How to use SD connect C4 + Xentry/DAS on Macbook Pro

I’m running Xentry/DAS 2015.12 (not OpenShell) on my MacBook Pro together with SD Connect C4 via LAN cable and VMware. Works without problems.
Need bridged networking in VMware. And adjust the network settings/IP addresses.

VMware:

Use VMware Fusion Professional and and allocate enough resources to the VM.

Mac hardware specification:

MacBook Pro, Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512 SSD, 15″ 1GbE, SuperDrive, Mid-2012

Virtualization:

That is the magic of virtualization. If you can locate a copy of Star Diagnosis that was intended for the IBM ThinkPad T30 running Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, you could easily install Windows NT 4.0 in a virtual machine and replicate that environment with near native performance. If you prefer to use a Windows XP-based version, that is easily done as well, up to and including Windows 10 1709 or Windows Server 2016. Almost any computer you purchase now will not have drivers available for Windows XP, so either an old PC such as a Dell D630/D830 will allow you to install Windows XP natively and make it work, but virualization takes the headache out of that. OS X us built on UNIX, so it is a very stable host OS and can run nearly any version of Windows was a guest with easy, stability and performance. The only think I would refrain from doing at this point in time, is if you are using OS X 10.13 High Sierra, do not use APFS just yet. It still is not as stable IMO as HFS+. You certainly don’t want to introduce system instability when programming a control module!

Battery:
The battery life is good when running Windows in a VM, as OS X has excellent power management. Allocate at 2 cores to the Windows VM, and if using an XP-based version, 2048GB of RAM should be sufficient.

In detail…How to setup Xentry/DAS on a Mac OS X

It is very straight forward. I elect to not use the automated installation of Windows, as it automatically configures the partition sizes, formats them, etc. Instead, do a custom installation and select your ISO. It will then determine the contents of the OS ISO and select your low-level hardware components automatically, such as CD-ROM bus, HDD bus, etc.

For the network cable, it defaults to NAT, so it shares the IP of OS X, but cannot receive unsolicited network traffic due to the nature of NAT. You can select Bridged, and it can have an IP on the same subnet as OS X.

I think I would prefer to install my installation from scratch, as the pre-built images that are distributed have an unknown product key, and also could contain malware or other unwanted applications.

If you are installing the XP version of DAS/Xentry, specify your virtual disk to be about 120GB, and when Windows XP asks you to specify your partition size, instead of pressing Enter and allowing it to consume the disk specify 20GB and quick format as NTFS. Create the remaining three partitions in Disk Management after XP completes installation.

Also, the first thing you will want to do is install VMware Tools after XP installs. If you want to install all available updates for Windows XP, and download WSUS Offiline version 9.2.3 and it will get your all of the available updates that were released when XP reached EOL.

I have used 12.2015, but if I still used it, I would revert back a few months to avoid the hard-coded timebomb that was implemented at the end of 2015.

Result:

I have used this setup for many years for control module programming and SCN coding with no issues from OBD2TOOL.

Clone Xentry Connect C5- Good & Bad Things

I bought “Original Clone Xentry Connect C5” from China’s retail store Obd2tool.com in 2017/12.

Good thing:

1. Unlike bad products of C5 type C4 motherboard, texture is good
2. DoIP specification

Bad thing:

1. Because it is VM system + 32bit, the reaction is slow (SSD though …)
2. Vediamo can be used, but feeling like driving with DELL D 630 (unsuitable)
3. The DTS Monaco software is installed but the connection with the vehicle is NG (currently retail stores and manufacturer engineers are thinking about how to fix it)
4. Passwords are applied to each drive, making it hard to customize
5. Retail shops and manufacturer engineers lack knowledge (take time to support)

My thoughts

I think purchasing this product is still early.

There are too many trouble elements.

I’ll report it when the situation changes.

