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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-25-2009, 04:32 AM
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did you ever find out if boulder has any issues w/ your BMW ?
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:19 AM
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Phone model: Nokia E71
Car model: 2005 530xi, 2007 X3
[X] ability to make/receive calls - no issues
[X] phone book automatically synches to car - Yes!
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - Not sure

The phone works like a charm!
I've got a 2004 530 and am using the Nokia E66 which is similar to the E71 except it's a slider version with the same functions.I am able to pair the phone,make calls and receive calls but the contact list don't seem to be loading up.what could the problem be?
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:59 PM
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I just picked up an HTC Ozone - anyone get this phone to work?

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Old 09-30-2009, 02:09 PM
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:14 PM
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I've got a 2004 530 and am using the Nokia E66 which is similar to the E71 except it's a slider version with the same functions.I am able to pair the phone,make calls and receive calls but the contact list don't seem to be loading up.what could the problem be?
I am not sure. I loaded my wife's list into the phone (phone memory, not the microSD card) and it works like a charm.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:16 PM
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I have an 07 530i with Nav. My Phone screen on the the Idrive says localhost?? How do I change the phone screen name? I have an Iphone 3G.

Cheers
Make sure your iphone itself is named. I named mine and the name transfers to the idrive.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:17 PM
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Motorola Tundra works!
Except does anyone know the password for the bluetooth... The pairing code or what ever you call it?
For my 2006, you pick a pass code on your phone, then verify it on your idrive.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:49 AM
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I am not sure. I loaded my wife's list into the phone (phone memory, not the microSD card) and it works like a charm.
Could that be the reason?coz I've got mine all in the memory card.and you have the same Nokia E66?
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:13 PM
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Fully Functional?

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Verizon HTC Ozone
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Hi..I was thinking of getting HTC Ozone as well...but was not sure if it would work with BMW bluetooth...I have 08 535xi with nav....I see you had successs....is it "fully functional?..i.e. phonebook download, caller ID, etc. oh, and how is voice quality and volume? thanks
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:18 PM
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I just bought an E60 530i 2006. I'm using a Samsung Omnia HD and it works great with the BT interface.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:49 PM
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Tour Blackberry Bluetooth problems!

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Got a Blackberry tour. It sync'd fine, had an error downloading my address book, probably because I have email addresses attached but I can scroll through the address display and all of my address book appears to be there.

Just one problem as I posted in the Tour thread. Once the Tour sync's my Nav displays shows a continuous active call to a point where it dims the radio volume like I'm speaking on the phone. I can't dial through the car but can through my phone. Thought it my be the continuous 3G connection for the internet but the problem persists when I turn this off. Still trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, this will limit the bluetooth connections usefullness.
I have a 2009 535ix and have been having continuous problems with my Tour. Now the phone wont turn off after the call is completed and I cannot turn on the radio until I dial out another call which will then turn on the radio after I hang up. I laso cannot view my entire address book.
Anyone have any answers??
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:36 AM
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Phone model: HTC Tytn/Hermes (aka. i-mate JASJAM)
Car model: 2004 545i
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[X] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS
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The phone is on Vodacom (subsidiary of Vodafone) network.
Work perfectly everyday. I'm impressed I though I would a re-program on the I-Drive.
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:32 PM
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:44 PM
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Compatible Bluetooth phones

Car model: 2010 BMW 535xi Sport Wagon w/ M package, US specs, built in Germany.
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[ x ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ x ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

I have had pretty good luck with my Blackberry 8330. It synchs well, copies my address book, and does the dial by name well too. No problems here.
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Old 10-17-2009, 04:25 AM
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I have a 2006 BMW 1 120D Anniversary with IDrive professional.
My Nokia 6300, specially bought to work with the car and snap-in-adapter, works fine with the system but now has microphone probs and I think the phone itself is crap!

I am looking at either a HTC Touch 2 of a HTC Hero.

The HTC Touch and Touch Pro are on the BMW list of compatible phones and seem to do the most important and that is exchange of the address with IDrive. But both are older versions.
HTC Touch runs under Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
HCT Touch Pro runs under Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

The phones I am looking at:
HTC Touch 2 runs under Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional.
HTC Hero (which is my favorite right now) runs under Android.

Does anyone know whether these phone work well with IDrive?

