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#16 stellaartios

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:06 AM

Do fords do this update for free ? , i have a sandisk usb but not sure how to save to a special place on my usb ? i not that computer illiterate lol , whats the highest level of the USB stick ? where would this be found ? sorry to be a bit dim

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:41 AM

Do fords do this update for free ? , i have a sandisk usb but not sure how to save to a special place on my usb ? i not that computer illiterate lol , whats the highest level of the USB stick ? where would this be found ? sorry to be a bit dim

The highest level is the first one you see on the USB stick e.g. E:\
Not E:\Folder1

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:52 AM

I am now reformatting my stick to NTSF format , however my update was done over 2 months ago and i have the same picture as shown when playing music through bluetooth anyway , however i will give another go and see what happens

reformatted to NTSF and now the system does not recognise the stick usb at all

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

I've just checked my memory stick, and its formatted to FAT which is the default setting.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:02 PM

I've just checked my memory stick, and its formatted to FAT which is the default setting.


With my work IT hat on you will most likely need FAT or FAT32. Due to licencing reasons NTFS is a Microsoft format and may not be recognised by devices where the maker doesn;t want to pay Microsofts licence fee.

The choice of FAT or FAT32 depends on the size of the memory stick, I'd guess FAT32 would be the best for anything over 512MB, as it uses smaller cluster sizes so you lose less stick space to the overhead of the formatting.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

For anybody who is confused, this is how you need to have the files for the car to read it. It wont work any other way. Do not
put the files into a folder.


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

My Fiesta built in Jan12 must have come with the update as it is exactly same as 2 nd picture


Also I am unable to update it using them files on the usb card so maybe the head unit knows that it is the latest update

thanks for posting pics

now just to sort out my bonnet catch and no seatbelt warning etc

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Well NTFS didn't work so back to the FAT32 option.

Can anybody who was successful with updating say the exact size and model and make of USB they used and what formatting they used on it ?

I'm guessing it says no files found because the car was built in March and has this update but I'm not so sure.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:12 PM

New update! Missed loads. Thanks Mark

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 06:43 AM

Well NTFS didn't work so back to the FAT32 option.

Can anybody who was successful with updating say the exact size and model and make of USB they used and what formatting they used on it ?

I'm guessing it says no files found because the car was built in March and has this update but I'm not so sure.


When you plug it in does anything happen? Usually you see a message about "usb initialiasing" for a few seconds on the display as you plug in a USB stick of music.

EDIT- Just done mine, You need to follow the instructions to start it, I too go the no files found when I plugged the USB in until I read the instructions.

My stick is 128MB and the format is FAT32

Turn the car off. Turn the radio on (1 hour mode), Plug in the USB (says no files found here) , Turn the car to II. The update then starts and takes 10 mins or so.,

Do it in the wrong order and it won't work...

If you cant make it work drop me a PM and I'l lpost my stick to you.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

When you plug it in does anything happen? Usually you see a message about "usb initialiasing" for a few seconds on the display as you plug in a USB stick of music.

EDIT- Just done mine, You need to follow the instructions to start it, I too go the no files found when I plugged the USB in until I read the instructions.

My stick is 128MB and the format is FAT32

Turn the car off. Turn the radio on (1 hour mode), Plug in the USB (says no files found here) , Turn the car to II. The update then starts and takes 10 mins or so.,

Do it in the wrong order and it won't work...

If you cant make it work drop me a PM and I'l lpost my stick to you.


Even if you follow the instructions bang on mate sometimes its still a pain and doesn't work so i just kept jamming the usb in whilst having the radio on and turning the ignition to II and hey presto lol....

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:32 PM

I have finally installed the update , before when streaming music via iphone bluetooth it would get lost and not follow the tracks as i searched through the playlist , now it works fine no matter how fast i scan through.

A big thank you

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

I've tried to apply the update and it says 'Update Running....' or whatever it says and then it says 'Update Failed! Please restart update'

The first... 5 times it said it almost instantly and then the next 3? times it took about 30 seconds to appear... I've done as everyone said above (quite computer savvy so no issues with the USB etc...) Reformatted USB Stick to make sure its FAT32 and made sure all the files are on there.

Why could this be!?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

I've tried to apply the update and it says 'Update Running....' or whatever it says and then it says 'Update Failed! Please restart update'

The first... 5 times it said it almost instantly and then the next 3? times it took about 30 seconds to appear... I've done as everyone said above (quite computer savvy so no issues with the USB etc...) Reformatted USB Stick to make sure its FAT32 and made sure all the files are on there.

Why could this be!?


Have you tried re-downloading it form Ford and putting them on the stick again rather than using the one you downloaded earlier?

If your really stuck I can send you my stick that worked for me.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:27 PM

Here's my how-to :)



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