2.Close the wifi of computer ,please only use our USB wifi, and keep your wired network unavailable.
3.Power on the computer.
4.Check your network again to ensure there is only wireless network from the USB.
NOTE: Do not disable DWA-131 which is the ICOM WIFI USB. If it displays “X” mark, ignore it.
This DWA-131 is our wifi sign ,it's normal to see it shows disconnected.
5.Launch ISPI-NEXT,tick off the selection wifi for ICOM
6.Plug the device to the car,wait 20-60 secs,you will see the WLAN light light on and flashes slowly or not flash ,which means both usb wifi and ICOM A2 wifi are ok .
7.Now you can start your work.
8.This window cannot be shuted down ,you can keep it minimum.
9.The software recognize the device normally.
2.What is the difference Among Easycoding SVDI ICOM A2 FVDI for BMW
||2015 Easycoding V220.127.116.11407
||SVDI Diagnostic Interface
||BMW ICOM A2+B+C
||2015 FVDI ABRITES Commander for BMW
VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: V18
TAG key tool: V5.8
SVDI Plugin Version: V2.3
||English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Polish, Thai, Turkish, Czech, Portuguese, Indonesian, Swedish, Greek
VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat Software Language Available: English, Simplified Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Czech, Bulgarian
TAG Key Tool Software Language Available: English
|English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.
|Support Car Model
||BMW, Rolls-Royce (2010y-2014y)
||Send Software download link
||Send Software download link
Dual-Core Processor, it is recommended that the I3 above.
More than 4G of memory.
Lenovo ThinkPad X200, X230, X230T, X61T, T410, X61,Dell D630, E49 etc.
||VW,Audi,Skoda,Seat,BMW,TAG read error code,diagnose
||BMW testing and program, can not program key and ecu
||diagnose, program and odometer
||1. SP222 main program F Series vehicles
2. SP168 is original maintain programming diagnose tool, full functions, it can support part of Easycoding and SVDI function
3. FVDI can do key programming, odometer, others can not support
3.How to change the language for BMW ICOM diagnostic tool?
1) Enter the BMW icom software, you will see this interface, click the icon which appearance is wrench, then you will see the other language:
Then choose the language you want:
Then save the language setting. Go to diagnose and programming fucntion. You can also setup and save the language you want.
Q:What's the password of BMW ICOM A2 Wifi?
A:First password is BMW,second password no need put anything.
Q: Can you tell me the difference tool of the 2014.09 BMW ICOM A2 + B + C diagnosis and programming Tool with other BMW ICOM device?
A: The 2014.09 BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool(SP168) can support wifi function. The other tool BMW ICOM can not do it. There is one wifi chip is the interface.
Q:I want to find one device to do the diagnostic of the BMW530 DA 2003. Can you recommend me one?
A:You can try the BMW ICOM A2 series.
Q: If the BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic & Programming Tool can do the Programming Control Template EGS?
A: Yes, it can do.
Q: May I connect it to original BMW sever?
A: No, please pay much attention: make sure disconnect network and do not connect it to original Server, otherwise it will be damaged and fianlly you have to send it back to us for repair, it is not cost-effective.
Q: I get the V2014.12 BMW ICOM A2 interface and HDD,but get this error"database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible", could you help?
A: Please set the ISTA/D language as Amercian English.
5.How to ICOM and Xprog TO fix BMW R56 FRM3
Successfully repaired my dead FRM3 model on my BMW R56, with the MINIMUM cost (xprog and BMW ICOM
Winkfp)! Here, i wanna share something useful with you all.xprog
Note: The setup below did work for me, but i’m not sure of yours. You are at your risk.
2011 BMW R56
Reason for FRM repair:
I disconnected the battery and the DME to change the thermostat and when I put it back together the FRM was dead.
Tool i used:
Except the BMW ICOM A2 emulator plus ISTA+ I had, i also was shopping for xprog v5.55 boxes from OBD2eShop.com
Before this whole ordeal of the junk BMW/MINI FRM dying the only software I used was playing with was Carly for iOS and Dashcommand. But cannot solve issues.
BKGD is on the HC(S)12 BDM adapter in the attached photo.
Vdd(+5V) = Vcc
RESET = B5
BKGD = B3
GND = GND (do not use the GND that is B0)
I think since we are not using the XCLKS and EXTAL flashing works with or without the BDM adapter.
Xprog m software installation:
I was not able to get this software to work with windows 7 64-bit. I was lucky enough to have an old HDD with windows 7 32-bit.
Before plugging in the xprog hardware go to system properties and change the device installation settings to never install driver software from windows update.
Xprog and FRM fix using Xprog:
Once the software was setup I hooked up the frm to the xprog and tried to make a backup of the existing EPROM via the MCU/MPU -> Freescale 9S12XE -> MC9s12XEQ384_EEE profile. Error partition corrupted. Set the sector to 16. I also made a backup of the existing P-FLASH via the MCU/MPU -> Freescale 9S12XE -> MC9s12XEQ384_P-FLASH profile. I think I got errors the first few times I tried to do this but restarting the program resolved the error.
