How to Enable ISTA+ V4.11 Expert Mode for Single Module Programming

Does anyone have a solution for Ista+ Programming Expert Mode?
No expert mode available yet for ISTA+ v4.11.12.

This will be an issue in feature, expert mode can get you out of unpleasant work.

For example if you update i update a whole g11 with ista p and if you update kafas you lose fsc codes, so if i deselected kafas, fsc stayed unharmed. But you can do that now with BMW ISTA Software

One more important remark is that esys wont let you update a module that is allready updated, but ista let you do it, so after 7/11 psdzdate you are stuck with this issue too…

Best to use a router for programming HUH etc through ista
Or you can just use tftpd32 (or tftpd64 if 64bit OS)
Update: ISTA+ 4.12.12 has the expert mode – Confirmed!

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Note that Ista+ expert mode is Ista P expert mode

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The difference between Expert mode and Ista plus?

The difference is his loader allows for hiding of modules

Ista plus does not he or someone may be working on an alternate loader to hide retrofitted modules but as it so far look into ESYS for that only option I can think of right now last istap that had a lot a F ,G or I cars was 3.64.2 as 3.65.0 only had like 2 model forget exactly which ones you have to double or make link dos command to point to istaplus PSdZ folder

Some new solutions to activate ISTA-P expert mode ?

so updating the folders in ISTA-P with the files from PSdz swe will not do the trick. You will be inserting back all the missing vehicles. I saw in the main series you will have to rename F, G, I series files to reflect.

after copy PSDz (data_swi) to pszdata ISTA P with correction data in mainseries, add data F001, F10,…etc = same result

ISTA P shows window that car is not programmable (only ISTA+)
trick is somewhere else
this is Ista p expert mode confirmed to work 100%

Why not just use a earlier version of ISTA-P (such as 4.08 or 4.10) to do single module coding?
Because what i am getting is there are problematic files out there that BMW knows about and in the latest version of ISTA+ it can stop from a certain update and keep the module on the one that works. So could you not reverse populate for example take the p-files from a later version to a previous but you would need all files and folders for example. anyone with more can chime in

Anyone has good success with Ista P expert mode?
Yep. Have tested Expert Mode on BMW e66
Here is the details…
Select Create new session. Click on Select ISTA/P server automatically. Click on Continue.
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Click on ICOM Next/ICOM A2 emulator & Connect to continue.
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Connecting…

Click on on the 4th button at the top, to get the information of Connection manager, then close that interface.

Determining model series…(E66)

Data being checked…

Checking vehicle identification number…(DE97243)

Control unit replaced?

Click on No, and also click on “Before starting vehicle programming…” click on Next.

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Control unit change over.

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Determining…

Identifying fitted control units…

Determining target context…

Calculating measure plan…

Go to Control unit tree, and select ZGM.

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Edit plan show as follows:

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Go to Immediate measures.

Click on Hide all actions.
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Go to Edit plan. No cross on Program P. Then close it.
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Select SZL.

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Edit plan show as follows:

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Go to Immediate measures.

Click on Hide all actions.

Back to Edit plan. No cross there. Then close it.

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Done!

BMW ICOM A2 ICOM NEXT ISTA-D Unregistered Problem Solution

BMW ICOM NEXT is the Latest Generation Diagnostic Head For BMW, for MINI, for Rolls-Royce for BMW-Model.
This tool Can Replace for BMW ICOM A2, including all function of ICOM A2. This is the best diagnostic and programming tools for BMW Serial cars.

Recently, most of the customers meet problem to use BMW ICOM software , get error “Unregistered” shown as below. Message reads ” This application needs a valid key to start, please paste your serial number below. You may contact us at …… for details.

The problem like the picture below:
BMW ICOM PROBLEM

If you meet this problem, The only thing you need to do is run the “ID.reg” file so it will add some info to the registry. After this, ISTA/D should work fine!

Get the file from here, unpack it and double click it.

https://mega.nz/#!BIJhSYAa!v2JnLQmfTAjPxse7ElkG_2dfHZSl2JyCTfSBBw6OngQ

Test results:

Working on get it running, installed it >15 times with different versions or VM / physical and this file was all what was missing. It is good working now!

