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FlashScan/AutoCal V2 & HD
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   FlashScan/AutoCal V2 & HD

Finding FlashScan/AutoCal V2 Boot Block & Firmware Versions 

EFILive V8 Scan and Tune Software

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan/AutoCal V2 Firmware version using the EFILive Scan and Tune software.

AutoCal users should only update software and firmware at their tuners specific request. Updating to software and firmware versions higher than your tuner may lead to your tuner being unable to offer you support until they update.

  1. Ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of EFILive's V8 software, available here.
  2. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal V2 device to your PC.
  3. Start the EFILive Scan and Tune application (Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->EFILive Scan and Tune).
  4. Click the [Check Firmware] button at the top of the window.
  5. Boot Block and Firmware versions, along with Configuration files are displayed.
  1. If a boot block update is available then the [Update Boot Block] button will be visible.  You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
  2. If a firmware update is available then an [Update Firmware] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
    Note: If both the [Update Boot Block] and [Update Firmware] buttons are visible, then click the [Update Boot Block] button first unless advised otherwise by EFILive Support.
  3. If updated configuration files are available then an [Update Files] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the configuration files in the connected device.
  4. If the information displayed in the window appears incomplete or if you have connected the device (or connected a different device) after opening the "Update Firmware and Configuration Files" window, then click the [Refresh] button to reload the information from the connected device.
  5. Click the [OK] button to close the Check Firmware window.

FlashScan V2 Device

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan V2 Boot Block and Firmware versions using the FlashScan V2 device keypad.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the [F4 Options] key on the keypad.
  3. Press the [F3 About...] key on the keypad.
  4. Press the [F1 Firmware Details] key on the keypad.
  5. Scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the FIRMWARE section.
  6. The firmware version is shown in the Ver: field.
  7. Continue to scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the BOOT BLOCK section.
  8. The Boot Block version is shown in the Ver: field.

AutoCal Device

Follow these steps to obtain the AutoCal Boot Block and Firmware versions using the AutoCal device keypad.

Simple Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.

Advanced Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Display Licenses section.
  3. Press the OK key on the keypad.
  4. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.
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FlashScan/AutoCal V2 Serial Number and Auth Codes 

EFILive V8 Software

FlashScan V2 & AutoCal

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal V2 device to your PC.
  2. Start the EFILive Scan and Tune application.
  3. Click the F7: Licenses button in the left-hand pane.
  4. The serial number will be shown in the Serial Number field.
  5.  

  1. Click the F3: VINs button in the left-hand pane.
  2. Click the [Generate Auth Code] button.  The Authentication Code will be shown in the Auth Code: field.  Note: An Auth Code is not applicable to a Scan Only product, only devices with a Tuning Option license.
  1. If generating the serial and auth-code to place a VIN License order, the number of additional VIN licenses that may be purchased for the device must be greater than zero.  Where available license slots is zero, customers will be unable to generate an Auth Code to order VIN Licenses until the VIN License slot count is increased.  Tuners manage maximum VIN license slots for their AutoCal customers.
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V2 Read a Controller 

FlashScan V2

Follow these steps to read the selected controller.

  1. Setup FlashScan V2 for BBX features if not already setup.
  2. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your vehicle.
  3. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On or Accessory position (vehicle must not be cranked/running when reading).
  4. Navigate to the F2 Tune Tool -> F1 Tuning -> F1 Read Tune menu option.
  5. Select correct controller type from BBX configured controllers.
  6. Click the OK button to initiate the read operation.

NOTE: Not all Supported controllers can be read.  Some vehicle manufacturers have disabled the ability to read the contents of a controller from the factory.  In these cases, EFILive customers will need to obtain base files from an alternative source. Some EFILive Custom Operating Systems are written to non-readable memory.  These files cannot be read from controller.  Refer to the Problems Reading a Controller knowledgebase article for further information.

AutoCal

Follow these steps to read the selected controller.

Simple Menu:

  1. Install AutoCal configuration files provided by your Tuner if not already setup.
  2. Connect your AutoCal device to your vehicle.
  3. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On or Accessory position (vehicle must not be cranked/running when reading).
  4. Navigate using the arrow keys to the Read menu option.
  5. Select the correct controller type from the previously configured BBX controllers in the Read 1-5 options. (NOTE: Unused Read options are hidden on the AutoCal Simple Menu).
  6. Click the OK button to initiate the read operation.

