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How to download and install BMW Dr.Gini Software

About Dr.Gini

Dr.Gini is a program used to diagnose BMW cars. First, I will explain how to download and install Dr.Gini.

Download

Download

When you have finished downloading, the entire folder and files are organized as shown below.

Dr.Gini-software-1

How to install

I did not capture the screen during the installation, so I will briefly explain the article.

In order for Dr.Gini to work, a program called Ediabas must be installed.

  1. EDIABAS_*.*.*.msi Run the file from the EDIABAS folder to install the Ediabas program. Folder There is also EDIABAS.zip file. It seems that when unzipping, the same files are installed. I do not know why I put the installation file and the compressed file, but I guess that it is for both the person who installs it and the person who wants to install the portable. I installed it as an msi file and it worked, so I will tell you how. It is recommended that you do not change any settings during installation.Dr.Gini-software-2
  2.  setup Dr.Gini B014 EN.zip And run the program to install Dr.Gini. At the end of the installation, the menu that you want to run the program is checked, but since the setup is not completed yet, it is unchecked and the installation is completed (although checking the program and running the program will not cause any problems)
  3. ECUAfter extracting the compressed file in the Ecufolder, copy it to the folder of the folder where Ediabas program is installed . If you did not change the settings during installation, this C:\EDIABAS\Ecuis the folder
  4. Because it will be connected to Dr.Gini ENET cable INTERFACES > ENET Ediabas.INIin the folder EDIABAS.INI, copy the file C:\EDIABAS\BINto overwrite the folder.
  5. API32.DLLYou need to api32.dllcopy the files in the folder to the folder below for each operating system.

* For Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 64 bit operating system: C:\Windows\SysWOW64
* For Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 32 bit operating system: C:\Windows\System32
6. Final step. Copy the Gini_B020.exefile to a C:\EDIABAS\BINfolder. Sometimes a Gini_B020.exefile is recognized as a malicious program and it is deleted by a vaccine program. If you feel that this process is anxious, you can just delete this file.

When I tested it, the file Gini_B020.exe is not necessarily a file because it is Dr.Gini B020 version (latest version or not yet stabilized version).

How to run

Now that you’ve done the installation, let’s try it.

  1. Connect your car and your laptop with the BMW ENET cable. You have to turn on the car, right?
  2. C:\EDIABAS\BINDr.Gini.exe Try running the file in the folder .
    • Gini_B020.exe You can also run Since the two UIs are slightly different, we Dr.Gini.exe will explain them based on a single point.
  3. Identification Press the button at the bottom of the screen . Then it will be connected directly to the vehicle (it is incorrect to write the memo). Ever, if not the connection Interface from the menu Interface to ENET try to change.Dr.Gini-software-3
  4. If you are connected, you can use it freely afterwards. In fact, I still have not figured out what the menu is all about.

Screen composition of Dr.Gini

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Guide Generate an BMW ICOM ISTA Language Package

What I would like to introduce this time is that I have not grasped the whole structure yet, so I will be an inductive article because I succeeded at the moment I tried. Therefore, I know in advance that the method I used may or may not work.

BMW ICOM ISTA, the BMW vehicle diagnostic program, is constantly being updated. At this time, ISTA and its language pack are separated into separate files and distributed.

ISTA’s language pack files differ in format from the actual files they are installed in, so you can not just use them to copy them to the SQLiteDBs folder.

As you know, ISTA language files are stored in a folder called SQLiteDBs and have an extension of sqlite.

SQLiteDBs

Here are the five files required to actually run the program.

  • DiagDocDb.sqlite
  • Streamdataprimitive_ENGB.sqlite
  • Streamdataprimitive_OTHER.sqlite
  • XmlValuePrimitive_ENGB.sqlite
  • Xmlvalueprimitive_OTHER.sqlite

Even if you do not have the rest of the files, there is no problem running the program.

The format of the deployed file is different from istapackage, and it requires a separate program to install it.

