How to Change Serial Number in 24c02 of BMW ICOM A2 for Firmware Update?

All BMW ICOM from China A1

The firmware version is determined by the ICOM serial number, in China they are all the same 1120134. To change BMW ICOM2, you need to change the serial number in 24c02 to the serial number from the range 1801201, and then restore the BMW ICOM from the restore.bin


Do not use serial numbers like 1111111, after restoration you will get a brick!!


In detail..


Unsolder 24c02 and change the serial number icom 1120134 to 1801201




Solder 24c02 and perform ICOM_Restore:

1.Copy to ICOM_Restore.bin flash drive!oBpHxKwT!knv8PL8wZ420gaNWLpPn3__QfTf9N_t2qltN61xtEtc

2.Insert flash drive in icom

3.Press the button and turn on the power, all LEDs will turn red and then release the button and press it three times.

Wait until recovery is complete!!!

After recovery, update the firmware icom!





For BMW ICOM Next:

Firmware update is done by download link:!X14TxZYY!6zrJ6og9gR5u-CcGbGtWSpHBCknjhl-LElommEgYSK0

It’s ICOM Next firmware 1.40.05


1.Please use internet cable to connect ICOM Next with the computer, and charge ICOM Next via 12V power adapter or connect ICOM Next to BMW vehicle for power.


2.Use IE Internet Explorer to open, username/password: root/NZY1150263


3.Select “Update Firmware”, you can see ICOM firmware version information.


4.Select “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, set image type as “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.


5.Select “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then ICOM indicator light will turn red.


6.When it shows “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful”, click “Update Firmware”.


7.Choose “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, set image type “APPLICATION”, click “Send the file”, this will be done in several minutes please be patient.


8.Click “Yes” when you get prompt “Write the image file to the flash?”, then the ICOM indicator light will turn red again.

Complete updating, click “reboot”.


9.Click “Home” – “Update Firmware”, you will see ICOM Next firmware display the newest version.



Blue BMW vehicleBMW’s factory tool is the PC based Online Service System (O.S.S.). O.S.S. includes a number of components and provides extensive service functionalities. Integrated into BMW’s O.S.S. are software modules for both diagnostic work (aka: ISTA-D) and for module reprogramming (aka: ISTA-P).


ISTA-D, once properly installed, provides the technician with the ability to do full diagnostic functions; read codes/clear codes, display all data PIDs, activate bi-directional functions and perform BMW’s ‘Automated Tests’. Additionally, this OEM system provides real time on-line access to the full BMW Service Information (SI) database. SI database information includes such items as BMW’s Code Descriptions (Both SAE and BMW specific), Repair Procedures, Wiring Diagrams, Pin Assignments, Connector Views and Installation locations.


The ISTA-P software module provides the technician with the ability to program or re-flash all modules. Whether the technician is replacing a defective module or simply wishing to update an existing working module, ISTA-P enables this to be performed. As an added note, BMW TSB’s are also integrated into this OEM scan tool package.


A BMW ‘OEM’ package can be ordered in two different configurations. The first configuration, which BMW recommends, includes all the BMW OEM interface cables (BMW ICOM A2+B+C) and the BMW ICOM NEXT interface device. This package provides vehicle coverage from the late 80’s right up to the current model year and it covers all BMW models/chassis’. A second package, which utilizes a less expensive J-2534 Pass Through Tool (PTT) interface device is also available. This lower priced PTT package does not provide full model year coverage and is limited in how far back the coverage goes. Additionally, using the PTT interface can result in longer reprogramming times. (In some cases up to 1.5 hours longer.)


It should be noted that in typical German engineering fashion, the specifications for the PC platform and various operating system environments are very specific to ensure the BMW O.S.S. system will operate properly. PC processor clock speed, monitor resolution, HDD space and network connections must all be correct. Additionally, Operating System and Runtime Environments (Windows O/S, JAVA, Internet Explorer, Net Framework) must be as specified. At OEMTools, we offer a number of complete BMW ‘TurnKey Packages’ that can include either a properly configured Dell or Panasonic laptop along with either the BMW recommended interface or a BMW recognized PTT interface.


For assistance with additional questions, pricing or to order a BMW Factory Scan Tools package, Call or e-mail us today!

How to install e-sys bmw next software

Today to demonstrate BMW ICOM Next link engineer software.


This is a high qualith version “NEXT”


This is a bmw simulator.

Link simulator and devices via lines

Connect devices and computers via network cables


Observe whether the device is lit normally


Let’s take a look at the enginner software.

Open the tool software.


Select link mode, then click “Contect”


Display voltage indicates successful connection

Start engineer software


Copy the IP adress again


Click the “Connnect” buttton


Select the appropriate option and paste the IP address.


Click to connect


Get vehicle information


Check module information


View configuration table


View vehicle software version and VIN



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