BMW ICOM A2 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL UPDATE FIRMWARE

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BMW ICOM A2 DIAGNOSTIC TOOL UPDATE FIRMWARE

Recently, we got some emails from customers who bought BMW ICOM ISTA(ISID ISIS) software from us but can not connect to his BMW ICOM Diagnostic interface. That because the firmware of their icom is too old for the new software. They need to update the firmware to newer version to match our software.

So, this article is telling customers how to update the firmware of their BMW ICOM
diagnostic tool.

Firstly, we need to know if the icom interface need update or not.

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Please read above photo. It shows FIRMWARE in red frame, that mean you need to update the firmware of your BMW ICOM Interface. You have no need to update it if it says FREE.

Process of updating the firmware of BMW ICOM Diagnostic tool.

1.Firstly, you need to power on your icom interface by OBD cable, and connect it to computer by LAN cable. PLEASE NOTE,make sure they are connected well because your interface might be damaged if disconnection during updating.

2.After connection, open the file BMW ICOM A2 on the desktop and you will see a file named ICOM FIRMWARE UPDATE. They are 2 BINs inside of it, ICOM-APPLICATIONIMAGE-XXX and ICOM-BOOTIMAGE-XXX. They are the files needed in Step 4.

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3.Open your IE and input the IP address of your icom. If you do not know what is the IP of your icom, you can use ISTA-D to find it.As below, the IP in green frame is the IP of your ICOM.

It needs ID and password to enter in, the ID is root,pw is NZY11502.

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4. After entering into ICOM by IE.Click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-BootImage-XXX.bin,choose Image type as SYSTEM and click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he say Write the image file to the flash? You will see the red right blinks after that.

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5.Now we click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-xxx.bin and then choose the Image type as APPLICATION and then click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he says Write the image file to the flash?

6.Reboot your ICOM interface after you update those APPLICATIONIMAGE and Bootimage. And you need to wait for few minutes. Go to ISTA-D again, you will see the FRIMWARE turn to FREE. That means your interface is matched to latest BMW ICOM ISTA software from OBD2TOOL.

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We do hope everybody use them very good on your car. Any question please feel free to let me know.


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New For BMW ICOM A2 B C R2 Programming Diagnostic Tool

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New For BMW ICOM A2 B C R2 Programming Diagnostic Tool

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BMW ETK: 2018.03
BMW KSD: 03.2018   Multilanguage
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1. Support Multi-language: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
2. Software Version: Newest V2018.03
3. Support Vehicles: For BMW Cars,  For  BMW Motorcycle,  For  Rolls-Royce, For  Mini Cooper
4. Support for BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

SPECIFICATIONS:

1. Rubber shell
2. Heatsink for full heat radiation
For BMW ICOM A2 with good quality
It is the latest tool for bmw, and will replace bmw icom. The advantages compared with bmw icom are that:
1. It is with aluminum shell, better in heat radiation, and shatterproof
2. It is with OBD interface – a little like benz compact 4 cable
3. Bmw icom make heat radiation by a little fan, while bmw icom A2 are with heatsink, to keep the whole tool in normal temperature.
Because of bad heat radiation, bmw icom always crash when programming. Now bmw icom II deal with it.
4. Its transmission rate is more quicker with better craft.

Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols
Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
Interface C  – 20-pin cable for old models.
The modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.
To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.
The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Packing List:
1pc x BMW ICOM A2 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC

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