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post #1 of 35 Old 01-03-2015, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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How to download the latest sosftware!

Hi everyone,

Thought i would check & try downloading the latest software for my new MCS,
Built March 2014
I went to the mini sofware website & chose option to download software.

1st Question: it doesnt ask for VIN number or model, so is there just one standard generic software for all mini's no mater what spec you have.

2nd Question: can you download the software from a Mac ?

I downloaded the sodtware from the website and transferred that to a USB stick. I plugged that into my mini and chose software update but it says no USB or software can be found.

I have HUD, media pack XL, satnav and enhanced bluetooth.
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I tried and got a message saying the update file was damaged. It was downloaded directly from the mini connectivity site
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Nerd perspective

Just a general observation (as a Software Engineer)-- Be very careful about updating your MINI in this fashion.

I never install the latest update for any of my devices, unless there's a security issue. The reason is I have found over the years that occasionally the developers screw up and you get a bad update. People have bricked their phones, for example, with dodgy updates. I don't necessarily think that a bad update will brick your MINI, but the thing is a crazy bundle of interconnected computers, far more complex than a phone.

I always wait until an update has been out in the wild for long enough that any glitches surface, before I install it on a device. Often that means waiting for the following update to be published (so yes, I do tend to run a version behind on all my devices).

Especially if the update site does not provide a way to enter your VIN, I would be very careful about installing updates. The last thing you want to do is brick your MINI. Better safe than sorry.

Also, don't go to MINI of North Korea for your software update. Just sayin'
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I just did an update with software from the BMW site (Only enter the last 7 digits of your VIN) using my Mac.

www.bmw.com/com/en/owners/connected_drive_services/mobile_devices/bluetooth_software_update.html

My MINI S was built 7/2014 and had software:
Media MN-002.045.001
Phone TN-002.045.001

After update:
Media MN 2.255.060
Phone TN 2.255.062

Now, my messages from iPhone 6 show! Hurray!
Waiting to see what else changed.

I hope this was the right thing to do?
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Hi again,

Still cant do it !

Ive downloaded the software from my Mac (UPD05062) to a USB stick. I plug in the USB stick into my Mini & goto software update ........ All i get is.....

'No USB device with software connected to the USB audio interface'

It does recognise the USB stick because if i go to media it sees my music on there. Ive tried deleting all the music and just leaving the new software but still get the same message.

What am i doing wrong ??????
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Strange....
I would use the Mac Disk Utility to "format" the USB drive and be sure to choose the "FAT32" option. Then copy the UPD05062.bin file back onto the stick.
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Silly question.... I do not have MINI connected, can I still download software updates this way?
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the last 7 with me is T plus 6 numbers which doesn't work :-(
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My MINI S was built 8/2014 and has software
Media MN-002.045.001
Phone TN-002.045.001

I tried the website & put in my details and it said it was up to date, any idea why.

VO MCS
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Eventually installed new software. What i was doing wrong was downloading the file then opening the file then transfering it to the USB stick.
All you have to do is transfer the original file.
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