Launch X431 V 8 VS X431 Pro Mini VS X-431 PROS Mini

Today, we received an email from a customer, he listed the following questions:

“Hello, I want to buy a launch product, but I don know what to choose, Launch X431 V 8 inch, Launch X431 pro mini, X-431 PROS MINI, all this 3 models have that special function?
1) Oil Reset Service
2) Steering Angle Calibration
3) Electronic Parking Brake Reset
4) Battery Register / Battery Maintenance
5) ABS Bleeding
6) Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn
7) Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration
8) Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset
9) Gear Learning
10) Immobilizer Matching(key programming)
11) Fuel Injector Coding
12)ECU Coding
What is the difference between this 3 scanners?
FOR ME IS IMPORTANT THIS 3 FUNCTION:
Immobilizer Matching(key programming)
Fuel Injector Coding
ECU Coding
THANK YOU.”

The answer from our customer service:
“Hello Sergiu Rosu, thanks for your support on our website.
All LAUNCH X431 V 8, LAUNCH X431 Pro Mini, X-431 PROS MINI can support the 3 important function you list.
X431 Pro mini and X431 Pros mini is the same, X431S Pro Mini is oversea version
X431 V 8 inch and X431 Pro Mini their function almost the same, only firmware is different.
If your budget is enough can choose X431 V 8 inch ??
Best regards
Elyza”

How to Set up Launch X431 V 8 inch scanner WiFi & Bluetooth

Launch X431 V 8inch Tablet diagnostic scan tool How to setup WiFi & Bluetooth for vehicle diagnosis? Here this blog is the WiFi & Bluetooth setup manual for reference.

Part 1: How to set up Wi-Fi in the Launch X431 V 8inch scan tool

Attention: If you don’t need to use Wi-Fi for a while, you can turn it off to conserve battery life.

X-431 V has built-in Wi-Fi that can be used to get online. Once you’re online, you can register your X-431 V, browse the Internet, get apps, send email and check for software updates.

I. Connect to a Wi-Fi network
1. On the home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to ON, X-431 V will start searching for available wireless networks.
3. Select a wireless network,
– If the chosen network is open, X-431 V will connect automatically;
– If the selected network is encrypted, a network password will need to be entered.
4. When “Connected” appears, tap the Enter button to exit and return to the home screen.

Note: When Wi-Fi is not required, this should be disabled to conserve battery Power.
Once it is connected successfully, tap the Wi-Fi network from the list to view its name, link speed, security type, IP address etc.
When this tool is in range, it will connect to the previously linked network Automatically.

II. Disconnect from a Wi-Fi network
1. On home screen, tap Settings > WLAN.
2. Tap the network with a Connected status, then tap “Disconnect”

III. Vehicle diagnosis via WiFi

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Part 2: How to perform Bluetooth setting in the new Launch X431 V 8 inch

I. Bluetooth setting
Enter X-431 V Bluetooth setting screen (“Settings” –> “Bluetooth”), slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON and X-431 V will start searching available Bluetooth
device, tap the desired connector to pair.

By default, the Bluetooth name is 98549*****00 (where ***** stands for 5 digits.).
Note: In case no Bluetooth setting is done before diagnostic software is launched,
you can also configure it while using the software.

II. Car diagnosis via Bluetooth
Tap –> “Diagnostic” to enter the vehicle selection page.
Take Demo as an example to demonstrate how to diagnose a vehicle.
1). Tap the “DEMO”, the following dialog box appears:

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2). Tap “DEMO” to ignore Bluetooth connection and jump to the DEMO system selection screen. (Note: No Bluetooth connection is required for DEMO program.)

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3). Tap “Engine”, the system will jump to the function menu.

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Read DTC
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Read Data Stream
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Also, special functions and reset service are available.
Special functions:
Injector test, fuel pump test, purge control solenoid and so on.
Reset service:
Oil Reset Service, Steering Angle Calibration, Electronic Parking Brake Reset, Battery Register / Battery Maintenance, ABS Bleeding, Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn, Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration, Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset

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Launch X431 V Err DiagnoseMain ID -5 Fixed by Firmware Update

This write-up about Launch X431 V diagnostic firmware update manual will help to solve the error: launch x431 Err DiagnoseMain ID: -5.

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Launch X431 error message:

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DiagnoseMain Err ID: -5

Failed to obtain firmware information.

