FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

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hanssi
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FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by hanssi » 12 Feb 2020, 21:43

Hi,

I tried update my FX, but in this version I need Original Ford Backup CD to switch navigation source to CD. Thereafter I can insert update CD with SP 4.1. It's really only this one solution to do it? I haven't this Backup CD.

Many thanks.

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by DGAlexandru » 13 Feb 2020, 06:58

Did you tried to update it using the SD card?

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by hanssi » 13 Feb 2020, 07:37

Yes, I have here original SD card with maps from 2008. I tried input and eject this SD card, thereafter input CD with SP 4.1 (patched) and no success.

Then I tried also copy SP 4.1 to other SD card and insert - again no success :roll:

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by oscarboiro » 13 Feb 2020, 22:34

hanssi wrote:
13 Feb 2020, 07:37
Yes, I have here original SD card with maps from 2008. I tried input and eject this SD card, thereafter input CD with SP 4.1 (patched) and no success.

Then I tried also copy SP 4.1 to other SD card and insert - again no success :roll:
Hello! i have little idea, follow next steps:

open a notepad and write:

force

after write, save this file with next name: force.sys

now, you need write new sp 4.1 CD, but first put force.sys in this directory:

x:\dnl\bin\system\arion\ford_lsr

in the NX update cd work fine, but in the FX i never try, in teory, after you put cd in the unit force to show update screen, and you only need acept.

please write your result after try
Kuga MK1 owner

hanssi
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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by hanssi » 14 Feb 2020, 08:04

Thank you Oscar! I try it and results I'll post here.

hanssi
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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by hanssi » 14 Feb 2020, 12:37

No success but Thank you for your effort ;)

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by ronald0001 » 17 Feb 2020, 09:39

i must look where bit you have to press 2 buttons for service menu...there you habe an option to load update from cd

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by hanssi » 17 Feb 2020, 10:54

But no in this old firmware version 0318_xxxxxxx. This function contains only firmware 0429_xxxxxxx or higher.

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by Go4IT » 20 Feb 2020, 06:47

Hey guys, please also consult wiki, because it's all written down there: https://mk4-wiki.denkdose.de/artikel/nav_fx/update

If your current firmware is too old (main fw smaller than 439) and you don't have a backup-cd to switch CD drive mode from audio to data, the only chance you have is to reflash a newer firmware directly.

The menu for forcing the update from CD comes with a newer fw main. But i think oscarboiro is on the right track, there are some "magics". We find them in the bootloaders and images.
Maybe we should look at the flash before and after switching data source from CD to SD and back. With a little luck we find the variable used to indicate that!

Technically the FX should be able to read the update from an SD also, this could be another approach. The navigation software-update works this way also.

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Re: FX update from 0318_0804018 to higher

Post by sanndo » 20 Feb 2020, 15:53

I have content of 2008 CD, but I guess if you burn it, it wont read... I'll share link anyway in pm

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