Mini Cooper Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,189 Posts
has anyone been successful with this?
I'm wanting to be able to duplicate my iPad screen onto the media pack screen.

I found this video but unfortunately the tweak for the iPad he mentioned doesn't work on ios8.

http://youtu.be/nSnxQyOzcGo
It is impossible to do this as demonstrated on the video for two reasons:
1) This is using the PlugIn feature found on older iOS devices with the 30-pin connector which had pins for analog video out. Newer devices that have the Lightning connector do not have this.
2) The video shows him in a 2nd gen MINI which still had video hookups in the AUX port. Because Apple no longer supports the PlugIn video out feature, the 3rd gen MINIs no longer have an analog video in.

HOWEVER, Bimmertech makes a retrofit kit for BMWs with the NBT headunit
(MINI calls this Connected XL or Navigation Professional) that enables AirPlay and Miracast mirroring, which works over Wifi and does not require any jailbreaking since AirPlay is built in to iOS for screen mirroring.

Unfortunately, even though the NBT headunits are similar between BMW and MINI, no one has tried it yet. It's also not an easy retrofit and requires taking the headunit out of the dash.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
It is impossible to do this as demonstrated on the video for two reasons:
1) This is using the PlugIn feature found on older iOS devices with the 30-pin connector which had pins for analog video out. Newer devices that have the Lightning connector do not have this.
2) The video shows him in a 2nd gen MINI which still had video hookups in the AUX port. Because Apple no longer supports the PlugIn video out feature, the 3rd gen MINIs no longer have an analog video in.

HOWEVER, Bimmertech makes a retrofit kit for BMWs with the NBT headunit
(MINI calls this Connected XL or Navigation Professional) that enables AirPlay and Miracast mirroring, which works over Wifi and does not require any jailbreaking since AirPlay is built in to iOS for screen mirroring.

Unfortunately, even though the NBT headunits are similar between BMW and MINI, no one has tried it yet. It's also not an easy retrofit and requires taking the headunit out of the dash.
Thanks very much. I actually found that company the other evening when looking and emailed them however they said the same as you that they had never tried it in the MINI.

I would order one to try out but it's a lot of money if it doesn't work.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top