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    Just wondering how the guys with sync 3 systems are finding system updates.
    Does the update over wifi work?
    Are you able to download updates to install via USB like the Aussies (via Ford website)?
    What's the current version in SA, sync 3 version 3.0?

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    Read the thread on the Aussie forum. Searched the Ford SA site. Could not find the same links for the USB update.
    Interested to hear if others have succeed over WiFi.
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    Don't want to hi-jack your thread but do you think it possible to install T4A on the Ranger Sync 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by etiennee View Post
    Don't want to hi-jack your thread but do you think it possible to install T4A on the Ranger Sync 3?
    If you've got sync 3 with navigation, you'll get T4A standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearman View Post
    Read the thread on the Aussie forum. Searched the Ford SA site. Could not find the same links for the USB update.
    Interested to hear if others have succeed over WiFi.
    Have not been successful over Wifi. Also on version 3.0. Must admit that he street map is a bit outdated - had several road changes that did not reflect correctly. Ask my dealer about is and they just did not know!

    What I also find frustrating is that you don't get live updates using the "standard" navigation map, even if you phone is connected. Makes it obsolete for me. I then opt for Waze using Autoplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ100 View Post
    Have not been successful over Wifi. Also on version 3.0. Must admit that he street map is a bit outdated - had several road changes that did not reflect correctly. Ask my dealer about is and they just did not know!

    What I also find frustrating is that you don't get live updates using the "standard" navigation map, even if you phone is connected. Makes it obsolete for me. I then opt for Waze using Autoplay.
    Thanks for the feedback and confirmation that v3.0 is out.
    I'm trying to do a deal for a new 2018 XLT 3.2 AUTO DC and will ensure the dealer updates everything to latest before delivery. I've sat inside the actual car in trying to buy, but didn't have time to confirm which version of sync 3 is currently installed.
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    Just checked My Vehicle. Took delivery Late Dec 2107. See attached pics. Am on version 2.3 Last checked for update on wifi 03/04/2018.
    going to chat to dealer tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearman View Post
    Just checked My Vehicle. Took delivery Late Dec 2107. See attached pics. Am on version 2.3 Last checked for update on wifi 03/04/2018.
    going to chat to dealer tomorrow.
    I'm in Mozambique at the moment, driving a loan XLT and the software is v2.3 as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    I'm in Mozambique at the moment, driving a loan XLT and the software is v2.3 as well.
    No worries only saw the date of posting now. Will look at alternatives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ100 View Post
    Have not been successful over Wifi. Also on version 3.0. Must admit that he street map is a bit outdated - had several road changes that did not reflect correctly. Ask my dealer about is and they just did not know!

    What I also find frustrating is that you don't get live updates using the "standard" navigation map, even if you phone is connected. Makes it obsolete for me. I then opt for Waze using Autoplay.

    How did you get to V3.0 or am I understanding you wrong? Did the dealer install it for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexanderdt View Post
    How did you get to V3.0 or am I understanding you wrong? Did the dealer install it for you?
    No sorry. I made a mistake it's also still 2.3. Hoping that someone had some joy at a dealer?

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    So I pulled the trigger on a new 2018 Ranger, 3.2L XLT double cab, 4x4, Auto today! I'm in Mozambique right now, but accepted the deal online. This will be my 3rd T6 Ranger.

    Dealer sent me this photo a little later in the day, 9km on the clock.

    I obviously have no idea what version sync 3 is currently installed, but I've insisted that they update all software to latest, including sync and maps during their PDI "service".

    I get it next week when I'm back from Moz. Will update thread to what's installed.
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    Right, so I took delivery of my 2018 3.2 XLT DC Auto about 2 hours ago.
    Sync 3 version 2.3 installed. They assured me they ran full updates on everything before delivery.

    Wifi connects, checks and states no updates. Disappointed SA is so slow in giving the update.

    I have found one of the official Ford websites (for a territory SA exports Rangers to) that says I need the 3.0 update when I chuck in my VIN number and allows me to download the official update file (3.18GB). I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try update my 2 hour old Ranger though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    Right, so I took delivery of my 2018 3.2 XLT DC Auto about 2 hours ago.
    Sync 3 version 2.3 installed. They assured me they ran full updates on everything before delivery.

    Wifi connects, checks and states no updates. Disappointed SA is so slow in giving the update.

    I have found one of the official Ford websites (for a territory SA exports Rangers to) that says I need the 3.0 update when I chuck in my VIN number and allows me to download the official update file (3.18GB). I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try update my 2 hour old Ranger though.
    Congrats. In your opinion how does it compare to the previous one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    Right, so I took delivery of my 2018 3.2 XLT DC Auto about 2 hours ago.
    Sync 3 version 2.3 installed. They assured me they ran full updates on everything before delivery.

