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    Changing the map update count on the navigation

    All new Audis are sold with 5 free map updates from the version installed at the factory. Where is this update count stored? Is it possible to reset it?

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    Probably stored on a server, not local.
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    But how will the car access this server with no data connection? You are able to perform a completely Offline Update using a USB or SD card with the update on it. Online Update is an option but not the only one.

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    Isn't it 5 map updates from date of purchase. Meaning even if You don't update, the number still counts.
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    When you update via the vehicle data connection the server side counter records this. If you choose to download and create a USB / SD card via myAudi then said creation communicates with the server side in order to update the counter, even if you don't apply the update.
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    Correct. So somewhere there must be a data field that stores what the original version loaded was? Otherwise how can the car determine if the update is within 5 versions or not

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    But there are people who claim that they share a USB drive between cars and the updates work as long as they are within 5 versions. So an account that has not downloaded any map update and that car has only used 'other' USB, and yet is able to determine that its had its quota of 5 updates. How is that done?

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