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I got my 2017 Countryman without factory Carplay just activated for $120!
But you need to have at least series with touchscreen. It seems i have the wifi antenna already built in. I am really mad at Mini for not giving us the option to activate it.

Just one simple file on ubs stick. Stick it in car for about 1 min. Then reboot system 3 times and voila!






Here is a whole thread already on it:

https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/f60-countryman-talk-2016/326358-carplay-finally-2.html



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Hmm...Full screen CarPlay? That would be nice.
I don’t know how legit it is, as he’s posted a picture without any details, but maybe keep an eye on this thread:

 

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Howdy,
I have a 2020 Clubman S with touchscreen and Nav but not Carplay. How do I know if the Wifi module is installed?
What can I do to get Carplay activated?

Thanks
 

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You can do a VIN search on various sites to let you know what is installed. You can also contact the various sellers who can let you know through a VIN search what your car is capable of.

The site I linked to above let you do a VIN search to narrow down what will work with your car.

 

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Reviving this from a few weeks ago, since I've been following this issue for a while, but it's taken me a while to actually track down a Countryman that had all the features I needed.

Does anyone know if we have to be on a specific software version to get fullscreen CarPlay? Mine is on NBTevo_L, but some eBay seller said I needed to get the dealer to update my software or I'll be stuck with only half-screen CarPlay.

@ndal2 - Are you able to help me with getting fullscreen CarPlay activated on my car? I can't PM you the VIN since I have only been lurking and I'm not able to PM directly!

I'm in Montreal, Canada, if that matters.

Thanks so much for your help!
 

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@ndal2 - I have finally received both cables. Could we setup a time this Sunday to do the programming? I can install the wifi cable beforehand - do I just leave it coiled up behind the dashboard? Does it need to be extended?
 

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Just wanted to update after my post from 4 days ago : I'm adding another testimonial for how helpful @ndal2 is with this process ! He was able to move my 2017 F60 from the old school UI to the new 2021 UI, added CarPlay, and made the CarPlay fullscreen !

Adding before and after photos here (sorry, I didn't take many from the « old school » UI, and I can't show CarPlay because it shows my address !)
 

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@ndal2 hi. I have same issue - new user ( can you pm me please
I have mini f54 2019 with CarPlay activated from factory.
would it be possible to update with new UI 2021 and full screen CarPlay?
Thanks ahead
 
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