We have partnered with BimmerGeeks to supply K+DCAN cables that solve both of these issues. They are all QC checked to ensure quality components. And if you have a DCAN enabled car (nearly everything after the E46), we can supply you with a "Pro-Cable" that has been modified with upgraded firmware, which is verified to resolve the "bricking" issues on these modules.
The Pro-Cable is unlike any cable out there that you can purchase. While many other cables out there may be different in terms of the physical build, they are all the same in one department...firmware. We take our switched cables, pull out a custom built programmer & load a modified firmware to the cable chip. Its faster, safer & more stable. The next best thing to a full-blown ICOM. Recommended for all module flashing.
BimmerGeeks was a longtime lurker of the forums watching people get taken advantage of by companies charging insane amounts of money for remote services. After a while they took they're step forward & decided to offer a cheap alternative to the major players out there. Along with supplying cables, they cover remote software install, coding & flashing services & diagnostic help. Unlike the competition, its not all about money for them, they do they're best do help through messaging first, and only charge when a remote session becomes necessary.