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.

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.