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11F10 04-24-2012 10:16 PM

BMW Office on Galaxy Nexus (Partially Working)
 
Hi Folks,

I have a 2011 528 and have an android phone. I was quite intrigued with the BMW Office functionality but I was disappointed that there was no good support across all the major US Telcos for android phones. As you are probably aware BMW Office requires Bluetooth MAP profile and most phones do not include this, there seemed to be no possibilities of non-BB users using the Office functionality.

I am happy to report that the developers at XDA have cracked this and included the Bluetooth MAP profile in the Cyanogenmod 9 nightly ROM!!

With this ROM I have been able to pair my phone to the car to display and have the car read SMS messages. I did not have much luck with email even though iDrive shows me options related to email. I suspect my email does not show up due to some security issues. with our Exchange email. However I need to research this further.

In order to get the BT MAP profile and at the very least get the SMS messages working, here are the steps I followed.

Please Note;

1) Full credit goes to XDA developers and their awesomeness in resolving this
2) I am not responsible for anything bad happening to your phone or car if you follow this procedure. In other words, You do this on your own risk!!
3) I am only listing the steps I followed to make fellow BMW drivers aware of this possibility.

Now,
If you have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone,
you can install CM9-nightly "update-cm-9-20120423-NIGHTLY-maguro-signed.zip" available at http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?dev...o&type=nightly

If you do not have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone (like I did until yesterday) here are the steps:

In short,
1) You need to root your phone and install a custom recovery

2) Install CM9-nightly "update-cm-9-20120423-NIGHTLY-maguro-signed.zip" available at http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?dev...o&type=nightly

In detail,

1) Download GNex Toolkit from XDA at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1392310 . This is like a swiss army knife to do a lot of stuff with your phone.

2) Backup your phone with a method of your choice.

3) Use GNEX Toolkit and instructions at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1392310 to
-Unlock Bootloader
-Root your phone
-Flash CWM Recovery

4) download Cyanogenmod 9 nightly release update-cm-9-20120423-NIGHTLY-maguro-signed.zip from http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?dev...o&type=nightly

5) Install CM9 nightly on your phone. I followed instructions at http://www.theandroidsoul.com/instal...us-unofficial/

6) Reboot your phone



After your install is complete, pair your phone with the car.

1st note: I could not explicitly find an option in the BT profile on either phone or iDrive to enable MAP profile. However, after pairing the phone, under Telephone Menu in iDrive, the screen showed what profiles were available (Telephone & Audio). In Office Menu in iDrive, under messages there is now a new filter with an option to show only Text Messages or Service Messages (directions I sent from Google Maps). When I moved the iDrive controller to far-right side, I had options to download emails!!

2nd note: The whole experience is not as intuitive as I would have preferred but important thing to note is the text messages are now working. All you can see is a spinning wheel in the nav so I could not really tell, whether the car was trying to read messages or just downloading my Phone Book.

3rd note: In case you dont see text messages show up on receipt in your phone the first time, please pair your phone once again. I have had to do it only once since I had just flashed a custom ROM on my phone for the first time.


What works,

1) SMS messages show up in nav display in car.
2) Car can read the SMS messages to you
3) You can call the sender directly from this menu itself

Unintended bonus,
1) With this ROM, now under telephone, Conference facility is available. This is not available under the standard Google ROM that comes with the phone and is also noted thus on BMW site.

What does not work,

1) Emails may work but they are not working for me. I suspect some security credentials our administrator installs on phone to block this. However I am not sure. Kindly let me know if any of you have better luck than me.

2) Calendar, Tasks and Notes do not work yet as I have just learnt that these do not use MAP profile to sync with the car but another BT profile called SyncML. So the quest for this functionality continues!

Enjoy!

volfman 04-24-2012 10:40 PM

I am going to try this and let you know what happens. I shouldn't have any email security issues so we'll see if it works for standard gmail accounts.

Phone's already rooted, so i guess now's a good a time as any to try CM9 :)

snj1013 04-25-2012 03:27 AM

My Sprint Evo 3d displays text messages with the stock ROM, not rooted.

