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.

15-1 15-2

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

15-3

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?

40-1 40-2

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

40-2

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.

BMW E-Series Programming with ICOM ISTAP, not ISTA+

There are different systems for vehicle diagnosis (ISTA) and programming (ISTA/P) used. This means it was necessary to change systems several times when repairing a vehicle using software.

ISTA+ has been expanded so that all the required programming functions for the series F, G and I are integrated.

E-series vehicles still have to be programmed using BMW ICOM ISTA/P!

The functions relevant for programming can be accessed via the following menus:

17-1

Vehicle treatment

1.Software update o Comfort – as per the suggested measures plan
o Advanced – with broadened scope
o Additional software (range of functions is not active yet)

2. Control unit replacement o Before exchange (preparation) – control unit read-out for the exchange
o After exchange (subsequent evaluation) – control unit configuration after exchange

3.Vehicle modification o Retrofit
o Conversion
o Conversion (only coding)
o Backfitting
o Immediate measures

17-2

So, what for E series coding/programming?

For Exx- Series:
Interface = K+DCAN Cable (OBDII to USB) or ICOM
ECU Data Files = SP-Daten
NCS Expert = Coding Software
WinKFP = Programming (Flashing) Software
EDIABAS = Low-Level ECU Communication Software used by NCS Expert & WinKFP

For Coding, you need NCS Expert / SP-Daten for E-Series
All Diagnosis and Coding can be done with a cheap K+Dcan cable

For Programming (Flashing ECU’s with new Firmware), then you need ISTA/P for for E-Series, or you can use WinKFP for it. And you will need a BMW ICOM cable (ICOM A2/ICOM A3 or ICOM Next)

YOU HAVE TO KNOW before you buy ICOM A2 or ICOM A3 or ICOM Next:

ICOM Next vs the old ICOM

-> much faster in BMW F and G series ..
-> supports gigabit Ethernet too to be future proof, there currently is not gigabit Ethernet protocol defined yet for autos. Also it has USB3.0 instead of USB2.0 and a better wifi card.

So, Icom next a works much better.

BMW ICOM A+B+C vs ICOM A2

-> more stable during programming
-> be necessary for the future Gbit cars
-> faster start-up times and high throughput
-> through high-performance,low-power ARM SoC
-> improved handling
-> more flexible OBD cable
-> lighted button for logs

In sum, Icom next wins!

ICOM A3 vs ICOM NEXT

Both of these have the same hardware. None of them are clones of anything also. A3 is fully china version of ICOM, there is no original version looking like this crap. NEXT is just looking as genuine NEXT, but with old A1/A2 hardware inside, like A3.

I recommend buying an Icom next. It is priced roughly at 500 euro. Take in consideration that you will probably work on cars that are worth 30-40k euro or maybe more and if your chinese icom fails you even once, you will be spending a lot of money on a bricked ecu.

ICOM A vs ICOM A2 vs ICOM A3

Modified ICOM A2 for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity. And robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments. It works better in cooling, runs faster and works more stable, not easier broken than older ICOM A.

ICOM A3 can program all units for all BMW series expect media system, and work more stable and has stronger compatibility than ICOM A2, A1.

In short, ICOM NEXT A+B+C works perfect; it’s the best option.

BMW ICOM A2 With V2017.12 Engineers software Plus EVG7 Tablet PC Ready to Use

BMW ICOM A2 With V2017.12 Engineers software Plus EVG7 Tablet PC Ready to Use

 

This is the package offer for BMW ICOM A2+B+C for with 2017.12V Software Plus EVG7 Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC, buy them together, save you a lot.Our engineer can install and test ok for you to use.

Compatible with BMW ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM A3.ICOM PRO+A3

Software Version : V2017.12

ISTA – D: V4.08.12,with SDP data V4.08.11
ISTA – P: V3.63.0.400 can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2017.10.10
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2017.09
BMW KSD: 09.2017Multilanguage
BMW FSC Navigation Code Generator
BMWAiCoder for BMW Coding
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA, NCS, WinKFP, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 59.0), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

1. Support Multi-language: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese
2. Software Version: Newest V2017.12
3. Support Vehicles: For BMW Cars,  For  BMW Motorcycle,  For  Rolls-Royce, For  Mini Cooper
4. Support for BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

Support Model:
It is recommended to use Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.
EVG7 DL46 Specification:

Mark : EVG7

Model : DL46

Processor : Intel Celeron 1037(Dual – 1.8Ghz/L3 2M)

DDR : The biggest support memory : 4GB

HDD : 500 GB SATA HDD.
LCD : 10.4 Inch The resolution of the 1024×768

Graphics : touchscreen widescreen LED backlight, the core graphics Intel HD Graphics

