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idrive update?

Post by judeep » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:03 pm

Hi guys,

Just bought by first BMW at the grand old age of 46 and I'm wondering why I didn't do it years ago!
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I'm wondering if I need to or even can update idrive?
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Re: idrive update?

Post by judeep » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 pm

Anyone?
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Re: idrive update?

Post by marco_polo » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 pm

You can't upgrade it to version 5 (or 6), it's too old I'm afraid.
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Re: idrive update?

Post by judeep » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:34 pm

marco_polo wrote:
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 pm
You can't upgrade it to version 5 (or 6), it's too old I'm afraid.
Ah well it works perfectly as it is so no big deal. Thanks.
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Re: idrive update?

Post by BMW_120 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Although it's not an official retrofit, there are loads of different Android screens you can get on eBay/Alibaba etc for a decent price. They have the new iDrive looks and work just like any other tablet - you can install any Android app on it too. If you want to get away from the old iDrive, these are definitely a great option.
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Re: idrive update?

Post by judeep » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:59 am

BMW_120 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Although it's not an official retrofit, there are loads of different Android screens you can get on eBay/Alibaba etc for a decent price. They have the new iDrive looks and work just like any other tablet - you can install any Android app on it too. If you want to get away from the old iDrive, these are definitely a great option.
To be honest with this being my first BMW I'm enjoying iDrive even if it is a bit clunky. Good advice though, maybe further down the line 👍
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