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How to update ETKA 8.0 to ETKA 8.1 Update 1245

Has someone yet found a solution to update ETKA 8.0 to 8.1? This concerns, both the German and the international version. The German Version comes with the VW update 1240.


When ETKA is updated to version 8.1, the error code might pop up, such as:

" no valid ETKA Installation found" "Installation will now Exit"

or “there is no Etka 8.0 installed on your system”


And no worries!

Here are good tips and guides confirmed to work for some one.

Have a try and you’ll find your way.


Tip 1:

people mix in discussion international and country versions.

the versions are different and you can't mix them.

at this time only the country version need update to 8.1 after 1241.
without having 8.1 you can't update 1242 and so on
international version don't need it till now


Tip 2:

update 1242 (and now 1243 and 1244) + etka 8.0 is possible.

Using etka torrent from rutracker + algeni loader.

Etka 8.0 isn't asking for 8.1 update. Let's see long will it work.

1244 could be last one with 8.0!SYkRVBIC!qFYjI7Grw_Mv2OaRgd4eYthKcIyz6A...







Tip 3:

  1. Vorraussetzung: Der Ordner "C: ETKA PROG IX " ist in Ihrem ETKA-Ordner verfügbar.2. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX PROG " nach "C: ETKA PROG1 " und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.3. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX DATA" nach "C: ETKA DATA" und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.4. Kopieren Sie den Inhalt des Ordners "C: ETKA PROG IX PROG " nach "C: ETKA PROG2 " und überschreiben Sie die vorhandenen Dateien.



Works fine.

Tested on Windows 7 32bit and Windows 10 64bit


IMPORTANT: for sake of security, youre advised to use the ETKA 7.5 tested version.

Contact via

  1. Online Customer Service
    3. Skype:
    4. WhatsApp: +86-18750906257


Good to know: ETKA 8 torrent download free & how to install


link 1:…

link 2:…/0B1QukJCtZTR1aGxFSVc1MHNrbEE/v...

link 3:!0YcnTQwI!JOV8tmOCw9u_-KeXAGzDfA


link 1: tested on Win7 32 bit. The simpliest install.

link 3: CAN be installed on Win7 x64, working fine.


ETKA 8 Installation Instructions: (for link 3)

  1. Download all .rar Files, extract it and start ETK75P_v2017.exe
    The Installation Wizard will guide you through the installation.
    Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_International_2017.part01-15.rar

Use WINRAR or 7-ZIP to decompress the Files or you'll get "Wrong Password" Error !

  1. The Install Password (not archives password) is: 2017@by-carfreak.kiss
    Note: Please type in the password manually, the setup doesn't like Copy & Paste.
  2. The install process continues with the necessary Hardlock Driver Installation.
  3. The System will be restarted automatically, if not please do it manually.
  4. Before you start ETKA
    Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-INT.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS International
    Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-GER.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS Germany
  5. YOUR ETKA 7.5 PLUS IS READY ! - but outdated
  6. Now we have to install the Updates
    We will need Update State 1185-711-717-1185 for upgrading to ETKA 8

If you have installed the Germany version, download the Germany Updates

file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.

Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.

Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_Updates_2017.rar

If you have installed the International version, download the International Updates

file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.

Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.

Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_International_Updates_2017.rar

Don't try to abbreviate or you can start from scratch !

  1. Make sure you have the Update State 1185-711-717-1185, you can
    see the actual state at the bottom line on the start page of ETKA 7.5,
    by clicking on the brands the state of the respective make is shown.
  2. We are ready for the ETKA8 Upgrade now.
    Run the Upgrade ETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXE from the
    ETKA8_Germany_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the Germany Version.
    Run the Upgrade ETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXE from the
    ETKA8_International_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the International Version.
  4. To keep you installation up-to-date you can use the ETKA Updater - start etka updates v1.8.exe
    The Updater will always download the latest updates. After Downloading you have to
    start ETKA and follow the update process. Needed File in the attached link: ETKA Updater.rar



Can it be installed on 32Bit and 64Bit Systems ?

It can be installed Native only on 32Bit Systems, if you have a 64Bit System please use

a Virtual Machine (e.g. VMWare) with an installed 32Bit System.


What are the Installation Requirements for this program ?

- Full Admin Rights

- 15GB free disk space

- NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0

- Deactivated Windows Defender / Anti-Virus & Deactivated Firewall

- Index for fast file search










How to set up Country Specific Settings ?

You will find the Instructions in the "Country-Specific Settings.pdf" in the install folder.

Vw diagnostic tool reliable source:


BIG THANKS to all contributors share their great experience and download links with all!

Links and solutions from your guys here are all used for educational purpose only!


How To Fix E-Sys can’t connect. Open Connect Target blank..

BMW E-Sys cannot connect:

I just can’t seem to connect using E-Sys (With E-Sys Launcher)

I’ve tried 2 computers with the same result.