Product Feedback:
1. Took BMW ICOM Next from this seller: take boldly, delivery china-latvia 21.12 ordered, 27.12 received. I did not expect such a jump for the new year, i waited in the new year, and here such a surprise! Nice! I took a set of hdd and icom a + b + c without wifi, packed neatly in bubble film. Icom b has not yet checked, BMW ICOM A and c tested on three machines: e53, e70 and e90, icom a and c works without problems, so i’m quite happy. Who does not have the opportunity or just laziness to look for software or who is not sure that he will be able to run all this-i recommend taking a kit with hdd, the difference in the price of about 60 eur, disk for 500 gb with all the necessary programs, utilities, instructions. software in several languages, how to switch languages-everything is in pdf and video clips. Includes utilities and step-by-step description of how icom connect with ista, how to update icom and firmware to it and bonus several more software bmw. So in general, the purchase is satisfied, the seller recommend.

2. Connects very well with BMW ICOM Software Ista + works well! Thank you

3. Feels solid and works as supposed to! Very quick shipping. Strongly recommend

4. You can buy boldly! The goods are quality, fully consistent with the description. Installed ista d and ista p programs, checked in, everything is fine! Thank you very much to the seller!

5. Seller ships device one week after I make payment. Device working, the price matches the quality

How to solved the problem with ISTA and BMW m3 e36 of 96

Car model and year:
BMW m3 e36 of 96

BMW diagnostic software to consider to use:
ISTA + 3.53
Inpa cable

Problem:
From now on it is necessary to put the cursor of the interface on the D or the K knowing that it is of 96.
I say DKan
Then I plug everything I run ista it takes me the characteristics of my vehicle
After when I go to expert mode to diagnose the DME and well it makes me no fault find it seemed weird so I unplug the debimettre to see if it captures the defect and well no fault so I tell myself that there is a concern for dialogue.

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Tips to follow:
To make an E36 you have to enter the chassis manually, ISTA will not detect the box tree and then have to switch to the old DIS style visual.

Q: to see and control the versions, simply click on the adjustable wrench, top tool bar, then select “version” and you have your answer for a diag on E36, are you sure he found your DME ??
A: When I plug it in, I open it ista then I do the necessary it happens to find the characteristics of my vehicle m3 e36 and when I try to go further diag box it finds nothing
I will repeat the test in the week and see exactly all the steps.

Q: everything depends on whether it is a phase 1 or 2, phase1 = ADS protocol / phase2 = ODB protocol in this case ISTA works phase 1 / DIS or INPA see Carsoft 6.5
A: It is a m3 e36 of 96 phase 1

Q: for ista it is missed, it must go through DIS and head gt1, or Carsoft 6.5 with its interface.
A: I have a friend who has a m3 e36 also in phase 1 and he also has the ista but not on the computer like me and it works but as he lives far from home we can not try on mine or his

Q: not on a pc ?? what is it like support you are sure that it uses ISTA on the other hand it is possible that it has a limp bosch, the variation is of the Siemens, one of the 2 is not recognized
A: That’s what he has but I’m not using it
Mine is on pc with a cable dcan / blue kcan plus the intermediate round plug

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Tip 1:
No M3 E36 3.2 Phase1 = E36 Phase 2

1996 = ODB and no ads

M3 E36 3.0 L = ADS

So it must work very well with BMW Diagnostic Tool ISTA

I had a M3 E36 3.2 Phase1 of 1995, so the very first E36 Phase 2 and it worked very well.