What I currently use (stable and comfortable)

New car: eCom (64 bit)
Normal: Clone SDConnect C4 (64 bit)
Old car: Clone C3

Best regards

12.2017 XENTRYDAS Win 7 Win 10:Test OK

12.2017 XENTRY/DAS Windows 7 or Windows 10:

Both OK.12.2017 XENTRY OpenShell XDOS is updated and tested successfully for use. Download link:

http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-6841-MB+SD+Connect+C4C5+Star+Diagnosis+Plus+Panasonic+CF19+Laptop++With+Vediamo+and+DTS.html

But I don’t recommend windows 10 at all at least if you don’t know how to manage it
try windows 7 and I am asure you will be more comfortable]
final note, you need a good version which should not be manipulated or pre-activated

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.12….Confirmed!
Workshop Information System (WIS net) 2017.09….Confirmed!
Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC.net) 2017.09….Confirmed!
Part Location Finder (ST Finder) 2008/2016….Confirmed!
STARUTILITIES ….Confirmed!
SDMEDIA 2014….Confirmed!
Price List PL71 2016….Confirmed!

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12.2017 XDOS Activation via Startkeycenter

This is the startkeycenter I used to activate 12.2017 Xdos with old keys. Move the folder to C:>PROGRAM FILES(x86)>MERCEDES BENZ. Launch startkeycenter from folder. Insert keys for xentry only. For DAS you should move the LIC.SLI file to C:PROGRAM FILES(x86)>MERCEDES BENZ>DAS>BIN which will activate it with no timeout. Blacklist is self explanatory which folders they should go in. I don’t claim any of this files…… I am just sharing which is what this Obd2tool.com is supposed to be about.

V2017.12 MB SD Connect C4/C5 BMW ICOM/ICOM A2 A3 HDD Setting

Customer’s problem:
We had purchased one set MB SD connect C5 with internal HDD from obd2tool, We really appreciate the faster shipment, all is well packed dhl week quickly received. But when we install the HDD to our computer, we have blue screen and doesn’t access to computer windows. We are wondering if we get the broken HDD……

Our Answers:

The BMW ICOM ICOM A2 A3 or MB STAR C4 C5 drives we assign to our customers are generally AHCI-mode hard drives with SATA port.

If your laptop BIOS is not set to the same hard drive mode (AHCI mode), if you connected to our hard drive to your computer, there will be a blue screen or can not find the hard drive.Please make sure your HDD is set to AHCI in the BIOS.

To check this you turn the laptop on and press F2, it will enter the BIOS. Now go to “ONBOARD DEVICES” or “SYSTEM CONFIGURATION” then go to “SATA OPERATION” press enter and make sure its set to AHCI not ATA or any other option.

Please have a minimum of 2GB of ram/memory in your laptop, a lot of people only have 512mb or 1gb, it is OK but the new system may run slow and its recommend to really have 4GB ram, but 2GB also can be enough.

– We can supply Laptop + Software all ready for you.
– We can supply FULL package C4 SD + Laptop + Software for you. MB Star Diagnostic Tools
– We can carry out some C4 SD repairs.
– Remote installations available (if you supply the correct HDD size and install the correct Windows OS).
– Teamviewer remote support available

2017 Xentry Connect C5 – What’s New

Real Xentry Connect came as the newest star diagnosis system in the year 2017. it’s 1:1 clone of the original. Same as the one produced by French ACTIA Company, can test Engine /Transmission / air conditioning /SRS.ABS/ anti-theft system and OBD-II system, for basic diagnostic, SCN coding & ECU programming.

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What’s new? & what is updated, compared with sdconnect c4?

1 This mercedes benz star Scanner SDconnect C5 is the real version with HQ PCB like the original, not the cheap one made by SD connect PCB.

(attach PCB photos in the last part)

2 support the newest hybrid W222.

3 has an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side

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4 has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.

Hardware: The hardware of Mercedes C5 is better and stable than MB SD Connect Compact 4
1.OS: Windows Embedded Standard 7(32bit)

2.Processor: ArrandaieCeleron P4500 oder P4505(38W TDP)

3.Memory: 4G hard disk with 256GB SSD

4.Display: 128*64 PX

5.Battery: 40 minutes (When CPU capacity to 60%)

6.Weight: 1.9KG

7.Network connection: WLAN : IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ

The way to connect: support wireless connection via 1000M workshop switches, also support wired connection.

