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UpdatingAudiB8platformMMI3GNavigationDatabase

Ithoughtaguideallinoneplacewouldbehelpful,sinceIknowIspentalotoftimereadingand
collatingtheinfoneededtocarryoutnavigationdatabaseupdates.
Prerequisites:

ThatyouhaveinstalledallapplicablefirmwareupdatessoyoursoftwareversionisK0257
o 1st8R0906961Tfirmware0031
o 2nd8R0906961ASfirmware0206
o 3rd8R0906961CCfirmware0253
o 4th8R0906961DFfirmware0257
Thatyouhaveahighspeed32GBSandiskSDcard(theExtremerangehasreadspeedof
45MB/s)formattedtoFAT32,ora64GBcardshrunkdownto32GB
Downloadofmostrecentmapdatabase(6.20.4forEuropeattimeofwriting)
Anactivatorfileorscript
AccesstoVCDS(notcriticalbutnecessarytoactivategreenmenuandcorrectSVMerror
code)
RemoveallconnectedmediafromAMI/SDcardslots/bluetooth

Preparation
Themapdatabasefileislargeitjustfitsontoa32GBcardandeventhenrequiresfilestobe
deletedthatarerequiredforthelater3GPlusmodelswithGooglemaps.Wheninstallingnewmap
databaseitispossiblethatitwillfailbecausethemapdatabasepartitionontheharddriveistoo
smalltoaccommodateanadditionaldatabase.Ifthatsthecase,orifyouwouldprefertostartwith
afreshinstall,itispossibletodeletethemapdatabasepartitionfromthegreenmenu.
Activatingthegreen/hiddenmenu
YoumusthaveVCDStodothis.Accessmodule5F(InformationElectronics),thenselect[Adaptation
10]andenterChannel6.Ifthegreenmenuiscurrentlyinactivethereadvaluewillbe0.Enter1in
thenewvaluefieldandclick[Done].Ifyouwanttomakesureitsbeensavedgooutofthemodule
andbackinandreadthevaluefromChannel6againtoconfirmitis1.

Deletingtheexistingnavigationpartition(optionalunlesstheinstallfailsduetolackofspace)
SwitchonyourMMIdontswitchtheignitionon,justpressthevolumeknobtowakeitup.Waita
minuteor2forittobootfully.MakesureRadiooranothernonsettingsmenuareselected.

Pressandhold[Car]and[Setup]forseveralsecondsuntilthegreenmenupopsup.Ifthescreen
changesassoonasyoupressthebuttonstothecarorsetupscreenyouhaventquitegotthebutton
pressingcoordinatedenough,sopress[Radio]andtryagain.
Onceinthegreenmenuyouwillseethisscreen

Scrolldowntonavandpresstheclickwheelintoselect.


Selectdatabaseupdateandclick

SelectDeleteNavHDDpartitionandclick

Screenwillthenchangetostoppingapplication
Thenpleasereboottoreadnewinitializedpartitionandafterwardsinstallnavigationdatabase


Thenforcearebootbyholdingthesebuttonsinforafewsecondsandreleasing

Installingthemapdatabasefiles
PuttheSDcardpreloadedwiththemapfiles(themetainfo.txtfileshouldbeatthetoplevelofthe
filestructure)intooneoftheSDcardslotsandpress[Setup]and[Return]togethertoenter
EngineeringMode.


Pressthebottomrightsoftkeytoenterupdateandselectyoursource,thenclick

Thescreenwillthenchangetothisforawhile

Beforecomingupwiththemapdatabaseversion


Justclickonthehighlightedupdatetobegintheinstallationprocess

Youllthengetthescreenbelowselectstandard

Scrolldownthelist(youllseetherelevantupdatehighlightedwithY)andclickStartdownload


YouthengetawarningthatdownloadsmustntbeinterruptedjustclickStart

MMIwillthenreboot

Oncethereboothasfinishedthescreenwillshowaprogress%foreachoftheinstalledfolders.


Somegofasterthanotherssomespanacross2ormorefoldersastheygo.Evenonthelargest
foldersthe%shouldincreaseinlessthanaminute.LITisalargefolder,followedbyLIT2!

SDSupdateisspeedy

Anotherlengthyone


Andanother

Untilfinallyafter22.5hours:

Readsthemetainfofileagain

Deviceswillthenfireupanddisappearfromthelistastheybootup

Youwillthenbegivenasummaryscreentoscrolldownshowingthecompletedinstallations.Any
updatesshouldstateOKnexttothemanywithNOKhaventcompletedproperly.

