Any way to update the 8.4" UConnect if you upgraded it yourself?

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Did you ever have any luck getting your Vin number associated to your radio? I want to activate my hotspot
No. I gave up and bought the Alpine unit.

I am tired of this whole lack of support situation from Jeep. There is no excuse for it. If it can be installed in the factory and work, it should be able to be installed after market and work.





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No. I gave up and bought the Alpine unit.

I am tired of this whole lack of support situation from Jeep. There is no excuse for it. If it can be installed in the factory and work, it should be able to be installed after market and work.
Yep totally understand and I went the same way as well been working on a buddies trying to get it associated. Finally got a hold of an AT&T rep that sounded somewhat okay. Should be able to activate it with the radio hotspot with the iccid and imei. We will see.
 

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Yep totally understand and I went the same way as well been working on a buddies trying to get it associated. Finally got a hold of an AT&T rep that sounded somewhat okay. Should be able to activate it with the radio hotspot with the iccid and imei. We will see.

did it end up working out?
 

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did it end up working out?
Well in a round about way. I had another busy that never planned on using the WiFi. Swapped radios with him and used his vin to activate.
 

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Well in a round about way. I had another busy that never planned on using the WiFi. Swapped radios with him and used his vin to activate.
I went to a dealer site, (Back in 2018) found a vin with an 8.4 from the factory, go the update site, use this VIN, download and install on my own. I did this a couple of weeks ago to add OR pages.
 

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I went to a dealer site, (Back in 2018) found a vin with an 8.4 from the factory, go the update site, use this VIN, download and install on my own. I did this a couple of weeks ago to add OR pages.
Did you not use the Tazer to activate ORP? That update had been out for a while.
 

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Did you not use the Tazer to activate ORP? That update had been out for a while.
Yes I did. First the 8.4" needed to be upgraded to be ORP capable - if it was not already. The Tazer JL does not add new software, only enables what is already there. The 8.4 upgrade with ORP came out in July, That has been reported for a while.
 

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I also will be getting the 7" screen in my Sport. I originally was going to purchase the 8.4" off of Infotainment. However, reading through this thread, I believe I am better off purchasing the Alpine or Insane Audio unit. Any thoughts?
 

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Yes I did. First the 8.4" needed to be upgraded to be ORP capable - if it was not already. The Tazer JL does not add new software, only enables what is already there. The 8.4 upgrade with ORP came out in July, That has been reported for a while.
Ah. Gotcha.
 

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I also will be getting the 7" screen in my Sport. I originally was going to purchase the 8.4" off of Infotainment. However, reading through this thread, I believe I am better off purchasing the Alpine or Insane Audio unit. Any thoughts?
Yes, you are better off purchasing a unit from a third party that supports the unit that they sell. There is ZERO logic to why FCA makes this so difficult. If you have a non factory install of the 8.4", maintaining it will always be a hack. It is critical to update software systems, and keep them updated. For security reasons, if nothing else.
 

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