Table of content.
- What MMI do I have?
- What’s my current map version?
- How to get latest maps for my MMI?
- How to enable hidden green menu?
- How to remove old nav database?
- How to unpack files & prepare SD CARDs?
- Map installation.
- How to enable User Defined mode?
- How to activate my maps?
- Audi RSE – Rear Seat Entertainment – how to update?
- COMMON ERRORS LIST AND EXPLANATION.
What’s my MMI?
If you already own the maps update files and you are ready to install, you can jump straight to the installation manual by clicking here.
We also have a video tutorial
First of all, you have to recognise 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 in your MMI console.
This video might be also useful
When you are in the engineering menu, you will see screen like above.
Most Trans it’s your current MMI version.
There’s few different MMI versions.
When you are 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://carsie.net/product-category/audi-mmi-update-firmware/
What’s my current map version?
To check your current map version please go to the main MMI menu
Go to: Setup MMI
Scroll down and go to 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 18/11/2020 is 6.33.1 (Europe!).
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 updates.
If you have MMI 3G PLUS you have to looking for MMI 3G Plus maps, similar 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 prepare SD CARD with maps update?
When you receive download links from carsie.net to download maps, you will see something like this:
Download one by one!
when you get all files, please unpack only first one 7z.001 with 7zip!
Other files will join automatically!
Extract downloaded files – how to do? Click here – there’s a complete guide how to deal with downloaded files.
Format your SD CARD as FAT32.
Copy the root of your maps on 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.
When you have unpacked files with maps go inside created folder and you might see something like on the screenshot bellow.
Keep in mind the file list might be different for EU and USA / Canada so do not count the files etc.
and copy all those files directly on to SDCARD, without parent folder like 6.30.1 or 6.19.1 or other name..
Recommended SDCARDs for Map updates we described in F.A.Q here. When you prepared your SD CARD you can jump to the car and follow rest of this manual.
How to remove old nav database?
Optional: Removing the old map is optional. However, is highly recommendable.
- 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.
Wait until system removes the data.
When it finished. Reboot your MMI using the 3 buttons
In Audi A8 it’s a bif different MMI reboot: big button, upper right silver and tone
User Defined mode
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:
Open “Engineering Menu” by pressing the CAR button and immediately after the BACK button. Hold booth buttons pressed for a few seconds.
The following screen will appear.
Insert the SD card with the map in slot SD 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 in our case).
Select the map by pressing the big knob once.
select “User Defined” (remember? we have enabled this).
Go to the menu AUDI_MMI3G_ECE ->in each sub folder set the check box so that in front of all sub-feet Y
- for US and other will be similar AUDI_MM3G_NAR.
- Australia & New Zealand AUDI_MMI3G_AN.
- South Africa Audi_MMO3G_SA.
- Rest Of World AUDI_MMI3G_ROW.
- Middle East AUDI_MMI3G_ME2.
- Europe AUDI_MMI3G_ECE
- Singapore AUDI_MMI3G_SN
Please also make sure that:
- TMCConfig (this might be N/A in USA/Canada/Mexico cars and do not worry if you can’t select this!)
are also selected to update.
Manually select the entire item (without bootloader)
In the MMI section AUDI_MMI3G_XXX
XXX – depends on region, can be:
- ECE for Europe,
- ME2 for Middle East,
- NAR for USA / Canada & Mexico
- SA for South Africa
- SM for Singapore
- ROW for Rest of World
Then please go back, and scroll to the bottom.
Press “Start update” and then “Start”.
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.
Scroll down and select “Continue“.
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.
How to activate my maps?
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 license for your firmware, using incorrect activator will result in a bricked (dead) MMI unitFormat your SD in FAT32.
Copy the root of your license in to the clear SD card – it has to be formatted to FAT32!
If you bought maps update from us, the license is in license.zip file.
Make sure that MMI is fully booted – after final reboot!
(press all buttons once RADIO, CAR, NAV, MEDIA, TEL).
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 be already 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. If it doesn’t work, eject the SD CARD and try in second slot.