Advanced Menu:

  1. Install AutoCal configuration files provided by your Tuner if not already setup.
  2. Connect your AutoCal device to your vehicle.
  3. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On or Accessory position (vehicle must not be cranked/running when reading).
  4. Navigate using the arrow keys to the Tuning Tool -> Read Tune menu option.
  5. Select the correct controller type from the previously configured BBX controller list.
  6. Click the OK button to initiate the read operation.

NOTE: Not all Supported controllers can be read.  Some vehicle manufacturers have disabled the ability to read the contents of a controller from the factory.  In these cases, EFILive customers will need to obtain base files from an alternative source. Some EFILive Custom Operating Systems are written to non-readable memory.  These files cannot be read from controller.  Refer to the Problems Reading a Controller knowledgebase article for further information.

Pass-Thru Reading with V8 Scan and Tune

Refer to the V8 Pass-Thru Read a Controller help article.

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V2 License & Flash a Controller 

FlashScan V2

Follow these steps to license and flash the selected controller.

  1. Setup FlashScan V2 for BBX features if not already setup.
  2. Copy selected tune file(s) from your PC to FlashScan V2 if not already copied.
  3. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your vehicle.
  4. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On positon (not the Accessory position.  Vehicle must not be cranked/running when flashing).
  5. Navigate to the F2 Tune Tool -> F1 Tuning and select either F2 Program Cal or F3 Program Full menu option.
  6. Using the arrow keys, navigate to the correct tune file and select OK.
  7. If the controller has not been licensed by the selected FlashScan V2 previously, you will be presented with the License this controller now? message.  Select Yes to license the controller.
  8. Click the OK button to initiate the flash operation.
  9. When the flash process is complete the Reset Controller notification will be shown.   When prompted perform the following actions:

    1. Turn the vehicle ignition Off.
    2. Click on the Start button to begin the countdown timer.
    3. DO NOT turn the vehicle ignition on until the countdown timer expires.  This time is critical to allow the ECM to perform internal functions after a read operation. 

AutoCal

Follow these steps to license and flash the selected controller.

Simple Menu:

  1. Install AutoCal configuration files provided by your Tuner if not already setup.
  2. Copy selected tune file(s) from your PC to FlashScan V2 if not already copied.
  3. Connect your AutoCal device to your vehicle.
  4. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On  (not the Accessory position.  Vehicle must not be cranked/running when flashing).
  5. Navigate using the arrow keys to the Prog 1-5 options for calibration flash, or the Full 1-5 options for full flash. (NOTE: Unused Prog/Full options are hidden on the AutoCal Simple Menu).
  6. Select the correct tune file from those listed and select OK
  7. If the controller has not been licensed by the selected AutoCal device, you will be presented with the License controller? message.  Select OK to license the controller.
  8. Click the OK button to initiate the flash operation.
  9. When the flash process is complete the Reset Controller notification will be shown.   When prompted perform the following actions:
    1. Turn the vehicle ignition Off.
    2. Click on the Start button to begin the countdown timer.
    3. DO NOT turn the vehicle ignition on until the countdown timer expires.  This time is critical to allow the ECM to perform internal functions after a read operation.

Advanced Menu:

  1. Install AutoCal configuration files provided by your Tuner if not already setup.
  2. Copy selected tune file(s) from your PC to FlashScan V2 if not already copied.
  3. Connect your AutoCal device to your vehicle.
  4. Turn the vehicle ignition to the On position (not the Accessory position.  Vehicle must not be cranked/running when flashing).
  5. Navigate to the Tuning Tool and select either Program Cal or  Program Full menu option.
  6. Using the arrow keys, navigate to the correct tune file and select OK.
  7. If the controller has not been licensed by the selected AutoCal device, you will be presented with the License controller? message.  Select OK to license the controller.
  8. Click the OK button to initiate the flash operation.
  9. When the flash process is complete the Reset Controller notification will be shown.   When prompted perform the following actions:
    1. Turn the vehicle ignition Off.
    2. Click on the Start button to begin the countdown timer.
    3. DO NOT turn the vehicle ignition on until the countdown timer expires.  This time is critical to allow the ECM to perform internal functions after a read operation.

Pass-Thru Flashing with V8 Scan and Tune

Refer to the V8 Pass Thru License & Flash a Controller help article.

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V2 Data Log a Controller 

FlashScan V2

Follow these steps to log the selected controller.

