I have a 2020 Ford Focus (according to Ford it’s the 2021 model), and I’m currently running Sync 3.4 version 20136. Am I able to use the Syn3 Updater to update to version 20196 if I don’t require a map update?
I have read that current version 18.104.22.168 does not support MY20 models, because of the reformat mode. According to the tutorial if I only want to update my Sync version I should use the ‘Autoinstall mode’, which does not seem to use reformat. Is this correct?
Yes, in theory if you just want to update the apps package and not maps then you do not require a reformat and all should be fine. The update will just be an AutoInstall and the process is the same as if Ford were to give you the update themselves.
Support in MY20 cars is still being tested as they are relatively new so take everything with a grain of salt.
Let me know your part number,
To access bezel diagnostics it should be press and hold FWD on the dash controls and on the steering wheel at the same time for about 10 seconds while on “radio”
Beezel diagnostics - end test - Apim diagnostics - part numbers - assembly part number
According to the replies to my questions it should be fine… however, I have not run the update in my car myself yet so can’t confirm from my side it will work.
So far I have prepared the USB using the Syn3 app and only selected the APPS and VOICE packages as confirmed by the guys here. This way the update will be using the Autoinstall mode, similar to what Ford uses if it was an original update supplied by Ford.
Just shared my Install.lst and log.txt file for final confirmation.