EVMan
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Online Software Updates available

Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:42 pm

I noticed , u can download some software updates online , using your VIN.
I was thinking these will be the latest one ???

https://www.bmw.com/update
https://www.bmw.com/en/footer/software-updates.html


But , when i downloaded some updates, they looked old , i mean really old. from 2015 ( XML time stamps)
Can some one validate this ?

with one VIN of 2017 , it displayed software with MV. But the car has software with MN, and TN
With other VIN of 2016 , it displayed software MN 002.XXX.XXX , wear as the car has MN 003.XXX.XXX

Are these of any use ? or marketing check mark for updates ?
2016 22KWH Rex ( Lease to Return ) ~ Model 3 Dual Motor, Long Range ( Wait-listed )
2017 33KWH Rex
Solar ToU Plan

EVMan
Posts: 232
Joined: Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:31 pm
Location: USA, CA

Re: Online Software Updates available

Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:45 pm

My Car , does not show Bluetooth connectivity status , unlike other BMWs
Also unlike and other BMW's , and all other cars , , it makes the same alert sound , weather u leave the lights on or the seat-belts.....

I was thinking , these will be fixed eventually...
2016 22KWH Rex ( Lease to Return ) ~ Model 3 Dual Motor, Long Range ( Wait-listed )
2017 33KWH Rex
Solar ToU Plan

jadnashuanh
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Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: Online Software Updates available

Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:25 pm

I think Tesla may be the only company that offers on-line OTA updates for their whole vehicle...BMW's on-line updates only apply to non-critical things associated with the entertainment system (and, on some models, OTA navigation data), at least that I've seen so far.

You can program the i3 to use your phone's calling track, though. I haven't tried that, and don't remember if it's in the idrive menu, but it is a programmable function with the software.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

alohart
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Location: Honolulu, HI

Re: Online Software Updates available

Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:35 pm

BMW hasn't updated these media (MN) or telephone (TN) software downloads in several years. I was able to download media and telephone software that was newer than the installed versions only in 2015.

Updated media and telephone software was included in the July 2016 system software update installed on our 2014 BEV by our BMW dealer. Since that update, the installed media and telephone software has been newer than the downloadable versions.
Aloha,
Art

2014 BMW i3 Arravani Grey, Giga World, Tech + Driving Assist, Parking Assist, DC Fast Charging, JuiceBox EVSE

SStlthy
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Re: Online Software Updates available

Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 pm

My Media version is MN-003.013.001. My Telephone version is TN-003.013.001. It would be interesting if there were a newer version available.
2014 BMW i3 REX

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