CX-3 Owners (worldwide), YES you can update your Firmware
yourself IF you wish to a later updated versions, these later versions have many bug fixes and at times new features for particular model Mazda's.
All Skyactiv Mazda's has the same 'usage' in all the Mazda model line up, like CX-5, CX-9, CX-3, Mazda 2, 3 and 6 and MX-5.
ALL you need to do is select and install the correct 'Type
' for your Country or Region..DO NOT Mix up or Install Firmware meant for different Countries/Regions.
There are basically 4 different Firmware Types.
is for North America ONLY
is for Europe and UK.
(4A) is for Australia, NZ, Thailand, Philippines, most of South America and most of Africa and Oceania.
is for Japan ONLY
How Do I know what 'Version Of Firmware' I already have installed in my car with Mazda-MZD Connect now?
Do the following on your cars Dashboard Connect LCD Screen to reveal.......
Connect Touch Screen ON
; touch "Settings
" icon (far right); Then far right Folder Tab '>>
' touch it a few times to 'System
' Folder; finger scroll to bottom of page touch "About
"; touch "Version Information
See the three Version of Firmware Type
your cars Dashboard Connect LCD Screen (EU
here is an example).......
* OS Version is
56.00.513 EU N *
* Music Database Version is
* Fail Safe Version is
after the firmware 'type
' means the 'SatNav' protocol that being the N
firmware has 'SatNav' protocol M
used for/in Japan).
Earlier Versions of Firmware may not show any 'type
' or letters after the numbers, until a later update has been installed, be careful if there are no alpha letters after the firmware numbers that you do install the correct type
for your Country, do not guess it
, ask here if you are not certain.
Anyway there is a Thread I created over at our Sister Auto Guide.com forums, the Mazda 3 Revolution .com forum with all the Links and Advise you will ever need, yes it is a long thread, but it really is very simple.
As I can not post external links here, go to this Forum and look for this specific Thread Title and Download Links....
"Mazda-MZD Connect FIRMWARE Downloads-UPDATED
There is also a similar named thread which is much older and much larger, but it is not up to date and contains far less user info and user instructions.
IF you have already installed any 'Tweaks" or SSH re-formatting in your great Mazda CX-3 I strongly suggest you remove these tweaks BEFORE you run the standard OE Mazda Firmware update.
Some owners (only a few) have bricked their CMU because they did not follow this advise.
You do not void your warranty by updating your Connect Firmware yourself.
Note, there are also updated Gracenote Music Database Firmware in this thread that you can also install, plus help and advise.
This thread is NOT about any hacking advise, sorry, I can not help you there.
There are other threads/members who can for that.