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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25 (8)

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.

Top Reasons to Get MB Star SD C4C5 and Laptop Full Package

Here list reasons why you should buy a Mercedes Benz MB Star diagnostic tool with a laptop full package:

—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 Connect C4 directly installed in a Dell D630 hard drive. No Virtual Machine issues.

Mercedes Benz Star diagnosis C3 / 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 D630 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 4 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 Mb Star 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(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.

How to install DoIP Xentry Connect C5 battery pack

Xentry SD Connect C5 manual: How to insert battery pack to MB STAR C5 unit


Step 1:Slide the latch (A) in the direction of the arrow.

Step 2:Open the cover.


Step 3: Insert the battery pack until it securely fits the connector.


Step 4:Close the cover until it clicks.

Step 5:Slide the latch (A) in the direction of the arrow.


To remove the battery pack

In step 3above, pull the tab (B) of the battery pack.


Make sure the latch is securely locked. Otherwise the battery pack may fall

when you carry the computer.


Note that the computer consumes electricity even when the computer power is

off. If the battery pack is fully charged, the battery will fully discharge in the followingperiod of time:

1.When power is off: Approx. 9 weeks
2.In sleep ( )/standby ( ): Approx. 4 days
3.In hibernation: Approx. 8 days

If “Wake Up from LAN” is disabled, the period of time in sleep will become

slightly longer, and the period of time in hibernation will become about the same as during power-off.

When the DC plug is not connected to the computer, disconnect the AC cord from CnAutotool wall outlet. Power is consumed simply by having the AC adaptor plugged into an electrical outlet.

MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis Tool Plus Dell D630 Laptop Latest Version


MB SD Connect Compact 4 supports reading & erasing trouble code,reading the real-time data of sensor and actuator, coding and programming. MB SD Connect Compact 4 supports wireless diagnose, support K-line,CAN BUS and UDS protocol, ,with multi-language.this model with the dell630 laptop .

1.Support Wireless
2.Software Version: 2017.07
3. Hardware Verison:  V2.2
4. Supported Multi-Language: Bulgarian/Danish/Greek/Spanish/French/Italian/Korean/Polish/Romanuan/Serbo-Croatian/ Turkish/Czech/German/English/Finish/Hyngarian/Japanese/Dutch/Portuguese/Russian/Swedish/Chinese
5. Support Mercedes Benz Cars After Year 2000
6. The quality is the best and it can work stable.

New MB Compact 4 Features
1. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis support wireless diagnose;
2. New MB SD Connect Compact 4 Star Diagnosis not only support K line diagnose and CAN BUS,but also UDS diagnose protocol. Because old MB STAR C4 main board do not have UDS chip, so old MB STAR C4 can not support it;
3. Multiplexer now use Lan cable to connect
4. Connector adopt Military quick swap technology, it can support 10,000 times pull plug, more stable;
5. All core accosseries adopt original new packing chip, and 24hours test, guarantee the quality of the products;

MB SD Compact 4 Package List
1pc x Multiplexer in best quality
1pc x OBDII 16PIN Cable
1pc x 38PIN Cable
1pc x 14PIN Cable
1pc x 4PIN Cable
1pc x Lan Cable
1pc x Dell D630 laptop and 2017.07 software

Smart 451 gearbox offline scn coding with SD Connect C4

This is the step by step instruction on Mercedes-Benz Smart 451 gearbox firmware offline scn coding update with MB Star diagnostic Mb Star Compact C4 DAS diagnostic system.
You need:

MB Star diagnostic scanner (MB SD 4 is better) at

A laptop running Win xp/ Win 7


Connect MB SD C4 multiplexer to Smart 451 and the laptop

Open DAS


Data is being determined…

Select Manual vehicle identification

Select Smart fortwo (C/A451)

Then Reset of the world

Smart fortwo 45-kW gasoline engine

Left-hand steering

Want the special or standard equipment to be determined from the control unit ‘N10/10 (SAM control unit)’ automatically? Select YES.


Data is being determined…

DAS is initializing communication layer…


Communication with the control unit ‘N10/10 (SAM control unit)’ is being eatablished.

Data is being determined…

Select systems

Select N15/6 (Sprintshift control module)

Data is being determined…

Control unit adaptions

5-12 5-13

Program control unit


Data is being determined…

Select offline (diagnostic unit not networked)

NOTE: For offline scn coding (diagnostic unit not networked), you must have Development Mode in DAS and activated “mbetried tool” for offline programming

Data is being determined…

Put the flash DVD on CD-ROM and click F2


Data is being determined…

VeDoc data for model 451 are not available. Click F2 to continue


Data is being determined…

No newer control module software was found


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)