BMW ICOM A2 A1 FW1.38 files Download and Update

Preface
1)The reason to update BMW ICOM A2 / A1 firmware
If you want to run ISTA-D Rheingold 3.49.30 ISTA-P 55.4.000 on BMW ICOM A2/A1, you need to update firmware to the newest version (July, 2015 update).
Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00
Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01

2)Which specific version of BMW ICOM hardware to update firmware?
ICOM hardware is identified by item NO at http://www.obd2express.co.uk/
Perfect vesion ICOM A: item NO SP168-BA and SP168-BO
Other version ofICOM A1, A2: item NO SP168-C, SP168-B, SP168 and SP168-D
All available version of BMW ICOM and related software / parts list at:
http://www.obd2express.co.uk/producttags/bmw-icom.html

BMW ICOM A1/ A2 fw 01.38 / 01.24 free download:
http://down.obd2express.co.uk/icom-a1-a2-1.38-firmware-upgrade-files.zip

ICOM A2/A1 firmware update steps:
ICOM firmware V1.38 update Video at YouTube: https://youtu.be/1oxRfgbKJfY
And dailymotion at:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wu4zz_how-to-upgrade-the-perfect-bmw-icom-a2-hardware-obd2express-co-uk_auto

Important Note:
To set your computer to automatically obtain IP address.

Steps
1. Using internet cable to connect ICOM A2/A1 with computer, using 12V power adapter or connecting ICOM device with BMW to supply power for ICOM A2/A1.
2. Extract ICOM A1 A2 fw 1.38 upgrade files.
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3. Open IE Internet Explorer, for perfect version ICOM (SP168-BA and SP168-BO), browse address
http://169.254.33.45:60080/, log in with username/password: root/NZY1150263;
For other version of ICOM A2 A1 (NO SP168-C, SP168-B, SP168 and SP168-D), browse http://169.254.92.38:60080/, the login username and password is the same.
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4. Click “Update Firmware”, you will see ICOM firmware version information.
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5. Click “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-24-00.bin”, set image type as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.
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6. When “Write the image file to the flash?” pops up, click “Yes”, then ICOM indicator will turn red.
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7. When “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful” pops up, click “Update Firmware”.
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8. Choose “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-38-01.bin”, set image type as “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, it will cost several minutes because the file is a little bit large.
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9. When “Write the image file to the flash?” pops up, click “Yes”, then the ICOM indicator will turn red for the second times.
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10. When upgrade complete, click “reboot”.
11. Click “Home” – “Update Firmware” to check whether ICOM A2 firmware update to the newest version:
Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00
Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01

Done.

Hope it helps.

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