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Mazda MZD Connect FIRMWARE Downloads-UPDATED

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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 forum, 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: In most cases when you update Firmware your Music Database (Gracenote) is also updated to latest available.

ALSO NOTE: Do not rely on your Mazda Dealer to update your Firmware for Connect as most never will unless you complain of a specific issue or fault.

This thread is NOT about any hacking advise, sorry, I can not help you there.
There are other threads/members who can for that. :)

For Links for the latest Firmware Please ONLY Contact me via private message system by Start Conversation. Click on persons Avatar pic See 'Message' and click on it then fill out the Message you want to send, then click on Start conversation to send.
IF YOU ARE A NEW MEMBER you must post text content in at least 2 separate posts in any thread within THIS forum, THEN wait about 24 hours and then you can direct message any member, this is usual policy in most forums.
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ASH8 has been helping people with this here and on Mazda3revolution site since 2016.

@ASH8 You're an absolute legend, and more patient than most - especially when people don't read. Thank you!
@ASH8 Hi, i have 59.00.545 EU N firmware, please can yout sent me the newest firmware ? Thank you

Car is Mazda Demio 2019

My current firmware is 70.00.110 JP M

I'm looking for newer EU version. Could somebody send me link to it? Thanks in advance.
Hello. I have version 74.00.324A installed with the CarPlay thing in a 2018 CX-3. I was wondering is it possible to use CarPlay over Bluetooth?
As of today March 24th 2023.
74.00.324A 4A N (ADR) is now available to Download and Install.

This is the FIRMWARE that is the Operating System for your Mazda Connect or MZD Connect which uses the .up Firmware ONLY.

IF you are after any copies YOU MUST Message me privately for the link to Download the file,
ALL install instructions etc are included in link.

I supply ONLY the Genuine Mazda Files, I do not hack, I do not recommend ANY Tweaks as they are more hassle than what they are worth.
ONLY the GENUINE Files I supply, exact same as your Mazda Dealer would use, nothing else.

This means ALL regions worldwide which use the .up Firmware use 74.00.324A as the latest and most updated Firmware.
74.00.324A NA N for North America, USA, Canada, Mexico, etc.
74.00.324A EU N for Europe and UK, etc.
74.00.324A 4A N (ADR) for Australia, NZ, Middle East, Thailand, South Africa, Oceania, etc.

hello, could you please send me the file to down load the updated OS firmware for Mazda 6
is this the same as gracenote or is grace note a seperate download? thank you
Hi there, thanks for what you're doing here, it's a great help to many!
I'm in the UK, i've just bought a 2015 CX-5 and looking to update the OS/Fail Safe.
The OS is currently on 56.00.230 EU N, and the fail safe is 56.00.230.
I was hoping you might be able to share the latest firmware update with me please, or at least to get to above
Many thanks
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.
Hi @ASH8, My CX5 need update to 74.00.324 4A N, please pm it to me if you can, thanks before....

Hi ASH8–

Unable to private message you as I am a new user but hoping you could help me with the firmware for my
2018 CX3 that’s currently on 59.000 I need 70.00 or higher for CarPlay, the dealer wants $200. Any help is more than appreciated!

Hi @ASH8. I am posting to be able to direct message you.
Bought a used 2016 CX5 and wanted to add Apple car play. Newbie cant send a private message.
2nd message to get access to send direct msg to ASH ;)
Hi, @ASH8
Would you send me a link for the current firmware for the mzd connect?
Mazda 6 2019-Hungary, my currenct version: 70.00.200 EU N

Thank you in advance!

Can you send me the link for 70.00.100A EU N? (Have an ND Mx5 with version 59.) Unfortunately cannot send private message.


Hello, can you also send me the link for 70.00.100A EU N? (Have an ND Mx5 with version 59.) I have a 2018 Mazda CX-3 vehicle.

Thank you!

Cheri Bailey
1st message in the forum to get access to send direct msg to ASH ;)
I've 2018 Mazda CX-9, OS Version 59.00.504 NA N
Someone can send me the link to the 74.00.324 EU?
Thanks you in advance!
Hi Folks, have a 2017 Mazda 3 & in Ireland, looking for the latest EU update so that I can install a new USB hub today. Could I also have the latest software? Thank you!
@ASH8 I'll join the train of people looking for version 70 or above (NA). Currently have 55.00.753 installed on my Mazda 3 in North America.
Thank you for your service!
I wonder if there's an entire thread of people posting their second message to be permitted to send a DM...
I'm new to here so apologies if I posted incorrectly!
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