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Hi i have got a suzuki vitara 2017 1.6 allgrip the bosch infotainment system i think needs a update have not been updated from day i purchased it do i have to get it updated with a suzuki dealer or can i do this myself and if i can could some one tell me how to.
The othere thing is what is the latest update for the maps and could i buy a sd card from the internet to update the maps but i do not know what is the latest one is i would be very greatfull if i could get some help with this thanks for reading
 

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Don't pay Suzuki prices for the maps, I bought a 2019/2020 one off eBay for £23, works absolutely fine (it's not likely to be a genuine part, but at this price who cares so long as it works)
 

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To do the infotainment update see the steps below (c/o vivavitara)

(Please note this is at your own discretion, in pretty much all instances everything goes as expected, but there is always a small but inherent risk involved when flashing firmware on any device)

Important note:
Firmwares that are versions 8xx or 18xx are for EU region only.
Ones that are 7xx need updating with the non EU version starting 17xx.

Don't use a USB 3 memory stick as some people have had issues using them

Read the instructions fully and carefully beforehand.

Follow the instructions fully.

Do not interrupt the update once it starts!!!!!!!!!!

Be patient, it takes a quite a while - I updated mine from 850 to 1880 and it took about 35mins including the heart stopping bit where it gets so far and then appears to restart (I think it was doing an incremental update as the versions I went from to the newest one linked below are so far apart)

Whats needed?
• The files with the upgrade (unzipped and placed on usb stick, not in a folder, I think there are 14 files all-in)

Download 1880 update from here:
1.91 GB file on MEGA


• USB-stick formatted for FAT32-(min 4GB)

1 Unzip and store the files on the empty USB-stick

2 Take out the SD-card with the map-data from the SLDA-unit.

3 Turn ignition on to ACC (for cars with the Key-less option, press the Start button once without holding down the brake pedal and let the SLDA-unit boot 

4 Insert the USB-stick.

5 push and hold the settings button for 10 seconds & then press ”Software version” (update may be automatically detected on usb stick after a min or 2 without needing to go into the settings software screen)

6 The update starts (you see this as the screen turns grey with some flickering for a couple of seconds), and then the upgrade screen is shown. In this screen there is a progress bar, which after a quite a while (10mins or more) eventually gets up to approx. 76% or thereabouts, and then turns black for a couple of MINUTES (it feels like that at least) and then the update process starts again from 0%, don’t have a heart attack, this is normal

7 When the update is done, it tells you so with the text
”Please remove USB Stick” in the update-screen. Do what it tells you, remove the USB-stick


8 Now the system boots up (you see the Suzuki logo) this is going to happen two times. In my case the system shut down after the second boot up. I waited for 2-3 min, and then with fear in my heart I pushed the “Start button” it WORKED!

9 you may need to reset your radio stations and the clock

10 Finally shut down the ignition and put back the SD-card with the map data
 

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Don't pay Suzuki prices for the maps, I bought a 2019/2020 one off eBay for £23, works absolutely fine (it's not likely to be a genuine part, but at this price who cares so long as it works)
Hi thanks for the information will do that when you put the memory card in does it say it is installing or do you just put it in and run it as it is or do you install the maps from the card if so how do you do that thanks
 

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Hi thanks for the information will do that when you put the memory card in does it say it is installing or do you just put it in and run it as it is or do you install the maps from the card if so how do you do that thanks
Hi, the maps are run from the card, just swap your old map card for the new one and that's it (I'm pretty sure that you can't do it when the unit is turned on though)

As far as I know the actual sat Nav software is updated with the SLDA firmware.
 

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Hi, the maps are run from the card, just swap your old map card for the new one and that's it (I'm pretty sure that you can't do it when the unit is turned on though)

As far as I know the actual sat Nav software is updated with the SLDA firmware.
Hi will do that and thanks again for all your help(y)
 

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I updated mine recently and it works fine, however I find using google maps via Carplay is much more user friendly (Just incase you haven't tried it).
 

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I updated mine recently and it works fine, however I find using google maps via Carplay is much more user friendly (Just incase you haven't tried it).
Hi thanks for letting me know dont use the car play much it connects sometimes then it does not had the unit updated with suzuki for free havent tried it yet will have to see anyway thanks for letting me know
 

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To do the infotainment update see the steps below (c/o vivavitara)
Important note:
Firmwares that are versions 8xx or 18xx are for EU region only.
Ones that are 7xx need updating with the non EU version starting 17xx.

