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Harley Davidson and Harman Kardon just released Boom!™ Box software update version 188.8.131.52 on August 7, 2017. This comes after software update versions 184.108.40.206 that was released in March 2017. 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, 220.127.116.11.
I installed and tested this 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.
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 anyway.
Question: If I update my Boom Box to the newest software version and don't like it or it brakes things, am I stuck with it?
Answer: No, as long as you have been saving each Boom Box update file somewhere you're fine. You can go to a past software update file and install that over the new update version (downgrade). Keep all software versions and updates as Harley does not post or give access to older versions.
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 18.104.22.168
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 22.214.171.124
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.19.2
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.20.1
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.20.2 (Siri Integration)
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 1.20.3
Harley Boom Box Software Update Version 126.96.36.199
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: (188.8.131.52)
Date Released: 08/07/2017
- Siri not initiating in some instances with long press of VR (Voice recognition) button
- VR cancelling Siri initiation despite activation through button press.
- VR initializes prior to Siri initiation.
- Global presets from USB device grayed out in display despite USB device plugged in.
- Global presets are highlighted even after USB device is removed.
- Scroll down button selects last item in media list in some instances.
- Squelch pop up not shown properly in all instances after squelch button activation.
- Map database names in some international regions were not fully displayed.
- Next turn shown on weather map in some instances.
- Various bug fixes.
Note: 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!
Robert (Grizz) Loring says
Correction to my previous comments. My buddy who has an identical bike (2014 Ultra limited) just successfully update his map software with the lasted update. I had already reversed mine back to the previous edition. Part of my issue was I could not successfully download the update of Navi extra using the tool software. After 3 more failed attempts today, I take my bike to his place and manage to successfully download off the Naviextra site using my imaged USB stick. It faltered but did fail on the same file mine always failed at during download at 47% called dbver.pinfo whatever that is. Bottom line, he managed to update his bike using the lasted update, I managed to update mine by downloading using his computer. I will update to the latest software update now that I have the 2017 maps. NomIdea why HD told me the software was broken, obviously not on my buddies bike.
Ryan Urlacher says
Rock on. Glad you got it figured out
Hi, why on the EU site have a 184.108.40.206 release (23/08/2017) while in the US site have a 220.127.116.11?
I’m trying to upgrade to the later but the file was corrupt.
Ryan Urlacher says
We have no idea. Harley is in charge of all that. Sometimes it makes no sense..