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      06-18-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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iPhone OS 3.0 and iDrive/6FL

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Last night, I installed iPhone OS 3.0 on my iPod Touch 2G. Now, when I plug it into my 6FL cable, the iPod just says "Accessory Attached" and nothing shows up on the iDrive screen when I select AUX. I've tried keeping it connected for a long time (to see if it needed to index all the songs first), and I tried restarting the iTouch many times.

Anyone else seeing an issue with the new iPhone OS 3.0, and their 6FL with or even without iDrive?

My car is a 2008 E92 335i with the wastegate fix and the latest ECU software as of May 2009.

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I have a iPhone 3G with new 3.0 firmware released yesterday and a 2007 335i coupe with 6FL and original software. Just went outside and tried some music for the first time with 3.0 and it works fine just like before the firmware update.
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      06-18-2009, 04:33 PM   #3
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Hmm, that's good to hear. Getting a 3G S on Monday.
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Do you have to pair it again somehow to get it to stream music to the speakers via Bluetooth? Phone works, Ipod works, but I dont get the bluetooth pop up within the Ipod songs to pipe it to the car...
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I think the car is only set up to work with the phone function of Bluetooth from an iPhone. The car software isn't setup to play music via Bluetooth.
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      06-18-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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I have a iPhone 3G with new 3.0 firmware released yesterday and a 2007 335i coupe with 6FL and original software. Just went outside and tried some music for the first time with 3.0 and it works fine just like before the firmware update.
Do your contacts sync with your car? I also have an 07 335i coupe (w/ idrive) and would like to get a 3Gs iphone. However, I have read mixed reports on whether contacts sync into the car.

Thanks.
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Do your contacts sync with your car? I also have an 07 335i coupe (w/ idrive) and would like to get a 3Gs iphone. However, I have read mixed reports on whether contacts sync into the car.

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I have a 3G with 3.0 firmware and it works seamlessly - contacts and all.
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      06-18-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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Do your contacts sync with your car? I also have an 07 335i coupe (w/ idrive) and would like to get a 3Gs iphone. However, I have read mixed reports on whether contacts sync into the car.

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It works amazingly well with iDrive. Everything syncs perfectly.

Something I've noticed since the iPhone 3.0 update-

If you answer an incoming call from your phone, it doesnt pick up through the car's bluetooth which could be useful if you have a carload of people that you dont want to hear your whole conversation, assuming youre in a state where you can talk on the phone and drive without a 100+ dollar ticket. (like california)
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      06-19-2009, 12:57 AM   #9
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it would be nice to have the bluetooth stream music as well as an incomming call, hopefully bmw will have some kind of upcomming software update so we can take advantage of this feature on iphone...

all kidding aside, if the toyota venza can do it ..a bmw can as well..
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The car is not a2dp enabled, that's why the 3.0 software has zero functionality as far as streaming audio from the phone to the car's speakers natively..... *sigh*
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Do we need a new cable to use with 3G S and 6FL?
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Do we need a new cable to use with 3G S and 6FL?
doubtful, but I can let you know in a bit when I get into my car since my 3G S arrived today.
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Hey guys,

Anyone else seeing an issue with the new iPhone OS 3.0, and their 6FL with or even without iDrive?

My car is a 2008 E92 335i with the wastegate fix and the latest ECU software as of May 2009.

Thanks.
This may be something with the Touch 2G. I JUST discovered this issue today on the way home after getting 3.0 yesterday. Trying to figure something out on my own, but so far, soft resets have not done the trick. Will try to report more as I find something.

For the sake of argument, mine is a 32GB model (I doubt that it matters).

Car is an 09 E92 335xi

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Confirmed that it doesn't work in my 09 E92 with iDrive. 60GB standard ipod classic works with the 6FL and the Touch 2G was working fine prior to the 3.0 firmware.

I am wondering if there is a difference between those above who say its working with an iphone. Are you guys using a 6NF and not the 6FL for your phone?

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      06-20-2009, 01:24 AM   #16
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I'm interested in an explanation as well. When I plug in my iPod Touch, it flashes between the "Accessory Connected" screen and the music playlist, doesn't seem to charge, definitely does not play.

Edit: 09 E93 with iDrive, 6FL.
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after i updated my iphone with the 3.0 software... my 6fl did not discover the ipod feature like it usually does... so I went to the iphone went to play a song from the list then plug it in to the 6fl adapter then it discoverd it wack..
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I'm interested in an explanation as well. When I plug in my iPod Touch, it flashes between the "Accessory Connected" screen and the music playlist, doesn't seem to charge, definitely does not play.

Edit: 09 E93 with iDrive, 6FL.
That's the same thing mine does. I have done a factory restore of 3.0 and all of the data on the 2g and will go out and see what happens.

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after i updated my iphone with the 3.0 software... my 6fl did not discover the ipod feature like it usually does... so I went to the iphone went to play a song from the list then plug it in to the 6fl adapter then it discoverd it wack..
How did you do that? When I try to get to music on mine, I get the same alternating connect-->disconnect (handshake issue) between the 6FL and the ipod.

I tried to play a song in the Touch and then plug into the 6FL, but no dice in getting it to recognize it.

I did a fresh restore of 3.0 and that didn't seem to do anything.

I have downgraded my 2G Touch back to 2.2.1 and after its done syncing in iTunes, back outside to try it.

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I have downgraded my 2G Touch back to 2.2.1 and after its done syncing in iTunes, back outside to try it.
As expected, downgrading the Touch 2G back to 2.2.1 from 3.0 works like a champ with the 6FL exactly as it did prior to the 3.0 firmware.

I called my service center this morning, and to date, there have been no tech bulletins on this issue yet. They kept my name and number and will call if they get any updates on the issue.

For now, unfortunately, looks like I will stick to 2.2.1.

I am interested in knowing why it seems to work for iPhone 3G and 3G S users, but for some reason not on the touch 2g.

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Yes.... they sync fine. Also got my iPhone 3GS yesterday and it works fine also.
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      06-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #22
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Syncing of the contacts list is done via bluetooth, whether you have the phone plugged in or not. That shouldn't have been affected by the 3.0 software.

I just tried mine after updating my 3G to OS 3.0. The ipod functions and bluetooth work as before, however, it won't charge. When I plug in, I get the plug icon over the battery instead of the lightning bolt charging icon. I have 6FL and non-iDrive.
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