E-Sys V3.27.1

Using Launcher with F080

Basically I am unable to select a target.

Connect via VIN looks correct

Connect button isn’t highlighted.



Suggestion from Shawnsheridan: (Big thanks)


If the “Open Connection” window under “Target” is empty (no targets), verify the following:

  1. That the “psdzdata” folder is installed properly (From the PSdZData_Lite or PSdZData_Full extraction, copy the “psdzdata” folder to “C:Data” (i.e. “C:Datapsdzdata”)
  2. That the psdzdata chassis folders each have an empty “dist” folder. Make sure that there is an empty “dist” folder in each of the psdzdata chassis folders, and if missing, create as needed, e.g.:
    1. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF001F001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    2. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF010F010_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    3. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF020F020_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    4. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF025F025_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    5. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesF056F056_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    6. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesI001I001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    7. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesK001K001_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    8. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesKE01KE01_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
    9. C:DatapsdzdatamainseriesRR01RR01_xx_xx_xxxod xdist
  3. The the E-Sys “Options” => “Settings” => “Directories => Data: path” is set properly (e.g. “C:Data”)

You can wait 2 more days, or just follow the instructions provided to you:

* NOTE: E-Sys Launcher 2.x Car Series MUST be set to exactly match the car’s chassis type you are coding (e.g. F01, F06, F07, F10, F12, F15, F25, F30, F82, F83, etc.)If after install it defaults to F999 and it cannot be changed, change PC Date ahead 4 days, then change E-Sys Launcher Car Series, then change PC Date back to current date. DO NOT create .EST Token and PIN with PC Date advanced 4 days as the Validity Start Date for the token will be 4 days in the future.


For F80:

E-Sys Laucnher Car Series = F080

E-Sys Connection Target = F020

If you are missing E-Sys Connection Targets, then something is not correct with your PSdZData. You need to replace it.


BMW ESYS confirmed to work:


Tips & Guides: 2005 Lexus GX470 key programming

This is a tutorial of for those being the first 2005 GX470 owner to “program” the key.

 I had a bit of a problem at first with programming the key but it was due to the “timing” where you had to press one or two of the buttons within 2 seconds after opening and closing the door…

 For the record, by “programming” I mean that I was able to get a brand new replacement key to function with my 2005 GX470 for the following functions:


Lock doors

Unlock doors

Panic button


The key still had to go back to the dealer to have it keyed for the ignition kill start. But everything else worked fine.


Note: ignition kill start

The ignition kill start is the FACTORY LEXUS ignition starter kill. Embedded in the the on board LEXUS vehicle is a master component/computer that prevents any attempts to hotwire/jump start the vehicle, like in the movies (eg, break glass, open door, rip panel from under steering wheel, rip wires and splice/short the wires…)


The LEXUS system I believe is called the IMMOBILIZER (?) and it will NOT allow the car/truck to start without the decoded encoded onto the KEY FOB. I told a fib to my dealer and told them that my “factory” key stopped working for the ignition, everything else worked, doors unlock/lock/panic, key turns in (locksmith cut it for me…), dealer cheerfully reprogrammed the key no charge.


Programming instructions – as requested

System Operation:


Pressing LOCK button activates alarm and central locking.

Pressing UNLOCK button one deactivates alarm and unlocks driver’s door only.

Pressing UNLOCK button twice within 3 seconds deactivates alarm and unlocks all doors.

If vehicle is unlocked and doors or trunk/tailgate not opened within 30 seconds, locks/alarm are reactivated.





* Key remote transmitter added or replaced.

* System malfunction



* Driver’s door open, all other doors closed, key removed from ignition switch.

* Within 5 seconds:

* Insert and remove the key from the ignition switch twice.

* Within 40 seconds:

* Close and open the driver’s door twice.

* Insert and remove the key from the ignition switch.

* Within 40 seconds:

* Close and open the driver’s door twice.

* Insert the key into the ignition switch and close the driver’s door.

* Switch ignition ON and OFF once to program a key remote transmitter code whilst retaing the original codes or twice to program a remote transmitter code whilst erasing the original codes. Three times to check how many key remote transmitters are currently registered or five times to erase all registered codes.

* Remove key from ignition ****ch:

* System should now lock and unlock vehicle. Once, twice or five times depending which mode has been selected. One to four times, slowly, to indicate number of key remote transmitters registered.

* Within 40 seconds:

* Press and hold LOCK and UNLOCK buttons simultaneously for 1.5 seconds.

* Within 3 seconds:

* Press and release LOCK or UNLOCK button.

* System should now lock and unlock vehicle once to confirm registration, twice to indicate registration has failed.

* Within 40 seconds:

* Repeat button procedure to program remaining key remote transmitters.


NOTE: To exit programming mode: Open driver’s door or insert ignition key.

NOTE: A maximum of 4 key remote transmitters can be programmed.

NOTE: Lexus key programming tool if you need: VXDIAG VCX Nano Lexus