Dealer Bricked My ECU

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I’m not trying to argue however why is visconti tuning and bimmer-code telling me otherwise ?
Bimmercode and Visconti (Visconti is a supplier of flash tunes, obvs) are completely disparate things and are completely unrelated to each other.

Bimmercode will continue to work 100%, no question there.

The difference is with an ECU flash. If you have a previously unlocked ECU, your ECU will now require a bench unlock to side-step the bootloader code. There's a fee for this. If you previously had a locked < 06/2020 ECU, nothing changes. You still need a bench unlock. If you have a > 06/2020 ECU nothing changes we're still boned.

In all cases, you'll have to reflash your ECU, as your tune will be gone.
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You WILL be LOCKED out, if you are a 2020, that is the only way to get the recall and still be able to bench flash, all 2021's regardless of ecu date with be locked the same as 6/20+ cars after the recall, if you want to tune ever DO NOT get the recall until they come out with a real unlock for the 2021
Where did you get this information?
 

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Bimmercode and Visconti (Visconti is a supplier of flash tunes, obvs) are completely disparate things and are completely unrelated to each other.

Bimmercode will continue to work 100%, no question there.

The difference is with an ECU flash. If you have a previously unlocked ECU, your ECU will now require a bench unlock to side-step the bootloader code. There's a fee for this. If you previously had a locked < 06/2020 ECU, nothing changes. You still need a bench unlock. If you have a > 06/2020 ECU nothing changes we're still boned.

In all cases, you'll have to reflash your ECU, as your tune will be gone.
Understand I’m happy to pay the bench unlock fee etc. i just Wanted the updated before going to get my tune with ecu tech. However if it’s going to lock me out from doing that I’ll cancel my apt with Toyota and just pay @BIMMER-REMOTE for his service.
 

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Understand I’m happy to pay the bench unlock fee etc. i just Wanted the updated before going to get my tune with ecu tech. However if it’s going to lock me out from doing that I’ll cancel my apt with Toyota and just pay @BIMMER-REMOTE for his service.
What's your ECU date?
 

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Did @[email protected] confirm that this recall will not cause a tunable 2021 to become an untunable 2021?
Yes he did, if you are a tuned 21 stay away, if you are a 2020, put away an extra couple hundred bucks and you will be fine
 

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Yes he did, if you are a tuned 21 stay away, if you are a 2020, put away an extra couple hundred bucks and you will be fine
I'm still not clear. His post says you CAN unlock again, but does not clarify if that applies to pre 6/20 2021 cars.

So stupid proof this for me... I have a tunable 2021 that is not yet tuned, but I intend to tune at some point. Will this update negate my ability to bench unlock?
 

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Yes he did, if you are a tuned 21 stay away, if you are a 2020, put away an extra couple hundred bucks and you will be fine
What? No

If you can be tuned before the update, you can be tuned after the update, it will just require a new bench unlock. 2020 vs 2021 makes no difference, Visconti's post on the subject makes no mention of 2021s being a problem, and someone with a 2021 has already gotten the update and then had Visconti unlock it again without issue.

https://www.supramkv.com/threads/nhtsa-recalls-aug-3-2021-remedy-available.10275/post-154704

Pre-6/20 vs Post-6/20 is a hardware change, not a software change. Toyota/BMW cannot hardware lock a pre-6/20 ECU with a software update, they would have to physically swap out the ECU.
 

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I have a tunable 2021 that is not yet tuned, but I intend to tune at some point. Will this update negate my ability to bench unlock?
YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO TUNE BUT YOU WILL NEED A BENCH [email protected]@@)HIF{"OIW:GNB

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YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO TUNE BUT YOU WILL NEED A BENCH [email protected]@@)HIF{"OIW:GNB

As stupefied as I can make it.
That's what I understand as well and regardless of 2020 or 2021, if you do this and are tuned, you will need to bench unlock so you can re-upload the tune.

Doing the update does not lock the ECU indefinitely. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO TUNE BUT YOU WILL NEED A BENCH [email protected]@@)HIF{"OIW:GNB

As stupefied as I can make it.
This - I think all caps were necessary too. If you have a tunable ECU dealer isn't gonna swap them shits out for a non tunable unit. You will still be able to unlock previously unlockable ECU. If your unit was not previously unlockable then it will stay that way too.
 
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