Sync 3.4.22110 & 2021 Maps - Feedback & Issues

Ford does not release what is in the updates so it is all guesswork on what they have done most the time.

Anyone else have issues with the clock since the update? Seems to reset to 00:00 (midnight) when I start my car now. I don’t notice any other electrical issues or things resetting, just the clock. If I click “reset to GPS time” it says it did, but still set to 00:00. Only manually setting it will get it off midnight, and then it (usually) resets once I start the car again.

I don’t see any other comments about the clock, and my car was in a collision shop for over 4 months before the update, so I’m leaning toward a hardware issue.

Some people in here have mentioned the same thing, not sure anyone found a fix though… seems to be only certain models

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If you check the 1st post there’s something about clock issues.
Best thing you could do is to install a lower Sync3 version (keep maps) to see if that makes a difference.
If installing 3.4.21265 the issue is gone, then it’s related to this build.

Just updated another 2018 Ford Flex SEL from 3.0 20204 to 3.4 22110 with zero issues, hit Master Reset and it works like a charm so far.

  • Is there a reason one cannot just update to the NA 2.21 maps? The option is not available.

  • I also tried doing an AutoInstall mode of v3.4.22110 with the 2.21 maps but get a Sign_Err01. I tried with different USB sticks and running the utility from different computers. Thoughts?

Vehicle is MY2019, Super Duty



You cannot just do maps for 2021 unless you purchase them from Ford unlike the past few years. They are Key’d for 2021. The only way around it is to install the whole image right now from Cyanlabs.

Image via FORScan? I’m familiar with FORScan but not doing maps/image via it. Could I trouble you to explain? Also, does this mean that I can’t do the Downgrade/Reformat to get the 2021 maps?


Sorry I ment Cyanlab’s not Forscan. I corrected it. You can downgrade but only down to 3.3

technically 3.2 but syn3updater only has 3.3 and 3.4

Bought a 2016 Escape with SYNC version 1.0.15139. Just ran the update to 3.4.22110. Took less than 6 minutes to update and everything updated perfectly. Looks great before and after master reset. Only notification was that it doesn’t support USB hubs because I haven’t updated my USB module yet - it shows up tomorrow. You guys rock!

6 min???

Ya, I was planning on at least 10 min and thought more like 45. Maybe because it was the first version of SYNC 3?

You don’t have NAV? So you had to load only 3 files?

No NAV. Here is what the log shows for files:

1u5t-14g386-cb.tar.gz (8.5MB)
4U5T-14G423-CC_1615429225000.TAR.GZ (564.2MB)
5U5T-14G381-EZ_1652218180000.TAR.GZ (869.8MB)
5U5T-14G391-CR_1644007976000.TAR.GZ (385.5MB)

Yep, about 6 minutes…Thanks

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Maybe one of you pros can help me out. I updated to the lastest version 3.4 22110 today. It took a while but everything went pefect. My vehicle is a 2016 F150. Everything is working fine, my only small question is… during the installation process it rebooted a few times. When the screen came up after one of the reboots, I saw the Lincoln Timeless theme. (I had to google this to look it up).
I thought that theme look very nice, after the install was complete, i went into testing settings and tried to find the timeless theme, but it wasn’t an option. I seem to be missing a few other themes too, like the Ford GT theme? Not super important but is there a way to add these missing themes?

The Lincoln Timeless and Next themes are replaced with the Lincoln MY20 theme in Sync 3.4, which looks much better than the Ford blue theme, Ford MY20. The themes and other info can be found here:
Sync 3 APIM Database - CyanLabs
Click on the themes button.

These are the themes available for all Sync 3.x versions:
Visual Themes Sync Versions 3.0 thru 3.3
00=Ford Classic (Blue Theme, Multi-colored Buttons) (Default Theme Ford)
01=Ford Timeless (Blue Theme, Blue Buttons)
02=Lincoln Timeless (Gold Theme, Black Icons)
03=Lincoln Next (Gold Theme, White Icons) (Default Theme Lincoln)
04=Ford GT (All Blue Theme for 2017 Ford GT) (N/A Sync 3.2 after My18.5)

Visual Themes Sync Version 3.4
In Sync 3.4 there are 2 themes (Ford MY20, Lincoln MY20) with 2 screen variations per theme (6.5"/8", 10"). See 7D0-02-01 for custom Boot Screen Animations.
00=Ford MY20 (6.5"/8" Screens) (Old Ford Classic, in 3.4 sets Ford MY20 theme with custom Boot Screen)
01=Obsolete (Old Ford Timeless, in 3.4 sets Ford MY20 theme with custom Boot Screen)
02=Obsolete (Old Lincoln Timeless, in 3.4 sets Lincoln MY20 theme with custom Boot Screen)
03=Lincoln MY20 (6.5"/8" Screens) (Old Lincoln Next, in 3.4 sets Lincoln MY20 theme with custom Boot Screen)
04=Obsolete (Old Ford GT Blue Theme, in 3.4 sets Ford MY20 theme with custom Boot Screen)
05=Obsolete (Legacy setting for Lincoln MY20 8" Landscape)
06=Obsolete (Legacy setting for Ford MY20 8" Landscape)
07=Lincoln 10L MY20 (10" Landscape) (Lincoln 10L MY20 10" Landscape theme with custom Boot Screen)
08=Ford 10P MY20 (10" Portrait) (Ford 10P MY20 10" Portrait theme with custom Boot Screen)

By the way…
I saw your post on F150Forum. I was going to PM you if you didn’t show up here in a day.

Hi , i know it states ‘Please note that without the new (unreleased) FM/DAB LOGOS Package some logos will not be visible!’ but logos that were there before in the previous build now just display a sort of grey polish looking logo, is there an updated logo package to fix this issue yet by any chance?