Once the package is downloaded and copied to pen drive, we can proceed with installation. This process can take quite sometime.
While nothing is mentioned, I am listing pre-conditions I had set for my vehicle before start of update:
a. Removed all the items from the USB ports.
b. Turned off all the extra electrical loads as the ignition would for a long duration.
c. Rolled the windows down for ventilation.
d. Rechecked hood, trunk and all the gates are closed before initializing update. Note:
Before disturbing the condition you set for your vehicle before the start of update, wait patiently for atleast 60 minutes. After that only you may take necessary steps for troubleshooting. Installation in the vehicle: Step 6:
With the pre-conditions set which would not be disturbed for the next 60 minutes, insert the pen drive (which contains the uncompressed contents of the package as created after Step 5) and turn-ON the key to ignition mode and wait.
21:26 – Ignition turned ON after inserting pen drive Step 7:
After waiting for a couple of minutes, the contents of the pen drive were recognised by the SYNC3 system and it displayed Updating system software.
21:28 – Updating system software Step 8:
Once the update is completed, a pop-up message is displayed confirming successful application of update and asking you to remove the pen drive and informing update would be installed the next time vehicle is started. Keep the pen drive safe as it will be needed again.
21:53 – Update completed Step 9:
Turn the key to Off position and open the driver’s door for the SYNC3 system to shut down completely. After waiting for a couple of seconds, close the door and turn ON the key to ignition position. The update would be applied in a couple of minutes and a final message would pop-up which goes away quickly. Sharing the version info
SYNC3 info (Before)
SYNC3 info (After)
Navigation info (Before)
Navigation info (After)
Once the update is successfully completed, the vehicle can be restored back to normal state. Incase the update is stuck even after 60 minutes, it is time to contact Ford India for troubleshooting steps.