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Old 05-04-2013, 01:03 PM
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Samsung Galaxy S4 and F10 bluetooth

Hi all,

I just bought a Galaxy S4 and it seems that it doesn't work with the bluetooth.
It connects fine to the car itself, but connection keeps resetting when BMW tries to download SMS and Contacts off the phone.

I see on the BMW web site only S3 is supported.

Does anyone have more information when an update is coming or better was anyone able to get it working with S4 ?

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:48 PM
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I think I read that some recent phones use a different Bluetooth profile and/or different file repository system (as exposed to the car).

This is the issue when you're an early adopter...

Which year is your F10?
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:13 PM
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the car is built on 09/2010

yes could be the s4 is using newer version profiles. Keeps me wonder why the industry is not keeping any backwards compatibility..
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:39 PM
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the car is built on 09/2010

yes could be the s4 is using newer version profiles. Keeps me wonder why the industry is not keeping any backwards compatibility..
If I only had a dollar for every vehicle I owned which didn't support my phones.

Out of all seriousness, I would search the Interwebs for others' experience with the S4 - across vehicle manufacturers.

Then, I would see how it pairs/operates with a 2013 5-series running iDrive 4.2. I haven't seen any difference on my iPhone 4 (2011 non-Combox 535i vs. 2013 with iDrive 4.2), but my phone is 3 years old with a more stable profile... I think.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:16 AM
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I am using S4 with the car without any issues..everything that worked with the S3 is working fine with S4 too
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:06 AM
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I am using S4 with the car without any issues..everything that worked with the S3 is working fine with S4 too
then it seems i need to get software update, as my car hasnt been updated since 09/2010

Which Teleservices version are you having ? Mine is TX-003.004.031-003.004
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:47 AM
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Hi all,

I see on the BMW web site only S3 is supported.

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I am using S4 with the car without any issues..everything that worked with the S3 is working fine with S4 too
Really?? Everything I've read on other threads here is that the S3 is NOT supported, and indeed the only thing I can get to work from my S3 is the ability to answer and make phone calls. Nothing else works. The latest software that was just released still only supports up to the S2.

Where are you seeing that the S3 is supported??
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:07 AM
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I updated the file UPD01006.bin and now on MX-3.5.4, TX-3.5.6

Email, Calender, Tasks and Notes are not supported for S3 on BMW website whereas Call Lists shows limited functionality. Everything else is green and works.

BMW is not famous for updating their software frequently so I do not expect to see S4 listed anytime soon but I can confirm that it is as compatible as S3.
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:17 PM
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I updated the file UPD01006.bin and now on MX-3.5.4, TX-3.5.6

Email, Calender, Tasks and Notes are not supported for S3 on BMW website whereas Call Lists shows limited functionality. Everything else is green and works.

BMW is not famous for updating their software frequently so I do not expect to see S4 listed anytime soon but I can confirm that it is as compatible as S3.
Can you confirm that the S3 works with providing Internet access in your car? I'm about to pull the plug on a cheap phone to leave in the car just for this purpose since my S3 doesn't work with Internet (and others from what I've read). If you confirm yours does, I'll continue to look for technical solution (config) I have my blackberry for the phone / business stuff so don't need the S3 to work in this area.

Best, Gary.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:12 PM
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 and F10 bluetooth

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Can you confirm that the S3 works with providing Internet access in your car? I'm about to pull the plug on a cheap phone to leave in the car just for this purpose since my S3 doesn't work with Internet (and others from what I've read). If you confirm yours does, I'll continue to look for technical solution (config) I have my blackberry for the phone / business stuff so don't need the S3 to work in this area.

Best, Gary.
I have tested enough and Internet access only works with iPhone

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Old 05-07-2013, 03:42 AM
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Really?? Everything I've read on other threads here is that the S3 is NOT supported, and indeed the only thing I can get to work from my S3 is the ability to answer and make phone calls. Nothing else works. The latest software that was just released still only supports up to the S2.

Where are you seeing that the S3 is supported??
I was told by BMW that my S3 isn't supported and still can't even get BT Streaming on it. I keep getting told to go the BMW Website and DL the "latest Software", which I do, but BMW sends me a file incompatible with my car. I've tried it tons of times. It just ads to the many reasons why I resent this upset of a phone, even if this particular issue is a BMW one.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:18 PM
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I was told by BMW that my S3 isn't supported and still can't even get BT Streaming on it. I keep getting told to go the BMW Website and DL the "latest Software", which I do, but BMW sends me a file incompatible with my car. I've tried it tons of times. It just ads to the many reasons why I resent this upset of a phone, even if this particular issue is a BMW one.
Have you checked the update site recently? They just released a new update which covers older production date VINs.

