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Mazda-MZD Connect FIRMWARE Downloads-UPDATED

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.
NA is for North America ONLY.
EU is for Europe and UK.
ADR (4A) is for Australia, NZ, Thailand, Philippines, most of South America and most of Africa and Oceania.
JP 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 + Numbers listed on
your cars Dashboard Connect LCD Screen (EU here is an example).......

* OS Version is 56.00.513 EU N *
* Music Database Version is 00.05.000 *
* Fail Safe Version is 56.00.513 *

Note: The N after the firmware 'type' means the 'SatNav' protocol that being the NNG brand.
(JP firmware has 'SatNav' protocol M by Matsukone only used for/in Japan).

Note: 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.
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So if you have checked your own CX-3's touch screen and done this as shown above...
How Do I know what 'Version Of Firmware' I already have installed in my car with Mazda-MZD Connect now?

You should now see a screen showing the installed Firmware and Music Database presently installed.

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If you are in 4A or Australia/NZ/Thailand etc it may show...see example touchscreen pics below for ADR (4A) and JP Japan.

OS Version is 56.00.100 4A N
Music Database Version is 00.05.000
Fail Safe Version is 56.00.100


So in this example for ADR (4A) the numbered string is 56.00.100, therefore you can update to newer ADR_56.00.513C which is a higher and latest Firmware File (Firmware Download links available on Mazda3 Rev Forum Thread).
You can also update your Music Database to 00.07.000
NEVER install a Lower Outdated Version of Firmware.

---------------------------------000ooo000-----------------------------------

If you are in NA or North America, USA, Canada, Mexico it may show...

OS Version is 55.00.760 NA N
Music Database Version is 00.05.000
Fail Safe Version is 55.00.760


So in this example for NA the numbered string is 55.00.760, therefore you can update to the newer NA_59.00.441A which is a higher and latest Firmware File (Firmware Download links available on Mazda3 Rev Forum Thread).
You can also update your Music Database from 00.05.000 to 00.07.000.
NEVER install a Lower Outdated Version of Firmware.

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Examples ONLY of a Touchscreen Firmware Database Version inquiry...



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A Mazda tech will normally connect a secondary power supply to the vehicle as it's important to maintain a stable voltage and also not allow the ignition to timeout during the update process.

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A Mazda tech will normally connect a secondary power supply to the vehicle as it's important to maintain a stable voltage and also not allow the ignition to timeout during the update process.
The time out process is fully explained in the instructions: Press the Clutch and or Brake Pedal every 15-20 minutes as the Time Out occurs @ 25 minutes, it is Critical that the ACC mode does not turn off accessories, and has nothing to do with using an external power supply.

Connecting and external power supply is not really necessary for CMU flashing but does not hurt if owner has a battery charger, hundreds(+) of updates have been done by owners without tethering any external power supply to stabilise voltage.

Mazda mandates an external supply when using IDS as load is put on the Starter and Battery with EREO scenarios during the actual IDS module update process.
Mazda Connect (CMU) flashing is different as engine is always off as are all other loads, like fans, lights, AC, etc.

As I said, all the instructions including those from Mazda are available at 3 rev forum.
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I still recommend MOST people take it to the dealer. if anything happens, and I mean anything, you're screwed if you attempt this yourself. Let the dealer handle it and assume all responsibility. The only people that should do this themselves are those that are comfortable hacking their system and have done so before.

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I still recommend MOST people take it to the dealer. if anything happens, and I mean anything, you're screwed if you attempt this yourself. Let the dealer handle it and assume all responsibility. The only people that should do this themselves are those that are comfortable hacking their system and have done so before.
Sorry, but (my thread) is not "hacking" their (your) system, the OEM Connect files are the exact same files any Mazda Dealer uses.....I do not support any Hacking or SSH if you read the thread at Mazda 3 rev forum it is all OEM and genuine.
http://mazda3revolution.com/forums/2...s-updated.html

Firmware updates for your Gracenote Music Data-Base 00.07.000 (latest) are actually performed by the Owner, that is you, not the Mazda Dealer, and they are in the exact same format (.UP file) and similar install process as the Connect Firmware updates.
http://infotainment.mazdahandsfree.c...language=en-US

And no it will not void your warranty either if you do it yourself and correctly, that is just a ludicrous comment. There are many hundreds of Mazda/MZD Connect owners who have done the same genuine Connect firmware updates and have not had any problem with their Dealers, Mazda does not run a cross reference data base on any firmware updates.

A bit like saying having a local IO servicing your car will void your new car warranty, it will not.
I was a warranty claim officer for Mazda for years in all facets of fixed operations, please stop the misinformation.

Having said that IF you hacked/SSH/ and did damage Mazda may not support the repair, again what I have listed is exactly what Mazda Dealers use.

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How to Disable Speed Restrictions without hacking or ssh.(Genuine)

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Very simple and can be done by owner directly off their Connect Touchscreen script.

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I'm not saying you're encouraging hacking, I'm saying only people comfortable with hacking their system should do these things. I've seen far too many threads where people screwed up their infotainment system and now have to get an expensive repair because they blindly followed someone saying "it is so easy to do so and so".

Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing you, I'm just giving people a heads up.

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I really fail to understand why you are posting misinformation.
You do not have to be experienced in "hacking" to update software or firmware.
Yes it is not quite hitting only one "update' button on your smart phone, or PC, but it is simply listed instructions done by many, many people around the world, even a video to show you how to.
But I understand, I guess some have it an others don't.

EDIT: Just to make this clear, None of what I have said in any forums comes close to 'hacking', it is everything your Mazda Dealer does, and it is not hacking, simple.

And yes, I have not suggested that owners 'blindly follow' what 'someone says', precisely why I don't recommend hacking, again, what I post is Exactly what Mazda says in TSB and what your Mazda Dealer does when updating your Mazda Connect or MZD connect.

The failures I have seen are from those who have previously hacked and do not remove the hacks before running a genuine firmware updates, if you don't hack you wont run into this issue.

Or they have had hardware issues and trying to resolve them with software updates which never works. IF this is the case then Mazda has renewed part without question and at no owner cost as it is a know defect.

So far there has been no reported issues with actual CMU or TAU Hardware in CX-3, there will always be Firmware updates, and once out of new car warranty owners will then resort to doing it themselves or paying over $100 which will be the update cost a Service Dealer will charge as it is the listed service schedule.

So how do you update your Gracenote Music Database greasman85, just interested.

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However when I push DELETE for 20 sec nothing happens. Any idea what I do wrong ?

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