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Old 06-11-2008, 03:46 AM
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Question MK3 Update step-by-step

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Can somebody guide me to update Navi Software on MK3? I thought the update process is very difficult and a lot of updates finishes with errors and crash the MK3. So I need to understand how to update MK3 and not to get the errors.
1. Can I use the BMW V31 Navigation Software.iso downloaded from this site or it is only for MK4? Or its include all MK updates?
2. Can I hack the splash-screen with navtweak-software or the MK3-hacking is different?
3. Can I overwrite the original file in "Voices/0506" with my lang or it will damage the iso-image?

Can someone write a step-by-step guide for updating MK3?
Thanks. Sorry for my bad English
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:28 AM
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Can somebody guide me to update Navi Software on MK3? I thought the update process is very difficult and a lot of updates finishes with errors and crash the MK3. So I need to understand how to update MK3 and not to get the errors.

1. Can I use the BMW V31 Navigation Software.iso downloaded from this site or it is only for MK4? Or its include all MK updates?
NO! Do NOT use the V31 copy that you can download for the Mk3. This image has been copied in the wrong format - it is Mode1. Mode1 will crash the Mk3. You must use Mode2/Form1 images only. V30 and earlier are available as Mode2/Form1.

The OS disc contains software for at least 7 different navigation computers (Mk1...Mk4, NAVI01...NAVI03). Each computer has a different OS software package to be loaded onto it.


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2. Can I hack the splash-screen with navtweak-software or the MK3-hacking is different?
Same as Mk4, with the note that you must only use Mode2 format OS CDs on the Mk3.

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3. Can I overwrite the original file in "Voices/0506" with my lang or it will damage the iso-image?
Yes, you can easily overwrite with whatever you want.
VDO have language files for many languages. The BMW disc only has about 7 languages, but more languages can be obtained from a VDO disc

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Can someone write a step-by-step guide for updating MK3?
1. Turn ign to Pos1 and ensure battery is healthy and charged.
2. Insert BMW OS disc into nav
3. Follow instructions on screen, do NOT turn of ign until update has finished
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:44 AM
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I've converted the mode1 v31 to a mode2/form1 version of the same image, please feel free to download and verify that it's OK.

Here is the link; http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7FZAF47X

PLEASE check that it says mode2/form1 when you want to burn to a blank
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:17 AM
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NO! Do NOT use the V31 copy that you can download for the Mk3. This image has been copied in the wrong format - it is Mode1. Mode1 will crash the Mk3. You must use Mode2/Form1 images only. V30 and earlier are available as Mode2/Form1.

The OS disc contains software for at least 7 different navigation computers (Mk1...Mk4, NAVI01...NAVI03). Each computer has a different OS software package to be loaded onto it.




Same as Mk4, with the note that you must only use Mode2 format OS CDs on the Mk3.



Yes, you can easily overwrite with whatever you want.
VDO have language files for many languages. The BMW disc only has about 7 languages, but more languages can be obtained from a VDO disc



1. Turn ign to Pos1 and ensure battery is healthy and charged.
2. Insert BMW OS disc into nav
3. Follow instructions on screen, do NOT turn of ign until update has finished
So the Update-package is same for all OS. Ok,thanks. All need language files I already have. I think they are same for all BMW OS.

Can I extract all files from ISO-image to some folder, than hack some files and re-create image or I need to do all changes in the iso-file? What tool will I need to create an ISO-image of my hacked project with the MODE2? Maybe you can post some little guide of using this tool? I'm use UltraISO, but I can't find "Mode 1/2 switch option "
Big thanks for your help.


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I've converted the mode1 v31 to a mode2/form1 version of the same image, please feel free to download and verify that it's OK.

Here is the link; http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7FZAF47X

PLEASE check that it says mode2/form1 when you want to burn to a blank
Hi, thanks, but I can't download from megaupload. Can you upload to www.rapidshare.com ?
What does contain your image? What is hacked or is it untouched?
Thanks.

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Old 06-11-2008, 11:22 AM
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KiwiJochen
one more question
I had heard that MK3 update crashes very often.
What are the main reasons of these crashes? I think you have a great experience of updating navi, 1,007 posts are not jokes

I know only few of all list:
1. MODE 1/2 of image
2. bad CD-R (need only quality cdrs allowed, Verbatim)
3. corrupted files (need slow speed)
4. ...

Someone had killed MK3? How not to kill MK3? Or the main mistake is wrong MODE of burned CDs?

Thanks!

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Old 06-11-2008, 02:04 PM
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Mostly MK3 died because of using Mode1 while burning the image

some more reason
4. corrupted files (incorrectly modified)
5. corrupted/not correct navi software
6. errors while programming
7. disconnection of power (dead batery)
8. interruption of update process
9............. 10000000 other reasons which even could not depend from you actions....
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:07 PM
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Scuba Great thanks!

Can you answer more questions? I post they higher...
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:27 PM
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I think Kiwi answered on all your questions........ not too much people could do it better than him ;-)
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How not to kill MK3? Or the main mistake is wrong MODE of burned CDs?
Do all of the following:

Make sure you use an original (copy) of the BMW OS
Not a 'changed' or 'edited' disc

Ensure it is Mode2 before you use it

Ensure it is error free and has good sectors - do a sector scan

Ensure battery is good before you upgrade

Pray

Have a glass of vodka

Hold your breath
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:14 AM
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Can you upload to www.rapidshare.com ?
OK, link; http://rapidshare.de/files/39695098/...form1.zip.html

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What does contain your image? What is hacked or is it untouched?
Unmodded, OEM, it's a straight conversion.

Check it's OK before you burn and use.
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