I called BMW and they said that the correct working of the phone is highly dependable on the OS of the phone. (e.g. Symbian phones like the Nokia N73 do not work for that reason?) So if Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 work, does 6.5 work also?

And Android? Has anyone any info on this booming OS?

I really hope somewhere in this world is an answer, cause I want a nice phone and I NEED to phone to work properly in my car.

Thanks for any info!
Marjolein

P.S. the latest list of compatible phones (donwloades yesterday from BMW.nl site is attached)
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Last edited by Marjolv; 10-17-2009 at 03:40 PM. Reason: typo's
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:59 AM
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My Verizona Blackberry Pearl 8130 works great in a 2010 535 w/ Nav.
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Old 10-18-2009, 12:42 PM
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I have a 2006 BMW 1 120D Anniversary with IDrive professional.
My Nokia 6300, specially bought to work with the car and snap-in-adapter, works fine with the system but now has microphone probs and I think the phone itself is crap!

I am looking at either a HTC Touch 2 of a HTC Hero.

The HTC Touch and Touch Pro are on the BMW list of compatible phones and seem to do the most important and that is exchange of the address with IDrive. But both are older versions.
HTC Touch runs under Windows Mobile 6 Professional.
HCT Touch Pro runs under Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional.

The phones I am looking at:
HTC Touch 2 runs under Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional.
HTC Hero (which is my favorite right now) runs under Android.

Does anyone know whether these phone work well with IDrive?

I called BMW and they said that the correct working of the phone is highly dependable on the OS of the phone. (e.g. Symbian phones like the Nokia N73 do not work for that reason?) So if Windows Mobile 6 and 6.1 work, does 6.5 work also?

And Android? Has anyone any info on this booming OS?

I really hope somewhere in this world is an answer, cause I want a nice phone and I NEED to phone to work properly in my car.

Thanks for any info!
Marjolein

P.S. the latest list of compatible phones (donwloades yesterday from BMW.nl site is attached)
I can confirm that the HTC Touch 2 works with iDrive in my 2006 E60. One caveat though, make sure you have the locking screen disabled otherwise the contact transfer won't work. If that happens to you, unlock the screen before starting the car or disable the lock alltogether so you won't have to do anything before starting the car.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:55 PM
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Could that be the reason?coz I've got mine all in the memory card.and you have the same Nokia E66?
Nope - as posted earlier, I have the E71 and Iphone 3GS.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:03 AM
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I can confirm that the HTC Touch 2 works with iDrive in my 2006 E60. One caveat though, make sure you have the locking screen disabled otherwise the contact transfer won't work. If that happens to you, unlock the screen before starting the car or disable the lock alltogether so you won't have to do anything before starting the car.
Oh thanks! Good tip about the screen lock!
This should confirm my idea that windows mobile phones work?

No one an idea about Android phones?
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:16 AM
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My Verizona Blackberry Pearl 8130 works great in a 2010 535 w/ Nav.
Are you able to sort the names by first name/last name?...I posted elsewhere as well, but when I changed from my 2008 to my 2010 535 I can no longer sort by first name, even though the contacts in my Pearl are set to first name....
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:14 AM
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I have been having no issues with the bluetooth performance. I have the Verizon 8330 curve which is not on the approved list. My problem is that my radio in am or fm mode starts to sound like skipping cd. The BMW tech is telling me the system is getting overloaded and may eventually breakdown. Has anyone else had this happen? The last thing I want to do is hurt my new (preowned) car and have to pay for it!!!
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:23 AM
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01/2005 545i - HTC Pure

So far no problems with the HTC PURE.

Phone model: AT&T HTC Pure - ST6356
Phone OS: Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional
Car model: 2005 545i
[Y] ability to make/receive calls
[Y] phone book automatically synches to car
[Y] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[Y] calling name display (using adddress book)
[N] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:13 PM
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Phone model: Verizon curve
Car model: 2010 535i, xdrive
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[ NO ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ NO ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ NO ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ NO ] ability to send/receive SMS

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My contacts will not pass over. Have removed & reinstalled to no avail. I can call once I've entered the contacts into the CAR, but not straight from the PHONE.
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Old 11-04-2009, 06:53 AM
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Android works very well. Have a HTC Magic with Hero ROM and it pairs perfectly with my 08 M5.

Haven't tried an Android 1.6 or 2.0 device yet. Hopefully some Motorola Droid users will post soon.

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