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16/10/2018

(Solved) VVDI2 unable to work on any laptop

 Complaint from a VVDI2 owner:

I’ve had a vvdi2 for over two months now, unable to get it to work, I have four different laptops, all do different things, cannot find device, or as soon as I go to load it up it doesn’t work, I’ve tried reloading software over and over, shutting down firewall, am I not updating properly, does anyone else have these problem, kinda getting disappointed with this machine, any help would be appreciated .

 

 

Disable driver signature requirement on computer, keep pressing F8 on startup

Also make sure you install the correct drivers, if one doesn’t work try the other. Should be in the same folder where you extracted the software

 

Important: Operators fail for sure …don’t blame the tool….unistall any windows defender, antivirus, non compatible software etc….best thing its getting just one laptop for xhorse and problem solved

 

Just a simple laptop …with nothing at all …i personally use windows xp and windows 7 ….but it will work in any system

 

Attachment:

 

VVDI2 user manual:

VVDI2 software download: (latest version 5.8.0)

Source:

Mercedes diagnostic software: Xentry or DAS

Mercedes diagnostic software: Xentry or DAS

 

DAS (older models, but still most cars communicate through this program)

Xentry (new model cars)

If you set it up correctly, you can program offline in DAS only. Then if we need to go online with DAS we switch the modified flash folder to the original.

Xentry there is no offline programming to my knowledge, only online. Obviously, you need to have login and pass to go online.

And yes we can do 'synchronizations', miss daimler calls them adaptations.

 

 

Besides,...

 

Xentry is for cars from 204 "upwards" but if you have a setup with direct DAS access, then you can do 204 diagnosis from DAS too (at least up to certain MY cars).

 

You are never supposed to get into Xentry from DAS car selections but if you select e.g. 211 from Xentry, Xentry starts DAS and diagnosis is performed like if you started DAS directly and selected 211 from there.

 

HHT is for the oldest models but the line between DAS and HHT is not that clear because cars like 210 perform some diagnosis within DAS and for some control units DAS opens HHT for the actual task.

 

 

In short,

 

All MB from late 80’s to 99 = HHT-WIN

All MB from 2001 to 2009 = DAS

All MB from 2010+ = Xentry

 

The year 2000 is a weird transition period — some MB made in 1999 but the model year is 2000 will be diagnosed from the 38-pin under the hood and thus use HHT-win. Other MB made in early 2000 and sold as a 2000 model will have the OBD port and the SDS will require the OBD cable to diagnosis….and will use DAS.

 

And then there are orphan cars, like some SLK models — some 2000-2001 SLK require the 38-pin.

 

 

IMPORTANT: Software released in 2017 and 2018 doesn’t come with HTT-WIN. But now, it comes again! HHT-WIN is updated to 09.2018 Mercedes software disk.

 

Attachment: SDconnect C4 FULL Mercedes Vehicle List

SD connect C4 with Xentry/DAS can work with Mercedes-Benz Passenger car, van, truck, unimogs, buses, super sports cars, industrial major assembikes

 

Look here:

xentry-xdos-car-list-1

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-2

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-3

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-4

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-5

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-6

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-7

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-8

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-9

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-10

 

xentry-xdos-car-list-11

 

      

Passenger Cars:

A(176), A(169), A(168), B(246), B(245), CLC(117), C(204) C(203), C(202), 190(201), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), S(126), E(207), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SLK(171), SLK(170), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(463), G(461), E(212), E(211), E(210), 124(124), S(222), S(221), S(220), S(140), CLK(209), CLK(208), CLS(218), CLS(219), CL(216), CL(215), CL(140), SLK(172), SL(231), SL(230), SL(129), SL(107), SLS(197), M(166), M(164), M(163), G(460), GL(164), GLK(204), R(251)....

Vans:

MB 100(631), T1, SprinterIII, SprinterII, SprinterI, Sprinter900, Citan, Vito(639), Vito(638), V(638), Viano(639), T2, Vario, Vaneo(414)...

Truck:

Actros963/4, Actros2,3, AtegoIII, AtegoII, AxorII, Eonic, Zetros, Actros, Atego Light, Atego Heavey, HPN M96, Atron, HPN M2000, SKL, FSK...

Unimog models:

U20, UGN, UHN....

Bus models:

TRAVEGO, INTOURO, INTEGRO, CITARO, CAPACITY, CITO, TOURISMO, O350/ O403, CONECTO, O404, O405- O408, Minibus, OC500, TOURO, TOURINO, MBC, MULITEGO, O500, O500/ OH, OH, OH368, OF, OF384, LO, O400...

