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ISTA+

Standalone Installer (all files/folders must be present in the same folder, just run .exe)

The auto-installer sometimes doesn't unzip Database files, in such case check if you have all files in the folder Rheingold/SQLiteDBs If not unzip and place files manually. To avoid any error message such a "Failed to start ISTA.." Check the DataBase folder BEFORE run program!

Installer need this structure:
Downloaddirectory
| ista_standalone_installer_4.22.13.exe
| ISTA_v4.22.13.19897.7z
| BLP_4.22.14.7z
| SDP_4.22.14.7z (if needed)
|
\---SQLiteDBs
EN_4.22.12.7z
DE_4.22.12.7z (if needed)
ZH_4.22.12.7z (if needed)
OTHER_4.22.12.7z

ISTA+ aka ISTA-D aka Rheingold Standalone
  • Delete the previous installation and Run RCleaner V4.4
  • Install all necessary tools from the folder called "Tools" Ediabas Patched, Java, vcredist 2010, vcredist 2013, vs90_piaredist, all net framework.
  • Use latest 7-zip to unzip files!
  • Unblock files! (install unblock.reg will be visible under right mouse click)
  • In the download folder extract: Rheingold Standalone 4 (base files).7z and move the subfolder called "Rheingold" to drive C:/.
  • Extract three SQLiteDBs, de-DE, en-GB and Global with WinRAR program. Right context menu. Extract to"...."
  • Extracted all database seven files from the unzipped subfolder ~ ISTA-SQLiteDBs (streamdataprimitive and xmlvalueprimitive) DEDE, ENGB, Global copy to the empty folder: C;/Rheingold/SQLiteDBs
  • Run standalone reg fix file provided. Make sure you use the right one, for x86 or x64 systems.
  • Go to folder C;/Rheingold/TesterGUI/BIN/RELEASE/ISTAGUI.exe. ISTAGUI.exe (Rheingold) put a shortcut on the desktop and run.
  • Enter license key from License.txt (copy and paste licence in the second bottom empty window).
  • Note: Enter "1" (without the quotes) for ISIS > Finish > ok
  • Ignore the warning message and start the program once again.
  • ISTA Standalone auto-installer Just click .exe file Standalone Installer (all files/folders must be present in the same directory)
  • to programming with ENET replace RheingoldProgramming.dll with RheingoldProgramming.dll.patched_for_ENET_programming (At your own risk.)
  • for Diagnose only, necessary SQLiteDBs OTHER, en-GB, de-DE(optional) and BLP in the same Version as App (example 4.20.1x).
  • for Programming is SDP needed, using older Versions allowed.

TROUBLESHOOTING
Make sure to:

  • Turn off Windows Firewall Service.
  • Run ISTAGUI.EXE (ISTA)) as Administrator.
  • Make sure no files are "blocked" in Rheingold directory.
  • To resolve connecting problems with ECU modules in old cars you can increase response time on receive and connecting commands in Ediabas.ini. Old INPA trick. (This trick effects on all cables ICOM, K-Line adapter, K-Dcan etc.)
Values in Ediabas.ini Change on:

TimeoutConnect = 20000
TimeoutReceive = 20000
TimeoutFunction = 59000

Error messages examples:

  • "The dealer data update failed. The processing of warranty issues is only possible if the dealer data is correct. Please check your network connection to your ISIS or retry the update later." - Update date/hour in your system.
  • "The connection to one of the required databases could not be established. Please check DSS #00046632EN for further troubleshooting".
Database error can result from some possible reasons:
 
  • Check if your operating system has.Net framework 4.7 installed are checked in " Add remove/programs inside "turn windows features on or off"
  • You do not have the prerequisite software installed (vcredist 2008-2015), EDIABAS, Java, or NET Framework 2, 3, & 4 and any updates)
  • You failed to unblock the archive before extracting.
  • You are missing the required SQLite DB's [5 necessary = DiagDocDb, two _OTHER, two languages (e.g. 2x _ENGB for British English)]. Make sure Windows is Up To Date.
  • Folder "Rheingold" should be placed in C:\Program Files
  • In PowerShell, you should execute the command: gci ’C:\Program Files\Rheingold’ -Recurse | Unblock-File
  • Disable the SmartScreen Filter
  • Use MegaSync or JDownloader for large downloads and use only 7 zip for extracts.
  • Depending on your system specs, you might need to run the program always as admin.
  • A dedicated laptop is preferred with at least Windows 7/10 (32 bit or 64bit). You also need to turn off AV and firewall. They prevent proper program function. In some cases, you need to turn off UAC.
  • Blocking might have been turned back, even after you ran the (unblock.reg) file from the first step in Install Instructions. Make sure files are not blocked again after unpacking.
  • Enable basic features in latest ISTA
    Add to ISTAGUI.exe.config file:
    <add key="BMW.Rheingold.VehicleIdentification.BasicFeatureIdentEnabled" value="true" />

    ISTA+ PROGRAMMING WITH E-NET OR D-CAN INTERFACE WILL NOT WORK! ICOM IS REQUIRED! IF YOU DON’T HAVE ICOM INTERFACE, FILES(SDP and BLP) ARE USELESS FOR YOU!

  • Extract and copy SDP files to C:\Rheingold\PSdZ\data_swi folder
  • BLP to /Rheingold/PSdZ/data/psdzdata
  • If you don't have mentioned folders, just create them.
  • ISTA+ (ALSO ISTA-P) REQUIRES A MINIMUM 70AMP+ FOR PROGRAMMING. DO NOT ATTEMPT PROGRAMMING WITHOUT A POWER SUPPLY! FOR REFERENCE, A POWER SUPPLY IS NOT THE SAME AS YOUR STORE BOUGHT BATTERY CHARGER/TENDER. A POWER SUPPLY COSTS FAR LESS THAN A BRICKED ECU/CAR.

