ICOM NEXT for BMW ISTA-D ISTA-P Software Download and Installation Guide

ICOM Next is professional diagnostic tool for all BMW E/F/G series cars, MINI, Rolls-Royce BMW-Model.  And it supports programming offline directly.  BMW ICOM software works with ICOM NEXT well, also BMW ICOM A2.

Obd2tool.com here provide BMW Win7 ISTA-D/P software download and installation guide.


1. BMW ICOM Software Overview:
Software Version : V2020.03
ISTA – D: 4.21.31,with SDP Programming Database 4.21.32
ISTA – P: with Engineer Programming,supports the programming of BMW motorcycles and electric vehicles
can program F/G/I/K chassis for car (through the ICOM, not other cable )
Vin: V2020.1.15

2. ICOM Next A+B+C Diagnosis Software List:
BMW ICOM NEXT is latest generation after service tool for BMW.
These brief instructions describe the basic functions of the AIR application (Aftersales Information Research) in Service.
For the Diagnostic, it use IPSI (Rheingold) and also ISPI Next for Coding Programming functions.
ISTA/D – Integrated Service Technical Application Diagnostic.
ISTA/D is used to diagnose BMW all series and models from all systems.
ISTA/P – Integrated Service Technical Application/Programming.
ISTA/P is used to process all coded, programmed and enable-dependent control modules in B-MW Group vehicles.
Rheingold – Diagnostic and repair guide, including Diagrams and disassembly Figure.
KSD – B-MW KSD (Kaufm?nnische Service Daten.
i.e. Commercial Service Data) is a collection of invaluable data for determining labor hours, inspection sheets and general service methods.   There’s also information about wheels and rims for the various models.
EasyConnect – Used to Configure the Environment Parameter of Engineer Software for E series.  It can activate or release ICOM Port.
IToolRadar – Used to recognize ICOM, activate or release ICOM Port.
ETK – Accessories Catalog.
EDIABAS Tool32 – Engineer Software for E series, able to run directly.
INPA – Engineer Software for E series, for diagnosis.
NCS Expert Tool – Engineer Software for E series, for coding.
WinKFP – Engineer Software for E series, for programming.
E-sys – Engineer Software for F series.   (Available for programming and coding).
BMW Standard tool
Coding Database
Coding Tool

3. Software Free Download
Rheingold 4.12.12 Standalone / SDP 4.12.12 / ISTA-P   (SQLiteDBs EN,DE,RU,OTHER).

Of course, you can find many other download links in some BMW forums as below.


4. BMW ICOM software win7 installation guide

Usually we main install software with win7 32 bit system, and all test ok!

Step 1: ISTA-D Diagnosis software
Open software
Then double click RHEINGOLD icon to change Full Screen.
Go to Operations, then Read Out Vehicle Data, press Complete identification.
Then follow ISTA prompt to connect the ICOM emulator with vehicle.
When it shows ICOM, then you can click lower right corner Connect to start diagnosis.
(If the Status shows firmware, you see update ICOM firmware first, see instruction in Part 5).

Step 2: ISTA-P Programming software
Open ISTA-P softwar
Then click “Reset Settings” tab then close.
Open it again
Then select ISTA-P language and then Resolution.
Check the resolution on desktop.   It is the same as ISTA-P resolution you just chose
Select vehicle type, BMW, MINI, BMW Motorcycle or Rolls Royce.
Then it will select ISTA-P server automatically

Step 3: ETK
Open ETK software
Click “Extras” tab>> “Settings” to change language and other settings.
Then click “Settings” to change language and others.

Step 4: Engineer Tools
Engineering & programming software INPA, NCS-Expert, WInKFP etc.
Before using the engineer tools, must set/configure ICOM settings.
1) Open Engineer Tools, Itool Radar, select first line option.   Then click “Reserve” button on the right.
ICOM Device status will be changed to Reserved.
2) Open EasyConnect, do following settings.
The IP address must be set to correct   Then click “CHECK” button.
Configuration is done.   And then  you can start using engineering software (INPA, WinKFP, etc.)

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