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.

BMW-ICOM-A2-1

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

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
BMW ICOMlanguage 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.