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      04-08-2018, 05:45 PM   #89
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I bought a unichip CarPlay box for my 2015 pro nav. It works great and is full screen too unlike the retrofit. Cost me £300 which is probably cheaper than the retrofit
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      04-08-2018, 06:34 PM   #90
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There is no need to route into the footwell, route it into the centre console under the idrive controller.
Thank you. I still need to consider how put the cable into the center console... (a little worry about bluetooth interference..)
Just my curiocity, original WiFi equipped vehicles, it is routed to the footwell?

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      04-09-2018, 01:56 AM   #91
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I bought a unichip CarPlay box for my 2015 pro nav. It works great and is full screen too unlike the retrofit. Cost me £300 which is probably cheaper than the retrofit
Its cheaper than a full EVO system retrofit
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      04-09-2018, 05:01 AM   #92
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I bought a unichip CarPlay box for my 2015 pro nav. It works great and is full screen too unlike the retrofit. Cost me £300 which is probably cheaper than the retrofit
How easy is this to fit? Is it worth it?

I have ID4 on a 2016 F36.
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How easy is this to fit? Is it worth it?

I have ID4 on a 2016 F36.
P&P
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      04-09-2018, 06:30 AM   #94
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P&P
Not true, additional microphone needs to be added to the headliner and cable routing for the AUX.

There are mixed reviews for this product and the supplier as not all cables are supplied, especially if you have a combox fitted.

Buy with caution.
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Not true, additional microphone needs to be added to the headliner and cable routing for the AUX.

There are mixed reviews for this product and the supplier as not all cables are supplied, especially if you have a combox fitted.

Buy with caution.
All depends of car configuration, there is always something what need to be removed or add. Generally they build their product to be P&P, but is customer choice: aftermarket or genuine.

Personally donít touch any aftermarket products.
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      04-09-2018, 11:01 AM   #96
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I normally don't use products like this but after a really good review from a guy on the facebook group I thought id give it a shot, I really wanted apple car play as I use bbc, podcast and Spotify apps a lot and the idrive integration with Spotify is terrible. All I can say it I'm really pleased with it, its super fast and responsive, sound quality is great as it goes over Bluetooth, build quality is great, plug in and play, nothing needed to be added. Fitting it wasn't to bad, the unit itself it easy but you need to remove the glove box which was the only difficult bit as this unit goes inbetween the glovebox and head unit space. The support in china was really good and helpful, I had some questions and they came back to me really quickly. I have a video of it on my phone ill post up later, or if anyone lives near Newbury you are welcome to come and see it in the flesh. But you wont be disappointed if you went for it, esp for 300 quid
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      04-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #97
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I forgot to add a mic did need to be added for Siri use, you cant use the OEM mic, this I routed it round the trim and you cant see it, to be fair I never really use siri so could have done without it.
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      04-13-2018, 05:04 PM   #98
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Craig sent me everything I needed was mega helpful. If you want CarPlay and you should and Bmw says no, go to Craig. Will post some pictures of my m2. Incidentally the m2 is as good as Bmw say it is. Yes on paper an M240i is as fast. I has one and the m2 is worth every penny of the extra price. You are not buying 0-60 you are buying a superb chassis
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Hi guys, I paid time ago for the FSC code to enable CarPlay in my car (F34 2017 with ID5) .. it has been working fine until yesterday due to the BMW software was updated by the dealer and obviously they wiped everything :-(. My current BMW software is 006.017.006.

I already contact with the guy who provide the bin file to enable the CarPlay but I didn't get any response back and I don't think so he will reply me :-( .. my question is: Someone is the same situation has re-applied the CarPlay activation? I'm worried if the FSC Code or bin is not compatible with BMW latest software and I would prefer get some confirmation to avoid any issue.

Thanks in advance
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      04-27-2018, 03:06 AM   #100
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Hi guys, I paid time ago for the FSC code to enable CarPlay in my car (F34 2017 with ID5) .. it has been working fine until yesterday due to the BMW software was updated by the dealer and obviously they wiped everything :-(. My current BMW software is 006.017.006.

I already contact with the guy who provide the bin file to enable the CarPlay but I didn't get any response back and I don't think so he will reply me :-( .. my question is: Someone is the same situation has re-applied the CarPlay activation? I'm worried if the FSC Code or bin is not compatible with BMW latest software and I would prefer get some confirmation to avoid any issue.

Thanks in advance
interested in this also.

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      05-31-2018, 10:45 PM   #101
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I'm also interested in this idea. My car currently has no apple car play and I wanna enable it like everyone else. Is there someone here that can help me with this hack?

TIA
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      06-04-2018, 08:54 PM   #102
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They announced that iOS 12 will support third party navigation apps like WAZE, so sales on CarPlay will probably go up !!!
Anyone knows anything about this:
http://s.aliexpress.com/nE7fQjay.
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      06-06-2018, 11:30 AM   #103
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sound quality is great as it goes over Bluetooth
Is it not supposed to work via the aux channel?



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They announced that iOS 12 will support third party navigation apps like WAZE, so sales on CarPlay will probably go up !!!
Anyone knows anything about this:
http://s.aliexpress.com/nE7fQjay.
Nice to see prices are coming down - pretty sure the price was USD 350ish a couple of months ago...
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      06-20-2018, 07:06 AM   #104
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Hi there, I have a brand new 2018 F48. It has all options except Carplay. Will I be able to use a FSC code to activate this? I cannot order from the Connected drive store and dealer is telling me it is not an option for my car. I do have Wifi, Wireless charging and Navigation plus. Thanks!
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      06-21-2018, 04:44 PM   #105
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Hi there, I have a brand new 2018 F48. It has all options except Carplay. Will I be able to use a FSC code to activate this? I cannot order from the Connected drive store and dealer is telling me it is not an option for my car. I do have Wifi, Wireless charging and Navigation plus. Thanks!
@wibbles is your man!
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      06-21-2018, 06:47 PM   #106
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I need to reach out to wibbles too, I just picked up a 2017 F30, my first BMW, but unfortunately it didn't have the wireless charging package so no WiFi antenna. Part ordered and now gotta figure out how to install it and get CarPlay activated!
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      06-26-2018, 11:19 AM   #107
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Smile CarPlay

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I have a 2017 330D that is not possible to upgrade to CarPlay via the BMW connect drive.

Is there a 3rd party application to enable me to upgrade.

If so, please can someone provide a simple step by step guide to this.

many thanks

Ian
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      06-26-2018, 12:17 PM   #108
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Hi

I have a 2017 330D that is not possible to upgrade to CarPlay via the BMW connect drive.

Is there a 3rd party application to enable me to upgrade.

If so, please can someone provide a simple step by step guide to this.

many thanks

Ian
Ian, this is detailed on this thread.

@wibbles is the man who can get you sorted.

You will need NBT EVO, providing you have this then you are good to go
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      06-26-2018, 01:20 PM   #109
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Hi

I have a 2017 330D that is not possible to upgrade to CarPlay via the BMW connect drive.

Is there a 3rd party application to enable me to upgrade.

If so, please can someone provide a simple step by step guide to this.

many thanks

Ian
Ian,

Simon at Bavarian Coding is the man you need to speak to. His work is second to none and well know with lots of forum members, who will let you know how good he is.

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?i...content_filter
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      06-26-2018, 01:24 PM   #110
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I'm on a Oct 2016 F30 I think with iDrive 4 pro nav? I don't have the tiles so I'm guessing i'd need everything for this? Antenna, mic, idrive update?
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