VCM2 Firmware Update for Ford 2017+ Cars

What vcm2 firmware are you using ?? Using the v86 mix method probably leaves you with an old vcm2 firmware. I hope you are all aware that this won’t work with newer 2017 vehicle for all functions. Especially programming BCM. Many 2017+ car need vcm2 firmware to successfully complete bcm installation / programming / configuration restoration My point is.. all “good” VCM2 clone can upgrade firmware to no problem. On newer vehicle’s BCM replacement,Continue Reading→

VCM 2 SP177-C1 vs. SP177

Ford VCM 2 cloned units comparison: SP177-C1 vs. SP177 VCM 2 SP177-C1: VCM 2 SP177: Which VCM2 unit is better? SP177-C1 wins! In detail…Look at the chart and you’ll know all. Item number SP177 SP177-1 SP177-C SP177-C1 √ SP177-C2 SP239-B SP10-D SP10-T WIFI adapter NO NO NO YES YES NO NO NO Software V101 V101 V100 V100 V97 V97 IDS V86 JLRV145 IDS V86 JLRV145 Software Ford Ford Ford Ford Ford Ford and Mazda Ford, mazda, Land rover, jaguar Ford, mazda, Land rover, jaguar Continue Reading→

Windows OS cannot do all for VCM 2

I’d have to answer that not everything can be done from Windows operation system. For example I can’t modify and rebuild initrd, rootfs, or the kernel from windows. Sure, I can use winimage (or the like) to read files but that’s not everything and honestly it’s more effort to achieve even that level of access on windows than using it natively on Linux. I am very comfortable with Linux having done minor development for a distro. I don’t have a automotive backgrounContinue Reading→

Ford VCM2 Serial Console

The VCM 2 serial console is available on pins 24 (Rx), 25 (Tx), & 26 (Gnd) of the HDL26-PL-B connector. The connection is 38400 8-N-1 @ RS-232 levels. Make sure to use pin 26 for ground and not the shield. The shield floats and wont produce a usable connection. This is the U-Boot bootloader from the serial console: Codes: U-Boot 1.3.0 (Jan 14 2011 – 17:19:53) ETAS VCI (r68531) RAM Configuration: on-board Bank #0: a0000000 64 MB HW Configuration: (0x1) VCI STD variant 0x1 with SMSCContinue Reading→

How to use VAS 5054A with JLR SDD as Passthru

Here, you have complete JLR DD 139 download free as it was on servers with picture proof and also a fix for it. And bonus for all is how to install for Passthru Actia and VAS 5054A Also you have a Virtual Machine with kit installed for you just to patch and put your options. Instructions inside the VM. (BIG THANKS to Fantomel) Part 1: Free download JLR SDD 139.17 with VAS5054A/PassThru Actia VCI1/2 Install KIT fix and passthru options!itUzyTLa!HtbDxygF72O_qQ12n8SBVQ VirtuContinue Reading→