How to update BMW ICOM A+B+C and new hardware version BMW ICOM A2+B+C (item number SP168-B. not including perfect firmware BMW ICOM A2 B C item number SP168-BA):
1) When you need to update the firmware of your BMW ICOM A B C?
If your BMW ICOM firmware works normally, then DO NOT need to update. If your firmware is not compatible with your software very much, then need to update the firmware. Because every new version ICOM software will change a little. Firmware need update so that can fit the latest ICOM software perfectly.
2) Detailed steps to update the firmware BMW ICOM:
a> Use LAN cable to connect ICOM A or ICOM A2 with your laptop. Use 12V power supply or connect it with your car to provide the power for your ICOM A or ICOM A2
b> Use IE ( Internet Explorer ) to open http://169.254.92.38:60080/, user name: root, password: NZY11502
c> click “Update Firmware”, then you will see firmware update version
d> choose file “ICOM-BootImage-01-13-00.bin”, set up image type to “SYSTEM”, then click “Send the file”.
e> When it prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, choose “YES”, then the light of the ICOM A/A2 will turn red.
f> When it prompt “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”, click “”Update Firmware””
g> Choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-18-00 .bin, set up image type to “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, it will take several minutes.
h> When it prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, click “Yes” again, then ICOM A/A2 light will turn red on second time.
l> If everything is normally, then click “reboot”.
Change local connection way, change it to by local connection automatically.
There are 2 update file for update. One big, one small. When use small, setup to “SYSTEM”, when use big one, setup to “APPLICATION”