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I just got my used 2019 last Tuesday and updated my Synce 3. Do I have the latest version its now on Sync 3.0 Build 19205? Thank you
 



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I just got my used 2019 last Tuesday and updated my Sync 3. Do I have the latest version its now on Sync 3.0 Build 19205? Thank you

I believe that is the latest directly from Ford but not 3.4. It seems Ford has no plans to update 3.0 to 3.4.

You can use this tool:



I just did this on my 2017 Limited and it worked just fine. Just follow the directions and you should be fine. I am running Sync version 3.4.20136
 






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I believe that is the latest directly from Ford but not 3.4. It seems Ford has no plans to update 3.0 to 3.4.

You can use this tool:



I just did this on my 2017 Limited and it worked just fine. Just follow the directions and you should be fine. I am running Sync version 3.4.20136

Do you mind posting a pic of sync 3.4, also what's the improvements/differences from version 3.0? I'm brand new to the forum, but not ford. I also have owned/own a 2012 f150, 2016 f150, and 2016 fusion.

Is 3.4 just a simple usb thumb drive update like any other?
 






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Do you mind posting a pic of sync 3.4, also what's the improvements/differences from version 3.0? I'm brand new to the forum, but not ford. I also have owned/own a 2012 f150, 2016 f150, and 2016 fusion.

Is 3.4 just a simple usb thumb drive update like any other?

Upgrading to 3.4 this way will void any warranty you have on the SYNC APIM. I would not recommend it.
 






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Do you mind posting a pic of sync 3.4, also what's the improvements/differences from version 3.0? I'm brand new to the forum, but not ford. I also have owned/own a 2012 f150, 2016 f150, and 2016 fusion.

Is 3.4 just a simple usb thumb drive update like any other?

It's a brand new version and it reformats the Sync system to fit 3.4 on it.

Ford has no plans to update 3.0 to 3.4. What I can tell is because it requires a reformat of Sync 3 which can take up to 60 minutes if you have navigation.

Here is a what's new video:

 






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Upgrading to 3.4 this way will void any warranty you have on the SYNC APIM. I would not recommend it.

Probably but I have a 2017 so it's out of warranty now due to miles.

Though I will say this, 3.4 is a lot better than 3.0
 






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Upgrading to 3.4 this way will void any warranty you have on the SYNC APIM. I would not recommend it.
Yeah, while it looks ok, doesnt seem worth the risk...
 
























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I do have a 2013 explorer but its a base so I can’t experiment with sync 3 on it unfortunately

I assume you have the 4" screen? If so I think there are ways to convert from 4" to 8".

Take a look here:


Not sure if there are cheaper options.
 






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Think if i had base, i would be looking at aftermarket.
 






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Crutchfield has some excellent info on the 2013 with base stereo.
 






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I just got my used 2019 last Tuesday and updated my Synce 3. Do I have the latest version its now on Sync 3.0 Build 19205? Thank you
Mine is 3.4 build 20136.
 






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My apim is from 2018 model. Not sure if it mskes a difference, but mine works flawlessly and am running beta version of IOS 14, along with CarPlay2Air wireless adapter. I am probably pushing it a little, but whatever. I do have a 2019 apim to fall back on😎
 






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My apim is from 2018 model. Not sure if it mskes a difference, but mine works flawlessly and am running beta version of IOS 14, along with CarPlay2Air wireless adapter. I am probably pushing it a little, but whatever. I do have a 2019 apim to fall back on😎

Do you know if theres a wireless adapter for Android Auto?
 












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