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      04-04-2022, 08:40 AM   #1
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10" or 12" display upgrade

OK, so I've seen the android upgrade systems which include either a 10" or 12" screen upgrade.... plug and play for the most part it seems...

I'm not really interested in the android auto part of it...
I'd just use the larger screen with my existing NBT ID4 system that's in the car now.

(unless there's an affordable way to upgrade to ID5?)

So my question - -
Is there anybody out there just selling a larger screen upgrade, without the Android computer stuff that goes along with it?

Obviously looking for something that installs seamlessly with the dash like the Android systems offer.
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      04-04-2022, 03:42 PM   #2
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not a fan of android?

no prob

hold down "MENU" on your idrive knob, and it takes you back into bmw menu's. simple.




DEAL ALERT - nbt owners only:
https://avinusa.com/8-8-multimedia-n...nbt-sale1.html

(its not 10 inch, but its still super cool)
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I'm still old school and use my phone mainly for a phone...
(and camera)... I don't use it in the car for anything other than hands free calling, etc.

I have no need for the android alternate carplay yada yada...
BUT - I would really enjoy the larger screen, as long as it looked like it was supposed to belong there and not just cobbed into place.

It seems to be a waste to purchase a whole system and only use the screen part of things... Was hoping I was just missing a link somewhere to somebody that offers a display screen upgrade.

Perhaps there's not really a great need for it out there in the market.
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on the plus side, if you do get one of these screens, they're typically touch screen (which is pretty cool) and means you can avoid using the idrive knob

this feature is only useful to those who find the knob annoying, someone like myself




SIDE NOTE:
like you, i never cared for android auto / apple car play ..... UNTIL I EXPERIENCED IT. now I wonder why I waited to long to give it a chance. my recommend = TRY IT! you might be surprised.
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BUT - I would really enjoy the larger screen, as long as it looked like it was supposed to belong there and not just cobbed into place.
biggest thing to look for, when you do this is, how is it mounted?

in the case of this avin unit, it includes a dock , so it installs rather clean and oem looking

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i was checking the new android stuff in aliexpress. I found this new screen 12.3 with the left edge cutted to fit the dashboard. Also i am not interested in android (i have oem carplay as i did nbt evo retrofit). I asked the seller and he told me it can be set to always start up in OEM Menu instead of android.

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<a href="https://imgbb.com/"><img src="https://i.ibb.co/NKNHH90/bmw-x3-f25-12-3-android.jpg" alt="bmw-x3-f25-12-3-android" border="0"></a>
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OK - so after a couple of different members here pointed to AVIN for a good source for the aftermarket upgrade screen....... I did some shopping and reviewing (and a LOT of over-thinking).

Bought the 10.25 screen from AVINUSA.com
I just like the look of the 10" screen over that of the 12" screen that (to me) looks a little oversized for the dash design.

Since I wasn't interested in the multimedia, navigation, or android components of their system, and only was interested in utilizing the display screen / I opted to take advantage of their "sale".......... outdated Android 9 hardware version.... for $199.

Customer service was EXCELLENT answering my questions and offering self-guided installation detail, as well as trouble shooting steps.

I didn't connect any antenna, microphones, aux cables, or anything else not related to my purpose.... Didn't need the best software or processor, etc.

Just took out the OEM 8.8" screen, and wired in the new 10.25" screen - changed a couple of avin system settings - and DONE!

I went slow, took my time, and double and triple checked everything along the way.

Start to Finish / including troubleshooting the system settings that needed changed for my setup - - all in about 2-hrs.

VERY Pleased....... the larger screen - especially with the 360 degree cameras, and reversing - a total blessing for my aging eyes!

Here's the system I bought and installed:
https://avinusa.com/10-25-multimedia...6-cic-nbt.html

I can't speak to the electronics, android system, or gps, etc... only the display screen functionality with my stock OEM usage. A++ for my needs.
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      06-14-2022, 09:21 AM   #10
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Here's a couple of pics...
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Looks good!
Easy install and didn't break the bank. Thanks for sharing!
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      06-14-2022, 07:06 PM   #12
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OK - so after a couple of different members here pointed to AVIN for a good source for the aftermarket upgrade screen....... I did some shopping and reviewing (and a LOT of over-thinking).

Bought the 10.25 screen from AVINUSA.com
I just like the look of the 10" screen over that of the 12" screen that (to me) looks a little oversized for the dash design.

Since I wasn't interested in the multimedia, navigation, or android components of their system, and only was interested in utilizing the display screen / I opted to take advantage of their "sale".......... outdated Android 9 hardware version.... for $199.

Customer service was EXCELLENT answering my questions and offering self-guided installation detail, as well as trouble shooting steps.

I didn't connect any antenna, microphones, aux cables, or anything else not related to my purpose.... Didn't need the best software or processor, etc.

Just took out the OEM 8.8" screen, and wired in the new 10.25" screen - changed a couple of avin system settings - and DONE!

I went slow, took my time, and double and triple checked everything along the way.

