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      11-16-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Can you update to newer iDrive?

I have a 2014 328GT and am wondering if I can update the iDrive software. Current install is stock. Would like to update to a newer version that includes Apple CarPlay. I spoke with a tech at the dealership and he said it voids warranty and they likely wouldn't perform the work, so I'm wondering if I could do it on my own.

Has anyone tried this upgrade? Did you go through a dealership or do so yourself? Do you need to replace the hardware for it to run effectively (e.g. no lag)? Costs?

I'd appreciate any thoughts/recommendations. Thanks!

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I spoke with a BMW genius just now and he gave me the following details:

2014 328GT has iDrive 4.2
2016 production year 7-series was first with iDrive 5.0, featuring CarPlay
All 2017 model year vehicles produced after Aug/Sep 2016 have iDrive 5.0
iDrive 4.2 and 5.0 have the same screen and dial, only the underlying hardware is different
All 2018 production year vehicles have iDrive 6.0 which features a touchscreen and larger screen (10.2")
BMW dealerships will not perform the upgrade, only updates within current system (e.g. 4.1 to 4.2)
He had heard of people upgrading from 4.2 to 5.0 without changing the hardware but didn't know about performance
He said one option was to a junkyard and pull the underlying hardware to replace but he didn't know about the installation to prepare the new iDrive for current vehicle

Has anyone tried using the current hardware and upgraded from 4.2 to 5.0?
Has anyone tried replacing the underlying hardware to upgrade?

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