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help with idrive update please!

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i was trying to update my i drive but i dont know why it wont work on mine. i downloaded the file put it in my USB and when i plug it in my car it says to connect my usb?
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The update needs to be plugged into the USB port in the glove compartment. Let me know if it doesn't work. I remember having the same issue but don't remember how I solved it. If you are still having problems I'll try to duplicate the install on my car.
Sorry what and how are you updating. Where do you get the files?
yeah i did put it in the glove compartment.
The software update is available at www.bmw.com/update.

In a previous post I stated you had to use the glove box USB port that is in ERROR. According to page 206 of the manual you need to use the center armrest port. Then from there go to settings:software update: start update.

Hope that works.
Thanks for the tip! I can finally put my BMW usb key fob to use! I hope the update helps with the lag for the music to start for my iPhone.

Update Details:

This updated software was specially provided to support the use of new mobile devices with Connectivity products from BMW:

- Mobile phone Business preparation with Bluetooth interface (optional equipment, code 633)
- Mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface (optional equipment, code 644)
- USB audio interface for media player support (optional equipment, code 6FL)
- Mobile phone preparation Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio interface (optional equipment, code 6NK)
- Mobile phone preparation Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio interface including BMW Assist (optional equipment, code 6NL)
Pan pretty much explained how to do this - just did it to my car. I thought I'd add an idiot's guide (written instructions - see link below - and video) for this on my blog and figured I'd share it here:

http://southern6er22.blogspot.com/2012/09/how-to-install-software-updates-for.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJQ1isxc4l4&feature=player_embedded
The update on the BMW website is from last December. However, when I bought my 650ix vert in June, I was surprised that the 12-11 update had not yet been applied.
Very clever update guide! Well done.
Thanks, and thank you for the link. That's what made this so easy.
Very clever update guide! Well done.
Southern - just picked up a 2012 650i vert with 6k miles in Birmingham yesterday. Tried to visit the BMW update website today, but got the following error message after accepting the "terms". It accepted my VIN, so do you think that BMW is just doing maintenance on a Sunday?

You don't have permission to access /bmw_prod/_common/shared/owners/bluetooth/bin/UPD01004.bin on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I've owned an E28, E39, E46 vert, and E60, plus I'm an IT geek. I'm reading through everything I can find about what this car can do, and I feel completely ignorant. Thanks for everyone's posts about the update - who knows about how much time I would have wasted with the USB key plugged into the glovebox port.
Thanks Southern for the guide. Sadly, the ipod music delay lives on. I'm going to try and remove my main library of 3.2k songs and just load a playlist to see if that changes anything.

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First of all, welcome. Glad you decided to take the plunge and officially join us :thumbup: Good to have another Bama Boy around here :D

Not really sure what to tell you about the software issue. There may be something to your web maintenance idea. I'd try again tomorrow or some time in the near future and see if it is back up an running.

Southern - just picked up a 2012 650i vert with 6k miles in Birmingham yesterday. Tried to visit the BMW update website today, but got the following error message after accepting the "terms". It accepted my VIN, so do you think that BMW is just doing maintenance on a Sunday?

You don't have permission to access /bmw_prod/_common/shared/owners/bluetooth/bin/UPD01004.bin on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I've owned an E28, E39, E46 vert, and E60, plus I'm an IT geek. I'm reading through everything I can find about what this car can do, and I feel completely ignorant. Thanks for everyone's posts about the update - who knows about how much time I would have wasted with the USB key plugged into the glovebox port.
Thanks Southern for the guide. Sadly, the ipod music delay lives on. I'm going to try and remove my main library of 3.2k songs and just load a playlist to see if that changes anything.
I haven't noticed a single difference since installing the new software. Hopefully another is in the works to make the e-mail and texts work for the iPhone once iOS 6 is available.
A BMW software update is not necessary for this. The car is already capable with the required Bluetooth stack. As long as Apple adds this as promised, we should be good.
I haven't noticed a single difference since installing the new software. Hopefully another is in the works to make the e-mail and texts work for the iPhone once iOS 6 is available.
Finally

Southern - just picked up a 2012 650i vert with 6k miles in Birmingham yesterday. Tried to visit the BMW update website today, but got the following error message after accepting the "terms". It accepted my VIN, so do you think that BMW is just doing maintenance on a Sunday?

You don't have permission to access /bmw_prod/_common/shared/owners/bluetooth/bin/UPD01004.bin on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

I've owned an E28, E39, E46 vert, and E60, plus I'm an IT geek. I'm reading through everything I can find about what this car can do, and I feel completely ignorant. Thanks for everyone's posts about the update - who knows about how much time I would have wasted with the USB key plugged into the glovebox port.
I was able to download file this AM, I think website file was down
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