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      02-06-2021, 09:41 AM   #1
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420 2015 NBT - Apple Car Play

Hi!

I have a 2015 BMW 420D M Sport Plus

It seems i have an NBT Dead Unit and not the NBT Evo..

How can i get Apple Car Play? I am happy to use it via USB and not use Wireless if i have to.

I dont really want to replace the head unit and spends £500 ish

Any ideas ??
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      02-06-2021, 05:17 PM   #2
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I also have the same question. But after some search on this forum I’ve foun out that flashing to ID6 will make the system to be very slow because the actual head unit for ID6 has faster hardware. Is this still correct?
If so then are there any other options to get Apple CarPlay to work with ID4?
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      02-07-2021, 03:04 AM   #3
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Do you have NBT ID4? If yes then its possible to flash it to ID6.
Yeah it is an ID4

Will flashing it cause poor performance?
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      02-07-2021, 04:20 AM   #4
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The flashing will not poor the performance or make the system slower, but there can happen some reboots if the Navigation is used or a route will be calculated.
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      02-07-2021, 03:48 PM   #6
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If you use proper iLevel then no.

How do i go about doing this?
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      02-07-2021, 04:30 PM   #7
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      02-07-2021, 07:38 PM   #8
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Just get an MMI box from Bimmertech or Andream. Same hardware but Andream is cheaper, but you don't get the dedicated support you would from BT.
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      02-08-2021, 06:47 PM   #9
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Please post results afterwards. I am curious.
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      02-08-2021, 07:35 PM   #10
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Also curious and following. Have a 2015 NBT with 3/15 Build Date
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      02-08-2021, 09:06 PM   #11
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Also curious and following. Have a 2015 NBT with 3/15 Build Date
The old NBT cannot be flashed to get CarPlay.
For CarPlay you need minimum NBTEvo.
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Just get an MMI box from Bimmertech or Andream. Same hardware but Andream is cheaper, but you don't get the dedicated support you would from BT.
nearly $500 this MMI!
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The old NBT cannot be flashed to get CarPlay.
For CarPlay you need minimum NBTEvo.
That's what I thought. Thanks!
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Most likely a totally newbie question.

How can I tell the difference of NBT and NBT EVO ID4 ?

I saw some screenshots and all Looks the same to me.
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Most likely a totally newbie question.

How can I tell the difference of NBT and NBT EVO ID4 ?

I saw some screenshots and all Looks the same to me.
Look at your navigation maps.
If you have „Road Map ... Next“ you have an NBT.
If you have „Road Map ... Evo“ you have an NBT Evo.
NBT Evo was introduced in 07/2015 for the F3x series.
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      02-10-2021, 04:58 AM   #16
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Look at your navigation maps.
If you have „Road Map ... Next“ you have an NBT.
If you have „Road Map ... Evo“ you have an NBT Evo.
NBT Evo was introduced in 07/2015 for the F3x series.
Mine is NEXT

Missed out by a few months i guess!
My car looks lovely though in Estorill blue, and MSport Plus .. so i am happy with all that

I have been quoted £550 for Apple Wireless car play to be installed in my car
or £650 for a new Android screen, which does the works
It is supposed to be like a new BMW SCreen and has all the features required
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Mine is NEXT

Missed out by a few months i guess!
My car looks lovely though in Estorill blue, and MSport Plus .. so i am happy with all that

I have been quoted £550 for Apple Wireless car play to be installed in my car
or £650 for a new Android screen, which does the works
It is supposed to be like a new BMW SCreen and has all the features required
I found the same thing out when I bought mine - thought as it was registered 09-2015 that it would be Evo, but then realised it was built 06-2015 so didn't

Have you got the F30 or the F31? I do love the BMW 'mid blues' - and love the Estoril II on the M-Sports, and the Avus Blue on my old M5.
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I found the same thing out when I bought mine - thought as it was registered 09-2015 that it would be Evo, but then realised it was built 06-2015 so didn't

Have you got the F30 or the F31? I do love the BMW 'mid blues' - and love the Estoril II on the M-Sports, and the Avus Blue on my old M5.
I have an F30
lovely colour!
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If you use proper iLevel then no.
What is the proper iLevel for the last amiunt of lag?
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