Updating APIM Firmware (Calibration Files)

Sorry for the confusion.
MY18.5 -E* firmware would be a firmware set that would contain 1U5T-14G374-EH or later and the appropriate associated files. Try to use the latest firmware.

MY18.5 -E* Firmware:

2019/09
Secondary Boot Loader: GBST-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-EH
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-DA
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): 5U5T-14G379-BA (or -BB)

2020/06
Secondary Boot Loader: GBST-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-EK
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-DA
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): 5U5T-14G379-BC

2021/01
Secondary Boot Loader: GBST-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-EL
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-DA
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): 5U5T-14G379-BC

2022/07
Secondary Boot Loader: GB5T-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-EM
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-DA
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): 5U5T-14G379-BC

Hello, all. I am new to this forum but have been an active user to Fmods for some time.

I recently updated my sync 3 to the latest sync 3.4 version.

Now I would like to update my APIM; I have read through most of this thread and from what I understand, FORscan does not download the calibration files automatically.

With this being the case, could somebody provide me details of where I should download the correct files please?

I want to be absolutely confident and sure to follow the instructions and do the right thing the first time round to avoid any unwanted problems or issues when it comes to actually updating.

My current APIM part number is HB5T-14G374-CA

According to Ford, the latest calibration is version 05.04.28, calibration 1U5T-14G374-EM, release date 2022-05-21

I have the latest publicy released FORscan v2.3.49. Will this version work OR would I need to download the current 2.4.6 BETA release?

In summary, I am looking for the latest compatible APIM calibration files to update my APIM from current version HB5T-14G374-CA and I would like confirmation on which FORscan release to use.

I am in the UK and my Sync 3 is EU with build number 22200 version 3.4

Thank you in advance

FORScan will only spec the factory listed compatible files for any module.

That is the firmware number…
If this is the original APIM in the vehicle, 2016 Focus, it will be an older APIM hardware. The newest calibrations are not meant for the older APIM’s.

You will need a paid version for firmware updates. The latest is 2.4.6.
FORScan Software Version 2.4.x Releases and Information - Ford / Information - CyanLabs Official Community

You can try putting that on the APIM but although possible it may fail. But in reality, there is no benefit for you to load the new firmware since your vehicle and APIM can’t support the feature set. However, that is up to you.

To find the firmware for your vehicle and APIM version:
APIM Firmware Production Releases - Ford / Information - CyanLabs Official Community
APIM Firmware Flash Order and Region Information - Ford / Information - CyanLabs Official Community
This would be what I would recommend, based on the year of the vehicle. Again, I don’t know the version of APIM you have installed.

For EU APIM:
3.2/3.3 APIM NAV & NON-NAV Unit Firmware (Production Release, 2018.5, Late J thru K Series)
Secondary Boot Loader: GB5T-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-DA (6/27/2018)
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-HA (NAV) / 1U5T-14G375-CA (NON-NAV)
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): JB5T-14G379-BA (6/7/2018)

Thank you for your reply, much appreciated.

Ok, so if it only lists compatible files, how do I actually go about downloading them?

Apologies for the wrong information, but I don’t really know how to identify the right numbers then as there is so many different ones listed.
My APIM in my 206 Focus is not the original one for the car. When I bought the car it had Sync 2 and I bought a sync 3 unit and upgraded it about a year ago.

Here is most of the info I can find for my APIM; if you could let me know which numbers are what that would be a great help -

JS7T-14G371-NED, HB5T-14G374-CA, HB5T-14G375-FA, GB5T-14G379-AA, HB5T-14G379-BA, HS7T-14G380-CB, F1DT-14A073-EF, F1DT-14C094-AF, F1DT-14C095-AF ,F1DT-14C403-AC, F1DT-14F119-EC

Please let me know if the version is listed above? I have read through most of this thread but nowhere on here or a google search really identifies fully which one is the APIM version?

I found the above codes through a log profile file of forscan previously and recently saved from my car

Thank you, I do have a year’s extended licence of forscan. The latest version at 2.4.6 is BETA so I am assuming I should use that and not the publicy released latest version of 2.3.9?

Why should/would it fail if I make sure I follow all the steps?

If there is no benefit, why are so many people updating to it? I have heard the newest updates are required for Calm Screen / upcoming Fmods changes / vehicle settings etc…

Thank you for the links/info. I had a look at the links but I don’t really want to take apart half my dash just to confirm a number so I am hoping I have found it by the log file codes I posted above?

Thank you and I am so sorry in advance if I have misunderstood something obvious. I do like to believe I am relatively technically minded however when it comes to the APIM there’s hundreds of different numbers and dont really know which one I am supposed to be looking for. Hopefully I have listed it above.