UPD05011 (Latest Version, 29.9 MB)
Update for vehicles with production date from July 2012 to June 2013
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:43 PM
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Have you checked the update site recently? They just released a new update which covers older production date VINs.

UPD05011 (Latest Version, 29.9 MB)
Update for vehicles with production date from July 2012 to June 2013
That should hopefully do it! I will do that tonight.
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S4 and F10 bluetooth

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Have you checked the update site recently? They just released a new update which covers older production date VINs.

UPD05011 (Latest Version, 29.9 MB)
Update for vehicles with production date from July 2012 to June 2013
Finally! That worked, thanks. Now I don't know what it did any different, lol. Anyone know what the new update for our builds does exactly?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:46 PM
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Not related to the S4, but I've had a horrible time getting streaming audio to work with my Droid 4. Well, a few weeks ago the device updated to Jelly Bean and suddenly SMS messages appeard for the first time while paired. On Friday night I updated the car software to the latest version from BMW and for the first time ever I was able to get Pandora or Tunein to stream via BT. This worked while we drove the restaurant and on the way home as well. As luck would have it, it doesn't work any more.

So.. latest version of Jelly Bean and latest version of BMW software on my 2013 F10 and I can do:
phone call
phone book
SMS message
play MP3 files via Google Play and Verizon's default media play only

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I have an S4. Works perfectly with my E70's iDrive
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I was told by BMW that my S3 isn't supported and still can't even get BT Streaming on it. I keep getting told to go the BMW Website and DL the "latest Software", which I do, but BMW sends me a file incompatible with my car. I've tried it tons of times. It just ads to the many reasons why I resent this upset of a phone, even if this particular issue is a BMW one.
I think you need to re-pair or update the software. I've owned an S2, Skyrocket, S3, Note 2, and now S4 and they have ALL worked flawlessly with my BMW.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:37 PM
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I just got an S4 and it drops after a few mins of being connected. I believe the CIC is having problems loading my 2302 contacts. The wird thing is that I had a Droid RAZR and it work perfectly, upgraded the phone to an S4 (VZW) and now no more bluetooth. I tried the Update UDP01005.bin and UDP0106.bin and neither seemed to help. I am going to go through my contacts and clean them out a bit, but does anybody have any ideas what I can do? I called the dealer/service department and they told me to get an iphone. Ya nice. Any advice appreciated. Bob
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I just got an S4 and it drops after a few mins of being connected. I believe the CIC is having problems loading my 2302 contacts. The wird thing is that I had a Droid RAZR and it work perfectly, upgraded the phone to an S4 (VZW) and now no more bluetooth. I tried the Update UDP01005.bin and UDP0106.bin and neither seemed to help. I am going to go through my contacts and clean them out a bit, but does anybody have any ideas what I can do? I called the dealer/service department and they told me to get an iphone. Ya nice. Any advice appreciated. Bob
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http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...02&postcount=8
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I just got the S4 a few days ago, and everything works like it should. I get new and old texts, contacts with pictures, and BT streaming. The only quirk I notice is that when the phone is sleeping, the signal strength bar does not change. The screen has to be on for the bars to change. Thats kinda annoying.
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nyranger74 Can you tell me?

1) what carrier do you use? I have Verizon
2) what car? I have a 535ix f10 2012 (build 2011)
3) what update or TX version is you bluetooth software in the iDrive? I have update6 and posted original TX above.
4) how many contacts do you have in you phone? I have 2200 ish.
5) do you office enabled for txt and email viewing in iDrive?
6) my phone works but fails to load the contacts. Then the idrive does not like that and reboots bluetooth and resets as long as the phone keeps trying to load the contacts, every 2:30 mins

Thanks for the feedback.

Bob

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Jw, i tried what you suggested in the post however it Did not make a difference.

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Old 06-02-2013, 06:29 PM
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Jw, i tried what you suggested in the post however it Did not make a difference.
Didn't do anything for me either. Sorry.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:31 PM
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nyranger74 Can you tell me?

4) how many contacts do you have in you phone? I have 2200 ish.
This should be easy to eliminate. Export all your contacts to CSV, delete all your contacts from phone. Synch phone to car and see if it works.

Worst case you can always import the CSV file back into your gmail contacts and re-synch them to the phone.
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Update: I factoy reset the S4, no contacts or personal data, and re-paired it with the default TX version on the iDrive. The phone would not stay paired, after 2:30 mins the iDrive would forget/remove the phone. then I updated to UDP0106.bin (lattes test version according to BMWUSA website) and it still would disconnect after trying to load phone books three times (2:30 mins). I am completely stuck. I among to bring it to my service center this week and see if they can fix it. I don't understand how people the phone to work. Does anybody have the Verison version of the phone working with theiriDrive?
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