The reason no one has released any software is because BMW started encrypting the software in the cars.YetiX said:For now, no one offers a chip for E46's manufactured March, 2003 or later. Not Conforti, not Dinan, not anyone. Maybe they never will given that the next 3 comes out so soon.
This is absolutely mind blowing. How can BMW have a partnership with Dinan and not let them develop software for the car. And even more rediculous is selling and installing the software at the dealership AFTER dinan has cracked the code. The concept is so absurd it's laughable. Would there be some sort of lawsuit issues if they gave one company the encryption and no others?YetiX said:Good news? I spoke with Eric at Dinan today and their "chip" for the 2004 will be to dealers within two weeks. He got word this morning and called me. Dinan is sending the info and the program (or whatever it is they use) to dealers next week.
I was surprised to learn that BMW doesn't give them the encryption either and they had to break the code just like anyone else who wants to chip a 2004 3 series. I figured that with their close relationship BMW might hook them up but, according to Eric, no dice. Hmmn.
I might just have to get me one of these unless Jim can get his to market soon.