upgraded from a 2.6 to 3.1 noticed reduced run times?
dpostman wrote:I have an XV-14 from Costco. It had 3.0 on it when I got it. Installed 3.1 last Friday. After upgrade it said that I'ts battery was low and needed a recharge. I chose the new battery option in the Menu and put it back on the charger. Saturday morning, I set Wall-e on his way and lasted for 57minutes before going back to the charger. Of those 57 minutes, the first 30 or so was on short berber type carpeting.
The cleaning strategy seemed much more intelligent and even less random than it was with 3.0. I did not see any issues with it backing up on the walls. But this was only one outing. Will observe further with more outings.
glnc222 wrote:upgraded from a 2.6 to 3.1 noticed reduced run times?
No programmed run time reduction observed on XV-11, but there are different versions for different main boards now in later XV's, different model no's, so maybe the reduction applies only to newer models with the new chargers etc., already factory equipped with 3.0 level firmware.
vic7767 wrote:Or, the charging firmware in 3.0 remained the same in 3.1.
a4refillpad wrote:vic7767 wrote:Or, the charging firmware in 3.0 remained the same in 3.1.
Hi Vic, thought you said there was no change in timings for a neato upgraded from 2.6 to 3.1? Anyway, maybe I was spoiled with my older neato which gave me 1hr 20min runs. My xv25 still only manages 60mins before needing a charge. Sadly, 3.1 firmware remains the same. So drawing conclusion that this is not firmware related at all but hardware?
Don't know where I said that.a4refillpad wrote:Hi Vic, thought you said there was no change in timings for a neato upgraded from 2.6 to 3.1?
a4refillpad wrote:Pretty sure others have managed to upgrade the xv-21. The xv25 is the same device sold in Europe also with board rev 64 and firmware 3.0. I was initially experiencing the same issues you described and invalid firmware a couple of times too.
I eventually had success upgrading with a macbook rather than my wintel boxes. Others, had similar success by trying different computers or using a USB hub in an attempt to boost the USB port power levels.
The advice that a v3.0 firmware cannot be upgraded to v3.1 is very wrong as I was successful.
captainstrong wrote:whoa whoa.
I bought my xv-21 factory direct in august and it came with 3.0.
I just tried to upgrade and the firmware failed during the installation. The software said hey you have 3.0 you can upgrade to 3.1. I rebooted my comp and tried again but the software said invalid firmware detected.
I then called Neato support for fear I bricked the bot. The woman who answered said just do a battery pull that I'd be fine....she also said my bot doesn't support 3.1! She said that robots with 3.0 aren't ready to be upgraded to 3.1 and the update won't be ready for a few months. She was right, I battery pulled and am back to 3.0 ok.
Anyone with an XV-21 with 3.0 update to 3.1?
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