Hi, just to share my experience as I had the same FW (maps ECE 6.26.1) as suavebygtr:
1) Activated green menu, user defined mode
2) Updated WITHOUT any delete (nav database nor partition), no activation
3) No error codes, works perfectly
Note: During update, I had one retry with PSD2, successful. After finish, it took few hours to accept to enter new address (I could pick the last destinations, but not possible to enter new. MMI restarted of course). When I was just about to ask here for the tip, it worked.
Thanks for creating this topic with all relevant files and info!
After 24+ hours, my torrent client finished downloading a file named "42151f40aa07f154486b", size 22,540,359,965 bytes (md5sum cdc7b8a73fccef11238887cfc6ca5170), using the magnet for the 8R0051884GJ NAR 6.20.1 update, above. Is this correct? On my Solaris 11 x64 server and Linux desktop, "file 42151f40aa07f154486b" returns "data". Not sure how to extract the nav update from this big cryptic file. 7z, rar, & zip don't recognize it. Any suggestions?...
and for anyone looking for the NAR map here's a magnet for the 2019-20 6.20.1 NAR Map - 8R0051884GJ / 8R0060881GJ
questions are very rarely stupidStupid question: Can I run the updates engine running? All the manuals are saying ignition on and battery charger connected.
I have done the map update 3x times already neither using any charger nor turning the engine on. Only on car battery (after returning from a longer trip so the battery was fully charged). Before the last update, just for caution, I let the Audi dealer to check my battery (5y old...) and no problem there, alwyas finishd the update without any interruptions.Stupid question: Can I run the updates engine running? All the manuals are saying ignition on and battery charger connected.
All updated successfully Firmware was from the factory as well as maps Took a while to update those but just following the manual and no problems. Had ask a little advise to get the Google Earth working after map update Since I haven't noticed here about it here's tip:questions are very rarely stupid
I always keep the engine running, while doing updates, as I don't have a charger.
in short: no problem, just a bit of fuel.
If you choose to delete the nav parition using the GEM prior to running the nav data update, the GEMMI software is also removed (since it is installed on the MMI /nav partition). Thus, if you have a 3G+ system and working 3G data connection and want to use the Google Earth satellite image overlay (while AT&T provisions 3G data and Google makes GE available to us) you can either (1) avoid deleting the nav partition (if you don't need to), or (2) re-install the GEMMI package, only, from the latest firmware, as needed.After updating maps (and possible activation) run the firmware update again, somehow the map update is messing up Google Earth. After running the firmware update, the Google Earth is working again.
This means that you should update the MMI firmware using the "User defined" method so that you can choose the devices that get updated individually. The "modified" firmware version enables the Green Engineering Menu for those who don't have access to an OBDII tool that can enable the GEM through adaptation (e.g., VCDS, OBDeleven, Carista, etc.). Depending on your car, this might not even be necessary (e.g., update to the latest firmware for our 2014 A4 MMI 3G+ for US region didn't update any DSP devices, so the standard method was sufficient when we did the firmware update in 2018).Ive read through the posts but i dont understand what this means:
Q. I have a Bang & Olufsen sound system not a Bose. Does this also mean that i need to exclude it?
A. Yes, better not to update the DSP system.
What does this mean? That i should use the stock firmware and not the modified version with the green menu enabled?
Yes i have the B&O system in my car.