How to check BMW ICOM firmware need update + how update it?

BMW ICOM A2 diagnostic interface failed to be connected, because the firmware is too old and need to upgrade it.

 

Firstly, you need to learn how to check BMW ICOM firmware need update.
update the firmware of BMW ICOM Interface. You have no need to update it if it says FREE.Please read the above photo. It shows FIRMWARE in red frame, that mean you need to

Secondly, update the firmware of BMW ICOM Diagnostic tool step by step.

1.Power on your icom interface by OBD cable, and connect it to computer by LAN cable. PLEASE make sure they are connected well because your interface might be damaged if disconnection during updating.

2.After connected, open the file ENGINEER TOOL on the desktop and you will see a file named ICOM FIRMWARE UPDATE. They are 2 BINs inside of it, ICOM-APPLICATIONIMAGE-XXX and ICOM-BOOTIMAGE-XXX. They are the files

3.Open your IE and input the IP address of your icom. If you do not know what is the IP of your icom, you can use ISTA-D to find it. As below, the IP in green frame is the IP of your ICOM. It needs ID and password to enter in, the ID is root,pw is NZY11502.

After entering into ICOM by IE.Click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-BootImage-XXX.bin,choose Image type as SYSTEM and click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he say Write the image file to the flash? You will see the red right blinks after that.

 

5.Now we click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-xxx.bin and then choose the Image type as APPLICATION and then click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he says Write the image file to the flash?

6.Reboot your ICOM interface after you update those APPLICATIONIMAGE and Bootimage. And you need to wait for few minutes. Go to ISTA-D again, you will see the FRIMWARE turn to FREE. That means your interface is matched to latest BMW ICOM ISTA software.
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Done!

Hope it helps!

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2019.5 BMW ICOM Software HDD ISTA-D 4.09.13 ISTA-P 3.63.2.001 Engineering Mode support Windows 7 $99

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How to solve the problem that BMW Icom A2 A3 host can’t be connected?

Aftre the BMW ICOM host is connected to the car via a 16PIN connector, and the other side is connected to the computer via a network cable. Your BMW ICOM lan and system lights will light up. As follows:

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But at this moment,the host can’t be found in the computer.As follows:

When meeting the problem,please update your BMW ICOM firmware as the following method:

1.Please connect BMW ICOM to the computer vith network cable and power on the BMW ICOM with a 12V power adapter.

2.Open the website address http

3.Click the “update firmware”,it will show ICOM firmware version information.

4.Choose the file ICOM-BootImage-01-11-01.bin,set image type to SYSTEM,click “Send the file”.

5.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then ICOM light turns red.

6.When shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”,click “Update Firmware”.

7.Choose the file ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-15-01.bin,set image type to APPLICATION.Click “Send the file”.It will takes a few minutes because of a little large file.

8.When shows “Write the image file to the flash?”,click “Yes”,then the ICOM light turns red for the second time.

9.It is all normal,click “reboot”.

After finishing these steps,please connect again,the ICOM host will be found in the computer,as follows:

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How to do BMW coding with ISTA on MacBook Pro

Here are the details of my setup of MacBook Pro with VW Fusion – Windows 10 or Bootcamp, both working for BMW coding with ICOM software.
Hardware: 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
Software: VMWare Fusion 10
VM Specs:
Windows 10 64Bit
4GB RAM
Thinly provisioned 200GB VM. (Thin means it only takes the space it is using but Windows thinks it is 200GB total.)
Software working on VM:
BMW Standard Tools 2.12 (NCSexpert, WinFKP, INPA, etc)
ISTA-D (Dealership Diagnostic Software, I did not install ISTA-P due to space concerns)
E-Sys (For newer Fxx/Gxx/Ix cars)
I back up my VM on an external hard drive and I take snap shots of the VM in case upgrades to the software fails and breaks.
I am very happy with this setup.
Another option instead of VM fusion is to bootcamp the mac. That’s what I’ve done also. It partitions the hard drive into separate drives, allowing you to boot the Mac up into windows natively. Then used bimmergeeks.com software packages. It’s very clear and easy to understand. It’s also been condensed some and has the most recent updates in place….
BootCamp
Pros:
Free + windows 10 license
All system resources are utilized by Windows only.
Acts like a windows machine
Cons:
Requires permanent space allocated to BootCamp
Requires rebooting if you ever want to go back to Mac
Unable to write into MacOS side of things without 3rd party drivers
VM
Pros:
Snapshots
Space allocated is only like a file, so free space is still utilized by Mac
No need to restart to get into Windows for something.
Cons:
Not free, and annual upgrades start to cost a lot
Shares resources with MacOS which can be limited if the Mac doesn’t have enough RAM, CPUs etc.
A little more complicated in initial setup sometimes.
Both have its merits and I ultimately like BMW ICOM A2 when the mac has enough resources to run it.

