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#81 OFFLINE   enigma-2

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 08:58 PM

If you download it off the web be careful of its source. I read one report where the file had a virus added which was designed to brick the head unit. (His unit bricked after installing and he blamed the file).
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Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:27 PM

If you download it off the web be careful of its source. I read one report where the file had a virus added which was designed to brick the head unit. (His unit bricked after installing and he blamed the file).


I cant imagine how they would possibly plant a virus in it. Sync has pretty strong firewall built into the program itself to prevent unsigned programs from being installed.

I would image they pulled they pulled the usb drive out before sync reported the update was completed.
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

Not to prolong this, but how many computers have been hit by clever code writers, past firewalls, past virus checkers, past all kinds of protection. You just can't trust any software floating around the web. Adding a small bit of code and keeping the crc check the same is no big deal.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 06:09 PM

True. Im willing to agree. But, its still hard to imagine.

Sorry if it came across as combative. Wasnt my intention.

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

This may be a stupid question, I am new at this, so bare with me. Everything is ordered for my sync 3 upgrade. I have downloaded the as built files for my 14 Edge, and a 2016 Edge with same features. I am looking for a program to view/edit the .db files so I can see what I am looking forward to. Is there a specific file (windows) or does Forscan read them? Sorry if this has been answered, just didn't see it anywhere and I've been scratching my head non stop...thank you for the help in advance!



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Posted 23 July 2018 - 08:00 PM

http://www.compulsiv...iltCompare.aspx
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Posted 24 July 2018 - 03:46 PM

I have a SYNC 3 system installed that I purchased from www.4dtech.com. Go and check out there site

They also do not offer anything for someone with a 4.2" screen and no sync (aka 2011 Ford Edge SE)



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Posted 24 July 2018 - 05:08 PM

The biggest thing is that you will need to change the FCIM (i.e. HVAC controls). Heres a good place to start mining information. Its a fusion site but much of the content applies for what you want to do (4 to 8)

http://www.2gfusions...ad.php?tid=4050
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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:25 AM

I will check it out. Thank you!  






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