Why 09.2014 Xentry XDOS is best for Part D (C3)

The reason why Xentry Diagnostic Openshell version 09.2014 is the best software for MB STAR C3 is that:

anything after Xentry 09.2014 you have to do too many fixes to get it fully working..

For those with Mb Star C3 mux, YOU HAVE TO KNOW:

11.2012 Xentry: best for OFFLINE PROGRAMMING

09.2014 Xentry: the BEST – the most famous and favorite

12.2015 Xentry: advise to use xentry xp/xdos up to 12/2015

05.2016 Xentry: the LAST version working with PartD aka C3

07.2018 Xentry: the NEWEST version but better work with SDconnect C4 or Xentry Connect C5

If there is any chance it will work with C3, the first thing is to play with toolkit.ini

It will be in c:\program files\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini or C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\SDconnect Toolkit\bin\toolkit.ini

There will be a line that says UseComPorts=

Here add the port number you wish to use.

Note that since 2016-01 part D is replace with part Z (bosch vci). so if you want to use C3, you have to use old driver.

In summary, version 09.2014 is the best for your C3!!

Upload images of C3 and XDOS 09.2014 working perfect…

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IMPORTANT: XDOS 09.2014 download & how to install

09.2014 XDOS download free:

MEGA Folder with Xentry 9.2014+All Extra Stuff.zip

https://mega.nz/#!sPoV0SYQ!YtDyl8kj56j-Z8Nyd6ra7AkwcXyGJ-iIXSZji8767G8

password: xentry92014@bylallasgr/kalatopas

BIG THANKS to all the folks that provide us all the fixes and solutions for all the errors!!! Without them this guide wouldn’t be possible! It’s not necessary to add all the name here. They know who they are!

– Congrats guys and thanks a lot –

Software requirements:

1) Windows XP Service Pack 3

2) Partition manager

3) Virtual drive program

4) Winrar

5) Adobe Acrobat Reader 10

6) Drivers for your laptop

7) Xentry 2xDVDs (modified)

8) SDMedia 1 2014

9) Fixes (bin fix / blacklists/ pic. fix)

10) Key generators

11) Framework 2.0 and 3.5 sp1

12) Active Iso maker

This installation Guide has be done for a 160GB HDD. Information for 120GB are providing.

Installation guide:

Phase 1: (XP fresh installation)

1.  insert bootable XP SP3 CD
2.  enter bios setting and make boot from CD first choice
3.  install win XP with following considerations in order:

*   Delete your partitions if already your HDD is partitioned…
*   create partition in unpartitioned space C : 30GB
*   install win in C: partition after formatting drive in NTFS “”not quick””
*   create two accounts : the first is STAR , the second OWNER ? login to both accounts
*   restart your system
*   login to STAR
*   Install partition manager (Partition Manager -[epm].exe)
*   Create partition as follows (160GB HDD is recommended) :

[Already Exist]-C: 30GB (STAR)

D: 30 GB (RECOVER)

E: 50 GB (WIS)

F: 50 GB (DAS)

Note: letters are extremely important. NTFS is mandatory…use Default allocation size

*   Restart is required to apply partitions by partition manager program…
*   Login to STAR…Open My computer.
*   Install all the drivers of your machine
*   Go to control panel>system>hardware>Device manager to confirm that no device hasn’t installed. If u find a device not known install its’ driver.
*   Restart system as required by some drivers.
*   After that install: Adobe reader [Adobe_Reader_10_0_1.exe]

Virtual clone program [SetupVirtualCloneDrive5450.exe]

Winrar [wrar400.exe]

.NET Framework 2.0 for Windows XP.exe

.NET Framework 3.5 Service pack 1 (Full Package) .exe

NOTE: If you have 120GB HHD then create the following partitions:

C : 30 GB

D: 10 GB

E: 45 GB

F: 35 GB

Phase 2: (Preparation for Xentry installation)

1   Go to Newguide2j folder
2   click WFP switch (stands for Windows File Protection)
3   restart your system as required to apply settings
4   Logging to Star account.
5   Go to Newguide2j folder
6   Click “prepare.bat” batch (follow commands..10 steps will be executed).system will be restarted
7   Login to Star. You will find Star Utilities in your desktop

Phase 3: (DVD1 Xentry installation)

1   Set time to 05/09/2014 (5th of September 2015)
2   Set power option to Never (Always on)
3   Go to STARTUTILITIES in desktop. Double click to start “star key center”
4   Insert keys for Xentry and WIS and Das with the following considerations:

*   Use keygens provided in sources.
*   BE aware to tick expiry date for the keys and set it forward eg. 01/01/2020
*   keys need information as Hardware id and App id and LAN id….Copy them correctly form the startkey to generate the right key
*   click save
*   if it is correct and saved u will notify that validity appeared after clicking save

Possibly errors: If you get an error for Xentry Diagnosis for saving the key

Example: “LicCheckLicence Xentry Diagnostics

4-Startkey can not be decoded or scheme is not recognized, or appid unknown!”

