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How to avoid Xentry DAS re-activation issues

This is the useful tips to help store XENTRY or DAS activation code and avoid re-activation issues.

NOTE: actions below can be used on Star C3, SD connect C4 software.

Step 1- Go to Local Disk C:/ ProgramData/ LicDir

Step 2- copy and paste “lic_key_2.dat”, re-name as “lic-key_2.x4711

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Step 3- Setup Properties of “lic-key_2.x4711”, select Read-only

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Step 4- Then open XENTRY Diagnostics Openshell and close it

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Actions above can well avoid the activation code to be lost and reactivate XENTRY

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How to choose BMW Diagnostic tool for E9x/E82, ISTA D/P, INPA, DIS?

There are many BMW diagnostic tools in the market, like ICOM A2 with ISTA D/P, K+DCAN cable with INPA, and OPS with DIS or SSS. This is about how to choose a proper BMW diagnostic & programming tool for E9x / E82 chassis.


2011 E9x / E82 chassis

Optional interface:

INPA with K+DCAN cable

ISTA D ISTA-P with ICOM A2 + B+ C emulator

DIS & SSS v41 with BMW OPS


program/reset steering angle sensors, adaptation

Suggestion of diagnostic and programming tool for 2011 E9x / E82:

DIS and SSS are massively outdated, replaced in 2008 with ISTA.

You can "technically" hack up SSS to support newer vehicles, but that's a massive gamble.

If you want the proper tools for diagnostics, you can use a K+DCAN cable with INPA and ISTA/D rather easily. It does well in reading & deleting errors, adaptations, driver programming, applu coding, etc.

Programming is another game, you can program basic modules like the DME, etc. But anything on the MOST (fibre optic bus) like the navigation system, etc. you really want an ICOM A+B along with ISTA/P and a good stable power supply, otherwise you risk seriously screwing up your car by bricking ECUs.

NOTE: BMW ICOM A2 Emulator, or INPA K+DCAN cable? (click to get it)


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VVDI Prog Programmer 4.4.0 Test Results from Customers

The is customer feedback collections of VVDI Prog Programmer (2.2.0-4.4.0) at OBDexpress.


Feedback on

VVDI Prog 4.4.0 on BMW cars
Cas 3 0L15Y read/write eep+flash ok
Cas 3+ 0M23S read/write eep+flash ok
Cas 2 2K79X read/write eep+flash ok
Program BMW CAS4+ All Key Lost...test ok
Read BMW CAS2, CAS3, CAS3+ and CAS4 ECU...test ok
Read BMW Engine ECU ISN...test ok
read out BMW 5 series CAS data
adds BMW CAS4 key
Can't find a way to read Cas 1 for E65 mask 0K50E

VVDI Prog on Mercedes Benz
W211 ezs 4L40K read/write eep+flash ok

VVDI PROG programmer 4.1.4 on Great Wall, Delphi
Read Great Wall Delphi EEPROM 93C66...test ok
Read 5M48H and common 8pin IC...test ok

VVDI Prog 2.2.0 on VW
The programmer read VW 44 IC EEPROM
Calculate password

VVDI Prog on MCU Motorola 912Xd256
MCU Motorola 912Xd256 unsecured it
read ok
eeprom and flash write ok
wont write new data on
always says erase error
eeprom flash not

VVDI Prog get PIN code of Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, VW
Ford password calculation (get Incode with Outcode)

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calculate Nissan 20 digital PIN code

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Calculate Hyundai PIN code by VIN

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Load data to calculate VW PIN

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