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Old 11-17-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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Cool downloading now... will install it when my wife gets home with my Focus. She borrows mine on the weekends since it gets better gas mileage than her Journey.

I just test drove the 2013 Dodge Dart, that sucker is smooth as hell it didn't exhibit any of the stutters the Focus currently gives me... Depending on the loss on the focus (trade) I might just go for it.

And of course the infotainment system was backed by the reliable and super stable UConnect system. So stable that my wife's Dodge has had 0 crashes, 0 hiccups, 0 freezes in the 1 year she has owned it... Oh yeah and 0 updates, still running factory new firmware cause they don't need it.

Originally Posted by copernicium112 View Post
Can't hurt man. Give it a go. After I first got it installed I was on the fence. Things were quirky. Leaving the dealership I had no volume control over music and sync-lady's voice level. Ran a reboot when I got home and it fixed those issues. It was still quirky though. I finally bit the bullet and did a master reset two nights ago. Since then I have had a breakthrough in call sound quality (but I have only made one call so I have to investigate that further, not ready to state it is consistently better just yet), I can receive texts (and have the system read them) using an iPhone (still can't send any though). Sirius traffic/travel link seems to work better but again, need more extended time to see if this holds true or not. For the first time since 3.0.2 I am able to have fuel prices andtraffic on the map working simulataneously. It used to be on or the other. My guess is the dealership should have performed a master reset after installation but did not.

Guess what I am saying is, if you are going to self-install, do a master reset before installation. When installation is complete, do another master reset. Things I've noticed:

- BT definitely seems to play better with the system, more reliable.

- Nav definitely improved.

- Still investigating call quality but after the master reset seems better. Need more time though.

- Sirius seems better but again need more time.

- GPS seems to lock in much faster, used to take 8-10 minutes every morning to lock in but since install it is locking in less than a minute every morning.

- Voice commands for music seem vastly improved (still not quite as good as they were for me w/2.11 but much better than 3.0.2, which totally destroyed them for me).

- Index/voice command building time seems about the same.

4-5 days after the 3.0.2 install I reached the conclusion that I wouldn't wish that "upgrade" on my worst enemy. Besides the loss of features, it just seemed to swap one set of bugs for another. 3.2.2 was a lateral move based on my observations, put temp back on the screen but a lot of the existing problems were still there. 3.5.1 is the first one I can honestly say I would recommend so far. Still playing though!
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