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Old 12-10-2013, 09:28 AM
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Siri Eyes Free on new 2014 F30

I'm the happy new owner of a 2014 328i sportline with lighting and driver assistance package. No navigation or tech. I'm loving the car but would really like to get a few more features enabled if possible.

Currently the voice command button on the steering wheel doesn't work. Is there a way to enable that through coding? And if the in-car system doesn't work, hopefully at least code it to activate Siri on by bluetooth connected iPhone since the Siri EyesFree system was supposed to work with the 2014 MY cars (once enabled of course).

There is a workaround for bluetooth audio streaming that I've read about but it seems to require nav vs combox and I don't think I have either. I've about written it off unless someone has any ideas.

Any other key and exciting code upgrades I am missing out on? I am excited about all the potential opportunity but would like to know what codes/options are actually available for my vehicle before devoting all the time to learning the system. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:18 AM
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Without the NBT Head that comes with 609 Nav, I do not know if it is possible to get Siri, but look in your Head Unit for the following FDL and set it to aktiv if it exists:

ce_device_speech_recognition = AKTIV
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:29 PM
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sean could a 2013 f10 with nav get siri??
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:33 PM
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sean could a 2013 f10 with nav get siri??
If it is on 50.4 firmware, with coding it should be able to.
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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How do I check for the 50.4
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Old 12-13-2013, 08:34 PM
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How do I check for the 50.4
What is your I-Step Current?

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showpo...postcount=1403
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:16 PM
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I'm curious if there has been any development on this. Now that I've got the correct software tools and a reasonable understanding of how to code, I'd love to find a way to activate Siri Eyes Free in my 2013 vehicle. Has anyone else had success with this via coding? It's pretty much the only option left that I wish to add to my car. Siri already works fine by holding down the phone's home button, but activating by the voice command button on the steering wheel would be perfect.

Also, this forum has been a terrific resource for me and I appreciate all who have so freely shared their expertise. What a great community of enthusiasts!
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:25 PM
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I'm curious if there has been any development on this. Now that I've got the correct software tools and a reasonable understanding of how to code, I'd love to find a way to activate Siri Eyes Free in my 2013 vehicle. Has anyone else had success with this via coding? It's pretty much the only option left that I wish to add to my car. Siri already works fine by holding down the phone's home button, but activating by the voice command button on the steering wheel would be perfect.

Also, this forum has been a terrific resource for me and I appreciate all who have so freely shared their expertise. What a great community of enthusiasts!
It has been done. NBT Head Unit needs 50.4 firmware on it, and then code the following:

HU_NBT => CE_DEVICE_SPEECH_RECOGNITION = aktiv
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:06 PM
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Noting for CIC?
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:09 PM
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Noting for CIC?
No. Won't work with CIC.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:53 PM
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Thanks Shawn. My NBT is not on the correct firmware and I think that's beyond my ability level to change it at the moment.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:34 PM
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Thanks Shawn. My NBT is not on the correct firmware and I think that's beyond my ability level to change it at the moment.
You can try to get your dealer to program it...you know, if you are having some sort of intermittent problem, where say your Head Unit occasionally just reboots itself for no damn reason while you are driving, or something like that...
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:27 PM
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You can try to get your dealer to program it...you know, if you are having some sort of intermittent problem, where say your Head Unit occasionally just reboots itself for no damn reason while you are driving, or something like that...
Do you know if there's a step by step guide for doing this myself? Maybe I am using the wrong search terms when trying to find it. The various instructional guides for the coding have been easy to follow. Even if I don't actually attempt to install it, it would be interesting to read through the process.

Do you get sick of all the newbie questions? If so you hide it well.
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Do you know if there's a step by step guide for doing this myself? Maybe I am using the wrong search terms when trying to find it. The various instructional guides for the coding have been easy to follow. Even if I don't actually attempt to install it, it would be interesting to read through the process.

Do you get sick of all the newbie questions? If so you hide it well.
No guide, but I have posted the process in several different threads like here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=186

For programming (flashing), you need a good constant charger (not a cheap trickle charger) to keep 12.6 Volts on the car at all times, and with a minimum 50 Amp rating.
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:15 AM
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No guide, but I have posted the process in several different threads like here:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...&postcount=186

For programming (flashing), you need a good constant charger (not a cheap trickle charger) to keep 12.6 Volts on the car at all times, and with a minimum 50 Amp rating.
Out of curiosity, What charger do you or others use?
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:41 AM
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Out of curiosity, What charger do you or others use?
Schumacher INC-700A 4/20/70 Amp Automatic Charger:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002Z2Z7ZY/..._M3T1_ST1_dp_1
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Reviving a slightly old thread here, I have a 2014 F30 316i and I have the ability to do the normal BMW voice control ("say command" etc), however when I long-press on the button nothing happens (I have an android, however I've read that it works for android too). I looked in the codes (I have HU_CHAMP2) but I couldn't see "ce_device_speech_recognition" - also looked in the CMB_MEDIA codes. Surely I have the ability to enable it somewhere? It's a brand new BMW! Any ideas where it might be hidden? or is it maybe called something else now?
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:19 PM
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"ce_device_speech_recognition" works only in NBT Head Unit with >=0713 firmware. It will not work with CHAMP Head Unit.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:27 PM
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"ce_device_speech_recognition" works only in NBT Head Unit with >=0713 firmware. It will not work with CHAMP Head Unit.
OK cool. is there somewhere on this forum that describes technically what the difference is between HU_CHAMP, HU_CIC, HU_NBT etc? I'm getting pretty confused about it! Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:36 PM
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  • HU_CHAMP is a Head Unit that comes as part of 606 Business Navigation, and it runs MOVE Map.
  • HU_CIC is previous generation Head Unit that comes as part of 609 Professional Navigation, and it runs PREMIUM Map.
  • HU_NBT is latest generation Head Unit that comes as part of 609 Professional Navigation, and it runs NEXT Map
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Thanks for clarifying!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:43 PM
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This is what was confusing me - http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/157...ts-2014-models

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the automaker announced on Friday that it would be integrating Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into all of its 2014 cars.
I have a 2014 car
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:57 PM
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That article is misleading, as it assumes you have iDrive 4.2 update, which is only for NBT Head Unit.
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D'oh! Thanks for the albeit disappointing clarification! One last one, if you don't mind - what's the difference between HU_CHAMP and HU_CHAMP2?

Thanks again Shawn you've been very helpful!
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Old 07-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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I am not sure to be honest with you. 606 Business Navigation is practically non-existent in the U.S., so I do not know much about it. I really don't think there is any fundamental difference at all.

CHAMP / CHAMP2 Head Unit is in the process of being replaced now with HU_ENTRYNAV Head Unit, which runs ROUTE Maps. I am actually surprised your 2014 has CHAMP.
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