OpenShell XDOS 2017.12 issues and solutions(Collection)

Here is some FAQ( Frequently asked questions ) of the newest version OpenShell XDOS v2017.12

CnAutotool hopes it’ll help you

Here you go:

Q: X86 or 64-bit Windows? HHT-Win?

A: NO HHT win. Win x32

Q: what hard disk capacity to be used?
A: 250 TO 350 GB HDD will be ideal.
Q: which acronis boot disk to be used to install the image ?
A: Restore the Image using Acronis Premium 2014 use Acronis Universal restore
Q: which laptops do you recommend ?
A: I recommend any good specs laptop
Q: does it support mb star c3 for older cars?
A: it dose not support C3
Q: i have Chinese Mb Star Connect C5 can i use it with that?

A: I have not tried on C5 but SDconnect C4 definitely yes

Q: I can’t install on Lenovo T500, have a blue screen of death

A: You need to prepare all your computer’s necessary drivers on a USB stick so Acronis can install them in the compatibility mode at the time of unpacking to hard drive.

Q: Should i have a XDOS HDD version or SSD?

A: SDD better, runs faster and more stable.

Q: I can not install OpenShell XDOS 2017.12 on 32 bit operating system, it comes to 439 and is automatically uninstalled. Does anyone have such a problem?

A: for windows 32bit, you have to edit xentry diagnostics openshell.msi with orca. look at updated first page again.
or you can pm someone which has the file already patch.

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How to do 2009 Benz E350 Gas tank mod reset cluster

Purpose:do Gas tank mod reset cluster on my 2009 E350.

Tool option:

MB SD Connect C4 with dell 6410 laptop(Has ssd, 4gb mem, so it should be quicker than a dell630.)

Here we go:

Found out how to reset cluster: See below part,  it’s towards the end of the post.

Gas Tank Mod (Gallons) ***Need Developer Mode***

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After you hit F3 it will carry on the coding process (hit “F1” to go back)

so we can reset the ECU so coding can take effect.

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So far I’m loving MB STAR Diagnostic Tool. I am going to code the car this weekend for Bi-Xenons and then code the card to accept the OEM front LED city lights. I’m doing a e55 bi-xenon retro fit to replace the stock crappy h7 halogen e55 projectors.

The overall ways to keep the cost of car ownership low

The total money that you spend on car insurance, maintenance, repair and vehicle ownership in its service lifetime is not less than that you hand to the car dealership at its purchase, and these expenses continue to rise. Take fuel as an example, its price reached record high in 2008 and best obd2 scanner foretell a possible continuing rise in the future. More and more people find it hard to sustain their car ownerships. However, there’s always something called solution. Below are some simple and easy ways that everyone can have a try to reduce costs with one’s car.

* Get slick to reduce maintenance costs and to save fuel.

Upgrading to one of today’s modern high performance motor oils can make a meaningful improvement to your car’s fuel economy and engine life. For instance, independent studies have documented that Royal Purple motor oil improves fuel economy by as much as 5 percent and significantly reduces engine wear. Using high performance synthetic motor oil, as opposed to conventional oils also allows for more miles between oil changes, reducing maintenance costs and the amount of time spent on maintenance. You’ll pay a little more for premium motor oil but the savings in fuel and reduced maintenance costs more than make up for the higher price.

* Reduce your insurance costs by doing your homework.

One of the simplest ways to reduce insurance cost is simply to shop around. Prices vary from company to company, so it pays to do your homework. Get at least three price quotes. You can call companies directly or access information on the Internet. Your state’s insurance regulator may also provide price comparisons. Other ways to reduce insurance costs can be found by visiting the U.S. Insurance Information Institute’s Web site.

* Mind the air to save money on fuel.

The U.S. Energy Department reports that under-inflated tires can increase fuel consumption by up to 3 percent. One Benz diagnostic tool  estimates that 50 to 80 percent of the tires rolling on U.S. roads are under inflated. Astonishingly, we could save up to 2 billion gallons of gas each year simply by properly inflating our tires.

Secondly, a clogged air filter can increase fuel consumption by as much as 10 percent. Air filters keep impurities from damaging the interior of the engine, so replacing dirty filters will save gas and protect your engine.

