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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:46 pm 
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Should i do the firmware update on my Daniel Boone or just leave it be ? Its V4.4 at the moment and im not having any issues with it i just know with everything else i own keeping up to date is a good thing.

so has any other GMG owner or similar done the updates on their units?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:00 pm 
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Updates.... First world issues at their finest.

Do I? Don't I?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:07 pm 
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Don't do it. Unless newer firmware has special features added that you want, leave it as it is. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:21 pm 
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If you dont do the update you will not be able to load any of the newer cuts of meat ! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:27 pm 
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Hahahah point well received guys :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:48 pm 
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Does gmg say what the new firmware improves?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:38 pm 
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Not really only that you can select cold or hot climate which changes the auger behavior and also lets you change the temp on the unit to read in fahrenheit rather than celsius but that's it...

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Well, if you want those features, go for it. But I wonder what they class as hot or cold environments? I reckon it's cold here in Melbourne, but their idea of cold is probably states in America where it's snowing.
If you are able to easily roll back to your current firmware, then it couldn't hurt.
Updating, with a lot of things, isn't always a good thing.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:29 pm 
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Firmware updates are fickle things.

For instance i updated my Yoder to the latest update which improved a lot of things significantly.
If i had just bought the unit i would be very happy with the new update as it held temperature better ect ect ect
HOWEVER

what i found was that i was so used to the "nuances" of the old firmware (and im talking very early one) that i had to re-learn how to cook on it.

Its kind of like driving a classic car, you learn how it acts and adjust for it, maybe not as much throttle till it warms up, you match the revs to change to 2nd gear, you make sure to check the coolant every week ect because you know it has these problems but when you adjust for them they are more like personality.
/end rant

dont update unless there is a feature you cant do without as you risk having the re-learn the pit :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:54 pm 
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Thanks guys I don't think it offers any real advantage and ad im still getting to know my pit I think I'll just leave it be :-)

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