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      01-27-2016, 03:33 PM   #45
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Software update - xDrive 28i / X3

I have copied the new software update on a USB but when I insert it in the USB slot in the car which is in the handrest, it says USB is not compatible. I called my dealer and they charge a ridiculous sum of $700 to update the software. Can someone please help me? Is there a specific brand of USB that I have to use or is there a trick to installing the update?
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Maybe you are not aware of this yet : The X3 / X4 from april 2016 will have a new user interface, similar to the Serie 7 but without touch screen or gesture.

That's why i have the idea to try to update it. We will see in a few months.

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I cannot understand your message. Please be specific. I am looking for tips or advice on how to update the software myself instead of spending a lot of money.
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      01-27-2016, 03:56 PM   #48
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I have copied the new software update on a USB but when I insert it in the USB slot in the car which is in the handrest, it says USB is not compatible. I called my dealer and they charge a ridiculous sum of $700 to update the software. Can someone please help me? Is there a specific brand of USB that I have to use or is there a trick to installing the update?
I replied to your same PM.
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I have copied the new software update on a USB but when I insert it in the USB slot in the car which is in the handrest, it says USB is not compatible. I called my dealer and they charge a ridiculous sum of $700 to update the software. Can someone please help me? Is there a specific brand of USB that I have to use or is there a trick to installing the update?
There are/were some issues with different manufactures USB sticks. I had that problem with my F31 320d but have not encountered it with my current F25. My car is a September build 2013. BMW said they were not able to guarantee compatibility with all USB sticks coming onto the market.

You should be using a 32gb USB stick formatted to fat32 for map updates. I routinely successfully update my NBT maps as soon as they are released. I have never tried anything larger than 32gb.

I suggest you try another USB stick manufacturer.

Note. I was compiling this post during shawn's reply.
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      01-27-2016, 04:05 PM   #50
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Maybe you are not aware of this yet : The X3 / X4 from april 2016 will have a new user interface, similar to the Serie 7 but without touch screen or gesture.

That's why i have the idea to try to update it. We will see in a few months.

:-)
Then maybe so.
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      01-27-2016, 04:48 PM   #51
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See my previous post.

This is the USB stick I use successfully for map updates. Should be available in the US.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-Tec...lash+drives+32
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2016 Navigation Map Updates are starting to be released.

Available now are the following 2016 Maps:

North America PREMIUM 2016-1 (CIC Systems)



North America NEXT 2016-1 (NBT Systems)



North America ROUTE 2016-1 (ENTRYNAV Systems)



A VIN Specific 2016 Map FSC Coded is needed to install a new map.

If you want to update, and need both FSC Code and Map, I have an excellent source.

PM me for details.
Where do I get the FSC code for X3 2014 iDrive 28i?
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Where do I get the FSC code for X3 2014 iDrive 28i?
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Need a code for a 2011 X3 28i. Thx!
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Problems w GPS after updating map

I used the service to update my maps on my 2015 X3 to the 2016-1 maps. All went fine except that I now have a somewhat unreliable GPS.
For example, I will be driving down I5 using a route. Every few minutes, the GPS location showing where I am shifts off the road to a few hundred feet left or right of where I am. The route then changes to get me back to I5. This happens regularly now. It never happened before the map update.
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I used the service to update my maps on my 2015 X3 to the 2016-1 maps. All went fine except that I now have a somewhat unreliable GPS.
For example, I will be driving down I5 using a route. Every few minutes, the GPS location showing where I am shifts off the road to a few hundred feet left or right of where I am. The route then changes to get me back to I5. This happens regularly now. It never happened before the map update.
Any thoughts?
No, I never hear of such thing before. Does this happen only along I5, or other Routes do it too?
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No, I never hear of such thing before. Does this happen only along I5, or other Routes do it too?
Shawn, it happens many places. I did have an aftermarket rear camera added about the same time. It was done by a company that is well respected and a Bimmertech authorized installer. I suppose they could have done something that affected it.
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Shawn, it happens many places. I did have an aftermarket rear camera added about the same time. It was done by a company that is well respected and a Bimmertech authorized installer. I suppose they could have done something that affected it.
Well, just for good measure, I would reinstall the map. You can also try loading older 2015 map, and see if it does same thing.
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You can also try loading older 2015 map, and see if it does same thing.
Now that I have the 2016 maps, how would I get the 2015? Thanks.
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Now that I have the 2016 maps, how would I get the 2015? Thanks.
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2016 X3 Has 2015-1 Map

I have reached out to my Sales Rep asking for an upgrade. We'll see if they make me pay for it. I won't be happy since the car is only a week old.
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I have reached out to my Sales Rep asking for an upgrade. We'll see if they make me pay for it. I won't be happy since the car is only a week old.
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I'd also love to know how to get the 2016 map update! Please let men know as I'm new to bmw, been a jeep man my whole life!
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I'd also love to know how to get the 2016 map update! Please let men know as I'm new to bmw, been a jeep man my whole life!
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I have a F25, since 3 years, never updated my maps...
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