pretty easy to change region_code for Tuner.