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bootmod3: iOS and Android app update v.0.20.20 - Direct ENET cable connectivity and new BM3_NET WiFi!

By Dzenan Becic

bootmod3: iOS and Android app update v.0.20.20 - Direct ENET cable connectivity and new BM3_NET WiFi!

Over the past few months we've worked tirelessly on enhancing the user experience for mobile app users. We did a complete rewrite of our OBD Agent software and integrated it right inside the mobile apps for iOS and Android!

This has allowed us to provide 2 new convenience connectivity options for mobile:

1) Direct ENET Cable connection to an iOS or Android device without having to use the BM3 WiFi Adapter

2) For WiFi connectivity, remove the requirement to use the hotspot between the BM3 WiFi Adapter and your iOS / Android device. Instead, the mobile devices now connect to BM3_NET WiFi network running on the BM3 WiFi Adapter. Same hardware as before and all it requires is an SD card firmware update.

In addition to removing the hotspot, since BM3 OBD Agent software no longer runs on the BM3 WiFi Adapter, the SD card of the device will require no future updates as OBD Agent software is changed. In the past when OBD Agent software changed, there were times on occasion where SD card required to be removed and updated. Now that the OBD Agent is embedded inside the mobile apps this SD card updating is no longer necessary across OBD Agent/App releases which means less to manage for end users on an ongoing basis.

0.20.020 OBD Agent has also been updated for macOS and Windows operating systems running on laptops/desktops vastly improving its startup time, stability and performance.

Along with this update, a number of various bug fixes and updates in the UI have been released both for the Web and Mobile as well as various Map Configuration screen additions such as upgraded HPFP pump solutions from Dorch Engineering and Spool Performance.

iOS instructions (iOS App is in Apple review, expecting release in App Store Sep 24, 2020):
https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1424097323/bootmod3+iOS+app+-+Ethernet+and+BM3+NET+WiFi+Settings

Android instructions (Android app is live):
https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1424326683/bootmod3+Android+app+-+Ethernet+and+BM3+NET+WiFi+Settings

BM3 WiFi Adapter Firmware Update instructions with the new SD card image:
https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/363631/OBD+Agent+Hardware+Device+-+bootmod3+WiFi+Adapter+-+Firmware+Update

Offline Mode Instructions (Android, where required):
https://bootmod3.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/BCS/pages/1424424969/Offline+Mode+-+Android+Optional

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bootmod3: F90 M5 runs 10.1@137mph on OTS Stage 2 E30 map in 4600ft DA ambient conditions!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3: F90 M5 runs 10.1@137mph on OTS Stage 2 E30 map in 4600ft DA ambient conditions!

Incredible results from this F90 M5 from Steve, customer from Quebec, Canada! Only hardware modifications on his F90 M5 are downpipes and a lower temp (90C) thermostat used on a 550i to keep the oil temps cooler and a quick flash to bootmod3 OTS (Off The Shelf) Stage 2 E30 octane map.

 

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bootmod3: New Feature Release v0.10.099

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3: New Feature Release v0.10.099
Release 0.10.099 is now out. Changes include:
  • New Logging Support: Expanded datalogging abilities through RAM channels on MG1 and MG1 Aurix DME cars (e.g. all variants of the B58 engine including the A90 Supra, S58 in the X3M. See pic of a sample bm3 datalog from an M140i B58 test car attached.
  • In combination with non-RAM channels you're able to concurrently capture over 70 channels at over 20 samples per second!
  • MEVD support is in testing across ROMs and on the way.
  • Google Chrome is now our officially supported browser. Those using Safari will see a not-supported message displayed.
  • Maps download and save right inside the browser for in-browser map management. When flashing a map for the very first time you'll see a popup asking to 'Accept' using browser storage. This feature is the first in a series of upcoming features to allow richer offline user experience (already works with mobile apps).
  • Fix for mobile browsers, tapping on input fields (e.g. tap on username field on login or anywhere inside the app) would zoom-in the screen throwing off the UI until a user would refresh.
  • N20-EWG Startup Roar added
  • N55-PWG Selective DTC Code Removal
  • Updated OBD Agent to 0.10.099
MG1/MG1 Aurix New RAM Channels listing:
 
=== Boost Category
Boost Setpoint
Distribution Factor (Turbine/Wastegate)
WGDC (Base)
WGDC (Adder)
WGDC (Actual)
Turbine Base
Turbine Adder
Turbine (Actual)
WGDC (I-Gain)
WGDC (D-Gain)
WGDC (P-Gain)
Boost Target (Intake Manifold)
Airmass for Boost Control
 
=== Load Category
Load (Limit)
Load (Target)
Load (Actual)
 
=== Turbo / Wastegate Category
Target Mass Flow (Corrected for Boost Control)
Target Mass Flow (Exhaust Manifold)
 
=== Ignition Category
Ignition Timing (per Cylinder) (Target Corr.)
Ignition Timing Corr. (per Cylinder)
Ignition Timing (per Cylinder)
Ignition Mode (Cold/Warm)
Ignition Mode (Spool)
Ignition Correction (Total)
Ignition Target
 
=== Fuel Injection Category
Relative Fuel Mass
=== Torque Category
Torque for Load (Target)
Torque (Actual)
Torque (Target)

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bootmod3: Selective Code Removal through Map Config - New Feature!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3: Selective Code Removal through Map Config - New Feature!