  1. Setup FlashScan V2 for BBX features if not already setup, inlcuding selecting PIDs for logging.
  2. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your vehicle.
  3. Turn the vehicle ignition On.
  4. Navigate to the F1 Scan Tool -> F1 Select PIDs menu option.
  5. Select correct controller type from BBX configured controllers.
  6. Navigate to the F1 Scan Tool -> F2 Data Logging menu option.
  7. Select F1: Record Data to commence the logging session.
  8. Start the vehicle and drive to record actual performance.
  9. Stop the vehicle and turn the ignition off prior to selecting Cancel on FlashScan V2 to save the log file.

 

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Wide Band Configuration 

There are 2 different methods to access Device Settings.  To access these;

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune application, and then select either:
    1. Select the [F6: Devices] option in the left-hand pane; or
    2. Select the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] menu and select the Edit FlashScan V2 Settings option.

Both menu options perform the same function, however the option via the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] allows these settings to be programmed in a single process along with all other BBX settings.  The option via [F6: Devices] requires separate programming to other BBX settings.

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods then;

  1. Select [F6: Logging] and set Logging Speed: Fast (10-40 frames/second).
  2. Navigate to [F8: Serial I/O] and select appropriate Com Port, Display Port and Wide Band Type.
  1. Program FlashScan V2 using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.
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SD Card Configuration 

Supported SD Card Formats

FlashScan supports the following SD card formats:

  • SD (also called SDSC) V1.0
  • SD (also called SDSC) V1.01
  • SDHC V2.0

FlashScan does not support the following:

  • SDXC SD cards
  • UHS features
  • SDIO features

FlashScan supports SD cards up to 32GB.  SD Cards with a capacity of less than 64MB not supported.

Configure FlashScan to use an SD Card

There are 2 different methods to access Device Settings.  To access these;

  1. Connect your FlashScan to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application, and then select either:
    1. Select the [F6: Devices] option in the left-hand pane; or
    2. Select the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] menu and select the Edit FlashScan Settings option.

Both menu options perform the same function, however the option via the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] allows these settings to be programmed in a single process along with all other BBX settings.  The option via [F6: Devices] requires separate programming to other BBX settings.

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F2: General] and select appropriate file system options.

  1. Navigate to [F5: Options] and select appropriate options to check SD card space and enable data protection for SD card.
  2. Select other User Configuraiton options as appropriate.  Refer to Device Settings article for further details.
  3. Program FlashScan using the Program option, or
  4. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

Format SD Card

There are 2 methods available to format an SD card for use with FlashScan.

Format via FlashScan

  1. Connect FlashScan to either your vehicle or PC.
  2. Navigate to F4 Options->F2 File System->F3 Format File Sys.
  3. Select Yes to Format the file system.

NOTE: Formatting the File System DOES NOT delete configuration data, but will delete tune and log files.

Format via PC with SD Card slot

  1. Right click on the SD Card in Windows Explorer and select Format.
  2. Manually add the folder structures to match what FlashScan expects.

 

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Move Tune and Log Files to/from FlashScan V2/AutoCal 

Move Tune files from your PC to FlashScan V2/AutoCal

There are two methods to move tune files from your PC onto FlashScan V2/AutoCal - via V8 Scan and Tune using the Quick Setup process, or via EFILive Explorer.

Quick Setup

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application.
  3. Select the [F5: BBX] option in the left-hand pane.
  4. Select the [F6: Quick Setup] option in the left-hand pane.
  5. Edit FlashScan V2 or AutoCal Settings as required.   NOTE: Refer to Device Settings for SD card and Wideband configurations.
  6. Select appropriate BBX Quick Setup options.
  7. Add tune files to the Quick Setup using the green '+' icon.
  8. Write this configuration to FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the [Program Quick Setup] function.  The [Program Quick Setup] programs all selected Scan, Tune, Switch, and DTC options, as well as selected device settings, BBX Quick Setup selections and tune files.  Once the device is programmed, FlashScan V2 or AutoCal is configured for BBX functions.
  9. BBX configuration files can be managed following the Configure FlashScan V2 and AutoCal for BBX article.

EFILive Explorer

To place tune files from your PC onto FlashScan V2/AutoCal;

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2/AutoCal device to your PC.
  2. Open EFILive Explorer.
  3. Navigate to the directory on your PC where you have saved your file
  4. Navigate to: [F3: Data Files].
  5. Select appropriate folder on your FlashScan V2/AutoCal device and drag the selected file from your PC to FlashScan V2/AutoCal.

