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      11-25-2018, 08:55 AM   #23
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just installed the update yesterday. mine is
TB-006.007.032
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just installed the update yesterday. mine is
TB-006.007.032
MB-006.006.006
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Who installed the update? Dealer did istep upgrade? Or you did the usb update from bmw software site? Because they're not the same.
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When people say "istep update" I'm assuming they're referring to idrive update?

If you update your idrive software through the BMW software website, does the dealer still need to do an istep update?

It seems like all of these updates and software versions, over the air updates for regional map areas of the US, updates from BMW directly for the entire US navigation map, istep updates, and not knowing if you can update certain things on your own or if only the dealer can do it is not very clear and transparent, IMO.
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When people say "istep update" I'm assuming they're referring to idrive update?

If you update your idrive software through the BMW software website, does the dealer still need to do an istep update?

It seems like all of these updates and software versions, over the air updates for regional map areas of the US, updates from BMW directly for the entire US navigation map, istep updates, and not knowing if you can update certain things on your own or if only the dealer can do it is not very clear and transparent, IMO.
I went to the BMW update site and I was presented with the following update. I'm about to install it. Wish me luck!

Software Update found: UPD09042
The Software Update is valid for BMW M550I XD, 2019

https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/software-updates.html

Update: No dice. Keep getting "Software on USB device incompatible with this vehicle." I've tried multiple USB drives with FAT16, FAT32, and ExDOS file formats with the same result. Of course the software version already installed on my car appears to be newer.

Current version:
Telephone: TB-006.027.001
Media: MB-006.027.001

BMW Update:
Multimedia: TB 001.062.032 & MB 001.062.040 & HB 001.062.032
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Yeah, these things ought to be more clear from BMW.

I know there are updates for my car as I bought it with 13k miles on it. This is my current version:

Telephone: TB-005.002.001
Media: MB-005.002.001

According to the website, it says I have an update: UPD09032

I'm just not sure if this is an update to update the istep or idrive? or both or neither? lol

Is it something the dealer needs to do? I'm quite good with tech and learning things rather quickly, but all of these different things seem scattered from one another and all over the place.
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Yeah, these things ought to be more clear from BMW.

I know there are updates for my car as I bought it with 13k miles on it. This is my current version:

Telephone: TB-005.002.001
Media: MB-005.002.001

According to the website, it says I have an update: UPD09032

I'm just not sure if this is an update to update the istep or idrive? or both or neither? lol

Is it something the dealer needs to do? I'm quite good with tech and learning things rather quickly, but all of these different things seem scattered from one another and all over the place.
Download the BIN file and copy it over to a USB stick. Go to the software update section in "My Vehicle" and then tap USB and insert it. It should start updating right away.

I believe BMW has to perform the iDrive system update. I'm on version NBTevo_P18362I and I believe there is an "Q" update available.
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Download the BIN file and copy it over to a USB stick. Go to the software update section in "My Vehicle" and then tap USB and insert it. It should start updating right away.

I believe BMW has to perform the iDrive system update. I'm on version NBTevo_P18362I and I believe there is an "Q" update available.
Okay, thank you, sir! I'll do that this evening.

For the iDrive, I'm on version NBTevo_J16383I which is really outdated so I'll have BMW update iDrive when I'm in there next.
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Download the BIN file and copy it over to a USB stick. Go to the software update section in "My Vehicle" and then tap USB and insert it. It should start updating right away.

I believe BMW has to perform the iDrive system update. I'm on version NBTevo_P18362I and I believe there is an "Q" update available.
Okay, thank you, sir! I'll do that this evening.

