How to update BMW ICOM A2 firmware to V1.40.05

BMW ICOM firmware has been updated at CnAutotool. Here, the engineer offers the icom firmware update file and instruction to help you update ICOM A1/ A2 system image to version 01.25.02 & application image to version 01.40.05.

What do you need when doing ICOM firmware update?
ICOM A A2 diagnostic tool
(make sure of your ICOM version, common version or super/perfect version)
Laptop with Win 7 Win 8

Free download ICOM A A2 firmware update files:

Why to update ICOM firmware to 1.25.02 1.40.05?

For the newest Rheingold/ ista+ 2016, it is a must to update the BMW diagnostic tool firmware to the latest; otherwise, it would fail to diagnosis or do programming on BMW vehicles.

How to update ICOM A A2 system 01.25.02  application  01.40.05?
1.Connect ICOM A1 / ICOM A2 to PC via wired network connection.
Connect ICOM A1 / ICOM A2 emulator to the vehicle or power on the emulator via 12V power adapter.

2. Open Internet Explorer
for icom a1/a2 common version, go to
User name: root
Password: NZY11502
for icom a2 super version, go to
User name: root
Password: NZY1150263

3.Click “Update Firmware“, to get the ICOM firmware version.

4.Select file “ICOM-BootImage-01-25-02.bin”, to set image type as SYSTEM, then click “Send the file”.

5.Prompt: Write the image file to the flash?
Select Yes, and the light on ICOM mux will turn red.

6 .Prompt: The SYSTEM IMAGE update was successful.
Click “Update Firmware”.

7. Select file “ICOM-ApplicationImage-01-40-05.bin”, to set image type as APPLICATION, and then click “Send the file”.
(several minutes needed)

8. Prompt: Write the image file to the flash?
Select Yes, and the light on BMW ICOM A+B+C mux will turn red for the second time.

9 .When all is ok, click “reboot“.
NOTE: change the local network connection, that is, set automatically obtain local network connection

Two update files are available. Use the small-size first, then the big-size.
When using the small-size file, select SYSTEM.
When using the big-size file, select APPLICATION.