I guess this is very important question – is it possible to install android head unit into bmw e90 if you don’t have CIC unit. The difference is that if you don’t have original CIC unit your panel looks diffent.
For cars without CIC main panel looks like this:
Of course you can change full panel to the one that has monitor, like this:
But I really do think that installing monitor to panel without CIC is better. Can looks more modern – just like F-series.
Take a look on installation process:
How do you like it?
Also – if you did not have idrive controller – there are kits that inlude this and you can install it as well.