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I'm contemplating purchasing the 2018 NORTH AMERICAN MAP FOR UCONNECT® 730N (RER) before the $50 discounts ends at the end of the year and wondering if anyone could help with a few questions. For starters I haven't been able to discover which version I currently have or how old it is. Anyone know where that information is?

https://chrysler.navigation.com/product/Catalog/FCA-GROUP-2018-NORTH-AMERICAN-MAP-FOR-UCONNECT-730N-RER-/sku/U3540-0075-804NAM/fr_CA/ChryslerNA/USD

How often are new releases made and is there anyway to know when the next one will come out?

This for an '09 Overland,
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You should go ahead and get this as it could be the last update for your year Commander, and that is a great price with the discount. The last updates for 2006 - 2008 Commanders was the 2013 update. There will be no more updates for those model years unless someone makes a hacked version. Make sure you have the RER unit before ordering.
 

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Good information 5253, makes it an easy decision. I thought the RER meant it was the North American version, if it means something else - how do I check?
RER is the model code for the NAV unit. According to the link you posted the update is only good for this unit (RER) in the Commander. It should be on front of the unit near the lower right corner.
 

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Just a quick update on this. I ordered and received the map update which also came with a system update. The system update went well, however the map update would only go about a third of the way and gave me a dvd error message. Although the dvd looked fine I contacted the vendor and they sent me another dvd set - all went well this time.

It will be interesting to see how noticeable the updates will be. Before the update I went to a relatives house in the new neighborhood and the navigation was way off. Had to pull out my phone.
 

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What are you doing with that DVD that didn't work???

Maybe it'll work in a different radio. I'd be willing to try it out for you. Ha ha.
 

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I just got and applied the 2018 update ($99 from here.com) as part of my efforts to upgrade to full "factory" MYGIG UCONNECT 730N RER, from base RES. The software upgrade went well and it is very accurate even businesses that have changed in the last year. I also turned on Sirius traffic to see how it works -- and it is seamless. I tried it out yesterday. It was "old home day" for the small NH town to which I was heading. That town had shutdown its Main Street for the festivities. The RER 730N not only showed the proper icons where Main Street was blocked off for the events, but also rerouted me around it correctly and automatically. The 2018 map/system update+Sirius Traffic works like a champ -- still fully functional, accurate and useful. There is a Engineering Menu (Menu / Seek-up / Seek-down) that I think shows the versions (caveat emptor.) Also, the DVD appears to be locked/coded for a specific VIN and radio serial number, as they ask for both at time of sale.
 

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I'm contemplating purchasing the 2018 NORTH AMERICAN MAP FOR UCONNECT® 730N (RER) before the $50 discounts ends at the end of the year and wondering if anyone could help with a few questions. For starters I haven't been able to discover which version I currently have or how old it is. Anyone know where that information is?

https://chrysler.navigation.com/product/Catalog/FCA-GROUP-2018-NORTH-AMERICAN-MAP-FOR-UCONNECT-730N-RER-/sku/U3540-0075-804NAM/fr_CA/ChryslerNA/USD

How often are new releases made and is there anyway to know when the next one will come out?

This for an '09 Overland,
Thanks

With google maps so easy to use while driving and the still archaic nav system in the MYGIG, it's an extremely hard purchase even at the discounted rate.
 

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@Hank, I'm happy too and think the upgrade was worth it. I was missing streets from new neighborhoods, plus speed limits have changed which affects the arrival estimate, etc. Also, I don't remember the old version having the 3D view option which I like better. A few other areas got freshened up even apart from the map with the first disk in the package.

I'm Google all the way and it's hard to beat Google maps, that is with the exception of a nice onboard system.
 

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@Hank , I'm happy too and think the upgrade was worth it. I was missing streets from new neighborhoods, plus speed limits have changed which affects the arrival estimate, etc. Also, I don't remember the old version having the 3D view option which I like better. A few other areas got freshened up even apart from the map with the first disk in the package.

I'm Google all the way and it's hard to beat Google maps, that is with the exception of a nice onboard system.



Does the interface change at all?
 

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Does the interface change at all?
Yes, the difference depends on the version your radio is running. My donor MYGIG came out of 08 WK LTD and had stock MYGIG v9.665 [08MY v2.1 in the revised number scheme, released January 2008]. Turns out I was 9 revs down. So for me it was like night and day. First thing I noticed was that JukeBox was missing and had been "moved" and renamed. For me it was seamless and major improvement. Aside from realtime Sirius traffic support and auto rerouting for the NAV, the graphics are cleaner and faster now with the 3d acceleration. Also provided many bug fixes. My pet peeve was the volume not "sticking" for UCONNECT between on/off cycles, which is now only a memory.

I didn't want to break anything so before buying the map (which I believe requires installation of the updated system disk) I did a lot of research. I found this site Jeep Grand Cherokee WK - MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System - parts which lists all the MYGIG hardware versions and software (including Gracenote) versions.

w/r/t cellphone-based GPS / Google maps, I prefer Apple Maps. I even considered replacing my RES with an Apple Play unit which would have been way easier than what I did. In the end my XK is my daily driver and hobby. I enjoy working on my Jeep. Spent 4 months researching, learning, crawling around in the dirt, sweating it out in the backyard with a soldering iron and loved every minute of it. I like the MYGIG system and it works for me. I love the voice control and UCONNECT dual mic auto-dim mirror mod -- which works way better than I imagined it could.
 

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Yes, the difference depends on the version your radio is running. My donor MYGIG came out of 08 WK LTD and had stock MYGIG v9.665 [08MY v2.1 in the revised number scheme, released January 2008]. Turns out I was 9 revs down. So for me it was like night and day. First thing I noticed was that JukeBox was missing and had been "moved" and renamed. For me it was seamless and major improvement. Aside from realtime Sirius traffic support and auto rerouting for the NAV, the graphics are cleaner and faster now with the 3d acceleration. Also provided many bug fixes. My pet peeve was the volume not "sticking" for UCONNECT between on/off cycles, which is now only a memory.

I didn't want to break anything so before buying the map (which I believe requires installation of the updated system disk) I did a lot of research. I found this site Jeep Grand Cherokee WK - MyGIG Multimedia Infotainment System - parts which lists all the MYGIG hardware versions and software (including Gracenote) versions.

Ah yes, my unit already has this
 
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