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How to update maps Audi MMI 3G Plus / 3G High

What’s my current map version and what MMI do I have?

Without firmware you can’t update your MMI, it’s also quite important when you want to update maps – they will not be working without latest available firmware!

We have also made a video tutorial

First of all, you have to recon which MMI your car have.

The best way it’s just to go to the Engineering menu and check the current firmware version.

You can enter there by pressing the CAR and SETUP (or sometimes MENU or BACK) buttons on your MMI console.

This video might be useful

ENABLE ENGINEERING MENU BUTTONS
MMI 3G Engineering menu
MMI 3G Engineering menu

When you get to the engineering menu, you will see screen like above.

Most Trans it’s your currentMMI version.

You might have also different MMI’s:

types of mmi
Types of MMI

What’s my MMI?

When you are already in Engineering Menu you can now recognise your MMI, so:

  • MMI 2G: SW: XX-XX XX.X.X XXXX
  • MMI 3G Low/Basic: BNav_XX_XXXXX
  • MMI 3G High: HNav_XX_XXXXX
  • MMI 3G+: HN+_XX_XXXXX or HN+R
  • MMI RMC: RMC_XX_XXXXX

About MMI 3G Plus

It might have HN+ or HN+R, the difference between them it’s that they have been installed in different cars.

  1. MMI 3G PLUS with firmware starting from HN+ has been installed in Audi A4/A5/Q5/Q7.
  2. MMI 3G PLUS with firmware starting from HN+R has been installed in Audi A6/A7/A8/Q3

When you know what mmi you have, you can now buy firmware from our website: https://upgrademyaudi.net/product-category/firmware/

What’s my current map version?

To check your current map version please go to the main MMI menu

MMI 3G m
MMI 3G main menu

Go to: Setup MMI

MMI 3G: Setup MMI
MMI 3G: Setup MMI

Scroll down and go to Version information

MMI 3G: Setup MMI
MMI 3G: Setup MMI
MMI 3G: Version information
MMI 3G: Version information

And here you have your current map version under the Nav. Database version.

This is photo from my Audi and current version at 14/11/2018 is 6.27.2.

How to get latest maps for my MMI.

If you now know what’s your current maps version and type of MMI, you can download maps from here!

But please be careful, because different MMI systems has a different map update.

If you have MMI 3G PLUS you have to looking for MMI 3G Plus maps, same for MMI 3G High and Basic. All maps are selling separately on our website.

PLEASE BE AWARE! DOWNLOADED FIRMWARE / MAPS FROM TORRENTS OR OTHER UNKNOWN SOURCE MIGHT BRICK YOUR MMI. WE ARE SELLING ONLY GENUINE SOFT & MAPS FROM AUDI GARAGE!

Bricked MMI

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How to update maps.


Optional: Removing the old map is optional. However, is highly recommendable.

Benefits are:

  • Possibly avoid the Fault Code 03175 – Invalid Data Set error
  • Avoid errors while copying the map (out of size, slow write speed)
  • There are no files of the old map into the new map

Open Green Menu (Press CAR and MENU and hold it) 

How to enable hidden green menu – tutorial you can find here!

Go to nav/databaseupdate

Select “Delete database (will need reboot)” and click it.

Remove old maps via Hidden green menu
Remove old maps via Hidden green menu

Wait until system removes the data.

Remove old maps via Hidden green menu
Remove old maps via Hidden green menu

When it finished. Reboot your MMI using the 3 buttons

Reboot MMI
MMI REBOOT BUTTONS

In Audi A8 it’s a bif different MMI reboot: big button, upper right silver and tone

Audi A8 reboot MMI buttons

Open Green Menu (Press CAR and MENU and hold it)

Go to nav/databaseupdate
Select “DeleteNav HDD partition ” and click it.

Remove old maps via Hidden green menu
Remove old maps via Hidden green menu
Remove old maps via Hidden green menu
Remove old maps via Hidden green menu

Wait until system removes the data. When it finished,
reboot your MMI using the 3buttons

Reboot MMI
MMI REBOOT BUTTONS

In Audi A8 it’s a bif different MMI reboot: big button, upper right silver and tone

Audi A8 reboot MMI buttons

Map installation

When you get download links from UpgradeMyaudi.net to download maps, you will see this:

Map files

Download one by one! DO NOT CLICK on to:

Do not click!

when you get all files, please unpack only first one .001 with 7zip!

Unpack only first file!

Other files will join automatically!

Format your SD CARD in FAT32.
Copy the root of your map in the SD card (like picture below).


Please do not use macOS to copy the files. MacOS creating lots of hidden files which can corrupt update process.


