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Abarth Cars => Blue&Me => Topic started by: ChrisM on June 23, 2009, 07:53:20 pm

Title: Blue&Me Update
Post by: ChrisM on June 23, 2009, 07:53:20 pm
Hey all,
A little news from Italy, could not see any previous info about this but apparently there is an updated version of the software, version 5.4 that is now compatible with the iPhone etc. There is also an adapter that goes from iPhone into the USB port and, allegedly, is compatible with DRM's music. Whilst I could not see anything about it, I assume this means it's compatible with .aac files etc.
:
Link - In Italian (http://www.fiat.it/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIAT_ITALIA/blueme/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccfadehijgfmljcefecejgdfkhdfjk.0&com.broadvision.session.new=Yes&categoryOID=-1073821252&Failed_Reason=Invalid+timestamp,+engine+has+been+restarted&Failed_Page=%2fFIAT_ITALIA%2fblueme%2fblueme.jsp)

ChrisM
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: alberto on June 23, 2009, 08:46:56 pm
that looks like an interesting update, but caution should be advised, although there is a link to d/l 5.4, my concern would be it would only include Italian language support.
also the PDF instructions are a bit complicated, basically get a usb stick, not too big, put in the port, turn key .. abit press src, turn key again....
and im afraid that ..."
L’aggiornamento non incrementa la compatibilità con i formati musicali AAC e MP4 ove non già
presenti sulla vettura alla consegna. ''

means that itunes files and non mp3s are not going to work, so why bother, as my iphone 3gs works fine, as a phone that is, although i cant work out how it reads messages, but i can make a recieve phone calls,
ciao ragazze
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on June 23, 2009, 10:55:59 pm
I've looked into cab files and it seems that it's multi-language version. Of course you need to update your B&M with correct language voice files (from your fiat page), but in cab files I can see SMS reading files to read localized (in many langs) abbreviations.

My A500 is currently in Abarth service because of the problem with B&M <-> B&M Map connectivity, they did nothing during whole day so I'll visit them tommorow with those updates (there's also new updated application for cooperation with B&M Map on Italian Fiat page) and show them how to resolve this issue ;)

As an example I'm attaching fragment of an XML file for English abbreviations taken from updated software package:

Quote
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<ArrayOfI xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <I F=":)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  happy. " />
  <I F=":-)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  happy. " />
  <I F=":(" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  an happy. " />
  <I F=":-(" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  an happy. " />
  <I F=";)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  winnking. " />
  <I F=";-)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  winnking. " />
  <I F=":-;" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  winnking. " />
  <I F=":D" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  delighted. " />
  <I F=":-D" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  delighted. " />
  <I F=";-D" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  delighted. " />
  <I F=":-/" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  confused. " />
  <I F=":-\" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  confused. " />
  <I F=":-P" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  tongue stuck out. " />
  <I F=":P" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  tongue stuck out. " />
  <I F=":*" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  kiss you. " />
  <I F=":-*" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  kiss you. " />
  <I F=":O" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  surprised. " />
  <I F=":-O" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  surprised. " />
  <I F="X(" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  angry. " />
  <I F=":>" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  clever clogs. " />
  <I F=":->" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  clever clogs. " />
  <I F="B)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  coo ool. " />
  <I F="B-)" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  coo ool. " />
  <I F=":'(" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  crying. " />
  <I F=":X" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  not a word. " />
  <I F=":-X" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  not a word. " />
  <I F=":-S" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  worried. " />
  <I F=":-Z" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  worried. " />
  <I F=":((" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  sobbing. " />
  <I F=":))" R="&lt;audio src=&quot;emoticons&quot;/&gt;  larfing. " />
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: skydiver on June 24, 2009, 09:53:24 am
Now that is good news for us iPhone users .
Most of my songs are mp3s anyhow  ;D
just A2DP to go now
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: deppi0 on June 25, 2009, 01:27:21 pm
Hi guys,
I am sorry but is the software update only possible from the Italian website? I searched on the UK one and haven't found anything at all....
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on June 25, 2009, 01:43:20 pm
Update only possible to fiat.it website.

I've updated mine yesterday. No serious changes detected for now, only that after installing Blue&Me Map application update my B&M Map started to connect to B&M properly and telemetry is working now :).

My local Abarth service is working on this issue for 3 days now, maybe I should tell them that it's done? ;)
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: deppi0 on June 25, 2009, 02:55:29 pm
Thanks....

nah let them work and see if they manage to fix it ;-)

i hope they don't read this though.....
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: johnboy36 on June 25, 2009, 03:01:44 pm
For me, when Blue & Me works it's fine. I'm just interested to know if it's any more crash resistant (in a computer way that is :)). Perhaps a anyone who's installed it can let us know in a week or so if it is any more stable. Cheers.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on June 25, 2009, 03:10:41 pm
deppi0, I'm pretty sure that no one there speak english ;)

One thing they did was 4km, and now they're going to have a problem because of that. I told them not to drive my car, and now they'll need to explain that to Fiat Auto Poland.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: skydiver on June 25, 2009, 04:48:52 pm
Hi
Does anyone have any English instructions on how to install this update?  ???
I have downloaded the zipped file  (   5.4.09 Update Package Signed    )   .
Do we just dump it in the root of the USB stick?
Cheers for any help  :thumb:
Jase
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on June 25, 2009, 05:56:57 pm
It's advised not to perform and update if you're not planning to use iPhone with your B&M.

