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      01-03-2019, 01:17 PM   #265
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The lifetime code is 'valid', but in order to install it, the head unit is "patched" to allow an unofficial certificate. This patch is lost via an i-step update, so needs to be reapplied.

It should just be as easy as whacking the usb stick in , but unfortunately, since November, USB Bin's are disabled, and instead you need to connect your car to special software.
Is the USB Bin flash functionality disable on all BMWs or only f30? I'm in a f83 with iDrive 6/NBT EVO.
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      01-03-2019, 03:50 PM   #266
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I imagine it will be on all BMWís on istep 18-11 plus
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      01-05-2019, 04:12 PM   #267
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Hi all,

My G30 is due next week, itíll have the NBT EVO (nav pro) but no CarPlay because itís not an option that can be ordered over here. So I guess not WiFi antenna.

From this thread I can see that part number 61119372321 is recommended, but playing around with ETK I can see thereís 61116816435 which seems to be specific to the G30. Any recommendation?
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      01-07-2019, 07:50 AM   #268
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Also as above, I wold like to ask is it better to install the genuine BMW WIFI repair cable antenna or the cheaper FAKRA ebay version?
I see that the BMW antenna is just the cable with a ticker end, as opposite to Ebay Fakra cable which looks like a proper antenna style?

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      01-09-2019, 08:15 AM   #269
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61119372321 is the right part number and fits the G series cars no issue (EVO systems are all the same)

The issue with firmware 11-18 will hopefully be resolved this month.
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      01-09-2019, 08:19 AM   #270
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I have a late 16 car with Evo Id5. No wifi hotspot option so Iíve ordered the antenna.

What are my options in relation to Car Play activation?
Car is still on original I-levels, but I do plan on updating this soon.

So I guess I can do the activation via usb at the moment, but after the new ilevels, that will be gone?
Also can the ista next retrofit CarPlay option, obviously at a cost, to make it permanent?

Thanks in advance!
11-18 software issues will be resolved soon.

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Hi Wibbles, just setting the carplay_fullscreen fdl to aktiv won't cut it. But people are offering "fullscreen FSC codes" online. So it should be possible somehow right, they are just capitalizing on the shortage of information on how to do it*. Any idea how this should be done?

I have iDrive 6 and CarPlay all from factory, just would like to have it full-screen

*Ahh, you're doing the same :P That's why you're not giving away any hints
enabling full screen carplay invloves way more than just FDL coding. Headunit SSH access is the first step.
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      01-09-2019, 05:57 PM   #271
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Simon at Bavarian Coding did apple CarPlay fully screen on F020-18-11-531 back in November last year
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      01-12-2019, 06:30 AM   #272
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I already have CarPlay from the factory on a 2017 318 - is it possible to get Full Screen as an upgrade from those in the know??
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      01-14-2019, 07:05 PM   #273
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Simon at Bavarian Coding did apple CarPlay fully screen on F020-18-11-531 back in November last year
Thats not 18-11 firmware, it's 18-03. It would be NBTevo_P if it were 18-11.
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      01-15-2019, 02:02 PM   #274
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in reply to above, does anyone know how to get the car play in full screen mode?
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      01-15-2019, 04:40 PM   #275
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Simon at Bavarian Coding did apple CarPlay fully screen on F020-18-11-531 back in November last year
Thats not 18-11 firmware, it's 18-03. It would be NBTevo_P if it were 18-11.

Firmware 18-11 for you

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      01-28-2019, 04:34 PM   #276
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Firmware 18-11 for you


How to get this?
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      01-30-2019, 09:49 AM   #277
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Hello,

sorry if I post in this section of the forum but i couldn't find a more appropriate one.

Would this Headunit support CarPlay on Mini F56? Part number is 65126842266

Thank you
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Picked up my BMW F46 three months ago, didnít get Apple air play prep, is there any way to add it as an aftermarket. My connected store says itís not available. What do I need?
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Picked up my BMW F46 three months ago, didnít get Apple air play prep, is there any way to add it as an aftermarket. My connected store says itís not available. What do I need?
I'm in the same boat. Bought my first new BMW in 18 years and passed my E46 along to my son. 340i, August 2018 build. Assumed Carplay would be installed or available for purchase but doesn't show as available on connected store. Wifi hotspot not showing as a connection option, so I assume I need a wifi antenna, but it's not clear to me whether I need anything else.
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I'm in the same boat. Bought my first new BMW in 18 years and passed my E46 along to my son. 340i, August 2018 build. Assumed Carplay would be installed or available for purchase but doesn't show as available on connected store. Wifi hotspot not showing as a connection option, so I assume I need a wifi antenna, but it's not clear to me whether I need anything else.
All you need is an antenna which is a plug and play jobbie, and you need someone like Simon at Bavarian Coding to install the BMW carplay certificate and youíre good to go!
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sorry if I post in this section of the forum but i couldn't find a more appropriate one.

Would this Headunit support CarPlay on Mini F56? Part number is 65126842266

Thank you
Yes, that unit should support Carplay

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Picked up my BMW F46 three months ago, didn’t get Apple air play prep, is there any way to add it as an aftermarket. My connected store says it’s not available. What do I need?
F46 Active Tourers use a business nav system, Carplay is a factory order only.
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Software updates after Apple CarPlay

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My car has a decent spec, but having not ordered it myself (I bought an ex-demo) one thing it didnt have was CarPlay.

Originally my car came with Professional Media Plus however CarPlay was not available to purchase via ConnectedDrive store.

I got wibbles to work his magic and he has now enabled CarPlay for me. He also on separate occasions enabled iDrive 6, EBT and Android screen mirroring for me too - plus dabbled in the physical retrofitting of my M3 mirrors.

The get the CarPlay working Craig sourced me a new set of FSC codes, so the added benefit is that CarPlay is a lifetime feature, rather than a time limited option as it is on the ConnectedDrive store!


Have you had any software updates done at the dealer after enabling?
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      02-10-2019, 03:44 AM   #283
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Hi guys,

About to buy a used i8 and want to retrofit CarPlay. Seen a few references to guys in the UK that can do this for me but can someone share contact details or can of those folks message me to arrange to get it done?

Also note that BimmerPost have something you can buy too, but I donít know if thatís better/worse? Or if itís the same thing essentially?

Hope you can help!
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