BMW G30 G20 G05 Head Unit Screen Upgrade Apple Carplay Android Auto for BMW Idrive 7

For those who have BMW vehicles with Idrive 7 system, like BMW G30, G20, or G05, you can upgrade the factory screen head unit infotainment system with Android system to support wireless Apple carplay and wireless Android auto now.


bmw g30 apple carplay android auto

Compatible BMW idrive 7 models

  • BMW 5 series G30 G31 2017-2023, 520i, 530i, 540i, 550i, M5, 520d, 525d, 530d, 540d, etc.
  • BMW 3 series G20 2019-present: 318i, 320i, 320e, 330i, 318d, 320d, 330d, etc
  • BMW X5 G05, BMW X6 G06 2017-present
  • BMW 7 series G11/G12
  • BMW X3 G01 2017-present
  • BMW X4 G02
  • BMW X6 G06
  • BMW X7 G07
  • BMW 4 Series G22, G23, G26
  • BMW 6 Series G32
  • BMW 8 Series G15, G14, G16
  • BMW Z4 G29

It retains factory oem screen and radio head unit, the entire dashboard will not be changed at all, just add a new small android box inside the dashboard. It’s an small android box based on Android OS with adapter cables to connect the factory radio and screen wiring harness directly, no need to modify wires or plugs. Just plug and play for installation.

So it does not affect the warranty of your BMW vehicle.


bmw idrive 7 Carplay box
you can click this image to see it clearly.


After installation, all factory functions, including touch screen, iDrive control, steering wheel controls, BMW idrive screen menus, and buttons, remain fully operational.

Besides, you don’t need to pay a high price for original BMW navigation map updates after the complimentary period provided by BMW. Because you are able to download and install other navigation apps with the Android screen head unit. After you connect Apple carplay or Android auto with your phone, you can also display your phone’s navigation apps on your oem screen, easy to use and update GPS maps from now on.

Note: If you want to replace the factory screen with a new Android screen head unit that also supports wireless apple carplay and android auto, it’s also available.

Features and Specifications

  • Retain factory screen, radio, controls, menus, all working
  • Latest upgrade Android 13 system
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 (MSM6125) 4x ARM Cortex-A53, 4x ARM Cortex-A73
  • Octa-Core 64-Bit ARM Prozessor up to 2.0 GHz
  • 64GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128GB optional
  • Menu and voice guidance with multi languages, English by default
  • Android APK free download and install from play store
  • Support wireless Apple Carplay, wireless Android Auto
  • Support video In Motion (Youtube, Facebook, TikToK, Instagram, Watch online movies,  Music)
  • Support AHD backup camera video input
  • 4G, Wi-Fi, Hotspot connection for internet
  • Built-in GPS navigation module, support igo, sygic, waze, google maps, etc
  • USB connection for music/video play, files transfer, system upgrade
  • Bluetooth handsfree phone calls, bluetooth stereo music
  • Plug and play installation, no need to change any factory modules or plugs
  • Top quality with 3 years warranty
  • Unit price: US$569.9, free shipping by DHL/Fedex, worldwide shipping

How to install?

If you are able to take out the factory screen and radio unit, installation would be pretty easy for you. Our adapter cables are custom made to fit the factory plugs, so you won’t get wrong.

Check this complete wiring diagram for the android AI box for BMW:

BMW Idrive 7 Apple Carplay Upgrade Wiring Diagram .pdf

We also have this detailed installation video for your reference:

While installing, you can just follow this video to install it step by step. If you still have any questions while installing, we can also provide online support via whatsapp or facebook messenger.

Final Thoughts

Upgrading the BMW iDrive 7 Infotainment System with an Android-based unit, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto brings a comprehensive enhancement to your vehicle’s multimedia experience.

Including: Retained Original Features, Android System Integration, Apple CarPlay Compatibility, Android Auto Support, Enhanced User Experience, Improved Connectivity.

By upgrading the BMW iDrive 7 infotainment system with these features, drivers can enjoy a more connected, modern, and user-friendly interface that enhances the overall driving experience.

3 thoughts on “BMW G30 G20 G05 Head Unit Screen Upgrade Apple Carplay Android Auto for BMW Idrive 7

  1. Kudos on your insightful blog post about upgrading the head unit screen in BMW G30, G20, G05 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for iDrive 7! Your detailed guide on enhancing the driving experience with these advanced features is invaluable. As a BMW enthusiast, I appreciate the thorough explanations and step-by-step instructions, making it accessible for enthusiasts like me. Your dedication to keeping the community informed about the latest upgrades adds tremendous value. Thanks for sharing this transformative knowledge, elevating our BMW driving experience. Much appreciation for your expertise and contribution!

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