Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

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mschumiv
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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by mschumiv » Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:00 am

Can anyone share their latest 2.4 test build with me?
Thank you.

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by metroplex » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 am

I have a genuine VCM2 and a OBDLink MX. I used IDS 114.03 to update the DDM, PDM, and ACM on my 2017 Fusion Sport but for some reason when I pull the logs and run FORSCan to check the configuration, these modules still show the old filenames even though I went through the full updating process in IDS. The other modules I updated seemed to reflect the latest filenames.

I would love to be able to use FORScan to update firmware. The IDS 2-day license was $150!!

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by Andyfocus » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:56 pm

metroplex wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 am
I have a genuine VCM2 and a OBDLink MX. I used IDS 114.03 to update the DDM, PDM, and ACM on my 2017 Fusion Sport but for some reason when I pull the logs and run FORSCan to check the configuration, these modules still show the old filenames even though I went through the full updating process in IDS. The other modules I updated seemed to reflect the latest filenames.

I would love to be able to use FORScan to update firmware. The IDS 2-day license was $150!!
dont load your old profile make a new one.
i am the same as you just a forscan user still learning .

metroplex
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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by metroplex » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:00 pm

What I had done was start a new session and update the modules with IDS. Then a few days later I ran Forscan and looked at the configuration tab and found the DDM, PDM, and ACM listed the original filenames. Shouldn't Forscan show the new filenames?

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by gg1234635 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:03 pm

You will need to create a new profile in forscan for it to pick up all the new changes. If not it is taking the information from your last profile creation.

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by metroplex » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:06 pm

That makes sense! Thanks.

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by jr2185 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:13 pm

Does anyone know if this feature is still being worked on?

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by jwelington3 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:51 pm

hello, I would also like to be a tester, I would like you to send me the steps, thanks a lot already

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by metroplex » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:43 pm

Any details on the 2.4 beta?

Do we need a J2534 pass-through device to program HS-CAN and MS-CAN modules? Or can we use an ELM327? Or do we need a VCM2 as a J2534 pass-thru device?

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Re: Testing firmware update function for Ford modules

Post by metroplex » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:53 pm

I am able to use the VCX Nano from VXDiag with Ford's FJDS to program MS-CAN and HS-CAN modules. However, I was trying to push a newer calibration onto the GSM (Gearshift module) but it keeps reverting to the original calibration. Is there a way to force a newer strategy/calibration file using FJDS? I tried doing programming a new module installation, but it reverts back to the original calibration.

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