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UPDATE: Version 1.20.3 is NO Different than veriosn 1.20.2
Harley Davidson and Harman Kardon just released Boom!™ Box software update version 1.20.3 in January of 2017. There are just some small behind the scenes fixes to version 1.20.2 that was released on October 17, 2016. Many of you know, HD pulled 1.20.2 shortly after release as some bikers were having problems. It's all fixed in 1.20.3 now.
So check the video out below for 1.20.2 and know that it's the same for 1.20.3
Harley Davidson and Harman Kardon just released Boom!™ Box software update version 1.20.2 on October 17, 2016. This comes after software update versions 1.20.1 was released in August 2016. We have received many inquiries from bikers asking if they should update to this latest version. It is always a good idea to wait and see if an update fixes more than it breaks and let me have some time to test things.
Note: This particular update if for the Boom Box 4.3 Standard, 6.5T Premium, and the CVO 6.5GT systems. I give the go ahead to update to this new Boom Box software update version, 1.20.2.
iPhone Siri Functionality!
Of particular interest in this update is integration with iPhone's Siri functions. However, a headset with boom mic will be needed. Once you have connected your iPhone to the Boom Box via Bluetooth, you can push and hold the voice command button on the left control cluster for five seconds. Then Siri will be activated and through your headset mic you can give Siri all the commands we are all used to and hear her responses. You can get directions, find nearby restaurants, play songs, albums, podcasts, and skip to new songs by simply telling Siri!
You'll want your iPhone perched up where you can see it in a Biker Gripper , the sexiest, sleekest, and strongest cell phone motorcycle mount on the market.
Don't worry, as you still may want use the GPS built into the Boom Box and you can. Instead of holding the voice command button for five seconds you simply push it quickly and let up and the Boom Box voice command menu will appear instead of Siri activation. Then, through your headset mic you can give the Boom Box all the specific commands we have all become accustomed to, such as navigation.
I installed and tested this software update for you. As usual, don't expect any miracles and that suddenly all things will be fixed for ever user. They still have a long way to go to get rid of all the problems that persist with the Harley Boom!™ Box Infotainment System. We are all skeptical that they'll ever get the Boom Box working perfectly at this point.
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Question: If I get behind on updating my Boom Box software, will I have to go back and install each past update I missed?
Answer: No, you do not have to update incrementally. If you get behind, just grab the latest software update here and install it. It will update everything you need including past updates. There is no access to the older updates from the Harley website anyways.
Resources & videos:
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.19.0
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.19.1
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 126.96.36.199
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 188.8.131.52
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.19.2
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.20.1
Remember; The Harley Boom!™ Box still has many annoying bugs and problems, so don't expect this software update to suddenly fix everything.
If you don't know how to properly update your system software and maps then check out my Official Boom!™ Box Software Update Video.
This update claims to fix the following: (1.20.2)
· Support for quarterly dealer database updates and database version screen.
· Switch to call screen when call initiated from phone.
· Headset sidetones added for CB.
· Prompt user to transfer active call to device at key off.
· Default zoom level set for Maneuvers.
· Siri functionality has been added. Hold Voice Recognition button for 5 seconds to activate.
· Added media browsing over Bluetooth for iPhone.
· New feature to allow searching for another address while still having an active route.
· Allow Nav and Dealer USB update prior to Navigation Loading.
· Post Code entry for HDI and ROW radios has been re-enabled.
· Media pause after fast forward.
· Activation code issue when USB drive is removed and reinserted.
· Navigation data fields no longer overlap next turn during recalculation.
· Japan radio shows Setup button twice.
· Weather map zoom level persistence.
· Passenger Intercom volume shows “off” when driver adjusts.
· Prevent import of Nav destinations with incomplete data.
· Media remains paused after multiple rapid prompts.
· Roadway icons overlap in traffic list.
· Improved indexing time for USB devices with large numbers of media files.
· Bluetooth connection persistence.
· Performance and stability enhancements.
The Boom Box & Harley Davidson Ride Planner have been working pretty well together. The Boom Box Navigation has been more stable too! If you aren't using Harley Davidson's Ride Planner to integrate with your Boom!™ Box system then you are missing out on all the awesome capabilities. I have a great Harley Davidson Ride Planner video that will teach you everything you need to know on how to use the free software, download a planned ride, and upload it into your Boom!™ Box.
Of course the purchase of any of my Boom!™ Box series of videos includes free updates as things change with the software updates or new things are learned. All customers that have already made a purchase are getting the latest information, tips, and tricks for free. That is my commitment to the biker community! That's how I roll……………..
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As I have stated, Harley Davidson put the cart before the horse a bit on the Boom Box for the Rushmore Project and is playing catch up now. The system is awesome but has several issues. I truly believe these issues will be corrected in time with the ongoing software updates.
Remember, the Boom Box is just a computer and needs routine software and map updates just like your smartphone or computer. They are constantly improving the way the system operates and fixing bugs, so this is critical.
Here are some very helpful videos, so you can become familiar with and operate the Boom!™ Box system to include updating the system software:
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Complete Harley Davidson “Boom Box” Infotainment System GPS Stereo Tutorial
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Harley Davidson Boom Box Infotainment Software & Map Update Tutorial
- TUTORIAL VIDEO-Complete Harley Davidson Ride Planner & GPS Guide
Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up!
Mike Reedy says
It looks like Harley has reverted back to 1.20.1 on the HD Software download page.
I had loaded it on my 2015 Street Glide Special on 10/18/2016 and have seen it lock up twice if I started the bike before the Navigation/GPS Map page was available. To correct the issue, both times I had to turn off the bike for a minute or two, turn the bike back on and then wait until the Navigation/GPS Map page was available before starting the bike.
Matt Couchman says
That might be why they reverted back to the last update on their site. Thanks for sharing your information. I’ll make sure Ryan is aware of it.
I’m having issues where I’m in the middle of a routed destination and the NAV screen either locks-up or goes black on my 2016 CVO Limited. I’m thinking that the issue must be either hardware or OS. Tried upgrading the Boom Box software to the latest from Harley website, hoping this may clear things up…it didn’t. Then tried updating the maps (just for shits and giggles).
Anyone else having this same issue?
Ryan Urlacher says
Ooooooh by. This has been a story since the inception of the Boom Box. I’ve been reporting for years. Sofware updates is the only way to get the bugs worked out. Unfortunately, there are still many bugs and they can affect different riders in different forms…..frustrating I know. ride safe
Joe Rourke says
I keep checking HD software download page and it does not have the new 1.20.2 available. Any idea why?
Matt Couchman says
They pulled it back for glitches. Keep posted for the next update.
I am having problems with getting seri on my street glide 2014 Harley I hold the command button down fit 5 sec which is recommended and nothing happens can u walk me through the process
Ryan Urlacher says
That’s the process. Make sure your phone software and all Boom Box software is up to date. If it still doesn’t work, then it’s a bad unit. Contact your dealership or warranty.