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15/05/2017

BMW ICOM NEXT A Reviews

Here is some custome‘s reviews on the new BMW ICOM NEXT A  frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) of icom next a are attached here. 

 

What are the advantages of an ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM?
My current “old” ICOM works fine, just wondering what I’ll gain from upgrading?

 

-it is faster in F and G series ..

– and supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card. 

 

 

Does ICOM NEXT have WiFi functionality ? WiFi I mean wireless connection between ICOM head and laptop

 

Yes. There are some software checks in place for certain operations (eg, programming) that will instruct/prevent user from continuing until they swift from WLAN to directly connecting.

 

 

Does anyone have updated part numbers for ICOM Next A?

 

Received Icom Next 2 days ago OEM part number has no change –

81 31 2 360 883

 

 

Which ICOM Next should i get for 2009 Mini R56.

 

ICOM NEXT A is enough.

Only for checking the cars you don’t need a ICOM.

 

 

Who has really tested the new BMW icom next? is really good? Please your opinion?

 

Unless you have lots of spare money, I would not rush to buy it just yet, wait for a few more firmware releases first, you can read a few documents on issues with ICOM Next and using ISTA and ISTA-P and BMW’s official workaround is “Use ICOM”. So at the moment you really need both.

 

 

Has somebody tested successful the Icom Next A with an Icom B to flash a CIC or CCC with WinKFP?

 

– I`m using ICOM NEXT A constantly, with E series software pack ( inpa-ncs-winkfp) and F series ( Esys-bmw-aicoder) and obviously ISTA , and no issues . All working good.

 

 

Any good site to recommend for a working icom next?

 

I got mini from http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-a-b-c...,  have had no issues with daily use using multiple ICOM NEXT A’s on E series with standard tools (don’t forget to reserve head first in itool radar) or Ista, F series with Ista, even BMWTIS

 

 

How to update ICOM Next A firmware?

 

In order to solve your incident, please apply the following steps:

Note: DO NOT UNPLUG the {ICOM Next} from the {OBD II} jack after an update via {ISTA}, a web interface or an emergency software update.

The {ICOM Next} starts with flashing green SYSTEM {LED}s. After about 10 seconds it shows red {LED}s for about 2 minutes. After this, the {ICOM Next} reboots due to a firmware update.

If the {ICOM Next} {LED}s remain red for more than 10 minutes, or if the {ICOM Next} is unplugged directly after an update, please carry out the following procedure:

1. Please ensure that ALL of the following prerequisites are satisfied:

1.1. You require a {USB} 2.0 or {USB} 3.0 flash drive. ({USB} 1.x flash drives are not supported).

1.2. The {USB} flash drive must be formatted with a {FAT32} file system.

1.3. A minimum of 60 {MByte} free space is required on the {USB} flash drive.

2. Navigate to “{C:ProgramDataBMWISPIdataTRICICOMNextICOM-Image-03-14-08}”.

ProgramData folder is hidden by default. In that case, you have two options in order to access the file or the folder:

– change the settings directly in the Windows Explorer (“Tools => Folder Options => View => Show hidden files, folders or drives”)

– or enter the whole path into the Windows Explorer’s address bar and press enter.

3. Copy “{ICOM_Next-rootfs-010002.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

4. Copy “{ICOM_Next-app-010008.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.

5. Disconnect the {ICOM Next} from the power supply.

6. Plug the {USB} flash drive into the {ICOM NEXT}.

7. Press and hold the button pressed on the {ICOM Next} and connect the {ICOM NEXT} to the {OBD II} jack of a vehicle.

8. Keep the button pressed. The {ICOM NEXT} starts with all {LED}s glowing red. The {LED}s stay red; some may flicker orange/yellow. Keep the button pressed.

9. Keep the button pressed. After about 4 seconds, all {LED}s turn orange/yellow. All {LED}s now glow in the same colour.

10. Release the button and then press it three times within five seconds. The {LED}s glow or flash red and orange/yellow again.

11. Wait: This procedure may take several minutes. Do not disconnect the {ICOM NEXT} as long as any {LED} glows red.

12. After about 5 minutes the SYSTEM {LED} turns green again. The {ICOM NEXT} has been updated and is ready for use.

13. If the issue is not solved:

13.1. Please submit a support ticket via the {OSS Cockpit}.

13.2. Please provide the “{restore.log}” from the {USB} stick.

IMPORTANT: When the software update is complete, the {ICOM NEXT} needs to be connected to the dealer’s network in order to be reconfigured.

