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Old 04-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by raptor1956 View Post
Oh, that does suck ... I'd hoped to reflash it to see if maybe it was a corruption issue. The odd thing with these MFT issues is that some people have issues while others do not and they're running the same software, that tells me it's either a hardware thing or the software is being corrupted. Sadly, I had few if any issues with the two previous versions but this one has a couple bugs that the others didn't.

I don't stream music from my phone though I've tried it and generally use the USB as the audio is encoded at high bit-rate and is superior to the crap from Pandora etc. I have indexing turned off as I had in the previous versions but I get frequent problems with the audio starting up at engine start even though I'd pressed to audio power button to shut it off before I last shut the car down. It also tends to start playing from the beginning of the song list even though I never play music that way -- I always play it by artist or by album.

Yup - I had been thinking maybe a bad flash as well.

MFT is freaking quirky with 3.5.1. I was having issues where the BT radio in the car would fail to initialize sometimes. When I would search for BT devices with my phone, the MFT BT would not even be there. Kept doing master resets etc. Finally, one day, for no apparent reason, it stopped misbehaving and I had no issues for a month or more.

Every once in a great while MFT has some kind of a boot up error and some of my settings will disappear, then it will not happen again for a long time.

When it works, it's great, but it can be temperamental.
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