After maps activation you need to fully reboot your mmi. (Please be aware that turning ignition off / on will not reboot MMI!)
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 license again.
Audi RSE – Rear Seat Entertainment – how to update?
If you own an Audi car with RSE (Rear Seat Entertainment) it also has to be updated, the whole procedure looks the same like for main MMI unit, there are just different buttons combination.
And you can follow rest of installation which looks the same as for front MMI unit. Just keep in mind there’s a different buttons combinations.
As an update to my last comment, I was able to activate the map license and see all the new maps. The update in total was not difficult but took some time. Audi connect now shows in the menu. Completely satisfied with the install and purchase.
I have been used to the Audi connect app while navigating long distances solo in the last year and a half. Unfortunately I’m losing access to my SIM card connection (3g) and the dealer has no solution. I bought the package, updated slowly, and found the updates quite rewarding. Somehow I missed the license activation and will work on that next. Everything else is a big improvement, and the new maps are considerably improved for the two minutes I can see them (11 hour drive today). I will not give up the TDI with towing package even though diesel was $5.09 today.
I’m installing Nav DB 6.22.1 (prior version is 5.6.5). Text above recommends deleting database, but video says delete database AND delete NAV HDD partition.
Which is correct?
I have HN+R, 6.22 1 and do not the need firmware update (previously had 946)
Used Green Menu to select user defined, Did not delete the previous 6.10.2, Nav maps but am installing on top of them.
When upgrading Nowhere does the Audi 3G settings offer that choice,,
I have no, “Go to the menu AUDI_MMI3G_ECE” Their is nothing that says Audi.
Also I do not have the Navipersistence selection.
Proceeding with Mapstyles, TMCConfig, Gemini, AH6, set all “application” to YES
Hit update, rebooted twice, and now nothing, waiting for system to come back up 2hrs now.
Please tell me It’s not bricked ?
Everything went smooth. Firmware and map updates without problems. Thanks!!
I need your support. On Aug 27 I purchased the Firmware & Maps bundle for my Audi Q7 2011 Order#37667. Below are all the details and description of the problem. PLEASE HELP.
Car:2011 Audi Q7 with Bose system
Previous: HNav_US_P0114_D1 and 8R0060884 NAR 5.4.7
New Software bundle bought: 6.22.1 & K0133_3_D1
First problem I encountered was that the firmware update showed BoseG3_Q7 with an “S” and didn’t allow me to change it to “N”. Up to this point I had followed all the instructions. I then bought and installed the optical loop and proceeded to update the firmware and maps; however, I am now encountering the following problems:
Problem 1: when I go to the navigation the map appears and after a couple of minutes the system says “Navigation data is blocked” I read your instructions so many times and uploaded the Activation files successfully, but i am still getting the error.
Hello, I have installed everything as manual and this installed new maps and new firmware. but after 5 minutes maps are blocked, the activation files do not activate maps. I put sd with files licensed but not active on sd1 and sd2. What I can do?
hello can solve my problem please i did all procedures but in the end the navigation show like if i am in desert without any destination info 🙁
Great so far. Went from HN+_US_AU3G_P0566 (FW) and 8R0060884AM NAR 5.6.5 (Maps) to HN+_US_AU3G_K0942_6/8R0060884HG NAR 6.22.1. I only had *2* hiccups:
(1) The maps installation instructions called out to make sure that you set the subnodes of TMCConfig to ‘Y’, my MMI wouldn’t let me. TMCConfig was in the list, however when I went in it and tried to check the checkbox, it wouldn’t check it. So I just skipped that one.
(2) The license activation didn’t spin up a screen like the instructions call out. It just caused an MMI reboot after 15ish seconds. After that, I drove around the block for 10+ minutes, testing out GPS and navigation, and all seems to be working.
If anyone else has experienced the above (this was done on a 2013 Audi S5 coupe) I would love to hear what your experiences were. I’m going to let it “bake for a day”, and if no issues arise, I’ll be doing the same update on my 2014 Q5.
Thanks! Great time *and* money saver!
Updated! ^.^ thanks.
Just tried that, it is now stuck on “initialising navigation screen…. please wait