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Old 01-26-2012, 08:16 AM
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GetBMWparts.com is now showing that they have FSC code (BMW part #65902181742). The cost is $182.03.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:37 AM
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Hmm, most of the links are down.

The Demonoid torrent has 0 seeds now .

File Sonic has disallowed file sharing.

File Post requires a premium subscription which is more expensive than just ordering the discs

Can anyone reseed the Demonoid torrent?
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Old 01-26-2012, 06:02 PM
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Hmm, most of the links are down.

The Demonoid torrent has 0 seeds now .

File Sonic has disallowed file sharing.

File Post requires a premium subscription which is more expensive than just ordering the discs

Can anyone reseed the Demonoid torrent?
The Rapidshare links in Post # 32 are still good, but their in 100Mb chunks.

Frankly, for only $7 though, I would just order the originals from the dealership, which to me seems a lot easier then downloading 22 Gb, and burning them. Factoring in the cost of the blank DVD's, and the time involved, you'll come out way ahead.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:53 PM
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Haha, I can't imagine the time required to DL all those Rapidshare files. That would be serious commitment to the upgrade.

Anyway, I have ordered the discs from the dealership; I was just being impatient and was hoping I could get the torrent downloaded and the update installed by the weekend. All good.
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:53 AM
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FYI: for $6.81 at the dealer you will be getting two sets of Map DVD updates, the 2011ii and the 2012. The 2011ii does not require any FSC to load and it takes about 20 minutes to update -at least if your current version is 2011i.

The 2012 update takes about 3 hours and require the FSC to load.
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:58 AM
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Interesting. The 2011 doesn't need to precede the 2012 maps though, right? I'm coming from '09 maps, so my plan was to install the 2012 maps with a purchased FSC code. I assume I wouldn't need to update to 2011ii and then 2012.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:20 AM
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Interesting. The 2011 doesn't need to precede the 2012 maps though, right? I'm coming from '09 maps, so my plan was to install the 2012 maps with a purchased FSC code. I assume I wouldn't need to update to 2011ii and then 2012.
No, I just did it to see what would happen. I do not even know what is the purpose of the 2011ii version as is not documented anywhere. It is just added to the order of the 2012 version for the same price.
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Old 01-27-2012, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for everyone here, great guys!!!!!
Got my FSC code, and am told it is good for only 2012
So, supposedly this code would not work next year 2013
and so on.
Is the new map, better?? I will update it this morning.
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:12 AM
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I don't believe the code is tied to the year, only to the VIN of the vehicle. But it is a use once code. I believe you could buy a code this year (2012) but not use it this year. Then next year (2013) you could buy those maps and then use the code. So it doesn't matter what year you use the code on, but you can only use it for one year.

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Old 01-27-2012, 11:42 AM
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This info came from the person who sold me the code. That it is good for 2012.
For 2013, one needs a new code. Well worry about this next year.
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If I'm gather from this thread, I can start the car up, plug in the code and first disc, and go for a two or three hour drive (pulling over to swap discs when necessary), and that would do it? If Getbmwparts does have the code (as described above) then updates may be worth it for me. It hasn't really been a priority for me because I've yet to run into a single POI missing (that is for LA, YMMV where you reside).

BTW, when I googled the above part number, it did give me a hit on dealer websites in the Atlanta region:

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...902181742.html

Thunderdump and Technic, you guys are huge resources.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:15 AM
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If I'm gather from this thread, I can start the car up, plug in the code and first disc, and go for a two or three hour drive (pulling over to swap discs when necessary)
That is correct. But you don't even have to do that. You can start the install and even if you have to shut the car off, it will pick up where it left off. I was installing disc #3 of 3 and there was obviously an issue with the burned copy I had because it got stuck at 88% and said the disc couldn't be read. So I had no choice but to eject the disc and burn a new one. I figured I would have to start from scratch when I started it up again, but when I restarted the car (several hours later) I got the prompt that an update was in progress. It then asked me for disc 1 again. Popped that in and it read it, jumped to 33% done, and immediately asked for disc 2. Ejected disc 1 and inserted disc 2 and it read it, jumped to 67% and immediately asked for disc 3. Ejected disc 2 and inserted disc 3 and it read it, jumped to 88% (where it left off before the bad sectors on the old disc) and picked up from there. It finished the install, rebooted, and all was fine.

This leads me to believe that there is enough space allocated on the hard drive for a complete install of new map data without overwriting the old data, since I could still view the old maps while the install was taking place. I think the system doesn't touch the old data at all until the update is 100% installed and verified and then during the reboot it deletes the old and points the system to the new files.

