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I'd also like to see a hack to get the video working while driving. Would love to hook up my IPhone to the display and use the navigation software on there.
08-11-2012 08:20 PM
I Bleed Ford Blue
I've come to calling it the Stync system, just because i hate it and it's way too intrusive. The only way around it that i know of is to wire in a new headunit and bypass all the factory wiring and run your own, that will eliminate stync alltogether and you will lose your steering wheel controls also.
08-11-2012 03:37 PM
Sync real hacks wanted!
Alright. I understand what sync CAN be, but what it is to me is another piece of Microsoft garbage. I don't want to get into the whole Windows vs. MAC debate. I just need to know this: Has anyone hacked it yet? I'm not talking about a remote reset switch in the glove box. I've done that too. What I mean is, has anyone installed the wrong software on it or software from another vehicle to enable AppLink? If they can put Ubuntu on a iPhone, then the stuff is there to put it on a Sync system. As it sits, I feel like I paid an extra grand for a piece of junk.
Now, I will say this, the software has been better since the upgrade back around March, but this car which I otherwise love, has a sluggish Microsoft Sync system that reminds why I backed away from Microsoft years ago every time I need it.
So again, is there any alternative, other than spending $150 for the Sync bypass and another $150 at Metra, then another $400-$500 to get my dash into this decade? I mean, Window's 98 was more responsive than this thing. I didn't pay Ford for hopes and dreams. I didn't know I was volunteering for a study or to be a guinea pig. And honestly, had I seen the little emblem on the console which reads "Microsoft" while distracted by the great lines of an otherwise great car, I would have rethought which model I purchased.