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      08-29-2019, 08:17 PM   #133
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Is upgrading the software version something one can do themselves, or are you stuck with a service provider?
You can technically do it yourself and flash it using e-sys. But i highly recommend just taking it to dealer and tell them you have idrive freezing issues. They said there's a bulletin for this issue for the F80 and will flash for you without question.
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      08-30-2019, 08:17 AM   #134
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Is upgrading the software version something one can do themselves, or are you stuck with a service provider?
You can technically do it yourself and flash it using e-sys. But i highly recommend just taking it to dealer and tell them you have idrive freezing issues. They said there's a bulletin for this issue for the F80 and will flash for you without question.
My car didn't come with iDrive 6 from the factory, I had to do the upgrade of getting a new unit and then having it coded to my car. I also had a few other things coded at the same time.

So I'm worried that either, a) the dealership won't do it for me because I've upgraded myself (not a big deal), b) they do, and it messes up entirely and no longer works in my car, or c) it all works, but I lose all of the other things I've had coded.

Am I being too paranoid?
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      08-30-2019, 08:46 AM   #135
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My car didn't come with iDrive 6 from the factory, I had to do the upgrade of getting a new unit and then having it coded to my car. I also had a few other things coded at the same time.

So I'm worried that either, a) the dealership won't do it for me because I've upgraded myself (not a big deal), b) they do, and it messes up entirely and no longer works in my car, or c) it all works, but I lose all of the other things I've had coded.

Am I being too paranoid?
a) if they do it, unit will no longe work
b) same as a
c) it won't work.

You can flash it yourself and even after that you will lose your coding, and your FSCs and then you will need to put them again, but since you want Fullscreen functionality you will get them from the vendor.
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      08-31-2019, 10:15 AM   #136
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1) You can go to map, then click options, then position and version and you will see version there.
2)If you update your navigation you will lose coding
3) You can't have Fullscreen CarPlay on every version. Only NBTEvo_N,O,P,Q,R support it - versions from ilevel 18-03.

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Thank you paulbav. I just checked and it's at NBTEvo_H162611. So from others who have posted on how to get the dealers to do the update, the best excuse is to say that my Car Play freezes. Can they look at the logs to verify?
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      08-31-2019, 10:24 AM   #137
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1) You can go to map, then click options, then position and version and you will see version there.
2)If you update your navigation you will lose coding
3) You can't have Fullscreen CarPlay on every version. Only NBTEvo_N,O,P,Q,R support it - versions from ilevel 18-03.

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Thank you paulbav. I just checked and it's at NBTEvo_H162611. So from others who have posted on how to get the dealers to do the update, the best excuse is to say that my Car Play freezes. Can they look at the logs to verify?
The time you wasted asking is time not updating your system
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      08-31-2019, 04:49 PM   #138
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Thank you paulbav. I just checked and it's at NBTEvo_H162611. So from others who have posted on how to get the dealers to do the update, the best excuse is to say that my Car Play freezes. Can they look at the logs to verify?

They won't look at the logs...
They just update and you will get newest R version
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      09-01-2019, 06:39 AM   #139
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hi,
how to contact kubax86 ? i can not send him PM.
I want to active carplay fullscreen.
Thanks
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      09-01-2019, 02:41 PM   #140
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hi,
how to contact kubax86 ? i can not send him PM.
I want to active carplay fullscreen.
Thanks
I got contact for him from one of fellow members.
I will send you PM.
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      09-02-2019, 12:07 PM   #141
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I got contact for him from one of fellow members.
I will send you PM.
yes please
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      09-05-2019, 06:18 PM   #142
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hi,
how to contact kubax86 ? i can not send him PM.
I want to active carplay fullscreen.
Thanks
You can guys sending me PM again!
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      09-10-2019, 04:13 PM   #143
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I tried doing it today and it didn't work. Macbook pro, enet cable, usb-c adapter. Parallels windows 7. It couldn't find the vehicle. Any ideas?
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1) ENET cable (bought from amazon)
2) Windows OS. I have Mac. Installed parallels with windows 10. It's free during trial period
3) solid internet connection. I used my iPhone as hotspot.
4) usb-c to Ethernet dongle

Once you send the money via PayPal to
kubax86 (PM him for more info), he will send you a link to download the software. It's tied to your VIN number and he said I can use it twice.