Speakers : Built-in Speakers

Wireless : 802.11b/g/n

LAN : The built-in 10-100M card

Bluetooth : BT2.0 , 4.0

USB : USB3.0 / Mini USB / 2 x USB2.0

Card Reader : TF Card Reader

Other Interface : VGA Voice Input / The Sound Output / DC Power Jack / Parallel LPT Port I/O VGA Output

Battery Type : 9 The core of lithium batteries 10.08V 6600 mAh

Power Adapter : 110V-240V The adaptive communication power supply

Battery Life : The specific time depending on the use environment

Specifications : 270x180x60 mm

weight : 1911g (with battery)

Certificates : CE / FCC /  RoH

Notice:
If your BMW Diagnostic Tool got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

Top 5 Reasons to Get BMW ICOM A2 with Latest Software

1.BMW ICOM A2 Hardware Version: V2017.12
2.Support Vehicles: 
BMW Cars, BMW Motorcycle, Rolls-Royce, Mini Cooper
3.Support BMW All Series Diagnose and Programming

4.With Bonus Engineer Programming Software

5. NEW EVG7 DL46/HDD500GB/DDR4GB Diagnostic Controller Tablet PC Ready to Use

Attention: No Network And Also No Connection With The Original Server When You Use The  ICOM Software HDD, Ortherwise It Is Will Be Damaged,And Need You Send Back For Repair

Notice: If your  ICOM HDD got error “database version mismach, the found database version are not compatible”, just need to set the ISTA/D language as American English

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Connection:

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Function:
1.Interface A2 – OBD diagnostic supporting MOST, D-CAN and K-CAN protocols.
2.Interface B – diagnostic via MOST bus, and have connection to A-interface via USB connection.
3.Interface C – 20-pin cable for old models.

BMW ICOM A2+B+C Special Features Compared with ICOM :
1.The modified ICOM A2 from www.obd2tool.com for vehicles with OBD access receives a significantly more powerful processor and more storage capacity.Robust aluminium case will help to avoid damage when using in harsh environments.
2.To protect the MOST connector, the ICOM B for vehicles with optical MOST access will be equipped with a soft cover made of rubber instead of the former plastic cap.
3.The ICOM C for old series with a diagnostics socket will be additionally equipped with an approx. 20 cm long cable, which facilitates the connection of the ICOM A2 and makes storage in the engine compartment easier.
BMW ICOM A2+B+C Packing List:
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 ISTA-D 4.07.13 Download Free: No Issues!

Free download BMW ICOM ISTA-D 4.07.13 Standalone with ISTA data, for BMW diagnostics, coding, programming.

ISTA-D 4.07.13 Standalone download free:

https://mega.nz/#F!LNAWyI6a!fFLns3nUa-snYcu49Jxfjg

unknown security!!

Without SQLiteDBs, FASTA & HW check disabled.
License & regfiles included.

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-APP_4.07.13.20911 & ISTA-DATA_4.07.12 download:

https://mega.nz/#F!FlYAFK7L!qlgv72WeROL2OwFR2gP77w

unknown security!!

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-META_4.07.13.xml

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-APP_4.07.13.20911.msi

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_GLOBAL_4.07.12.istapackage

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_en-GB_4.07.12.istapackage

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_de-DE_4.07.12.istapackage

BMW_ISPI_ICOM-FW_03-15-02.msi

BMW_ISPI_ICOM-Next-FW_03-15-00.msi

5-1

ISTA-D 4.05.32 ISTA-P 3.61.5 Windows 7 download:

Tested & Safe to use! Works great!!

5-2 5-3

BMW ISTA-D 4.07.13 Review:

16gb ram, Core I5, 1tb disk (win7 64 bit)
Ista-d has always been running like a charm

i have also check the new ista
all is running and no problems with delete mistakes
i5 4GB RAM

Standalone version would be great!

There is 2 firmware for ICOM A1-A3, for ICOM NEXT not.

Updated. No issues.

5-4

BMW ICOM ISTA-D 4.07.13 FAQs:

Q: I tried it out, and it works fine. But after deleting some error codes, it froze, but after I restarted the program, the codes were erased, is there any specific reason why that happened?

A: If you are using a INPA k+Dcan interface, you might need a Voltage Control tool in order to properly close the operation.
If not, you might have some issues with your local installation and/or software environment and/or prerequisites needed for ISTA D.

Q: my question was: is fw-03-15-02 an officially update for icom? Or is here something modded, like “03-15-00-unprotected” or so? Because there is only one file different to 03-15-00. In the past there was always two different files.

A: Official.

Q: Does anyone have License for ISPI Admin Client 5.1.6.181?

A: Check here:

https://mega.nz/#!NNZEhSAZ!EL142xuK8Hnaq_QFXuXbVleGt5Is-QO4mMUQELXUaMc

New Firmware for Icom Next

https://mega.nz/#!vopC3IAI!MfacbUE8DR-q192YpyahvlrThH5FFLsjqpzHSJFT-Bk

For people who want to use the web interface instead.