All previous settings are lost during the update. If there is a “{user.settings}” file on the {USB} flash drive, it will be applied after the firmware update.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

10/05/2017

Launch X431 scan tool, Launch M-Diag, Launch Easydiag, which best?

Launch X431 or Launch Easydiag? 

 

Lauch x431 is better than easy diag. If you really want one cheap with some bi-directional control a DS150e chinese clone is ok but you’ll need to set it up on a laptop.

 

I’d recommend Easydiag and Vlads Software 1 year update . It gives you id say 95% of what real x431 xpro3 can , i’m speaking about basic functions that original would have that cracked easydiag to xpro3 wouldn’t have 1 or 2 .

you can make easydiag xpro3 with dongle and software for 1/10th cost of what original x431 xpro3 costs .

 

with easydiag and vlad’s software, you can do actuator testing on most vehicles yes but limited only to what the vehicle u are testing has .

 

i have Original Launch X431 full and easydiag Vlads work 1 to 1

this Delphi ds150 e is full shit not have special function only live data and errors

I have for each car brand dealer unit !!!

before 1 year i work with TEXA this device is full full shit !!!

buy Launch! It works very well !!!

 

 

So, Launch x431 wins! For launch x431 scan tools, 2017 launch x431 v 8 inch tablet should be the most cost-effective among x431 series. This is why: https://launch-x431-v.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-need-new-l...

 

 

Launch M-Diag or Launch Easydiag?

 

 

Launch X431 Easydiag 2.0

Launch M-Diag Lite

Product

original-launch-easydiag

launch-m-diag-lite

Price

€59

 €85

Android

Apple IOS

Generic OBDII check

I/M check

Actuation test

 

4 systems diagnosis

 

(Engine, transmission, ABS, SRS)

FULL systems diagnosis

 

incl. bl-directional capabilities

IMMO & key programming

Oil / service reset

Brake pads

Battery matching

ABS bleeding

TPMS reset

Throttle body adaption

Steering angle reset

DPF regeneration

Injector coding

 

So, Launch M-diag Lite wins!  €85 not only covers X431 easydiag 2.0 and Golo easydiag+ (four+full systems diagnosis); but adds new special functions incl.Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads, steering angle reset, battery matching, DPF regeneration, Injector coding.

 

 

Launch X431 or Launch M-Diag or Launch Easydiag

 

For DIYers,

 

Launch M-Diag Lite OBDII code reader is much more powerful than Launch X431 Easydiag 2.0 and Golo Easydiag+. It not only excels in basic obdii diagnosis but special functions and actuation test

 

Launch M-Diag Lite details:

-Price: €84.95

-Language: English, Chinese, Spanish, French

-Car list: supports the generic OBD, CAN bus, and proprietary protocols of over70 car manufacturers and2, 500 car models

 

For garage repair work,

 

2017 Launch X431 V 8 inch pad is a good budget for reasons as below:

-Cheaper (€675) but more powerful than other launch x431

-Special functions available

-Full vehicle coverage: Brazilian, Indian, Chinese Australian, cars…

-2017 New vehicle support: BMW

-2017 New vehicle support: Toyota

-VW online programming without German server

 

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02/05/2017

Fatest do Mercedes all key lost with VVDI MB TOOL power adapter

How to do Mercedes key programming in a fatest way? VVDI MB BGA TOOL Power Adapter is a new tool, released for working for Mercedes all key lost with vvdi mb tool. It will hep MB key programming as FAST & CONVENIENT as possible!!

vvdi-mb-tool-power-adapter

VVDI MB BGA  TOOL power adapter working on FBS3 type all key lost and gateway emulation, support C class, E class, CL, CLK, ML, GL, GLK types etc.

 

VVDI MB TOOL power adapter only needs 18 minutes for data acquisition for W204, W207 all key lost; without this adapter, you will cost 150 minutes for data acquisition, save much more time, nearly 2 hours (150 minutes-> 18 minutes)

 

VVDI MB TOOL power adapter for W216, W164 2009- all key lost data acquisition, no need replug IR adapter for many times; without this adapter, you need replug IR adapter for 500 times. It helps a great deal of manpower; that is, it’s more convenient. (500 times-> replug 0)

 

VVDI MB TOOL power adapter supports gateway emulation function. Without real gateway, you can you this adapter directly OBD communication with W164, W164 2009-, W209, W211 (reauire special connection cables)

 

VVDI MB TOOL power adapter will keep updating for more functions.

 

 

Source:http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/service/vvdi-mb-tool-power-ad...