Solution: Then go to “C:\WINDOWS\ZAK\Starutils” delete the existing “CommonLic.dll” and copy the one from folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\CommonLic_2011-06-19-[For Xentry Key Error Saving]” and paste it in the above folder. After that restart Star Utilities and generate a new key and now the key will be saved without problems. Now Mount DVD1

1   explore mounted dvd1/ STARDIAG
2   click setup.exe
3   Setup will start
4   Choose Language. If you choose different language from you windows language then PC will restart. After that re-launch DVD1 to virtual drive and run again setup.exe
5   Wait and follow instructions ordinary
6   Setup will pop up that no startkey click yes…setup will launch Start Key Center now with new appearance
7   Insert new key using Xentry key generator (Xentry Developer (1).exe) with Appid 253 and NEW hardware id…Save key…

Possibly errors: “star key center (SC0003E)”

Solution: From folder “Fixes\FOR-XENTRY-KEY-ERROR\StartKey Centr” run “StartKey Centr.exe” and now re-ender new generated key from keygen.

8   Exit start key center
9   Setup will continue….

NOTES: ? Setup will need to restart. This is ordinary. After restart launch setup again as previous if not launched automatically

*   Plug computer to power source. If u don’t the setup will be terminated!
*   New login will appear … wait…don’t switch of lap.

10  DVD1 complete successfully and setup will require DVD2 after restart

Phase 4: (DVD2 Xentry installation)

After restart, run from Desktop “Star Utilities” and when it opens, press “Star Key Center” button to check if it’s ok.

Possible Error: “Launch4j This application was configured to use a bundled Java Runtime Environment but the runtime is missing or corrupted”

Solution: From folder “SKC_SETUP” run “SETUP.EXE” and choose to repair the installation. Now Star Key Center should run without problems.

*   mount DVD2
*   Explore DVD2 >STARDIAG
*   Click setup.exe
*   Setup will start
*   Wait?
*   Setup will complete and require YOU to click finish to restart…DON’T CLICK FINISH!!
*   Go to Newguide2j
*   Click after installation.bat patch and wait to be finished
*   Return to Xentry setup and now click Finish. System will restart and hot fixes installation begins.

Now you have XENTRY

Phase 5: (fixes and configurations phase)

*   Navigate to: Control panel > System > Hardware > Device manager > Ports (COM & LPT). Right click on that COM port you have left enabled and select Properties. Go to Port Settings tab and set these values:

Bits per second: 115200

Data bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop bits: 1

Flow Control: None

Then click on Advanced… button and make sure Use FIFO buffers are checked and COM Port Number is set to COM2.

Press OK and close Device manager.

THIS for Part D

*   Apply pic. Fix [Xentry Pics Fix (9.2014).exe]
*   Apply bin fixes [ALL BIN_T_D_D2 09.2014] for your version of MUX.
*   Apply blacklist [Xentry_Blacklist_Fixed_Solutions_2013-2014.exe].
*   From DAS AddONs 9.2014 run mb_add_installer_v1.exe and press install (wait to finish)

Phase 6: SDMedia installation

*   Mount “SDMedia 1-2.2014 FULL.iso” to virtual DVD drive
*   Run “setup.exe” from the main folder and wait the installation to complete
*   ENJOY!!

This guide is provided by lallasgr/kalatopas after a lot of reading and searching in forums

I hope that you will be able to install Xentry 09.2014 without problems

– Good luck to everybody –

How to use Xentry DAS on AVDI passthru

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What is the AVDI recognized by Xentry?

Xentry Passthru is different from from regular Xentry openshell. Xentry passthru does not use SDconnect toolkit. When you launch the program it will give you a dropdown where you can choose which J2534 device (can be found at http://www.obd2tool.com/) you want to use.

How to use Xentry Passthru?

If you got the Xentry Passthru installed, there is a tool which will do the dirty work for you.

Normally it is not linked or doesnt have desktop shortcut but resides (at least in my installation)
under

C:\Program Files (x86)\Mercedes-Benz\xentry\bin\SelectPTDevice

IF you have installed your passthru (would that be AVDI or anything else) with correct drivers, registry entries etc it will just present you with list of options and you select your VCI from dropdown list.

Heard good things about fvdi abrites commander J2534 compatibility (real thing, don’t know about clones) so it shouldn’t be a big deal. Recently i have tried to use BOSCH KTS560 as passthru and it works perfectly okay.