Needsdecaf 04-25-2012 03:55 AM

Hmmm, makes me wish I still had an Android phone...until I fire up the My BMW Remote app. Ahhhh.

nyranger74 04-25-2012 05:13 AM

I have an HTC Vivid and I get Texts and Emails

Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Bimmer App

Mobileum 04-25-2012 05:18 AM

Just bought the new HTC One X. MAP is there by default, and work out of the box. Though no calendar, mail and tasks as in Blackberry, but SMS works well. When I used the BB, I had to install a 3rd party program to get calendar, tasks and mail, so hopefully we will have such a program for Android too

nyranger74 04-25-2012 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mobileum (Post 6793456)
Just bought the new HTC One X. MAP is there by default, and work out of the box. Though no calendar, mail and tasks as in Blackberry, but SMS works well. When I used the BB, I had to install a 3rd party program to get calendar, tasks and mail, so hopefully we will have such a program for Android too

Do you get emails with the One X?

Mobileum 04-25-2012 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyranger74 (Post 6793735)
Do you get emails with the One X?

As said above: No

wdimagineer 04-25-2012 08:44 AM

Mobileum - do contact pictures work for you? I ordered a One X imported from Europe here in the US but could not get this to work, so I returned it. Other HTC phones support it.

Same question to the OP. I have an unlocked Galaxy Nexus I bought for a client and have been goofing around with. I'm very familiar with Cyanogenmod in general as I've ran it on all my phones.

I really want this feature (for whatever reason).

volfman 04-25-2012 09:17 AM

Just tested it this morning. SMS does work with CM7. However, the Gmail account emails do not show up.

I'm going to try adding my email account to the default Email app on the phone and see if those show up.

wdimagineer 04-25-2012 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by volfman (Post 6793898)
Just tested it this morning. SMS does work with CM7. However, the Gmail account emails do not show up.

I'm going to try adding my email account to the default Email app on the phone and see if those show up.

This is a known limitation. Only the native E-mail client can work with MAP.

11F10 04-25-2012 11:24 AM

@wdimagineer My contact pictures do not show up.

volfman 04-25-2012 11:26 AM

Tested with CM9 native Email app - the emails show up, but it only shows the from,to and subject. No body text is shown or read out loud.

11F10 04-25-2012 11:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyranger74 (Post 6793450)
I have an HTC Vivid and I get Texts and Emails

Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Bimmer App

Thats interesting! HTC does not show that this phone has MAP profile. I wonder what its using.


The device supports the following Bluetooth Profiles:

HSP (headset profile)
HFP 1.5 (handsfree profile)
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution profile)
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote control Profile)
OPP (object push profile)
PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
FTP (File transfer profile) server only

http://www.htc.com/us/support/htc-vi...qtype=gtpmuchb

volfman 04-25-2012 05:11 PM

Was anyone able to share a google maps location via bluetooth to the navi? I can do a share from google maps and choose bluetooth, but then the Car was not showing up as a bluetooth device even though the phone was paired.

I was streaming audio at the time, so I'm not sure if that could prevent it.

Art234 09-25-2012 06:08 AM

Sorry to resurrect another old thread, but I thought it better than starting a new one. I just got the 4.1 update (Jellybean) for my Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, and it does not apparently support email or text-no new menus on the Office function. It was my information that it would be supported, but that is not the case.

The Nexus is my work phone, the iPhone 4s with iOS 6 is my personal one....I just deleted and re paired the iPhone, so we will see how that works, but it apparently has issues too.

Mobileum 09-25-2012 10:41 AM

@Art234

You know you can have both phone connected to your car simultaneously. One as "Telephone" and the other as "Additional Phone". When you get a call, it will show you which phone the call is coming from. You can switch between the phones in a split second if you program a softkey in your car. Then you can decide which phone to be used for an outgoing call.

pixelfreak0410 02-10-2013 01:42 PM

Does somebody found a way to show up emails from a ms exchange account in I-Drive. I also got only sms show up with cm9.

Carlos1117 02-10-2013 01:49 PM

Would be interested as well.


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