How to Download and Update BMW ICOM A2 A1 FW1.38

July, 2015 update:
To run newest ISTA-D Rheingold 3.49.30ISTA-P 55.4.000 on BMW ICOM A2/A1, you need to update firmware to the newest version
Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00
Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01

There are some ICOM hardware distinguished by Item No. at
Perfect version ICOM: item NO.SP168-BA and SP168-BO
Other version of ICOM A1, A2: item NO. SP168-C, SP168-B, SP168 and SP168-D
You can check all available versions of BMW ICOM and related software / accessory as following link:

Free download BMW ICOM A1/ A2 fw 01.38 / 01.24 upgrade files

How to update ICOM A2/A1 firmware 01.38 / 01.24:
ICOM firmware application V01.38 update Video at YouTube:

And at dailymotion:

Important Note:
The computer is set to automatically obtain IP address.

Step – by- step
1.Connect ICOM A2/A1 to the computer with Lan cable, supply power ICOM A2 hardware by 12V power adapter or by connecting to vehicle.
2.Unzip ICOM A1 A2 fw 1.38 upgrade files.
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3.Open IE Internet Explorer, to upgrade perfect version ICOM firmware, browse address, log in with username/password: root/NZY1150263; to upgrade other version of ICOM firmware, browse, and the login username and password is the same as perfect version.
4.Click “Update Firmware”, you can see ICOM firmware version information.
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5.Click “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-24-00.bin”, set image type to “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 to “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, it will need 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 finish, click “reboot”.

11.Click “Home” – “Update Firmware” to check if ICOM A2 firmware update to the newest version:
Current SYSTEM IMAGE version: 01.24.00
Current APPLICATION IMAGE version: 01.38.01


Hope it helps.