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MMI 3G+/3GP navigation 6.36.0 and firmware updates - currently 2023 Europe

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MMI 3G+/3GP navigation 6.36.0 and firmware updates - currently 2023 Europe

Its time for a new thread and i hope this one will be kept clean :)
Here is a link to the old one, please check there before asking questions that might have already been answered in the past.

Links to the latest versions of firmware and map update (with activator)

Maps & activator:

6.36.0 2023 MMI 3G High/Plus Europe [Link on Mega (use 7z/7zip to open the files)]

Rest of World
5.13.4 2021 MMI 3G High/Plus ROW - ANZ,SA,ME,HN,SM ... here!

6.20.1 2019/2020 MMI 3G ... here! If it asks for password then use this one -> 8R0060884GJ

Activator [Link on Mega]

Audi A1 [Link on Mega]
8R0 906 961 EC – HN+_EU_AU210_K0900 (A1) SVM: 3GPEU900A1

Audi A4-A5-Q5-Q7
HN+_EU_AU3G_K_0900 - Stock firmware
HN+_EU_AU3G_K_0942 - Stock firmware
HN+_EU_AU3G_K_0900 Modified firmware - User Defined Mode / No Sound systems
HN+_EU_AU3G_K_0942 Modified firmware - User Defined Mode / No Sound systems

Audi Q3-A6-A7-A8
HN+R_EU_AU_K0900 - Stock firmware
HN+R_EU_AU_K0942 - Stock firmware
HN+R_EU_AU_P1001 - Stock firmware
HN+R_EU_AU_K0900 Modified firmware - User Defined Mode / No Sound systems
HN+R_EU_AU_K0942 Modified firmware - User Defined Mode / No Sound systems

3G_3GP.pdf [Link on Mega || Spanish translation thanks to homarc || 2017 MAP Update thanks to homarc]
How to user 64GB SD card [Link on Mega]

These are the required files and folders for Map 6.33.1 with 32GB SD card. Thanks to @JulianHicks for creating the lists.
See "3GP_Filelist.txt" (3GP) and "3GH_Filelist.txt" (3G High) attachments in this post.

You might need GEM (Green engineering menu) activated and use User Defined Mode and manually select all that is under AUDI_MMI3G_ECE if it's not selected.

Warning - FW update K0900 is removing the "Emergency Update" option from the "Green Menu". There is a way that this can be fixed.

• Emergency menu activation on K0900 firmware. [ Only for A5OC ]
• To enable the Green Menu you could use VCDS, VAS or the following script [ Green menu activation ]
• 03623 [ 03623 Remove ]
  1. Unzip it on the SD card.
  2. Put the sd card in the MMI.
  3. When prompted press the center knob.
  4. After the script is done you will see confirmation screen.
  5. Remove the SD card and reboot MMI

Do not use MAC to unpack and/or copy the files to the SD card.

The problem:
I've tried to update my firmware (MMI 3G+) to K0767 and got the following error:

GEMMI_nav:0 error code 141
I could only access "Retry" choice (but update kept blocking at 5% with the same error) or "Back" button that was useless
Unable to do anything else, even the Reset procedure didn't work!

Root cause:
This is a file corruption error, the MMI didn't like what it found on the SD card.
Because I'm a stupid software engineer who thinks he knows best, I didn't trust the forums and copied the files from my mac onto the SD card (using command line to clean-up the .Trashes/ and alike folders)
So this is the lesson: DO NOT COPY FROM A MAC
Sub-lesson: better learn from other's mistakes than redo the experience...

As stated previously, even a MMI reset procedure didn't allow me to get out of the error.
So I went to my neighbour's Windows PC, reformatted the SD card and extracted the RAR archive onto it.
Back to the car, update went fine and completed successfully after 30 minutes

Hope this experience will help some fellow here...
LESSONS LEARNED - NEVER USE MAC OS (or Unix, Linux based OS) for unpack and copy map or firmware data into SD card. Also always format SD card in Windows OS. USE ONLY WINDOWS FOR UNPACK/COPY!!!

I had to upgrade Firmware as well. I could not load map data even they were copied in windows. It means that also Firmware was corrupted.
I found cca 10 000 hidden files on Firmware SD card. Dangerous is that Firmware seemed to be OK all the time but it was not and I could destroy whole MMI
(Imagine that FPGA or EEPROM is burned with some hidden apple .bin file....).
Q&A section
Here are some of the questions raised by the forum members about the update process that I might failed to explain in the manual.

Q. Do i need VCDS to do the update?
A. No, you need VCDS only to clear some errors after the update but the MMI will function correctly even if you don’t clear them out.

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.

Q. Currently no updates for North America?
A. Not for now.

Q. I have mmi 3gp , version p0XXX can i go straight to k0900?
A. Yes.

Q. Have found the activation script and it includes "2380_00040009.fsc". This should be changed according to manual Page 31 to the MAC address specifically to my MMI or should I continue to use the "2380_00040009.fsc" as stated in the manual page 18.
A. Leave the filename as it is now.

