Auto Software

Based on ETKA 7.5 Plus, ETKA 8 [Germany + International] v2017 + Latest Updates – VW/Seat/Skoda/Audi updated and available now. The ETKA 8 V2017 is a full version of the Original VW/SEAT/SKODA/AUDI Electronic Parts Catalogue including the latest updates, which you can install native or virtual [VM] on every Windows 7/8/10 32Bit System. And following is a step by steps guide on how to update ETKA 7.5 Plus to ETKA 8.0,hope it will be useful.

Things you need to know before updating

1.It can be installed Native only on 32Bit Systems, if you have a 64Bit System please use a Virtual Machine (e.g. VMWare) with an installed 32Bit System.

2.Installation requirements : Full Admin Rights,15GB free disk space,NET Framework 2.0 or 4.0,Deactivated Windows Defender / Anti-Virus & Deactivated Firewall,Index for fast file search .

3.You can download latest software from here :!0YcnTQwI!JOV8tmOCw9u_-KeXAGzDfA

ETKA 8 V2017 Updated Guide,mainly quotated from original post

Installation Instructions

“1.Download all .rar Files, extract it and startETK75P_v2017.exe,The Installation Wizard will guide you through the installation.(Use WINRAR or 7-ZIP to decompress the Files or you’ll get “Wrong Password” Error !)

2. The Install Password (not archives password) is:2017@by-carfreak.kiss Note: Please type in the password manually, the setup doesn’t like Copy & Paste.

3. The install process continues with the necessary Hardlock Driver Installation.

4. The System will be restarted automatically, if not please do it manually.

5. Before you start ETKA,Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-INT.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS International or Run the Patch ETK75P-PATCH-GER.EXE after installing ETKA 7.5 PLUS Germany

6.YOUR ETKA 7.5 PLUS IS READY !- but outdated

7. Now we have to install the Updates,We will need Update State 1185-711-717-1185 for upgrading to ETKA 8

If you have installed the Germany version, download the Germany Updatesfile, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_Germany_Updates_2017.rar

If you have installed the International version, download the International Updates file, unpack it and install the updates one by one in ascending order.
Wait until you start the next update until the previous update is finished.Needed Files in the attached link: ETKA75_International_Updates_2017.rar
Don’t try to abbreviate or you can start from scratch !

8. Make sure you have the Update State 1185-711-717-1185, you can see the actual state at the bottom line on the start page of ETKA 7.5, by clicking on the brands the state of the respective make is shown.

9. We are ready for the ETKA8 Upgrade .Run the UpgradeETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXEfrom theETKA8_Germany_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the Germany Version.
or Run the UpgradeETK8-UPGRADE-1186-712-718-1186.EXEfrom the ETKA8_International_Upgrade_2017.rar archive for the International Version.


11. To keep you installation up-to-date you can use the ETKA Updater – startetka updates v1.8.exe . The Updater will always download the latest updates. After Downloading you have to start ETKA and follow the update process. “

If you have problems in updating ETKA 7.5 Plus to ETKA 8 ,you can follow this guide

Things customers need to prepare

1. You need a working ETKA 7.5 PLUS Installation (Updates min. 1160-686-692-1160)
2. Backup the ETKA Folder (normally on Drive C:\) – then you will have a Fallback Solution
3. Copy setup.exe and ETKA8_Installation.exe from the archive in the ETKA Folder (normally C:\ETKA)
– Needed File in the attached link: ETKA8_Update_Solution.rar ,you can download it here :!RUUiiApb!1k827zQzoBLGvxY0KEv6ngWBW3uPKsgFCT4YsfH7syw
4. Start setup.exe and push the “Patch it” Button – If the process was successful you will get a “Successfully patched!” message.
5. If the system is “Successfully patched!”, start ETKA8_Installation.exe and wait until the update process is finished.

If the “Patch it”-Button of setup.exe is greyed out, one of the following requirements is not fulfilled:

In the Button you see the message:

– Already installed. – ETKA 8 is already installed or you tried it before
– No ETKA Files found – You didn’t start setup.exe from ETKA Folder
– Already patched. – You already patched the files before (continue with ETKA8_Installation.exe)

In the message box you see the message:

– Can’t patch your System. – no writing access to the files (close ETKA or run the programm as administrator)
– Already installed. – ETKA 8 is already installed or you tried it before
– Please rename this File to setup.exe, otherwise it will not work! – you are not allowed to remame the setup.exe files, undo the name change
– This Software require min. Windows 7. – You have to use Windows 7 or 10, ealier Windows versions will not work.”

Auto Key Programmer

X-100 PAD2 pro is a wonderful tablet key programmer! X100 PAD2 Pro Tablet Key Programmer not only provides customers with professional key programming, but also the most needed special functions for workshop. See the Specification below

x100 pad2 pro

The X100 PAD has launched the marketplace for ages,tested by many users as well with a good reputation, to be honest,the X-100 PAD2 Pro is the updated version of X100 PAD ,they shared many commons,but at the same time, the new version with many improved features and will provide better performance and stable working conditions.

