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Old 01-29-2013, 10:48 PM
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USB Software Update - help

All, I checked to see if my car had an eligible software update which it did, UPD05004. I have formatted my flash drive to FAT-32, stick it in the USB plug in the center console (I have a 2013 740Li X) go to software update > USB and I keep getting the message "Incompatible software on USB device. More info: www.bmw.com/update"

Anyone else experience this, very frustrated at this point.

Current s/w versions:
TN-001.020.022
MN-001.020.022
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:43 PM
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Did you try the USB slot in the glove compartment?
That is the usual goto slot for updates or importing music into the computer/hard drive.
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:28 AM
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Did you try the USB slot in the glove compartment?
That is the usual goto slot for updates or importing music into the computer/hard drive.
The new ones only have the USB in the armrest.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:57 AM
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My apologies on that. I saw quick pic of 2013 manual showing both slots. Didn't read to see it is based on car options as to whether it is there or not.

I've only updated maps in my '09 via USB. On first try it didn't recognize the update. Once I cleared software pre-loaded on flash drive it recognized the update and went well.

Best of luck on getting it to work.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:38 PM
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We are having the same issues with the F10s...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...79#post7349579
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:06 PM
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I'm having the same problem... I formatted a flash drive and SD card to FAT32 and still getting the incompatible message on both when plugged into the USB in the center console. I have a 2014 740Li....
I see you post was almost two years ago... Did you find a solution...?...? jl
PS: See my post on "random chime / gong in BMW" ... another problem.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:41 PM
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FAT32 is the problem. Format it to LEAN16 and you will be fine.
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Old 12-14-2014, 07:24 PM
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SkyDan, Thanks for the tip. I only have formatting for NTFS, FAT, FAT32 and exFAT. I was unable to find a program with LEAN32 formatting. I appreciate your input. jl ...

UPDATE Dec 15th:
I was going to download the software update today for the 5th time... and... I see there is a new software update....MN 2.255.60 and TN 2.255.62.
I downloaded this new update and presto.... no problem installing in the car.

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Old 12-14-2014, 08:42 PM
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BMW-JOE, I assume "LEAN32" was a joke. I had the same problem you are having until I made the layout and spelling of all of the files exactly as required. Re-read the instructions, it's all in there.

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Old 12-14-2014, 09:30 PM
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BMW-JOE, I assume "LEAN32" was a joke. I had the same problem you are having until I made the layout and spelling of all of the files exactly as required. Re-read the instructions, it's all in there.

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+1 Joe, LEAN16 was a joke, sorry about that
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:54 PM
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I was going to download the software update today for the 5th time... and... I see there is a new software update....MN 2.255.60 and TN 2.255.62.
I downloaded this new update and presto.... no problem installing in the car.
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