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      09-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Software update problems

Hi trying to update software via USB stick downloaded relevant software to USB stick an it says not supports on the idrive screen and doesn't even recognise its there what to I do ???

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      09-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Anyone ? I no people know !!!!
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      09-17-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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Did you unzip the zip file? You shouldnt, just leave it as .zip and the idrive does the rest.

Or perhaps try reformatting the USB, add the firmware and try again.
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      09-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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What extra functionality will the upgrade you're about to apply give you?
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      09-17-2012, 06:05 PM   #5
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Did you unzip the zip file? You shouldnt, just leave it as .zip and the idrive does the rest.

Or perhaps try reformatting the USB, add the firmware and try again.
I downloaded software dragged it to USB then put that in car --- what did I do wrong

An I havnt updated the software since ingot the car in July so am guessen it's a bing update
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      09-17-2012, 06:21 PM   #6
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Did you format the USB stick as FAT32?
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      09-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #7
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Did you download the correct software update for your current software version? There are a couple to choose from.
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      09-18-2012, 07:11 AM   #8
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Where do you get the SW from and what is the benefits
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      09-18-2012, 10:27 AM   #9
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BMW provides software updates for bluetooth and entertainment from time to time here:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
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      09-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #10
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I did upgrade already and no problem at all: download zip, unzip, move bin file to root folder on the usb stick, plug the stick in the car, run update
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Did you format the USB stick as FAT32?
I don't now and how do I do this ?
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Make sure you plug the USB in the port inside glove compartment not on the one inside armrest! Only there it's working
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      09-19-2012, 04:20 AM   #13
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BMW provides software updates for bluetooth and entertainment from time to time here:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
thanks for the info SpokenHands, I'll have a go
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It seems as if there are many ways to do this, but i only downloaded the zip file stuck it in the main folder of my usb, plugged it into the usb under the armrest, clicked software update and the car did the rest.
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any noticeable changes?
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You can sync idrive with your iphone (with ios6) so that it displays your incoming messages and email. Havent been able to try it out yet.
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I just updated my software . Office still doesn't work on iOS 6 with the BMW updates.

Ended up using the connecteddrive update over the air.. I'm very impressed!
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Did you format the USB stick as FAT32?
How do you do this ?
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      09-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #19
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How do you do this ?
to format as FAT32 just go to "my computer" and right click in your USB drive, then select "format" and under file system choose FAT32, but first make sure you already backed up your USB data.

once you've done that just place the bin file in the root folder and try again.
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