 

Move Tune and Log files from FlashScan V2/AutoCal to your PC

To move tune files and log files from FlashScan V2/AutoCal to your PC;

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2/AutoCal device to your PC.
  2. Open EFILive Explorer.
  3. Navigate to the directory on your PC where you wish to save the file.
  4. Navigate to: [F3: Data Files].
  5. Select appropriate folder on your FlashScan V2/AutoCal device and drag the selected file to your PC.

 

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Device Settings 

Device Settings manage a range of user configuration options for FlashScan V2 and AutoCal hardware.  Device settings can be accessed via V8 Scan and Tune software, or via FlashScan and AutoCal menus.

EFILive Scan and Tune - Device Setting Configuration

There are 2 different methods to access Device Settings.  To access these;

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application, and then select either:
    1. Select the [F6: Devices] option in the left-hand pane; or
    2. Select the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] menu and select either the Edit AutoCal Settings or Edit FlashScan Settings option.

Both menu options perform the same function, however the option via the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] allows these settings to be programmed in a single process along with all other BBX settings, including scan and tune configurations, along with tune files.  The option via [F6: Devices] only programs device settings.  Other BBX settings need to be programmed independently.

SD Card, Date Format, Timing and LED Mode Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F2: General] to manage the following options:
    1. Target Device - select the device to programmed if multiple devices are connected to your PC.
    2. File System - configures FlashScan to use either internal memory or SD card.
    3. Date format - US Style or Australian Style.
    4. Timing - Low Power notification, length of time Splash screen displays.
    5. LED Mode - status display, visual alarm or none.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

Display Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F3: Display] to manage the following options:
    1. Units - Metric or Custom display units.
    2. Visibility - sets screen color combinations.
    3. Data Logging - number of PID's per page display.
    4. Appearance - adjusts the contrast for FlashScan V2 with a blue case.
  2. Select appropriate options.(NOTE: AutoCal selections vary slightly based on hardware functionality.)

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

Keypad Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F4: Keypad] to manage the following options:
    1. Keypad Auto Repeat.
    2. Display Timeouts.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

AutoCal Menu Selection, AutoCal Splash Screens, FlashScan SD Card Options, and Common Settings

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F5: Options] to manage the following options:
    1. AutoCal - Simple Menu, Advanced Menu, Splash Screen text.
    2. FlashScan - Check SD card space, enable data protection for SD card.
    3. Common Settings - Use EFILive's FAST CAN Mode.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

Logging Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F6: Logging] to manage the following options:
    1. PID selection at start up.
    2. Analog/Digital Input configurations.
    3. Logging speed.
    4. Notes.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

BBX Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F7: BBX] to manage the following options:
    1. BBL - PID validation configuration.
    2. BBR and BBF verification and display options.
      1. Perform extended verification of uploaded file.
      2. Display OBDII retry statistics after Read/Flash is complete.
      3. Display folders when selecting tune files for flashing.
      4. Automatically save trace files if read or flash fails.
    3. Other BBX Options - Display Switchable tune selections on AutoCal simple menu.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

Serial Comm Port and Wideband Configuration

Navigate to the Device Settings option using either of the above methods;

  1. Select [F8: Serial I/O] to manage the following options:
    1. Serial Comm Port Setup.
    2. Wideband Display Layout.
    3. Wideband Type.
  2. Select appropriate options.

  1. Program FlashScan V2 or AutoCal using the Program option, or
  2. Select Close to return to the Quick Setup, select Include current device settings, and Program Quick Setup.

AutoCal Device Configuration

Device Settings manage a range of user configuration options for AutoCal hardware.  Device settings can be accessed via V8 Scan and Tune software using the information provided above, or via the AutoCal menu.