Q: I just wanna ask about the difference between the ISTA\D or P , ISTA+ and ISPI_ISTA ?? because I have a BMW E60 535XI 2008 and I wanna choose the best option for my car to diagnose or program , and also can I use that program with a K-DCAN OBD II cable which is the same I use for coding or I need to use another one ?

A: ISTA/D is for diagnostics of all BMW’s, Mini, and RR. It can only program Fxx/Ixx/Gxx-series BMW.

For E-series, you can use K+DCAN USB cable with ISTA+ for diagnostics, but you need BMW ICOM A+B+C and ISTA-P or Winkfp for programming.

Q: can’t I for examle update my ECU with sp-daten files using K+DCAN cable using Winkfp ? since it can be done using the same method but with another adapter like “iCarly’ ? I mean why acn’t I program using K+DCAN cable with ISTA P since ICOM is more expensive

A: Carly is a bluetooth device. K+DCAN cable will not work for two reasons; it cannot communicate over “most” interface (multimedia ECU’s) and would potentially take days to program with higher rate of likely failure. An BMW ICOM A2 emulator is less expensive than replacing an ECU.

Q: Now can you please guide me on what and where to buy a good quality of ICOM as I read that ICOM A+B+C from Obd2tool.com is good but I really don’t know how much does it cost and from where to buy it since I saw some on AliExpress but I don’t trust Chinese quality.

A:

ICOM A: main interface
ICOM B: adapter for programming multimedia in E series
ICOM C: adapter for old BMW with round 20 pin diagnostic plug
ICOM D: adapter for motorcycles

You can purchase directly from dealerships; though not sure they are still selling A2’s. If you read the ISTA-P release notes, you will see that next does not always work for E-series. Or, have a try ICOM here:

Q: I’m trying to update SDP but from all files only German language was updated.

I’m doing that all the time but now I have problem and I can solve myself.

What I’m doing wrong?

A: It does not look like anything is updated. You must have xml’s and istapackage for it to work.

Q: I have now installed and changed old ISTA with new 4.07 but now ISTA says that data are incompatible?

A: It is normal, you only update databases, you have not updated ISTA APP
Current ISTA version should be the same as thread title after you apply Reg fix included with standalone.

just install new ISTA and solved

ECU Programming Tool KTAG & KESS V2 Explanation

As a professional mechanic, I have done a lot of research on ECU programmer, I was impressed on two products KTAG and KESS V2 from Obd2tool.com. Here I will Share my understanding of them.

0
KTAG ECU Programming Tool

KTAG V7.020 introduces another brand new novelty to Alientech world: J-Tag communication for Asian vehicles.

The main difference between KTAG is the hardware version, the software can be arbitrarily matched, but my advice is using lower version of the software which may support more models than higher version.

Why? I think the hardware cannot keep up with a higher version of the software and will lead to a lot of gray buttons mean some function cannot be used.

Well, some friends asked me that will KTAG easily burn the ECU out? The answer is never. FGTECH may get ECU damage if the power supply is reversed, but KTAG will never damage ECU. But you should notice that disconnect Internet while using KTAG, otherwise It Will Get Damaged. As for the operate system, it is better to Use Win XP3.

KTM100

KTM100 clone features the same as KTAG

You should notice Never use the original software, it may damage the device. With their software, even is safe if connect to the network. I download the original software to use with and get My KTM100 damaged, its buttons are all gray, nothing can be used, finally back to factory for repair cost me much money.

Although it is much more expensive than ktag, but KTM100 has no-replaced highlights:

1.KTM100 can read encrypted ECU, for example: someone wants to read BOSCH MEV1746BMW (P171) this is encrypted ECU, then he can use the KTM100 to read.
2.Can read BMW N55 N20, BENZ and other encrypted computers
3.KTM100 and KTAG can be used to do CHECKSUM, KESS V2 cannot. If you want to do power upgrade, read data using KTAG or KTM100, you need to change the data, and then do KTAG or KTM100 checksum, and write the ECU computer. If CHECKSUM error, usually the user’s data problems. KTAG and KTM100 can be used to verify those errors.

20-1
KESS V2 V5.017

The main difference between KESS V2 is also the hardware version. Some use the old hardware version V3.099, they just come from different manufacturers, so the price is different. And some use the new hardware version, V4.036.

The big KESS family has a version supports for more trucks, and we call it truck version, that is really a big highlight.

I am here simply to talk with you about the attention points of these three products. I have bought a ktag and a ECU Chip Tuning kess v2 for personal use, someone wants the different version can get them here:

(Sharing)Super BMW ICOM A2 USB WIFI setting problem

ICOM A2 Wifi A2+B+C 2014.4V Engineers Version is a professional and best diagnostic and programming bmw diagnostic scanner. Recently, many fellows called me for Super BWM ICOM A2 USB WIFI setting problem. Here are some successful tips for sharing.