In the MCU/MPU -> Freescale 9S12XE -> MC9s12XEQ384_EEE profile: erase, blank, open good EEE dump, write, verify, close, new, read.
This took several tries because the read back was still showing as blank.
I removed the BDM adapter and went direct into the xprog box. I also closed the program and reopened it when it kept giving me errors. After I was able to get a good write to the FRM I installed it back into the car and it was working again with a couple of errors (xenon high beam failure and fog light failure).
NCS expert & WINKFP setup for FRM:
In NCS expert I backed up the FRM, changed the VO and VIN, reset the FRM to factory and still had the high beam and fog errors. I proceeded to WINKFP to update the FRM and none of the ZB-numbers for my ECU worked. I updated WINKFP with BMW coding tool and the list of available ZB-numbers changed. After WINKFP was able to update the FRM I went back to NCS Expert and copied the VO from the CAS to the FRM and then set the FRM back to defaults. Everything was fixed. Fired up ISTA+ and cleared fault memory.
Afterwards I hooked the frm back to the xprog and made a backup of the EEE and pflash.
R56 HIGH EKS 35 frm3r pl3 6135 3456395 01 23994322 sw141030 hw07 5324828c5
R56 HIGH EKS 35 frm3r pl3 6135 3456987 01 23994322 sw156033 hw11 5324828r5
According to realoem parts 61353456395 and 61353456987 are Bilaterally exchangeable.
3.(Full Steps for Beginner)BMW ISTA Rheingold Installation
Here is a detailed BMW ISTA Rheingold installation tutorial with full steps for sharing! If you are just beginner and not so familiar with ISTA, below part will surely help you out!
Note before reading:
BMW ISTA installation method may differ from source and version. This method is only for reference.
If you need tested working BMW ISTA software with installation tech support, you can check:
V2017.03 BMW ISTA 4.04.12 BMW ICOM software HDD WIN7
Download and run unblock.reg BEFORE downlonading aything else. Then REBOOT the computer, this is a critical step.
Install everything in Prerequisites folder, only if you don’t have a previous Rheingold installation. For 64-bit Windows, install both vcredist x32 & x64 from Microsoft, if not already installed.
Install the following – you can get both from Microsoft:
Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013
NET Framework 4.6
Download Rheingold.7z using MegaSync or JDownloader. Once downloaded, check whether “Rheingold.7z” is blocked.
If it is, unblock it. Right click on the file, go to Properties and if files are blocked, then you will see the unblock button as in the picture below:
Extract Rheingold.7z using 7zip ONLY.
Location doesn’t matter, but preferred location is C:\.
If extracting to this location, you will need admin privileges for 7zip before extracting the file. To avoid future issues with admin rights etc. you can also extract this file to the root of a secondary drive, for e.g. D:\
Create desktop shortcut from:
If not, create the shortcut from the location you extracted the files to.
Run the following registry files, depending from your OS:
Run the following registry fixes from the C:\Rheingold folder (scroll all the way to the bottom to see these files):
Run ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator.
When prompted for license, copy the license key from the “rheingold-license.txt” located in “C: \Rheingold”
If/When prompted for dealer ID, enter “1” and ignore following warnings. ISTA+ will close.
Run again ISTAGUI shortcut from your desktop as administrator and verify the databases in Settings > Version tab in ISTA/D.
If you encounter start/running issues, delete the “Rheingold” folder from “C:\”, run “RCleanerV4.4.exe” as administrator and start again from step 2.
Now you can use BMW ISTA diagnostic software!
If you are tired to choose BMW ICOM, prepare a tablet and install BMW ISTA, you can also look at this entire kit:
4.Update BMW ICOM Next firmware to V1.40.05 (guide)
Post topic: BMW ICOM Next fw: 1.4 1.40.05 bootimage 1.25.02 download and update instructions.
Free download BMW ICOM Next firmware 1.40.05:
Compatible ICOM Next interface:
- BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 V2017.03 Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P (Item No. SP269-1)
- BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 with no Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P(Item No. SP269)
- Wifi BMW ICOM NEXT fw:1.4.0 with no Rheingold ISTA-D ISTA-P(Item No. SP269-B)
Tip:To run ICOM Next A+B+Cnewest Rheingold ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001, ICOM Next firmware needs to be updated to the current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.25.02 and current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 1.40.05.
ICOM Next fw 1.40.05/01.25.02 update steps:
- Please use internet cable to connect ICOM Next with the computer, and charge ICOM Next via 12V power adapter or connect ICOM Next to BMW vehicle for power.
- Use IE Internet Explorer to open http://169.254.33.45:60080/, username/password: root/NZY1150263
- Select “Update Firmware”, you can see ICOM firmware version information.
- Select “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, set image type as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.
- Select “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then ICOM indicator light will turn red.
- When it shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful”, click “Update Firmware”.
7. Choose “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, set image type “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, this will be done in several minutes please be patient.
- click “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then the ICOM indicator light will turn red again.
- Complete updating, click “reboot”.
- Click “Home” – “Update Firmware”, you will see ICOM Next firmware display the newest version.
Make sure your computer obtain IP address automatically.
Done! GOOD LUCK!