Top 6 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C:
1. Gbit workshop LAN,backwards compatible
2. Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD
(cars do not yet support this and interface not yet defined,ICOM Next hardware adaptation will be necessary for future Gbit car interface,will cause adaptation costs)
3. Faster start-up times and high throughput; Improved handling
4. Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
5. More flexible OBD cable,Lighted button for logs etc
6. Comes with software : V2021.09 ICOM HDD
ICOM Next A+B+C Diagnostic Head Overview?
Functionally compatible to ICOM A2
Mechanical design similar ICOM A2
Backwards compatible to car adapters (ICOM B, C) and motorcycle adapters (ICOM D, E)
ICOM NEXT ABC Specifications:
Zeroization of data on tamper detection
Secure supply chain assurance
Key storage using physically un-clonable function
CRI Pass-Through DPA Patent Portfolio
Advanced cryptographic Services
V2021.09 BMW ICOM Software:
SDP Programming Database 4.30.40, Multilingual
ISTA-P 3.68.0.0008 , supports BMW motorcycle and electric vehicle programming.
for BMW ETK 2019.12
for BMW KSD 2019.11
INPA 5.06, winkfp 5.2.3, NCS 3.5.1
BMWAi Refresh Hidden 4.6
E-SYS V3.30, database V68.0, Chinese version software added
The latest FSC navigation code software and IBAC coder
Added DISV57 and DISV44 for old BMW cars, diagnostic and programming
ISTA-D Language: Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Sweden, Thai, Turkish
ISTA-P Language: English, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish,
Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
ISTA-D new version support instructions:
Support for the new F, G and I series models, as well as Rolls Royce, MINI, BMW Motorcycle.
The new version provides Multi-VCI, which supports D-CAN line, ENET line, ICOM, OPS/GT1 direct connection diagnostics.
Can view maintenance materials, circuit diagrams, etc.
New E-Sys feature:
Convert FA to OrderXML file
CR2859 - Encoding 2.0 in E-Sys CR2945 - CVN mapping file in PX container for storing E-Sys functions of CAF
CR2969 - E-Sys - New CAF data model for CAFE-E plug-in coding factory
CR2977 - (E-Sys) FP Certificate Management
CR3008 - New Module TA1 Filter Editor
KA1223 - Use log level mode from properties files in batch
KA1224 - "Restore Defaults" for TAL Processing Parameters
KA2521 - E-Sys: For TAL execution, save the file name and path of the executed TAL log
KA2768 - Expanding TACategory fscBackup from E-Sys KA2807 - Multiple selections and deletions of elements in PDX containers
KA2809 - Multiple vehicle order selection during code verification
KA2825 - Enhanced configuration options for ECUVariantPatterns at E-Sys
KA3009 - Extend the namespace of the PDX container for RSX KA3035 - Rename "Bit6" to "CertEnabled"
K?0941 - Read the output event type of SVTsollK?1002 - TAL processing in VCM in TAL calculation and coding module
K?1071 - Allow multiple selections in event type selection
K?1229 - Service call GetSoftwareID function should be able to do without specifying a diagnostic address
Note that ISTA-P does not support the latest G-system programming, as there is no G-system yet.
|No.||Software Name||Software Function|
|1||ISPI-NEXT Admin Tools||ISPI-NEXT authorization software|
|2||ISPI Admin Client||ISPI-NEXT authorization management and environment Configuration software|
|3||ISTA-D(Rheingold)||Diagnostic and repair guide, including Diagrams and disassembly Figure|
|4||ISTA-P(ISSS-NEXT)||Programming and coding software system|
|5||HDD-Update||Navigation software upgrade back-office services (function with ISTA-P, need to Import map files)|
|8||E-SYS||Engineer Software for F series (available for programming and coding)|
|9||WINKFP||Engineer Software for E series, for programming|
|10||NCS-Expert tool||Engineer Software for E series, for coding|
|11||INPA||Engineer Software for E series, for diagnosis|
|12||Tool32||Engineer Software for E series, able to run directly|
|13||BMW Coding Tool||Auxiliary Software of Engineer Software for E series (Available to import model data to WINKFP and NSC)|
|14||NcsDummy||Auxiliary Software of Engineer Software for E series (Available to modify NCS data)|
|15||IToolRadar||Used to recognize ICOM, activate or release ICOM Port|
|16||EasyConnect||Used to Configure the Environment Parameter of Engineer Software for E series, can activate or release ICOM Port|
BMW ICOM Next-The Next genareation
ICOM Next – The next generation of its diagnostic hardware was recently announced. Units are starting to trickle in around the world, as of today they are backordered on ICOM Next A 1,143 units.
The price has been reduced dramatically over the previous ICOM A2.
ICOM NEXT A
ICOM NEXT B
ICOM NEXT A Inside
Web interface is the same, Wi-Fi interface is Atheros AR9382 based mini PCI-E half sized card made by SparkLAN.
Cypress CPU and gigabit Ethernet.
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:
Tip:To run ICOM Next newest 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:
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.
Make sure your computer obtain IP address automatically.
Done! GOOD LUCK!
BMW ICOM Next Review: Faster, Better Built, for Future Cars
Have some words about my new toy BMW ICOM A+B+C from China.
I am using 2017.3 bmw software ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 Windows 7
i first went to ICOM Next with my e38. This car was bought new in 2001 and i only have 65k miles on it but the dash was always lit up like a Christmas tree! since day one this car had electrical issues and every time the dealership said they fixed it, the same issue would pop up... the icom next helped me diagnose the problem and fixe it, with 1 hour!!
Then, i took my 2014 (f31) 328ix sport wagon, now this was the cool stuff... i had all these special codes to do some really trick stuff to the electronics like using the key fob to close my rear hatch, roll up the windows and sunroof, as well as fold mirrors when i lock the car. all my phone contacts in my heads up display ... icom next is really a cool guy, very laid back and not pretentious whatsoever.
And, my friend’s 2011 128i also benefited a lot. It had some electrical issues, causing the radio not to work and the speedometer, RPM, and gas gauge to suddenly drop and rise while driving. After a quick diagnostic test, I needed a new battery and the entertainment computer system had to be recoded. Within a day, all the electrical problems were fixed!!
ICOM Next is faster than the old bmw icom. It is also better built IMHO.
And 2017 Next is WIFI available also.
It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely.
Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle.
Another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.
In two or three years there will be a new ICOM released, that will be probably better etc. That’s how things work.
So far, I have had the ICOM Next A+B+C no issues.