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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #571
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I just spoke with the 800 number and apparently all the NAV SD cards are identical, they are not serialized. It looks like that someone that has the NAV SD card may be able to post the contents like the update was posted, and those of us with NAV can use it. (I'm betting there is some switch deep in the OS that controls if it even looks for it, and this particular version of the maps does not bother with a serial, since everyone will have this as a base map now)

So... if someone wants to PM me a link to a copy of their Maps SD, I would be more then happy to test the theory :)

(fyi, I did the downlaoded update last night, and aside from not being able to use nav now.. its like a night/day difference, its amazing)
As has already been posted, it's not possible to post up the data from the SD cards. They're not serialized, but they're secured. The data can't be read in a normal card reader, nor could it be copied to another. The data is encrypted using the secure partition on the card, so it can't be modified or read by anything that doesn't have the key.

Also, even if the phone support told you it could be read and copied with ease...would you really believe them? Phone support, for any company, barely knows their product at all. I wouldn't trust a thing phone support told me.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #572
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Well, I got the update and was able to play with a bit. My criticism/gripes (and issues due to personal preferences) are as follows (I'm aware a bunch of this has been covered already):

I knew the temperature display was gone from previous posters/pre-release videos, but it still bothers me a great deal.

The compass is entirely useless (I can only imagine how people with the upgraded rear-view mirrors feel. I'm sure three different compasses all displaying the exact same thing are super useful.) and would much rather have something like a compressed calendar or the date, that would be a far more expedient use of the space.

The lack of the artist/song on the entertainment tab for Sirius on the home screen is insane. I almost didn't do the upgrade for this alone and experiencing it kind of makes me wish I didn't. I thought this was upgrade was supposed to make the most important information more easily visible.

No track end time for USB, Bluetooth, or CD makes no sense and there is absolutely no excuse for not having it. The space is there, use it.

The Climate display on the home screen is mostly useless now as well as it provides no information other than the current target temperature for both sides. What mode am I in?

Someone didn't run spell check on their strings when they were typing them up. Nice QA job...


When I plugged in my USB drive that has my music it began indexing. Shortly thereafter, it stated that it had finished and was building media commands. A bit after that, building media commands disappeared. I attempted to use voice commands to play music and it stated that it was still indexing and I would have to wait. It then showed index complete once again, followed by building media commands, which went away after some time yet again. Tried again, sync told me the same thing. This went on for several iterations before it finally let me do anything.

When it misunderstood me for the first time and couldn't find a matching command the information prompt was excessively long. You can say this command, or this command, or this device, or call Ford at this number for support. Really? I hope this is a one time thing because that's just annoying.

The fade-out/in animation makes my skin crawl. I have never liked that effect and it makes things look choppy. If it is using that time for calculation I would much prefer it did absolutely nothing and switched when ready.

I had to re-pair my phone for whatever reason. This may not be a sync thing though, my phone has been doing some weird things lately.

The volume increment display is very annoying now. Why does it only update the bar every other increment?

Favorite buttons are now useless. How did nobody notice this when testing?

The information quadrant has zero feedback (audible tone) when it is touched. This just makes it seem apart from the others. No clue why this was done this way.

I don't know why, but after the upgrade I seem to have to push the buttons longer than I did before otherwise it doesn't recognize the input. I've found myself having to touch buttons multiple times before it actually notices I have touched it.

Also noticed that several times (at least 4) during usage (I was stopped and the car was off), sync warned me about the dangers of driving while distracted and that some features would be unavailable while driving. Not sure why it did that.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #573
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As has already been posted, it's not possible to post up the data from the SD cards. They're not serialized, but they're secured. The data can't be read in a normal card reader, nor could it be copied to another. The data is encrypted using the secure partition on the card, so it can't be modified or read by anything that doesn't have the key.

Also, even if the phone support told you it could be read and copied with ease...would you really believe them? Phone support, for any company, barely knows their product at all. I wouldn't trust a thing phone support told me.
Not saying it is easy, but DRM can be broken and cracked. Not that I would advocate such activities however
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Not saying it is easy, but DRM can be broken and cracked. Not that I would advocate such activities however
Yes, it can, but this isn't normal DRM. Only a few types of SDCard encryption have ever been broken. Most of the time it's pretty high-level encryption. This isn't high-level encryption.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:51 AM   #575
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I just got an email stating that the update is shipping. After reading these recent posts I am unsure if I want to install it. I haven't had any problems with the interface just a few problems with stability. I don't want to lose some of the functions in the current version (temp display, ability to assign *1 & *2, etc...) WTF, I have been waiting for ths promised update for months!!!
Looks like Ford s it up Again! Are we really surprised?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:53 AM   #576
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Meta, what fuze is it that you pulled to reset/reboot your MFT?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #577
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I just got an email stating that the update is shipping. After reading these recent posts I am unsure if I want to install it. I haven't had any problems with the interface just a few problems with stability. I don't want to lose some of the functions in the current version (temp display, ability to assign *1 & *2, etc...) WTF, I have been waiting for ths promised update for months!!!

I agree!. I've only had my car a little over a week so not a lot of time to experience some of the frustration others who've had their car longer. I've certainly experienced a few strange things but nothing major at this point and wow I sorta like these features that everyone said would be missing after the upgrade.

I get the impression that when Ford decided to redesign the interface they polled a lot of owners about what they liked and didn't like. I have a feeling the majority of the older owners felt the interface was way over complicated so Ford dumbed it down and now the rest of us have to live with it. Too bad there wasn't any choice with maybe a Basic and Advanced display setting. Offering more features and options to those who want them and a basic settings so non-techie's could figure out the basics.
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I went into syncmyride.com and it said the preformance upgrade is available. I will download and install it this weekend. Since I do not have a navigation system, I do not need to wait for the SD card. I am very excited!
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I went into syncmyride.com and it said the preformance upgrade is available. I will download and install it this weekend. Since I do not have a navigation system, I do not need to wait for the SD card. I am very excited!
Where are you seeing this? I also don't have nav but on the update and customize page, I don't see anything that says the update is available to download.
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I have a feeling he's just seeing some sort of screen about it being mailed out. There is nothing in the syncmyride forums about it being available to download yet.

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Where are you seeing this? I also don't have nav but on the update and customize page, I don't see anything that says the update is available to download.
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