Software: All Mercedes diagnostic software 2017.9 is loaded into the Xentry Connect multiplexer itself.

The management software can be installed on any computer with Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit and serves only for communication with the multiplexer

The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on MB servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

5 at a lower price: the 1:1 clone of the original C5 is much more cheaper than that from the ACTIA Company

Undoubtedly, the original c5 on obd2tool.com with Panasonic tablet from the ACTIA Company is excellent … But … Its price is disheartening. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , recommend buying an original Xentry connect and 1:1 clone: http://www.obd2tool.com/goods-5064-Mercedes+BENZ+C5+MB+SD+Connect+Compact+5+Star+Diagnostic+Tool+With+WiFi.html (it’s 1259 usd, the same result as the original), then buy a laptop yourself . the software from which Xentry Connect is managed can be installed without any problems on any computer that has a 32-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It’s clear with Xentry Connect itself – there’s no alternative .

Attachment: Xentry Connect C5 PCB- real & fake

PCB from real Xentry Connect C5

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This board is verified to work no issues.

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PCB from fake Xentry Connect C5

the fake mb star c5 has nothing update

it is another SDconnect c4 with a different look only

fake C5 adopts the same design in appearance as the genuine from French ACTIA Company

same sw, some PCB, same result as SDconnect

So,  Why you should buy Xentry connect?

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. First of all, this means that there is no update of the diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems, as well as the lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

Already at the end of 2014, at most dealerships, almost all of the previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SDConnect DoIP multiplexers were almost completely removed. Instead, dealers received Xentry Kit kits, which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, although they also have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1, somewhat inferior in terms of battery life to the original Xentry Tab, but it has a much more powerful configuration.

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MB Star Diagnosis Coding Out ABC on Mercedes R230 Cars

MB Star diagnosis DAS software can code out ABC, here is the example on code out Mercedes SL65.
NOTE : the instruction here only for R230s (not any W215, W216, W220, W221)

To do this, you need a MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 with Developer mode. Hook up SD Connect diagnostic system to your car and when it reads your car, select Control Units, pick Information and Communication and you will see ICM :

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After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :
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From there, choose the year of your model :
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From there, select Special Equipment
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Select ABC :

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1 Then go to the drop down tab and change it from PRESENT to NOT PRESENT, and click F3.
2 After that, turn off the car, with the doors closed.
3 Wait 1-2 mins and start the car back up (no more ABC codes and no white or red lights).

Download 2017.5 Xentry DAS for MB SD Connect (Good source, 100% works)

Multilanguage 2017.5 Xentry is confirmed to work with MB SD Connect C4 to cover the latest 12V/24V Mercedes Benz cars, buses, trucks, Sprints, Smart
(from 1989 to the 2017 year).

2017.5 Benz diagnostic tool Xentry DAS free download:
Not available yet, if yes, would like to share here.

Good source to download 2017.5 Xentry DAS:
Xentry 2017.5 in 256GB SSD running onDELL D630 (Win7 works)
Xentry 2017.5 in 500GB HDD running onDELL D630 (Win7 works)
Tips:
1) Don’t download anything to the software, don’t update anything of the software, otherwise the software will break down.
2) WIN7 does not support HHT-WIN! Post-2015.12 software cannot support HHT-WIN!
So far, Mercedes bus diagnosis & programming can be done via DAS only, NOT Xentry.
3)Once you take out software from laptop, it needs re-activation even if  you install it onto the same laptop.