    Wifi connects, checks and states no updates. Disappointed SA is so slow in giving the update.

    I have found one of the official Ford websites (for a territory SA exports Rangers to) that says I need the 3.0 update when I chuck in my VIN number and allows me to download the official update file (3.18GB). I'm not sure I'm brave enough to try update my 2 hour old Ranger though.
    Congrats. The thing is that I assume the Update will have the maps update as well, so if you install an update for a region other than SA the maps could potentially be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuanB View Post
    Congrats. In your opinion how does it compare to the previous one?
    Thanks. A nice upgrade. But I came from a manual to auto, so that's a huge thing. The dash/infotainment improvement is massive! Power steering hugely improved. Very happy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexanderdt View Post
    Congrats. The thing is that I assume the Update will have the maps update as well, so if you install an update for a region other than SA the maps could potentially be wrong.
    Thanks. No, I've confirmed, updates excludes the maps (in US, you pay for map updates fro the dealer, in SA, we get free updates, 1 a year for 5 years). I've contacted Ford and someone is supposedly phoning me back tomorrow. If they can't/won't help, I'll try the USB update. It's from official Ford, based off my vin number, if something goes wrong, Ford can fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    Thanks. No, I've confirmed, updates excludes the maps (in US, you pay for map updates fro the dealer, in SA, we get free updates, 1 a year for 5 years). I've contacted Ford and someone is supposedly phoning me back tomorrow. If they can't/won't help, I'll try the USB update. It's from official Ford, based off my vin number, if something goes wrong, Ford can fix it.
    Great News! Will you please share the outcome?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexanderdt View Post
    Great News! Will you please share the outcome?
    Okay, update to v3.0 done. No thanks to Ford SA. Will post details later on, but don't follow Ford global instructions, they don't work.
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    Okay, so Ford SA came back to me and stated:
    Our technical team confirmed we only have the 2.3 version available in South Africa for the Sync 3. Unfortunately we can't confirm when the 3.0 version will be available.
    Thanks for nothing again FMCSA.

    That made me decide to the update myself from version 2.3 (pic 1). I was a tad nervous with my Ranger being about 29 hours old
    Shout out to @Alexanderdt for helping me confirm that the update file was the correct one.
    USB drive must be formatted in Fat32 (NOT exFat as Ford states!).
    Start engine, ensure sync system is on. Insert USB drive. Wait. In my case, 2 minutes later the screen notified that an update was in process (pic 2).
    It stayed like that for 29 minutes (all that's happening is that the files are being moved over to the sync system - time will vary on speed of USB drive). Finally it stated that installation was complete (pic 3) and USB could be removed. I removed USB, switched off engine. Closed door and locked car. Waited 2 minutes (as I understand it, this is to allow Sync to shutdown properly). Opened up again and started engine to wake everything up. No notices on the screen, but it took a couple of minutes to update the software version info on the About Sync screen. Now version 3.0 is installed and running (pic 4). Everything works as expected, including T4A maps.

    An xml file is added to your USB drive by the sync installation. I uploaded this to Ford's website and got confirmation that the software was installed & updated correctly (pic 5).









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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal View Post
    Okay, so Ford SA came back to me and stated: Thanks for nothing again FMCSA.

    That made me decide to the update myself from version 2.3 (pic 1). I was a tad nervous with my Ranger being about 29 hours old
    Shout out to @Alexanderdt for helping me confirm that the update file was the correct one.
    USB drive must be formatted in Fat32 (NOT exFat as Ford states!).
    Start engine, ensure sync system is on. Insert USB drive. Wait. In my case, 2 minutes later the screen notified that an update was in process (pic 2).
    It stayed like that for 29 minutes (all that's happening is that the files are being moved over to the sync system - time will vary on speed of USB drive). Finally it stated that installation was complete (pic 3) and USB could be removed. I removed USB, switched off engine. Closed door and locked car. Waited 2 minutes (as I understand it, this is to allow Sync to shutdown properly). Opened up again and started engine to wake everything up. No notices on the screen, but it took a couple of minutes to update the software version info on the About Sync screen. Now version 3.0 is installed and running (pic 4). Everything works as expected, including T4A maps.

    An xml file is added to your USB drive by the sync installation. I uploaded this to Ford's website and got confirmation that the software was installed & updated correctly (pic 5).
    Well Done @Prodigal and thanks a lot for risking your Ranger! I am going to do this as we speak!
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