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      07-15-2013, 10:24 AM   #683
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I didn't want to take any chances so I ordered the USB from tischerbmw. I already have the code got it somewhere else. Spent about $100 for everything. I just wanted to make sure I got all the necessary files that's why I bought the USB.
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      07-15-2013, 02:46 PM   #684
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nothing happens when i put the usb in the glove box.

had an hour drive this morning so i thought i would try it. no luck.

currently using pny fat32 32gig w/correct files.

i'll pick up a scandisk tonight and report back tomorrow.

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      07-15-2013, 03:07 PM   #685
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try this

Nothing happens when you put usb in the glovebox usb, the same thing happened to me the first time i tried update, i think the problem is that you have the two files in a folder, what i did was just put them in the root..

Can anyone help with my question?? i have one issue so far, when i go to Map options, two choices are completely greyed out, Satellite Images and Perspective View in 3D. Are these location based options? meaning they are only available in an area where there are buildings, maybe?
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      07-15-2013, 03:57 PM   #686
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nothing happens when i put the usb in the glove box.

had an hour drive this morning so i thought i would try it. no luck.

currently using pny fat32 32gig w/correct files.

i'll pick up a scandisk tonight and report back tomorrow.

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Make sure pkgdb and config.nfm are the only two things on the USB stick.
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      07-16-2013, 01:28 AM   #687
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Seed please guys....thanks in advance :P
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      07-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #688
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thanks for the reply. i had everything correct but for some reason my pny had an extra 1tb partition so it wasn't reading 32gb. i deleted both partitions w/disk manager, reformatted fat32, copied and success!
That was going to be my next suggestion. Some manufacturers put a special partition at the front of the drive for utilities and software.

Glad you were able to make it work.
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      07-17-2013, 12:09 AM   #689
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Thanks guys, just finished downloading (seeding now). Next step -->code
Quick question, does updating nav this way voids the warranty (if in case i brick the system)

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      07-17-2013, 01:19 PM   #690
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Thanks guys, just finished downloading (seeding now). Next step -->code
Quick question, does updating nav this way voids the warranty (if in case i brick the system)

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I responded via PM but I'll post here for the benefit of all.

It technically doesn't void the warranty.

Updating the maps via USB is the standard way BMW updates the maps on vehicles. The only thing non-official is the unlock code, it's being generated outside of BMW's dealership network (hence the reason the cost is much lower).

With that being said, there have been a few instances where updating the maps has bricked a navigation unit. Sometime this was because the navigation units were from MY09 cars and MY09 cars required a software update in order to update maps over USB. Other times is just because the navigation unit had problems to begin with and the map update just triggered the problem.

However, if it's under warranty, you should be able to take it to the dealer and have it taken care of as long as your dealer aren't complete tools. You could just play the role of the dumb consumer and say your navigation stopped working or something.

If you don't have a MY09 car, then you shouldn't have to worry about it. If you do have a MY09 car, you'll need to make sure you have had your iDrive software updated at some point before attempting to update the maps.

While updating maps is a simple and easy process with a 99+% success rate, updating software on anything (computer, phone, car navigation) has a small chance of failure.
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      07-18-2013, 08:52 PM   #691
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Just completed a map upgrade on a 2009 335xi to "Eastern Region 2013" in about 4 hours (Start to Finish) I just wanted to thank everyone who commented on this thread as all the comments helped with either learning how to, or troubleshooting an issue - which I had none.

*To anyone looking to upgrade the Navigation to a new map just read this thread a few times and your golden*. After the first 10 to 15 pages I was comfortable enough to do this myself.

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      07-18-2013, 10:27 PM   #692
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Just completed a map upgrade on a 2009 335xi to "Eastern Region 2013" in about 4 hours (Start to Finish) I just wanted to thank everyone who commented on this thread as all the comments helped with either learning how to, or troubleshooting an issue - which I had none.

*To anyone looking to upgrade the Navigation to a new map just read this thread a few times and your golden*. After the first 10 to 15 pages I was comfortable enough to do this myself.

