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      11-21-2019, 01:13 AM   #111
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I went for Apple car play from the factory when I order my car and it’s listed on the delivery documents and when I run the VIN but as it’s a US spec (’17) M2 which has never been to the US, Connected Drive and Apple car play never worked. After reading this thread, I contacted kubax86 and asked if there was any way to make car play work. He came back with “no problem” and as of last Sunday, I have full screen car play!

Not only that, but to make ‘full screen’ work, kubax86 updated my software. He also update me to iDrive6!

Watching him move around my laptop screen as he coded the car, you can tell he knows what he’s doing and he was great to work with…I had a WiFi problem and had to extend my network to my garage which ended up take me about 40 minute but he was very patient throughout. Once I got the WiFi sorted, I think the whole process took about 2 hours but with zero problems. Overall, I very happy; if you need something coded remotely, suggest reaching out to kubax86 as he codes other stuff also.
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      11-21-2019, 11:21 AM   #112
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My iPhone 6 struggled on spilt screen.
Bro, even my 65 year old mom has a 7. Get with the times
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      11-23-2019, 06:51 AM   #113
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In the meantime, what version iPhone are you guys using where you are not experiencing latency with full screen CarPlay? From my research it appears I would not be happy with the performance of my iPhone 7 Plus which does not experience latency on split screen but may on full screen.
Bought a iPhone SE to leave in the boot, works pretty well. Some connectivity issues occasionally but it looks improved with the latest ios beta.
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      11-24-2019, 11:51 AM   #114
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I did the fullscreen + carplay upgrade with Kubax86. It went really smooth as he did the remote coding for the upgrade on my NBTEvo J. Upgrade was to P.

My car does not have the Wifi Antenna in it so the Carplay connection is not strong. I was warned that it may not work very well before going ahead. Unfortunately being in Canada, Amazon does not sell the aftermarket Wifi Antenna. So I ordered one from my BMW dealer. They said that there were none of them in Canada and had to order it from Germany.

If I am patient I can hold the phone close to the head unit and it will pick up the CarPlay. Once it has the connection I can put the phone in the cupholders and it stays connected. I am looking forward to getting the Wifi antenna as it will be great when it connects properly. Overall very happy with the upgrade and the price was right. It's great that we have an option to upgrade this as BMW told me that there was simply no way to add Carplay to my car. Thanks Kubax86
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      11-25-2019, 01:54 AM   #115
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Im looking forward to getting full screen Apple Carplay
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      11-25-2019, 12:10 PM   #116
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BMW told me that there was simply no way to add Carplay to my car.
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/shop/bmw...ts/carplay-mmi
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      11-25-2019, 03:15 PM   #117
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I don’t understand. Why are you posting this?
Burnz2much mentioned that CarPlay was added to his car after BMW claimed that it is not possible.
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      11-25-2019, 03:21 PM   #118
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I don't understand. Why are you posting this?
Burnz2much mentioned that CarPlay was added to his car after BMW claimed that it is not possible.
Just to further the point that whoever told him that was wrong and that there are multiple ways it can be added/retrofitted
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      11-28-2019, 07:51 PM   #119
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Happy Thanksgiving! looking forward to getting full screen carplay.
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      12-03-2019, 02:28 AM   #120
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I did the fullscreen + carplay upgrade with Kubax86. It went really smooth as he did the remote coding for the upgrade on my NBTEvo J. Upgrade was to P.

My car does not have the Wifi Antenna in it so the Carplay connection is not strong. I was warned that it may not work very well before going ahead. Unfortunately being in Canada, Amazon does not sell the aftermarket Wifi Antenna. So I ordered one from my BMW dealer. They said that there were none of them in Canada and had to order it from Germany.

If I am patient I can hold the phone close to the head unit and it will pick up the CarPlay. Once it has the connection I can put the phone in the cupholders and it stays connected. I am looking forward to getting the Wifi antenna as it will be great when it connects properly. Overall very happy with the upgrade and the price was right. It's great that we have an option to upgrade this as BMW told me that there was simply no way to add Carplay to my car. Thanks Kubax86
Here you go - this will work

Bingfu 4G LTE SMA Male Patch Antenna (2-Pack) for Verizon AT&T T-Mobile Sprint 4G LTE Router Modem Gateway Hotspot Vehicle Truck Car RV Marine Boat Mobile Cell Phone Signal Booster Cellular Amplifier https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5LG9FJ..._O5G5DbXQWV6D6

Bingfu Vehicle 4G LTE Cellular WiFi Bluetooth 2.4GHz Hidden Antenna for BMW Volkswagen Audi Mecedes Benz VW Vehicle SUV Car Stereo Carplay TCU Telematics Security Bluetooth Module Head Unit Receiver https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PFLWY77..._N6G5DbCCAGXNH

Did this on my wife's F80 that didn't have the antenna. Installed it and coded in CarPlay and it works with no problem. Don't get shafted by a bmw dealer
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      12-03-2019, 08:11 PM   #121
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Anyone had to have their car's software updated and therefore lose full-screen?