X100 PAD 2 Pro vs X100 PAD, the mainly changelogs in following

1.X100 PAD only supports OBD-II engine diagnosis,while the X1000 PAD2 Pro comes with a KC100,not only OBD-II engine diagnosis,but also supports 4 systems diagnosis-read & clear codes for engine,brakes,central Electrics ,Airbag,added with VW 4th & 5th IMM.

X100 PAD2 Pro Tablet Key Programmer

2.LED Touch Screen Size :XTOOL X100 PAD Key Programmer was 7″ IPS 5-point multi-touch screen,while X100 PAD2 Pro was 8.0 inch.

3.Connection Method : X100 PAD Via Bluetooth,the XTool X-100 PAD 2 Pro via cable.

4.CPU : Xtool X-100 PAD2 :1.3GHZ, X100 Tablet Auto Key Programmer : 1.6GHZ.

5.Memory : X-100 PAD : 1G RAM,8G Flash , X100 PAD2 PRO : 1GM RAB,16GM Flash

6.Battery Capacity : X100 PAD Key Programmer : 2400mHa7.4v,Xtool X100 PAD 2 Pro 4000mAh7.4v.

7.Resolution :PAD Key Programmer : 1024 *600,X100 PAD2 : 1024 *768.

8.Stanby time :X100 PAD : 5h,  X-100 PAD2 Pro Tablet : 8h

9.X-100 PAD2 Pro supports Headlight adjustment.

10. XTOOL X100 PAD2 Pro has two versions available : X100 PAD2 AND x100 pad2 pro  versions,the different between them lies in whether with a KC100 or not.

11. New X100 PAD 2 Pro Table Key Programmer can support more cars

Asia:Toyota,Lexus,Honda,Acura,Mazda,Nissan,Infiniti,Mitsubishi,Subaru,Suzuki,Kia,Hyundai,Daewoo,SSANGYONG,Proton, etc

Europe: Audi, VW, Skoda,Seat, Porsche, Opel, Citroen,Peugeot,Jaguar Land Rover,Lincoln,Renault, etc

America:GM,Cadillac,Buick, Chrysler,Ford etc

China:Great Wall, Chery, Brilliance-auto, Geely,LIFAN, HAFEI,CHANGAN, LANDWIND, BYD,BYD ,JAC, etc.

So,in my opinions,if you have to make a comparison between these two diagnostic tools,then i will give my first opinons on X100 PAD2 Pro Auto Key Programmer,the new version with new technology supporting by official team and will give you a better user experience and the price is affordable too.What’s more,the features are appealling too,see below

– Key Programming especially added with VW 4 th & 5th IMMO (X100 PAD2 does not has this function)
– 4 systems diagnosis
– Oil Reset/Engine oil light reset
– Odometer Adjustment
– Tire Pressure Warning Light Reset
– Timing belt light reset (Manual Operation)
– EPB Electrical Parking Brake Adaptation
– TPS Throttle Body Adaptation
– Steering Angle Calibration
– Battery Reset
– PIN Code Reading
– Hexadcimal editor(Win Hex)
– OBDII Diagnosis
– Support the latest vehicles with CAN BUS and UDS protocol
– Update Via WIFI (always equip your device with the latest software)
– More….

KESS V5.017 Review

As you maybe noticed, recently,there was a new Red KESS V2 5.017 Master EU Version has launched the marketplace. The Red PCB KESS 5.017 is the Europe Version,see KESS V5.017 With Red PCB EU Version specification and first images to get more details about Red KESS 5.017 Ksuite 2.23.
Red PCB KESS V2 5.017 EU
Red kess 5.017 Specifiction

Software Version : V2.23 (Newest)
Fireware Version : V5.017
Update : By link
Car Models : For Multi-cars and trucks,no year limited
Languages : English/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Portuguese/ French
Functions : Ecu Programming Tool
Connection : By OBD2.Read and write ECU via OBD2 port directly, no need disassemble ECU from the car, easy to use
Support Protocol : OBD2,BOOT…

This is another style of KESS V2 5.017 Master Kit, but with newer fashionable design as well as better quality and performance and now the first batch has arrived and full in stock at with cheap decent price, only $189USD + free DHL shipping. Check the Online EU Version KESS V2 5.017 With Red PCB Pros and Cons below

Red PCB KESS V2 5.017 Master Pros

1. Stylist and fashionable design.
2. Used the best PCB by far, so the quality is top and can do better performance.
3. Online more protocols supported.
4. Online operation supported ,no tokens limited.
5. Multi-Languages Supported.
6. Easy to use,Perfect for OBD use,Read and write ECU via OBD2 port directly, no need disassemble ECU from the car.
7.No reset button,no USB dongle,no tokens limited and has tested by many users as well as our technology department, 100% workable.
8. Cheap decent price.
9. All kess has been tested before sending out.

KESS V5.017 Red Cons

1.Not original one,yet, with original database as well as same look, and the quality is super high.
2.cant support all protocols online, but 140+ usually is enought.

So, IMO,if you are in the marketplace for a OBDII ECU Programmer,maybe you can give latest generation KESS 5.017 Red PCB a shot, after all,it represents new technology supporting,and with better quality and it is perfect for OBDII using and the price is cheap too.