Start to Finish / including troubleshooting the system settings that needed changed for my setup - - all in about 2-hrs.

VERY Pleased....... the larger screen - especially with the 360 degree cameras, and reversing - a total blessing for my aging eyes!

Here's the system I bought and installed:
https://avinusa.com/10-25-multimedia-navigation-system-for-bmw-x3-x4-series-f25-f26-2011-2016-cic-nbt.html

I can't speak to the electronics, android system, or [...]
So all the factory stuff just works with it? Nothing special other than remove thenold and install this and more or less go?
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So all the factory stuff just works with it? Nothing special other than remove thenold and install this and more or less go?
Yes, that's pretty much it...

There is a plug-n-play harness that comes with the monitor that plugs into the factory harness and OEM head unit, providing a pigtail cable of wires to route up to the monitor.

You do have to remove one pair of wires from the factory harness plug, and insert in the into the same exact spot on the plug-n-play harness going back into the head unit, but it's all of about a 5 second process.

The most challenge I had was routing the pigtail up to the monitor, and fitting the new bulk of wires and harness plugs back into the dash. I fitted them just underneath the head unit in the back, and it was tight, but I didn't have to force anything into place. It really wasn't much of a challenge, but it was the most challenging of everything in the process.

That's all I used, and EVERYTHING works exactly like OEM
Stereo control knob, iDrive knob, and steering wheel controls = 100% the same functionality.

It literally is just swapping out the 8" monitor screen with a 10" version the way I did it.

In the box also was a microphone, gps speaker and antennae, pigtail harness for connection to 3rd party cameras, audio inputs, etc... and an aux cable.
I did not use ANY of these in my install.

I can still use the AVIN Android 9 part of everything if I want to / just without sound or gps signal........ but that wasn't my purpose for the purchase, so I'll never even click over to those parts of the system.
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      06-15-2022, 08:54 AM   #14
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Yes, that's pretty much it...

There is a plug-n-play harness that comes with the monitor that plugs into the factory harness and OEM head unit, providing a pigtail cable of wires to route up to the monitor.

You do have to remove one pair of wires from the factory harness plug, and insert in the into the same exact spot on the plug-n-play harness going back into the head unit, but it's all of about a 5 second process.

The most challenge I had was routing the pigtail up to the monitor, and fitting the new bulk of wires and harness plugs back into the dash. I fitted them just underneath the head unit in the back, and it was tight, but I didn't have to force anything into place. It really wasn't much of a challenge, but it was the most challenging of everything in the process.

That's all I used, and EVERYTHING works exactly like OEM
Stereo control knob, iDrive knob, and steering wheel controls = 100% the same functionality.

It literally is just swapping out the 8" monitor screen with a 10" version the way I did it.

In the box also was a microphone, gps speaker and antennae, pigtail harness for connection to 3rd party cameras, audio inputs, etc... and an aux cable.
I did not use ANY of these in my install.

I can still use the AVIN Android 9 part of everything if I want to / just without sound or gps signal........ but that wasn't my purpose for the purchase, so I'll never even click over to those parts of the system.
Wow okay. So it's basically what you said plus removing the old monitor. I'm seriously going to have to look into this.
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Does apple car play work with this setup you went with?
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Does apple car play work with this setup you went with?
There are options to get that - yes...

I chose the stripped down version / bare bones - so only the android auto is included in my package, but I could have added the carplay option during my checkout for more $ if I wanted it.
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Anyone in UK any experience of this update - looking to do it for myself soon
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my screen is turning bad with a huge black spot.. looking to replace it with some bigger screen and android auto/car play capable. just so to make my life easier.
Does not seem like anyone has luck with aliexpress ones. ??
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my screen is turning bad with a huge black spot.. looking to replace it with some bigger screen and android auto/car play capable. just so to make my life easier.
Does not seem like anyone has luck with aliexpress ones. ??
I personally went with a local reseller here in Australia for the peace of mind that, although slightly more expensive than ordering directly overseas, if something was to go wrong Iím able to easily get a replacement/refund. Most of these units arenít cheap, you just have to cross your fingers you have no issues when ordering on Aliexpress
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I personally went with a local reseller here in Australia for the peace of mind that, although slightly more expensive than ordering directly overseas, if something was to go wrong Iím able to easily get a replacement/refund. Most of these units arenít cheap, you just have to cross your fingers you have no issues when ordering on Aliexpress
totally reasonable. Just back over in e92 forum, everyone had good result with a particular vendor for head unit. Just curious about not seeing it over here.. but probably also f25 are much newer than e92 so people go for something more turnkey.
the pricing for the local sellers do not seem too bad. I'd probably just go that route too.
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I got this from avinuse. It's 12.3 plug and play
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I got this from avinuse. It's 12.3 plug and play
I just purchased a 2013 X3 and am interested in upgrading to an Android 11/12 screen. Do you have a link to the steps you followed for the installation?

Also, which options did you get on the unit?

Thanks!
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