Reviews: Volvo VIDA 2014D on Windows 10/8/7/XP macOS

Here are all from users answering you guys: What is the best operating system to work with Volvo Vice VIDA 2014D? Windows 10, Win 8, Win 7, Win XP or macOS?
Here you go…
Volvo VIDA 2014D Windows XP
  1. I’ve happily be using VIDA on my old Win XP laptop for a few years
  1. I have an old laptop (currently with Vista) and an old ASUS notebook running XP SP3.
  1. VIDA 2012, 2013A or D version software should be installed on Win XP or Virtual machine. But 2014A and new 2014D requires Win 7 O/S ONLY. that’s a huge development for VIDA DiCE kit. Leave alone WIN xp or VirtualBox
  1. I also run my VIDA in a XP virtual machine. No issues with mouse or USB, if you are familiar with VMware.
Volvo 2014D VIDA Windows 7
  1. I just went back to a Win7 machine running IE9 and I’m very careful with the updates. 2014D is supposed to work with IE10 but it didn’t when I tried it.
  1. While it says it works with ALL versions of Windows…it doesn’t actually.
However, it does have a GREAT setup instruction PDF that truly made setting up a VM super easy using Win7 Pro. Which then made setting up VIDA a breeze. I have it up and running and I even managed to connect to my older DICE unit.
  1. I’’m on 2014d and W7 pro
  1. I’m lucky in that I had an old laptop lying around that I could use solely for VIDA / DICE. Once I finally got it working (Win Pro 7 32 Bit, .Net 3.5), I turned off windows update, so that its configuration wouldn’t change. I assume that as long as I don’t change my car for a newer one, there is no benefit to an upgraded VIDA version (I’m on 2014D), or any further windows updates.
  1. I used 32bit Win7 Ultimate. It all works now.
My only issue is my car battery running out being left on pos II for a length of time!
  1. it must be Win 7 Pro ( or ultimate).
  1. It won’t work on 7 Home
  1. Vida 2014d will work fine with a fully updated Windows 7 Pro
  1. On any 32-bit Windows machine, RAM in excess of 3 GB will be unrecognized by the OS
  1. I have VIDA 2010D on Windows 7 Home Premium.
  1. IE 8 and install on Win7.
  1. VADIS on Win7 x64 with IE8 works like a charm
  1. I run VIDA 2010D on Windows 7 professional 32-bit with Chrome Version 23.0.1271.97 – No problems
Good to know: Windows 7 32 bit is the only operation system that tested by real pros:
You can have VICE VIDA 2014D on Windows 7 with 100% success
2014D VIDA DiCE Windows 8
  1. I had it working with Windows 8.1 until an unknown update broke connectivity to DICE and no amount of system restore would bring it back. I guess 2014D works ok, but be aware an update may blow it up in the future.
  1. DiCE was working with Vida2014B and Windows 8.1, but stopped working when I upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday.
  1. Need to uninstall the IE existed on the system, (probably IE9) first, then it should be able to install Win 8.
  1. win8 & ie10 sure don’t play well with anything, can’t downgrade in win8 either, that’s what that compatibility mode is for.
Volvo VIDA 2014D Windows 10
  1. Win10 with Vida 2014D and DiCE is now working. And I have connected to a separate ME9 and read some data from it.
  1. Windows 10 is causing tons of compatibility issues across the board. You may have to VM until updates.
  1. I have been using 2014D VIDA on my win10 tablet for few months and it even works via integrated Bluetooth!!!
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Volvo VIDA 2014D Windows Mac
I run mine on a Mac using WinXP + VirtualBox VM without any problems. But UI is a little clunkier with a VM.
I have an old Win XP Dell that I use exclusively as a VIDA/DiCE box and I use VMWare Fusion/Win7 VM on a Mac for a VIDA reference source.
I have XP pro on my Macbook Pro in VirtualBox and that is working fine.
Have a walk through for the Virtual Box
Here i would describe details of the system, HD size, Ram amount, processor type, you’ll need to be running in XP virtual nachine, provided you have the size described above plus IE8, you may want to disable your firewall and antivirus during installation. at least 2GB of ram, more than 20GB hard disk, preferably 40GB + , I don’t remember the processor type but mine is pentium 4 quore duo works ok, IE8 when you have those, your installation will be okay.
VM Ware player is compatible with Win XP, Vista 32 & 64 bit as well as Win7 32 & 64 bit
I have it running on my main PC and it works!
http://blog.obdii365.com/2018/12/12/volvo-vida-2014d-windows-macos-reviews/
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Will Digiprog3 change mileage for Porsche?