1. Unpack the zip package
2. Check if you've all of the files:

install.inf
82UP
C82E.cab
C825.cab
COU.pku
DEU.pku

3. Format your USB memory stick to FAT32 filesystem (it must be at least 128MB, and it's also recommended not to use pendrives bigger than 8GB)
4. Put all of the unpacked files on the USB stick in it's main directory
5. Turn off BT in all of your devices which could try to connect to B&M durring the update

6. Ignition switched off (key in STOP position) - connect your USB stick
7. Put the key into starting position (MAR) without starting the car!
8. B&M would inform you that the update is started, it could take from 5 to 15 minutes

DO NOT PRESS ANY BUTTONS ON THE STEERING WHEEL, START THE CAR OR REMOVE YOUR USB STICK UNTIL THE UPDATE PROCESS IS FINISHED!

9. When the update process is finished, put the key into STOP pisition and remove you USB stick.
10. If you'll get "USB Error xx" message, start everything once more.

Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: skydiver on June 26, 2009, 12:57:53 am
Thanks for the info  :thumb:
do we know what functionality this update has ?

 
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: 903cc on June 26, 2009, 07:31:51 am
Ok. It removed my navigation menu and now Blue and Me MAP will not talk to the car at all   >:(
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on June 26, 2009, 11:12:29 am
skydriver, it supports connecting iPhone using this adapter (http://www.fiat.it/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIAT_ITALIA/blueme/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjadehilmfdlecefecejgdfkhdfjj.0&categoryOID=-1073821252&contentOID=1074586455)

903cc, download this package (http://www.fiat.it/FIAT_ITALIA/uploads/PB_TMPL_BLUE_AND_ME/1074584737/20090622/5_5_01%20Blue&Me%20MAP%20Update%20Package%20Signed_1.zip)

This is an update which adds support for B&M Map to B&M, and you need to install it after the update. Installation procedure is the sam as for the B&M update.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: 903cc on June 26, 2009, 11:51:45 am
Thanks Frytol

Will try it later today.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: ChrisM on June 26, 2009, 12:20:43 pm
A little more info. inconjunction with the update 5.4 I believe, that by also using the adapter you can play .aac files.
Basically:
Cosa posso fare dopo aver scaricato l’aggiornamento software 5.4 ed aver acquistato l’Adattatore MediaPlayer Blue&MeTM per iPod e iPhone:
Riproduzione audio di brani in formato AAC, m4a, m4p e mp4
Riproduzione audio di brani acquistati su iTunes o protetti digitalmente (DRM)
Riproduzione audio di brani da dispositivi iPod touch o iPhone
Attenzione: per ascoltare la tua musica archiviata sui nuovi iPod o iPhone puoi scaricare l'aggiornamento software 5.4 del dispositivo Blue&MeTM e acquistare lo specifico adattatore MediaPlayer Blue&MeTM per iPod e iPhone della Lineaccessori.

Very rough translation:
What can you do after loading the 5.4 software and having purchased the "adapter mediaplayer blue&meTM for iPod and iPhone":
Play auido tracks in .aac, m4a, m4p and mp4 format.
Play audio tracks purchased on iTunes or protected digitally (DRM).
Play audio tracks from iPod touch or iPhone.
Attention: to listen to your music archived on new iPod or iPhones you can load the updated software 5.4.... and buy the specific addapter mediaplayer.. blah, blah blah.

So, you need the adapter then no need to change tracks to mp3.
ChrisM
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: alberto on June 26, 2009, 12:30:25 pm
I thinks thats right , heres the catch.... the adapter cost 83 €  ! spoke to a uk fiat dealer yesterday... not here yet, but about 60 65 quid!
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: LMP72K on June 26, 2009, 02:46:44 pm
Can anyone translate the other part at the bottom of the download page about a patch/fix for Sony Ericsson phones please? Does that need to be installed after the 5.4 update?

Thanks

Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: 903cc on June 28, 2009, 08:26:53 am
Useless. OK added the files. Got Navigation back as a menu but it will not pair with Blue and me map.

Will take it to the dealer.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on June 29, 2009, 09:53:52 am
Be careful with this one guys, if it hasn't turned up on the U.K. site for download there may be a very good reason for it.
Its almost the same as modding your car, if its not meant for the U.K. yet (because of bugs or geographical reasons) then its not really your dealers fault if it sends your car into meltdown.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: Hozepipe on June 29, 2009, 11:23:34 am
Be careful with this one guys, if it hasn't turned up on the U.K. site for download there may be a very good reason for it.
Its almost the same as modding your car, if its not meant for the U.K. yet (because of bugs or geographical reasons) then its not really your dealers fault if it sends your car into meltdown.

