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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:45 AM
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New software update?

I try this every so often, just thinking that some magical update will come along that's really cool. To my surprise, last night driving back home there was an update!!

Anyone know what this fixes / introduces new?

I'll try to upload pictures ...

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:46 AM
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:48 AM
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:19 AM
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I try this every so often, just thinking that some magical update will come along that's really cool. To my surprise, last night driving back home there was an update!!

Anyone know what this fixes / introduces new?

I'll try to upload pictures ...

J
Did you get a message on your display in front of you that said you got a software update? Or do you have to go to messages to find out?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:27 AM
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How 'bout you update and let us know.

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I try this every so often, just thinking that some magical update will come along that's really cool. To my surprise, last night driving back home there was an update!!

Anyone know what this fixes / introduces new?

I'll try to upload pictures ...

J
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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According to BMW, these are the changes:

Software update (MX-3.5.4, TX-3.5.4)

Content
  • Office: Improved support for email messages.
  • Telephone: Improved USB connectivity for iPhones with iOS 5. Improved connection setup with certain phones. Display and stability with calls ongoing improved with certain phones. Improved Bluetooth connectivity with HTC phones. Improved phone book sorting on Android phones in Japan.
  • Multimedia: Improved display of additional alum and track information. Better connectivity for Bluetooth audio devices.
  • Improved functionality, BMW TeleServices, BMW Online and Internet on iPhones with iOS 5.
The software update improves the compatibility of the following devices:

Multimedia
  • All USB devices
  • Apple: iPod touch, iPhone
  • Archos: 3 Vision
  • Creative: MuVo V100
  • Iriver: E100
  • Palm: Pre
  • Sony Ericsson: C905
  • Symbian Foundation: S60
  • Yari: U200
Phone
  • Apple: iPhone (iOS 5)
  • Au: IS03
  • RIM: Blackberry Pearl (OS 6.x)
  • DoCoMo: Galaxy S SC-02B, NEC MEDIUS N-04C, Samsung Galaxy S II SC-02C, Sharp Aquos Phone SH-12C, Xperia Acro SO-02C, Xperia Arc SO-01C
  • HTC: Sensation
  • Nokia: C7, N8, X7
  • Verizon Wireless: ZTE F450
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:30 PM
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P.S. I was originally confused by the photos until I realized that in some areas of the world, updates are apparently available over the air. However, in the U.S. they appear to be only doable via a USB thumb drive.

I just did the upgrade with a USB thumb drive and it worked fine.

The upgrade is available here:

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:40 PM
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This is great! Thanks for the post guys, I will update tomorrow!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:52 AM
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Thanks for the information- going to do the upgrade tonight as well. My iPhone connects via the USB, so I am looking forward o seeing if it will be a bit less quirky at times.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:37 AM
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Need a little help here. I downloaded the update to my USB device and tried to do the update. I plugged my USB into the port in the glovebox and the center console. In both cases the drive wasn't recognized. After reading the info on doing an update, it says you need an audio interface. I think I have that, but I'm not sure. Or, maybe i'm doing something wrong? Any suggestions?
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Old 03-01-2012, 12:55 PM
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The software update can only be done from the center console USB port, I believe.
If the file is not being recognized, try verifying the format of the USB drive. I don't believe that BMW supports NTFS -- it has to be FAT (FAT32 might work also).
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:24 PM
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Is this suppose to be a recent update? I downloaded it but it has the same version that I downloaded a couple months ago.
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Old 03-01-2012, 02:51 PM
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Is this suppose to be a recent update? I downloaded it but it has the same version that I downloaded a couple months ago.
It's new for me, but my X3 is almost one year old now.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:54 PM
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Is this suppose to be a recent update? I downloaded it but it has the same version that I downloaded a couple months ago.
Agreed. This update has been available since the beginning of January -- not exactly breaking news.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:21 PM
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i entered in my last 7 digits of the vin code and all i see is a wheel spinning and thinking but never any message saying pass or fail. I dont have the complete tech package but i do have the idrive and aux audio input...

any ideas?
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:07 PM
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i entered in my last 7 digits of the vin code and all i see is a wheel spinning and thinking but never any message saying pass or fail. I dont have the complete tech package but i do have the idrive and aux audio input...

any ideas?
When the spinning wheel stops (that means is has accepted your VIN) then just click continue. I tried several times over several days and it finally worked one day. I downloaded the software update but couldn't get my X3 updated. Got a message that i needed to insert a USB, which I already had done.....sometimes I hate computers. Good luck with your update
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:09 AM
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A new Update for communication and entertainment appeared in the past few days here : http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp

You have to check compatibility first using your VIN and if applicable, download on a USB memory stick and connect to the car in the armrest USB connector. This is how it's done on my 2013 F25 X3...

You never know how it might improve weird behavior with iOS6 for example ?

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:14 AM
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A new Update for communication and entertainment appeared in the past few days here : http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/nav...update_vin.jsp

You have to check compatibility first using your VIN and if applicable, download on a USB memory stick and connect to the car in the armrest USB connector. This is how it's done on my 2013 F25 X3...

You never know how it might improve weird behavior with iOS6 for example ?
I put in my VIN for a 2011 X3 and the note says the update is for March 2012 and later cars.
"UPD01005 (Latest Version, 8.06 MB) Update for vehicles with production date from March 2012 to present"

Software update
(MX-3.5.4, TX-3.5.5)
Content
> Office: Improved support for email messages.
> Telephone: Improved USB connection for
iPhone devices with iOS 5. Improved connectivity
of certain devices. For certain
devices, better display and stability during
calls. Improved Bluetooth connection with
HTC devices. Improved sorting of the
phone book in Android devices in Japan.
> Multimedia: Improved display of additional
album and track information. Improved connection
and control in Bluetooth audio
devices.
> Improved functionality of TeleService,
BMW Online and Internet for iPhone
devices with iOS 5.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:28 PM
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The German version of the text says the update is for cars produced from March 2010 onwards.
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