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BMW ICOM A2 Diagnostic & Programming For BMW ICOM A2+B+C 2016.07 Engineers Version

BMW ICOM A2+B+C is upgrade of BMW ICOM, ICOM A2 is Second generation of BMW ISTA Diagnose and programming system. Support both new and old BMW vehicles.

BMW ICOM A2:

Software Version : 2016.07

ISTA/D (ISID /DiagnosticISTA-D 3.55.31 ISTA-P 3.59.0.600

VIN: 2016.06.15

BMW ICOM :

1. Support Multi-language: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

2. Hardware Version: ICOM Application-01.40.05

3. Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper

4. Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Function:

* Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols.

* Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.

* Interface C – 20-pin cable for old models.

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Special Features Compared with ICOM :

* The modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.

* To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.

* The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.

FAQ of ICOM A2:

Q1: Is there any diagnostic equipment can do BMW530 DA 2003 ? It is better in French

A1: Try to use the BMW ICOM A2

Q2: Does the BMW ICOM A2 have the installation manual?

A2: Inset the hard disk into the computer and input password BMW, you’ll find the installation manual.

Q3: BMW ICOM A2 (SP168-B) can do the BMW old car before 2000?

A3: You can do the old BMW car, if the car can not be done, then try for a few more cars

Q4: 2013 New BMW ICOM A2 + B + C Diagnostic & Programming Tool (SP168-B) can be programmed to control template EGS?

A4: Yes The entire vehicle control unit can be programmed


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BMW ICOM A2 ICOM NEXT ISTA-D Unregistered Problem Solution

BMW ICOM NEXT is the Latest Generation Diagnostic Head For BMW, for MINI, for Rolls-Royce for BMW-Model.
This tool Can Replace for BMW ICOM A2, including all function of ICOM A2. This is the best diagnostic and programming tools for BMW Serial cars.

Recently, most of the customers meet problem to use BMW ICOM software , get error “Unregistered” shown as below. Message reads ” This application needs a valid key to start, please paste your serial number below. You may contact us at …… for details.

The problem like the picture below:

If you meet this problem, The only thing you need to do is run the “ID.reg” file so it will add some info to the registry. After this, ISTA/D should work fine!

Get the file from here, unpack it and double click it.

https://mega.nz/#!BIJhSYAa!v2JnLQmfTAjPxse7ElkG_2dfHZSl2JyCTfSBBw6OngQ

Test results:

Working on get it running, installed it >15 times with different versions or VM / physical and this file was all what was missing. It is good working now!

Product Feedback:
1. Took BMW ICOM Next from this seller: take boldly, delivery china-latvia 21.12 ordered, 27.12 received. I did not expect such a jump for the new year, i waited in the new year, and here such a surprise! Nice! I took a set of hdd and icom a + b + c without wifi, packed neatly in bubble film. Icom b has not yet checked, BMW ICOM A and c tested on three machines: e53, e70 and e90, icom a and c works without problems, so i’m quite happy. Who does not have the opportunity or just laziness to look for software or who is not sure that he will be able to run all this-i recommend taking a kit with hdd, the difference in the price of about 60 eur, disk for 500 gb with all the necessary programs, utilities, instructions. software in several languages, how to switch languages-everything is in pdf and video clips. Includes utilities and step-by-step description of how icom connect with ista, how to update icom and firmware to it and bonus several more software bmw. So in general, the purchase is satisfied, the seller recommend.

2. Connects very well with BMW ICOM Software Ista + works well! Thank you

3. Feels solid and works as supposed to! Very quick shipping. Strongly recommend

4. You can buy boldly! The goods are quality, fully consistent with the description. Installed ista d and ista p programs, checked in, everything is fine! Thank you very much to the seller!

5. Seller ships device one week after I make payment. Device working, the price matches the quality


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Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2 with Latest Software

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2 with Latest Software

1.BMW ICOM A2 Hardware Version: V2018.03
2.Support Vehicles: BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming
4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software
5. NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC Ready to Use

This is the package offer for BMW ICOM A2+B+C for with 2018.03V Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC, buy them together, save you a lot.Our engineer can install and test ok for you to use.

Compatible with BMW ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM Next and ICOM PRO+A3

Software Version : V2018.03

ISTA – D: V4.09.13,with SDP data V4.09.13
ISTA – P: V3.63.02.001 can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2017.12.01

Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2018.03
BMW KSD: 03.2018 Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA5.00, NCS3.5.1, WinKFP5.2.3, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 63.2), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

1. Support Multi-language: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
2. Software Version: Newest V2018.03
3. Support Vehicles: For BMW Cars, For BMW Motorcycle, For Rolls-Royce, For Mini Cooper
4. Support for BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

Support Model:
It is recommended to use Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.