Any idea when they're planning a full UK release?
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on June 29, 2009, 05:21:26 pm
Apparantly there was a circular sent out last week about an update for the Fiat product (I must have missed it ???) and the powers that be are checking whether it also applies to the Abarth product.
I will have a read of the circular when I return to work tommorrow and let you know :thumb:
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: AlexK on July 21, 2009, 11:47:39 am
I have been told that the version available on the Fiat.it website is in a different configuration to that required for UK Abarths.  I would strongly recommend that people don't attempt to update the Blue&Me software themselves.

All Abarth dealers have now been issued with the required files and procedures and the update doesn't take long.  Book it in, sit back and enjoy a coffee while they handle the update for you.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: wampa on July 21, 2009, 12:09:53 pm
A silly question but will the car currently being built (or in my case just have been built  :thumb:) have the new software, or will it need updating as soon as it reaches the dealership?
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: AlexK on July 21, 2009, 12:29:18 pm
Very difficult to answer, as I should think that depends on component stock levels more than anything.

Just ask your dealer to make sure it's been updated prior to delivery. :thumb:
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on July 29, 2009, 06:05:21 pm
The update is now available from all Abarth dealers.
I have updated both my G.P. and Jonc's 500 and both worked well :thumb:
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: daborg on July 30, 2009, 07:51:05 am
The update is now available from all Abarth dealers.
I have updated both my G.P. and Jonc's 500 and both worked well :thumb:

Thanks John, booked mine in at Battersea service centre for London dealership. Will report back next week on updates and dealer report
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: DavyP on July 30, 2009, 12:33:44 pm

How would one go about checking what version of the software they have??? :-\
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on July 30, 2009, 07:44:11 pm
You would need to get it checked by a dealer with the examiner system.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: Old Boy on July 30, 2009, 08:36:18 pm
I was told it wasn't available till 2nd Aug by the mechanic at the dealership today. Hoping it will fix my strange software bug.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on July 30, 2009, 08:39:26 pm
Your dealer needs to check "docushare" (they will know what you mean) and they will find the update with full installation instructions  :thumb:
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: Old Boy on July 30, 2009, 08:52:19 pm
They told me they had
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: DavyP on July 31, 2009, 08:14:36 am
You would need to get it checked by a dealer with the examiner system.

Ta for that.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on July 31, 2009, 04:39:05 pm
Update files from Italian Fiat website are now available on the international website - fiat.com

Link (http://www.fiat.com/cgi-bin/pbrand.dll/FIAT_COM/blueme/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccchadehlmeimjmcefecejgdfkhdfji.0&categoryOID=-1073821547)
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: AlexK on July 31, 2009, 06:04:35 pm
I have been told that the version available on the Fiat.it website is in a different configuration to that required for UK Abarths.  I would strongly recommend that people don't attempt to update the Blue&Me software themselves.

All Abarth dealers have now been issued with the required files and procedures and the update doesn't take long.  Book it in, sit back and enjoy a coffee while they handle the update for you.

Edit: The update is now available for UK-spec cars from the Fiat UK website.

Details here: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor (https://www.abarthforum.co.uk/blue-and-me/blueme-upgraded-with-new-software-and-adaptor/)
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on July 31, 2009, 06:38:20 pm
Files from fiat.it and fiat.com are exactly the same files. I've checked their MD5 checksums.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: richardmajor86 on July 31, 2009, 07:15:37 pm
Files from fiat.it and fiat.com are exactly the same files. I've checked their MD5 checksums.

thats so geeky, LOVE it.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: frytol on July 31, 2009, 09:17:15 pm
thats so geeky, LOVE it.

 ;D
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: needsmust on August 06, 2009, 06:43:47 pm
Files from fiat.it and fiat.com are exactly the same files. I've checked their MD5 checksums.

I too, love this sort of thing.  It's what a forum is brilliant for.

Am I naive in thinking we should expect to be invited to our dealers for an upgrade, or is a matter of bothering them?

Can anyone clarify whether the update allows aac?  (I've got a load on a stick already)
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: Sawbomartin on August 06, 2009, 08:31:45 pm
The Dealers should email or call to say there's an update avaiable. Possible John?
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: John501 on August 06, 2009, 09:30:36 pm
Its far more likely that you will be offered the update free of charge when you have a service or any warranty work done.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: needsmust on August 06, 2009, 10:44:33 pm
Well something's bound to wrong before 18,000 miles, so that's OK then.
Title: Re: Blue&Me Update
Post by: Old Boy on August 07, 2009, 07:43:07 am
We uploaded the new update, unfortunately it didn't fix the bug we have.  Ho hum, software is fun.  ::)