File structure on SDC ARD
File structure on SDC ARD

Open “Engineering Menu” pressing the CAR button and immediately after that the BACK button. Hold both buttons pressed for a few seconds.
The following screen will appear.

MMI 3G Engineering menu
MMI 3G Engineering menu

Insert the SD card with the map in slot 1
Press the “Update” option using the MMI Control Panel.

MMI 3G Console
MMI 3G Console

Scroll down with the big knob and select the source in the menu (SD 1 in our case) pressing it

MMI 3G maps update source selector
MMI 3G maps update source selector

Select the map pressing the big knob once

Select map to install
MMI 3G maps update source selector
Types of MMI 3G Maps installations

Therefore, it is necessary to push a “User defined mode” installation mode,


– To activate this mode (it’s disabled by default), you must go to the green menu.

GREEN MENU: Press and hold MENU + TEL or MENU + CAR or TONES + CAR, depending on the model.
** Then go to the SWDL section:

Hidden green menu 
Enabling user defined mode in Hidden green menu

Proceed with the normal map update.

When the update starts, you can select “User Defined

Enabled user-defined mode
Enabled user-defined mode

Go to the folder AUDI_MMI3G_ECE ->in each sub folder set the check box so that in front of all sub-feet Y

Enabled user-defined mode
MMI 3G Maps update
Select all options to be "Y"
Select all options to be “Y”

Manually select the entire item (without boot loader)
In the MMI section AUDI_MMI3G_ECE

Select all options to be “Y”

Then please go back, and scroll to the bottom

Press “Start update” and then “Start

MMI 3G start maps updates process
MMI 3G start maps updates process

After several minutes (1hour and 30 minutes) the map update will be done, just select the “Documentation Cancel/Abort Information” and the MMI will reboot.
Device Summary screen is displayed in the subsequent overview screen.

MMI 3G Updated maps
MMI 3G Updated maps

Scroll down and select “Continue“.

MMI 3G Updated maps
MMI 3G Updated maps

Because you don’t have connection to Audi SVM you have to “Cancel documentation” here. This is the reason for ECU ERROR 03276 Please Check Software Version Management in 5F Information Electr.

MMI 3G Updated maps
MMI 3G Updated maps

Maps activation


Caution: Do NOT insert the SD until MMI has fully booted you can brick your unit!
Caution: Please double check that you’re using the correct activator for your firmware, using incorrect activator will result in a bricked (dead) MMI unitFormat your SD in FAT32.



Copy the root of your activation in to the clear SD card – it has to be formatted to FAT32!

Make sure that MMI is fully booted – after final reboot!
(press all buttons once RADIOCARNAVMEDIATEL).
Wait until all options are ok (no options in grey) even when all options are ok wait a minute more.

Latest firmware and maps – must already be installed

Insert the SD card into the 1st MMI slot.

Wait for ~ 15 seconds, if everything is done according to the instructions, MMI will show you instructions what to do next.

For the feature maps updates, you don’t have to install maps activation – it’s going to be already in firmware memory – unless you will do firmware update – then you might need to install again activator.

If you don’t have that big SDCARD, you can use any pendrive, but you will need cable MMI -> USB ( you can buy it here) I’m doing like that, and everything works properly!

COMMON ERRORS LIST AND EXPLANATION – CLICK HERE

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kursat.pekun
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kursat.pekun

Hi
I have gone into Media version “HN+_EU_AU3G_P0530 and Nav Database version is 8R0060884AH ECE 5.13.8 does it need update?

ramiremrem
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ramiremrem

Hello, I have an SQ5 (model 2014) bought from Germany all traffic functions maps are working.
Actually I am living outside Europe and found that the navigation system is working anymore ( once you choose a destination it will start calculation and stop).
I was wondering if there are maps for North Africa and if I could do the update knowing that some people on the internet were reporting issues with the B&O audio quality after update.

Thanks in advance for your answer.

fabio.tommy
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fabio.tommy

Hello, i followed the instructions to update my audi a5 3GP, and i have problem with PSD2 Code error 140, i try new sdcard and still the same. i don’t know what i can do, also i have the last firmware.
help me pls.

zima
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zima

Hello,
What will happen when I choose STANDARD and not USER-DEFINED type of installation?
Marek

deadwing
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deadwing

Hi after a successful firmware update (standard as I have no bose), I did also a successful maps update to latest version (using a 64gb sd card on Audi a1 2015). I only have one PROBLEM: after updating maps I don’t have anymore Google Earth option, is greyed out (was working before map upgrade): any idea? Also is Google Earth data downloaded from my internet connection/audi connect or is offline? Any tip to enable it again? One trick: at the end of the map update procedure, if vehicle is static it thinks is somewhere in Russia (!!)…it took a few… Read more »

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