Originally Posted by PencilGeek
It's a distinction without a difference. Any OEM BMW factory software -- whether it contains tune prevention or not -- is ORIGINAL software by BMW. So yes, they are flashing the ECU with new software -- that overwrites the old software and erases ECU tunes -- with new BMW software that prevents tuning modifications. However, there are already two tuners who have the ability to tune around the new BMW tune prevention techniques.
My #1 suspicion is that it's been flashed back to stock by BMW with the new ECU software containing tune prevention.
Ok. By "original" I meant the software the car came with. And by "new" I meant "is different than what the car came with but still by BMW". So the "new" software is meant to prevent aftermarket tunes. Where do get such information?