Auto Scanner Tools can save hundreds of dollars a year on automotive expenses without buying a new car or changing lifestyle. All it takes is a little time and research, and the good sense to choose better performing products.

Activate MB SD C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry on Win8 via WIFI and LAN

Benz diagnostic tool MB SD Connect Compact C4 2016.03V DAS Xentry Win8 hard drive (HDD) and solid drive (SSD) is available in Here are video guides to MB Star diagnostic DAS Xentry activation and setup on Win8 via WIFI/without WIFI.

How to activate and set up Mercedes Benz MB SD Connect C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry EPC on Windows 8 via WIFI wireless connection?

Step 1 – Run StartKeyCenter
Step 2 – Action to avoid Xentry reactivation
Step 3- Run Get Hardware ID
Step 4 – Run EPC & WIS
Step 5 – Add “license” to registry
Step 6 – Run EPC & WIS with new password
Step 7 – Network setup
Step 8 – Run SDconnect Toolkit
Step 9 – Diagnosis case on Mercedes-Benz B245
NOTE: Setup Date and Time of the laptop as current date and time

Step 1 – Run StartKeyCenter
Open “StartKeyCenter” on Desktop, to get the SDconnect c4 Hardware ID and App ID


Complete Licence information (Hardware ID, App ID, StartDay, ExpirationDay), then click “Generate” to get License String


Copy License String, then go to “StartKeys”, click “Enter” to read StartKey, then “Save” data


Step 2 – Action to avoid Xentry reactivation
Go to Local Disk C:/ ProgramData/ LicDir, the copy and paste “lic_key_2.dat”, re-name as “lic-key_2.x4711”


Setup Properties of “lic-key_2.x4711”, select Read-only
Then open XENTRY Diagnostics Openshell and close it
(NOTE: this avoids the activation code to be lost and reactivate XENTRY)

Step 3- Run Get Hardware ID
Run the software “Get Hardware ID” , copy the generated hardware ID to a newly-established Notepad name “key”.

Step 4 – Run EPC & WIS
Run “EPC & WIS” on Desktop and Login with user name: admin & password: 12345


Go to “server”-> “edit the access authorization”


Copy current MAC address (LAN ID) to the new Notepad
Save data and close

Step 5 – Add “license” to registry
Add “license” to registry


Then open “key” Notepad, you will see input data, EPCnet & WISnet password


Step 6 – Run EPC & WIS with new password
Back to EPC & WIS interface, and copy the new EPC & WIS password on “key” Notepad


Then save data
Go to “programs”


Go to “EPC” for Mercedes-Benz vehicles repairing information



Exit EPC
Go to “WIS/ASRA”
Accept the risk and Run it


Exit WIS
Close EPC & WIS interface

Step 7 – Network setup
Turn off Wi-Fi connection


Open Network sharing center and go to Network connection->Ethernet Properties->Internet protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties
Set IP address: and Subnet mask:


Step 8 – Run SDconnect Toolkit
Run SDconnect Toolkit and cancel selection of “WLAN parameters.workshop” and “WLAN parameters.road”


And click Start
SDconnect Toolkit Preview, click OK


Close SDconnect Toolkit

Step 9 – Diagnosis case on Mercedes-Benz B245
Run XENTRY Diagnostics Openshell to begin diagnosis and programming.
Here, take Mercedes-Benz B245 as an example
Go to Passenger car and select B(245)
Select model, here: 245.234 -B 200 Sport Tourer Turbo
Select engine and transmission, here: engine- 266.980, transmission- all
Identification is complete
Click the diagnostic icon on the left, and XENTRY turns to DAS interface automatically
Read note of using DAS 2016.03, click F2 to continue
Again, read another note and click F2 to continue
Select Date of manufacturer to read vehicle data, here: up to 11/2005
Select engine and steering, here: engine- gasoline, steering- left-hand steering
Select 245.234 B 200 Turbo
Do Quick Test on 245.234 All control unit
MB 245 test result
Enter driven total distance, and then back to quick test interface again
Select any unit to go on test.

