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19/09/2016

VMWare Workstation 12 on a Mac to successfully flash the PPK on a 2012 335xi e90

I used this VMWare Workstation 12 on a Mac to successfully flash the PPK on a 2012 335xi e90 today. it shouldn't be too hard to make it work with fusion I don't think. ISTA/P 3.56.1.002 is working awesome! In a uncompressed VM size with ISTA/P is 280GB.
Note: have to run it in bootcamp until we can find a workaround for mac users

 

Very important reference!!

http://obd2-diag.blogspot.com/2016/09/bmw-inpa-vmware-sol...

 

 

Here are some tips and ideas after i used this... Wish this helps.

 

Diagnostic tools can be used:
K+DCAN and ENET cables are supported for everything but MOST ring modules. For those, you will still need an ICOM emulator.

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memory setting:

I would recommend anyone with less than 16gb of total host memory drop the VM memory down to 4gb or less.

 

connecting in either NAT or Bridge mode:

for use of an ICOM or ENET cable, you will need to use bridge mode. For general E9x and other K+DCAN vehicles, your network settings will not affect your ability to connect to the vehicle.

 

VMWare:

I chose VMWare because I feel like it's the most stable and offers the most features. I may look into building a version with Virtualbox but at least for now, I'm going to stick with VMWare. I do however, want to get a mac to test with so that I can make sure I can get it working in Fusion as well as on PC. I think building an underlying linux host is a good idea, however, the idea behind this VM was simplicity and I feel like building it in this manner would be counter intuitive to that end goal.

 

Ublock instead of ABP:

I could install ublock origin instead of Ad Block Plus in Chrome to save some resources as well as speed it up a bit.

 

PDF Printer/CuteWriter:

Might be nice to have a PDF printer, like CutePDF pre-installed for "printing" from the various diagnostic tools.

 

Datens on the desktop:
I included these raw daten files in rar format for a reason. While they all are already loaded in NCSExpert, INPA, and the like. WinKFP deals best with one model series daten at a time. If you need to use WinKFP to program a module, extract that rar file and use the BMW coding tool to load it into WinKFP. There is a PDF in the help files folder on the desktop that illustrates how to use the coding tool to load the files into WinKFP. If you don't plan on ever using WinKFP or programming some of these chassis codes you can go ahead and delete those or all of the datens.

 

Note:

All above is the customer solution. Try on your own risk.

Safe solution & easiest way is to avoid all installation problems, you can spend some dollars to buy BMW Rheingold software that has been installed on hard disk:

V2016.7 ISTA-D 3.55.31ISTA-P 3.59.0.600 Windows 7 HDD

V2016.3 ISTA-D 3.54.12 ISTA-P 3.58.0.500 Windows 8 HDD

(tested without any issues by obd2express chief engineers)

 

 

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16/09/2016

ELM327 BUYING GUIDE

ELM327 can be divided into different categories according to the different ways

1) Operating system

ELM327 are designed to work on various systems, Android and PC system, Android and IOS system, Android, IOS and PC system, Android and Symbian system, IOS system only etc. Different system based elm327 scanners highlights different features, also differs in software installation and usage. Users had better to pick up one that meets their phone/PC requirements.

2) Connection Mode

ELM327 products are designed to work through multi communication ways, WIFI, USB, RS-232 and Bluetooth.

WIFI:

WIFI ELM327 interface is able to detect and interpret obd2 / eobd protocols automatically. It also provides support for high speed communications and a low power sleep mode. It is easy to communicate with a host device (PC, notebook, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and so on).

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USB:

USB ELM327 scanner can translate all the hard work of protocol into a simple ASCII character based view via the included serial cable. USB ELM327 is used as an interface to connect virtually all OBD-II compliant vehicles to a PC for on-board diagnostics (OBD).

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Bluetooth:

OBD-II Software for ELM327 Bluetooth is a free program that allows you to use your PC and a hardware interface to get the information from your car`s computer.we have black ,white and blue for you choose.
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3) Communication Protocol
Some elm327 products are special designed for CAN BUS protocol vehicle models, some fits for OBDⅡand EOBDⅡ vehicles, most of them support all OBDⅡprotocols vehicles. Make sure pick up a correct elm327 to meet the requirement of your vehicle communication protocol.

