Exactly. Should I have to spend $500+ on a tool when I bought a $71k truck that is supposed to update itself?I have no intention to allow the fragile and/or immature state of OTA to determine whether my truck is updated or not.
But more importantly to me personally, even if OTA worked PERFECTLY and none of these threads existed, there are updates that Ford has no intention of deploying OTA.
THAT is the primary influence for me to invest in the tools to maintain the software versioning in my truck(s)
It's less than 1/2 the price of the smartphone I carry. Just a modern tool for a modern product in this brave new world.
The fact is, I bought my truck and in between the aftermarket sound system, wheels and tires, leveling kit, custom dual exhaust with Tremor rear bumper (now I ordered the Tremor skid plate and lower front bumper pieces to convert it), I have spent thousands of dollars to get my truck how I want it. What's another $500 to circumnavigate Ford's failures? Nothing but a few tears in a 5 gallon bucket.