Possible to use Digiprog 3 v4.94 for Porsche Cayman odometer correction?
Yes. Here is the Cayman with chip types confirmed to work:
Porsche Cayman 93C86
Porsche Cayman MCU 35P08
Porsche Cayman 2010 95640
Porsche Cayenne Diag
In detail…

Porsche Cayman 93C86

Note Tacho Meter Value
Dismantle Tacho
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Identify Chip 93C86
Desolder Chip 93C86
Clean Chip 93C86
Set Plug ST01 on Chip
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Red Cable on PIN 1
Font readable / PIN 1 bottom left
Choose programm
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Data Back up / Data restore
Data Back up EEPROM
Chip type
Read Data
Write Data
or
Data restore EEPROM
Load Data
Connect replace tacho
Choose Vehicle program
Enter KM value and confirm Entry
Programming operation completed

Porsche Cayman MCU 35P08

Note Tacho Meter Value
Dismantle Tacho
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Choose programm
PKW/LKW—Porsche-Cayman-93C86
Data Back up / Data restore
Data Back up EEPROM
Chip type
Read Data
Write Data
or
Data restore EEPROM
Load Data
Connect replace tacho
Choose Vehicle program
Enter KM value and confirm Entry
Programming operation completed

Porsche Cayman 2010 95640

Note Tacho Meter Value
Dismantle Tacho
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Identify Chip 95640
Desolder Chip 95640
Clean Chip 95640
Set Plug ST01 on Chip
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Red Cable on PIN 1
Font readable / PIN 1 bottom left
Choose programm
PKW/LKW—Porsche-Cayenne-2010-95640
Data Back up / Data restore
Data Back up EEPROM
Chip type
Read Data
Write Data
or
Data restore EEPROM
Load Data
Connect replace tacho
Choose Vehicle program
Enter KM value and confirm Entry
Programming operation completed

Porsche Cayenne Diag

Note Tacho meter value
Diagnosis connection is located Engine Compartment
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Connect Diagnosis Port with Plug 16
Ignition on
Connect DigiProg about Plug 16
The DigiProg needs no separate electricity supply, it is
supplied about the diagnosis port
choose program
PKW/LKW– Porsche-Cyenne-Diag
Enter KM value and confirm Entry
Programming operation completed
digiprog3-porsche-car-list
Porsche 911 (996)
Porsche 911 (996)Turbo
Porsche 928
Porsche 987
Porsche 996 09/01/2000 Diagnostic
Porsche 996 2000/2002 BCU Programming Via Box
Porsche 996 Turbo Ready Soon
Porsche 996 to 08/01 Diagnosis
Porsche 996 up 09/01 93C86 Diagnostic
Porsche 997
Porsche 997 MCU Program via chip
Porsche 997 Tacho & MCUs
Porsche Boxster (9686/987)
Porsche Boxster Diagnosis
Porsche Cayenne 2002-2010
Porsche Cayenne 2010 – to PRESENT YEAR
Porsche Cayenne Diagnostic
Porsche Cayman (987)
Porsche Cheyenne
Porsche Panamera]
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Which VAS 5054A hardware work with ODIS 4.4.10?