Here is the breakdown:

Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Focus Estate Titanium X
Vehicle Year: 2016
Vehicle Region: EU

APIM:
JS7T-14G371-NED
HB5T-14G374-CA
HB5T-14G375-FA
GB5T-14G379-AA
HB5T-14G379-BA
HS7T-14G380-CB

BCM:(Does not apply)
F1DT-14A073-EF
F1DT-14C094-AF
F1DT-14C095-AF
F1DT-14C403-AC
F1DT-14F119-EC

Model: JS7T-14G371-NED (HS7T-14G380-CB)
Existing Firmware:
Secondary Boot Loader: GB5T-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): HB5T-14G374-CA
Calibration (F124): HB5T-14G375-FA
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): HB5T-14G379-BA

Update to MY18.5 Firmware:
3.2/3.3 APIM NAV & NON-NAV Unit Firmware (Production Release, 2018.5, Late J thru K Series)
Secondary Boot Loader: GB5T-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-DA (6/27/2018)
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-FA (NAV/NON-NAV)
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): JB5T-14G379-BA (6/7/2018)

Files:
GB5T-14G376-AA.VBF (1.9 KB)
1U5T-14G374-DA.VBF (748.2 KB)
1U5T-14G375-FA.VBF (709 Bytes)
GB5T-14G379-AA.VBF (2.6 KB)
JB5T-14G379-BA.VBF (2.3 KB)

These are your existing files:
3.0 APIM NAV & NON-NAV Unit Firmware (Production Release, 2017-Pre-2018.5, H-Early J Series)
(Originally Found On 2017/Early 2018 Units That Ship with 2 USB Ports on Back)
GB5T-14G376-AA
HB5T-14G374-CA
HB5T-14G375-DA or HB5T-14G375-FA (HB5T-14G375-CA NON-NAV)
GB5T-14G379-AA
HB5T-14G379-BA

Files:
GB5T-14G379-AA.VBF (2.6 KB)
HB5T-14G374-CA.VBF (657.4 KB)
HB5T-14G375-FA.VBF (709 Bytes)
HB5T-14G379-BA.VBF (2.3 KB)

Yes

Not a problem. Glad to help.

Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate the help here

I understand my CURRENT existing firmware is JS7T-14G371-NED ? So what is the number next to this in brackets - HS7T-14G380-CB ?

For these MY18.5 files, is there a certain order these need to be loaded into FORScan? I think i read somewhere that they need to be in a certain order.

I have attached a couple pictures of my APIM that I managed to get from the test menu earlier today

I’m sorry for being frsutrating; I just want to only make one attempt at this update and hopefully a successful one

Thank you




That is the model of the APIM, not firmware. The other number is just a Ford hardware number, not important.

All at once…see the first post in this thread.

Download the files and place them in the C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\CalibrationFiles folder. Then select them thru FORScan for each of the firmware boxes.

Also, load the latest Sync 3.4.22251 version. It has fixes for the bugs in the previous one you have loaded currently.

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Hey F150Chief do you happen to have these 2 files. I have a G-Series APIM and im wanting to do the 18.5 MY upgrade, I picked this one up for super cheap otherwise i would’ve gone with a K series. 1U5T-14G374-EH.VBF, 1U5T-14G375-DA.VBF

G series can be problematic and are not recommended. It will likely brick with those files. Here are the files if you want to try…
1U5T-14G374-EH.VBF (752.1 KB)
1U5T-14G375-DA.VBF (709 Bytes)

You can try the MY18.5 Firmware:
3.2/3.3 APIM NAV & NON-NAV Unit Firmware (Production Release, 2018.5, Late J thru K Series)
Secondary Boot Loader: GB5T-14G376-AA
Strategy (F188): 1U5T-14G374-DA (6/27/2018)
Calibration (F124): 1U5T-14G375-FA (NAV/NON-NAV)
ECU Configuration/Sound Profiles (F10A): GB5T-14G379-AA
ECU Configuration/Illumination Strategy (F16B): JB5T-14G379-BA (6/7/2018)

Files:
GB5T-14G376-AA.VBF (1.9 KB)
1U5T-14G374-DA.VBF (748.2 KB)
1U5T-14G375-FA.VBF (709 Bytes)
GB5T-14G379-AA.VBF (2.6 KB)
JB5T-14G379-BA.VBF (2.3 KB)

If that does not work, then try this:
3.0 APIM NAV & NON-NAV Unit Firmware (Production Release, 2017-Pre-2018.5, H-Early J Series)
(Originally Found On 2017/Early 2018 Units That Ship with 2 USB Ports on Back)
GB5T-14G376-AA
HB5T-14G374-CA
HB5T-14G375-DA or HB5T-14G375-FA (HB5T-14G375-CA NON-NAV)
GB5T-14G379-AA
HB5T-14G379-BA

Files:
GB5T-14G379-AA.VBF (2.6 KB)
HB5T-14G374-CA.VBF (657.4 KB)
HB5T-14G375-FA.VBF (709 Bytes)
HB5T-14G379-BA.VBF (2.3 KB)

what would the recommended flash procedure be as i just used your rescue file to fix my brick