Possible reasons:

1 Firmware does not work normally. Please retry after power off and on again

2 Firmware program is abnormal. Please update it

3 Firmware type is incorrect. Please contact the local dealer….

How to solve Launch x431 DiagnoseMain Err ID: -5:

(also How to update Launch x431 firmware)

Go to Menu
then Firmware Update

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Launch x431 firmware update successfully.

Now the newest x431 firmware version is 11.49.

LAUNCH iCarScan Super X431 Idiag Full Systems Diagnostic Tool

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LAUNCH iCarScan Super X431 Idiag Full Systems Diagnostic Tool Bluetooth Scanner for AndroidiOS with 10 Free Software Update Online

1.Any issues to use our ICarScan VCI , please feel free to contact us from Amazon , we will offer technical support all life free
2.The iCarScan VCI (vehicle communication interface) can turn your Android/ios mobile into a professional automotive diagnosis tool. Users can communication with automotive’s OBDII socket via BlueTooth with an Android smartphone/ tablet, to achieve full systems and full function diagnosis, include reading/ clearing trouble codes, data stream, actuation test, adaptation, ECU coding & programming, oil reset, other special function, etc.
3.iCarScan Features: 1.I/M Readiness Monitor 2.Read DTC’s 3.Clear DTC’s 4.Read Freeze Frame Data 5.Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s 6.Full System Scan 7.Actuation Tests 8.Special Functions *with manufacturer specific carline software
Support multiple special function software and actuation tests incl.Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads,steering angle reset,battery matching, DPF regeneration,Injector coding.Intuitive interface and easy to use
4.After you receive the device, scan the QR code at the back of the package, download and install the APK, then you can free download Demo software and Any 10 software from EZdiag App , If you need more car software, or have any issues when use our Launch iCarScan please contact us any time , we offer technical support all life free

iCarScan Features:
1.I/M Readiness Monitor
2.Read DTC’s
3.Clear DTC’s
4.Read Freeze Frame Data
5.Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s
6.Full System Scan
7.Actuation Tests
8.Special Functions

iCarScan Software List
1.Car Software List:
America car List:
USAFORD,Chrysler,GM.
European Car List:
ABARTH,BENTLEY,BENZ,BMW,BUGATTI,CITROEN,FERRARI,FIAT,JAGUAR,LANCIA,LANDROVER,MASERATI,MAYBACH,MINI,OPEL,PEUGEOT,PORSCHE,RENAULT,ROLLSROYC,ROMEO,ROVER,SAAB,SEAT,SKODA,SMART,SPRINTER,VOLVO,VW,AUDI
Asia Car List:
ACURA,DAEWOO,DAIHATSU,HOLDEN,HONDA,HYUNDAI,INFINITI,JPISUZU,KIA,LEXU,LUXGEN,MAZDA,MITSUBISHI,NISSAN,PROTON,SSANGYONG,SUBARU,SUZUKI,TOYOTA
China Car List:
QIRUI_TY,FLYER,HAOQING,CHANGCHENG,TRUMPCHI
2.Special function Software List:
OIL RESET,BRAKE RESET,SAS RESET,BAT RESET,BLEEDING RESET,ETS RESET,TPMS RESET,DPF REG,GEAR LEARN,IMMO,INJECTOR,ODOMETER

Here is a brief introduction of special functions in the main menu and that under a model.
1. Special function in the main menu
If users choose special functions in the main menu and select one, then users can perform this function for all models developed in the list. For example, users go to Special Functions in the main menu for oil reset, they can reset oil for all cars listed there like BMW, Toyota, Honda and cannot go to diagnosis or others.
2.Special functions under a model
That is a special function like oil reset after users go to BMW Diagnostic Software.
For example, users go to BMW software, there must be lots of functions incl. Special Functions. Then, they can select oil reset for the BMW model.

Does icarscan can be used to lower a 957?

Porsche 957

Does anyone know if ICarScan VCI can be used to lower a 957 as can be done with a Durametric?

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It has the capability to calibrate the height sensors for the air suspension on a 958. So.. I’d think yes, but I haven’t done it. All you’re doing when you do it this way is lying to the aiir-suspension computer – telling it the car is higher than it is. I know I can read the current calibration, and there is some function to write new calibrations to the computer. That’s the same thing you do with Durametric.

That said I don’t have a 957 to make sure the same capabilities are available, but in general – if it can be done with a Dorametric Pro – it appears so far – this can do everything the Pro does.

 

I recommend that you buy icarscan on OBD2 website. They are cheap, shipping is fast, and after-sales service is also very good. I have been using it for a year and there is no problem with the quality of the product.

