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GV80 Software / Firmware update
Genesis / Hyundai have a great philosophy to software updates. This is a how to guide to software updates on your Genesis vehicle.

What you will need:
  • USB Disk Drive (32GB or bigger storage capacity) | format: ExFat
    • USB drive speeds vary widely, buy a USB 3.0 or above, Type-A connection.
    • I used a SanDisk Ultra 64GB drive. (here)
    • For the people that like ranked research (here)
    • For the more tech savvy you can try a m.2 NVMe to USB enclosure
  • Computer to install the navigation Update software to create update USB
  • Navigation Update Software (official)
    • Downloads for windows and mac on the above link
Foreword
This is a straight forward guide to get your vehicles software up to date. Timing can vary greatly. I timed this all using my phone timer app so my times are accurate to me but may differ for you. Once getting to Step 6 if the progress bar gets suck at 0% for what seems like an eternity, be patience it will start progression usually between 10 - 20 minutes. The timing of this update depends heavily on your USB data transfer speeds.

Guide
total time: 1hr and 15 minutes - 2hr (time may vary)
version: JX1.CAN.P6.001.002.210728 (Canada) / April release (USA | Other)

Step 1: Download the navigation software and install on your computer. Open software.

Step 2: Follow the in software prompts to choose your vehicle (GV80). Proceed and download the update. Official Guide (here)

Step 3: After the software downloads, click the "copy to USB" button. This may take some time depending on your USB drive speed. It took about 18 minutes for the files to copy over to my USB.

Step 4: Eject the USB from the computer and plug into the vehicle's data (android auto / carplay ) port.
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Step 5: Go into the Settings app on the vehicle, and update(click the update button). If the update button is greyed out like it was for me within a few seconds it will prompt a software update from the USB device.

Step 6: You will be greeted with a progress bar at 0% for just over 10 minutes. The progress bar will start to move and will be at 100% in about 27 minutes for a total time of 37 minutes.

Step 7: A new update progress bar will show after the first at 0%, this one is a lot faster and should only take about 11 minutes.
  • Once the progress hits 100% it will restart the middle screen (it goes black), I was then prompted with a "check lane assist alert" ignore this alert, the middle screen came back on then restarted again and then I was finally prompted with the usual drive safe message/welcome screen with the confirm button.
Step 8: All done.

Observed:
  • I recommend, especially as this is a first year vehicle to keep your software up to date. The centre unit in my vehicle the software was last installed in January and I bought the vehicle in April.
  • The new software(current: April release) runs smoother and the switching between main menu and android auto does not seem to have the stutter anymore / less severe.
  • Once the new software is installed the icon positions on the main screen reset to default positions.
  • I am in Canada and the firmware version will be different for which country you have selected in the installation on the computer.
 

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Take delivery in 2 days. Downloaded the update (Mac), and it is dated 6/2021. I have no idea what build date my GV80 will be, but certainly before 6/21. Wondering whether the dealer will have updated it, or I will have to. (Somewhere in the myriad of menus, there must be a software date &/or version #.)
 

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Wondering whether the dealer will have updated it, or I will have to. (Somewhere in the myriad of menus, there must be a software date &/or version #.)
They likely will not,if not installed in factory. I bought two and both times it was old software. First purchase the software was dated October 2020 and the second January 2021. The October software was very buggy. I even asked one time, they either forgot or told me I had the latest which was clearly wrong. Just create the USB and if you click update or it prompts you then you are not on the latest one.
 

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I was told that map updates were over the air. Is that true, and, if so, why not this one??
 

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I was told that map updates were over the air. Is that true, and, if so, why not this one??
I'm not sure. I have heard certain updates are over the air. Likely very small mission critical tweaks, maybe the map too. Though I think this one updated some map things too. This one can't be transferred over air as it's a huge file size. It would be very difficult to transfer over the waves reliably.

I feel like if you want a solid answer which updates come from where you have to contact genesis HQ or may be in your manual.
 
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