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.

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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!

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:

1.

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

6.

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.

Solved BMW ISTA error IFH-0010, Vehicle could not be identified

This blog list 3 kinds of BMW ISTA errors and solutions you may need.

ISTA NCS error IFH-0010+ solution
ISTA error”MSVCP120.dll is missing”+ solution
ISTA error “The vehicle could not be identified”+ solution

Note: All error solutions here are suitable for BMW ICOM A2+B+C and BMW ICOM Next!

ISTA error IFH-0010: DATATRANSMISSION TO CONTROLUNIT DISTURBED

ISTA error: A communication fault occurred during activation

Incorrect state: ERROR ECU CONDITIONS NOT CORRECT OR REQUEST SEQUENCE ERROR

Solution: Try setting COM port latency to 1 in Advanced Settings for the port. You should change it to 1 to have the least lag/disturbances between data transfer.

BMW ISTA System error “MSVCP120.dll is missing”

The program can’t start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer.

Solution: Reinstall VC++ Redistributables and try again. If you’re running x64, you will need both x86 and x64 bit versions installed.

Feedback: I got rid of this .dll error by installing an older version of VC++.

BMW diagnostic tool ISTA error “The vehicle could not be identified. Please check the access to the vehicle and check whether the testing-analysis-diagnosis has been activated.”

Solution 1: I changed my com port to port 1 and it worked. It’s worth a shot, easy to change back if it doesn’t work.

Solution 2: Uncheck the Ethernet box and ICOM A2 ISTA-D worked.

Feedback: I changed COM9 to COM1. Its working!