When The launch icarscan app was running, it suddenly stopped

When The launch ICARSCAN app was running, it suddenly stopped. The diagram below:

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The customer provided the following information:

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Generally, such problems may be caused by too low hardware version or too low car version.

 

The hardware is automatically upgraded. Only the bluetooth connection box is needed to keep the mobile phone network open, and the App will automatically prompt the firmware to upgrade.

 

If the hardware upgrade is not resolved, please update your software to the latest version.

 

If both the hardware and software are upgraded to the latest version, the problem remains. Please provide your icarscan App version and serial number, mobile phone model and android version to us.

 

We’ll work it out for you in two working days.

OBD2TOOL All rights reserved this article.

Is this same or old version of the icarscan?

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It’s basically the same OBD-II Bluetooth device – but the software supplied with it is different – and the way it’s sold is different.

That one is without ANY vehicle/manufacturer specific diagnostics capability. As delivered it will do just OBD-II and some ABS diagnostics. Generic OBD-II. It won’t read the 30 or so modules in your Cayenne.

To get it to do that – you have to purchase the software for Porsche – which includes ALL Porsche cars. As someone mentioned – that’s about another $50, so you’re in at about $100 to JUST read Porsche codes. If you want additional vehicle manufacturers (all your cars aren’t Porsches) – each manufacturer will cost you another $50. So – the adaptor and 2 cars costs the same as the ICarScan one – which includes in the $158/price – the ability to choose 5 different car manufacturers.

Which is best for you? Dunno. At the time I bought mine – the Launch X431 Scan Tool (made by the company that writes the software running on the ICarScan) wasn’t readily available.

I only know one person who bought the one from Launch – and he seems happy with it. If you notice – there are versions of it available for around $80 that include 2 vehicle manufacturer’s diagnostics. That’s not a bad deal either.

I haven’t worked with that tool, and haven’t tried the ICarScan VCI. I know from seeing it – the software has some differences from the ICarScan software. Dunno if the differences are simply cosmetic or significant. If someone wants to buy one and send it to me I could do a side by side comparison. That might be interesting.

So that’s why not-really and no. But sorta…

ICARSCAN FAQ

1. is this Launch ICARSCAN 2018 version
yes, the software has updated to 2018

2. Whill this ICARSCAN work with an iPHone 6 or iPad 3?
It does. You need to make sure if your wehicle is supported. It cost more becase it can do more but not all wehicles are supported. And if yours is not supported you better go with chiper obd2 .the product icarscan car diagnostic tool can work with an Iphone 6, we not test on ipad 3 yet, so we not sure if can work with ipad 3 . usually it work with Android / ios smartphone.

3. Does this ICARSCAN monitor cylinder / injector blances?
Hello, this device support engine oil, Microfilter, front brake, rear brake, vehicle check, spark plugs, brake fluid, vehicle inspection, exhaust emission inspection, diesel particle filter, coding(recoding), car key memory, maintenance, service functions etc,

4. Can ICARSCAN display tpms data?
Yes, if you get the special function software. It includes 3 special functions when you purchase this scanner so just select TPMS as one of them. it can display data.

5. Can launch icarscan abs bleeding on 2001 mazda b3000?
yes, it can do that.

6. Will this work on 2001 Ford ranger?
yes this scan work fine. It will work on any car/truck manufacturer.

7. Can you program keys for cars listed?
This tool is a diagnostic tool, can not program keys. if you want to program keys, you can buy XTOOL X100 PAD Auto Key Programmer http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5066-XTOOL+X-100+PAD+Tablet+Key+Programmer+with+EEPROM+Adapter+Support+Special+Functions.html

8. what the language available and the updated life time or not ?
it support multi-lanauge, we have wrote in our description, it can be udpated on line for one year.

9. Does this unit have abs and srs air bag fuctions? specifically, will it read the abs codes on a 2002 dodge caravan? thank you.
hello my friend:
we hope you have a good day! it is full function scanner, so it can support ABS and AIR BAG, we have checked the support car list, it includes the 2002 dodge caravan

10. can icarscan reset sas in 2007 honda ridgeline?
excelente producto!!!

11. how about transmission codes for gm (ex) traction control off?
this tool support diagnostic GM .

12. Hello, will this work for a 2016 Porsche Panamera s e-hybrid?
yes, it can support

13. will this unit clear transmission codes?
Yes it can clear transmission codes, however you need to select this when you first register iCarScan for the first time on your phone or tablet.