We're you able to use the same code and code back?
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      12-04-2019, 03:08 PM   #122
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Carplay is free forever now but it would still be nice to get full screen.
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      12-06-2019, 05:54 AM   #123
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BMW M2 Competition iDrive Dashboard removal

NBT-EVO rev R 2019 M2 Comp.

I've had full carplay (activated by Kubax86 using 'feature-installer.app' + supplied code and ENet cable to Macbook pro with Windows 10 bootcamp) in use all week on my commute, works great but got a little stuttery and disconnected a couple of times when moving my phone away from just under the iDrive.

So this morning I installed my £10 wifi antenna bought from Amazon UK.

STEP 1 - Hardest bit was removing the carbon dash/airvent trim as the clips on the left side (UK car) are pretty bloody secure and I was worried about damaging the dash/panel edges/snapping something! As far as I could see there were no youtube videos for this particular car to guide on trim/idrive removal.

A couple of trim prising tools helped plus much more force than I liked, the carbon centre panel eventually popped off with no ill effects! However the edge of the carbon trim is open weave and could definitely get damaged if care not taken!

STEP 2 - Remove radio/ac panel. This requires 2 x torx screws removing then pull evenly around edges to pop off from two lower clips holding bottom half of panel in place.

STEP 3 - Remove iDrive unit. The big silver box with all the electronic gubbins is held at the top by two torx screws. Remove these screws and then the unit just slides forward and out.

STEP 4 - Rotate the idrive unit to reveal back and the WLAN port (purple on my unit) is easily accessible. I plugged in my amazon FAKRA wifi antenna then....

STEP 5 - My antenna had a plastic, paddle like end with a 3M adhesive pad on back. I routed this down to the bottom of dash using touch. There is a flat panel right behind where I was placing the phone in front of the cup holders, the antenna paddle fitted perfectly here and stuck in place, the bundled up excess antenna cable fits in the space above with plenty of room to spare.

STEP 6 - put everything back together!

NOTE: As you can see in the pictures I DID NOT disconnect the battery or ANY of the cables attached to the controlpanels or iDrive unit, there plenty of slack to do the above with cables still connected and engine off. The only part in the way when installing/removing other units is the airvent panel. I just taped it to the back of the idrive screen to keep out of my way. I used towels and wooly hats to cover areas and parts that might get scratched by the exposed clips and metal edges of things.

Probably not recommended by pro's doing with all plugs in as everything is live but I couldn't be arsed doing it the right way! The wifi antenna doesn't really have much energy running through it and not likely to cause issues so I used this to justify my laziness.

CONCLUSION 15 minutes of work and I was testing my new antenna, Carplay works anywhere in the car now and seems to connect to my phone much quicker, well worth doing. As I said above the only tricky bit it getting the airvent panel off as the force needed feels uncomfortable! Rest was easy-peasy!

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Amazon Part I used...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Official BMW WLAN antenna...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-X1-E8.../174109555860?

This looks the same as one I ordered on Amazon only half price...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FOR-BMW-N.../173912505660?
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      12-06-2019, 11:45 AM   #124
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Also has anyone noticed the RED time on the CarPlay display?

Worked out it only turns red when I used my camera to take the picture, when I closed camera app the time changed back to no colour!!?!?
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      12-07-2019, 12:00 PM   #125
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Two thumbs up for kubax86 fullscreen CarPlay code. Worked perfectly as advertised and communication/delivery are first rate. Thanks!
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Also has anyone noticed the RED time on the CarPlay display?

Worked out it only turns red when I used my camera to take the picture, when I closed camera app the time changed back to no colour!!?!?
this is the iOS indicator that you are actively screen capturing. in car play that UX mimics itself in the in-car display as well.
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      12-09-2019, 02:06 AM   #127
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Did yours always have the apps and home button on the right side?

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      12-09-2019, 06:20 AM   #128
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Did yours always had the apps and home button on the right side?
Nope. It could be set during Fullscreen activation.
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      12-10-2019, 05:48 PM   #129
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Another thumbs up for kubax86 - Full screen CarPlay installed in my M2, most excellent !

Very easy to do.
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      12-11-2019, 03:20 PM   #130
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Hi all, my first post hear and hope I can get help help with Apple CarPlay on my F30.
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      12-11-2019, 06:04 PM   #131
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Hi all, my first post hear and hope I can get help help with Apple CarPlay on my F30.
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      12-11-2019, 10:21 PM   #132
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Another thumbs up to kubax86 - Full screen carplay working on my MY17 Canadian M2 (No enhanced bluetooth or any additional wireless package). Software was on NBTevo_R19144I. Installation was a breeze, just restart idrive after installation and carplay option shows up under adding a mobile device!
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