Don't use a USB 3 memory stick as some people have had issues using them

Read the instructions fully and carefully beforehand.

Follow the instructions fully.

Do not interrupt the update once it starts!!!!!!!!!!

Be patient, it takes a quite a while - I updated mine from 850 to 1880 and it took about 35mins including the heart stopping bit where it gets so far and then appears to restart (I think it was doing an incremental update as the versions I went from to the newest one linked below are so far apart)

Whats needed?
• The files with the upgrade (unzipped and placed on usb stick, not in a folder, I think there are 14 files all-in)

Download 1880 update from here:
1.91 GB file on MEGA


• USB-stick formatted for FAT32-(min 4GB)

1 Unzip and store the files on the empty USB-stick

2 Take out the SD-card with the map-data from the SLDA-unit.

3 Turn ignition on to ACC (for cars with the Key-less option, press the Start button once without holding down the brake pedal and let the SLDA-unit boot 

4 Insert the USB-stick.

5 push and hold the settings button for 10 seconds & then press ”Software version” (update may be automatically detected on usb stick after a min or 2 without needing to go into the settings software screen)

6 The update starts (you see this as the screen turns grey with some flickering for a couple of seconds), and then the upgrade screen is shown. In this screen there is a progress bar, which after a quite a while (10mins or more) eventually gets up to approx. 76% or thereabouts, and then turns black for a couple of MINUTES (it feels like that at least) and then the update process starts again from 0%, don’t have a heart attack, this is normal

7 When the update is done, it tells you so with the text
”Please remove USB Stick” in the update-screen. Do what it tells you, remove the USB-stick


8 Now the system boots up (you see the Suzuki logo) this is going to happen two times. In my case the system shut down after the second boot up. I waited for 2-3 min, and then with fear in my heart I pushed the “Start button” it WORKED!

9 you may need to reset your radio stations and the clock

10 Finally shut down the ignition and put back the SD-card with the map data
Will this work by using an SD card or does it have to be a USB stick? I'm looking to update my Suzuki Vitara SZ-T 65 plate using this method, will this be okay to use and does it update the system to actually work with Android Auto as that's the main reason as to why I would be doing it!
 

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Will this work by using an SD card or does it have to be a USB stick? I'm looking to update my Suzuki Vitara SZ-T 65 plate using this method, will this be okay to use and does it update the system to actually work with Android Auto as that's the main reason as to why I would be doing it!
I've never tried using SD, but as far as I am aware you can do it (unplug any usb drives first as I believe only SD or USB should be plugged in when doing the update, not both together)
Android auto should work fine as long as you follow the setup steps for AA properly after you have done the update.
 

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To do the infotainment update see the steps below (c/o vivavitara)
Important note:
Firmwares that are versions 8xx or 18xx are for EU region only.
Ones that are 7xx need updating with the non EU version starting 17xx.

Don't use a USB 3 memory stick as some people have had issues using them

Read the instructions fully and carefully beforehand.

Follow the instructions fully.

Do not interrupt the update once it starts!!!!!!!!!!

Be patient, it takes a quite a while - I updated mine from 850 to 1880 and it took about 35mins including the heart stopping bit where it gets so far and then appears to restart (I think it was doing an incremental update as the versions I went from to the newest one linked below are so far apart)

Whats needed?
• The files with the upgrade (unzipped and placed on usb stick, not in a folder, I think there are 14 files all-in)

Download 1880 update from here:
1.91 GB file on MEGA


• USB-stick formatted for FAT32-(min 4GB)

1 Unzip and store the files on the empty USB-stick

2 Take out the SD-card with the map-data from the SLDA-unit.

3 Turn ignition on to ACC (for cars with the Key-less option, press the Start button once without holding down the brake pedal and let the SLDA-unit boot 

4 Insert the USB-stick.

5 push and hold the settings button for 10 seconds & then press ”Software version” (update may be automatically detected on usb stick after a min or 2 without needing to go into the settings software screen)

6 The update starts (you see this as the screen turns grey with some flickering for a couple of seconds), and then the upgrade screen is shown. In this screen there is a progress bar, which after a quite a while (10mins or more) eventually gets up to approx. 76% or thereabouts, and then turns black for a couple of MINUTES (it feels like that at least) and then the update process starts again from 0%, don’t have a heart attack, this is normal

7 When the update is done, it tells you so with the text
”Please remove USB Stick” in the update-screen. Do what it tells you, remove the USB-stick


8 Now the system boots up (you see the Suzuki logo) this is going to happen two times. In my case the system shut down after the second boot up. I waited for 2-3 min, and then with fear in my heart I pushed the “Start button” it WORKED!

