In the past few days, several users in the Volkswagen ID group on Facebook have started to receive their updates OTA to 3.0.
There were 1,000 who could have registered their interest in being part of a first rollout of the 3.0 software.
This should very much indicate that the rest of us who have not signed up should start getting the update shortly.
Last week we informed you about the latest status of the current ID. software 3.0 OTA wave.
Now that we have analyzed the results of the current OTA wave, we would like to inform you about the next steps, as promised:
The customers with certain MEB vehicles have ID. software 3.0 already installed during the production process will receive an optimized version of the ID. software 3.0 software factory version via an OTA promotion.
As usual, the update will be rolled out in waves that grow in number of participants. The software contains optimizations and no new features. In the coming weeks, participating vehicles will display the familiar message in the infotainment system.
You can find more information about the update in the release notes found there and start the installation as usual via the exit panel.
To be able to take part in 3.0, the car must have been updated to v.2.4 at a workshop.
If you have not booked your visit, you should do so as soon as possible, as you will also receive a new and better 12v battery that should not run the risk of being discharged as easily as the batteries that came with the early versions of the ID4. If you have a newer ID4/ID5, you don’t have to worry about this.
To get the 3.0 software you must have v.2.4 installed and you can see that if you go under Settings and check system info:
ID software 2.3.0 software 0912
If it says 0912, you have v.2.4.
The update takes a couple of hours, so make sure you don’t have anything planned in the near future.
After you have installed and received 3.0, you will also immediately receive another update to receive v3.1. The update from 3.0 > 3.1 is said to take a few minutes.
Unfortunately, it seems that some people got their cars “bricked” after updating, i.e. something goes wrong with the software and the car has to be taken to a workshop. SO a word of warning here that if you have something planned and absolutely cannot be without the car, wait a bit.
You then get a box that says:
OUE5_47 Contact your workshop.
Trying to keep the information updated here with what I see coming in from various groups and forums.
If you have done the update, please leave a comment and tell us how it went.