2018 New LAUNCH X431 iCarScan

2018 New LAUNCH X431 iCarScan Auto Diagnostic Tool Full Systems For Android/IOS With 10 Free Software Update Online

Launch ICARSCAN Obd2 Scanner:
1. Multi-Language: English,German, Spanish, French,Korea,Russian,Portuguese
2. Build-in bluetooth, easily connects with Android/ios smartphone
3. 10 free brand of software for your selection: You can free to download any 10 software( including car software and special functions). If you need more other softwares, pls buy it from APP store.
4. Full systems and complete function dignosis for the most extensive coverage of OE-level diagnostics
5. Widest carline software coverage: Support the generic OBD, CAN bus, and proprietary protocols of over 70 car manufacturers and 2, 500 car models;
6. Support multiple special function software and actuation tests incl.Oil / Service reset, ABS bleeding, IMMO & key programming, throttle body adaptation, brake pads,steering angle reset,battery matching, DPF regeneration,Injector coding
7. Intuitive interface and easy to use

Attention:
1.The iCarScan scanner will not come with software in the package, only hardware. After you receive the device, scan the QR code at the back of the package, download and install the APK, then you can free download Demo Smart OBDII diagnostic software and Any 10 softwares (The Car softwares and The specica function softwares ).
2.If you need more car software, please contact us to purchase or buy it from app store directly.

ICarScan Knowledge is power PROTECTED AND RESERVE THE POWER OF YOUR CAR
The Launch X431 iCarScan VCI (vehicle communication interface) can turn your Android/ios smartphone into a professional automotive diagnosis tool. Users can communication with automotive’s OBDII socket via BlueTooth with an Android smartphone, to achieve full systems and full function diagnosis, include reading/ clearing trouble codes, data stream, actuation test, adaptation, ECU coding & programming, oil reset, other special function, etc.

Launch ICARSCAN VS Launch M-Diag VS Launch X431 idiag:

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Car Software Brand List:
America car List:
USAFORD, Chrysler, GM.

European Car List:
ABARTH, BENTLEY, BENZ, BMW, BUGATTI, CITROEN, FERRARI, FIAT, JAGUAR, LANCIA, LANDROVER, MASERATI, MAYBACH, MINI, OPEL, PEUGEOT, PORSCHE, RENAULT, ROLLSROYC, ROMEO, ROVER, SAAB, SEAT, SKODA, SMART, SPRINTER, VOLVO, VW, AUDI

Asia Car List:
ACURA, DAEWOO, DAIHATSU, HOLDEN, HONDA, HYUNDAI, INFINITI, JPISUZU, KIA, LEXU, LUXGEN, MAZDA, MITSUBISHI, NISSAN, PROTON, SSANGYONG, SUBARU, SUZUKI, TOYOTA

China Car List:
QIRUI_TY, FLYER, HAOQING, CHANGCHENG, TRUMPCHI

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 2.Special function Software Brand List:

RESET SAS, RESET BMS, RESET BLEED, RESET BRAKE, RESET DPF, RESET ETS, RESET GEAR, RESET IMMO, RESET INJEC, RESET OIL, RESET TPMS
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Launch iCarScan Obd2 Scan Tool Features:
1.I/M Readiness Monitor
2.Read DTC’s
3.Clear DTC’s
4.Read Freeze Frame Data
5.Read and Graph Data Stream PID’s
6.Full System Scan
7.Actuation Tests
8.Special Functions

Here is a brief introduction of special functions in the main menu and that under a model.
1. Special function in the main menu
If users choose special functions in the main menu and select one, then users can perform this function for all models developed in the list.
For example, users go to Special Functions in the main menu for oil reset, they can reset oil for all cars listed there like BMW, Toyota, Honda and cannot go to diagnosis or others.
2.Special functions under a model
That is a special function like oil reset after users go to BMW software.
For example, users go to BMW software, there must be lots of functions incl. Special Functions. Then, they can select oil reset for the BMW model.

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Launch Icarscan Package List:
1pc x Launch X431 iCarScan Connector with 8 free softwares
1pc x Password Paper

Launch X431 V 8″ full-system scanner needs no authorization no IP limitation

Launch X431 V Lenovo Tablet full-system diagnostic tool does not need to authorize by sending SN, Country and Language to the seller and wait 2 working days, also registration has no IP limitation (Except China) with dealer code 755D. Moreover, full range car models and full car system diagnosis make X431 V a professional automotive diagnostic tool.