For curiosity, i did also test the 20-euro MiniVCI that gets normally bundled with Toyota techstream packages. to my surprise it also works albeit slow and sometimes freezes the application. This one can be actually made to work even with old DAS like 2009, 2012….it’s just matter of proper settings in cal.ini and slave.ini

For DAS/Xentry users:

Old thread – but do not run the SetPassThruDAS.exe, as it was written for DAS/Xentry for Windows XP, and not Openshell or star diagnose Xentry Passthru. All you need to do is install a fresh OS (Windows 7 Enterprise x86 or x64 SP1) ideally on a physical laptop, connect the AVDI device to the USB port and run the SetupInterface_yourserialnumber_PASSTHRU_xxxxxxx.exe and Next through the setup process. If you have a current version of the Passthru software, you will see a grayed out option for installing drivers for DAS that you cannot select, but do not be concerned about that. It will detect the AVDI, and install the appropriate J2534 dll files in the Windows\System32 directory. Then continue installing your Passthru software provided on the Blu-ray from Daimler. It will take a while to install, and once it verifies your hardware ID and installs your StartKey, launch Xentry Passthru from the icon it creates, and it will prompt you first thing as to what interface you want to use. You will see Abritus72 AVDI PT (your serial number here) in the drop down box. Select that device, and that is all their is to it. Xentry should automatically communicate with the vehicle.

V2017.9 Original Software Mercedes Benz MB SD C5 SD Connect Compact 5 Star Diagnosis with Engineer

MB SD Connect Compact 5 can provide complete diagnosis for the newest hybrid W222. And it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.can work on windows xp, win7/8/10 system.

Xentry Connect C5 Benz SD Connect DoIP Wifi MB Star C5 Xentry Tab Kit Diagnosis Multiplexer
Benz c5 can provide complete diagnosis for the newest hybrid W222. And it has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.
The tool we sell do not include the xentry tab, you can equip one yourself or choose other laptop, it is just as a display, no special requirement.

Xentry Connect (VCI+) Technical Parameters:
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.

What the difference on diagnostic systems based on Xentry Connect from other equipment used to diagnose Mercedes cars?

What are its distinguishing features?
Hardware, despite the similarity of many solutions with multiplexers SDConnect –
but the different All diagnostic software 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.

Why 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.
Honestly, the need to use the Xentry Tab on non-dealer services seems somewhat exaggerated to me. With dealers everything is clear – they were forced to use this equipment.
And what about workshop service? Undoubtedly, the tablet from Panasonic is not very bad … 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 , we suggest buy Xentry connect from us , 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 .
After all, in this choice there are many reasons that encourage one to make a decision. The main thing is one: since 2015, the MB STAR Diagnostic Tools diagnostic multiplexer Xentry Connect C5 becomes the only one used at dealerships.
Thus, by purchasing this equipment, you do not lag behind the progress. You use in your work the best that is available today. Each your client, seeing with his own eyes that you in your work use the same device that he saw at the dealer’s service station, will understand that he made the right decision entrusting his car to your specialists.

Package List:
1pc x C5 Multiplexer (new C5 case)
1pc x OBDII 16PIN Cable
1pc x Lan Cable

Why Choose MB SD C4 from obd2tool.com

MB SD C4 was most popular MB Star Diagnostic Tool, MB SD C4 Multiplexer from Aliexpress is much more cheaper than obd2tool.com. As we all know the MB SD C4 request after-sales service more often than other device. Up to now, there are so many MB SD C4 customer who order from Aliexpress different ask for after-sales service. Such as following case:

MB Star Diagnostic SD Connect Compact C4 MB SD Connect C4 Multiplexer

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Obd2tool.com Kindly note:

1.Obd2tool.com only offer free after-sales service within 1 year warranty for the product order from us.

2.We do not free offer technical support for product from other suppliers, due to the quality different, much MB SD C4 multiplexer can only send back to supplier for repair.

3. If Customer need technical support for your Benz diagnostic tool MB SD C4 Multiplexer from Other suppliers indeed, just pay 39usd for each time, then contact Skype:obd2tool02 for technical support.

Why order the MB SD C4 from obd2tool.com?

1. SD Connect Serial Number 100925(obd2tool.com Kindly note: serial number 101923 or 101044 SD CONNECT may be locked when you update firmware?

2. Star Diagnosis SD Connect C4 firmware update available.

3. DAS/XENTRY Software from obd2tool.com have Blask list path can help sd connect C4 mux avoid locked.

4. Full New Chips layout on PCB board which inlud UDS Chips which support scn online coding via dealer account.

5. All SDConnect will be power on and aging than 12 hours, and it will be tested 3 times with Ecus before shipping

20151029010232 57364 Buy MB SD C4 from Aliexpress or Other Online Shop?

6. Obd2tool.com MB SD C4 Mutiplexer have 1 year free warranty, we offer free after-sales service for device from us under warranty.