The tested working APP with newest version and features (Confirmed)
D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05: the automatically Diagnosis Assistance System
Concise interface and straightforward operation with IB M high-quality computer can realize the quick and accurate code reading and the whole car system testing
W-I-S net 2017.01: Workshop Information System
Supply the whole view of the wiring diagram in a car,component location diagram and maintenance method. What you do is to enter the chassis number, and then you will get the manufacture data, engine configuration and the car model -all in detail.
EPC.net 2017.01: Electronic Parts Catalog
ST Finder: Part Location Finder options: 2008 and 2016
STARUTILITIES: the movement management system and self-test
SDMEDIA 2014
PL71: 2016 Mercedes software with PL70

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05 functions works:
All electric system Diagnostic
Reading trouble code
Erasing trouble code
Live-data
Adaptation
Component testing
Maintenance
Information consultation
Component location diagram
Wiring diagram
Flash code- not work

D-A-S / Xentry 2017.05 works on multi-systems:
ENGINE
AUTO-SPEED
AIRCONDITIONAL SYSTEM
SRS
ABS
ASR
MPL
GM
Bz ORIGINAL ANTI-THEFT
DASX SYSTEM
KEYZESS GO SYSTEM
OBD-II SYSTEM

Seeing is believing, here attach operating pictures:

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How to install SD Connect C4 WiFi on Windows 10

Have good success with MB SD Connect C4 windows 10.

I’m running Win10 on a Dell XPS15 9550 laptop with Intel AC 8260 internal wireless card installed.

After days of investigation and testing, the most important thing to understand is this. The drivers for your wireless card MUST support AdHoc functionality. The Benz diagnostic tools are the secret sauce that makes this possible. This can be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is: netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” or “No” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly.

Although I’m running Win10, Intel has drivers for the 8260 wireless card for Win8 which will enable proper AdHoc functionally.

The trick is to download the driver first, prior to removing your existing wireless driver. Download the driver ONLY, not any driver file with additional driver management apps included in the downloaded file.

Now you can go into Device Manager and remove your existing wireless card AND check the box that removes all software associated with it. My Win8 driver download file was a .exe file. I double clicked on it and the Win8 driver for my Intel 8260 card was installed. Went to Device Manager, right clicked on my 8260 wireless card and selected Properties. Clicked on Advanced and was able to see several AdHoc related entries. These AdHoc entries were not visible using the Win10 drivers.

AdHoc can now be verified at the DOS command prompt. The command is:
netsh wlan show drivers
This command will show “Yes” on the line for “Hosted Network Support”.
If this line says “No”, AdHoc will not work properly

With AdHoc functionality confirmed, additional DOS commands can now be used to enable Road24h wireless connectivity. The procedures for the additional steps required are well documented in OBD2TOOL or GOOGLE.

This is what worked for me. Depending on your computer skills, your results may vary.

If you find my posting to be of help to you, Thanks and Rep would be most appreciated.

Happy motoring !

wiTECH MicroPod 2 v17.04.27 Download, Install and Key Programming

Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge diagnostic VCI interface wiTech MicroPod 2 Programmer software updated!! here, free download wiTECH software v17.04.27 and get the how-to’s of wiTECH 2 app installation to install Chrysler wiTECH software yourself! Also, a wiTECH MicroPod 2 v17.04.27 user manual of key programming is attach here for you.

Part 1: v17.04.27 wiTECH download link:

https://mega.nz/#!Nm5QRQYR!fVPAE7SNtYa2iE5eqQaZ1zyW7A1nh94-vPGpK1Iu3lg

It’s wiTECH software crack
No need password for wiTECH MicroPod 2 login
No need wiTECH software license

Tested OK by professionals obd2tool.com
Safe to use with Chrysler Micropod II clone

Operation system of wiTECH 2 download:
Windows XP;
Windows 7

THE MOST IMPORTANT NOTES:
The date of the computer must be the same as the fact
The computer must be connected to the Internet
Connect the machine to the MicroPod 2 to open the wiTECH software
The system may ask you to turn off the software and turn it on for registration again. Repeat it for several times. Then you can use it normally

Part 2: How to install wiTECH MicroPod 2 v17.04.27 software crack:
Step 1   install AdobeAIRInstaller.exe
Step 2   install jre-6u45-windows-i586.exe
Step 3   install wiTECH_Install_17.04.27.exe
Step 4   Restart the computer

wiTECH diagnostic tool is ready for use!

