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      04-05-2013, 06:39 AM   #23
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Interesting, I wonder if 6NH is upgradable to funtion with album art on cars without Nav.....
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      04-05-2013, 06:43 AM   #24
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Sure,

Cable was from here: http://www.one-stop-electronics.com/...&product_id=21

You will need to get a software package called E-sys which is what you will use to code. Use google but FYI its big 11gb+ PM me if you have no luck.

You will also need a laptop any laptop as long as its got an RJ45 network port, and minimum winxp.

I will put together a quick tutorial for this mode but again use google there is a lot of information out there. But if u have issues PM me and we can sort something out.
Thanks for the info. I'll search for the software and contact you if I fail to get it.
I've got the laptop with XP Prof. and RJ45 (ethernet) port.
I need to buy the cable. I'm searching online too.
Look forward to your tutorial, though. Thanks for your help from the other end of the world...
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      04-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #25
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Interesting, I wonder if 6NH is upgradable to funtion with album art on cars without Nav.....
There's a way to find out, look up your VIN on realoem, this will determine the combox you have if at all. Alternatively send me your last 7 digits in your VIN and will look it up for u.
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      04-05-2013, 07:15 AM   #26
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Interesting, I wonder if 6NH is upgradable to funtion with album art on cars without Nav.....
There's a way to find out, look up your VIN on realoem, this will determine the combox you have if at all. Alternatively send me your last 7 digits in your VIN and will look it up for u.
Don't have it yet, not started production yet, so will need to wait and see. :-). Thanks
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      04-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #27
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There's a way to find out, look up your VIN on realoem, this will determine the combox you have if at all. Alternatively send me your last 7 digits in your VIN and will look it up for u.
This is my combox:

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      04-05-2013, 06:46 PM   #28
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There's a way to find out, look up your VIN on realoem, this will determine the combox you have if at all. Alternatively send me your last 7 digits in your VIN and will look it up for u.
This is my combox:

Yeah this is the media combox same as mine so it will work.
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      04-06-2013, 04:32 AM   #29
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Great!
I'm now trying to get the E-sys software while I wait for the cable to arrive.
By the way: Which version of the E-Sys software is the most stable, or the most reliable? I'm getting mixed up with the different versions out there...
Let us know when you're done with the tutorial...

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      04-06-2013, 05:52 AM   #30
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Great!
I'm now trying to get the E-sys software while I wait for the cable to arrive.
By the way: Which version of the E-Sys software is the most stable, or the most reliable? I'm getting mixed up with the different versions out there...
Let us know when you're done with the tutorial...
I use 3.18.4 without issue, what you need is the latest PSDZ files I believe the best version to have at the moment is 48.1 which is what I also use.
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      04-06-2013, 03:19 PM   #31
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I use 3.18.4 without issue, what you need is the latest PSDZ files I believe the best version to have at the moment is 48.1 which is what I also use.
PSDZ Files? Sounds Chinese to me.
Is that another piece of software that's needed in addition to the E-SYS 3.18.4??
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      04-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #32
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From what I can gather they are files that the program uses, maybe like a data set or a database that carry all the latest software information etc, not a separate program.
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      04-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #33
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No, you cannot. It's been answered several times in the forum now...
You need 6NK
Today I did pick up my new 118D in Burssels, Belgium, production date 28 february according to VIN. I have 609 (navigation professional with new CIC-HIGH) and standard bluetooth (non-6NK, not possible to listen to music over bluetooth). I am sure it is standard bluetooth. I did not play for the premium bluetooth and it is the standard bluetooth which comes with 609 here in Belgium. For the more expensive BT option you need to pay some 250 Euro more.

I confirm that I can connect my iPhone 3GS with the standard white USB cable and it charges. Music plays normally and lists are sdisplayed. Album art is also displayed.

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      04-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #34
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Hmm, possibly a bit different because you have the professional nav and therefore the right combox.
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I can happily report that I've upgraded 6NH to 6NK through coding.
I know have BMW live (such a joy checking the weather ahead...!), audio bluetooth, cover art on the iDrive screen, electronic speedometer on the central console, start/stop and climate control memory... Yipee!!


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      04-22-2013, 10:26 AM   #36
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How do I know what combox I have based on the VIN. I have used the decoder website but don't know what I'm looking for??

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I use 3.18.4 without issue, what you need is the latest PSDZ files I believe the best version to have at the moment is 48.1 which is what I also use.
could you PM me a link to the 48.1 files?
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      04-26-2013, 09:28 AM   #38
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Did you get them iBeech?

If I have standard iDrive I take it I dont have the combox?

I see no mention of it in the VIN decoder thing
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      06-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #39
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Just to confirm what we already knew I guess - council iDrive doesnt show album art - May 2013 build.
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In order to have album art enabled you have to have the extended bluetooth (6NK)
I thought album art was one of the features you got with Connected Drive. I'll try it later. I'll go for a drive without the phone and put a CD in the drive.

On the subject of mp3 tags, Does it read these in preference to downloaded data or only if it can't find the details online. Some of the artwork I get in the car doesn't agree with the pictures in my PC's media library.

EDIT::
I can confirm that with no phone connected, and with a previously unknown (to the car) CD in the drive, album art is still displayed. It doesn't necesarily follow that you don't need the advanced bluetooth pack installed, but it certainly doesn't need to use it if you have a Connected Drive account.

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      06-18-2013, 03:33 AM   #41
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I can happily report that I've upgraded 6NH to 6NK through coding.
I know have BMW live (such a joy checking the weather ahead...!), audio bluetooth, cover art on the iDrive screen, electronic speedometer on the central console, start/stop and climate control memory... Yipee!!
Could you post a little tutorial how to archieve those thing you did?
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I can happily report that I've upgraded 6NH to 6NK through coding.
I know have BMW live (such a joy checking the weather ahead...!), audio bluetooth, cover art on the iDrive screen, electronic speedometer on the central console, start/stop and climate control memory... Yipee!!

How did u do that?
Link plz
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