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

To run newest ISTA-D Rheingold 3.49.30ISTA-P 55.4.000 on BMW ICOM A2/A1 at , you need to 32 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.


How to update ICOM A2/A1 firmware 01.38 / 01.24:

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.

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 Car Diagnostic Tool ICOM firmware, browse, and the login username and password is the same as perfect version.


4.Click “32”, you can see ICOM firmware version information.

32-3 32-4
5.Click “Browse” to select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-24-00.bin”, set image type to “SYSTEM”, click “Send the file”.

6.When “Write the image file to the flash?” pops up, click “Yes”, then ICOM indicator will turn red.

7.When “The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful” pops up, click “32”.


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.

9.When “Write the image file to the flash?”Pops up, click “Yes”, then the ICOM indicator will turn red for the second times.


10.When upgrade finish, click “reboot”.

11.Click “Home” – “32” 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.

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