A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

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A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Plantjuk » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Came across this ap the other day. It looks pretty good and has expert mode.
http://bimmercodeapp.com
http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/showth ... ?t=1338157
Has anyone tried it? I've downloaded it but haven't had chance to try it out.
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Post by Octavius » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:02 pm

I have a V Gate Bluetooth dongle if anyone is interested.
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Post by Lambster » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:50 pm

Tried this today. Absolutely brilliant.
I was using my laptop and the cable with esys before which could be awkward and I'd have to make sure there's enough charge in the laptop. With the app it's easy to just do it as and when I like. Really easy to use, loads of user friendly options and then expert mode for anything not in the user friendly list. Well worth it imo
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Plantjuk » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:52 pm

So is it as comprehensive with what you can code as using a laptop in expert mode?
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Tommo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:08 pm

Certainly a lot cheaper than Carly!!


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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Tommo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:17 pm

I downloaded it and had a dig. There is an expert mode which appears to give you a lot more options, which I think I have read Carly can't do. Can you tell I'm bored?! Wish there was this sort of thing for the Merc!!
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by dark_cobra » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:21 am

What about us android users? :cry:
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by mctga » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:51 pm

I tried this out today and coded the ASD up a notch to 4 and also coded auto stop start to Off by default. It worked a treat but I had a scary moment when the engine switched off after coding the stop start and a stability control message was displayed on the idrive screen. Ignition off and back on again and everything was back to normal fortunately. For coding novices this seems a great app.
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Shorty » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:20 pm

Looks good.

Which Vgate dongle do people recommend?

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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Shorty » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:43 pm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01CG0 ... OZJT&psc=1

Looks like this is the one that will work with IOS.

Gonna order now and give it a whirl.

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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Tubes » Thu Jan 26, 2017 11:57 am

Does the 'Expert Mode' give you all the options on that you would normally find on Esys? or is it still limited to an extent? The app seems to be missing a lot of basic coding features.

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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by Kasteel » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Just downloaded it, will give it a try :); so far I was using Bimmerlink for data :)

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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by mctga » Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:45 pm

Tubes wrote:Does the 'Expert Mode' give you all the options on that you would normally find on Esys? or is it still limited to an extent? The app seems to be missing a lot of basic coding features.
Expert mode seems to give a lot of the detailed options codable via ESYS for the ECUs listed. If you download the app you can run it in demo mode for free to see the options and then decide if you want to buy via the in app purchase.
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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by jonsteele » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:03 pm

Will this only work with the Vgate adapter? I've an Innovate wifi adapter that I'd like to reuse!


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Re: A rival for Carly? Bimmercode

Post by michael.rs92 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:11 pm

Bought the adapter and app, really easy to use and very quick results.

A couple of uploads failed which was worrying initially, but trying again sorted it. The app also saves a backup of your original and previous codes incase you want to revert.

Only problem i have is that the instrument cluster ecu doesn't show?

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