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So it took 4 hours, did you have to leave the ignition on? If not would that drain the battery a lot?
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      07-19-2013, 09:08 AM   #693
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Sorry I should have specified. I mean from reading the boards, then downloading the new map, obtaining the FSC code and loading the map on to a 32g USB thumb drive, then into my cars hard drive.

It took about 40 mins to load once I plugged in the USB thumb drive with the map.

So overall not knowing a thing to an updated Nav Map it took 4 hours

I hope that helps

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So it took 4 hours, did you have to leave the ignition on? If not would that drain the battery a lot?
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      07-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #694
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Sorry I should have specified. I mean from reading the boards, then downloading the new map, obtaining the FSC code and loading the map on to a 32g USB thumb drive, then into my cars hard drive.

It took about 40 mins to load once I plugged in the USB thumb drive with the map.

So overall not knowing a thing to an updated Nav Map it took 4 hours

I hope that helps
So did you need to turn your car on for that 40min update or any certain on battery drainage? I know in other vehicles I have worked with I would have a charger hooked up to the battery if I am not leaving it on.
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      07-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #695
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Na! I just drove and got some food while taking the long way home. I only had to let it idle for about 12 mins so not to bad.

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So did you need to turn your car on for that 40min update or any certain on battery drainage? I know in other vehicles I have worked with I would have a charger hooked up to the battery if I am not leaving it on.
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      07-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #696
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EDIT on 06/02/2013 - My seedbox ISP is having connectivity issues to a few of the main BitTorrent trackers so I've added a few more public trackers to the torrent file. Please redownload the torrent file to update the list of trackers.

Seems alot of people are having problems with the previous posted torrent not being seeded anymore. So I've uploaded two new torrents, one for North America and another for Europe.

The new torrents I uploaded are highly compressed to save space. Compression saves over 7gb of space per torrent. So now they are ~14gb instead of 22-23gb.

You can use the attached torrent files (remove the txt extension) or you can use the magnet links below.

North America 2013-1A Maps
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magnet:?xt=urn:btih:5872993c0db24efceac95e68b4fc1317bad7d580&dn=BMW+Road+Map+North+America+PREMIUM+2013-1A&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ffr33dom.h33t.com%3A3310
Europe 2013-2 Maps
Code:
magnet:?xt=urn:btih:3d634035e4d2e0a998dc88d0c50f1de6ba61746e&dn=BMW+Road+Map+Europe+PREMIUM+2013-2&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.publicbt.com%3A80&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.istole.it%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ftracker.coppersurfer.tk%3A6969&tr=udp%3A%2F%2Ffr33dom.h33t.com%3A3310
I'll leave this seeded for awhile to build up some seeds. I hope everyone joins in on the seeding. I purchased a 100mbit seedbox for the month to ensure it's actively seeded for at least that long.

After you've got the maps, you can hit up anyone you'd like to receive an FSC code, myself included.
I downloded the Dracon's torrent for the Europe 2013-2 maps and got the FSC code from him too. Highly recommended. Fast service.

My navigation system has been updated to the 2013-2 Europe maps without any problem. Excellent job !

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How do I contact Dracon?

Thanks.
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How do I contact Dracon?

Thanks.
You can try emailing him... looks like his account is banned?

I can't PM you the email because you haven't posted enough.
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Thanks. What's is address? I don't see it in any of his posts.
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doesn't seem to let me post the email but try:
dracon at gmail dot com
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Map updates for new BMW 328d

NEW 2014 328d w/navigation, bought in TX 8/31/13. Can anyone tell me if map updates are free to new buyers for some period of time.
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NEW 2014 328d w/navigation, bought in TX 8/31/13. Can anyone tell me if map updates are free to new buyers for some period of time.
Map updates are not free.
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NEW 2014 328d w/navigation, bought in TX 8/31/13. Can anyone tell me if map updates are free to new buyers for some period of time.
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Map updates are never free, normally.

However, sometimes BMW will preload the next year map FSC into the car from the factory if it's very close to a map release date. It's quite common in Europe where BMW does multiple map updates a year (Europe usually gets two a year while the US normally gets one).

Not as common in the US though.
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