EVG7 DL46 Specification:

Mark : EVG7

Model : DL46

Processor : Intel Celeron 1037(Dual – 1.8Ghz/L3 2M)

DDR : The biggest support memory : 4GB

HDD : 500 GB SATA HDD.
LCD : 10.4 Inch The resolution of the 1024×768

Graphics : touchscreen widescreen LED backlight, the core graphics Intel HD Graphics

Speakers : Built-in Speakers

Wireless : 802.11b/g/n

LAN : The built-in 10-100M card

Bluetooth : BT2.0 , 4.0

USB : USB3.0 / Mini USB / 2 x USB2.0

Card Reader : TF Card Reader

Other Interface : VGA Voice Input / The Sound Output / DC Power Jack / Parallel LPT Port I/O VGA Output

Battery Type : 9 The core of lithium batteries 10.08V 6600 mAh

Power Adapter : 110V-240V The adaptive communication power supply

Battery Life : The specific time depending on the use environment

Specifications : 270×180×60 mm

weight : 1911g (with battery)

Certificates : CE / FCC / RoH


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BMW ICOM Next vs BMW ICOM A2 ,which better ?

BMW ICOM Next A+B+C and ICOM A2 are two popular Diagnostic and Programming Tool for BMW,MINI,Rolls-Royce BMW-Models.Then Buy BMW ICOM Next or buy BMW ICOM A,which one better ? Today, BUYOBDII.com blog will share a comparison between BMW ICOM Next and BMW ICOM A2 +B+C to help customers better pick up right tools.

About BMW ICOM Next

2017 BMW ICOM Next is the latest generation diagnostic head for MW,MINI,Rolls-Royce BMW-Model,which also was the updated version of ICOM A2,inherited all features of BMW ICOM A2,but at the same time,also made some changes and added new features,see striking features below

1. Gbit workshop LAN,backwards compatible
2. Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD(cars do not yet supportthis and interface not yet defined,ICOM Next hardware adaptation will be necessary for future Gbit car interface,will cause adaptation costs)
3. Faster start-up times and high throughput
4. Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
5. Improved handling
6. More flexible OBD cable
7. Lighted button for logs etc

About New BMW ICOM A2

BMW ICOM A2 Supports BMW and MINI vehicles from old to latest 2015 and currently,BMW ICOM A2 is the best BMW ICOM.

BMW ICOM Next vs BMW ICOM A2

The Same

1.For BMW Models.
2.Multi-Languages Supported.
3.work with same software ISTA-D ISTA-P for the same BMW Vehicles.
4.great performance and affordable price.

The Different

1. Different Outlook Design

As we have seen above, the ICOM Next with new look,it is with black and white color.

2.Hardware and function : These two BMW tools shared same software,yet,different firmware adaption. BMW ICOM Next A with better PCB board.

3.BMW ICOM NEXT A +B + C is the improved version of BMW ICOM A2,Functionally compatible to ICOM A2,but with more stable during programming and faster start-up times and high throughput.

4.Connection methods : BMW ICOM NEXT Diagnostic interface cant support wireless,it is only USB connection way,while the ICOM A2 supports wifi,the package contains a wifi adapter.

5. ICOM A2 With HDD,yet,the BMW ICOM Next didnt come with. So, for BMW ICOM Users,you need to install software separatly.

So,if you are looking for a BMW ICOM with WIFI connection and HDD with installed software,then buy BMW ICOM A2 will be your choice, it is the best ICOM with WIFI function. Otherwise,i will recommend you buy BMW ICOM Next, after all,it is the newest geneartion with all features of ICOM A2,yet,at the same time,it made some improvments and will give you a better experience and the price is cheap affordable too.


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BMW ICOM Next Diagnostic Tool Review

Here, I’m perfectly aware what ICOM Next is and I have it.

Icom next runs a gigabyte lan port. So if router and laptop also running gigabyte ports you increase speed, that’s only if the car and software allow it.

Also the Icom next is faster for G series cars which I suspect also have gigabyte Ethernet bus.

Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

Note that ICOM Next B is different from ICOM B. And ICOM Next A does not work with ICOM B on full speed.

