Upgrading Navigation System on 2012 Raptor

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    I recently purchased my 2012 Raptor and I have already updated my sync system, and now I am looking into upgrading my navigation. I currently have map version 4.1x , which was released in 2011 or 2012 I believe but I am not sure. The cost purchasing the discs to upgrade is 149 + about 15 bucks shipping. I know a lot has changed regarding the maps in the last 7 years, but overall is it worth spending the 165 bucks? The most up to date version that ford offers for purchase is V10.0x...Any info is appreciated. Thanks
     
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    The A9 SD card is the latest update that I've found. I just picked up a bulk-packed card, with full warranty, on eBay for $42.50, shipped.
     
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    I dont think the 2012 models can take the SD in that there is no SD slot for them...so therefore I had to get the disks. From what I've read on other threads, 2013 and newer can use SD card, but everything before that have to use disks.
     
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    How did you update Sync? Sorry, I'm kind of a Luddite.
     
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    Didn't know that! I've got a 2013 and assumed that it was standard tech on all generations of Raptors.
     
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    Curious, will the Sd cards work with a card reader through the usb jack? Anyone tried it on older sync systems?
     
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    Update SYNC2 or update the Navigation maps? Updates to SYNC are available through the ford owners site:

    https://owner.ford.com

    Download the SYNC update (it seems to be VIN specific), the latest and likely the last is v3.10. Copy only the three following folders/files to your FAT32 formatted jump-drive:

    SyncMyRide folder
    autoinstall.lst
    DONTINDX.MSA


    I found that if there is ANY other file on the drive, installation will fail. The file name format will be something like EA5T-14D544-BA. It will retain your Raptor flash (which was an issue with earlier updates). The only remedial after-action I've found was I had to pair my cell phone again. Other than that - it's worked fine.

    That was an interesting observation that it might be possible to connect an SD drive via the USB port and update the navigation maps that way. There is a precaution on the SYNC update file that you need nav version A3 or better.
     

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