BMW_ISTAP_3.67.0.00

  • Uninstall all older versions, clear registry with RCleaner.
  • Install Ediabas Patched, Java, vcredist 2010, vcredist 2013, vs90_piaredist, all net framework and ALL necessary tools. (folder tools)
  • ISTA-P must be installed on drive C:/ only!
  • Install Networktool.exe, for K-DCAN cable. For ICOM don't need.
  • Restart PC.
  • Unzip all files "ISTA-P 3.67.0.istap.7z.001" Part 1 to 9 in the same folder, use the 7-zip program. Right context menu. Extract to"...."

EXE

  • Run .exe file"BMW_ISPI_ISTA-P_SYS_3.67.0.000.exe"
  • Follow the instructions on the screen.
  • To run ISTA-P always use BMW ISTA-P Loader (activation in a text file) from Tools folder. On the server has been placed 3 different Loaders,
  • ISTA-P Loader v6.3/4 For ICOM and ISTA-P Loader v6.1 For D-CAN and E-NET Interface.
  • ISTA Version 3.67 doesn't work with D-can or E-net with free downloader.
  • Choose language, resolution and expert mode options.
  • Expert Mode password: istap
  • Ignore the message regarding screen resolution.
UPDATE
  • To install correctly, be sure don't change any of the original installation files already exists (to put Expert Mode for example). If you have modified any file, will not be installed and will fail. All files in the current install version must be original. This is imperative to upgrade to the new version.
  • Any possible updates must be installed sequentially cannot skip to the latest update.
  • Put in the same folder and location all the files. (.exe Files) AND (.istap Files which are unzipped.)
  • Run EXE or MSI.
  • Make sure your system meets the minimal requirement.
  • Make sure to:
  • Turn off Windows Firewall Service
  • Run program as an Administrator
  • Those two things will eliminate many errors
 
ICOM, ICOM A1 and Common ICOM A2 Firmware Update
Steps and Note:
 
  • Use Network cable to connect ICOM (ICOM A1 or Common version ICOM A2) with a computer, charge ICOM (ICOM A1 or Common version ICOM A2) with 12V power adapter or connect ICOM with the BMW vehicle.
  • Open IE Internet Explorer, browse http://169.254.92.38:60080/, log in with username/password: root/NZY11502.
  • Click "Update Firmware", you will see ICOM firmware version information.
  • Choose file "ICOM-BootImage-xx-xx-xx.bin", set image type to SYSTEM, click "Send the file".
  • When it pops up "Write the image file to the flash?", Click "Yes", then ICOM indicator light will turn red.
  • When it pops up "The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful", click "Update Firmware".
  • Choose "ICOM-ApplicationImage-xx-xx-xx.bin", set image type to APPLICATION, click "Send the file", it will take several minutes since the archive is a little bit large.
  • When it pops up "Write the image file to the flash?", Click "Yes", then the ICOM indicator light will turn red for the second times.
  • When it finishes upgrading, click "reboot" to restart the computer.

Important Note:

  • Setting up your computer to obtain an IP address automatically
  • Firstly choose the smaller file "ICOM-BootImage-xx-xx-xx.bin" , then set image type to SYSTEM; Secondly, choose the bigger file "ICOM-ApplicationImage-xx-xx-xx.bin", then set image type to APPLICATION.
  • You can update the ICOM firmware via the ISTA-D Connection Manager.
  • IP: 169.254.33.45:60080
  • PW: NZY1150263 for Icom A2
     
    SP-DATEN UPDATE

    BMW Coding Tool 2.50
    Automatic SP-Daten Update Tool for WinKFP and NCSExpert

    DESCRIPTION:

    • Updating of new SP-Daten files can be a pain. A lot of copy, paste and adjusting files. Manually and/or with Total Commander.
    • This tool will automatically update your Daten files for you. Only replacing the files that require replacing and skipping the files that don’t. Very easy!!
    • MSCOMCTL Error Fix:
    • For those who get an MSCOMCTL.OCX error… Please download the MSCOMCTL Error Fix.zip and follow the instructions
    • First, we need to set our default folders for NCSExpert, WinKFP, and EDIABAS.
    • Once all the folders are set we can now proceed to update our SP Daten. Doing this by selecting the “Select SP-source” button and then select the folder with the new SP Daten. I always like to start with the earliest model which is E36.
    • The path should look something like mine in the screenshot.
    • Now that we have set our SPDaten path we can now select the “Update SP-Daten” button.
    • Only all NEWER files will be copied from:

    …\SP-DATEN-Exx\ECU –> …\EDIABAS\ECU
    …\SP-DATEN-Exx\SGDAT –> …\EC-APPS\NFS\SGDAT
    …\SP-DATEN-Exx\SGDAT –> …\NCSEXPER\SGDAT
    …\SP-DATEN-Exx\DATEN –> …\NCSEXPER\DATEN\Exx
    Also, update of files in …\NCSEXPER\DATEN

    • You will notice the files that have been replaced will display update –> **.** and the ones that did not require updating will display remain –> **.**
    • In my case, as displayed in the image below all will show remain because I have already updated them.
    • Now repeat the same steps for WinKFP…
    • Select the “Update WinKFP” button, and all folders will be copied and replaced from:…\SP-DATEN-Exx\DATA –> …\EC-APPS\NFS\DATA
    • also update of SGIDC.AS2 in …\EC-APPS\NFS\DATA\GDATEN to adjust the “long lines.”
    • Backup’s of all folders are saved as …\name_date_time
    • Once completed… repeat the same steps for all base models so from E36 to E89. Now you have successfully updated your NCSExpert and WinKFP with latest SP-Daten files.

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