For BMW G series:

Interface = ICOM

ISTA-D=Diagnostic software

ISTA-P = Coding Software

ISTA-P= Programming (Flashing) Software

BMW G series coding:

Unlike E/F series, all Diagnosis and Coding on G series cannot be done with a cheap ENET Cable or K+DCAN cable.

BMW ICOM is the only option for G series.

BMW G series programming:

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you must have ISTA/P for G-Series cars

Note that for F-Series Programming, you will need an ENET Cable, but for E/G-Series Programming, you can use an ICOM emulator.


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How to Using BMW ICOM A2+b+c to program BMW F-Series chassis models

Using BMW ICOM A2+b+c to program BMW F-Series chassis models

* Programming Control Unit

* Set Code Control unit

Control unit measures can be selected as follows:

* Click on the control unit under the tab “Control Unit Tree”

* Under the “TAB Edit Control unit”, either by direct selection or by clicking on the control unit.

Menu “Programming”

To execute the vehicle programming/setting code, do the following:

* Use ista/p to read vehicle data.

After you create a new dialog, display the tips for “dialog preparation”

* Follow the tips, record when necessary, confirm button “OK”

Show the dialog box “whether the control unit has been replaced”

* Confirm button “No”, exceptions see “replace (update) control unit”

Establish a connection with the vehicle:

The vehicle details are displayed after the specified associated environment has been successfully identified. Displayed under Menu “Programming”.

1 Menu “Programming”

2 Integration Level (actual), showing the vehicle’s current integration level

3 Open code status, used in vehicles or necessary opening code status

4 progress bar, showing the process of determining the action plan

5 final processing, showing ProgMan or ista/p version, through which the vehicle is finally processed.

6 Integration Level (factory), showing the integration level of vehicle production

7 Tab “Vehicle Details”


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BMW ICOM A2+B+C WIFI Setting

BMW ICOM A2+B+C diagnostic & programming tool wifi settings maybe a obstacle to some users, this post is on how to set the WIFI on BMW ICOM, hope it helps.

STEP1: ensure your ICOM A2 has a WIFI card
Browse 169.254.92.38/60080
user: root
pass: NZY11502

Do a self-test, then got the test result, the WIFI function must be OK

STEP2: Browse 169.254.92.38/58000 set the WIFI, ( the UOBD2 BMW ICOM a2 WIFI version no need setting)
a . Set the mode to ISPI-NEXT

b. SET WLAN , SSID name ISPI-NEXT PASS:12345678 save

After the setting on ICOM is done , let’s make computer setting, suggest buy the a USB WIFI card , then set it to AP mode

Set same SSID name as ICOM; ISPI-NEXT

And choose WSP2 method , enter same password :12345678

Then OK, unplug ICOM LAN cable, restart ICOM waiting it connect to laptop WIFI!

Then start ISTA/D make diagnostic. Enjoy!


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Article publié depuis Overblog

In summary,
It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys / PSdZData for F-Series.
All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F-Series.

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming, you will need an BMW ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

For Exx- Series:
Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = SP-Daten
NCS Expert = Coding Software
WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software
EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

For Fxx- / Ixx- / Gxx-Series, Mini, & Rolls-Royce:
Interface = ENET Cable (OBDII to RJ45 Ethernet) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = PSdZData
E-Sys = Coding Software
E-Sys = Programming (Flashing) Software

About: BMW ICOM
ICOM A (also ICOM A2, ICOM A3, ICOM Next A): main interface
ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles
ISTA+ (AKA Rheingold or ISTA-D)
DIAGNOSTICS for All Vehicles
PROGRAMMING for F/I/G/RR & MINI, but requires an ICOM
ISTA-P
PROGRAMMING traditionally for all chassis, but is being phased out by August 2017, except for legacy E-series.
Replacement ECU’s must be NEW

YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM

-> much faster in BMW F and G series ..
-> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

ICOM NEXT A vs ICOM A2

-> more stable during programming
-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars
-> faster start-up times and high throughput
-> through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
-> improved handling
-> more flexible OBD cable
-> lighted button for logs

ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3

Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older BMW ICOM A+B+C.

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system, and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.


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BMW ICOM A2 ICOM NEXT ISTA-D Unregistered Problem Solution

BMW ICOM NEXT is the Latest Generation Diagnostic Head For BMW, for MINI, for Rolls-Royce for BMW-Model.
This tool Can Replace for BMW ICOM A2, including all function of ICOM A2. This is the best diagnostic and programming tools for BMW Serial cars.

Recently, most of the customers meet problem to use BMW ICOM software , get error “Unregistered” shown as below. Message reads ” This application needs a valid key to start, please paste your serial number below. You may contact us at …… for details.

