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      03-07-2022, 04:00 AM   #419
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I imagine the X3 has DHP with Air Suspension to have a noticeable shift in the ride post 3/22 update? Anything else noticed besides this on the update?
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Unfortunately, no X3 has Air Suspension... X5 does.
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Thanks. Interesting that You noticed a difference in suspension post update. That's not something I would have expected a software update to tweak without dynamic dampers or air suspension.
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      04-12-2022, 01:47 PM   #420
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thanks for this forum post, just got back my 2019 X3 m40i from dealer to 2022 istep and suspension feels much better when going over bad roads and also the main thing was, I got carplay in full screen with bimmercode

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Has anyone done the update on a bootmod3 tuned car?
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      04-15-2022, 07:33 AM   #422
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Has anyone done the update on a bootmod3 tuned car?
Yeah, doesnít affect the tune, but basic coding will be wiped.
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      04-15-2022, 01:39 PM   #423
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Yeah, doesnít affect the tune, but basic coding will be wiped.
Interesting, have you personally done it?

A lot of ppl said it locks the ecu and it can't be tuned again, just like if you buy a new model with that software.

Mine is 2020 and I got it before they locked the ecus in june 21. I also did nearly everything possible with e-sys.
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      04-18-2022, 03:04 AM   #424
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Interesting, have you personally done it?

A lot of ppl said it locks the ecu and it can't be tuned again, just like if you buy a new model with that software.

Mine is 2020 and I got it before they locked the ecus in june 21. I also did nearly everything possible with e-sys.
Also very interested to hear the results of this and what you've done with e-sys. I have a 2020 X3MC w/ bootmod3 stg 1 E30. Also in Los Angeles...
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Also very interested to hear the results of this and what you've done with e-sys. I have a 2020 X3MC w/ bootmod3 stg 1 E30. Also in Los Angeles...
I haven't done an update because I've heard it'll clear the tune and as of now, new models are untunable. There are some that say they can bench flash a new model but its a load n go flash with minimal gains and those tuners also say if you go in after this bench and get an update, it'll wipe the tune and you'll have to send in the ecu again and get charged again.

As for e-sys, there are many options, I think I coded like 10 or 15 things that bimmercode cannot do. the only thing you cant code with e-sys is the ambient lighting which bimmercode can do.

But all that would be wiped, including the tune, after an update
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Sorry for the question but how do I find what istep version I have?
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      04-18-2022, 06:26 PM   #428
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Sorry for the question but how do I find what istep version I have?
For the Imprint version, in the car, Voice ask for Imprint or go in the owner manual and type Imprint.

It should display something like that (probably not that version; 03/22)

For the Istep its a bit more laborious; from Dav3 https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1638904
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      04-19-2022, 10:52 AM   #429
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Ok, so Iím a little confused as to how to check if I have the update and if itís worthwhile to try and flash bootmod3 on my X3M.

I have a 2020 with a build date in 2019, however it does appear to have full screen Apple CarPlay? (I just bought this used from a dealer).

Is there any way to check if my 2020 is still flashable to unlock the dme with Bootmod3?

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I had the istep upgrade - a couple of comments.

1. Makes zero difference to the suspension
2. Does not lock ECU
3. BM3 still works on 2020 cars
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So...a year later (and 20 pages of replies)...I finally got the update. I asked for it last year, stating the Apple Car Play issues, but they said there were no software updates and recommended I speak to a BMW Genius. I initially tell them I'm there for an oil and brake fluid change this year. As the service advisor was walking away, I pulled one of the, "oh by the way" I heard there were some software updates.

As he walks back with my key, he said yep, you're due for an oil change, brake fluid, and there's a recall for some software updates. I check the BMW recall site for my VIN and there wasn't anything listed there. Later on, I get a text saying my vehicle is done and I asked him what software updates were made. He said he didn't know, just something the "ISPA" platform saw and updates.

1. My IMPRINT is still old (I will come back and update with photos later).
2. My i-step was (per dealer printout...I forgot to check myself again before dropping it off) S15A-19-11-534 and is now version S15A-22-03-552. What does this mean? I haven't the slightest clue, yet. The only thing I hope for this update is better connectivity for my Apple CarPlay. It sometimes lags (a lot) when I first hop in the car.
3. Navigation version was Road Map NORTH AMERICA EVO 2019-1 (I'll update later to see what version it is now).
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      05-13-2022, 09:28 AM   #433
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Yesterday I went from the 03/20 version to the 11/21. I donít know why they didnít give me the 03/22 update. Does anyone have any info regarding what the 03/22 update includes over the 11/21 update?

Overall it seems very worth it and was an easy process at my dealership. CarPlay issues was the reason cited and there were very few questions asked.
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Anyone with a 2020 model no matter what version of iStep you get you will still be able to tune. Yes you may need a Bench Unlock (done same day) if they update the bootloader as well.
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