BMW ICOM A3 or BMW ICOM NEXT

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BMW ICOM A3 or BMW ICOM NEXT

Hello mates. I do not know what to choose between BMW ICOM A3 HW 1.38 and BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C HW 1.40
please help me with some advice

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BMW ICOM A3 HW 1.38: http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5216-201609+New+BMW+ICOM+A3BCD+Professional+Diagnostic+Tool+with+Free+Wifi+Function.html

BMW ICOM NEXT A + B + C HW 1.40: http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-6940-BMW+ICOM+NEXT+ABC+New+Generation+OF+ICOM+A2+With+201707V+Engineers+software+Plus+Lenovo+T410+Laptop+Ready+to+Use.html

Reply 1: Both of these have the same hardware. None of them are clones of anything also. A3 is fully china version of ICOM, there is no original version looking like this crap. NEXT is just looking as genuine NEXT, but with old A1/A2 hardware inside, like A3.

Reply 2: I recommend buying an original Icom next. It is priced roughly at 500 euro. Take in consideration that you will probably work on cars that are worth 30-40k euro or maybe more and if your chinese icom fails you even once, you will be spending a lot of money on a bricked ecu.

Reply 3: You can have a Icom Next HQ clone if you don’t have much budget of it. This tool handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely, much faster in BMW F and G series and if flashing the complete vehicle. It supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. will be compatibility for future cars. Also, it has a better wifi card and USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 (USB 3.0 is theoretically more than ten times faster than USB 2.0. We need usb 2.0 or usb 3.0 flash drive formatted with FAT32.)

No comments on China knockoff quality, I mean an ICOM Next interface.

Reply 4: Buy a icom next original or HQ clone, these are for a decent price now


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(09.2017) ISTA-D 4.06 ISTA-P 3.62 download: 100% tested with BMW ICOM, K+DCAN, ENET

TOPICS:BMW ICOM A2BMW ICOM NEXTBMW INPAENET cable

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Posted By: OBD2TOOL October 27, 2017

09.2017 BMW ISTA software free download: tested 100% & works perfect

http://www.obd2tool.com/search-BMW+ICOM.html

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ISTA-D 4.06.31 ISTA-P 3.62.1.003

ISTA-D 4.06.31
ISTA-P 3.62.1.003
VIN: 2017.06.12
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2017.08
BMW KSD: 08.2017Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding
INPA,

NCS EXPERT,

WinKFP,

E-Sys 3.27.1, e-sys plus 3.27.1

Tool32 61.5

BMW FSC code generator

Dr.gini B020 diagnostic software

ALL TESTED WITH BMW ICOM, BMW ICOM Next, ENET, PASSTHRU or K+DCAN: works great!!

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So, which a BMW Diagnostic Tool cable you need: K+DCAN or ENET or ICOM A2/ ICOM Next?

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In summary,

It depends on your purpose (diagnostic or coding or programming) and model (Exx or Fxx or others).

For Coding, you need different Tools, NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series and E-Sys / PSdZData for F-Series.

All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with cheap DCAN Cable for E-Series and cheap ENET Cable for F-Series.

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for both E-Series and F-Series cars, or you can use WinKFP for E-Series and E-Sys for F-Series. For E-Series Programming, you will need an ICOM, but for F-Series Programming, you can use ENET Cable.

Again, 2017.9 BMW ICOM software above tested good with +DCAN or ENET or ICOM A2/ ICOM Next here. You can use it for diagnostic and programming with relief.

THE IMPORTANT NOTE: All links haven’t tested by professionals. YOURSELF BUT NO ONE should take responsibility of what you’ll try. Someone has installed it successfully, but not reported if it’s working or not.
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BMW ISTA 4.06.22 Standalone ISTA+ Update Info

Ultimate Ediabas/ISTA+ voltage control

Hardware check disabled -can use the program on the slower laptops.

ISTA contains all the functions required for programming vehicles of the F, G and I series and for Motorrad models with vehicle electrical system 2020 (BN2020).

Language: ENG, GER, FR, RU, OTHER

With Technical Information (TIS) and Wiring Diagram (WDS).

Ediabas and all necessary tools included.

Included components (32-Bit & 64-Bit)

Included : ISTA User Manual EN,DE, IT,PL,RU,TR,CZ,ES,FR,JP,KR,NL,SE

NET Framework 4.6 + Updates

Java Runtime Environment 8

DirectX 9.0c Extra files

General runtime files

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes (v2005 – v2015)

Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 SE

Microsoft Silverlight 5

Adobe Flash Player (Opera, FireFox, Internet Explorer)

Shockwave Player 12 (Internet Explorer Plugin

EDIABAS

Suitable for BMW Motorcycle

BMW ISPI ICOM-FW 03-15-00

BMW ISPI ICOM-Next-FW 03-15-00

BMW ISTA 4.06.22 Operating system

Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)

BMW ISTA 4.06.22 Hardware requirements

Processor (CPU): Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz, Core Duo 2.0 GHz or better

Memory (RAM): 3 GB or more

Hard drive (HDD): 22 GB free space on disk

Have fun!