2012 Prius v 5 with Tech Pkg trying to update

Discussion in 'Prius v Audio and Electronics' started by Franco7x, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Franco7x

    Franco7x Junior Member

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    I have owned this Prius V for 2 years, just noticed that it has never had its entune updated, still using the original software.
    I went to toyotas website to download the update but it says it’s unavailable. I understand 10 years is a long time, just wondering if there are downloadable updates located somewhere else online?
    Or if there is a nice aftermarket headunit that swaps in easily that has more modern features.
    I saw a gorgeous Alpine head unit on youtube but that was for a much newer Prius Plus or Alpha model still marketed around the world.
     
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  2. rjparker

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    The online entune server has been shutdown. Some have updated to more modern head units.
     
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    Updating the head unit firmware (which we did several years ago) may have benefits separate from the server having been shut down, but I don't know that for sure. The software loads via a 2GB memory stick inserted to the onboard USB. I recall finding and downloading it from the Toyota Tacoma group, FWIW.
     
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    There are iso versions of the basic head unit firmware but some will brick the unit and none really added new features that were helpful. The maps can be updated for several hundred dollars at the dealer but have no free downloadable options due to their security features.

    You won't get Carplay, online features (some were lost with the Entune server) or traffic in any case with the standard head unit.
     
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