More question about MB SD C4 Multiplexer from obd2tool.com just feel free to keep your order number to contact us freely. Thanks.

Why should you buy SD connect C5/C4 with laptop

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Here list reasons why you should buy a Mercedes diagnostic tool with a laptop together:SD connect Mercedes C5

—With the Dell D630’s dedicated serial port, there was no issue for me…. it was plug and play… I just loaded the HDD from the Seller into my Dell and all I needed to do was activate WIS/EPC and XENTRY/DAS with “activation keys”… I only use the Dell for mb star sd c4 purposes…

—Bought an older Dell D630 laptop with a serial port and plan on buying MB SD Star C4 directly installed in a Dell D630 hard drive. No Virtual Machine issues.

Mercedes Star C3 Diagnostic Tools / C4 actually specifies the computer or tablet used in the SDS environment… The T30 is rather slow but will get the job done.

—If your ever in the market for a faster SDS laptop, the Dell 630 with at least 2Ghz and the speed improvement especially when using Xentry is like night and day.

—the HDD that is pre-loaded with the software for sd connect c4 by the Seller, is inserted into the DELL D630… The DELL D630 is the fastest laptop with the RS232 feature.

—Need to connect directly into a RS232 port without using an interface – this is why I went for the complete system with laptop.

—The software Xentry/ DAS is a bit slow on an old IBM so that it is worth paying a bit extra and getting a Dell D630.

—There is a very specific set of COM ports you must use for it to work. For example you need DAS to be looking at COMx within the VM session, then VMware needs to redirect that to COMx which is a ‘physical’ serial port on your machine.

—It’s probably because it has a real com port. Most laptops these days have just a USB port and things don’t always work right if you’re using a USB to RS-232 converter. You wouldn’t want to brick a component during an update if you’re using USB. The other option would be to get a C4 system, but then they cost more. I think there are a couple other systems out there like IBM that also have real com ports.

—The PART D mux(Benz star c3) is a serial ported mux—that’s the reason for the Dell and IBM older laptops.

—The PART W mux(SD connect C4) is and Ethernet/wifi connected system and that is the reason for use on other laptops—the issue is the operating system currently DAS Xentry only runs on XP.

—Plug and play!! It is more convenient for users because the software for C3/SD C4 diagnostic tool will be pre-installed before delivery.

W220 ESP Variant Codingwith SDconnect C4

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About: Mercedes w220 ESPmodule Variant Coding, esp. for C1511-005 Coding ErrorVariant Coding is incorrect

Model:2002 Mercedes-Benz w220 s55

What is variant coding:

The variant coding in question is set by using factory data. That factory data is basically what chassis that engine control unit is bolted to. Things like weight of the car, yaw sensor and acceleration sensor parameters, moment arms, etc etc.

Once the engine control unit “learns” its variant coding, it is permanently and irrevocably locked down.

* Mercedes Variant Coding requirement:

Star diagnostic tool (better MB star Compact C4 or Mercedes BENZ C5), ebay or obd2tool.com

A specialized laptop, second-hand ok

Working software, original/crack…both ok

(if you’re newbies, better use a diagnostic bundle, avoid lots of issues)

What is C1511-005 Coding Error:

The ESP module reads the variant coding from the ECU. Once read, its ” soft” locked.

Your trouble code suggests that the ESP module has a variant coding that differs from that of the ECU.

Is this a recent occurrence? Did you perhaps have an third party ECU tune performed? Was the ESP module replaced ? Is the trouble code stored or current ?

How to do W220 ESP Variant Coding correctly:

If you have a STAR diagnostic tool such as SD connect C4, and it sounds like you may, go to the ESP module under

CONTROL UNITS

CHASSIS

ESP

Fault Codes

Select C1511-005

1.to the right it should say CURRENT or STORED

hit F8

It should show you how many time the car has ben started after the code was detected. “0” means the fault is CURRENT, any number greater than 0 the fault should be STORED and past history. The ( obviously ) higher the number of start cycles the longer ago it was.

(If it was a long ago and a stored code, I would clear it and move on. If it is current, you can force a variant locking reset of the ESP module in STAR diagnostic and see if the code returns. If the trouble code returns, that would make it a current and ongoing error. If that turns out to be the case then perhaps the ESP module has gone “breasts skyward”.)

2.Double click C1511-005

Read the pre conditions
hit F3
read the sequence and follow it to (hopefully) force a variant coding re-read/write.

It would seem that the ESP reads the ECU on every start up. Having a bad TCU MAY be contributing to the ECU variant coding being off kilter. I would think there would be some P2000-P2564 series codes displayed for that though.

I have no training as a MB mech/tech and offer this as just a possible direction to proceed in. The ( very ) highly paid professionals at the Dollarship or the ( not so ) highly paid folks at a good independent shop should/would have the final say.