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New v3.0 Build Available

Discussion in '2017+ Sync 3 / In Vehicle Technology' started by UofMEngineer, September 29, 2019.

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  1. UofMEngineer

    UofMEngineer Active Member

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    Nothing mysterious. Vehicles with newer APIM hardware come with 3.2+. MY20 with 3.4 which is the latest in that software line.
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I think you must be the only one that has been able to use WiFi for downloads.

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  4. Ferretkingdom

    Ferretkingdom New Member

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    No one could ever figure out why I couldn't update either, and I couldn't even get the last build. I wish they couldn't found a reason, as for all i know I'll never get updates, lol
     
  5. RedDen

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    does it mean the ones with old hardware stuck with v3.0?
     
  6. Michael Lopour

    Michael Lopour Active Member

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    I believe so. The nomenclature Ford chose is very confusing. Obviously, it would seem unlikely MFT2 hardware could run Sync 3 - totally different layout etc. But the versions of Sync 3 also appear to be incompatible with each other, so you basically get build versions of each "version". Someone please correct me if that's wrong but it seems likely.
     
  7. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    It was mentioned that Ford would continue to update MFT 2 when necessary. Since versions are usually released to correct issues with the software or possibly to enhance the current version, I don't think that you will see too many updates to the older MFT 2 software in which most problems likely have already been corrected and any enhancements would likely be limited if possible.

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  8. UofMEngineer

    UofMEngineer Active Member

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    Correct. Well, mostly. You can pick up a scrap APIM from a different vehicle and swap it in, etc. as an alternative. At least this way is more likely to come with the newer release in a proper software configuration. I've seen ebay modules advertising v3.4 from China, though it looks there like they used a leaked reformatter and put mismatched software on it, among other issues based on some folks I've talked to.
     
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    Send me a PM with your VIN and I will verify if the dealer was being honest or not.
     
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    does anyone notice anything that this update did?
     
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    NO thing...
     
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    Well, at least for MFT newest software was finally available to the all vehicles. It is sad that Ford went the other manufacturers path, different model year, different hardware, same but different software...
     
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    If you have the navigation option, you can now go to SETTINGS/CLOAKING DEVICE/ enter ^€¥€€ and you are good to go. Have not had a speeding ticket all week!
     
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    Go figure. Decided to scan for updates today. And Ford said no wifi updates....

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    However, it took forever to download. Took hours. Then I gave up.

    I guess it downloaded, while driving I saw the arrow.

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    My Sync 3 also upgraded to build 19205 PRODUCT today via WiFi update.
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    That is promising indeed. It appears that the WiFi method is now working or at least starting to work.:thumbsup:
    Did it download automatically or did you have to search for it?

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    Yesterday morning while connected to my home WiFi, I searched for upgrade and it immediately started the download. I let it go the rest of the day parked in the garage and not running and when leaving to go out to dinner that evening and when I started the Explorer it had finished the upgrade.
     
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    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    After reading a couple posts, it seems to take much longer upgrading over WiFi.Using the USB method seems quite a bit faster. Although I didn't time it took to download the update to my computer and then to a USB I think it didn't much longer than 5 or so minutes. Once plugged into the USB port in the Explorer, all was done in about 5 minutes.

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    Got in my Sport this morning and had the arrow in the top corner and had the latest download complete over home Wi-Fi
     
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    Did anyone here who updated manually via owners.ford.com have an issue reporting a successful update?

    When I get to step 4 of 4 it gives me an error and I can't upload the file to the site.
     
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    When I try to upload the XML file after doing the update, page 4 of the SYNC update site returns a new page indicating the site is undergoing maintenance.
     

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