New 3.3 and 3.4 Builds and F8 for MY18.5 APIM

Written by Super User. Posted in Sync 3


Ford just released 3 new System versions. Two MY19 3.3 labelled 3.3.19016 and 3.3.19052 and a new MY20 3.4 version labelled 3.4.19050.

F8 maps for MY18.5+ APIM are now available too, as Ford started install them in their factory on some new cars.

There is a bad news too... the /etc/shadow file, containing the root password has been removed, at least on the latest 3.4 build. So it's no longer possible to login on the system wthout additional modifications.

Sync 3 Version 3.4

Written by Super User. Posted in Sync 3


Ford just released a new System version labelled 3.4 (Build 18347).

It's based on the previous version 3.202 (for MY20 vehicles) that from now on we think it will be the 3.4.

No Major differences compared to the previos 3.202, except a lot of bugfixes, especially on the GUI.

New European F8 Maps

Written by Super User. Posted in Sync 3

Ford released the new European F8 Maps package (no, it's not the fake F8 Map claimed by a German user few weeks ago, since the package was uploaded on the server less than 4 hours ago).

As you can see from the screenshot in the full acrticle, Map Data is dated Q1 2018 (yes, 1 year old!)

Sync 3 MY2020 Preview

Written by Super User. Posted in Sync 3

Ford is developing a new version of Sync 3 for future MY20 (MY 2020) vehicles. Just like version 3.2 and 3.3 this new version (labeled 3.202.18249) cannot be installed on MY16 and MY17 APIMs without Jailbreak or direct access to the Flash Memory, but we can confirm that it's indeed working fine.

The GUI has been restyled (and we think it's better looking), and by looking at the code we can confirm that this new version contains new features, but most of them will probably not work on current Vehicles.

What we found so far:

  • Send Feedback
  • Diagnostic / User Data Collection
  • Unified Version for 8" and 10" inch Screen 
  • Fancy MP4 / PNG Previews for some Setting Pages
  • iOS Applink working through Bluetooth!!

Keep in mind that it's still in development and as you can see from the pictures in the full article, it contains some GUI glitches.