BMW ISTA-P Failed to Program BMW F32 (Solved)

When programmed BMW F32 by BMW ICOM NEXT A+B+C, always got error reading “Vehicle programming with ISTA/P is no longer approved for the connected vehicle. Vehicle management is now only possible with ISTA4. Please observe the release notes!”

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Solution offered by cardiagtool.co.uk engineer:

For BMW F/I/G series programming, please use diagnostic software instead of programming software.

Here is the related operation guide.

Step 1: Enter diagnostic software ISTA+

After read out the vehicle information, select Service plan

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Step 2: Then click Programming plan

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Step 3: When a list of the hardware and software actions fully appears on the screen, click Execute measures plan.

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Pay attention to the prompt:

The measures plan contains hardware actions preventing implementation of the measure plan.

Observe the following procedure:

1.When removing/exchanging a control unit, select “Control unit exchange” and select the control unit to be exchange on the “Before exchange” tab.

2.In the case of retrofits/ conversions, select “Vehicle modification” and select the relevant retrofit/conversion.

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Note: If your BMW ICOM NEXT diagnostic tool comes without software, it’s better to get the latest software V2019.12 ISTA 4.20.31 ISTA-P 3.67.0.000.

12.2019 BMW Software Upgrade:

ISTA 4.20.31
SDP Programming Database 4.20.13, Multilingual
VIN: 2019.11.05
ISTA-P 3.67.0.000, supports BMW motorcycle and electric vehicle programming.
BMW ETK  2019.11
BMW KSD  2019.11
INPA 5.00, winkfp 5.2.3, NCS 3.5.1
BMWAi Refresh Hidden 4.6
E-SYS V3.27.1 and V3.30, database V67.0, Chinese version software added
DR.GINI B020
The latest FSC navigation code software and IBAC coder
Added DISV57 and DISV44 for old BMW cars, diagnostic and programming

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Source: http://www.cardiagtool.co.uk/v2019.12-bmw-icom-software.html

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