BMW ICOM A2 With V2018.12 Engineers software

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2+B+C
1.BMW ICOM A2+B+C Hardware Version: V01.40.05
2.Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming
4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software
5. NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC Ready to Use

This is the package offer for BMW ICOM A2+B+C for with 2018.12V Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC, buy them together, save you a lot.Our engineer can install and test ok for you to use.

Compatible with BMW ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM Next and ICOM PRO+A3

Software Version : V2018.12
ISTA – D: 4.12.12,with SDP data 4.12.12
ISTA – P: 3.65.0.500 with Engineer Programming
can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2018.08

BMW ETK: 2018.11
BMW KSD: 2018.11 Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding

BMW ICOM V2018.12 , With free Software:
1. Get engineer version, INPA 5.00,winkfp 5.2.3,NCS 3.5.1, e-sys 3.30.1,data V64.2
2. get Chinese software DR.GINI B020
3. get count code navigation tool software FSC operator code
4. get one-clik hidden brush tool BMWAi V4.6
5. Add DIS Software for Old cars, DISV57 and DISV44,diagnostic and ecu programmer
and BMW AiCoder

Support Model:

It is recommended to use Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.

EVG7 DL46 Specification:

Mark : EVG7

Model : DL46

Processor : Intel Celeron 1037(Dual – 1.8Ghz/L3 2M)

DDR : The biggest support memory : 4GB

HDD : 500 GB SATA HDD.
LCD : 10.4 Inch The resolution of the 1024×768

Graphics : touchscreen widescreen LED backlight, the core graphics Intel HD Graphics

Speakers : Built-in Speakers

Wireless : 802.11b/g/n

LAN : The built-in 10-100M card

Bluetooth : BT2.0 , 4.0

USB : USB3.0 / Mini USB / 2 x USB2.0

Card Reader : TF Card Reader

Other Interface : VGA Voice Input / The Sound Output / DC Power Jack / Parallel LPT Port I/O VGA Output

Battery Type : 9 The core of lithium batteries 10.08V 6600 mAh

Power Adapter : 110V-240V The adaptive communication power supply

Battery Life : The specific time depending on the use environment

Specifications : 270×180×60 mm

weight : 1911g (with battery)

Certificates : CE / FCC / RoH

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HOW TO DO PROGRAMMING WITH ISTA+

Until now, different systems for BMW diagnostic tool vehicle diagnosis (ISTA) and programming (ISTA/P) have been used. This means it was necessary to change systems several times when repairing a vehicle using software.

ISTA+ has been expanded so that all the required programming functions for the series F, G and I are integrated.

E-series vehicles still have to be programmed using ISTA/P!

The functions relevant for programming can be accessed via the following menus:

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Vehicle treatment

● Software update

● Comfort – as per the suggested measures plan

● Advanced – with broadened scope

● Additional software (range of functions is not active yet)

● Control unit replacement

● Before exchange (preparation) – control unit read-out for the exchange

● After exchange (subsequent evaluation) – control unit configuration after exchange

● Vehicle modification

● Retrofit

● Conversion o Conversion (only coding)

● Back fitting

● Immediate measures

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What is used for BMW G30 ECU flash

Purpose: Need to flash a BWM G series G30

Puzzle: Is the ICOM Next mandatory or is the up to date ICOM 1st generation ICOM from 2012 ok?
Can I flash NBT EVO with old ICOM?

Advice & Options:

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ENET cable would probably be better for you.

2.

I flashed NBT EVOs with old ICOM without problems.

3.

Flashed all Cars with ICOM Next and Online Aos with DHCP over Router. Since that i have Never any Problems with NBT or other. Flash E/F/G with this Setup.

Note that Online Aos is the online version of the BMW software for Diagnostic, Programming any many other things.

4.

To answer your question
1st : you doesn’t need iCOM NEXT ON CnAutotool to flash the G series…but It actually Lot better & save up your times because iCOM NEXT has build in Gigabit connection.
2nd : old iCOM working find. It just take a lot longer.

5.

Icom best any type , router I noticed w my setup I use desktop w 2 lan port and on a few f cars it actually faster then oem it programs up to 8 module same time w gigabit switch , and handle data lots faster than etnet cable and for certain modules the router is a must will crash hu high in kombi in a few others

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Any icom will work , but to be safe with f,g,i series vehicles , use a dedicated router as kafas huh and a few other modules will crash if you do not use a router it handles the switches for Ethernet as those modules use more than 1 path way , in short it uses all 4 two pair wires and without router not good , this has worked for me for some time now good luck. note my router does not connect to wan

Conclusion:

ICOM Next is the best option for G series, working better and faster than old BMW ICOM cables. It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely. Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle. Also, another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.

