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      05-10-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Is my car's software most updated?

I used my iDrive to check the software version and its the following:

MX-003-004-031
TX-003-004-031

Its a 335i xdrive

When I check the BMW site with my VIN, it shows 4 available updates, including, UPD01006.

Does that mean my software is not at the latest version?

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      05-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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I used my iDrive to check the software version and its the following:

MX-003-004-031
TX-003-004-031

Its a 335i xdrive

When I check the BMW site with my VIN, it shows 4 available updates, including, UPD01006.

Does that mean my software is not at the latest version?

thanks
Mine is running UPD01006 which provides:

MX-003.005.004
TX-003.005.006
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      05-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #3
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Mine is running UPD01006 which provides:

MX-003.005.004
TX-003.005.006
So I assume then my car has the old software? The car has a build of 2/13.
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So I assume then my car has the old software? The car has a build of 2/13.
Correct.

Download the image and copy it to a USB flash drive.

Then put it in the armrest USB plug and update the software. The update screen shows you the current and "new" software versions. It only takes about a minute to update.
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For some reason BMW is shipping cars with old combox software.
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Correct.

Download the image and copy it to a USB flash drive.

Then put it in the armrest USB plug and update the software. The update screen shows you the current and "new" software versions. It only takes about a minute to update.
Will I lose the codings done to the car if the software is updated? I had the Dealer do the ASS remember last setting prior to picking up the car. Would hate to lose that when doing this update.
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Will I lose the codings done to the car if the software is updated? I had the Dealer do the ASS remember last setting prior to picking up the car. Would hate to lose that when doing this update.
No, you are safe to upgrade. If dealer did ASS coding, then that's permanent. BMWNA issues a code which is inputted by dealer and now becomes part of your vehicle order. You get ASS-Remember last setting regardless of what type of software upgrade your car gets.
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Will I lose the codings done to the car if the software is updated? I had the Dealer do the ASS remember last setting prior to picking up the car. Would hate to lose that when doing this update.
No, this just updates the media drivers for the phone and USB playback.

It has nothing to do with the coding the dealer did. That should be permanent.
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I got the old software too. Can anyone comment on if the update is necessary?
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I got the old software too. Can anyone comment on if the update is necessary?
The big win in this update enables email reading with a very easy workaround (turn on the car, close the mail app on the iPhone).

Depending on how old your firmware is, it will enable text messaging with no workaround necessary.

Both for cars with Office in iDrive, BMW Assist w/Enhanced USB & Bluetooth option.
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The big win in this update enables email reading with a very easy workaround (turn on the car, close the mail app on the iPhone).

Depending on how old your firmware is, it will enable text messaging with no workaround necessary.

Both for cars with Office in iDrive, BMW Assist w/Enhanced USB & Bluetooth option.
maybe this will solve my issue with not able to pick up text and emails on my Office with my Blackberry 9900?

Now do I need to install all the updates or just the last one?
There was 4 on the BMW site for my VIN.
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maybe this will solve my issue with not able to pick up text and emails on my Office with my Blackberry 9900?

Now do I need to install all the updates or just the last one?
There was 4 on the BMW site for my VIN.
Just 1006, it contains the latest version.
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I updated the software to the 1006 version no problems. But it didn't do anything to help my issue with receiving messages with my Blackberry 9900.

Didn't notice anything different with the entertainment system either.
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I updated the software to the 1006 version no problems. But it didn't do anything to help my issue with receiving messages with my Blackberry 9900.

Didn't notice anything different with the entertainment system either.
Have you confirmed your BlackBerry is set up correctly? You need to go into the bluetooth connections on your BlackBerry and then select MAP Options and then tick all the boxes for each of your email accounts in order to receive messages in the car.
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Have you confirmed your BlackBerry is set up correctly? You need to go into the bluetooth connections on your BlackBerry and then select MAP Options and then tick all the boxes for each of your email accounts in order to receive messages in the car.
Yuppp...the MAP options have all the email accounts selected and the email notification was selected as well.
Well the BB if not linked to the car, the email notification has a red x through the box, but when the bluetooth is linked to the car, it comes a green checkmark, along with all the other email accounts.

Tried turning encryption on and off, makes no difference.
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