Mercedes MB Star C3 diagnostic Xentry 3.17 error (fixed)

The solution to MB Star C3 OBD2 diagnostic scan tool Xentry software 3.17 problem by obd2tool.com.

Problem:

When open the MB Star C3 diagnostic system Xentry software, the system pops up Xentry 3.17 error.

Here is the solution by obd2tool.com technician:

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Delete the lic_key_2.dat and lic_key_2x4712 files under LicDir folder.
Follow the instruction to re-activate the star diagnostic DAS and Xentry software.
How to activate MB Star diagnostic DAS/Xentry

If still not working after activation, you need to send the Benz Star diagnosis C3 hardware back to repair.

DTS Monaco WiKi: Download, Installation, FAQs and Review

Content includes:
What’s DTS Monaco?
What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?
Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
Where to download DTS Monaco for free?
How to install /configure DTS Monaco software?
DTS Monaco vs. Vediamo
Any good success with DTS Monaco?

What is DTS Monaco?

DTS-monaco introduction:
1.DTS-monaco is the official software used by Daimler-Benz development engineers
2.DTS Monaco is universal engineering test terminal for the diagnosis and control function of the vehicle controller, The name Monaco is derived from the modular analyzer used in vehicle traffic
3.DTS Monaco covers all the tasks in the field of engineering, testing and production test preparation
4.When Mercedes-Benz maintenance test it is the greatest authority,the perfect support for C4(SDconnect) and (Ecom) Hardware(at present, Das-xentry.Vediamo lower authority)

DTS-monaco special feature:
1.Quick Test: Entire vehicle ECU quick test, and the test can choose to edit more
2.Variant Coding: Coding with variation add VO- delete VO function
3.ID identification: One click to read the whole car and save all modules programmed numbers
4.Complete Variant Coding: One time to read all the ECU coding vehicle data, can be written to the vehicle again, completely off-line operation
5.Diagnostic Services: Advanced features can see your choice of internal and external data module, turn on the computer authorization(not driving license), Activate ECU, reset ECU, modifying the original chassis number
6.Flash programming: Fully offline programming
7.Diagnostic Trouble Code: Diagnostic module DTC fault code
8.ECU Exchange: Two of the same ECU, by reading data import data exchange
9.Symbolic trace: Record and track the file, after repeated viewing, analysis of fault logic point

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What do you personally use DTS Monaco for?

DTS Monaco is a program for softening. Mercedes-Benz is dealing with some company for developing some some software’s for the control units fixed on the cars. check the web side of this company and you will understand what they are doing. My advise to you if you want to play with this program you need to be expert with the vehicles software and programming other wise you will destroy it.

For many, DTS is the best software used on cars.
Coding works very good an easy, because for all coding-points it shows a “coding description”. With Vediamo you can not sort the list and have to make “right click” on any coding-point to read the description.
So, if you search for special things or “browse” through the functions in the ECU, Monaco is more comfortable.

Btw, vediamo unlocks units same as dts. Monaco can save codings in one click and upload them in one click too especially on MVCI smr-d units, which vediamo cant handle. Quite useful, but requires quite powerful system

Which MB Star sw version comes with DTS-monaco?
09-2017, 12-2017, 03-2018, 05-2018,09-2018, 12-2018

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Where to download DTS Monaco for free?

https://mega.nz/#!p9ZDGKwS!VTn9fB80Z9-YKpV8aj9PkRXR3KinAT6RFiW13GGdOHI

It’s free but with unknown security.

Where to get DTS-monaco confirmed to work?

Here you go.

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How to install DTS Monaco on Windows 7?
When installing DTS Monaco to communicates and works with SDconnect4 all user installed SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.3. And no one tried to force the work SDconnect Toolkit version 2.1.4.2, which is installed together with the installation of Setup_Addon_DAG. And I did it.

Checked only on the system without DAS/Xentry.
DTS Monaco 8.03.12.
Windows 7 x64.
Follow the next steps:
1. Install Monaco
2.Install Setup_Addon_DAG
3.Go to С:\ProgramData\I+ME ACTIA\Toolkit\
4. Open and edit toolkit.ini
Code:
ShowInTray=2
NetworkIcon=2
DeviceIcon=1
ConnectionState=1
5. Save file and reboot Windows
6. Connect SDconnect MUX via cable
7. Start System Configurator
8. Go to Licenses and you will see your MUX as DCDIPartW with your serial number. After editing in Interfaces type of MUX will change to MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
9. Go toInterfaces
Code:
eCOM_SMR
Interface name – > SDconnect_SMR
Bus system interface – > D-PDU API
D-PDU API version – > I+ME ACTIA GmbHXS_D_PDU_API_FOR_DTS_8_03_12
Module type – > MVCI_IME_ACTIA_GmbH_SDconnect
Cable – > CABLE_OBDII_SDCONNECT
Physical links: CAN1, CAN4, CAN8
10 .Click Save and close System Configurator
11. Now you can connect to the car or single ECU

How to solve DTS Monaco and SDConnect Toolkit conflict issue?

SDConnect Toolkit setting and DTS Monaco Connection setting
1.Delete C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ all files inside.
2.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Mercedes-Benz \ SDConnect Toolkit \ inside all files,
paste it into C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ folder inside .
3.Copy C: \ Program Files (x86) \ Softing \ Diagnostic Tool Set 8 \ 8.03 \ Interfaces \ DCDI_DPduApi \ eCOM_Toolkit \ bin \Folder inside the Toolkit files,
paste it into C: \ ProgramData \ I + ME ACTIA \ Toolkit folder inside, replace the original file.

