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Old 08-11-2012, 03:37 PM   #1
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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.


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Old 08-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.
The lockpick system unlocks the video while driving so you can use the video input in the console.

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