We've added a new feature to enable users to selectively remove DTCs (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) on maps. In the cases of extensive hardware mods relating to the engine or its accessories there are times when its nice to turn off certain codes from coming up.

This DOES NOT in any way help resolve any mechanical issues one may be having. In some other cases, turning off a code will also not resolve an issue where additional custom tuning is necessary to fully address the problem.

However, in situations where the source/cause of a given code are well understood and users are comfortable turning it off to 'clean things up' this is a really neat feature to get that done.

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bootmod3 v0.10.093 system update - Now Available!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3 v0.10.093 system update - Now Available!

bootmod3 system update 0.10.093 is out along with the new OBD Agent. Changes include:

  • Additional vehicle support
  • Ability to datalog secondary DME on dual DME cars (e.g. S63tu, N63tu)
  • Changes to datalogging configuration screen splitting Default and Other channels along with an Advanced tab for configuring RAM channels covering a large number of new channels across various software versions supported. "Advanced" tab isn't available outside of bm3 internal dev test cars just yet but will be open to a wider beta and public release very soon. More details to follow soon.
  • Offline Mode menu item accessible while logged in to allow for easy toggle between online and offline modes while logged in
  • Various minor UI updates and fixes

Number of other really cool tuning features are in the works and hoping to release them soon.

App releases to iOS App Store and Google Play store on the way!

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bootmod3 S58 support F97 F98 X3M X4M - Now Available!

By Bertan Kazazic

bootmod3 S58 support F97 F98 X3M X4M - Now Available!

bootmod3 S58 release is now live!

Take your 2019+ BMW F97 F98 X3M X4M to new heights with our freshly released S58 OTS maps and custom tuning. Full custom tuning support with end user map configuration support available on macOS, Windows, iOS and Android. From stock to tuned in ~3mins, just seconds to switch maps, start here!

Shoutout and a huge thank you to everyone part of our S58 beta for outstanding work during dev and OTS map testing AIM Performance @bm3tuning european auto source.

For S58 software licensing and feature details including power gains click here.

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bootmod3 New Updates - Now Available!

By Dzenan Becic

bootmod3 New Updates - Now Available!
v0.10.089 is now available. Updates include:
  • Updated 4bar TMAP support including an option to use 'ORIGINAL' for it (for custom tuning)
  • Cold start (cat heating) map config change for MG1 Aurix cars B58-T0-C and B58-T0-D cars (Supra, G05 X5, etc).
  • More DTC (trouble codes) English translations added
  • Implemented a change to recoding the DME on MEVD cars (N13, N20, N55, S55, S63tu, N63tu), should remove need to Online Recode for good. Keeping the Online Recode button under Diagnostics still for the time being.
  • Diagnostics -> Read codes, fixed issue with descriptions not showing up.
  • Popup error that mentioned Needing full flash before recoding, resolved.
  • Offline mode: Fixed menu items not showing up after last release's Help menu addition
  • About Screen, reset settings button fix

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bootmod3 0.10.085 Update - Now Available!

By Dzenan Becic

bootmod3 0.10.085 Update - Now Available!

bootmod3 0.10.085 release is now out and updates include the following:

- New vehicle support 

- (Map Config) Bosch 4bar TMAP sensor support on all MEVD DME cars (N20, N55, S55, S63tu, N63tu).

- (Map Config) Dorch Engineering HPFP support for 1st gen B58 (B58-F and B58-G, non-T0)

- X3M "Stage 1" OTS maps available in open beta under "OTS Maps". S58 with the 4400lb X3M is showing incredible gains so far including 10.8sec 1/4mile with no mods and just E30 octane, 11.0 on just 93 octane!

- Various dashboard and logging enhancements and fixes
Boost Target math channel added for logging target above ~22psi (2.5bar absolute). This has been available by adding Boost target and deviation channels since the beginning but now its just easier. RAM variable logging tested and coming very soon with additional channels

- Agent startup time further reduced

- "Special Agent" no longer a 'thing' for those with bench unlock DMEs. As of this release you'd simply use the standard release and not touch the unlock/relock.

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