It seems that there is a bigger program installer called ISPI, and it seems that this kind of trick has occurred when ISTA is separated and installed separately.

I have searched for an abbreviation for ISPI, but I have not found it yet, I found a site called ISPI NEXT and I have not figured out exactly whether this is a commercial site selling ISPI’s official products, or just a brand of “ISPI NEXT” . 

The language pack files required for deployment are the following three files:

  • BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_en-GB_4.03.12.istapackage
  • BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_GLOBAL_4.03.12.istapackage
  • BMW_ISPI_ISTA-META_4.03.13b.xml

You will need a program called IstaLauncherConsole to install this file.

All the files mentioned above are in the link below, so please download and test them.

The IstaLauncherConsole file can be used without installation after unzipping anywhere. However, if the ISTA installation folder hasyeotgeona installed elsewhere without having to install as default settings, and those who want to change the folder setting will be registered in the registry after you modify the folder path after the goddess of the file, istalauncher-xOO.reg files below . For more information, please read the readme.txt file.

istalauncher-xOO.reg

Basically ISTA + Standalone version 4.03.13 was installed and the registry was registered.

Put the language pack file in the C: TempISTA_STOREDownloads folder (if you want to use a different path, you need to modify the reg file as described above).

empISTA_STORE-download

Run IstaLauncherConsole.exe. The following window asks if you want to continue. Press Enter to proceed.

IstaLauncherConsole

hen, as you can see, we will extract the BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_en-GB_4.03.12 and BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_GLOBAL_4.03.12 files before proceeding with the installation.

When the installation BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_en-GB_4.03.12 file to streamdataprimitive_ENGB.sqlite and xmlvalueprimitive_ENGB.sqlite files, BMW_ISPI_ISTA-DATA_GLOBAL_4.03.12 file seems to be installed in each DiagDocDb.sqlite, streamdataprimitive_OTHER.sqlite, xmlvalueprimitive_OTHER.sqlite file.

All the installation process is finished.

installation-procedure-complete

Installation is not in the SQLiteDBs folder, so you need to move the files.

C: Program Files (x86) If you go to the BMWISPITRICISTASQLiteDBs folder, a language pack file is created. Move this file to the RheingoldSQLiteDBs folder and everything is done.

RheingoldSQLiteDBs

I tried to run ISTA +. As you can see, the 4.03.12 language file is well installed.

ista-language-pack-installed

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INPA K-CAN vs. D-can vs. BMW ICOM Cables

Here we discuss the differences of K can vs D can cables vs Icom emulators, ideas of what the hardware&software, protocol, car and function differences.

 

BMW tools ICOM(icom, icom a2, icom next) INPA K+DCAN cable
DCAN K-line
Cars New and old BMW vehicles:E & F series up to 2017

 

Old BMW E series (1998 – 2008) 
Cars after 03/2007 Cars prior to 03/2007:K-Line was used from 1997 onwards by BMW replacing the old L-Line up consistently up until the end of 2006
Software Updating continuously:ISTA-D 4.05.32 ISTA-P 3.61.5 

Inpa/Ediabas, Ncs expert, Winkfp, E-sys, ETK, Easyconnect, Itoolradar, BMW standard tool, coding database, coding tool

 

Never updated:INPA 5.0.2/Ediabas

 

Never updated:INPA 5.0.2/Ediabas

 