Tip 2:
the m3 e36 3litre it is a s50 driven by a Bosch in ADS unlike the e36 m3 3.2 which is on a s50 driven by siemens so obd, he cannot diag the engine with the cable dcan mode kcan on the take oBD

the ADS protocol (DS1) uses two communication channels (TX / K and RX / L), it requires a specific interface, the round with 20 plug.

e36 before about 95: ADS / DS1 protocol on most modules except some “OBD” modules: ABS, AIRBAG
e36 after about 95: OBD / DS2 protocol on most modules, all engine computers except diesel td and tds remaining in ADS for DMEs, Bosch calculators are in ADS and Siemens in OBD

Ista-D functions but Ista-P error “Configuration technique failed to initialize”

Error message:

When i start off BMW Diagnostic Tool Ista-p loader i get this error: Configuration system failed to initialize.

Unhandled exception has occurred in you application. Should you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. For those who click Quit, the application will close instantly.

Configuration method failed to initialize.

I’ll post pic.Just alter ram of laptop and now not commence.Ista-D work !

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Suggestion:

You didn’t close the ista p properly the final time and data procurament got corrupted. I’m not sure what version you happen to be making use of to assist but the uncomplicated way would be install ista p again and make certain to back up the two folder of data procurament simply because for those who possess the same concern within the future you may just replace it. Ensure to let the loader to close adequately to prevent these difficulties or don’t start off the loader whilst 1 is operating.

Tech support from Obd2tool.com:
Restart your laptop or computer.

Usually do not run ISTA-D and ISTA-P at the very same time

Look right here: 03.2018 ISTA-D and ISTA-P performs best

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BMW ICOM VS ICOM NEXT

I am looking to buy a good diagnostic tool for bmw, my question is:

which is the best, bmw icom or ICOM Next and why please? also important question is, if i buy icom next is needed to buy icom P for programming newer cars? as i see if buy bmw icom, should to buy also icom p, but i don’t know for icom next.

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Improved Functionality and Performance:

1. Gbit workshop LAN,backwards compatible
2. Preparation for Gbit LAN on vehicle OBD(cars do not yet supportthis 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
4. Through high-performance,low-power ARM SoCBMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C QC MARK
5. Improved handling
6. More flexible OBD cable
7. Lighted button for logs etc

BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C Diadnostic 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)

BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C 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

If you use BMW ICOM Next V2018.09 , it is better if you have computer as below:
1pc x BMW ICOM A2 Interface
1pc x BMW ICOM B Most
1pc x BMW 20pin Cable
1pc x USB Cable
1pc x OBD2 Cable
1pc x LAN Cable
1pc x NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC

Different between INPA and ICOM?

INPA just need a OBD II cable with any PC and it can run. Software can be download. The cable cost only $20 USD + cost of a laptop.For a ICOM Scanner, it need a software called ISTA. I know all the bmw model can be used with. The whole system cost around $400 USD + cost of laptop. Anyone know the different between them??? If I am just a user and do some simple work for my E60 M5 (SMG clutch teach-in) , look for error codes. Which one I should buy?

ICOM and GT1 are hardware. GT1 was the previous generation, then came ICOM, and now something called E-NET (I believe).

DIS, ISTA, and INPA are software. DIS was the first generation. ISTA is the replacement for DIS. INPA is software, but was designed for BMW engineer use, not dealerships and most dealerships don’t have it or any clue how to use it. Some of the other guys here can recommend a software set, it seems the place I got mine is no longer selling them either.

ICOM is probably best for me. It does work with 20-pin port “ADS” fully.

Regarding ADS another question/problem came in my mind. Afaik ADS is only supported by Ediabas 6.4.3 and 6.4.7. Is there any advise how to handle this? Or is the only way having 6.4.3 or 6.4.7 installed on one machine and 7.3.0 on another? Is it at all necessary to use a newer version than 6.4.3 of ediabas for newer cars? Currenty I run 7.3.0 because I do not have a ADS interface.

The old EDIABAS is for when using an actual physical ADS interface. Keep using 7.3.0, it will need to be configured as “remote” and you will have to input the IP address of the BMW ICOM A2.You will need 2 tools. iTool Radar to get IP of ICOM and Reserve ICOM (only for when you use INPA, WinKFP, NCSExpert, etc), and EasyConnect for easy configuration of your ediabas.ini file.

