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→