Ford Audio Bluetooth / USB firmware update - November 2012 release - How to update

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  1. Adrian.IT

    Adrian.IT New Member

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    Hi I registered to thank you for the update and tutorial. I have a 2011 Focus and every time dat my galaxy s7 edge established connetion with Bluetooth (Bluetooth audio. Connection error) and on display no battery and signal status, my biggest problem dat wen calling with Bluetooth i can hear person end on the oterside nothing. Ford dealer asked me 70 euros for diagnostic + I think for update, and I have to leave car for 1 day. After update evrifing works fine and faster. Sorry for English T9 A GREAT THANK YOU ✌
     
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    Hi!
    I also have one question.... I also have Ford Focus Mk2, 2009.... but WITHOUT USB.
    Is there a solution for this "problem"?
    I have Blaupunkt NX radio.. with SD slot?
    Is there any possibility to update over SD?
    Thx for help!
    Bo.
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    Did you find the solution?? Did you upgrade BT??
     
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    I'd suggest following this tutorial, however for anything that which says "USB memory stick" simply do it with the SD card, hopefully it will let you update the same.
     
  5. Thatguyirl

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    Hi Folks. I am doing this exactly as described but when I insert the usb stick it says read error for about 2/3 seconds then says initalising and stays that way without ever changing to updating. anyone got any ideas?
     
  6. AshP

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    The picture you show - I have the same unit - but where is the usb socket?? Certainly not on the the front - am I missing something?
     
  7. Meanderingbunyip

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    Have the same issue as you mate. Have tried the process numerous times on numerous different usbs and just get to the initalising screen. My unit wont connect to Bluetooth but intermittently connects to aux before dropping out. This has only started happening in the last week. Before that everything worked fine.
     
  8. Meanderingbunyip

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    Any ideas how to solve this?
     

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    @Meanderingbunyip is the USB drive FAT32 formatted? at a guess it looks like the car can't read the usb drive so could be NTFS formatted.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. They are fat32 formatted on a MAC. Does that make any difference? I don't own a PC.
     
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    It shouldn't do, its just something that's easily overlooked and could have been what was causing the error. My Macbook Air likes to format to exfat by default.

    Only other thing i can suggest is try a different usb drive, i remember someone had no luck with a usb 3.0 drive, however an older usb 2.0 drive worked perfectly. It should't make a difference, however it did.
     
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    Cheers nutter. i will try it again on the weekend and post how it goes.
     
  13. KevH18

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    Hi,

    I have a Ford Focus Tit X with a build date of July 11 and had to replace the display screen. Since I've done that I've had no Bluetooth, voice activation and limited USB capabilities so was really pleased when I found this guide. However, I've now tried three seperate USB sticks, the last of which was a SanDisk USB2.0 with 4gb of memory and it still isn't updating.
    I used a Sandisk 8gb first and it was initializing but there were no files and didn't then look as if anything was happening. Tried a Phillips 16gb disk and it said it was incompatible. Lastly tried the 4gb stick and it said no files but again nothing happened.
    Formatted as FAT32 and copied exactly as it says dirextly onto the stick and not in any folders so can't understand why it isnt working.
    Any help at all appreciated!
     
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    Just wanted to say thanks for this! My music was quite crackly, so I'm delighted this has fixed it.

    I had no luck at first with an 8GB USB so tried a different 2GB USB and it worked. Don't think either are USB 3.0, so don't believe that was why the first didn't work. The 2GB USB I chose different settings when formatting to FAT so maybe that was it.

    For anybody wondering I did it on a MacBook running MacOS High Sierra and formatted it to MS-DOS (FAT) under the Master Boot Record (not GUID). Doing this and following the instructions above made it work first time.

    Also make sure you have the radio on specifically (not just the head unit itself turned on).

    Thanks again!
     
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