Scrolldowntoconfirmthenavigationupdatehascompletedsuccessfully

ClickContinue

Atthispointthedealerwouldplugthevehicleintoserversbackatheadofficetoconfirmsoftware
versionsincethosetoolsarentavailableselectAbortdocumentation


Thatsthenavigationdatabaseinstallfinished.TheMMIwillreboot/shutdownatthispoint.You
cannowremovetheSDcardwiththemapfilesandreplacewithyourchosenactivationfile.
Mapdatabaseactivation
Thesecancomeinscriptformat(similarfor3GP)whereyoulettheunitfullyboot,installonSDcard
anditwillwritethenecessaryFSCfiledirecttotherelevantfolder.Forthe3Gsetup,sinceitsnot
connectingonlinetoanythinginnormaluse,wecanuseastandaloneactivator,whichissimplythe
FSCdataandametainfofilewithachecksumthatauthenticatesthefilesizeandallowstheinstall.
AsbeforeyouneedtoenterEngineeringmodebypressing[Setup]and[Return]togetherforafew
seconds

SelectyourSDcardlocationfortheactivationfile

Readsthefile:

Andcomesupwiththereleaseinfofromthemetainfo2.txtfile

Clicktoacceptandthemetainfofileisread


Clickstandard

ScrolldownthelistoffoldersandyouwillfindaYnexttoFSC

ContinuedownandclickStartdownload

WarningrepeatsaboutnotinterruptingtheupdateclickStart

MMIwillthenreboot


ThiswilltakesecondsandtheMMIwillthenrebootagain

ScrolldowntoconfirmtheFSCupdatehascompletedsuccessfully

ScrolltothebottomandclickContinue


AcceptAbortdocumentationdefaultagain

TheMMIwillthendoafinalreboot/shutdown.OnswitchingitonagainandselectingNavyou
shouldbegreetedwiththefamiliar:

GoingthroughtheCarmenutoselectVersionInformationandyouwilleventuallysee:


DonotpanicifSoftwareversioncomesupasnullittakesalittlewhiletofinishrefreshingandwill
thenshowasabove(orwhatevertextwaswritteninthereleaselineofthemetainfo2file!)
Tidyingupafterinstall
Nowatthispoint,ifyouwanttotidyuptheinstall,theresabitoffaultcodeclearingtodowith
VCDS.Ifyoudonthaveit,leavingthecodeinplacewillnotstoptheunitworkingbutitwillpopup
iforwhenyourcarisconnectedtothedealersystems.
Abitlikethechecksumwithinthemetainfofile,SoftwareVersionManagement(SVM)logsavalue
withintheMMImodule,whichiffilesareupdatedwillbeinvalid.AnautoscanwithVCDSwillshow
anerrorinmodule5F(InformationElectronics)03276PleasecheckSoftwareVersion
Management
ToclearthefaultgointoselectcontrolmoduleinVCDSandselectmodule5F(itappearsundera
numberoftabsbutIwentinviaElectronics2tab)


Click[Adaptation10]

Enter15intotheChannelboxandclick[Read]

IgnorethestoredvalueandnewvaluefieldsfornowlookupinthetopleftcorneraboveCount
andthisisthevalueyouneedtoupdate


YouthenneedtofindafriendlywebsitewithanSVMerrortoolthisguidetotheVCDSprocessis
prettymuchcopiedfromoneavailableontheUSAbasedaudienthusiasts.comthepicsareniceand
clear.ToaccesstheSVMtooldirectlyusethelinkbelow:
http://www.audienthusiasts.com/Application_SVMError.html
AtthebottomofthatpageyouenteryourCountvalueandmakeanoteofthenewgeneratedSVM
code.GobacktoVCDSandenterthisvalueintheNewvaluefieldandclick[Test]then[Save]then
[OK]toconfirmthenewvalue.Oncedoneclick[Done,GoBack]

andselect[FaultCodes02]andyoumaystillfindtheSVMerrormessageifyouhaventclearedit
already

Ifpresent,click[ClearCodes05].Itcantakeacoupleofgoesbutifthefaultcodepersists,check
theSVMvaluesagain.

Runanotherautoscantoconfirmalliswell,logoutofVCDSandyourworkisdone
Ifyouhaveanotherstoredfaultcode03175invaliddatasetyoumostlikelyhaveanearlymodel
andgonestraightfromveryoldmapstothecurrent.Indoingthatyougettoapointwherethe
firmwareupdatesrequiredbeforemapinstallationmaketheoldmapunreadablebytheMMI,hence
thecodegeneratedinModule47Soundsystem.DONOTPANIC!
YoucannotclearthisfaultcodewithVCDS.Insteadyoumustenterthegreenmenuasperthe
navigationpartitiondeletioninstructions.Oncein,navigatetocarthencarmenuoperation.TAKE
PICTURESOFALLTHEVALUESFORTHE2OR3SCREENSOFFIELDSAVAILABLEBEFORETOUCHING
ANYTHING!!
Add1toeveryvaluethischangesthefeaturestheMMIthinksyourcarisequippedwith.
ReboottheMMIusingthe3fingerbuttonpressusedbefore.
Gobackintothegreenmenuandnavigatebacktocarmenuoperation.
PutallthevaluesbackastheywerebeforeandreboottheMMIyetagain.
Theinvaliddataseterrorcodewillhavenowdisappeared
SorrythisguideisonsomanypagesIwantedtotryandcaptureeverystepintheprocessformy
ownpieceofmindforfutureupdatesandsaveothersscrollingthroughmegapagethreadslooking
fortheimportantinfoamongstthefluffandmissinformation.

Hopeitsuseful
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