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      02-20-2019, 08:55 PM   #1
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DIY How to perform iSTEP UPDATES on NBTEVO (for enabling fullscreen CarPlay)

In order to enable fullscreen CarPlay via a 3rd party .BIN solution, you need to be running on [18-07-549 / NBTevo_O] or greater. For reference, my MY2018 F80 was running [iSTEP 17-07-507 / NBTEvo_L].

This PDF covers the entire process of how to update your NBTevo headunit. Fully documented with photos, screenshots and even a process log so you can follow step by step. This same guide can technically be used to update any module in your car --as always, do your research as your conditions may differ than mine. You assume all responsibility and risk. This guide is for educational purposes only.

Please PM me if you have any feedback.

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Thanks for sharing this. I'm looking at buying the full screen patch by itself, which requires CarPlay to be installed and activated. I was hoping that flashing HU_NBT2 wouldn't require reactivating CarPlay, but I guess that's not the case. Does CarPlay need to be reinstalled or reactivated after flashing and, if so, how do you do that (where would I get the .bin file needed)?
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Thanks for sharing this. I'm looking at buying the full screen patch by itself, which requires CarPlay to be installed and activated. I was hoping that flashing HU_NBT2 wouldn't require reactivating CarPlay, but I guess that's not the case. Does CarPlay need to be reinstalled or reactivated after flashing and, if so, how do you do that (where would I get the .bin file needed)?
Just sent you a PM.
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thanks for this, i will upgrade atm and nbthu2 isteps for full screen carplay this weekend. how long did the update take for you? any idea how to activate full screen carplay using fsc since the bin method wont work with the latest isteps?
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thanks for this, i will upgrade atm and nbthu2 isteps for full screen carplay this weekend. how long did the update take for you? any idea how to activate full screen carplay using fsc since the bin method wont work with the latest isteps?
Took about 45 min. If you check the log at the end of my document, it gives you a full timeline as to how long each section takes.

Also, hit up wibbles for fullscreen activation with the latest istep.
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Thanks for sharing this. I'm looking at buying the full screen patch by itself, which requires CarPlay to be installed and activated. I was hoping that flashing HU_NBT2 wouldn't require reactivating CarPlay, but I guess that's not the case. Does CarPlay need to be reinstalled or reactivated after flashing and, if so, how do you do that (where would I get the .bin file needed)?
DO NOT DO IT !!!! Updated my 2018 M3 NBTevo to latest software (just the NBTevo was updated) then patched fullscreen carplay. iDrive unit keeps rebooting now 1-3 times a day. Its not worth it .....
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I've done this procedure on two different 2018 M3, including a M3 CS and I have not experienced any kind of rebooting, bugs, lags or glitches of any kind.
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Same here; no issues whatsoever. I flashed NBT to version P (November 2018 software version) and patched CarPlay via Enet cable/internet.
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Do you need to use ISTA to clear any errors or is ESYS all that's needed?
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Do you need to use ISTA to clear any errors or is ESYS all that's needed?
I used ISTA to clear all errors, both before and after flashing (so I could tell which errors were specific to NBT flash). Note that flashing takes about 45 minutes, so make sure to use a power supply to avoid draining your battery.

The full-screen patch takes about 6 minutes and requires a strong internet signal. Assuming you'll be using your wired port for connecting to the car, you'll need a strong wireless internet connection.
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