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.

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.