Can i sync my contacts through bluetooth with a note 2? Can I play music through the ipod cord in the glove box?

Asked by RichBMW Mar 23, 2014 at 10:08 AM about the 2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWD

Question type: Car Customization

My contacts won't sync I'm guessing it's
because my phone is too new and not an
older model like the car. I don't have an ipod
but there is a cord in the glove box if I plug
an ipod up to it will I be able to stream
music to my car??

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bmw idrive is setup for iphone but for android phone try this method. For certain devices and certain custom ROMs after pairing my contact list in the car would only show one entry - sometimes the first entry, sometimes the last entry but not my whole list. I did a lot of googling before I came up with an answer that worked for me.. Using a root explorer/browser (I used ROM Toolbox) go to and edit "/system/etc/blutooth/auto_pair_devlist.conf" Look for "PartialNameBlacklist" entry and remove the "BMW" entry. There is an "Audi" entry so maybe this would work for Audi as well. Save the file. I unpaired, rebooted and paired my phone and the full list appeared! If you are still having difficulty or have a different car there are bluetooth apps in the playstore that may help

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