Firmware 96.1 and Apple HomeKit

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rafm5
rafm5 Volunteer Moderator

Same device, same tado° app

  • Apple HomeKit tab - Firmware 91.1
  • tado° Rooms and Devices tab - Firmware 96.1

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  • @rafm5 interesting! My thermostat is 90.1 firmware. How did you get 96.1 firmware?

    Apparently i am 2 firmware back,do this make my thermostat to be so slow and heat running for hours?

    Maibe Tado have to announce when a new firmware is been released.

  • andyblac
    andyblac ✭✭✭
    edited February 2022
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    hmm, just checked mine, and 1 of them are the same out of firmware sync...


  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
    edited February 2022
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    @BOG73 Version 96.1 was pushed OTA just to one of the devices approx. 21st Feb. The others remain on 91.1

  • Rob
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    @rafm5

    For the V3+ Smart Thermostat (with wiring capabilities; serial number starting with RU##) the newest public firmware is 96.1, the previous public one is 91.1. The new FW started being rolled out on Feb. 21st. Not everyone will get the new one at the same time. There tends to be a significant delay, for safety purposes. We obviously test new FW, with groups of devices of increasing size. First a few in the lab, then a few hundred in beta in the field, then a few thousand normal devices, then a significant percentage, and so on. There's usually 1 week between each step. So when some kind of bug appears we can catch it as soon as possible. Before it impacts a large number of customers.

    So what rafm5 experiences is normal. Both of his devices will be on 96.1 soon, automatically.

    @BOG73

    See above. You'll get it soon. 90.1 was the latest version for the wireless thermostat (serial SU##) until a few days ago.

    @andyblac

    90.1 is normal for now, see above. I suspect you'll get an automatic update next week or the week after. Not sure about the Homekit part.

    Do note that the latest firmware version numbers are not always identical when comparing different types of devices. The newest version for the Wireless Receiver is 94.1, for example.

  • @Rob what is new on the latest firmware?

    On android or apple we get some info about latest update and reason why the specific update is done,can we get this info for Tado?

  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
    edited February 2022
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    Thanks @Rob, great weight off my mind ( ͡º ͜ʖ͡º)

    Also, Apple HomeKit settings after a few hours have been updated and both firmware versions are now identical!

  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
    edited March 2022
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    Good morning,

    Firmware 96.1 is now being rolled to all devices.

    If Apple home app gives you a different version to what's in tado° app, restart your bridge.

  • BOG73
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    @rafm5 have you observed something different since your thermostat been updated to 96.1?

    Thanks!

  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
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    Morning gents,

    I am sorry to say, but no major difference to 91.1 from a 'normal' user perspective.

    Since there is no detailed changelog it's difficult to say :-(

    Thanks

  • Rob
    Rob Admin
    edited March 2022
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    @GrayDav4276

    If I were to post the changelog it would lead to more questions than answers. I'm also not supposed to because of that reason. However, I can post the log for the wireless receiver as I have it at hand. Just to show you the issue. So please don't ask me about what it means :)

    - Relay: Enforce minimal on/off times
    - Fallback: Provide all params to guarantee the start of the bus-driver
    - kmbus: Decrease the response time by logging after replying
    - CPE: Disable PID scaling by default
    - Vaillant: Report F.00
    - Ubabus: Ready for remote monitoring.
    - Fallback: Check previous temperature after boot
    

    Most of these things are about specific bus interfaces. Better compatibility, more features, things like that. Fallback is the state a device is in when it loses connection with the Internet Bridge.

  • andyblac
    andyblac ✭✭✭
    edited March 2022
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    checked my, Wireless Thermostats this morning there still on 90.1, even though I have tried doing a force firmware check. I did not even get the 91.1 update what gives ?

  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
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    @andyblac This post is about Wired Smart Thermostats - serial numbers starting with RU##.

  • andyblac
    andyblac ✭✭✭
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    @rafm5 so the Wireless Temperature Sensor latest firmware is still on 90.1 ?

  • Rob
    Rob Admin
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    I had expected the wireless thermostats (SU###) were getting the same update at the same time, as they are fundamentally the same as the V3+ wired thermostats (RU###) with the exception of the stripped wiring capabilities. It seems the wireless thermostat is not getting this version of the update (yet) though. I see exactly 10 devices in the field with a FW version >90.1, which means it's in an early testing phase.

    So, to conclude, the wireless thermostat still being at FW version 90.1 is to be expected.

    Talking about all these numbers and features is confusing and not very constructive, which is why we tend to not mention this topic :)

    @GrayDav4276

    In layman's language, the FW updates are about increasing stability, compatibility and adding features. With the exception of adding Child Lock for radiator thermostats and a few other examples, few of these are very noteworthy on their own and mostly lead to an incremental increase in quality. Many small steps that lead to, over a longer period of time, a much better product.

    FW updates should never lead to a faulty product. If you have an issue with your devices, whether possibly related to a FW update or something else, it's best to contact support and/or post about it here. If it's just one person it's probably a coincidence, when many people start having the same issue at the same time, there is a structural issue. We tend to find out about these by ourselves, but we're only human and when we receive a clear signal from you guys we might be quicker in pinpointing the issue and dealing with it.

  • EMS2 protocol is not compatible with Tado. Works only with On/Off.

    I need change log to know if EMS2 will be enabled!!!!

  • Rob
    Rob Admin
    edited March 2022
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    @bruceas

    You are right. We do support multiple EMS busses, but EMS2 is not one of them. However, we are strongly considering supporting this in the future. It is a rather relevant bus not just for conventional boilers but also for heat pumps, and as such extra interesting to us. This is not ticking a few boxes though, the implementation of this bus is relatively high effort. Don't expect anything within the next few months.

    This indeed would be an example where a firmware update would enable compatibility.

  • 97.1 is out!

    Changelog????

  • For the Tado Smart AC firmware v97 and after that v98 have been released. As the Smart AC is basically a glorified homekit enabled IR blaster, release notes would be appreciated and quite simple to describe. I really want to know what is changed, and have the abilty to decide the moment to upgrade myself seeing the previous issues with Homekit. How can an average customer even know there are potential issues with a firmware, and inform Tado as requested by @Rob, if it is done complete under the radar?

  • rafm5
    rafm5 Volunteer Moderator
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    @bruceas So far, the only noticeable change found is shorter dazzle animation time on wired thermostats.

  • Neelyt
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    What is happening regarding the new wireless controller and compatibility with Worcester Bosch 4000 for digital connections to enable modulation control