OVMS v3 v3.1.008 Over-the-Air firmware update

Today, we are pleased to release v3.1.008. Over 60 bug fixes and enhancements have gone into this release since the last public release (v3.1.006), and a summary of the major changes is here:

Firmware: 3.1.008

3.1.008 OTA release
- Vehicle theft alert if vehicle moved more than 500m when parked
- New 'location radius' command to set location radius
- Only issue 'location.enter' and 'location.leave' events if vehicle is ON
- Fix issue with OTA updates in 3.1.007

3.1.007 OTA release
- Logging: auto expire log archive
  New config:
    log [file.keepdays] = 30        0 = disable
  New command:
    log expire [days]               Manual expire
  Note: auto expire is done within hour 0 of day
- Web UI: simplified time zone region selection (vehicle config)
- Web UI: locations editor
- Prefer SPI RAM (on 3.1 hardware) for improved on-chip memory availability

For full detail on all changes, check the GitHub revision history.

Please note the firmware v3.1.007 was never fully released (beyond testing release levels) as it had an issue with OTA updates. If you are running v3.1.007 you will most likely have to manually update to v3.1.008, using these instructions (only for those running v3.1.007):

1. Firstly, go back to factory firmware:

  ota boot factory
  module reset

2. After reset, connect to wifi and do a manual ota update:

  ota flash http api.openvehicles.com/firmware/ota/v3.1/main/3.1.008.ovms3.bin
  module reset

3. After that is done, check the version with:

  ota status

You should be running 3.1.008 from an ota partition.

Alternatively, you can download 3.1.008 from http://api.openvehicles.com/firmware/ota/v3.1/main/3.1.008.ovms3.bin directly and put as ovms3.bin on SD CARD to update from that.

The v3 modules can be updated over the air (wifi), via SD CARD, or over USB - all without requiring special hardware programmers like the PICKIT used for v2. The simplest way to update the module firmware is to connect it as a client to your wifi network (or phone hotspot), and then use the web interface Config / Firmware / Flash-from-Web; that will show you the version you are running, as well as the latest version available for update. One click on 'Flash now' and the update will be downloaded and installed. Alternatively, you can download the firmware update to a file named ovms3.bin in the root directory of a FAT formatted SD CARD and insert the card into the module's slot - the new firmware will be updated automatically and the file renamed ovms3.done to signify completion.

This firmware also includes the feature to check for and automatically update to newly available firmware, every night (so long as the vehicle is connected to WiFi). After updating to 3.1.005 or later, you can enable this for future firmware releases with 'config ota auto yes'.

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