Also, except for the initial prompt for the FSC code when I first started the system it never asked me for the code again, even during the subsequent resuming of install. That must also be stored with the new map data.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:29 AM
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BTW, I tried to install the Navigation DVD update without running the car at first. I hooked up a battery charger and put the key.
This was to help not to drain the battery.
After few minutes, the navigation update system still turned off.
So, the Navigation software resumed and finished the update after I started the car and then drove around.
Was wondering if there was a way to update navigation without the car running?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:34 AM
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...BTW, when I googled the above part number, it did give me a hit on dealer websites in the Atlanta region:

http://parts.bmwofsouthatlanta.com/p...902181742.html
$227.54? You can get the code elsewhere for just under $100.00.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:38 AM
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yeah, got mine for $97. Thanks to shawnsheridan!!!!!
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:40 AM
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I don't believe a USB NAV Upgrade is possible. I think all you can do with the USB port related to the NAV is to transfer routes to it.
I may be wrong on this. According to my Dealer's shop foreman, they use a 32gb thumbdrive and update from the Glovebox USB port. If true, that would be a lot easier that DVD's.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:46 AM
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yeah, got mine for $97. Thanks to shawnsheridan!!!!!
I guess Sergei is the real deal then:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=48

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+1 for Sergei (*****************) - ordered the code last weekend at 7am, he wrote back immediately saying he was on his way home and would send the FSC within 4 hours, got another email 3 hours later with the code, went out to the car, plugged it in, and the install started right up!

as others have said, you can shut down the process mid-stream and when you start up again it will pick up where you left off (this was a bit of a PITA on the third disc when i had to first insert disc 1 and then insert disc 2 and then insert disc 3 for the process to continue, but that only adds another minute or so to the entire process)

the other thing i noticed is that the progress isn't entirely 'smooth' - i know i saw the percentage go from 47%, 47.1%, 47.2%, 47.3%, 61%, 61.1%, etc.... i suppose its possible i'm now missing a chunk of map somewhere that i may eventually run across, but so far so good, though i'd be curious if anyone else noticed a similar strange progression?

the other thing is (in my case) is that i notice my system required a complete shut down of the car, walk away, let the electronics go to sleep, and then come back and restart before the version displayed correctly as the 2012 maps (initially after the update the version page was blank)

but in general the DIY method was -way- smoother than the experience i had bringing it in for an upgrade at the dealer last year, and much less than 1/2 the price!

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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=48

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Old 01-29-2012, 11:37 AM
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the other thing i noticed is that the progress isn't entirely 'smooth' - i know i saw the percentage go from 47%, 47.1%, 47.2%, 47.3%, 61%, 61.1%, etc....
It jumps like that. I don't know of any software installation progress indicator that is linear. They all seem to go in spurts.

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the other thing is (in my case) is that i notice my system required a complete shut down of the car, walk away, let the electronics go to sleep, and then come back and restart before the version displayed correctly as the 2012 maps (initially after the update the version page was blank)
Same thing. After the install completed, I checked my version, and it was blank. I shut the car completely off just for a second, restarted it, and then it showed the new 2012 version.
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Question on FSC codes for 2012 DVD NAV UPDATE

Did you buy the codes from the dealer to update the maps or do you recommend any online sellers of the codes??? Are these sites frauds? Or are they able to get the codes legitimately??? Recommendations?!!
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Did you buy the codes from the dealer to update the maps or do you recommend any online sellers of the codes??? Are these sites frauds? Or are they able to get the codes legitimately??? Recommendations?!!
The dealer will charge around $225.

Sergei (*****************) is $97. Read Posts 48 & 68:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...3&postcount=48

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...9&postcount=68
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I paid this guy - http://www.navibmw.pl/fscmap_gb.html - on Friday, didn't hear anything until Saturday morning saying there was a problem with the server (?), and that he would send the code in a few hours. Monday morning... still nothing. I'll update as things go.
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I paid this guy - http://www.navibmw.pl/fscmap_gb.html - on Friday, didn't hear anything until Saturday morning saying there was a problem with the server (?), and that he would send the code in a few hours. Monday morning... still nothing. I'll update as things go.
Hopefully this is some innocent problem and not a rip-off. How much did he charge, and what was the form of payment?
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I hope so too. He was quick to reply prior to payment, so I'm hoping there is (or was) an actual server problem.

I paid with Paypal - the only way I'd do it - so I do have recourse if there's an issue. And same price as the others - $100USD.
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I hope so too. He was quick to reply prior to payment, so I'm hoping there is (or was) an actual server problem.

I paid with Paypal - the only way I'd do it - so I do have recourse if there's an issue. And same price as the others - $100USD.
As an update and to not screw the guy, he ended up coming through with a functioning code. The delay was because he was out of town... communication was a little lacking, but the end result was fine.

Here is his site - http://www.navibmw.pl/fscmap_gb.html
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