How to activate MB SD C4 2016.03 DAS Xentry without WIFI


MB Star diagnostic software includes:
1.D-A-S / Xentry 2016.3 : 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
2.W-I-S net 2015.09: 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. 2015.09: Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder 2008:Part location finder
5. STARUTILITIES : the movement management system and self-test
6, SDMEDIA 2014
7, PL70

How to Solve MB SD Connect C4 Update Error Report?

Mb Star C4 diagnostic software has been updated to the version 2015.7, which works with MB SD Connect Compact C4 and supports the latest Mercedes Benz car and truck models. Do you succeed in update the firmware? Recently, some users has consulted the update error report. Here is the instruction and solution for sharing.

The error report of Mercedes Diagnostic Tool Connect Compact4 diagnostic tool is usually because hardware program of the host is deleted that wifi and SDC4 number cannot be setting up.

You can update the hardware program.

[update instruction file]

For unpdate, the three files above need to be upgraded.

The update order:>>

NOTE: When update, please do use brand new batteries. Also, you need OBD cable to connect to your vehicle for power supply. (If you cannot succeed in connecting to the vehicle, choose OBD 12V power instead; otherwise, 622 error report would appear to tell you that the upgrade is unsuccessful.)

In general, this 00 error means that it is set poorly.

Here is some solution for update error report to help you update V2017.05 smoothly with New MB SD Connect C4 diagnostic multiplexer from CnAutotool.

MB Star Diagnostic Tool

Benz diagnostic tool series are the Mercedes-Benz approved dealer diagnostic systems for troubleshooting and programming.

MB Star diagnostic hardware:

MB STAR series now includes: WIFI MB SD Connect Compact 4 system, Super MB STAR C3 diagnostic system, MB Star C3 multiplexers (best quality, best price and C3 pro with 7 cables) and Mb Star Connect C4 system.

All Star diagnostic system will do  Mercedes Benz 1989-up to now Car, Bus, Trucks, Sprint, Smart(expect best price Mb Star C3)

MB SD Connect C4 is the newer Star system for newer models and support Mercedes with UDS protocol. SD Connect supports offline/online programming and Vediamo engineering software as well. Super MB STAR is the only Star tool that can be updated online.

Star diagnosis software:
All MB STAR Diagnostic systems come with multi-language basic software applications.
1.D-A-S / Xentry: 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
2.W-I-S net: 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. Electronic Parts Catalog
4.ST Finder: Part location finder
5.STARUTILITIES: the movement management system and self-test

Super MB STAR C3 comes with more software programs, including Smart Tan Code, Developer model and Benz Disassembly system etc comparing with other Star systems.

There are basic 3 formats Star diagnosis software HDD: IBM T30 HDD, Dell D630 HDD, and moveable external HDD. Internal HDD runs faster and stable then external HDD. While external HDD can be easily replaced and has no computer limitation (any laptop has COM-PORT)

MB Star DAS and Vediamo program Smart 450 SAM unit

I’ve just got Vediamo Mb Star C4 up and running for a Smart 450 Cabrio with a dead SAM unit, to virginize (Or at least reset) a 2nd hand SAM unit and program it in.
However, vediamo no make virgin this unit for smart
And i was told to make virgin by eeprom dump and make initial startup with Xentry/DAS, and also put the Sam and start the car ..but to change the vin only EPROM and km …
I have access to a eeprom reader so can do that with a SAM but I’m struggling to find a virgin SAM backup. (have found the one for the MEG at the back but not one for the SAM)

But i found it would not help because by coding with MB STAR Diagnostic Tool i have to enter the SCN Coding Chucksum. Only official smart service can get this number. A smart owner said it worked only by coding the meg and dssh to the 2nd used sam unit. So yes, only a open DAS and the right vin.

Password may be required in official dealer for matching a new key to a control sam used
So i use the non password fix for DAS to get it, I’m sure the SAM unit will take any 3 button key you throw at it (unless it was a 1 button early MCC)
Ps. The fix from here.

Not for coding a new set of blank keys into SAM, just go into
SAM Unit –> Adaptations –> Bottom of the list should be Special Function: Reprogram keys if no keys available

It does require a password unless you have the No Password fix, I did this the other day on DAS 04.2014 with 2 new keys (No originals)

The fix bypasses the password requirement (Just press F2 twice)