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      05-19-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Hi All,

I seem to be finding mixed info on how I can get SMS and BMW Apps working on my F30. Also mixed information even IF I can, because of certain components or features missing.

I am wanting to get SMS notifications on my iDrive (I have CIC)
I am also wanting to get BMW Apps, mainly so I can use it with Spotify.

Can someone point me in the right direction? I am quite new to the coding side of things (I have owned an E90 before and performed basic coding... no VO changing though, nor in my F30.. just CAFD changes)

This is my VIN decoded;

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S1CA	Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S230	Extra package, EU-specific
S249	Multifunction f steering wheel
S255	Sports leather steering wheel
S2A4	BMW LA wheel, Double Spoke 401
S2PA	Wheel bolt retainer
S2TB	Sport automatic transmission
S2VL	Variable Sport steering
S322	Comfort access
S3AG	Reversing camera
S428	Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430	Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431	Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S459	Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S465	Through-loading system
Vehicle options
S481	Sports seat
S488	Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S493	Storage compartment package
S4AD	Interior trim strips, alu, brushed, fine
S4AE	Armrest front, retractable
S4DL	Accent strips, black, high-gloss
S502	Headlight cleaning system
S508	Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521	Rain sensor
S522	Xenon Light
S524	Adaptive Headlights
S534	Automatic air conditioning
S544	Cruise control with brake function
S548	Kilometer-calibrated speedometer
S563	Light package
S575	Supplementary 12V sockets
S5AC	High-beam assistant
S5AL	Active Protection
S5DC	Rear-seat headrests, folding
S609	Navigation system Professional
S610	Head-up display
S614	Internet, preparations
S615	Expanded BMW Online Information
S6NF	Music interface for Smartphone
S6NK	Link for Bluetooth and USB device
S6VA	CIC-Zusteuerung
S6WA	Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S6WA	Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S700	Area-Code 4 for DVD
S760	High gloss shadow line
P7AC	Sport Line
S7CF	BMW Repair Inclusive
L810	National version Australia
S825	Radio control Oceania
S845	Acoustic belt warning
S874	Radio frequency 434 MHz
S880	On-board vehicle literature English
S8KA	Dummy-SALAPA
S8S3	Automatic locking when driving off
S8SM	Car ident. number visible from outside
S8SX	Providersteuerung Telematik
S8TG	Thiefproofing device
S8TN	Daytime run.lights adjus.via light menu
S8V1	Label
S925	Dummy-SALAPA
S962	Deleted, licence plate support front
S258	Tire with run-flat functionality
S520	Fog lights
S853	Language version English

I apologize in advance if this is considered a duplicate thread from an already asked question, but I didn't find anything that quite fit.

I have seen it mentioned and not sure if its relevant, but I do have Bluetooth Audio streaming, album art and a USB in the glove box and the center console/armrest.
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      05-19-2017, 09:58 AM   #2
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For Apps, I think you need an FSC.
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Have you tried this?

For Apps, I think you need an FSC.
Correct. For both, you need coding plus:
  • Combox for EBT.
  • FSC for Apps.
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This is an Aus spec 335i (810)and comes with Office (6nk) as standard. I got SMS's to show and read out from my iphone on my 2012 F30 with Business navigation but it will only do this IF a message is sent to the phone whilst it is connected to the car. It is also important the phone is configured to show notifications/banners on it's screen and once this is done you need to delete and re-pair the BT connection to the car and messages will appear in your office sub menu.
You will also need to repeat the whole exercise if you do an OS upgrade on the phone....it is that finicky
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This is an Aus spec 335i (810)and comes with Office (6nk) as standard. I got SMS's to show and read out from my iphone on my 2012 F30 with Business navigation but it will only do this IF a message is sent to the phone whilst it is connected to the car. It is also important the phone is configured to show notifications/banners on it's screen and once this is done you need to delete and re-pair the BT connection to the car and messages will appear in your office sub menu.
You will also need to repeat the whole exercise if you do an OS upgrade on the phone....it is that finicky
That is normal behavior for Apple Devices. Comparatively, Android's will push past, present, & future SMS.
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That is normal behavior for Apple Devices. Comparatively, Android's will push past, present, & future SMS.
Thanks for that I was not aware that Android phones were more stable and connector friendly. Some FDL coding will be required as I think it will only show the message when the car is at a standstill with park and handbrake engaged (Australian regs) at present.
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Some FDL coding will be required as I think it will only show the message when the car is at a standstill with park and handbrake engaged (Australian regs) at present.
That is Office Speedlock. There are Cheat Codes to disable.
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Thanks all. I managed to get the SMS functions going - its quite slow to download the messages to start with and the Office function was missing. I had to "Configure bluetooth" for the vehicle and enable the options in there, before anything was showing up. Really not an obvious location IMO.

New messages now show up and can be read out. Unfortunate that there isn't more of an obvious sign that a message is received.


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That is Office Speedlock. There are Cheat Codes to disable.
I will have to find the cheat codes for that. Will take a nosy through the coding database to find the codes needed.



Where is the best and cheapest (oxymoron I know) place to purchase the FSC codes for the BMW apps side of things? depending on price, I may or may not bother with that, as I still have USB audio and bluetooth streaming in lieu of it.

EDIT: It looks like the speedlock can only be disabled if you have the HU_NBT. I only have HU_CIC. Any ideas?

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I will have to find the cheat codes for that. Will take a nosy through the coding database to find the codes needed.

Where is the best and cheapest (oxymoron I know) place to purchase the FSC codes for the BMW apps side of things? depending on price, I may or may not bother with that, as I still have USB audio and bluetooth streaming in lieu of it.

EDIT: It looks like the speedlock can only be disabled if you have the HU_NBT. I only have HU_CIC. Any ideas?
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