Part 3: How to use wiTech MicroPOD II at OBD2TOOL clone for auto key programming

Step 1
Plug the MicroPOD II device into the OBD port and connect the USB cable from the device to your laptop. This wakes the BUS on the car.

Step 2
Manually enter the VIN of the vehicle. This gives you access to the module list.  Select the RFH (Radio Frequency Hub) module. This is the module where the key is registered.

Step 3
Next select “Miscellaneous Functions,” then “Program Ignition Fobix.”  At this point, you are prompted to enter the VIN again, followed by the four-digit PIN Code.

Step 4
After the four-digit pin is entered you are prompted to hit continue to “Program Ignition FOBIK.” Once you hit continue you must press the UNLOCK button on the FOBIX within 30 seconds (the FOBIX needs to be located near the center console during this procedure).

Step 5
Programming of the Ignition FOBIX is now successful. The new key key is accepted into the car, and the ignition will now turn on and start the car. At this point, you also have the option to program a second key.

Part 3: How to use  MicroPOD II clone for auto key programming

Step 1
Plug the MicroPOD II device into the OBD port and connect the USB cable from the device to your laptop. This wakes the BUS on the car.

Step 2
Manually enter the VIN of the vehicle. This gives you access to the module list.  Select the RFH (Radio Frequency Hub) module. This is the module where the key is registered.

Step 3
Next select “Miscellaneous Functions,” then “Program Ignition Fobix.”  At this point, you are prompted to enter the VIN again, followed by the four-digit PIN Code.

Step 4
After the four-digit pin is entered you are prompted to hit continue to “Program Ignition FOBIK.” Once you hit continue you must press the UNLOCK button on the FOBIX within 30 seconds (the FOBIX needs to be located near the center console during this procedure).

Step 5

Programming of the Ignition FOBIX is now successful. The new key key is accepted into the car, and the ignition will now turn on and start the car. At this point, you also have the option to program a second key.

Things to Remember:
You must be online to program the key.
The PIN Code is only good for one session, which lasts 72 hours. After 72 hours the pin code expires.
If you input the wrong code for three-time it locks the BCM and you cannot service the vehicle for 24 hours.
The key is one-time programmable. Once married to the vehicle it is locked to the car forever. The key can be erased from the car and put back into the same car, but can’t be switched to another car.
The placement of the key during initialization is important. It needs to be placed either behind the shifter or in the center console.

Top 5 Reasons to Get SKP-900

Recently we have found clone SKP900 Auto Key Programmer rushed into in the aftermarket. The clone ones are quite similar to the original one, so how can you tell the original SuperOBD SKP900 auto key programmer from the clone? Here obd2tool provide you 7 main differences to identify the clone.
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Top 5 Reasons to Get SKP-900:
1. Supports TOYOTA G Chip and H Chip
2. Supports all key lost
3. No need pincode when programming keys for many vehicles
4. No tokens limitation. You can program as many cars as you want
5. Can read pin code by OBD2 for many vehicles, only a few vehicles need to get pincode from local 4S shop or other places

Mercedes benz star scanner is a very popular auto scanner in the market. However,Many customer are confused to choose when they want to buy one, because there is four version of mb star:Mercedes Benz star c3,MB STAR C4, Benz Star SD Connect Compact 4 C4 and super C5 Star. So now,i will summarize their similarity and difference,hope it will helpful for customers to choose.

Similarity:
1.Benz star C3/C4 and MB star sd connect c4,Super MB Star c5 use same software.
2.For the hardware, Benz star c3/C4/C5 is same function in diagnosing.

Difference:
1.For the functions, MB star c3 and c4 are almost the same,benz star c4 can do all the works what C3 does and it is the replacement of Compact C3.
Just benz star c4 size is small and weight is light,much convience and the anti‐interrupting ability is better.
One more thing, as customer feedback, the advantage of c3 is can do trucks best.