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How to update maps in MMI 3G Basic

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!

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

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

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!

How to update maps.


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.

How files should looks like on SDCARD! – Without parent folders.

Insert the SD card with the MAP in one of the two SD card slots. After 30-60 seconds the update menu will appear. Hit “Yes” here

MMI 3G Basic – Maps update
MMI 3G Basic – Maps update

Choose “Update”

MMI 3G Basic – Maps update
MMI 3G Basic – Maps update
MMI 3G Basic – Maps update

Coping 4-5 relatively small files in the MMI memory.

MMI 3G Basic – Maps update
MMI 3G Basic – Maps update
MMI 3G Basic – Maps update

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 with the activator in one of the two SD slots and press “Setup” + “Return” on the MMI keyboard.

Hit “Update” – bottom right soft key.

MMI 3G Basic – map activation

Choose the SD slot where the card is and follow the guide

MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation

Find and make sure that FSC is selected.

MMI 3G Basic – map activation

Press “Start download” and then “Start

MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation

Device Summary screen is displayed in the subsequent overview screen.

MMI 3G Basic – map activation

Scroll down and select “Continue“.

MMI 3G Basic – map activation

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

MMI 3G Basic – map activation
MMI 3G Basic – map activation

COMMON ERRORS LIST AND EXPLANATION – CLICK HERE

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