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 has.
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 MENUor BACK) buttons on your MMI console.
This video might be useful
When you get to the engineering menu, you will see screen like above.
Most Trans it’s your current
You might have also different MMI’s:
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.
- MMI 3G PLUS with firmware starting from HN+ has been installed in Audi A4/A5/Q5/Q7.
- 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/
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!
When you have bought the firmware and downloaded them, you have to now unzip it and put on to SD CARD on to root folder.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE DO NOT USE MACOS TO COPY THE FILES. MACOS CREATING LOTS OF HIDDEN FILES AND MMI CAN BE LITTLE BIT CONFUSED AND DISPLAY ERROR. SD CARD MUST BE FORMATTED AS FAT32!
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. Your software will be lower version.
Insert the SD card with the firmware in slot 1
Press the “Update” option using the MMI Control Panel.
Scroll down with the big knob and select the source in the menu (SD 1) pressing it
Select the firmware pressing the big knob once
And on the next window select “Standard”
Caution: If your car is equipped with BOSE (8RQ or 8RY) sound system and don’t know how to recode it… we recommend that you unselect it from list (using User- Defined Mode) before update.
Or you can use the fibre optic loop adapter 4E0973802
Or you can unselect BOSE module to update in User-defined mode
How to enable User Defined mode?
You will need access to the Hidden Green Menu
Get in to Hidden green menu
Scroll down and find SWDL