- You will need 1 USB drive between 8-32GB, 8GB is fine for non navigation, 32gb is recommended for navigation.
This is a newer safer and more compatible guide to upgrade the stereo in your "Blue Oval Badge" car.
If you car looks like the left side of this picture you are able to upgrade. otherwise you are out of luck!
Here are some of the benefits of upgrading
If you are on Windows we highly recommend using the automated method
Please note that if you are already on 3.4.19274 or above you won’t be able to enter factory mode, please first downgrade using the downgrade guide.
Download the following 2 files
Once you have downloaded all the files and placed them on your USB drive it should look like this with all your tar.gz files in the folder.
Safely remove the USB Drive, go to your car and follow the Installing the update section below.
If you want to get Radio Logos and Calm Screen you will need to upgrade your calibration firmware, please refer to Upgrading the APIM Calibration Firmware.
Visit our F Hub to find all the additional information regarding the stereo of your "Blue Oval Badged" car such as updating calibration, configuring asbuilt etc.
THE WINDOWS APPLICATION HAS BEEN UPDATED TO IMPLEMENT THIS FUNCTION, FOR EASE OF USE PLEASE USE THAT!
In order to use the reformat tool you must be on versions below 3.4.19274. the reformat tool was blocked on 19274 or above.
You can however downgrade to an older version to be able to re-use the reformat tool.
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