Q. The 2380_00040009.fsc file contains a VIN number. Should that be changed to my VIN number?
A. No, do not attempt the edit the fsc file.

Q. Will my VIN be visible and correct in the MMI
A. Yes.

Q. Only thing is that my Google Maps option is greyed out... any hints?
A. Reinstall the GEMMI_nav component from the K0900.

Q. 01043 - Control Module; Incorrect Software Version - How can i solve this ?
A. Restart the MMI and remove the key from ignition then put it back in. The error should change from 01043 - Control Module; Incorrect Software Version to 03276 - Please Check Software Version Management.

Q. What does the new firmware bring in terms of added functionality?
A. Not much, apart from K0770/K0767 fixing the issues with the SIM data connection and Bluetooth usage at the same time.

Q. What are 03276 and 03175, will they affect the MMI in anyway and how can they be avoided?
A. 03276 - Please Check Software Version Management will appear every time when the software is updated w/o VAS connection to the VW/Audi servers.
03175 - Invalid Data Set will appear when updating the map w/o deleting it first. Sometimes this helps to avoid that error.
They will not affect the functionality or the sound characteristics of the MMI.

Q. Is there a way to use used defined mode w/o "Green Menu"?
A. Yes. In file metainfo2.txt in the root folder if you remove the line "MetafileChecksum=XXXXXX" and add
EnableUserDefinedSWDLMode = "true"
skipMetaCRC = "true"
the you will be able to use the user mode w/o the green menu.

Warning - At no stage I take responsibility of your actions or any of my notes that may mislead you. Therefore, and like my all other documents I say “use at your own risk”.


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Here's a torrent for the Europe 2021 - 8R0051884HQ map with the Activator:

and for anyone looking for the NAR map here's a magnet for the 2019-20 6.20.1 NAR Map - 8R0051884GJ / 8R0060881GJ

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Hello, I can't get which activator should be used for the map activation process - the one that comes with the maps or the one from the activator link? Thank you!
For my 3G+ i used the vlasoff one from the first post, i hadn't noticed when i made the torrent that the one with the new map was different to be honest.
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The modified version also has the audio modules disabled so you dont have to mess about with user defined mode doesnt it?

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It's ok mate, mine was from memory too, I did my firmware 5 years ago ish

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Easiest way is to use the modified firmware package.

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As far as I'm aware, the modified firmware package is set up to avoid all you mention.

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Did you read the manual in the first post? Are you using the correct menu to start the update?

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If you dont plug in with vcds or equivalent, you'll never ever know theres a fault code logged in the system.

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No Torrent link ??
Please seed for a while if you have the disk space.....
Thanks Albert
Quite slow at the moment, I've got the speed throttled so netflix isn't affected. As the swarm grows, itll quicken

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The activation patches the firmware, so no need to reactivate if only changing map.

You'll have to enable user defined mode in green engineers menu.

Then go to run update and tick all modules with a "?".

Go through each in order ticking them, no need to tick bootloader for each (it wont let you).

Once all changed from "?" To "Y", go to the bottom and run the update.

Once finished , it'll just work


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When i did my A8, yesterday, it went exactly as i've described.
In that case, Albert_Swafega and DrGer, accept my apologies for misunderstanding why the "?" appears with a 'Standard' update.

However, I think I'd suggest users try a Standard update first to see if they get a "S" or "?" as User mode has shown to be tricky in a number of threads (as you need to enable it somehow).

I tried the standard update first, but unfortunately it wouldn't proceed and was greyed out. Then I remembered the last few updates I'd had to enable user defined mode to proceed and change all the ?'s to Y's

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I am trying to update my 2013 A3. Can i use the same files as found here? or will it brick my unit?
Best to post a pic of your mmi version info screen mate to be sure

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My Q3 has last stock firmware and I have update map last time only with the red menu. Some suggestions to update with new maps? Can I use the green menu activation ? Thanks View attachment 181844
You are in the right thread, get downloading from post1 and read the guide at least twice before you start.


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The files were as they were when I came across them, all I did is create a torrent to ease the download for our friends across the pond.

I did have a slightly older map on my external drive, I'll check later if I still have it.


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Hi all current have a 12' RS5 with EU_AU3G_P0513 firmware and Bang & Olufsen system. Not so savvy with this stuff but what are the key benefits to updating the firmware? Thanks!
By updating the firmware you can patch it, to activate the latest map

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Hi all. New to the Audi world with a 2012 Q5. I was looking at updating the maps/firmware etc, the software version is BNav_EU_P0206_D1 and the nav database is 4G0919884K ECE 5.13.8. I have the appropriate SD card, I'm just unsure what to download. Thanks in advance

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Sound like you're on the right track to me m8

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