9 you may need to reset your radio stations and the clock

10 Finally shut down the ignition and put back the SD-card with the map data
Hi! Will this update work on a 2016 Vitara?
And is this update any bad for the warranty?

Update
It does not affect the warranty and it worked on my 2016 Vitara just like Ticking_Fox wrote it.
 

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Hi !! I register on this forum only to thanks you ! I follow the tuto and it works perfectly !!! Thank you soo much ! I have a 2015 Vitara. I can connect my phone to the slda and can use android auto !
 

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To do the infotainment update see the steps below (c/o vivavitara)
Important note:
Firmwares that are versions 8xx or 18xx are for EU region only.
Ones that are 7xx need updating with the non EU version starting 17xx.

Don't use a USB 3 memory stick as some people have had issues using them

Read the instructions fully and carefully beforehand.

Follow the instructions fully.

Do not interrupt the update once it starts!!!!!!!!!!

Be patient, it takes a quite a while - I updated mine from 850 to 1880 and it took about 35mins including the heart stopping bit where it gets so far and then appears to restart (I think it was doing an incremental update as the versions I went from to the newest one linked below are so far apart)

Whats needed?
• The files with the upgrade (unzipped and placed on usb stick, not in a folder, I think there are 14 files all-in)

Download 1880 update from here:
1.91 GB file on MEGA


• USB-stick formatted for FAT32-(min 4GB)

1 Unzip and store the files on the empty USB-stick

2 Take out the SD-card with the map-data from the SLDA-unit.

3 Turn ignition on to ACC (for cars with the Key-less option, press the Start button once without holding down the brake pedal and let the SLDA-unit boot 

4 Insert the USB-stick.

5 push and hold the settings button for 10 seconds & then press ”Software version” (update may be automatically detected on usb stick after a min or 2 without needing to go into the settings software screen)

6 The update starts (you see this as the screen turns grey with some flickering for a couple of seconds), and then the upgrade screen is shown. In this screen there is a progress bar, which after a quite a while (10mins or more) eventually gets up to approx. 76% or thereabouts, and then turns black for a couple of MINUTES (it feels like that at least) and then the update process starts again from 0%, don’t have a heart attack, this is normal

7 When the update is done, it tells you so with the text
”Please remove USB Stick” in the update-screen. Do what it tells you, remove the USB-stick


8 Now the system boots up (you see the Suzuki logo) this is going to happen two times. In my case the system shut down after the second boot up. I waited for 2-3 min, and then with fear in my heart I pushed the “Start button” it WORKED!

9 you may need to reset your radio stations and the clock

10 Finally shut down the ignition and put back the SD-card with the map data

Just registered to say thanks a lot to @Ticking_Fox for the very specific and detailed guide on how to upgrade a Suzuki Vitara Infotainment System - specifically a 2017 SZ-T specification, from version 0850.

The firmware update worked flawlessly and exactly as described in the instructions posted previously. The upgrade did not need to be manually initiated, it started automatically about 30 seconds after the 8GB FAT32 USB 2.0 drive was plugged in.

The only challenge I had was enabling android auto - eventually got it working on two phones, and it appears that it requires USB Debugging to be enabled in the phone developer settings on each phone. Can others confirm they have had the same experience, where your Suzuki requires USB debugging to be enabled for Android Auto to work?

@Ticking_Fox - thanks again for sharing.
 

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@Veetaaraa

Glad you managed to get the update done.

I had to have USB debugging enabled on my old Huawei phone for Android Auto to work on our previous 16 plate Vauxhall Corsa, but don't need to on my current OnePlus phone for the Vitara.

May be a phone manufacturer related thing rather than a Suzuki / Android Auto thing (y)
 

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Just to confirm. Are we talking about these infotainment central ?
As I know that is the original infotainment in all vitaras G4 sold in Brazil and its awful...

-no apple carplay
-do not skip/return in steering wheel commands when using Apple Music, Deezer or spotfy
-very bad Wi-Fi connection lost connection when iPhone is hotspot. When at home wi-fi received a weak (almost dead) signal where any cell receives top strength!
 

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