When is V9 rolled out for model s

When is V9 rolled out for model s

I purchased a 2018 model S 100d in September, and have received 1 software update since the purchase (2018.34.1). My co-workers have a model 3, and have ceived v9 update recently. They were apparently on 2018.36.* before the v9 upgrade...sounds like a pre-requisite version, and if it is, I am at least one version away from even pre-req version. Does anyone have insights on rollout of V9 to model S, and in general is there a logic to the sequence of version rollout to various models and years?

TranzNDance | October 14, 2018

I didn't need the 36 version. It might have been a coincidence but I moved the router a few feet to improve the WiFi signal and got the update a few hours later.

Ajayarigala | October 14, 2018

That is interesting. I have a good WiFi signal in the garage, and suspect that’s not the issue. I did receive an email regarding v9 features a week ago, but indication on date.

Bighorn | October 14, 2018

My S got it about 10 days ago and a subsequent version about a week later. 3 got it after that.

Yodrak. | October 14, 2018

I got the V9 update on Friday night or Saturday morning. Been working diligently ever since to prevent it from installing.

acerfacer | October 14, 2018

Bought my S100D in early September. Received the V9 update yesterday morning. It gave estimated download of 1:40 but it came through in 35 minutes.

jordanrichard | October 15, 2018

You will get V9, when you get V9. You can place your home WiFi router in the front seat of your car and it's not going to get you V9 any faster. There is no rhyme or reason known at our level as to who gets V9.

Haggy | October 15, 2018

I'm not sure, but I was told by Tesla that there was a prerequisite version. I was on 18.26 before the upgrade to 18.39.6. So I don't think you have anything to worry about.

I was well behind the one you mentioned on the Model 3 (18.18.13), and since my version didn't support WiFi, Tesla was scheduled to come over tomorrow to sideload it. Today I got an update notice, and when the update was done, I was on 18.39.7. Maybe a half hour later, I got another upgrade notice. I applied it remotely and it's still on 18.39.7. That's something that Tesla told me couldn't work. But the system apparently disagreed.

reed_lewis | October 15, 2018

It does not download when it is installing. It has already downloaded! That is just the install process.

talels | October 16, 2018

I got my update last Saturday, and I like it a lot!

BPSoCal | October 16, 2018

I just want to see what using the side cameras does.... since I’m new to the UI, I’m hoping I won’t miss features like other users.

dameyersman | October 16, 2018

Got the V9 update today. Have an appointment at Tesla for tomorrow morning to get it removed.


barrykmd | October 17, 2018

scott - let us know if they do it. If so, I'll be making a service appointment.

EVRider | October 17, 2018

Some of us actually like V9, so blindly follow other people’s advice to “avoid V9 at all costs.” Look at other threads and see what people are complaining about, then decide for yourself.

From what I’ve seen, the biggest complaint is that you can no longer keep the rear camera and another app on the touchscreen while driving. The change is important to people who use the rear camera while driving, but most owners don’t do that.

EVRider | October 17, 2018

So DON’T blindly follow...

jordanrichard | October 17, 2018

EVRider +1

Haggy | October 17, 2018

On the Model 3, it turned out that there was a prerequisite -- sort of. Had I had the earlier release that was needed, it would have downloaded updated maps, and then when v9 came, everything would have worked. Without the prerequisite release, v9 still installs fine. But you won't have the HOV option for the navigator until the maps update later. Since you didn't have the option before, you don't lose anything by upgrading without the prerequisite.

Yodrak. | October 17, 2018

"The change is important to people who use the rear camera while driving, but most owners don’t do that."

Can you provide some documentation for that statement? I'm curious to know what percentage do and do not use the rearview camera when driving. Thanks.

BPSoCal | October 17, 2018

@OP - got mine today over WiFi. Installing as we speak.