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02-18-2013 03:26 PM
lifespeed I installed 3.5.1. Mostly it seems pretty good and stable. However, I can't connect to wifi because the keyboard is greyed out. Probably not that important of a feature.

I also noticed that it no longer accepts voice navigation audio over bluetooth from my Android phone, which it did with the previous version. I have not yet tried playing music over bluetooth as I use a 128 GB flash drive instead.
02-18-2013 11:20 AM
Originally Posted by copernicium112 View Post
I agree with you here. Funny, I paid extra for MFT specifically because it had all of these cool features and functions. Ford has continued forward with its policy of "already paid for feature/function removal" and I find myself saying I'd pay even more just to get back what I paid extra for in the first place! Go figure!?!

bassmobile, sorry to hear and unfortunately for all of us there is no going back. We are stuck with a bland, feature/function reduced system not even close to what we paid for. I really, really, really wish Ford would just release a statement along with every new upgrade/update just to let us know in advance yet what else is going to be taken away so we could make an informed decision as to whether or not it is worth it.
Ain't that the truth. It sounds simple, but the fact that I can't program a favorites button to Play/Pause on BT anymore (which is my audio source a solid 75% of the time - I listen to a lot of podcasts) is a royal pain. Now, my only option is to switch to the Entertainment screen and hit the button on-screen (which obviously takes a lot longer) or hit the system power button. The latter is fastest, but it's still a lot more distracting than the wheel button!
02-17-2013 03:56 PM
bassmobile As I mentioned in my original post, no phone issues. Everything is working good except for the entertainment part which is really frustrating since I had none of those issues with the older version.
02-17-2013 03:21 PM
Originally Posted by gsxrboy View Post
MFT 3.5.1 is working perfectly with my Galaxy Nexus Phone with Jelly Bean 4.2.1

I have compared MFT with two vehicles that I have personally tested. The first vehicle was a 2011 Land Rover LR4 fully loaded, the system on there was so bad, that it didn't have any voice commands, the display looked pixelated and the touch interface outdated. He had to pay around $100 for a cable to connect his iPod, it does not support USB for that device, though it has a usb connection.

2010 Porsche 911, its screen again is outdated, not easy to navigate and though it connects through bluetooth it is very limited to what it can do, again no voice commands.
mine works good with my iphone 4s. my only problem is I can not connect to my wifi due to greyed out keyboard. I have seen a few cars with worse systems also a friend has a bmw the screen is out of date and has no voice command and no music thru bluetooth and you have to pay for a cord to connect ipod/iphone. another friend has a toyota camry that seems to allways have problems with his freezing up.
02-17-2013 03:06 PM
Originally Posted by Btravelen View Post
Also, every phone with MAP should work. Period.
You shouldn't assume that all phones implement the MAP protocol in a correct and/or consistent manner.
02-17-2013 03:00 PM
Btravelen I don't have experience with any versions but 3.5.1 because it was installed prior to purchase, but I'd be happy if the reverse camera guide was stable and the keyboard would work (It's grayed out). Also, every phone with MAP should work. Period. These things should have been tested before releasing 3.5.1 Take care
02-16-2013 07:49 PM
hotleadsingerguy The problem isn't's quality assurance. They should have had more people testing to verify and reproduce bugs...and then the balls to actually spend the time to fix those bugs.
02-16-2013 06:00 PM
skypilotofhope 3.5.1 introduced problems with text messaging for me. I'll receive a text and active MFT and it'll say, "Text messaging is not supported by this device," after I've received the text!!! If I press 'listen' on the screen, I can hear the text but options to reply no longer work; they did before 3.5.1. This is the case with both my Galaxy S3 (running Jelly Bean) and my new BB Z10. Grrrr!
02-14-2013 07:35 AM
Originally Posted by VectorZ View Post
No issues with my previous version of MFT, now I've got issues with satellite radio and my iPhone 5 required a master reset to pair bluetooth.
What kind of issues with satellite radio, not sure I've heard of any.
02-13-2013 04:30 PM
VectorZ No issues with my previous version of MFT, now I've got issues with satellite radio and my iPhone 5 required a master reset to pair bluetooth.
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