Open windows and install the software. Connect the ENET cable to your laptop and your car's obd connector. If using parallels or VMware, make sure to select connect directly to windows as opposed to bridge mode.

Once connected, click "Find Vehicle". It should find your car (will display VIN number). Click on "identify". It will try and connect to some cloud server and start downloading stuff. This takes a minute. After that click "Start" button.

The process will take a good 5 minutes. Make sure your laptop doesn't go to sleep, don't turn off your car. Just relax and watch the progress. Your entertainment unit will restart a few times, will blackout, will show blue screen, will show "No Signal" for a while and finally it will come up and you will see "Success" on the screen.

Once finished you have your full screen CarPlay.

I'm running ios13, so I have the latest greatest and it's just awesome.

See pictures for more info.

Good luck.
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      09-10-2019, 04:15 PM   #144
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kubax86 Just PM-ed you for help as the installer couldn't find the vehicle. Thanks.
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      09-10-2019, 06:48 PM   #145
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kubax86 Just PM-ed you for help as the installer couldn't find the vehicle. Thanks.

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      09-10-2019, 07:08 PM   #146
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i told them that my idrive was freezing from to time. the only way to unfreeze it was to turn the car off/on. of course they couldn't duplicate the issue, but they updated my idrive from nbtevo_j --> nbtevo_p.

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Did they just go ahead and update you just by asking or did you have to have a complaint about something in order to cajole them into it?
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i told them that my idrive was freezing from to time. the only way to unfreeze it was to turn the car off/on. of course they couldn't duplicate the issue, but they updated my idrive from nbtevo_j --> nbtevo_p.

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Did they just go ahead and update you just by asking or did you have to have a complaint about something in order to cajole them into it?

So I did this when I took my car to the dealer. I figured it would just require a software update. When I got to the dealer they said they would have the master tech diagnosis it.... long story short yada yada yada... 5 days later they said they found the problem and replaced my head unit with a brand new one.

I'm curious what defect my head unit had but glad it got fixed under warranty. Either way rocking full screen apple car play ios13 style.

No idea why BMW wouldn't(or won't) make it full screen by default. Curious if new models have full screen CarPlay.
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      09-11-2019, 12:28 PM   #147
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Ok folks - long story short, got this done and it is now amazing! All thanks to kubax86! He is a brilliant person to work with along this whole upgrade. Great advice, excellent troubleshooting abilities, timely, patience....The list goes on and on. I highly recommend going with him.

I had to go complaint to my dealer about my unit freezing and they upgraded me to the newest R version.

I had a bad ENET cable that couldn't detect the car so I went with another vendor and it worked brilliantly.

I then ran the program by kubax86 and got into some issues with the BWM nav not showing up anymore. kubax86 was able to quickly come up with a solution and the end result was total satisfaction.
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      09-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #148
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Problem solved. I had to install a second network adapter for LAN/OBD connection. WiFi connection is used for cloud communication and second one (Ethernet) with the vehicle.

After install I had hard time pairing CarPlay with my iPhone Xs. I had kubax86 help me via WhatsApp. All I had to do is get the phone closer to Nav unit and it paired. Great customer service. Thanks!
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      09-15-2019, 06:39 PM   #149
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Problem solved. I had to install a second network adapter for LAN/OBD connection. WiFi connection is used for cloud communication and second one (Ethernet) with the vehicle.

After install I had hard time pairing CarPlay with my iPhone Xs. I had kubax86 help me via WhatsApp. All I had to do is get the phone closer to Nav unit and it paired. Great customer service. Thanks!
Thank you. Always here to help.
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      09-17-2019, 03:08 AM   #150
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Definitely do this mod. It's a trip watching Google Maps satellite view in full screen.

Unfortunately, my software version was just before the cut-off so I had Steve from Codemybimmer remote in, flashed my head unit to the newest version and activated full screen CarPlay. I had to get a 20AMP charger to keep the juices flowing and the car happy.

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The finished product! Pure awesome.
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I love the new Carplay Look... with iOS13 it's even Better. kubax86 is the man!
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      09-17-2019, 04:51 PM   #153
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Wow! Can't wait to get my iPhone 11 Pro this Friday.
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