Speed best speeds should be through an ICOM with the MOST adapter theoretically faster, but in reality, it isn’t actually much better speeds
Stability a lot more stable esp. when it comes to programming less stable less stable
Diagnostic Yes Yes Yes
Programming/Flashing used with diagnosis and also programming not safe to program modules not safe to program modules
Coding Read/Write zero issues R/W with a K&DCAN cable R/W with a K&DCAN cable
Protocol fast protocol, allows to secure flash software and read/write access the entire memory slow serial protocol, flashing would take ages and errors could occur. Also, not possible to access the entire memory slow serial protocol, flashing would take ages and errors could occur. Also, not possible to access the entire memory
Similar to Similar to JTAG programming Similar to RS232 bootloader access Similar to RS232 bootloader access
Tips BMW ICOM can be used with diagnosis and also programming. While DCAN cable can do all of those it is not safe to program modules because there have been a lot of cases where modules were bricked. You can only get your 1B file using FSC generator with ICOM on an E series car but cannot generate 1B file using a DCAN cable since it will give you an error. There is another way though of getting your 1B file without using an ICOM on an E series through the USB port inside your glovebox accessing the hard drive directly. Rather than going through all those stuff, it is more convenient to just buy the lifetime FSC code and be done with it. 

You program a module if you want to update the software to a newer one or if you a retrofitting a new module and want to flash it. ICOM is a lot more stable than dcan cable when it comes to programming. And you are right there are modules that takes hours to finish and any interruption in the process will surely brick that module. You can get a cheap china clone ICOM but finding a refutable vendor selling a good working ICOM is not easy.

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BMW ESYS 3.29.0 Psdzdata V3.61.5 Download and Installation

Latest BMW E-SYS 3.29.0 F-series coding software released here!
Here you can download BMW ESYS 3.29.0 + ESYS Launcher Premium 2.7.1 + Psdzdata V3.61.5 Lite for BMW coding!
Compatible with BMW ENET Cable and ICOM.
Note before you download:
ALL links here are free to all, NO pass!
And also try on your own risk!
E-SYS 3.29.0 setup file Download:
e-sys-3-29
Psdzdata V3.61.5 Lite Download:
psdadata-3-61-5
E-SYS Launcher Premium 2.7.1 Download:
Tips:
  1. You must uninstall the existing E-SYS version before installing new E-SYS 3.29.0.
  2. E-sys Launcher Premium 2.7.1 is tested OK to launch E-SYS 3.28.1, but for E-SYS 3.29.0, haven’t tested, should work.
  3. E-SYS Launcher Premium V2.7.1 require NET Framework 4.5.2 or above.
After download ESYS 3.29.0 Program, what tools you need for BMW Coding?
BMW ENET Cable : Cheapest option for BMW F-series Coding
BMW ICOM: Allow you to fully diagnose and program more than just do coding)
Recommended: BMW ICOM NEXT or ICOM NEXT WIFI. (Next generation of ICOM A2)
bmw-icom-next
Why choose E-Sys Launcher Premium to launch E-Sys software?
E-Sys Launcher Premium allows you to perform FDL coding.
– Increased default memory allocation.
– Enhanced overall System stability.
– Zero E-Sys Configuration.
– Personalized and individualized token.
– Easy-to-use.
Note: With E-Sys Launcher Premium, once “Car Series” is set, it can only be changed every 3 days, so be sure to set it correctly at first!
How to install BMW E-Sys 3.29.0?
(Steps refer to E-Sys 3.26.1 installation)
Extract E-Sys using Winrar. Right click it and click “extract here”.
Run E-Sys_Setup_3_26_1_b42487.exe
Select language, click “Next” then “I accept the agreement” then “Next”.
Click “Browse” to choose where to install E-Sys. The default location is C:\EC-Apps\ESG\E-Sys.
default-installation
Set the data path for E-Sys, the default is C:\Data. Click next until the installation begins.
set-the-data-path
installing
Click “Finish” to complete the basic installation procedure for E-sys.
Then you need to make it work.
You will see two folders, one is a “Patch” the other is “Token Generator”.
token-generator
The patch folder contains 2 files
e-sys-installed
Copy the svc0x80.jar file to the lib directory (C: /EC-Apps/ESG/E-Sys/lib)
Place the E-Sys.bat (batch file) in the same directory as the .exe file. Replace the .bat file in that directory (C: /EC-Apps/ESG/E-Sys)
Use the Token Software, enter a username as you like and password.

