Questions before i Update

Just a few quick checks to make sure my system is compatible, and that features im using stay intact.

  • how can i confirm the APIM is original? (seen some people bricked theirs b/c hardware mismatch issues)
    -will this update effect FORD PASS in any way?
    -any last minute checks i need to be doing to make sure i don’t brick? any backups i can take to rollback in case of problems.

BUILD: 17276
what else can i share to be sure?

ive got a pending update to SYNC 3.0.20204 is there any benifit to doing that update 1st?

SYNC Region: NA

Navigation Variant: Nav

Manufacturer Year: Unknown

Install Type: OEM

Old SYNC Version: 3.0.17276

New SYNC Version:

Do you have a error message, if so what is it?

Update Method: CyanLabs Manual Method

Run the Interrogator Utility and post the resulting file here.
FordPass is not usually affected, but you may need to reauthorize it.
You cannot go back to Sync 3.0.xxxxx versions once you upgrade. This is expalined in the Syn3 Updater instructions. Make sure you read those.

Does Android Auto and/or Car Play currently work?.
Based on your current build, I would think they should be working.

Your FordPass will need to be reauthorized after you do the master reset, it takes all of 2 minutes if you’re in cell coverage, you just say yes on the APIM screen just like you did when you set it up.
There’s no rollback, and you can’t backup Sync.
What year, model and part of the world is your car in (and was it a used import)?

Thanks for the feedback, I’ll run the interrogator utility later on and post the results

Haven’t tested android auto, but apple carplay works.

2018 Lariat, F150 Canada.

If CP works, then you are ok.
You may need to upgrade your USB hub for 3.4.

this is what i got from the log:

Version JR3T-14G381-AJ
APIM Model: Blank
APIM Type: Navigation
APIM Size: 32GB
APIM Free Space: 8.3G
2/22/2024 8:35:30 PM +00:00

Partition Type = Free / Total
/fs/usb0/ = 60G / 60G
/fs/tmpfs/ = 126M / 128M
/fs/sd/MAP/ = 41M / 1.5G
/fs/sd/MAP/ = 57M / 9.1G
/fs/Nuance/ = 243M / 4.7G
/fs/Nuance/ = 13M / 475M
/fs/Nuance/grace = 5.1M / 1.0G
/fs/rwdata/ = 631M / 1024M
/fs/mp/ = 173M / 1024M
/fs/images/ = 8.3G / 26G

Installed Packages

APIM AsBuilt

pardon my ignorance, what you you mean by “upgrade your usb hub”?

You are safe to upgrade to Sync 3.4 using reformat.

The USB hub may need to be replaced after the upgrade to Sync 3.4 if you get a message that the hub does not support CarPlay. Being a 2018 vehicle, it probably already supports CP, so it should be good.

Exactly, just keep that in mind so there are no surprises if you actually need to change it. And if not, no harm done.

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