Carplay coding & backup post dealer updates.

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Marlowe
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Carplay coding & backup post dealer updates.

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Hi there,

I was looking into having the carplay coded to my M140's 2017 (NBT EVO, Idrive 5) head unit (I've installed a wifi antenna this weekend), but am conscious my car is due for a service within 3 months - as this is my first with the car (last service 2018) I suspect it will have full software update.

I know from reading up on the aftermarket coding of carplay that this will work fine until a dealer flashes a software update, which then bricks idrive until / unless it can then be reflashed due to the added FSC codes being overwritten

As part of your coding service beyond the carplay coding, do you also offer taking of a backup of all FSC codes and guidance on how to restore?

I have access to an OBD ethernet reader / compatible laptop etc and happy to buy Esys if this is required to enable restoring backup - I just don't want to risk a bricked head unit and / or have to pay to have the headunit repaired / recoded after each service.
2017 M140, Adaptive Suspension, Pronav, HK Audio (boo). Also a 2013 120d Sport I can't seem to sell due to lockdown.... :D
Marlowe
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Re: Carplay coding & backup post dealer updates.

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Hi, unfortunately didn't hear back so I have used an alternative coder, thank you.
2017 M140, Adaptive Suspension, Pronav, HK Audio (boo). Also a 2013 120d Sport I can't seem to sell due to lockdown.... :D
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