4) Outlook Design
The outlook design of elm327 scanners turns to get smaller and smarter. MINI elm327 takes over the elm family. Some even special designed with an ignition switch to expand service life. Some elm327 scanners are offered different color alternative.

How to install Bluetooth ELM327 on computer?

1) Locate the diagnostic connector. The 16-pin D-shaped diagnostic link connector (DLC) should be located in the passenger or driver’s compartment in the area bounded by the driver’s end of the instrument panel to 300 mm (~1 ft) beyond the vehicle centerline, attached to the instrument panel and easy to access from the driver’s seat. The preferred location is between the steering column and the vehicle centerline.
2) Turn on the ignition switch and plug the elm327 into the diagnostic socket.
3) Install USB to Bluetooth adapter. Make sure Bluetooth is activated on your laptop or phone. Turn on the Bluetooth symbol and add a device.
4) Match the password and enter the device Bluetooth pairing code
5) Launch the software and select the appreciate COM port. The COM port is the port that your Bluetooth is setup on your computer to communicate with incoming devices. Had better write it down and you will need it later to configure the diagnostics software.
6) Start to scan the ECU and read data.

How to install Bluetooth elm327 on Android Phone/Tablet?

1) Locate the diagnostic connector. The 16-pin D-shaped diagnostic link connector (DLC) should be located in the passenger or driver’s compartment in the area bounded by the driver’s end of the instrument panel to 300 mm (~1 ft) beyond the vehicle centerline, attached to the instrument panel and easy to access from the driver’s seat. The preferred location is between the steering column and the vehicle centerline.
2) Turn on the ignition switch and plug the elm327 into the diagnostic socket.
3) Touch Settings » Wireless & Networks » Check the Bluetooth box and go to » Bluetooth Settings. From here — scan for devices and ELM327 Bluetooth scanner will show up as either: ELM, ELM327, CAN, OBD, etc. Enter the pass code to pair the Bluetooth.
4) Launch the OBD app you have download form Google Play Store and connect to elm327.

How to setup WIFI elm327 on computer?

1) Install the software on computer
2) IP address setting: IP: 192.168.0.11~254 and subent mask:255.255.255.0
3) Find out the elm327 on the network list. Click “Connect” to connect PC with elm327
4) After well connect with elm327 scanner, start to configure the software before use.
5) Save settings and ready to use the device to scan ECU and display data.

How to setup WIFI elm327 on IOS Phone/Tablet?

1) Click Setting>>General>> Network
2) IP address setting: IP: 192.168.0.11~254 and subent mask:255.255.255.0
3) Scan for the elm327 device and join the network.
4) Configure the software before use
5) Save settings and ready to use the device to talk to car’s computer.

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14/09/2016

BMW E-Sys software Read I-Step Current from VCM

Here is a manual of how to read F series I-Step from VCM master, using BMW E-sys software.

 

The I-Level (aka I-Step) is the Integration Level of your car, which represents a package of firmwares for all your modules, and it corresponds to the version of ISTA/P last used to program your vehicle.

To determine your I-Level, go to VCM Module => VCM Master Tab => click Read under I-Steps:

 e-sys-bmw-read-i-step-1

The I-Step (current) is the one you want to match when you select the CAFD from the Detect CAF for SWE options (e.g. F001-08-09-550):

e-sys-bmw-read-i-step-2

When you lost power in the middle of FDL Coding your CAFD, it became corrupted. What I am having you do is insert the same CAFD in it's default generic state and then coding it based on your specific Vehicle Order (Production Date and Option Codes) so in the end you will have exactly what you started with before the power failure and CAFD corruption.

As I have repeatedly stated, so long as one isn't coding the DME module, you should code with the engine running, and will you never have to worry about loosing vehicle power mid-coding, unless of course you run out of gas.

 

 

Tech support from shawnsheridan and http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/

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