The problem like the picture below:
14.1

If you meet this problem, The only thing you need to do is run the “ID.reg” file so it will add some info to the registry. After this, ISTA/D should work fine!

Get the file from here, unpack it and double click it.

https://mega.nz/#!BIJhSYAa!v2JnLQmfTAjPxse7ElkG_2dfHZSl2JyCTfSBBw6OngQ

Test results:

Working on get it running, installed it >15 times with different versions or VM / physical and this file was all what was missing. It is good working now!

Product Feedback:
1. Took BMW ICOM Next from this seller: take boldly, delivery china-latvia 21.12 ordered, 27.12 received. I did not expect such a jump for the new year, i waited in the new year, and here such a surprise! Nice! I took a set of hdd and icom a + b + c without wifi, packed neatly in bubble film. Icom b has not yet checked, BMW ICOM A and c tested on three machines: e53, e70 and e90, icom a and c works without problems, so i’m quite happy. Who does not have the opportunity or just laziness to look for software or who is not sure that he will be able to run all this-i recommend taking a kit with hdd, the difference in the price of about 60 eur, disk for 500 gb with all the necessary programs, utilities, instructions. software in several languages, how to switch languages-everything is in pdf and video clips. Includes utilities and step-by-step description of how icom connect with ista, how to update icom and firmware to it and bonus several more software bmw. So in general, the purchase is satisfied, the seller recommend.

2. Connects very well with BMW ICOM Software Ista + works well! Thank you

3. Feels solid and works as supposed to! Very quick shipping. Strongly recommend

4. You can buy boldly! The goods are quality, fully consistent with the description. Installed ista d and ista p programs, checked in, everything is fine! Thank you very much to the seller!

5. Seller ships device one week after I make payment. Device working, the price matches the quality


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How to Restore 2018.12V BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C New Generation OF BMW ICOM A2 A3?

This post will show an customer’s solution to BMW ICOM Next restore when you has red LEDs turn on issue when running firmware upgrade. In order to solve your problem, please check the following steps:

Note: DO NOT UNPLUG the BMW ICOM Next emulator from the OBD II jack after an update via ISTA, a web interface or an emergency software update.

The ICOM Next starts with flashing green SYSTEM {LED}s. After about 10 seconds it shows red {LED}s for about 2 minutes. After this, the ICOM Next reboots due to a firmware update.

If the ICOM Next {LED}s remain red for more than 10 minutes, or if the ICOM Next is unplugged directly after an update, please carry out the following procedure:

1.Please ensure that ALL of the following prerequisites are satisfied:

1.1. You require a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 flash drive. USB 1.x flash drives are not supported.

1.2. The USB flash drive must be formatted with a FAT32 file system.

1.3. A minimum of 60 MByte free space is required on the USB flash drive.

2.Navigate to “C:\ProgramData\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ICOMNext\ICOM-Image-03-14-08”.

ProgramData folder is hidden by default. In that case, you have two options in order to access the file or the folder:

– change the settings directly in the Windows Explorer (“Tools => Folder Options => View => Show hidden files, folders or drives”)

– or enter the whole path into the Windows Explorer’s address bar and press enter.

3.Copy “{ICOM_Next-rootfs-010002.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the USB flash drive.

4.Copy “{ICOM_Next-app-010008.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the USB flash drive.

5.Disconnect the ICOM Next from the power supply.

6.Plug the USB flash drive into the ICOM NEXT.

7.Press and hold the button pressed on the BWM ICOM Next and connect the ICOM NEXT to the OBD II jack of a vehicle.

8.Keep the button pressed. The ICOM NEXT starts with all LEDs glowing red. The {LED}s stay red; some may flicker orange/yellow. Keep the button pressed.

9.Keep the button pressed. After about 4 seconds, all {LED}s turn orange/yellow. All {LED}s now glow in the same colour.

10. Release the button and then press it three times within five seconds. The {LED}s glow or flash red and orange/yellow again.

11. Wait: This procedure may take several minutes. Do not disconnect the ICOM NEXT as long as any {LED} glows red.

12.After about 5 minutes the SYSTEM {LED} turns green again. The ICOM NEXT has been updated and is ready for use.

IMPORTANT: When the software update is complete, the ICOM NEXT needs to be connected to the dealer’s network in order to be reconfigured.

All previous settings are lost during the update. If there is a “user.settings” file on the USB flash drive, it will be applied after the firmware update.