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      04-11-2019, 07:20 AM   #1
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Coding Recommendations

Hi all,

I'm looking for a recommended coder to enable a few features for me on my G30.

Specifically CarPlay (must be done with enet as I have a Q firmware ), speed limit info, and perhaps any other extras that may be recommended?

I'm also wondering if fullscreen CarPlay is a good idea? I know that if enabled, you can no longer use the sidebar option which is handy as I tend to use the BMW navigation over google or Apple maps.

Any recommendations would be great, thanks
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      04-12-2019, 01:33 PM   #2
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Anybody?

I've also messaged Almaretto a couple of days ago without any luck.

I'd really appreciate some help here.
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For me, CarPlay is useless, as you can't use data from it in Headup display, which leaves BMW navigation system superior.

And I can't see any other feature of CarPlay, then using Waze/Google Maps, worth it. Maybe if you are used to Siri, then yes, but besides that, you can connect your phone via standard bluetooth connection and do calls without any problems. You can connect Spotify and other music apps also without CarPlay...

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Otherwise, here is what I found useful and coded it myself:

Default driving mode: Adaptive
Auto Start/Stop: remember last setting
Active Sound Design: disable
Video in motion: enable
Decreased heating power for the seats at level 1
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Anybody?

I've also messaged Almaretto a couple of days ago without any luck.

I'd really appreciate some help here.
I used Al. I think there may have been some Private message issues lately in the forum. Try him again.
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And I can't see any other feature of CarPlay, then using Waze/Google Maps, worth it. You can connect Spotify and other music apps also without CarPlay...
The ability to use those apps wirelessly is its best feature, albeit having to also put up with its issues which also plague me. Tidal lossless streaming is its only real redeeming value for me.
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I have CarPlay turned off and use BT for my iPhone. BT gives you Spotify and Pandora along with a backdoor way of using Plex. If CarPlay supported Plex directly then maybe it be worth it. But it doesn't and that is a big maybe especially since I'm not using it now and it's Free for the first year.
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I have CarPlay turned off and use BT for my iPhone. BT gives you Spotify and Pandora along with a backdoor way of using Plex. If CarPlay supported Plex directly then maybe it be worth it. But it doesn't and that is a big maybe especially since I'm not using it now and it's Free for the first year.
As my sub to CarPlay has ended, I've switched back to BT connectivity and I'm missing CarPlay already.

I agree using the BMW navigation is much better but I frequently get directions from friends by Google Maps, and simply tapping a pin and getting those instructions on screen has been useful and worthwhile.

I also miss the wifi connectivity and the simple use of TuneIn, Spotify and my other apps too.

I am however in two minds about fullscreen or not. I think I'll skip as it's quite nice to combine CarPlay content and iDrive content on one screen. If I could toggle it on and off, that would be perfect but I don't believe this is possible. From what I can tell you just get one or the other.

I've been on holiday for a while now so I'm going to weigh up my options and decide on what to do.

Ultimately, I'm rather bitter with BMW at the moment. They offered me CarPlay for 299eur following a 1eur trial, but refused to let me upgrade during the trial. As such, the price for CarPlay has gone up to 399eur and there's not a chance I'll pay that! I'm also reluctant to pay 299eur now....
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Hi Guys. Sorry if this isn't strictly on topic but need help coding my G30. Who is best to contact for some technical help?
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Hi Guys. Sorry if this isn't strictly on topic but need help coding my G30. Who is best to contact for some technical help?
make it simple for yourself....buy an app like Bimmercode or Carly.....codings are very easy with those.
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Hi Guys. Sorry if this isn't strictly on topic but need help coding my G30. Who is best to contact for some technical help?
make it simple for yourself....buy an app like Bimmercode or Carly.....codings are very easy with those.
Depending on what you want done, the 2 apps mentioned are inexpensive and work well. Not to mention that you can change you mind and undo the changes. Also if dealerships upgrades SW you can recode.

That said, if you want something more complicated like anti-dazzle turned on then you're better of with someone who knows what their doing. The person I used was very professional and reasonable. His name is all over this site helping people out but I'll PM you his name if you want it.
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Do you guys know of anyone who has had their warranty voided because of coding?
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Depending on what you want done, the 2 apps mentioned are inexpensive and work well. Not to mention that you can change you mind and undo the changes. Also if dealerships upgrades SW you can recode.

That said, if you want something more complicated like anti-dazzle turned on then you're better of with someone who knows what their doing. The person I used was very professional and reasonable. His name is all over this site helping people out but I'll PM you his name if you want it.
Is there a way to backup the ECU image so after resetting the ECUs to standart configurations before taking the car to dealer of having a software update I can reinstall everything with a single tap? Or should I code them one by one everytime?

I have BimmerCode but when it has a backup it always saves the OEM settings. Never backups changed settings

Is it possible via E-SYS?
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That said, if you want something more complicated like anti-dazzle turned on then you're better of with someone who knows what their doing. The person I used was very professional and reasonable. His name is all over this site helping people out but I'll PM you his name if you want it.
If you could PM me too. trying to find someone and the only name I've come across has a full PM inbox.

I'm looking for the Anti-Dazzle and Full Screen Carplay myself.
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