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Old 03-11-2006, 09:45 AM
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Thanks UCrewX5 for the great info and link.
I have downloaded and installed the modified V26 software and I have to say it's great.

The BMW X5World logo looks fantastic but regretfully I have only seen it once and that was when restarting the system. Most of the time I am greeted with a blank screen when starting up the vehicle.

Is this the case with anyone else ?

When do you guys see the BMW logo on the Nav screen ? and how often ?

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Old 03-11-2006, 10:15 AM
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I see it every time I start the car. Sounds like your install might not have gone right.

No more ACCEPT screen! Hip hip hooray. Funny how pushing one simple button every time I started the car irritated me so very much. I'll happily live with yards. BUT, missing split screen showing Nav info when I am on Radio/Sat/Aux. True for others here as well?
Old 03-11-2006, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by gpmoore
BUT, missing split screen showing Nav info when I am on Radio/Sat/Aux. True for others here as well?
No, my split screen radio works just as it should. Here's a trick I did a while back to get this working in my X5 in the first place - http://www.xoutpost.com/articles/x5/n...s-upgrade.html

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Old 05-30-2007, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by UCrewX5
For those that would like a copy of my customized V26 with fully enabled Perspective View (both in Direction of Travel and Point North modes) and a custom X5world splash screen (credit to datake for the base image) that looks like this:

This is a complete V26 image (not the V26 Beta) based on the original V26 files but it has a custom navboot file that enables the Perspective mode menus and has the custom X5world splash screen and settings screen.

A few notes on the upgrade, but first a reminder that there are risks to doing the upgrade on your own, so do so knowing that risk is present. Although rare, problems can occur if update steps aren't followed properly or there are issues with the media. Such conditions can cause problems with the nav drive which may not be recoverable.

- The image files have been zipped (compressed), so you will first need to un-zip them. I use a free program called TugZip, but there are other programs such as WinZip that will also do the trick.
- Once you have uncompressed the image files you will need to burn them to a CD-R using a program called Alcohol 120%, which is available as a free 30 day trial here - http://trial.alcohol-soft.com/en/download_120.php

- Burn the disk using a high quality CD-R disk at the lowest possible burning speed using these steps:
1. click on "image burning wizard" then click "browse" and find the folder that you extracted the two files to.
2. click on "bmw v26 X5world" (there's only one to choose) and click "open" it.
3. Under Image file information, it should list the two files. Click "Next"
4. If you didn't insert a high quality CD-R earlier, insert it and set the write speed at the slowest one (mine was 2x). Make sure the CD/DVD Recorder is set on the right drive.
5. Click "Start" and it should start burning. Once it reaches 100%, it'll be done and the disc will eject on its own.

- Once the disk is ready, follow these steps
1. Go to your vehicle and turn the ignition switch to the first position. Let the navigation system boot up and get into a normal operating mode.
2. Leaving the system on (never turn the power off during these steps!!), go back and eject the navigation CD from your drive unit.
3. Put in the V26 disk you created into your drive unit. Watch your screen and be patient. It says it will take about 6 minutes to do the upgrade, but it doesn't take that long. When itís done it will eject the CD automatically.
4. Put your navigation CD back in the drive and make sure everything is working properly.

If you are already on V26 then you will have to downgrade to an older version such as V25 in order to do the V26 update with these custom enhancements. Note that doing a downgrade will put your nav drive into Euro mode (yards instead of feet and no accept screen).

Here's the link to the download - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HXI7DHZL

Splash Screen Photo (note, colors look better in person then on photo):

Pointing North - 2D:

Pointing North 3D (Perspective Mode):

Direction of Travel 2D:

Direction of Travel 3D (Perspective Mode):

Hi, The megaupload link has expired for this due to inactivity. Could you repost it or somehow give me some idea how to
obtain it now.
Have upgraded to Ver27.1 from Ver23 but am not happy with it because of the loss of town/suburb names when in split screen view. Therefore see no reason to upgrade to Ver.29.1 as it has not resolved the issue as yet either. After reading some older threads this version may offer a compromise that may be suitable for me. Appreciate any help you can offer.
Old 07-22-2008, 05:44 AM
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any update on this ?
Old 07-22-2008, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by gabileung
any update on this ?
What is the reason to update this v27 if v31 is alredy released for ages?

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