Keeping your car stereo system up to date with the latest software is important to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently. In this article, we will guide you through the process of updating the firmware on your car stereo. We will be using the Kenwood DDX 795 as a demonstration model for this tutorial.
To check the current version of your car stereo software, simply go into the system settings of your Kenwood stereo and select “Special” and then “Software Information”. The Kenwood DDX 795 has version 220.127.116.11 for 18.104.22.168. To verify how current your software is, go to the manufacturer’s website and find the product page for your model. Search around for the firmware update, which is usually located in the support section along with the manuals.
Once you have located the firmware update, select it and download the file. After downloading, right-click on the compressed folder and extract all the files. We recommend transferring the entire extracted folder to a new folder on an empty USB thumb drive for better organization.
Insert the USB thumb drive into your car stereo and you will be notified of the updated data on the USB and asked if you want to install it. Select “Yes” and wait for the update to complete. The update process typically takes around 5-10 minutes, so ensure that power is connected at all times during the update.
Once the update is finished, your car stereo will be updated with the latest firmware. As an example, the Waze icon was removed because it has been taken away from weblink for Kenwood, and the Bluetooth icon was updated to a new design.
Updating your car stereo software is simple and easy, and it keeps your system up to date with the latest software and designs. With this guide, you can update your car stereo firmware with confidence and ensure your system runs smoothly.