How to Restore BMW ICOM Next in 12 steps

How to Restore BMW ICOM NEXT? This post will show an obd2eshop customer’s solution to BMW ICOM Next restore when you has red LEDs turn on issue when running firmware upgrade. In order to solve your incident, please apply the following 12 steps:

Note: DO NOT UNPLUG the BMW ICOM Next emulator from the {OBD II} jack after an update via {ISTA}, a web interface or an emergency software update.

The {ICOM Next} starts with flashing green SYSTEM {LED}s. After about 10 seconds it shows red {LED}s for about 2 minutes. After this, the {ICOM Next} reboots due to a firmware update.

If the {ICOM Next} {LED}s remain red for more than 10 minutes, or if the {ICOM Next} is unplugged directly after an update, please carry out the following procedure:

1. Please ensure that ALL of the following prerequisites are satisfied:

1.1. You require a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 flash drive. {USB 1.x flash drives are not supported).

1.2. The USB flash drive must be formatted with a FAT32 file system.

1.3. A minimum of 60 MByte free space is required on the USB flash drive.

2. Navigate to “C:\ProgramData\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ICOMNext\ICOM-Image-03-14-08”.

ProgramData folder is hidden by default. In that case, you have two options in order to access the file or the folder:

– change the settings directly in the Windows Explorer (“Tools => Folder Options => View => Show hidden files, folders or drives”)

– or enter the whole path into the Windows Explorer’s address bar and press enter.

3. Copy “{ICOM_Next-rootfs-010002.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

4. Copy “{ICOM_Next-app-010008.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

5. Disconnect the {ICOM Next} from the power supply.

6. Plug the {USB} flash drive into the {ICOM NEXT}.

7. Press and hold the button pressed on the {ICOM Next} and connect the {ICOM NEXT} to the {OBD II} jack of a vehicle.

8. Keep the button pressed. The {ICOM NEXT} starts with all {LED}s glowing red. The {LED}s stay red; some may flicker orange/yellow. Keep the button pressed.

9. Keep the button pressed. After about 4 seconds, all {LED}s turn orange/yellow. All {LED}s now glow in the same colour.

10. Release the button and then press it three times within five seconds. The {LED}s glow or flash red and orange/yellow again.

11. Wait: This procedure may take several minutes. Do not disconnect the {ICOM NEXT} as long as any {LED} glows red.

12. After about 5 minutes the SYSTEM {LED} turns green again. The {ICOM NEXT} has been updated and is ready for use.

IMPORTANT: When the software update is complete, the {ICOM NEXT} needs to be connected to the dealer’s network in order to be reconfigured.

All previous settings are lost during the update. If there is a “{user.settings}” file on the {USB} flash drive, it will be applied after the firmware update.

Free download icom next firmware:

ICOM NEXT firmware 3.14.10:

https://mega.nz/#!uZ0XgTbB!0pW25mgpiUuhB2K5gBIxw9O-Yj65aQ1Jh50RdKAD4Is

ICOM NEXT firmware 3.14.08:

https://mega.nz/#!D0cwTTzb!LCeRki-jObvuV9m6UaRsxiGCuHlwv-u33ShJO4ZGXaQ

ICOM Image 03.14.08 (Application image+ Firmware image+ ICOM NEXT app .tar.gz+ ICOM NEXT rootfs. tar.gz)

https://mega.nz/#F!zZUXiYpI!H9-RKjfqd4Mjk9EoWMlxLw

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BMW ICOM Next Diagnostic Tool Review

Here, I’m perfectly aware what ICOM Next is and I have it.

Icom next runs a gigabyte lan port. So if router and laptop also running gigabyte ports you increase speed, that’s only if the car and software allow it.

Also the Icom next is faster for G series cars which I suspect also have gigabyte Ethernet bus.

Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

Note that ICOM Next B is different from ICOM B. And ICOM Next A does not work with ICOM B on full speed.

For BMW G series:

Interface = ICOM

ISTA-D=Diagnostic software

ISTA-P = Coding Software

ISTA-P= Programming (Flashing) Software

BMW G series coding:

Unlike E/F series, all Diagnosis and Coding on G series cannot be done with a cheap ENET Cable or K+DCAN cable.

BMW ICOM is the only option for G series.

BMW G series programming:

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you must have ISTA/P for G-Series cars

Note that for F-Series Programming, you will need an ENET Cable, but for E/G-Series Programming, you can use an ICOM emulator.

BMW - ICOM - Next - Diagnostic - Tool - Review

How to set up or configure WLAN for BMW ICOM Next

Look here: How to setup WiFi for BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C

You need: good router working for your Icom Next interface

Steps:

Step 1: Router Wireless Connection Setup

Step 2: ICOM Next WLAN Configuration

Step 1: Router Wireless Connection Setup

WIFI name(SSID): ISAP

WIFI encryption: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

WIFI password: BmwAp24h

 

Step 2: ICOM Next WLAN Configuration

Run ITool Radar and read ICOM Next device info (IP address)

 

Open IE browser and input the ICOM configuration address (IP address http//***.***.***.***:58000 differs, according to the data read in fact)
Disconnect network connection and the Next restarts

BMW Icom Next will connect to WIFI automaticallyIf we use software and USB-WIFI, the configuration info should be:

Mode: 802.11n,2.4GHz

SSID: ISAP

Security Type: WPA2 Personal

Pre‐shared Key: BmwAp24h

 

BMW Icom Next WLAN configuration success!