Own a Proton X50? There's a software update for your infotainment, here's how to do it

CY Foong · Jul 22, 2022 03:15 PM

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If you’re an owner of a Proton X50, your infotainment might be ready to receive new software updates as Proton just announced that the over-the-air (OTA) update is now available. It will be released in batches and owners can follow these steps to check and update the software.

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Older GKUI software shown

Some new features on the latest GKUI 19 include:

  • Refined user interface design for personal customisation
  • Improved voice command experience and intelligent alerts
  • Enhanced navigation experience
  • New experience with app marketplace

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GKUI 19 shown

Unfortunately, these new updates don’t feature the biggest feature that most owners are asking for – proper car connectivity via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Still, if you want to keep your X50’s infotainment system up to date, you can follow these 7 simple steps.

Also read: Why isn’t Proton accepting Apple CarPlay/Android Auto yet? The simple answer is user data

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First, click [Settings], followed by [System].

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Once there, you will see “Update available” if the OTA update is ready for your vehicle. Click [GKUI 19] to continue.

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After that, click [Speed first] to start downloading the new infotainment head unit software.

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Once the software has completed downloading, click [Install].

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Next, click [Sure] to continue after reading and understanding the pop-up reminder. Make sure to keep the engine on during this process and stay in a safe zone to ensure your safety. Switching off the engine while performing the software update may affect the system’s function.

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The infotainment unit will also not be operational while it is being updated. It will take approximately 10-15 minutes for the installation and updates to complete.

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Finally, the infotainment system will restart automatically once the new software update is complete.

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To check if you have the latest software version, click [Settings] followed by [System] to view it.

CY Foong

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Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

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