For the iDrive, I'm on version NBTevo_J16383I which is really outdated so I'll have BMW update iDrive when I'm in there next.
Most dealers won't update just because you ask. They need a fault or trouble to give them reason. Otherwise BMW might not pay them. iStep upgrade, upgrades all 17 modules in the car. Takes about 2 hours if all goes well.
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Update: No dice. Keep getting "Software on USB device incompatible with this vehicle."
Which I believe means you are current.
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Update: No dice. Keep getting "Software on USB device incompatible with this vehicle."
Which I believe means you are current.
One would think; however, there haven't any updates for my VIN until just now even though what's presented is clearly an older version. Personally I blame their recent system "upgrade" that went badly.
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When people say "istep update" I'm assuming they're referring to idrive update?
I-Step is an integration software level. You can update many ECU's or just one; but some have dependencies on each other.
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So today I've took my car back from the service. I've told them to update everything and before giving my car to them I've updated with the latest software on BMW web page via USB. Service updated to more recent version as can be seen from the screenshots. They also updated the I-Step version form S15A-17-07-503 to SA15A-19-11-534.

I have an issue: Before service update I had a HMI software HB-006-007-032; but now I don't have any HMI software. How is it possible? What did I lost?



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So today I've took my car back from the service. I've told them to update everything and before giving my car to them I've updated with the latest software on BMW web page via USB. Service updated to more recent version as can be seen from the screenshots. They also updated the I-Step version form S15A-17-07-503 to SA15A-19-11-534.

I have an issue: Before service update I had a HMI software HB-006-007-032; but now I don't have any HMI software. How is it possible? What did I lost?



Don't worry. HMI means human machine interface. My 2017 and 2019 540 doesn't have this listed either (maybe the 2017 had it in the past but it's been to dealer for reprogramming 3 times since new). Seems BMW removed this from the USB upgrade option. Doesn't really matter since BMW has been pretty bad about releasing USB download updates.

You now have iDrive firmware version S, which is current.
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Don't worry. HMI means human machine interface. My 2017 and 2019 540 doesn't have this listed either (maybe the 2017 had it in the past but it's been to dealer for reprogramming 3 times since new). Seems BMW removed this from the USB upgrade option. Doesn't really matter since BMW has been pretty bad about releasing USB download updates.

You now have iDrive firmware version S, which is current.
Thanks for the reply I was in panic until your message

So no function has been disabled in my car. Right?

What changes & new features does S version have? I couldn't find anything new in the menus (only unnecessary constant navigation arrow on the top right corner has been gone and fuel consuption bar has changed-there is a curve under 0 now-slightly )

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Don't worry. HMI means human machine interface. My 2017 and 2019 540 doesn't have this listed either (maybe the 2017 had it in the past but it's been to dealer for reprogramming 3 times since new). Seems BMW removed this from the USB upgrade option. Doesn't really matter since BMW has been pretty bad about releasing USB download updates.

You now have iDrive firmware version S, which is current.
Thanks for the reply I was in panic until your message

So no function has been disabled in my car. Right?

What changes & new features does S version have? I couldn't find anything new in the menus (only unnecessary constant navigation arrow on the top right corner has been gone and fuel consuption bar has changed-there is a curve under 0 now-slightly )

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While I am not privy to internal BMW documents, I would not be concerned that you may have lost functionality. They likely just hid the HMI from that screen or made it so its no longer user upgradable. Doesn't matter because they never really issue updates through the website anyway.

BMW doesn't issue release notes. Most of the changes are minor bug fixes and little things like what you already identified. BMW has only issued release notes for the one or two OTA updates they pushed out for some iDrive 7 cars. And even those release notes appear to be heavily sanitized by the marketing and legal departments.
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Update: No dice. Keep getting "Software on USB device incompatible with this vehicle." I've tried multiple USB drives with FAT16, FAT32, and ExDOS file formats with the same result. Of course the software version already installed on my car appears to be newer.
Did you manage to resolve this? Im getting the same message.
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Update: No dice. Keep getting "Software on USB device incompatible with this vehicle." I've tried multiple USB drives with FAT16, FAT32, and ExDOS file formats with the same result. Of course the software version already installed on my car appears to be newer.
Did you manage to resolve this? Im getting the same message.
The update did not apply to my vehicle which is why I got the error message. That BMW update website is extremely old and outdated.
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