X431 V 8″ inherits many advantages of X-431 V 7″ such as the full-system diagnosis and full range car models, communicate via Wifi /Bluetooth etc., meanwhile it improve in specification and vehicle coverage compare with X-431 V 7″ (X431 Pro) (for more Launch X431 V 8″ compare X431 V 7″ , go to read in the last paragraph).

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X431 V 8” diagnostic scanner is powerful and user-friendly:
1.Performfull-system diagnosis by pairing DBSCAR adapter to Bluetooth (same as X431 V 7″)
2.Support up to 69 car brands about 220 car models from European, USA and Asian;
3.With 2–year free updateon the official site com (same as X431 V 7″)
4.Android 4.2 platformwith fast running speed, clear and user-friendly interface
5.Take advantage of android system, it integrates more application and service, such as creating maintenance data base and case library, providing instant maintenance information, establishing public and private maintenance social circle etc.
6.Reasonable PDA designand easy to carry.
7.Wifi:Built-in Wi-Fi module makes surfing on the internet freely (same as X431 V 7″);
8.Bluetooth: Communicate via Bluetooth (same asX431 V 7″)
9.Registration with dealer code: 755D, has no IP limitation, no need send country, language for activation and wait 2 working days, you could directly use.

Launch X431 V 8” surpasses other similar diagnostic scanners in the following aspects:

1.Full Diagnosis Function:

X431 V is able to diagnose the electronic control system of worldwide vehicle models covering Asian, European, American and Chinese. Full range car models and full car system diagnosis make it a professional automotive diagnostic tool.

Diagnosis functions include: Read DTCs, Clear DTCs, Read DataStream, Special functions etc;

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2.Special function:

X431 V is with special function such as BMW idle study, BMW injection rate adjustment, BMW battery replacement, Nissan matching key.

3.X431 V 8”connectivity: via Bluetooth, Bluetooth distance: 10M (Without Obstacle)

You could use GOLO connector to connect to the smart phone, then you can do all system fault diagnosis of vehicle at any time, then form a diagnosis report, and transfer the report to maintenance technicians and related personnel through the account management interface, then he get the remote consultation and repair advice.

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4.Launch X431 V 8”language available: English, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Korea, Arabic, Spanish and Traditional Chinese

5.Launch X431 V 8″ Tablet menu:

Click the “Settings” to configure the personalized X-431 V;
Click “Search” to locate your target quickly and conveniently;
Click “Email” to send and receive email. External POP3 or IMAP email account for some common Web email service provider can be added;
Click “File Manager” you can manage the files or downloaded files stored in SD card efficiently;
Other Additional Functions: Alarm, calendar, calculator etc.
 
6.X431 V 8″ Specifications:
Other android-based applications can be customized to install or uninstall.
Operating system: Android 4.2
CPU: 1.3 GHz
Display: 8” TN capacitive touch screen
RAM: 1 GB
Capacity (internal / SD card):16GB
Battery: 4290 mAh
Printer: Optional (Wi-Fi)
Camera: Front 2 mp / Back 5mp
Communication: WiFi/Bluetooth

Package includes:
1pc x X-431 v pad computer
1pc x Password envelope
1pc x X-431 v protection sleeve
1pc x DBScar diagnostic connector
1pc x OBD II extension cable
1pc x Cigarette lighter cable
1pc x Power adaptor
1pc x USB data cable
1pc x Non-16pin connector

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X431 V 8″ full-system scanner surpasses X431 V 7“  in specification and vehicle coverage:

1.Outlook difference:

They have different outlook

Here X431 V 7″ mux

2.Specification difference

X431 V 7″ CPU: Dual core 1GHz x431 (X431 V 8” CPU 1.3 GHz)

X431 V 7″ LCD: 7.0 inch (X431 V 8” LCD is 8.0 inch)

3.Dear code difference

X431 V 8” dealer code: 755D
X431 V 7” dealer code:  86A or 86

4.Activation difference

X431 V 7” needs to active by sending machine SN, country, language to active and wait 2 working days.

5.Vehicle coverage difference

X431 V 7”: covers up to 59 car brands from European, USA and Asian
X431 V 8”: covers up to car brands about 220 car models from European, USA and Asian

6.Language difference

X431 V 7”:

English,German,Japanese,Russian,French,Spanish,Portuguese,Polish,Turkish,Dutch,Greek,Hungarian,Arabic,Danish,Korean,Persian,Romania,Serbian,Finnish,Swedish,Czech,Simplified Chinese,traditional Chinese

X431 V 8”: English, German, Japanese, Russian, French, Korea, Arabic and Spanish