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      11-11-2020, 05:50 PM   #1409
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Could you explain a bit more? Not sure what you mean by patching the head unit?

In other words, If you do the full-screen CarPlay (and I *just* got the cable to do it in the mail), I'm assuming that you're out of luck on any BimmerCode mods?

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No, you're wrong.
If you patch the headunit with CarPlay/Fullscreen, Bimmercode won't let you code Headunit(unless you restore to OEM), so the best way is to code headunit to your needs then apply the patch.
And guys, understand that this is BimmerCode fault. Simple as that. Not related to patch, as E-Sys works perfect.

Thanks and let's stop this non-sense discussion.
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      11-11-2020, 06:02 PM   #1410
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Thanks and let's stop this non-sense discussion.
I'd hardly call this a nonsense discussion as it pertains directly to a downside in getting the full-screen CarPlay.

I'm unclear as to what you mean by "coding headunit".

My understanding is that once you do the full-screen CarPlay, you can NOT do any further modifications using BimmerCode?

Correct? Or am I missing something? The term "headunit" is confusing me.

Reflashing back to stock is not an option for me, as I have a Carbahn tune already.

Additionally, there are occasionally things using BimmerCode that I may want to code or uncode at a later date.

E-Sys is also not a player as a) I don't have the knowledge and b) don't trust myself not to buffoon something up and c) I only have a MacBook, not a PC.

Not trying to pick a fight-- truly trying to understand.
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I'd hardly call this a nonsense discussion as it pertains directly to a downside in getting the full-screen CarPlay.

I'm unclear as to what you mean by "coding headunit".

My understanding is that once you do the full-screen CarPlay, you can NOT do any further modifications using BimmerCode?

Correct? Or am I missing something? The term "headunit" is confusing me.

Reflashing back to stock is not an option for me, as I have a Carbahn tune already.

Additionally, there are occasionally things using BimmerCode that I may want to code or uncode at a later date.

E-Sys is also not a player as a) I don't have the knowledge and b) don't trust myself not to buffoon something up and c) I only have a MacBook, not a PC.

Not trying to pick a fight-- truly trying to understand.
Headunit is iDrive only. You can code other things!
Reflash its not needed!

It is nonsense because I explained everything here.

You can code anything using Bimmercode after patch, you will be blocked with iDrive/Headunit/NBT only(don’t know how to explain it to you other way), but there is a easy way as I mentioned.

So to be clear:

If you use the patch for Fullscreen/CarPlay you will no longer be able to code Headunit/NBTEVO/IDRIVE unless you:
1. Recode it with E-SYS
2. Restore it to OEM using the same way as activation (2 minutes) then apply again
3. Just code things you want before then apply as there is no much really interesting stuff in iDrive/HEADUNIT/NBTEVO to code.

If it's done by me ask me to code stuff you need, I'm always willing to help to every customer, because what matters is satisfaction.

Thanks

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Could you explain a bit more? Not sure what you mean by patching the head unit?

In other words, If you do the full-screen CarPlay (and I *just* got the cable to do it in the mail), I'm assuming that you're out of luck on any BimmerCode mods?

TIA.
Sorry for not being clear, by 'patching the head unit' I meant updating it to unlock Carplay or fullscreen.

If you're worried, make your changes to the head unit ECU in BimmerCode *before* you do the full-screen carplay and everything will work. If you wait until *after* you do the full-screen carplay you wont be able to bimmercode the head unit ECU (other ECUs will still be fine).

I'm guessing that the headunit fails some authentication BimmerCode uses once CarPlay is unlocked or full-screened through the back door.
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      11-11-2020, 09:59 PM   #1413
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Headunit is iDrive only. You can code other things!
Reflash its not needed!

It is nonsense because I explained everything here.

You can code anything using Bimmercode after patch, you will be blocked with iDrive/Headunit/NBT only(donít know how to explain it to you other way), but there is a easy way as I mentioned.

So to be clear:

If you use the patch for Fullscreen/CarPlay you will no longer be able to code Headunit/NBTEVO/IDRIVE unless you:
1. Recode it with E-SYS
2. Restore it to OEM using the same way as activation (2 minutes) then apply again
3. Just code things you want before then apply as there is no much really interesting stuff in iDrive/HEADUNIT/NBTEVO to code.

