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Old 01-31-2017, 06:07 AM
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NBT Evo (ID5) USB2 enabling

2017 M3 with NBT Evo (ID5) and wireless charging

Noticed that in the NBT Evo only the USB1 connection at the back of the unit is enabled and hardwired via cable to what seems like a a hub for the two USB ports in the car. USB2 is not enabled and no cable connected to the jack. If USB2 is connected to a device (iPhone) directly via an OEM HSD cable it charges the iPhone but it is not recognized. The NBT used to have both USB1 and USB2 jacks enabled, one for the center console USB port and one for the baseplate/snapin adapter. I would guess that BMW disabled the NBT Evo USB2 jack via software if wireless charging is included.

My problem is that somehow that hub (or whatever it is) got damaged while I was removing the NBT Evo to test. None of the two USB ports (center console or below climate control ports) can recognize any USB device (iPhone or USB stick) after reinstalling the NBT Evo. However, if I bypass that USB1 cable and connect a direct OEM HSD USB cable to any of the USB ports then it works like before -charging and connection. So I have to conclude that whatever is downstream of the factory USB1 cable got damaged. Don't know how that got damaged as that HSD cable was never unplugged from the NBT Evo but it did.

My two options are to replace that "whatever it is" at the dealer (and pay hundreds of dollars for something so delicate to get damaged again eventually) or try to enable USB2 data connection and get another $50 OEM HSD cable and bypass the "whatever it is" completely.

Question is: has anybody taken a look at these USB1 and USB2 in their NBT Evo ID5 (retrofitted or factory installed) and can tell me (if possible) where in E-Sys is the USB2 activation?
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in my G12 both usb are working the same, charging and reading connected device. just FYI
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:18 PM
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in my G12 both usb are working the same, charging and reading connected device. just FYI
Both USB ports or both HSD sockets at the back of the NBT Evo?
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My 2016 F25 X3 has both USB's working I bought a media snap in adapter for an iPhone 4 and audio works fine. However I am unable to get video (analogue) to work in either even after changing a few FDL settings in e-sys (API_IPOD_VIDEO=>both)
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Where the "USB_HUB_AVAIL" is exactly located? That may be it... thanks.
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Where the "USB_HUB_AVAIL" is exactly located? That may be it... thanks.
Those are all HU_NBT2 funktion names. Search and you will find.
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Those are all HU_NBT2 funktion names. Search and you will find.
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Did you get this sorted Technic?

My usb2 did the same thing.

Usb2 Recognised the iPhone and charged it but no data via an e series USB socket. Tried an f series socket and it works fine.

If using a hub on usb2, does that mean I can run three USB devices?
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Found out that USB2 works for BMW Apps but not for an USB device. For example, an iPod Touch will charge, play and display full Spotify but USB2 will not play the iPod Touch as an USB device. I completely bypassed the damaged OEM HUB and now I use the USB1 connected to the USB port in the center console and USB2 is connected to a USB port in the glovebox. No coding at this time.

Therefore a minimum of (3) USB ports can be used in a MY2017 NBT Evo II (2 via USB1 hub, 1 via USB2 with limited functionality).

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Did you get this sorted Technic?

My usb2 did the same thing.

Usb2 Recognised the iPhone and charged it but no data via an e series USB socket. Tried an f series socket and it works fine.

If using a hub on usb2, does that mean I can run three USB devices?
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