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      09-11-2009, 06:09 AM   #1
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Tip for saving iDrive addresses with software update

Today I got my M3 back from the Paris dealer after they loaded the new ISTP/A (?) version to fix the DCT lag and the iDrive issues (as an aside, when I check the navigation version now, I see a screen that says ECE Test Maps 2008.2...before this screen was just blank..).

Now, when I got the car back I was happy to see that the music I had imported on the HD was still there, but all of my personal settings were erased, including the in-car address book (most of these entries are ones I stored when I was at the location so not easy to re-enter manually).

Bummer...except that I was still able to recall a number of these entries (but not all) because they still showed up in my "Last destinations" as well as being saved in "Trips" I had set up (which also were not erased).

So future workaround for this when I have the car going in for software updating is to quickly zip through the in-car address book and enter each one as a destinations (or if I have more than 10 or so, I will build a route around them). When I get the car back, I can call each one up and save them back on to the address list quickly without having to manually re-enter the address. Also, for any of the addresses that I can keep saved on my Blackberry, they will go in there first, because those are stored off the car.
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      10-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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thanks for the info. Dealer is performing an ISTP/A update as part of the New IHKA & CIC replacement. This is a very useful information. I am pretty sure they will erase all my stored settings/driver profile...etc
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      10-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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This would have helped if I had found it BEFORE the dealer just updated my software! Good trick
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