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Thanks for the info.

 

Does anyone receive successful OTA updates?  I purchased my car March 2018 and the version is 2017-4, and I've never received any notifications or updates.  I've contacted Connected Drive who suggested updates for my model/year are not available (not sure I believe this), so I'm sitting waiting for any update.  Anyone received updates on a G30/31 from version 2017-4 > 2018-x versions?

 

I've started the download, but feeling disappointed the service is not working as marketed, or expected as the customer.  Manual updates seems a backwards step, albeit up-to-date.

 

Kind regards

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Thanks Carrman

I think I will wait a week or so to see if the OTA kicks in....

I got my car in Oct, and I've only ever seen the OTA update once.

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Ive never seen the OTA update start and I still have 2018-1.

Is there a way to kick start it? What conditions are required for OTS updates to take place?

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1 hour ago, AdamBell said:

Ive never seen the OTA update start and I still have 2018-1.

Is there a way to kick start it? What conditions are required for OTS updates to take place?

I’m th same I haven’t ever seen an OTA update so I just do it myself 

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25 minutes ago, Hudds.taz said:

I’m th same I haven’t ever seen an OTA update so I just do it myself 

I’ve just started the download process and will install it as soon as I get a chance. That’s not really the point though, the car is supposed to do all of this itself without any intervention from us.

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I've had OTA updates before. I read somewhere that OTA is only a partial Map Update. Car will only run it if there is a road change in the area it knows you drive in - hence the learn routes thing in Nav settings. 

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If you choose to download this update manually via the update manager, it downloads the whole of Europe and is s 29.8gb file. Make sure you have a suitably large usb handy unlike me.

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5 hours ago, sjak92 said:

I've had OTA updates before. I read somewhere that OTA is only a partial Map Update. Car will only run it if there is a road change in the area it knows you drive in - hence the learn routes thing in Nav settings. 

 

I've heard this too but can't quite understand the logic. Surely you most want to use a sat nav on journeys you've never done before? I'm pretty good at navigating the roads that I already know :D

 

+1 for doing a manual download. I agree everything *should* just work automatically on a car of this prestige, but the manual download and import procedure is pretty painless. @AdamBell is right in that you'll need at least a 32GB drive - formatted to FAT32. 

 

Edit - is there a readme file anywhere that explains what roads have been added in a new release? I have a whole stack of new roads near me that don't show up on the 2018-02 update.

Edited by Gr3gg

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This thread made me check the map issue on my car (May 2017 reg). It was 2017-2 which it likely came with so I guess OTA hasn't been doing anything. Admittedly it's a low mileage ex-demonstrator so it's maybe not been run often enough to ask for an update? So I downloaded 2018-2 yesterday (about 1.25 hours to download it and 10 minutes to unpack and write to a flash) and installed it on the car today - after a 20 minute drive it was done but I don't know quite how long it took.

 

thanks for the tip Carrman!

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Hi all,

 

Is there a way to customize map display?

 

I would like to have the same display whether zoomed in or out but it always switches midway to the green grass of home. I would like just the white background.

 

Cheers

 

Alan

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3 hours ago, saintalan said:

Hi all,

 

Is there a way to customize map display?

 

I would like to have the same display whether zoomed in or out but it always switches midway to the green grass of home. I would like just the white background.

 

Cheers

 

Alan

 

Never done it but how about this?

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Carrman, take a bow!

 

It was the Satellite images set ON causing the change (as it indicates :) )!

 

Had I been thinking Google Map/Satellite View the penny may have dropped!

 

It's been bugging me for months, so Cheers for that.

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I Downloaded the 2018-2 map update (29gb) and formatted a 64gb USB drive to FAT32 using a third party formatting utility.  Data transferred from laptop to USB via BMW download manager. When I inserted USB drive in vehicle, download initially started (0%) but then Idrive showed error "Data on USB  unusable."  So where did I go wrong?

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Why have you downloaded the 2018-2 when 2018-3 has just been released?

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27 minutes ago, sjak92 said:

Why have you downloaded the 2018-2 when 2018-3 has just been released?

Map data downloaded and then had to wait for arrival of 64GB USB from ebay.

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It is rather well hidden!

 

Assuming you've got an account set up and your car details entered, go to the BMW ConnectedDrive page and log in. Click on Remote Cockpit and then on Control and scroll down a bit and you'll see a box labelled Map Update and a button to click. On the map page choose the Manual Map Update option and follow your nose. Takes a while to download and unpack.

 

BTW if you're on Windows 10 you might have difficulty formatting a stick to FAT32 which is required. Google is your friend and I've found you're better using one of the free formatters than the Windows command line.

Edited by Boba

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On 9/17/2018 at 5:30 PM, Boba said:

 

Assuming you've got an account set up and your car details entered, go to the BMW ConnectedDrive page and log in. Click on Remote Cockpit and then on Control and scroll down a bit and you'll see a box labelled Map Update and a button to click.

Got all that but for a car thats only 12 months old its asking me to pay for USB map updates. Or £130 for OTA plus manual it seems.

Are free map updates included with some options or am i being hopelessly optimistic? 

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