BMW ICOM Next Clone Working Experience

Have some words about my new toy BMW ICOM Next A+B+C diagnostic tool from China.

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I am using 2017.3 bmw software ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 Windows 7

 

i first went to ICOM Next with my e38. This car was bought new in 2001 and i only have 65k miles on it but the dash was always lit up like a Christmas tree! since day one this car had electrical issues and every time the dealership said they fixed it, the same issue would pop up… the icom next helped me diagnose the problem and fixe it, with 1 hour!!

 

Then, i took my 2014 (f31) 328ix sport wagon, now this was the cool stuff… i had all these special codes to do some really trick stuff to the electronics like using the key fob to close my rear hatch, roll up the windows and sunroof, as well as fold mirrors when i lock the car. all my phone contacts in my heads up display … icom next is really a cool guy, very laid back and not pretentious whatsoever.

 

And, my friends 2011 128i also benefited a lot. It had some electrical issues, causing the radio not to work and the speedometer, RPM, and gas gauge to suddenly drop and rise while driving. After a quick diagnostic test, I needed a new battery and the entertainment computer system had to be recoded. Within a day, all the electrical problems were fixed!!

 

 

In summary,

 

ICOM Next is faster than the old bmw icom. It is also better built IMHO.

And 2017 Next is WIFI available also.

It handles multiprogramming and coding quite nicely.

Gets the job done much faster if flashing the complete vehicle.

 

Another benefit to Next will be compatibility for future cars.

In two or three years there will be a new ICOM released, that will be probably better etc. That’s how things work.

 

So far, I have had the BMW ICOM Next A+B+C no issues.

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Rheingold 4.03.31 SDP 4.03.30 ISTA-P 3.60 on Mega

Here is customer share the newest version of BMW ICOM A2 Rheingold 4.03.31+SDP 4.03.30+ISTA-P 3.60.4.000, thanks to beemerboy88 and spider80, good luck and enjoy it on your own risk!
Standalone versions of ISTA-D and ISTA-P.
SQLiteDBs 4.03.30, including RU, EN, DE, OTHER.
BMW ICOM A2 Rheingold 4.03.31 1
BMW ICOM A2 Rheingold 4.03.31-2
Free download link(Mega)
Required interfaces of BMW Rheingold 4.03.31:
BMW INPA K+DCAN USB cable or BMW ENET cable (need special setting)
For unpack archives use 7-zip 16.04 or higher.
All installed and ready to work.
Instructions for installation, configuration and solution of possible errors, is located in the Tools folder (FAQ-RU.pdf and FAQ-EN.pdf).
Read FAQs carefully in Tools folder before ask the questions !!!
ISTA-P – 112 GB
Service Data (SDP) – 70 GB
What’s included in torrent:
included in torrent

BMW ICOM ISTA-D 4.02 ISTA-P 3.60 Windows 7 HDD

Latest V2016.12 BMW ICOM Software ISTA-D 4.02.12 ISTA-P 3.60.0.600 With Engineer programming windows 7 hard drive is released in obdii365.com.

 

Works along with BMW ICOM, BMW ICOM A2, BMW ICOM A3, BMW ICOM Next

 

BMW ICOM Software Version:

ISTA-D 4.02.12
ISTA-P 3.60.0.600
VIN: 2016.9.12
Not connected 9000 days remaining

BMW ETK: 2016.12
BMW KSD 09.2016 Multilanguage
With free BMW Engineer Software (INPA, NCS, WinKFP, E-Sys 3.27.1, Psdzdata 59.0), BMW FSC code generator and BMW AiCoder

Multi-language available in diagnosing, programming and TIS diagram circuit: American English, British English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Czech, Swedish, Dutch, Indian, Greek, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai.

BMW ICOM System Requirements:

Dual-core processor, better above I3; over 4G of memory

Supported Model:

We recommend you use this ICOM Software with Lenovo ThinkPad: T61, T400, T410, T420, T430, X61, X200, X201, X220 X230 and other laptop with Intel chipset, such as I3 I5 / I7 series.