Here is my story of Odis 4.4.10.
Link: thanks to GUSS shared links at cartechnology.co.uk
Vas 5054a and odis 4.4.10:
One of my 2 vas5054a has original amb2300 but does not work with odis-s 4.4.10.
I get a ODS2522E that hardware is not supported. (same as the one without original amb2300)
I have tested amb2300 with softing edic configuration manager. Also tested with PDU api application. All tests ok. Configurator manager did not work with vas5054a without amb2300
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Then, tested working PDU api and tried to solves the issue however I am not happy with the result. In theory original amb2300 should work.
Tests:1. 1.20.41 does not work at all with either of my 2 interfaces. So back to 1.20.42
2. Enabled buzzer just to check that my amb2300 is original. Enabled.
3. Tried to connect with bluetooth (amb2300 interface). Laptop connected successfully. Tried to connect odis-s with car and started buzzing continuously and then an error appeared, buzz continued.
In English
there is no mcd project available
I am ditching odis-4.4.10.
Before 4.2.3 test will test 4.3.3 to check if that works, in order to check if the problem is hardware or software.
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Then i was advised to make another folder Softing.ori  put ther new Pdu:
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Did not work but good try. That made me think that PDU API is the problem.
However found out that VW has locked the D-PDU API directory location (or file names) and managed to install at the 1.20.042 location the 1.20.041 pdu api and renamed 3 files to …..1.20.042 (2 xml 1 dll same as DPDU api test application 3 files mentioned).
now it works, actually tested just vas5054a with fake bluetooth and works.
This is not a straight forward procedure, however after manipulation of D-pdu api (1.20.042 vecom, the 3 files) odis 4.4.10 works.
My amb2300 is original since I have downgraded it to 1.20.041 firmware (with the D-PDU API) test application) however it does not work out of the box with odis 4.4.10. Will test the second one tomorrow.
My conclusion:
First, that pdu api directory (file name) is locked.
Second, amb2300 original does  not work as tested. (problem with 1.20.042 pdu API driver specifically Softing/1.20.042/VeCom/VAS5054a files as seen in second solution below).
Other solutions:
1. Test the PDU API 1.20.042 found in odis 4.3.3 (check pdu_api_root.xml is correct 1.20.042)
2. Want to test original 1.20.042 but to replace in vecom vas5054 folder from 1.20.041 folder. (No other changes, check again pdu_api_root.xml is for 1.20.042 )
Test performed:1. Tested second vas5054a with original amb2300. All tests with usb and bluetooth pass with first solution above. Note in this test I used amb2300 firmware 1.20.041 since I used pdu api 1.20.041 renamed folder to 1.20.042 and 3 files to 1.20.042 as discussed above. Bluetooth works too.
2. Second solution tested with original amb2300. (not tested with clone but most probably will work)
b) reinstall pdu api 1.20.042 pdu api
b) Replace vas5054 folder (from 1.20.041) in softing/1.20.042/vecom/vas5054.
c) update amb2300 firmware to 1.20.042 (this is the difference from solution 1) since I used pdu api 1.20.042.
d) Both usb and bluetooth work. Amazing… I have original amb2300 (but with fake serial number).
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Recommendation:
For newbies, i suggest tested odis from a reliable source: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/new-odis-5054a-u-disk.html
The files are full
No need search for launcher, license…and NEVER expired
It’s tested 100% by real pros and confirmed to work no issues
Also, remote help can be got if you have any issue of installation
Enjoy!
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Solve Lonsdor K518ISE Update Error by Factory Reset

Here’s the factory solution to Lonsdor K518ISE scm file lost error when trying to run an upgrade.
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Solution:
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Hold two buttons marked red above at the same time.
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Delete current APK V2.1
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After uninstall Lonsdor K518 APK successfully, click the arrow in the middle of the screen.
There is a new version APK v2.26 available to update
Kernel mirror image version under V2.26 needs to follow this step. Press Update Online on the bottom left.
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Install the package after downloading. It might take a long tome, please be patient. After installation, there are “WIFI Setting” and “Update”, just click “Update”. if you failed to update, change a network or change the domain name according to the file of “WIFI Setting”.
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Select repair function
If the device shows interface below, continue to follow next step.
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The operation will erase old APK data and reinstall APK.
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Select Reset to factory setting
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Install APK success
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Run APK
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Enter 6-digit password
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Update.
It will work as usual.
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Ford IDS and ELS27 Forscan which is better?

Ford diagnostics and programming: ELS27 adapter with Forscan and Ford VCM2 with IDS – which one is better?
Ideas from the experienced users…here you go
Users:
Forscan is designed for people who want to tinker with settings, clear codes and customize the electronics in their vehicles.
Ford IDS is designed for people to do things exactly the way the manual says – it’s pretty clear that it won’t let you color outside the lines. IDS is much more capable than Forscan, but for most people that doesn’t really matter.
Price and use:
For middle road stuff, Forscan it’s cheaper and easier.
License:
If you register for an extended license it can perform module programming, pats functions, cal steering angle, dpf regens any incodes required are generated
when you perform whatever task you are doing, it will ask if you want Forscan to generate code or if you want to use an external code generator
so far I have found it easier to do basic stuff on
but IDS still has the edge for adding extra’s on like cruise and snowflake as the engineering menu gives you plain text options to add whereas Forscan has to be played with to change parameters.
If someone could do a spreadsheet comparing file details before and after pcm/bcmi software changes it would make the need for IDS nearly redundant
If you have good luck with decent IDS crack, you’ll have no problem with any issues on Ford diagnosis and programming. The crack has no license requirement.
Hardware compatibility:Forscan works with J2534 adapters incl. VCM2, MVCI, GNA600, VXDIAG, but it’s easier if you use a OBD2 connection – you use an ELS27 adapter – and unless you have the VCM for some other reason. ELS27 is the way cheaper too. One thing to note – Ford uses multiple CAN protocols in their modern vehicles. If you’re buying an OBD2 connection tool, make sure it can read the MS CAN signals.
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IDS works perfectly with VCM2 also, genuine or good china clone. You can use WiFi for basic obd2 diagnosis, key making, ECU reprogramming and programming. Beside, IDS can work with a lot of auto diagnostic tools, such as VCM IDS3VXDIAG VCX NANO Ford, etc.
Module programming:
For module initializing and updating I personally think I’d trust IDS more.
Forscan is a backward engineered program and I brown trousered myself when I did something with it iirc.
Laptop and mobile compatibility:
Forscan can be used in a PC or a mobile (Android or iOS). The main program is for windows (with a version that runs via Wine on Linux, MacOS, and BSD)(Free) then there’s a “lite” version for android/and Iphone (paid)
To unlock the full potential of Forscan, you need the extended license(Free, valid for 3 months at a time)) requires an account on the Forscan Forums. you can generate a new extended key any time.
But it is better to use a laptop on windows operating system Forscan is available for android mobile devices and others but doesn’t have full functionality
Forscan on MacOS:
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Forscan on Windows 10:
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IDS is usually used on a laptop, but someone also install the old version on an iOS mobile.
IDS on Windows 7:
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IDS v86 on an iOS mobile:
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Free Download VAG OBD Helper Software

