ICOM NEXT A Reviews, FAQs

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ICOM NEXT A China clone reviews…here you go. Also, frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) of icom next a are attached here.

 

What are the advantages of an ICOM NEXT vs the old ICOM?
My current “old” ICOM works fine, just wondering what I’ll gain from upgrading?

 

-it is faster in F and G series ..

– and 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. 

 

 

Does ICOM NEXT have WiFi functionality ? WiFi I mean wireless connection between ICOM head and laptop

 

Yes. There are some software checks in place for certain operations (eg, programming) that will instruct/prevent user from continuing until they swift from WLAN to directly connecting.

 

 

Does anyone have updated part numbers for ICOM Next A?

 

Received Icom Next 2 days ago OEM part number has no change –
81 31 2 360 883

 

 

Which ICOM Next should i get for 2009 Mini R56.

 

ICOM NEXT A is enough.
Only for checking the cars you don’t need a ICOM.

 

 

Who has really tested the new BMW icom next? is really good? Please your opinion?

 

Unless you have lots of spare money, I would not rush to buy it just yet, wait for a few more firmware releases first, you can read a few documents on issues with ICOM Next and using ISTA and ISTA-P and BMW’s official workaround is “Use ICOM”. So at the moment you really need both.

 

 

Has somebody tested successful the Icom Next A with an Icom B to flash a CIC or CCC with WinKFP?

 

– I`m using ICOM NEXT A constantly, with E series software pack ( inpa-ncs-winkfp) and F series ( Esys-bmw-aicoder) and obviously ISTA , and no issues . All working good.

 

 

Any good site to recommend for a working icom next?

 

I got mine from http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-a-b-c-new-generation-of-icom-a2.html,  have had no issues with daily use using multiple ICOM NEXT A’s on E series with standard tools (don’t forget to reserve head first in itool radar) or Ista, F series with Ista, even BMWTIS

 

 

How to update ICOM Next A firmware?

 

In order to solve your incident, please apply the following steps:

Note: DO NOT UNPLUG the {ICOM Next} from the {OBD II} jack after an update via {ISTA}, a web interface or an emergency software update.
The {ICOM Next} starts with flashing green SYSTEM {LED}s. After about 10 seconds it shows red {LED}s for about 2 minutes. After this, the {ICOM Next} reboots due to a firmware update.
If the {ICOM Next} {LED}s remain red for more than 10 minutes, or if the {ICOM Next} is unplugged directly after an update, please carry out the following procedure:

1. Please ensure that ALL of the following prerequisites are satisfied:
1.1. You require a {USB} 2.0 or {USB} 3.0 flash drive. ({USB} 1.x flash drives are not supported).
1.2. The {USB} flash drive must be formatted with a {FAT32} file system.
1.3. A minimum of 60 {MByte} free space is required on the {USB} flash drive.
2. Navigate to “{C:\ProgramData\BMW\ISPI\data\TRIC\ICOMNext\ICOM-Image-03-14-08}”.
ProgramData folder is hidden by default. In that case, you have two options in order to access the file or the folder:
– change the settings directly in the Windows Explorer (“Tools => Folder Options => View => Show hidden files, folders or drives”)
– or enter the whole path into the Windows Explorer’s address bar and press enter.

3. Copy “{ICOM_Next-rootfs-010002.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.
4. Copy “{ICOM_Next-app-010008.tar.gz}” to the root directory of the {USB} flash drive.
5. Disconnect the {ICOM Next} from the power supply.
6. Plug the {USB} flash drive into the {ICOM NEXT}.
7. Press and hold the button pressed on the {ICOM Next} and connect the {ICOM NEXT} to the {OBD II} jack of a vehicle.
8. Keep the button pressed. The {ICOM NEXT} starts with all {LED}s glowing red. The {LED}s stay red; some may flicker orange/yellow. Keep the button pressed.
9. Keep the button pressed. After about 4 seconds, all {LED}s turn orange/yellow. All {LED}s now glow in the same colour.
10. Release the button and then press it three times within five seconds. The {LED}s glow or flash red and orange/yellow again.
11. Wait: This procedure may take several minutes. Do not disconnect the {ICOM NEXT} as long as any {LED} glows red.
12. After about 5 minutes the SYSTEM {LED} turns green again. The {ICOM NEXT} has been updated and is ready for use.
13. If the issue is not solved:
13.1. Please submit a support ticket via the {OSS Cockpit}.
13.2. Please provide the “{restore.log}” from the {USB} stick.

IMPORTANT: When the software update is complete, the {ICOM NEXT} needs to be connected to the dealer’s network in order to be reconfigured.
All previous settings are lost during the update. If there is a “{user.settings}” file on the {USB} flash drive, it will be applied after the firmware update.

 

 

Enjoy!

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