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Any good success with star mercedes DTS Monaco?

1) Mercedes W205 coding with DTS Monaco: Done!
2) I successfully connected to ZGW221 w/o car
DTS Monaco always sends a notification that it is impossible to contact the EIS221 to read the mileage, voltage, etc. (because w/o car)
3) I use both DTS Monaco & Vediamo, I can do tons of customizing settings on All MB cars; some of them are hidden by MB but very useful and cool.

For example ,
1. ALL vehicle which equip with dual multifunction camera, I could enable Traffic Sign Assist if your car does not have this function. Because MB hide it and they could sale the function for money in the future.
2. ALL vehicle which equip with parking radar sensor, I could set Alarm sound frequency related to the distance to the obstacle, instead of stock only make Alarm sound at the red zone( 30cm ). We call it synchronization.
3. ALL vehicle which equip with 360 camera, I could change the disable speed ( Distract screen engage), allow you can have more time or view around at higher speed.
4. Change temp. pressure gauge unit on cluster and Command Online ( C<->F , psi<->bar <->kpa, hp(SAE or DIN), N m <-> lb ft).
5. Disable Distract protection( allow VIDEO IN MOTION, spell input to Navi, Message while moving, and more ) Do not use them when you are driving!
6. Remove E-speed limiter, and also you can enable a menu called Winter Tire Speed Limiter on cluster, and you can choose how fast you dont want to pass, as low you can set 160km/h=100mph).
7. Adding some equipments when the car does not have them installed from factory, even transplant some from other model. ( But you need pay a lot to buy those parts compare to buy options installed by factory when they build the car. And for installation some of them are not easy as plug and play.).
8. Enable Blue Welcome home light for W beginning VIN W205 equip with Dynamic Head Light (IHL) without changing headlight assembly, 55SWF beginning…NVM, also vehicle has SA Code 608( Automatic High Beam Switch) could upgrade to Code 628 (Automatic High Beam Switch Plus) If you has dual multifunction camera.
9. Upgrade all control unit software without online daimler account, also you could downgrade.
10. Too many….
11. In general, all ppl talk about some setting or function they dont like and they want to change, I believe 99% of them can be achieved. 1% is still no solution for Apple Car Play and Android Auto for W205 before MY2018 without swapping Command Online Unit.

I would say, with those two software I could even build a car from every single pieces (IF PARTS FIT ). even the model does not exist( create a new car for MB ).
XENTRY can not do to much, compare those two software, its a baby toy.

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2018.05 SDconnect C4 (C5) Software Released Notes

Since 12.2017, DTS-Monaco and Vediamo were added to 05.2018 SDconnect C4/C5 software. That is the biggest difference from old versions.

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2018.05 Stardiagnos SD connect C4 (C5) Software Released Notes :

*  DAS Standalone Activated.
*  W(2014) Activated in DAS.
*  Offline Programming Activated.
*  LKW EOL OFFLINE MENU & VMAX for Tucks activated.
*  Smart Cars VIN reconfiguration PassFree Activated.
*  Added SMART 451 & 454 OFFLINE KEY TEACH-IN program
*  Added Development Data & Development Data (inside control unit adaptation) SAM451(SMART)
*  Added Development Data & Extra Coding(inside control unit adaptation) ESP451(SMART)
*  Added Development Data and Read coding-string in ESP 454
*  Add extra functions: Writing VIN & Development Status (inside control unit adaptation).
*  Audio Video Navigation and telematics – add Dev menu in DAS COMAND APS menupurpose: Add developer menu in DAS Command APS menu.
*  Audio Video Navigation and telematics – HU Exchange Audio 50 to COMAND password free
*  purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.
*  DAS Special Function Password Free PKW and SMART. special functions, e.g AB or ABR ecu in DAS W204, you are asked to insert password. With this system, you can enter any character, minimum “1” and F2 to continue.
*  Erase SCR/ADBLUE fault code (in MR) with correct New FDOK XN.
*  *  – Erasing of emission-relevant (SCR/ADBLUE) fault code: No need FDOK encrypted random number, F3 to continue.
*  *  Calculate correct nueu-FDOK XN internally, and change the encrypted random number to correct one in memory
*  NFZ SonderFunktion Password Free purpose: password free for NFZ when doing SonderFunktion (Flash/Programming).
*  Nox Torque Limit Setting (FR/CPC0) with correct New FDOK XT
*  purpose:
*  – Nox Torque limit Setting: No need FDOK encrypted random number, F3 to continue
*  – Calculate correct nueu-FDOK internally, and change the encrypted random number to correct one in memory
*  – Added value: UNLOCK Legal speed limit direct edit without going to special function
*  Special Function Password Free Transporter
*  -purpose: Special Function Password Free for Transporter
*  TRANSMISSION or GETRIEBE – EGS1 Special Function password free
*  purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.
*  TRANSMISSION or GETRIEBE – EGS2 Diagnosis Routine password free
*  purpose: No password required, F3 to continue.

2018.05 Xentry/DAS 100% Tested with SD connect C4 (C5):

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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.