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How to solve the BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic Tool software not compatible with the firmware problem?

How to solve the BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic Tool software not compatible with the firmware problem?

Why my newest BMW ICOM software can not work with my BMW ICOM A2+B+C Diagnostic Tool interface?  My BMW ICOM software is V2015.12.
There are many error showed after I inserted the software HDD. Please check the picture bellow.

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For new software, when you run the software, software will recognize the firmware automatically. If your firmware is too old, then it will not be compatible with latest software. You can learn how to update the BMW ICOM A2+B+C firmware from: http://blog.eobdtool.fr/bmw-icom-a1-or-a2-v01-40-05-firmware-update-steps/.

BMW ICOM A1 or A2 V01.40.05 Firmware Update Steps

BMW ICOM A1 or A2 V01.40.05 Firmware Update Steps

Both the BMW ICOM A1 and the BMW ICOM A2 interface has updated the firmware to the newest version V01.40.05. Now we will show you the update steps.

1. Use the lan cable to connect the BMW ICOM A1 or A2 interface to the computer. Use the 12V adapter to connect the BMW ICOM A2 interface or just connect the interface with the car.
2. Use the IE to open this http://169.254.33.45:60080/.
user name: root
password: NZY1150263
3. Click once on “Update Firmware”. Then you can see the firmware information of the ICOM interface.
4. Choose ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin. Then set the image type to be SYSTEM. Click “Send the file” one time.
5. When the computer prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, choose “Yes”. At this time, the BMW ICOM A1 or A2 interface light will turn to red.
6. Click “Update Firmware”, after the tips of “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successfull”.
7. Choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin. Set the image type to be APPLICATION. Click “Send the file”. This will take a few minutes to excute.
8. When the “Write the image file to the flash?” showed on the screen, choose “Yes”. The BMW ICOM A1 or A2 interface light will turn to red the second time.
9. When everything is back to normal, click “reboot”.

Attention:
1) Please set the local connection to be Automatically Obtain.
2) If your BMW ICOM software version is V2015.11, you need to update the BMW ICOM firmware to V01.40.05.
3) BMW ICOM firmware update needed file download from: http://www.mediafire.com/download/0c1f39i1905g29c/bmw-icom-firmware-update.zip.