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      01-31-2019, 12:42 AM   #45
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I'm not so sure about this one. The limitation is to avoid liability for BMW. From what I understand, this cannot be changed after it leaves the factory.
It can within certain time limit or with special tools.
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Many offer it, including me, and it works.
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      02-01-2019, 11:25 PM   #47
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      02-02-2019, 04:17 AM   #48
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Many offer it, including me, and it works.
Hi Almaretto I've got the new G31 5 series today and I would like to activate CarPlay and ScreenMirroring as well. There is WiFi antenna installed.

Can I get both CarPlay and ScreenMirroring using Esys coding ? If so can you please guide me through ? Thanks
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Hi Almaretto I've got the new G31 5 series today and I would like to activate CarPlay and ScreenMirroring as well. There is WiFi antenna installed.

Can I get both CarPlay and ScreenMirroring using Esys coding ? If so can you please guide me through ? Thanks
E-sys can make coding changes.

Carplay additionally requires provisioning through ConnectedDrive store or third party FSC code.
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      02-05-2019, 02:08 AM   #50
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I would like to activate carplay on my 2019 G30.
Is this possible?
I read in this threat that an update from the garage would deactivate it again and prevent it from being activated again. Why?
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      02-05-2019, 02:59 AM   #51
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I would like to activate carplay on my 2019 G30.
Is this possible?
I read in this threat that an update from the garage would deactivate it again and prevent it from being activated again. Why?
Does your car have a wifi antenna?

Depends on activation method. Bin activation no longer possible after Nov 2018 software.
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      02-08-2019, 09:22 AM   #52
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Does your car have a wifi antenna?

Depends on activation method. Bin activation no longer possible after Nov 2018 software.
I don't think it has a wifi antenna.
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Does your car have a wifi antenna?

Depends on activation method. Bin activation no longer possible after Nov 2018 software.
I don't think it has a wifi antenna.
BimmerTech has a retrofit kit for that.
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      02-10-2019, 05:15 PM   #54
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I don't think it has a wifi antenna.
You can find them on Ebay. Search BMW Wifi Aerial Antenna.
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Does CarPlay activation work with 2018 X2?
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      05-11-2019, 01:45 PM   #56
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Does CarPlay activation work with 2018 X2?
If car has correct hardware, then yes.
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Is activate via usb is legal? I mean is it kinda crack? Or do i see it activated on connected store?
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      05-14-2019, 01:16 AM   #58
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I have a Mini Countryman 2017 that has the big touchscreen but doesn't have CarPlay activated. I was wondering if this was possible?

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      05-14-2019, 01:19 AM   #59
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Is activate via usb is legal? I mean is it kinda crack? Or do i see it activated on connected store?
I had nothing but trouble when I had mine activated by a UK company, to the point where the car had to go into the main dealers as the LCD dash (speedo display) failed, completely black. Main dealer swapped out the panel and updated the istep and firmware. Car was fine. Reflashed the CarPlay again, killed the dash again, back into BMW, this time for 3 weeks for further investigation, replaced LCD and combox as it was locked out and they couldnít reflash it.
After this I just purchased it direct from BMW, that was a few months ago, no issues since.

Iím not suggesting this will happen to everyone, the guy who did the flash did say this was the first time they had seen this issue and wanted to dial into the car via laptop to fix it. I just couldnít risk it. The repair bill was over £3k, luckily covered by warranty. If it happened again Iím sure they would of sniffed a rat!
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I had nothing but trouble when I had mine activated by a UK company, to the point where the car had to go into the main dealers as the LCD dash (speedo display) failed, completely black. Main dealer swapped out the panel and updated the istep and firmware. Car was fine. Reflashed the CarPlay again, killed the dash again, back into BMW, this time for 3 weeks for further investigation, replaced LCD and combox as it was locked out and they couldnít reflash it.
After this I just purchased it direct from BMW, that was a few months ago, no issues since.

Iím not suggesting this will happen to everyone, the guy who did the flash did say this was the first time they had seen this issue and wanted to dial into the car via laptop to fix it. I just couldnít risk it. The repair bill was over £3k, luckily covered by warranty. If it happened again Iím sure they would of sniffed a rat!
At first i tought it was a legal action activated via FSC Codes from BMW servers. I think its not. Thank you for the answer.
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At first i tought it was a legal action activated via FSC Codes from BMW servers. I think its not. Thank you for the answer.
It’s a hack of sorts for sure, it runs a script from the USB stick, blue screen, then reboot system and it activates. It works for most Im Sure, it just didn’t for me. Thing is the dealership sent all the failed components back to Germany for further investigation as they’d never had a reported G30 fail like mine.
I have a good relationship with my dealership last thing I’d want is for them to suspect foul play and become awkward with me in the future. For the price it costs to activate officially and the value CarPlay adds (for me) it was worth paying for the legit version. As stated I’m not saying you should go for the hack version, just for me It didn’t work.
My car was running the very latest firmware and had a lot of options activated from factory, wether this caused some issues with the hack I don’t know.
I’m all for coding hacks for the usual things, for this level I’ll go connected App Store
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      06-15-2019, 09:30 AM   #62
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At first i tought it was a legal action activated via FSC Codes from BMW servers. I think its not. Thank you for the answer.
It's a hack of sorts for sure, it runs a script from the USB stick, blue screen, then reboot system and it activates. It works for most Im Sure, it just didn't for me. Thing is the dealership sent all the failed components back to Germany for further investigation as they'd never had a reported G30 fail like mine.
I have a good relationship with my dealership last thing I'd want is for them to suspect foul play and become awkward with me in the future. For the price it costs to activate officially and the value CarPlay adds (for me) it was worth paying for the legit version. As stated I'm not saying you should go for the hack version, just for me It didn't work.
My car was running the very latest firmware and had a lot of options activated from factory, wether this caused some issues with the hack I don't know.
I'm all for coding hacks for the usual things, for this level I'll go connected App Store
There is also a modification necessary on the head unit's CarPlay.ini file with the new icon size and spacing. That part cannot be done using BimmerCode or any other app like that.

Almaretto can do it for you.
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Are there other options to activate instead of usb?
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      06-19-2019, 10:24 PM   #65
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Are there other options to activate instead of usb?
ENET and Third Party App. This option is required if Nov 2018 or newer software on IDrive.
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