Let’s have a look at why most prefer Xhorse VVDI Prog to Xprog 5.55 / Hextag.
Xprog 5.55 has trouble reading many chips and will break CAS.
I only have experience with FRM repairs. First tried XPROG clone. I think it was 5.50 version. What a nightmare. Wouldn’t work. Tried a lot of things to get it working. After a while I decided to go and buy a Orange5 clone. Works like a charm. Did +- 20 FRM repairs at this point. All of them repaired with success…
I have a cloned Xprog and did work on FRM and cluster EEPROM. I can confirm that it has many troubles with reading EEproms correctly. Always need several reads until you get finally matching files. I flashed the firmware between v5.55 v5.51 and a 6.x version. The CAS eeprom reads were much more stable than the FRM reads for some reason. The good news is that the writes are almost always good.
But yes, you are in for a lot of pain with a cloned Xprog. Do the invest now for a better option to save you time and headaches in the future. Good tools are worth their money.
VVDI prog is expensive for you? I suppose it’s the best balance between quality and price. Unless, you take 10$ for a standard job, then yes, it’s expensive.
Just buy VVDI Pro and enjoy it.
P.S. Take software from server, run it and see what is supported.
I bought from here: http://www.vvdishop.com
I’m looking for VVDI PROG from xHorse and I like this tool, I think this tool is more better than XPROG and the original XPROG is around 850€ and original xHorse is around 430€
A friend of mine have used UPA and don’t like it because it is very limited comparated with XPROG.
I can repair FRM file I have specific software for this.
What about Hextag?
@ bmwbmw said: if you are lazy ( but is little expensive) buy hextag and not need to do anything to repair frm just click repair button and thats all,not need to find dump lose alot of time to repair…..
@ willisodhiambo said: Hextag is the real deal but expensive.
Xprog is cheaper than a vvdiprog adapter.
vvdi prog is good for reading proccesors.
Some have had problems reading eeproms.
This might be solved now that there is a adapter.
If your vvdiprog fails, at any reading or programming, you will have a backup.
It also helps as a confirmation to solve some reading writing problems.
All my collegues have at least few laptops, w7 32 w7 64 and xp.
And xprog, upa, tl866, willem, orange5
Xprog, is a great tool, and comes with many adapters.
Some even sell a xprog clamp adapter, to make i even more handy to use.
VVDI PROG vs Xprog-m vs R270 vs Orange5 clone:
- faster to clear 35080, 080D0, 160D0 (within 10s)
- more stable than Xprog-m to read MC9S12 series chips
- faster to attack MC9S12series chips
- less error than Orange5 to read some EEPROM that Orange 5 fail to recognize
- with voltage attack function for use
- with CAN bus,K-Line for use
VVDI prog is the best balance between quality and price, compare Xprog and Hextag.