 

2016.12V BMW ICOM ISTA-D 4.02 ISTA-P 3.60 Software Display:

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Change F20 CBS oil interval without changing V.O

I have made an interesting found regarding change the oil service interval for F series. Despite the success of some, I don’t believe it is necessary to change FA and flash DME to have this interval changed. I believe that Rheingold can do it with less effort, and less risk.

 

My car came with oil service interval defined in the V.O. as 8KP = 8.000 km. However, the CBS was set to 6.000 km (probably, it was changed by the dealer). So, as V.O. remains the same (I read it with esys and is still 8KP), it means one can change the interval without changing the V.O.

 

Some friends say that with BMW ICOM Rheingold you can simply set the interval with CBS reset.

 

I gave it a try with Rheingold (I have 3.54), and used function CBS RESET UDS as below:

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This set my oil interval back to what was specified in the V.O. (8.000 km), however, it didn’t pop up to request which interval is to be applied. So, probably there is some other function that allow to choose this interval.

icom-a2-Rheingold-2

Some day I’ll give it another try and post results here.

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How to set up BMW ENET cable for ISTA-P Programming

It’s a good solution to set up BMW ENET cable to work with BMW ICOM ISTA-P software to do ecu programming for BMW F series.

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Download BMW ISTA-P Loader V4.8.7 and install it on Windows XP

Plug the BMW ENET(Ethernet to OBD) interface in the car
Set in In ISTA-P
HO-ICOM/ENET direct in VCI Config
In Network Connection – right click in your ENET – properties – TCP/IPv4 – Properties set
IP 169.254.1.1
Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0

Subnet Mask 255.255.0.0

NOTE:Disable anti virus, firewall & WIFI connection.

Check ENET cable is well connected to car and PC. Turn on ignition and wait for a minute or two.

Start the ISTA P loader.

Click on the “start ENET ICOM emulator button” once. ZGW search will now open.

Enter your cars ZGW IP and click “continue”. Then wait for emulator running notifications to appear.
emulator running notifications

ista-p loader

Click on BMW, Mini, or Rolls Royce brand. ISTA/P will now launch.

Select ENET in connection manager.

Select ENET in connection manager
Note: wSTA/P asks for ignition ON/OFF during programming use the KL15 controls located in the notification area of the taskbar (right click on ISTA/P notification icon). Default setting is “ON”. Obviously actual car ignition will need to be turned ON/OFF also.
ISTA/P notification icon

Where to download ISTA-P 3.59.0.600 software?

ISTA-P software 3.59 can be downloaded free here. ISTA-P is multilingual, so software is EN.

ISTA-P En version .exe

version 3.59.0.600

paste the 2 files in a directory and run the .exe


a phone and loader

Access to ista-P file

More features

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.59.0.600

the executable file
BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.59.0.600.exe
https://mega.nz/#!Op1yTBiQ!_CW3hVON378zRRmE2Nq-6z-dwZXM3SyF0ZKO8RgA9FY

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.59.0.600.msi
https://mega.nz/#!5hUG1aaY!ghwQ6qbvL86bk-HgaYCVeNB2Y6v6DA66GnZemffxu7c

the file
BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_DAT_3.59.0.600.istaphttps://mega.nz/#!AsIjWbaK!DH4dm8nJYXY_aYq8ecNIDGW88yUcqgBlvm6ZMjUkbtc
_______________________________________________________________________BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.59.1.003

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.59.1.003.exe

https://mega.nz/#!DscHAQAQ!2BZhJT8tLyd6TE-Uq7fHlV7SP9PzgSfIwP9WJQz6Vhw

BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_DAT_3.59.1.003.istap

https://mega.nz/#!X89RRRxJ!5Fgtgltue0gPgEeKCF4FYx7YcWq4XV1oq2oEsPKhwBY
And the SHIFT 3.59.1.003