Did I just brick my Sync3? Help! (FIXED! Thx to F150Chief)

What is your SYNC Region?
What was your Old SYNC Version?
What is your current SYNC Version?
Assuming a successful install failed; 2.2.16280
Do you have Navigation?
Have you read the documentation at Syn3 Updater Documentation - CyanLabs ?
Do you have a error message, if so what is it?
Yes. Red screen with a MEM_err003 as I recall, during initial install. No picture available.

Please paste your log output or provide the URL to your log file below

Branch: Stable
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (1903)

Version: 2.2.16280
Region: NA
Navigation: False
Install Mode: reformat
Install Mode Overridden: False
My20 Protection Enabled: False

Mode: Drive
Model: SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Device
FileSystem: FAT32
Partition Type: MBR


; CyanLabs Syn3Updater Stable - reformat  Mode - Sync 3.4.20351 NA

Item1 = REFORMAT TOOL  - 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz
Open1 = SyncMyRide\1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz
Options = AutoInstall

1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz (8.5MB)
4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ (566.3MB)
5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ (848.6MB)
5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ (385.4MB)

[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Selected Region: NA - Release: Sync 3.4.20351 - Map Version: Non Nav APIM 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Install Mode: reformat Forced: False 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] MY20 Protection: False 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Checking Existing File: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Validated: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz (Skipping Download) 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Checking Existing File: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:40:45 PM] Downloading: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ
[6/5/2021 10:42:02 PM] Validating: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:06 PM] Downloaded: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:06 PM] Checking Existing File: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:06 PM] Downloading: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ
[6/5/2021 10:42:37 PM] Validating: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:43 PM] Downloaded: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:43 PM] Checking Existing File: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:42:43 PM] Downloading: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ
[6/5/2021 10:43:03 PM] Validating: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:43:06 PM] Downloaded: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:43:06 PM] Preparing USB drive
[6/5/2021 10:43:06 PM] Formatting USB drive
[6/5/2021 10:43:06 PM] Re-creating partition table as MBR and formatting as ExFat on selected USB drive
[6/5/2021 10:43:19 PM] Checking Existing File: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz 
[6/5/2021 10:43:19 PM] Copying: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz 
[6/5/2021 10:43:20 PM] Validating: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz 
[6/5/2021 10:43:20 PM] Copied: 1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz 
[6/5/2021 10:43:20 PM] Checking Existing File: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:43:20 PM] Copying: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:45:15 PM] Validating: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:45:19 PM] Copied: 4U5T-14G423-CB_1598636132000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:45:19 PM] Checking Existing File: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:45:19 PM] Copying: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:48:19 PM] Validating: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:48:33 PM] Copied: 5U5T-14G381-EM_1611967752000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:48:33 PM] Checking Existing File: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:48:33 PM] Copying: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:49:56 PM] Validating: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:49:58 PM] Copied: 5U5T-14G391-CN_1615429328000.TAR.GZ 
[6/5/2021 10:49:58 PM] Generating reformat.lst
[6/5/2021 10:49:58 PM] Generating autoinstall.lst

PROBLEM: Using MS Windows Sync3 updater, files shown in the above log were saved to a formatted removable 32G USB 3.0 as preferred per instructions. Sync3 recognized the USB and initiated the update. About 15 minutes into the update I received a red screen with what I recall as a mem_err03 message following one of the TAR.GZ files (I can’t remember which one and did not take a picture at the time of the error message. Attempted to reinitiate the install but the system is stuck on the boot screen. After all attempted resets (Pwr + Skip/Ignition cycling/USB removal) a red screen message appears indicating “error update packages not found”

SOLUTION: Post on community forums and tag @CyanLabs for possible solution before spending the $399 for a new unit with Sync 3.0 installed. Wishful thinking…

UPDATE: System only cycles through mustang splash screens. Prompts to insert USB five seconds after startup, however, a red screen with “error update packages not found” is displayed the exact instant anything is inserted into the USB port. If USB is unplugged, system resets the splash screen loop.

Recover the unit to Sync 3.3.19052, download 4U5T-14G381-AN_1552583626000.TAR.GZ. The file can be found in the APIM IVSU Database.

Follow the instructions below:

  1. Create a USB drive (format as EXFAT) with a SyncMyRide folder.
  2. Copy the file downloaded above into the SyncMyRide folder.
  3. In the root of the USB place the DONTINDX.MSA file which you can obtain from the upgrade you previously performed.
  4. In the root of the USB place the reformat.lst file attached below.
  5. Insert USB in vehicle and wait for the installation to complete. You should see a message indicating completion.
  6. Remove the USB drive and reboot the APIM.

This should force an update to 3.3.19052. You will be able to upgrade using the Syn3 Updater application from 3.3.19052 to the latest version of Sync 3.4.

But first, run the Interrogator Tool and see what the storage is available on the unit. Post the results here.

reformat.lst (44 Bytes)


Thanks for the protip @F150Chief! Followed your advice and was able to install 3.3.

I attempted to run the tool without any luck. Instead, I updated to 3.4.21020 without Gracenotes to save space. The download was successful thanks to the Sync3 updater.

Can go back and add Gracenotes alone using the updater or should I try to run the tool again?

Use the -AC version of the tool. You can install GN independent if app. See the Guide section.

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