1.Insert usb wifi to the usb port on your computer;

31-1
2. Turn off the build-in wifi on the computer or make the additional wifi not work; that is, your usb wifi of your equipment is the only wifi on your computer by Car Scanner. Don’t connect the wired Internet access to the Internet and equipment cable.

3. Press the button to make your computer start after you are sure that you have done all about Step 2.

4. Make sure that the network is turned off and cannot be connected to network cables.

31-2

This DWA-131 is your usb-wifi. It cannot be turned off. It is normal to show the mark of a red cross.

5. The software starts and choose WIFI for ICOM.

31-3

6. Connect BMW ICOM A2+B+C to your vehicle and you will see that the lights of wlan do not flash or flash slowly after waiting for 20-60s.

31-4

It means that both usb wifi and icom A2 wifi are ok.

7. Now you can click diagnosis or programming software.

31-5

This prompt information is OK

8. Please minimize the interface for it is not allowed to be closed.
31-6

9. The equipment can be recognized normally.

31-7

BMW Motorcycle Diagnostic Tool Suggestion

20-1

Which BMW diagnostic tool is best for BMW motorcycles/bikes? ICOM A2? ICOM D? MOTO-1? GS-911? MOTO 7000TW? Here, Obd2tool.com engineers share the professional ideas here.

1- BMW ICOM A2 + ICOM D interface (BEST)
20-2

ICOM A2 is the best BMW diagnostic tool and ICOM D is the professional BMW motorcycle diagnose cables.

According to customer feedback, ICOM A2 + ICOM D is the most ideal tool for BMW motorcycle coding.

20-3

If ICOM A2+ICOM D is too expensive for you, try K+DCAN cable with ICOM D. Some bmw owners managed to use this kit for their bike coding. Most use this to cycle the ABS pump to bleed.

2- MOTO BMW Motorcycle-specific diagnostic scanner

20-4

BMW C, F, G, H, K and R series vehicles test of engine, ABS, instrument, and body system of motorcycle

3- GS-911 scanner for BMW motorcycle (POPULAR)

20-5

the emergency diagnostic tool for BMW motorcycles

4- MOTO 7000TW Motorcycle Scanner
20-6

the emergency diagnostic tool for BMW motorcycle
Adapters to use:
SL010499 Packard Cable (Italian bikes)
SL010459 Kawasaki 8-pin Cable
SL010460/61/62 Honda 4Pin/3Pin/2Pin 3 in 1 Cable
SL010463 Suzuki 6-pin Cable
SL010464 Suzuki 4-pin Cable
SL010475 Yamaha 3 pin Cable
SL010489 KTM Cable
SL010490 Aprila/Sagem Cable
SL010493 Kymco Cable
SL010501 BRP/CAN-AM cable
SL010502 Kawasaki injection regulation cable
SL010516 Polaris 8-pin cable MY2006
SL010510 Kawasaki 6pin cable MY2010
SL010512 SYM 3PIN cable
SL010508 Ducati CAN 4-PIN cable
SL010342″Universal” Cable
SL010480 Harley-Davidson Cable
SL010481 OBDII Cable (Triumph)

BMW F25 Auto Start-and-Stop Coding with E-sys Interface

15-1

Here are tips/ intructions of coding auto start-and-stop for BMW F25 with ENET cable and E-sys interface by OBD2TOOL.

Purpose:

To code the ASS to off as default with esys…

Model:

BMW x3 f25

Tool suggestion:

– Best is to have psdz data that corresponds to the i-level of your car.

– Technically, you can use any version of E-Sys with any version of PSdZData, so long as that version of E-Sys is Patched, and has a .EST Token with current Validity. The issue is that BMW made changes to the PSdZData beginning with 48.2 for F20 / F30, and then in 48.3 for all other chassis, that required an updated Patch / Token, which rendered the E-Sys 3.22.5 version most everyone was using, aka “the free version”, needing a new Patch / Token, and continue to use the newest BMW ICOM Software.

Instruction:

Add “OMSA” to FA (in Ho-wort folder), write FA to car (not forget about backup partner) and code CAS.

E-Sys read I-Level steps:

E Sys Read

15-2

I-Step current is what you have.
In most events, just use the PSdZData 49.4, and you will be fine.

If you do not want to modify VO by adding the HO-Wort, you can FDL Code one of these in CAS module depending on your BMW ICOM A2:

TC_MSA_DEFAULT_OFF = aktiv (Turn Auto Start/Stop OFF by default)
TC_MSA_MEMORY = aktiv (Sets car’s Auto Start/Stop function to start in the last used setting (e.g. Off) when the engine is started)