Bmw Icom A2 interface

Topic:

I have recently bought the new BMW Diagnostic Tool Icom A2 interface with Isid 3.1, Ista/d 2.36 and Ista/p 2.49.2 software and i would like to ask if anyone knows if it’s possible to connect wireless to the car’s obd without the LAN cable since it support’s WLAN option or what else needed to make it possible? The Icom A2 interface is a clone.

Replied by shawnsheridan

I don’t think any of the A1 ICOM Clones had WLAN card inside, and I would be surprised if A2 ICOM Clone did. If it does, I am pretty sure you need a special Access Point connected to ISIS Server to use WLAN mode.

Replied by TroyE60

Thanks mate for your answer. Actually the ICOM A2 supports Wireless lan. As you can see from the below pic which I have already uploaded (Icom A2 connected in my car’s obd slot) with the system light green (turn on – operational) it has 4 lights. One for communication, one for wireless lan, on for LAN (RJ 45) and one for the operation named system. I was wondering if there is some kind of emulator or something to “trick” the interface so it thinks it is connected on an ISIS server even running from VMware.

how to distinguish the original bmw icom A2 software and fake ICOM A2

BMW ICOM A2+B+C is the best diagnostic tool for BMW car.
1. Super version BMW ICOM A2 is compatible with many kinds of computers.
2. Once insert hard disk into your computer it can automatically install.
3. No request on computer system, and no time limiation for use.

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Q: Is it possible, that I change the Language? There Is only english in Black letters
A: Hello, please open the software first, click “Reset Settings”, then restart the software again, the language option will be available
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Q: I tried installing Bmw Icom in the notebook computer “Lenovo”, when I turned on the computer with the new hard drive asks me 2 passwords
can you tell me what they are?
A: First password is “BMW”, second password just ignore, do not need to fill anything.

Q:Does your bmw icom has esys software?
A:yes,it has,It is engineer version HDD.

how to distinguish the original bmw icom A2 software and fake ICOM A2

BMW ICOM A2+B+C is the best diagnostic tool for BMW car.
1. Super version BMW ICOM A2+B+C is compatible with many kinds of computers.
2. Once insert hard disk into your computer it can automatically install.
3. No request on computer system, and no time limiation for use.

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Q: Is it possible, that I change the Language? There Is only english in Black letters
A: Hello, please open the software first, click “Reset Settings”, then restart the software again, the language option will be available
BMW ICOM language setting

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Q: I tried installing Bmw Icom in the notebook computer “Lenovo”, when I turned on the computer with the new hard drive asks me 2 passwords
can you tell me what they are?
A: First password is “BMW”, second password just ignore, do not need to fill anything.

Q:Does your bmw icom has esys software?
A:yes,it has,It is engineer version HDD.

Method to Solve BMW ICOM A2 WinKFP Error 211 on Flash Programming

If you met the problems of BMW ICOM A2 software Winkfp flash programming error 211, you can have a look at the methods provided by forum members. Maybe they are useful.

problems

Both modules from the BMW dealership comes With VIN & Part Number already programmed in them but when use INPA to read the UIF block, the Part Number only showed up but not the VIN. Number, in its place is all yyyyyyy.

How to use WinKFP to program both the CAS & DME to facilitate a starting the engine for BMW E60?

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Tools used here: BMW ICOM A2

Laptop with windows XP

Possible solutions from forums:

Note:

Opinion 1

You only need to code both units and then align. This can be done via NCS and INPA. When units are virgin chassis is written at time of coding.

Opinion 2

Just code both modules to default. You can use any profile which has manipulation disabled.

Opinion 3

Modules on the MOST bus should be reprogrammed with an ICOM interface and not a K+DCAN cable.

Opinion 4

You should be able to successfully reprogram it with ISTA/P and an BMW ICOM interface.

Opinion 5

Check your Winkfp configuration, make sure it looks like this

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Opinion 6

Didn’t have the power supply connected with the right Volts.

Notice!

The information provided here are for information only as they were all taken at random sites on the internet and can be accessed publicly. You should be aware that I have no responsibility for what may happen to your car and any change to be held occur solely at your own risk.