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Firmware update in Audi MMI 3G Plus / High / Basic

How to get the firmware and what’s my MMI?

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

ENABLE MMI ENGINEERING MENU BUTTONS
Engineering Menu Audi A8. Credits: Thomas S.
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 current MMI 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/

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!

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Updating the firmware

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.

sd card root folder
SDCARD 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.

MMI 3G Engineering menu
Engineering menu

Insert the SD card with the firmware 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) pressing it

MMI 3G firmware update
MMI 3G source selection

Select the firmware pressing the big knob once

MMI 3G firmware update
MMI 3G firmware update version selection

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, you can buy one here!

fibre optic loop
Fibre optic loop

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

Hidden green menu
Hidden green menu

Scroll down and find SWDL

Hidden green menu > SWDL
Hidden green menu > SWDL
Go in to this option
Hidden green menu > SWDL > user defined mode
Hidden green menu > SWDL > user defined mode
and tick that options

after that you can follow tutorial and check if BOSE its unselected for update

Find BoseG3_Q7 or BoseG3_  or BSG3C7_ANC or BO_Q7(depends of car model you have) and take every tick off until there is a letter N near Bose. To do it, you need to enter to this item, and change near all items to N in all second rows. So, finally near Bose should stand N.

This is very important –  don’t forget to make it.  and click Start download.


MMI 3G firmware update
MMI 3G firmware update method

You will see a list with all categories that firmware will update Scroll to bottom and press “Start update

MMI 3G firmware update
MMI 3G start firmware update
MMI 3G firmware update

After 30-60 minutes (it depends that what it has to be updated) the firmware update will be done.

Scroll to bottom and press “Continue”. On the next screen select the “Abort documentation” and the MMI will reboot.

Once the system has rebooted, the download application may show a screen that displays the update progress of various devices. As soon as all devices have registered with the upgrade application, the update process is activated, and the progress is shown on screen.

The system may reboot many times during the update and programming session. This is carried out completely automatically and does not required you to take any action. Once the system has rebooted, updating is continued and the “Download progress” screen is displayed many times.

Device Summary screen will be displayed at the end of the update and will show you if there are any errors. If there are errors (components with NOK) status the “Retry”option will be enabled, select it and retry the failed component update. If all components are with status OK or N/A scroll down and select “Continue

MMI 3G firmware update
MMI 3G firmware update summary

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

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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deadwing
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deadwing

Simple process, just upgraded firmware on my Audi A1 in 15 minutes tops, all working perfectly, had to re-activate the green menu after the update, now ready for the maps update! I quickly asked in chat what was the right firmware/maps I needed to buy, very quick reply and all is pretty much simple.

shervin_irani72
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shervin_irani72

Where is can use the fiber optic

kursat.pekun
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kursat.pekun

Hi
I have gone into engineering menu and it says “Most train version:AU3G” and “MU Software:0524” does it need update? and also how do you come out of the engineering menu?

lcg562
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lcg562

Can the car be running during the update or does it need to have the engine off?

marc.berchtold
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marc.berchtold

I want to thank you for your awesome work! I am deeply impressed on what you are doing here!
Great work and you made my day! Thanks you!

grzegorz.zalewski2
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grzegorz.zalewski2

Hi,
I upgrade firmware using User Defined Mode. I noticed that a lot of options weren’t checked. Should I check them all manulay to upgrade all system ? (for example bose wasn’t checked).
Could you explain how to use fibre optic loop ? I should disconnect all bose module and connect loop to optic connector ?

Thx for answer.

zima
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zima

Hello all,
5 days ago I’ve successfully upgraded FW and Maps on my AUDI Q5 S-Line according this tutorials, but I’ve realise that after these upgrades “Audi braking guard” and “Audi active lane assist” are not working! Only these two :(, everything else is working without any problems. Can somebody help me? What could happened? How to solve it (make it work again)?
Thank you in advance for every help.
Marek

mnkasaballi
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mnkasaballi

hello Audi experts, I have just brought Audi A6 2009 and the MMI show BBT_EU_K0029_1_D1, and as I can see from the previous discussion that this is MMI radio only, even though I have the DVD unit beside the DVD changer in the glovebox with 2 SD readers and the buttons for sat are in the dashboard and the control unit, will your firmware install the sat nav software and maps? will it come with activation code?

Albert Koppelman
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Albert Koppelman

Hi there, i thought i followed the instructions, but only my bleutooth is updated. My current version is RMC_EU_K15028. What can i do to update the softwareversion and not only the bluetooth version?

2balls
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2balls

My wife’s car has the Bang and Olufsen stereo, will the “Standard” update affect it, or do I need to perform the “User Defined” update deselecting the Bose files?

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