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      07-02-2019, 10:01 PM   #1
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Just wanted to pass on some info that I couldn't find anywhere else. I have a '19 M550i G30 and I had a hard time finding out what the max size USB flash drive was supported. I bought a SanDisk UltraFit 256GB USB 3.1 flash drive to perform a map update and it worked perfectly! Hope this helps some of you!
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Been using a 2TB USB drive for lossless music and zero issues.
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Been using a 2TB USB drive for lossless music and zero issues.
That's good to know.! All I could find on here before was that 128GB worked fine. Judging by the last BMW system software update size, one could assume a 256GB stick would work which is why I tried it.

Good to know that a 2TB works! Thanks.
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Been using a 2TB USB drive for lossless music and zero issues.
Woah... great to know, thanks for the info. I've been wanting to stick a 1 or 2TB SSD into the armrest USB (for music/movies) but was scared that the system wouldn't recognize.

Time for me to consider it again...
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Just wanted to pass on some info that I couldn't find anywhere else. I have a '19 M550i G30 and I had a hard time finding out what the max size USB flash drive was supported. I bought a SanDisk UltraFit 256GB USB 3.1 flash drive to perform a map update and it worked perfectly! Hope this helps some of you!
Where did you get the map update?
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Just did a software update check and only saw this available...is this really an update to adjust dvd playback functionality or am I crazy?

Software update (TB & MB 001.056.001)
The software update makes the following ad‐justments:
Multimedia
▷ Restores playback of a CD/DVD from the
point at which it was paused.
Notes
After installing the software update in the vehicle, the current
software version will be displayed:
▷ Multimedia:
TB 001.062.032 & MB 001.062.040 & HB 001.062.032


Where do you find map updates? My car's only about 8-9 months old now.
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      07-08-2019, 10:45 AM   #7
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Just did a software update check and only saw this available...is this really an update to adjust dvd playback functionality or am I crazy?

Software update (TB & MB 001.056.001)
The software update makes the following ad‐justments:
Multimedia
▷ Restores playback of a CD/DVD from the
point at which it was paused.
Notes
After installing the software update in the vehicle, the current
software version will be displayed:
▷ Multimedia:
TB 001.062.032 & MB 001.062.040 & HB 001.062.032


Where do you find map updates? My car's only about 8-9 months old now.
If you're within the first three years of the vehicle, you do not need to buy an FSC code, however you still have to pay about 40 bucks for the full map update. You can buy them off BMWUSA.com or at your local dealer.

They might be able to do it for free if you can talk your service advisor into doing it, but being that they work on commission good luck trying to find one that will do it considering it takes over an hour to update.
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Sounds different to the uk. In the uk for the first 3 years the map updates are free. Go to the bmw connected website and login ( you should have been sorted out with when you bought the car) and buried in there is the ability to download the latest map ( they are released every quarter).
The download is specific to your car only.
In the UK you need a 64gb usb drive to fir the map on presume that's the same globally?

After 3 years if you want to continue getting maps you will need to pay an annual fee, again that will be on the bmw connected website.
Not looked into detail for mine yet but that be bundled with possibly things like RTTI , need to check on that.
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Sounds different to the uk. In the uk for the first 3 years the map updates are free. Go to the bmw connected website and login ( you should have been sorted out with when you bought the car) and buried in there is the ability to download the latest map ( they are released every quarter).
The download is specific to your car only.
In the UK you need a 64gb usb drive to fir the map on presume that's the same globally?

After 3 years if you want to continue getting maps you will need to pay an annual fee, again that will be on the bmw connected website.
Not looked into detail for mine yet but that be bundled with possibly things like RTTI , need to check on that.
Because the US is so large, the map updates are over the air but only region specific. You can go to the website and change your region whenever you want, however, if you want the entire map update you have to buy the USB stick with just under 30GB with the current 2019-2 map update.

The map update license is free for the first 3 years; however, you still have to buy the media if get it from BMW. You can also find places that will sell you a download version which is what I did.
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https://bimmer-unlock.com/products/b...ica-way-2019-3

2019-3 just came out. $40. Boom.
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Correction. The site above doesn't appear to have 2019-3 for NA EVO yet, but they do have 2019-2 which is what I installed last week. Very responsive.
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Sweet how often does this kind update happen anyway, maybe I'll wait a bit before I go for a bigger update...
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Sweet how often does this kind update happen anyway, maybe I'll wait a bit before I go for a bigger update...
Oh by the way it says North America, so Canada and Mexico as well?

Zero chance I'll drive from NY to Mexico but definitely a few trips to Canada here and there
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Sweet how often does this kind update happen anyway, maybe I'll wait a bit before I go for a bigger update...
Up to 4x per times per year.
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Sweet how often does this kind update happen anyway, maybe I'll wait a bit before I go for a bigger update...
Up to 4x per times per year.
Dumb question where do I find the FSC associated with my VIN?
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Up to 4x per times per year.
Dumb question where do I find the FSC associated with my VIN?
You will not need one if you're within the first 3 years. The upgrade will not ask you for one unless yours is expired.
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Sweet how often does this kind update happen anyway, maybe I'll wait a bit before I go for a bigger update...
Up to 4x per times per year.
Dumb question where do I find the FSC associated with my VIN?
You will not need one if you're within the first 3 years. The upgrade will not ask you for one unless yours is expired.
Sweet, then I'm good to go
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