Super Sports Cars:

SLR(199)...

Smart models:

Fortwo 450, Fortwo 451, Fortwo 452, Fortwo 454...

 

You will also see some MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models (belonging to Benz Group) in XENTRY/ DAS, but SD connect c4 or star c3 cannot support it.

Disabled MAYBACH,SETRA, COBUS, MITISUBISHUI FUSO models

 

More Mercedes models will be updated to the SD connect C4 software disk

 

Source:https://obdexpresscouk.blogspot.com/

 

13/10/2018

BMW F30 Flashing/Programming with ISTA + ICOM A2 Clone

This is how to do Flashing or Programming on BMW F30 using ISTA (ISTA-D v4.3.21 and ISTA-P v3.60.2) PsdZData Full, using an ICOM A2 emulator china clone

 

Here you go…

 

Environment/Setup

I have set up ISTAD and ISTAP within Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine.

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise with SP1

ISTAD v4.3.21

ISTAP v3.60.2

PsdZData v60.1 Full

BMW ICOM A2 Clone

Using my girlfriend’s loaner F25 X3 28i as a power supply in order to keep voltage between 14.0 and 14.9. This seemed sufficient for maintaining voltage and a temporary alternative to purchasing a Schumacher INC-700A power supply/charger.

ISTAD v4.3.21

My understanding was that ISTAD v4.x.x was supposed to be able to do flash programming and eventually replace ISTAP. I have not been able to get this working with my setup after weeks of trying. Not sure if anyone else has gotten this functionality to work. Otherwise, ISTAD has been great in terms of serving as diagnostic software and factory service manual.

VCI configs…

It would seem to calculate measures fine which is another way of saying determine which modules need to be flashed. However, pressing “Execute measures plan” would result in no action.

ISTA P v3.60.2

http://www.obdexpress.co.uk/wholesale/bmw-icom-software-h...

I finally decided to give ISTAP a try. I know flash programming can be done via ESYS after talking with number more experienced forum members, but I prefer a factory all-in-one solution for simpletons like myself. Fortunately, ISTAP worked when ISTAD did not.

ISTAP reading vehicle data after starting New Session…

ISTAP preparing vehicle for programming…

ISTAP programming vehicle in progress. You can see the status bars below the module names.

What the display says when in the first few minutes of programming…

I did see the “Emergency call malfunction” warning after I restarted the car after completing the flash. It went away after driving for a bit.

A few notes:

– Total duration for everything was about 57 mins

– ISTAP will flash firmware onto the modules and then code them. The coding process is automatic and it is fairly short. However, there will be a few dialog boxes that pop up to warn you or instruction you to do certain things such as calibrate the steering wheel angle, close all doors, etc. You’ll see your instrument cluster, climate system, windows/sunroof activate and deactivate. Don’t worry. Your car is not possessed, it’s just ISTAP doing everything to re-initialize your vehicle.

– You will lose your previous coding. For example, I had VO coded Bluetooth Audio/Media, tire pressure and temperature displays, and 6 blinks instead of the default 3 blinks for the turn signals. You will have to re-code all of that.

PsdZData Full

So one major issue that I foresaw was that ISTAD, ISTAP, and ESYS all have different places they want to access PsdZData Full. You don’t want to have 3 separate places to store all this data because it would consume a ridiculous amount of space. PsdZData Full is about ~70 GB. The solution is to decide where you want to keep the real physical PsdZData Full and create symbolic links for the other two applications to utilize.

Code:

mklink /J “C:RheingoldPSdZdatapsdzdata” “C:ISTA-PBMWServicesdataecudatapsdzdata”

Where ISTAD thinks psdzdata is.

Where psdzdata really is.

I obtained most of my factory BMW software from CarTechnology forums. BIG THANKS!

 

The last, attach a test report basically describes which control modules have been updated. It’s neat because it provides a “diff” between beginning and end.

Look here:

F30 Final Report: Done with ISTA-P 3.60.2.001

F30 Final Report  1

 

F30 Final Report

 

F30 Final Report 3

 

F30 Final Report  4

 

F30 Final Report 5

 

F30 Final Report 6

 

F30 Final Report 7

 

F30 Final Report 8

 

F30 Final Report  8

 

 

F30 Final Report  9

 

F30 Final Report  10

 

F30 Final Report  12

 

F30 Final Report  13

 

 

 

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