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Bolt EV OTA Updates?

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I am pretty sure I saw a reference in another thread somewhere (but can't find it) where an article quoted a GM engineer saying that the Bolt would get OTA updates via Onstar?

Yesterday morning when I started the car, the center infotainment screen was plain blue and then "Hello Jeff" appeared for about 3 seconds, and then the normal home screen appeared.

I hadn't seen that intro screen with my name before, and thought maybe this was just one of those periodic screens that comes up now and then (like on the Volt where they post a period ironic reminder on the infotainment screen to remind driver how distracting that very screen is), but my door lock settings had all changed from what they had been since I set them several weeks prior... so I wonder if an update was sent to the car and applied?

Just wondering if others have experienced this recently.
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I'm a bit paranoid of OTA updates. My uncle had that in his Explorer. It was done via cellular. He lives in Northern Ontario where the Cel network can be patchy as far as signal goes. More than once he got into his truck and it wouldn't start because it was halfway through a download of an update. I know the Bolt is over wifi which will be much more reliable than cellular but what happens if the internet goes down halfway through an update? I don't want a system file corrupted because of an interruption!
Okay great. I get it. It will download a complete copy of the update before it starts installing it. Confirm it downloaded correctly and then install the update. Internet interruptions shouldn't be an issue then! Good, I'd hate to brick my car!! LoL
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