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      11-21-2016, 09:41 PM   #1
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2013 M3 -- Software support for external devices (update)

Looking for help / tips on how to upgrade. I'm the 2nd owner, and apparently the car was a EURO delivery (military) and thus the VIN isn't showing up in the system.

Stopped by the dealer today; they were clueless. Called BMW; they were clueless. Would like to update the multimedia / telephone software if at all possible. Currently, they system only recognizes my iphone 6s as an iphone 4. Cannot receive texts, etc.

Any help or tips will be appreciated!
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Looking for help / tips on how to upgrade. I'm the 2nd owner, and apparently the car was a EURO delivery (military) and thus the VIN isn't showing up in the system.

Stopped by the dealer today; they were clueless. Called BMW; they were clueless. Would like to update the multimedia / telephone software if at all possible. Currently, they system only recognizes my iphone 6s as an iphone 4. Cannot receive texts, etc.

Any help or tips will be appreciated!

Download the software from bmw.com/update. How big is your USB drive and how did you format it?

BTW, posting this in the proper forum would get you better answers.
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You should be able to update with the download from the BMW website. The first time I tried to update I got the same error message on iDrive despite having a properly formatted USB device plugged in. My dealer updated my software and since then I have been able update without issue...
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Are you guys talking about this?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/con...re_update.html

Is this all that I need? I tried 2 different USB memory sticks. Neither worked.

Is the "software update" the same thing as the "accessory update?"
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Are you guys talking about this?

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/con...re_update.html

Is this all that I need? I tried 2 different USB memory sticks. Neither worked.

Is the "software update" the same thing as the "accessory update?"
They are definitely different. I don't want the accessory update - trying to get the software update, but don't have a VIN that is recognized. Hmmm.
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Make sure the USB drive is formatted as FAT32 and there is no hidden partition. You may also have to use the USB port in the glovebox vs the one in the console. That's true for map updates, but I don't remember which port I used when I upgraded the software.
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It was a glitch with the BMW website - now working w/o issue.
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