2017.07 New BMW ICOM A3+B+C+D Plus EVG7 Controller Tablet PC with WIFI Function

Software Version: 2017.07
ISTA-D 4.05.32
ISTA-P 3.61.5
VIN: 2017.05
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2017.6
BMW KSD 04.2017 Multilanguage
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA, NCS, WinKFP, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 61.2.002), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

Multi-language available in diagnosing, programming and TIS diagram circuit: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

System Requirements:
Dual-core processor, better above I3; over 4G of memory

EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC:
Mark : EVG7
Model : DL46
Processor : Intel Celeron 1037(Dual – 1.8Ghz/L3 2M)
DDR : The biggest support memory : 4GB
HDD : 500 GB SATA HDD.
LCD : 10.4 Inch The resolution of the 1024×768
Graphics : touchscreen widescreen LED backlight, the core graphics Intel HD Graphics
Speakers : Built-in Speakers
Wireless : 802.11b/g/n
LAN : The built-in 10-100M card
Bluetooth : BT2.0 , 4.0
USB : USB3.0 / Mini USB / 2 x USB2.0
Card Reader : TF Card Reader
Other Interface : VGA Voice Input / The Sound Output / DC Power Jack / Parallel LPT Port I/O VGA Output
Battery Type : 9 The core of lithium batteries 10.08V 6600 mAh
Power Adapter : 110V-240V The adaptive communication power supply
Battery Life : The specific time depending on the use environment
Specifications : 270x180x60 mm
weight : 1911g (with battery)
Certificates : CE / FCC / RoHS

ICOM A3+B+C+D Function:
1. A3- OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols
2. B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
3. C – 20-pin cable for old models.
4. D- ICOM-D Motorcycles Motobikes Diagnostic Cable

BMW ICOM A3 Features:
1. BMW ICOM A3 Hardware Version: V1.40
2. Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3. Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming
4. Device main board contain WIFI chip, package come with WIFI adapter. Support wireless connection between ICOM A3 and laptop. But when you do programming, can not use WIFI, it is not as stable as cables.

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A3 with Latest Software
1.BMW ICOM A3 Hardware Version: V01.40.05
2.Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming
4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software
NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC Ready to Use
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Package Including:
1pc x BMW ICOM A3 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x BMW ICOM D Cable
1pc x EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC

How to use NCS-Expert With BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic Scanner Wifi

The belows are the guid for customer how to use NCS-Expert With BMW ICOM A2 Wifi

it’s a dummy guide to help many out and try to make sense of NCS expert with BMW icom A2.
All said by a ICOM A2 user at bmw forum.

he said;

before all operation, you need a good icom A2 emulator, clone or original
I used clone bmw icom A2 wifi at:

http://www.cnautotool.com/search.php?keywords=BMW+ICOM&imageField=+

Used it for years and updated to ISTA-D 3.54 ISTA-P3.58 in SSD…much faster and more stable then, i have to mention that ALL Proceed at your own risk. this is just my interpretation for educational/entertainment value only. I am not responsible for you blowing up your car or damaging your modules.

so here goes the key point

Dummies Guide to Understanding NCS and Coding

This is roughtly how it works, and my dummy interpretation of it.Please read it fully if you want to understand, this isn’t exactly a quick cheat sheet guide.

On pre’02 cars the coding is slightly different method than post 02 cars. I am going to elaborate on coding individual parameters, you can go learn how to code entire modules thru the VO later once you learn the basics below.

The first part to understand is what this stuff about ZCS/VO or “vehicle order” is. When BMW makes a car, they create whats called a “vehicle. this basically a bunch of numbers writen into the car that tell what modules are installed in the car, regional info etc. This is like your car’s DNA! for example if the car has a sunroof, or a convertible or radio etc etc and that is was meant for US,Canada, France etc. Because each car is different with a different set of options/modules or country that its located, the” vehicle order” aka.”ZCS” or”VO” may be differnt. why is it called ZCS you ask ? because its abbreviated german, and its confusting as hell.

The VO is wrriten into a couple modules of the car, usually ones that start with an “A”, Like AKMB or ALSZ. On some cars its written elsewhere. In my 02 M3, the VO Was written in ALSZ and AKMB. On my “00328 Ci it was stored in EWS, KMB. Its nothing more than a string of text/numbers stored in the flash memory of these modules, nothing special. why is it written into two places? because if one module is failed and has to be replaced, then the other will serve as a backup so you can code the new replacement module to your car. for example ALSZ is the “light switch module” in your car .

BMW ICOM is the professional car diagnostic scanner for all bmw cars or trucks . and if you want more details about bmw icom you can contact with us :www.cnautotool.com or email us: sale@cnautotool.com.