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Fresh Surface Go firmware updates improve camera experience, more

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Microsoft today shipped out a new set of firmware updates for the Surface Go. Both the LTE and standard Wi-Fi models are included here. The biggest updates here are all related to improving the camera experience, but it's not entirely clear what's changed.

There are also various reliability and security updates, including some related to Surface Dock 2 and battery smart charging. Here's a look at the full release notes (opens in new tab) (via OnMSFT):

Firmware versionUpdate info
Surface - Firmware - 1.1.18.0Improves battery Smart Charging reliability, and addresses security updates.
Intel – Camera - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel Corporation - System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel Corporation – System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel Corporation – System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel - System - 30.18305.6.12414Improves camera experience and resolves associated system bugcheck.
Intel – SoftwareComponent - 1.60.155.0Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Intel – System - 1952.14.0.1470Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
Surface - Extension - 5.5.0.0Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability and addresses system bugcheck.
Surface - System - 1.29.137.0Facilitates power and thermal related data analysis.
Surface - Firmware - 2.49.139.0Improves Surface Dock 2 reliability and addresses system bugcheck.
Surface - Firmware - 11.8.77.3664Addresses security updates and improves system stability.

The new updates are available for both the Surface Go and Surface Go LTE for devices running the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) or greater. You can snag these updates now via Windows Update.

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6 Comments
  • Thanks for the heads up.
  • I got them earlier this morning on my original Surface Go. Good to see they're still pushing out updates for it.
  • I read the headline and instantly thought, "Another update for the Surface Duo??" Drat...
  • Got this this morning, and on restarting got Enter BITLOCKER recovery key! Where and why this has happened it doesn't explain, nor did I know I even had a key for BITLOCKER. Followed the instructions given and found a number of keys, one seemed relevant, entered it and it said correct, then rebooted then... Enter BITLOCKER recovery key! Went through the same rigmarole again, expecting it to keep looping but fortunately it returned me to my system. It turns out this failed : Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024CE0E: Surface - Firmware - 11.8.77.3664 One of the components of this update. Be Warned!
  • Hey, same here. Two rounds of recovery code to get back to normal. Don't see that firmware update, successful or failed though. BTW, the bitlocker recovery screen does identify the Key ID it is looking for but only the first 8 or so characters so it is easy to miss. Helpful if you don't rename your PC and it still has the default meaningless name that you don't know, don't recognize and can't get to.
  • I too got the Bitlocker screen but after hitting the Continue button it did install the updates. I did not enter anything on the Bitlocker screen. Did get the update thermometer again after deciding to reboot after the first update completed, but all seems well now. Weird update experience IMO. Just checked and release notes show this for Surface Go firmware version: Surface - Firmware - 1.1.18.0 When I look at update history on my Go I see: 1.0.28.0