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cuke
Hi, there is a april audio update for the focus from 2008-2012 here [url="http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com/downloadsUpdates"]http://www.ford-mobile-connectivity.com/downloadsUpdates[/url]
Chris
Preee
I'll try it out later , any idea what improvements ? is it just Ipooo again or have they improved Android

*EDIT*
Release: April 2012
The update to your Ford Bluetooth and multimedia module provides you with improvements in the following areas:
- Playback of music files via the USB stick
- Connection stability of iPod/iPhone devices
- Connection stability for Bluetooth, telephony and music streaming via Bluetooth
- Compatibility of mobile phones

No updates for Android so may leave it as mine is working OK at the moment. but nice find Chris
mitch84
Hi Preee

Where did you find the update details?

I cant see anything on the above link to tell me that its a April 2012 release?

cheers



*sorry found it in the file itself
jay1981
Does anyone know if this works on the Sony headunits? I tried an update once before and it didn't work. :wacko: I'm sure that I read on here that the Sony units cannot be updated.
mitch84
Dont see why it would'nt work?

Here are the release notes and it does'nt state anything about not working on Sony units


[i]Release: April 2012

The update to your Ford Bluetooth and multimedia module provides you with improvements in the following areas:

- Playback of music files via the USB stick
- Connection stability of iPod/iPhone devices
- Connection stability for Bluetooth, telephony and music streaming via Bluetooth
- Compatibility of mobile phones



Release: October 2011

The update to your Ford Bluetooth and multimedia module provides you with improvements in the following areas:

- Supports the original Apple USB cable
- Apple iOS 5 compatibility: display of the phones battery level and signal strenght
- Apple iOS 5 compatibility: improved stability for music streaming via Bluetooth
- Playback of music files via the USB stick
- Connection stability of iPod/iPhone devices
- Connection stability for Bluetooth, telephony and music streaming via Bluetooth
- Compatibility of mobile phones
- Display of phone book and call lists



This update is applicable to the following vehicles:

Model Built date

Fiesta: July 2008 - December 2011
Focus: February 2008 - January 2012
C-MAX: February 2008 - January 2012
Kuga: February 2008 - January 2012
Mondeo: September 2008 - January 2012
S-MAX: September 2008 - January 2012
Galaxy: September 2008 - January 2012
Transit: from June 2009
Ranger: from April 2009[/i]
jay1981
Am going to try it then
mitch84
[quote name='jay1981' timestamp='1333894193' post='176723']
Am going to try it then
[/quote]

Let us know how you get on :)
Preee
It just states 2008 and onwards , so it should work with Sony if its build date is after 2008
jay1981
:) Just done the update! :)

First of all I followed the instructions on the website and surprise, surprise it didn't work. Just came up Update Failed in the radio display

[img]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/jdpyne/IMG_0125.jpg[/img]

So I had a look through the FAQ on the update website, and it turns out that in some cases you have to delete all but two of the files from the USB stick. You have to make sure that the only two files on the USB stick are:

8M5T-14D511-AU.BVC
8M5T-14D511-AU.VBF

All of the other files are for other languages, so not needed. Tried again:

[img]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/jdpyne/IMG_0127.jpg[/img]

The update takes around 20 minutes, and is well worth doing. I can now stream music over bluetooth from my phone, couln't do that before, and no need to use the crappy Ford Y cable when connecting my iPod, the Apple cable now works!
mitch84
that's odd I looked in my usb stick and there is no files ending in " AT" ([color=#7A7A7A][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]8M5T-14D511-AT) [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#7A7A7A][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]*you mention AU but in faq it states AT is english?[/size][/font][/color]
jay1981
[quote name='mitch84' timestamp='1333901706' post='176736']
that's odd I looked in my usb stick and there is no files ending in " AT" ([color=#7A7A7A][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]8M5T-14D511-AT) [/size][/font][/color]

[color=#7A7A7A][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][size=3]*you mention AU but in faq it states AT is english?[/size][/font][/color]
[/quote]

Yeah, the FAQ seems to be wrong there are no files in the zip file that end in AT. There is 2 that end in AU, I deleted everything off the usb stick other than the AU files, and it worked.
mitch84
ah I see , I may just keep all files on the stick then as I last time I updated I think I kept all files on it.
jbeer
Hi All,

I have just come accross this and I'm about to do the update on my system but I just have a question that I'm hoping some one can answer or help me with....

When my iPhone connects via Bluetooth to the system it Autoplays my last song/podcast that I listened to via the iPod app....does anyone know of a way to stop this from happening as it really drains by battery and is annoying :( any help that anyone can give would be appreciated and with a solution for either a stock iOS5 or a Jailbroken solution.

Cheers :)
jbeer
Got this all sorted and the update cured my Bluetooth autoplay issue :)
jbeer
Just in case anyone needs to know there has been another small update release (November '12)
Ews
Guys, can you please post the update again as I am eager to get it done. Thanks.
jbeer
Seems like Ford have cancelled the website
Ews
Why would they do that?


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jbeer
No idea
higgsy
Here is the latest nov 12 update

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bz122gOgCjaCRk5UTHJlYVFFSW8/edit?usp=docslist_api

The site has been moved to the main ford website, but for some reason you cant actually download the firmwares anymore
Ews
Looks like I may have to pay a visit to a Ford garage then, time to get the wallet out! Anyone got any idea how much it would cost??


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higgsy

Looks like I may have to pay a visit to a Ford garage then, time to get the wallet out! Anyone got any idea how much it would cost??


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I just posted a link to the update?? I have it saved from before.
Ews
Thanks Higgsy but it won't let me download it. It says too many users have downloaded it and it's not available anymore and to try again later.
higgsy
Ah i posted it in another thread so prob been battered heres a dropbox link for it.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgho881gwgf69h0/ford_audio_update.zip?dl=0
jbeer

Hi ya,

 

Just seen that I have the Nov '12 files and have uploaded them to my MediaFire account.

 

http://www.mediafire.com/download/vixlv4jvs6j1rf2/Ford_Audio_Update_-_Nov_'12.zip

 

:)

Ews
Many thanks jbeer, I don't have access to a computer at the moment but will sort it out soon. Will that be the actual update I need then? For a 2011 Focus? Thanks again.


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jbeer
Should be fine for the mk2.5's and yep includes all the necessary files
JW1982
The latest available update was released back in november 2012. The update could be downloaded from several official Ford websites. Some time ago Ford removed all links to the Audio Update from their websites.

Some time ago I E-mailed Ford about this issue. I got the answer that Ford ended the support for the Bluetooth/Voicecontrol system which was available for the Focus MK2.5 (and some other Ford models). Because the support ended Ford also removed the Ford Audio Update from their websites. Novero (the manufacturer of the Bluetooth/Voicecontrol modules did also stop the production of the retrofit kits.

Newer Phone models are officially not supported by the system and may cause problems (even with the latest available Ford Audio update). I buy/sell Bluetooth/Voicecontrol modules from time to time and noticed this problem a few times. On my own car I solved this by installing a new type Focus MK3 Bluetooth/Voicecontrol module.


The Ford audio update is suitable for all Focus MK2.5 and early MK3 models with an USB connection. If the Ford audio update is not suitable or already installed you will get a message on the radio screen and the update proces will not start
Ews
Ok great, sounds good. Many thanks again.


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