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Old 06-18-2012, 06:32 PM
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How to upgrade your DVD Navigation Firmware

This applies only to US/Canada North America DVD Trunk-Loading Navigation Unit.

Disclaimer: Use this instruction at YOUR OWN RISK. I will not accept responsibility or liability for any damages to your car.

Here are a few improvements of the latest V32 firmware:
  • Reading dual layer DVDs
  • Loading voice files (male or female)
  • Fix: Navigation system is inoperative after arrival at destination
  • Fix: Incorrect address book
  • ...

Step 1: Use the secret iDrive menu to determine what's your NAV version. Here's how:
  • Press the iDrive knob down for at least 10 seconds
  • Turn the knob 3 clicks clockwise
  • Turn the knob 3 clicks counterclockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click clockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click counterclockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click clockwise
  • Press the knob down firmly and release
  • Select "MOST Devices".
  • Scroll down and select "Navigation".
  • Scroll down a few pages until "Software Version" is displayed.

If version is 8.4.4 hex, then your system is NAVI02 which already had the latest firmware. Nothing needs to be done. Skip the rest.

If version is 9.x.x hex, but not 9.8.2 hex, then your system is NAVI03. Proceed to the next step.

E65, E66 NAVI01 (CD-drive): later version is 7.3.2 (not applicable here)
E65, E66 NAVI02 (DVD-drive): latest version is 8.4.4 hex
E65, E66 NAVI03 (DVD-drive): latest version is 9.8.2 hex

Step 2: Download the latest firmware V32

https://www.rapidshare.com/files/67875757/v32_usa.bin
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/1460690572/v32_usa.cue
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/3919791712/v32_usa.toc

Note that V32 is the latest released firmware from BMW.
BMW engineers stopped producing upgrade for E65/E66 after 03/2008.
There are many other versions V32.1 or V32.2 floating around on the net.
They are customized firmware, not the genuine BMW released firmware.

Alternatively, you can buy this firmware CD from the dealer.
This is the product number: P/N 01 59 0 141 891 index "y"


Step 3: Burn firmware (cue or bin) to a CD (or DVD)

You will need a single blank CD-R 700MB, not CD-RW.
Specified write speed 48x or 52x is not really important.
Verbatim and Memorex are reliable brands.
Other brands such as Maxell, Imation, TDK, or Sony are just fine.

For Windows users, you can use Nero Burning or freeware such are ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/).

For Mac users, you can user Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html).

Burn at the lowest speed 1x to 4x if possible.
Always verify the image to make sure the burn was good.

Step 4: Install the firmware

This is the official instructions from BMW SI B65 21 02:
  • Insert the key fob into Ready state. Do not start the car.
  • Enter the navigation menu.
  • Remove the road map DVD.
  • Insert the navigation operating software CD V32 into the navigation unit.
  • Select "Yes" with the controller to install the software.
  • The software will then load in two steps, taking approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Do not touch the iDrive while the software is loading.
  • When the installation is finished, the CD will be ejected. The message "Installation Successful, Remove Software loading CD and press OK" will appear. At this point, select "OK" with the controller.
  • The navigation system will then "Reinitialize".
  • When prompted, insert the road map DVD.
  • Make sure the battery is sufficiently charged. DO NOT SWITCH OFF THE IGNITION DURING UPDATE PROGRESS, otherwise you'll kill your navi.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:23 PM
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Does the look/ui change?

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Old 06-19-2012, 04:39 AM
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There might be a few changes but not noticeable.
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Does this erase your stored locations / address book?

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Are the 3 files you posted above all separate sources from which to get them from or are they all needed? I might try this.

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Old 06-19-2012, 07:34 PM
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Does this erase your stored locations / address book?

thanks,

gary
It didn't erase anything on mine. No guarantee on your system though!

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Are the 3 files you posted above all separate sources from which to get them from or are they all needed? I might try this.

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All files came from the same source. Technically you only need the cue and bin files.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:00 AM
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You are the man bro, thanks for the info. Now I can't wait to give this a shot
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:51 PM
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Hi There, Could you please help me in upgrading my E66 firmware but I am in Australia. Appreciate for your favorable response.

Quote:
Originally Posted by hd750Li View Post
This applies only to US/Canada North America DVD Trunk-Loading Navigation Unit.

Disclaimer: Use this instruction at YOUR OWN RISK. I will not accept responsibility or liability for any damages to your car.

Here are a few improvements of the latest V32 firmware:
  • Reading dual layer DVDs
  • Loading voice files (male or female)
  • Fix: Navigation system is inoperative after arrival at destination
  • Fix: Incorrect address book
  • ...

Step 1: Use the secret iDrive menu to determine what's your NAV version. Here's how:
  • Press the iDrive knob down for at least 10 seconds
  • Turn the knob 3 clicks clockwise
  • Turn the knob 3 clicks counterclockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click clockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click counterclockwise
  • Turn the knob 1 click clockwise
  • Press the knob down firmly and release
  • Select "MOST Devices".
  • Scroll down and select "Navigation".
  • Scroll down a few pages until "Software Version" is displayed.

If version is 8.4.4 hex, then your system is NAVI02 which already had the latest firmware. Nothing needs to be done. Skip the rest.

If version is 9.x.x hex, but not 9.8.2 hex, then your system is NAVI03. Proceed to the next step.