VAG OBD Helper is designed to read VAG 4th IMMO data when all keys lost. Then upload data to other programmers, VVDI2Lonsdor K518, SMOK etc to program dealer key.

Free Download VAG OBD Helper software 
https://mega.nz/#!yrBBCKYZ!pzTdbitekecy4BnR6KbOvgqtaCSH4AMpbInYCDHt6ks

How to install VAG OBD Helper software?
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Extract zip file to desktop
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Install Driver.exe
Connect VAG OBD cable with computer via USB port
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Open VAGOBD software
It will automatically detect device serial number
Select software language: Chinese or English
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Then you can read BCM data with software
Token is required to calculated data online.
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Renew BMW PCF7953 transponder with Tango VVDI Pog

Success! Xhorse VVDI Prog have reset/renewed BMW Key transponder PCF7953 (remote 868MHz).

And it’s confirmed by Tango key programming tool!
In detail…
Step 1: Tango reads key info
Read key information
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Brand: BMW
Transponder: PCF 7935P
HITAG Family: HITAG-Pro
ID: xxxxxxxx
Key type: Keyless go
Immo type: Unknown
Remote: 868 MHz
VIN (1): WBAxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
VIN (2): WBAxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Status: Learned
Mileage: 67268
CryptoKey: Customer (Locked)
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Step 2: VVDI Prog resets protect
In VVDI-Prog:
Select chip: PCF7935 IN CIRCUIT
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Wiring connection:
PCF79XX-ADAPTER-V2-REPAIR
Reset Protect (will erase the chip data? Yes!)
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Step 3: Tango reads key info
In Tango key programmer:
Read key information
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Transponder not detect
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Step 4: VVDIProg read & write key data
In VVDI-Prog :
Open eeprom and EROM bin files to read and write
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Step 5: Tango reads key info
In Tango:
Read key information
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Brand: BMW
Transponder: PCF 7935P
HITAG Family: HITAG-Pro
ID: xxxxxxxx
Key type: Keyless go
Immo type: Unknown
Remote: 868 MHz
VIN (1): *******************
VIN (2): *******************
Status: NOT Learned
Mileage: no DATA
CryptoKey: Factory (Unlocked)
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Eeprom data
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Ide and Cryto Key
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Test Key: OK
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Done!
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Vediamo Caesar Hardware Not Support Win7 64bit Solution

Problem:
I have SD Connect C4 multiplexer.
It works great with Xentry with cable connection.
O/S: Windows 7 64 Bits.

But Vediamo V05.00.05 has issue connecting to MB SD C4.
After opened up Vediamo, I press on update. Then, i got error message

“The Caesar-Hardware Part A / Part C (ISA) / Part Y is not supported under Windows (7) – 64Bits.”

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Possible reason :
Vediamo is not compatible with Windows 7 64 bit.
Solution 1:
Solution 1 is provide by customer.

“I just fixed it.

There is no Part D needed. or Part …etc.

All i did is, change Device ID 0 to 01 in INI file
Because my SD C4 is 01 .

I modified Vediamo_c.ini in ProgramData/Vediamo/Config

You will see 3rd Line from top, DefaultDeviceNumber=xx

Change xx to your device number.

Hope this helps!!

 
 
Solution 2:
If solution 1 does not work, please change another laptop with Windows 7 32-bit. We have tested Vediamo and MB SD Connect C4 on 32bit system perfectly.
www.obdii365.com

http://blog.obdii365.com/2018/11/19/solve-vediamo-not-connect-to-sd-connect-c4-problem/

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