If it's done by me ask me to code stuff you need, I'm always willing to help to every customer, because what matters is satisfaction.

Thanks
Thank you, Kubax-- that helps a lot.

I'll have to research what's codable on the head unit. Your explanation was a lot clearer to me.

I'm analog in a digital world, so I know just enough to get by.

R.
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Thank you, Kubax-- that helps a lot.

I'll have to research what's codable on the head unit. Your explanation was a lot clearer to me.

I'm analog in a digital world, so I know just enough to get by.

R.
No worries, if you have any questions related this, feel free to ask.
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hi all - I used this site to check if I have a wifi antenna:
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/compatib...ay-activation/

Can anyone confirm if this site and link is accurate in determining whether my car has a wifi antenna? It states for my car "You car is equipped with the original CarPlay hardware from BMW, including a WiFi antenna."

Strange thing is when I looked up my vin on mdecoder.com, under the multimedia section I see that I don't have the CarPlay preparation (6CP) option. So from the mdecoder site results, does this mean I don't have a wifi antenna in my car (contrary to what the above bimmer-tech link says)?
Thanks very much kubax86 - CarPlay is working great so far. Much better connectivity of Spotify on carplay compared to idrive for me!

As many have already pointed out - definitely recommend the services of kubax86!
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hi all - I used this site to check if I have a wifi antenna:
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/compatib...ay-activation/

Can anyone confirm if this site and link is accurate in determining whether my car has a wifi antenna? It states for my car "You car is equipped with the original CarPlay hardware from BMW, including a WiFi antenna."

Strange thing is when I looked up my vin on mdecoder.com, under the multimedia section I see that I don't have the CarPlay preparation (6CP) option. So from the mdecoder site results, does this mean I don't have a wifi antenna in my car (contrary to what the above bimmer-tech link says)?
Thanks very much kubax86 - CarPlay is working great so far. Much better connectivity of Spotify on carplay compared to idrive for me!

As many have already pointed out - definitely recommend the services of kubax86!
Yep. Totally worth it. And my wife likes that she can watch a movie on our drives up to the hill country on the weekends!
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hi all - I used this site to check if I have a wifi antenna:
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/compatib...ay-activation/

Can anyone confirm if this site and link is accurate in determining whether my car has a wifi antenna? It states for my car "You car is equipped with the original CarPlay hardware from BMW, including a WiFi antenna."

Strange thing is when I looked up my vin on mdecoder.com, under the multimedia section I see that I don't have the CarPlay preparation (6CP) option. So from the mdecoder site results, does this mean I don't have a wifi antenna in my car (contrary to what the above bimmer-tech link says)?
Thanks very much kubax86 - CarPlay is working great so far. Much better connectivity of Spotify on carplay compared to idrive for me!

As many have already pointed out - definitely recommend the services of kubax86!
Yep. Totally worth it. And my wife likes that she can watch a movie on our drives up to the hill country on the weekends!
Haven't tried the video in motion function yet.

Do you know if both mp4 and mkv file can be played off USB?
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I have only tested it with DVDs so far. So, I don't know.
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Haven't tried the video in motion function yet.

Do you know if both mp4 and mkv file can be played off USB?
Yes, both work.
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I have 2017 m2 purchased without Carplay. At the time it was $300 option. I know they made Carplay free recently. How do I go about activating Carplay on my car without having to pay a fee/subscription?
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I have 2017 m2 purchased without Carplay. At the time it was $300 option. I know they made Carplay free recently. How do I go about activating Carplay on my car without having to pay a fee/subscription?
From my knowledge free option is not possible on cars that didn't come with Free CarPlay.
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I have 2017 m2 purchased without Carplay. At the time it was $300 option. I know they made Carplay free recently. How do I go about activating Carplay on my car without having to pay a fee/subscription?
From my knowledge free option is not possible on cars that didn't come with Free CarPlay.
So I have to pay $300 to activate it still? or can I never get it?

Is it possible to just code it on?
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So I have to pay $300 to activate it still? or can I never get it?

Is it possible to just code it on?
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I have 2017 m2 purchased without Carplay. At the time it was $300 option. I know they made Carplay free recently. How do I go about activating Carplay on my car without having to pay a fee/subscription?
You gotta read the fine-print...it was like 2019/2020 cars only

They didn't give away free to everyone - which is utterly ridiculous
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