E65, E66 NAVI01 (CD-drive): later version is 7.3.2 (not applicable here)
E65, E66 NAVI02 (DVD-drive): latest version is 8.4.4 hex
E65, E66 NAVI03 (DVD-drive): latest version is 9.8.2 hex

Step 2: Download the latest firmware V32

https://www.rapidshare.com/files/67875757/v32_usa.bin
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/1460690572/v32_usa.cue
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/3919791712/v32_usa.toc

Note that V32 is the latest released firmware from BMW.
BMW engineers stopped producing upgrade for E65/E66 after 03/2008.
There are many other versions V32.1 or V32.2 floating around on the net.
They are customized firmware, not the genuine BMW released firmware.

Alternatively, you can buy this firmware CD from the dealer.
This is the product number: P/N 01 59 0 141 891 index "y"


Step 3: Burn firmware (cue or bin) to a CD (or DVD)

You will need a single blank CD-R 700MB, not CD-RW.
Specified write speed 48x or 52x is not really important.
Verbatim and Memorex are reliable brands.
Other brands such as Maxell, Imation, TDK, or Sony are just fine.

For Windows users, you can use Nero Burning or freeware such are ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com/).

For Mac users, you can user Burn (http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html).

Burn at the lowest speed 1x to 4x if possible.
Always verify the image to make sure the burn was good.

Step 4: Install the firmware

This is the official instructions from BMW SI B65 21 02:
  • Insert the key fob into Ready state. Do not start the car.
  • Enter the navigation menu.
  • Remove the road map DVD.
  • Insert the navigation operating software CD V32 into the navigation unit.
  • Select "Yes" with the controller to install the software.
  • The software will then load in two steps, taking approximately 10-15 minutes.
  • Do not touch the iDrive while the software is loading.
  • When the installation is finished, the CD will be ejected. The message "Installation Successful, Remove Software loading CD and press OK" will appear. At this point, select "OK" with the controller.
  • The navigation system will then "Reinitialize".
  • When prompted, insert the road map DVD.
  • Make sure the battery is sufficiently charged. DO NOT SWITCH OFF THE IGNITION DURING UPDATE PROGRESS, otherwise you'll kill your navi.
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:13 AM
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The firmware upgrade is only applicable to US/Canadian models, not Australian model.

Mod, can you please sticky this post?
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:04 AM
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Trying to acquire this file to update a friends NAV. But the download is slow as frack! And won't complete. I created a free account but there is still no way to download the file directly to my PC??? Suggestions?

***EDIT*** Nevermind, found my old copy.

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This might be another source for the files.

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This might be another source for the files.
WTF is this? spammer?
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:31 PM
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WTF is this? spammer?
Sorry, I had a link from another post on here in my clipboard. I've updated the link.

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Old 09-19-2012, 08:12 PM
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I am from Australia & have 2006 E66.

I want to upgrade the Firmware and need help in this process.

anybody knows how to upgrade the Firmware and any link to down load the file/s.

Appreciate for the help..
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:15 PM
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Just download the Firmware from below links

https://www.rapidshare.com/files/67875757/v32_usa.bin
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/1460690572/v32_usa.cue
https://www.rapidshare.com/files/3919791712/v32_usa.toc


Then Burn it with with ImagBurn software

after that put the Cd in you navigation drive and it will update your OS

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I am from Australia & have 2006 E66.

I want to upgrade the Firmware and need help in this process.

anybody knows how to upgrade the Firmware and any link to down load the file/s.

Appreciate for the help..
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:55 AM
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I have the original 2002 e65 with the CD drive. When you wrote "E65, E66 NAVI01 (CD-drive): later version is 7.3.2 (not applicable here)" does that mean this won't work for me?

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No, it will NOT work! This is for DVD navigation system only.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:20 AM
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As i know all Os can updade any nav room dvd or cd i am using this os even the old mk3 cd drive without any issue

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i got question...my 02 e65 didn't come with any navigation disc...even though its 02 it got dvd navigation instead of cd navigation...

so if i follow steps on this thread,will my navigation finally work??? or is this just to update current navigation if you already have oem disc from bmw???

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i got question...my 02 e65 didn't come with any navigation disc...even though its 02 it got dvd navigation instead of cd navigation...

so if i follow steps on this thread,will my navigation finally work??? or is this just to update current navigation if you already have oem disc from bmw???

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This is not a map disc. If you don't have a map disc, your navigation won't work. This is firmware, which has to do with how the unit uses and interprets the data on the map disc.

If your navigation screen says to insert a map disc, that should be all you need. If someone retro-fitted a DVD unit and didn't configure it, then there's a lot more work to be done.
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This is not a map disc. If you don't have a map disc, your navigation won't work. This is firmware, which has to do with how the unit uses and interprets the data on the map disc.

If your navigation screen says to insert a map disc, that should be all you need. If someone retro-fitted a DVD unit and didn't configure it, then there's a lot more work to be done.
thanks bro....i guess i either get one of off ebay or dealer
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Old 10-27-2012, 01:59 PM
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No, it will NOT work! This is for DVD navigation system only.
I recently purchased my 745Li and did not test the navigation during purchase. It does not appear to be working.

I figured I would pose this question to you sir, since you seem to be very knowledgeable.

I've located the correct CD through the dealership. When I insert it into the DVD navigation system in the trunk, and then attempt to use the navigation through iDrive, I receive a "No CD is inserted..."

The DVD navigation system is ON and I can hear the disc spinning in the drive. Where should I begin for troubleshooting? Would an update like this possibly help the problem if it's deemed an update is applicable?

Any thoughts or recomendations you might have are greatly appreciated.

thx,

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I'm confused....What is exactly your navigation system - DVD or CD? In your post...you mentioned about obtaining CD...but then you said inserting to a DVD drive.

I hope you realize that those aren't exactly the same right?
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