Upgrade Sat Nav Software

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Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by bendy87 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:09 pm

Hi Guys,

I have recently downloaded a new software version for the sat nav in my z4 and when i put the new disc in my disc drive the maps look identical. I don't think anything has changed.

I have the professional navigation in my car and i downloaded BMW Road Map Europe 2010-1 HIGH. I thought this would update the maps and possibly the look of the maps in my car but i haven't had any luck. Am i missing something or am i trying to do something that is impossible?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:27 pm

The software does not affect the maps, The map disk controls the maps. 2 different things.

However we cannot discuss illegal software on the site. Buy an OEM disk
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by mmm-five » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:07 pm

The newer versions simply update the maps with road changes - it doesn't change the way the maps are displayed on the screen.

Still find the maps on both the BMW & TomTom systems are never 100% anyway. There will always be about a year's lag between survey, collation & modification, and distribution of the —although some roundabouts in my area have been traffic light controlled junctions for 10 years, so maybe they leave some intentional errors in to prevent other companies using their mapping data (I know Ordnance Survey used to). At least I can put my own changes into the TomTom system (i.e. new roundabouts, change turn restrictions, change speed limits, etc.).

Although as cj10jeeper put previously, if you download hook software then it's your problem if something goes wrong, and don't expect much support from here or the 'unoffical supplier' :P
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by pvr » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:23 pm

Just wait for the drive to lock up now ...

For the sake of £99 from a dealer for OEM and legal, why make your system unreliable?
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by Hotride » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:52 am

what version software do you have? you may need to upgrade the software in your sat nav if you want it to look updated. I believe the software is free and legal to download (i may be wrong) lastest version is v32 and xoutpost.com is the forum for finding/discussing these things

getting the latest Nav CD simply adds in any new roads that have been published.

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:54 am

jeesemc wrote:I have recently downloaded a new software version for the sat nav in my z4 and when i put the new disc in my disc drive the maps look identical. I don't think anything has changed.
Of course - the software version is just the operating system, so having the latest gives more features such as 3D view and minor bug fixes.

The maps require you to purchase an up to date map dvd from BMW or authorised supplier
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by rudey » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:32 am

How do you change the view to 3D ?

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by Dean-Z4 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:18 pm

Go to- Main screen. Go to- settings. Keep finger on menue button for 8 seconds. You find a hidden menue, find "Persepctive" botton. That changes maps to 3 D.

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by rudey » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:23 pm

Thnx Deano :)

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by a340driver » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:23 pm

For info:

I've upgraded the firmware from Ver 26 to Ver 32 using a Mac. I downloaded NAV_SW(32).rar from:

http://www.megaupload.com Search that site, or for a link on Xoutpost.com.

Extract the file: NAV_SW(32).iso using UnRarX

Burn it to a cd using Disc Utility, using the slowest speed (8X) (In User/applications/Utilities/)

Then Install it in line with these instructions:

http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/all-bm ... m-faq.html

and these:

http://www.bimmernav.com/images/instructions.jpg

All in all took about 5 minutes

Note. Even if BMW carries out an owner requested update to the software it is not warrantied by them. The firmware is a cost option only in man hours from BMW so you may as well do it yourself.

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by pvr » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:47 pm

Firmware is indeed not chargeable so the above is perfectly fine.

Maps however are copy right protected.
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Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by Rufus59 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:48 am

Whats the difference between v32 and the previous version? Just perspective?
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by pvr » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:37 am

Perspective was available from V28.

V32 has faster route calculations and some other features. The full list is available to see on the xoutpost.com website.
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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by SamUK » Tue May 12, 2015 12:58 am

Guys,

Little old - what is the current version of maps available from BMW?

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Re: Upgrade Sat Nav Software

Post by rudey » Tue May 12, 2015 6:17 pm

I would be interested too as mines got 2013 I think

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