To edit the Device Settings directly on the AutoCal;

  1. Hold Next key to activate advanced menu while connecting AutoCal to your vehicle.
  2. Using the [Prev] and [Next] buttons, navigate to the [AutoCal Options] -> [Edit Settings] menu to manage the following options:
    1. Set Pro Menu - select Yes for Advanced Menu, No for Simple Menu.
    2. Set File #
    3. Set Locale - Locale USA or Locale Non-USA.
    4. Set Units - Metric or Custom (Imperial).
    5. Set MRU PIDs - Yes or No.
    6. Set Scan Rate - Fast, Medium or Slow.
    7. Set Note 30 - Yes or No.
    8. Set Fast CAN - Yes or No.
    9. Set Skip Verify - Yes or No.
    10. Set Verify BBR - Yes or No.
    11. Set BBX Status - Yes or No.
    12. Set BBX Directory - Yes or No.
    13. Set Switches - enables switchable tuning on simple menu - Yes or No.
    14. Set Trace - Yes or No.
    15. Set COM Port - Wideband O2, External, or Unknown.
    16. Set WO2 Type - select Wideband type from list.
    17. Set WO2 Format - Bank 1, Bank 2, Both.
    18. Set WO2 Data - AFR, Lamda, EQ Ratio, AFR & EQ, AFR & L, EQ & L.
    19. Set WO2-1 ID - set number.
    20. Set WO2-2 ID - set number.
    21. Set Stoich - set value.
    22. Set Low Power - set warning to display in 10 minute increments or disable.
    23. Set Splash Screen - set splash screen display times in 1,000ms
    24. Set Alert - time in 1,000ms.
    25. Set Error - time in 1,000ms.
    26. Set AR Delay - time in 300ms.
    27. Set AR Speed - time in 40 ms. 
  3. Use the [Prev] button to return to the top of the list and select [Exit] to return to [AutoCal Options Menu].
  4. The following menu options are also available from the [AutoCal Options] menu:
    1. Restore Settings - returns settings to factory defaults.
    2. Set Date and Time - edits date and time settings.
    3. Browse Files - view files saved on the AutoCal.
    4. Delete Files - deletes files on the AutoCal.
    5. Free Space - displays used and available space.
    6. Format File Sys - Formats the file system.  

 

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License Status 

Tuning Licenses

Follow these steps to determine the tuning license status on your FlashScan V2/AutoCal.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application.
  3. Select the [F7: License] option in the left-hand pane.
  4. Select [F2: Hardware] to display Tuning License details.

What does this display mean?

  1. Device Summary Tabs:
    1. Firmware - displays Product type, Boot Block and Firmware Versions
    2. VIN Licenses - Installed, Used and Available license summary.
    3. Flash Counters - total number of Cal Flashes and Full Flashes performed.
  2. Tuning License Summary:
    1. Scanning and Logging - activated on all FlashScan V2 and AutoCal devices.
    2. GM Tuning - enables Flashing for GM supported vehicles.
    3. Cummins Tuning - enables Flashing for Dodge Cummins supported vehicles.
    4. Pro Tuning - not yet available. 

To purchase additional Tuning Licenses for FlashScan V2;

  1. Click on the Purchase Tuning License Activation Code(s) link to order products.  Refer to the License Purchase & Activation Code FAQ for helpful information relating to order placement.
  2. Enter emailed Activation Code and select Activate.  

VIN Licenses

Follow these steps to determine the VIN license status on your FlashScan V2/AutoCal.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal device to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application.
  3. Select the [F7: License] option in the left-hand pane.
  4. Select [F3: VINs] to display VIN License details.

To purchase additional VIN licenses;

  1. Click on the Purchase Activation Code(s) link to order products.  Refer to the License Purchase & Activation Code FAQ for helpful information relating to order placement.  NOTE: AutoCal Users should contact their Tuner before purchasing additional VIN licenses to discuss tune file compatibility. 
  2. If the Purchase Activation Code(s) link is not displayed, the number of additional VIN licenses that may be purchased is zero.  For AutoCal, tuners manage the availablity of additional VIN license slots.  Customers should contact their tuner to discuss increasing available VIN license slots before ordering VIN licenses.   

  3. Enter emailed Activation Code and update License Number, then select Activate VIN License
  4. If the Activate VIN License option is not available, AutoCal customers should contact their tuner.

 

Stream Licenses

Stream Licenses are only applicable for FlashScan V2 devices, where that FlashScan V2 flashes the target controller.  Stream Licenses are only available on select controllers.

Follow these steps to determine the Stream license status on your FlashScan V2.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your PC.
  2. Open the EFILive Scan and Tune application.
  3. Select the [F7: License] option in the left-hand pane.
  4. Select [F3: Streams] to display Stream License details.

To purchase additional Stream Licenses;

  1. Click on the Purchase Activation Code(s) link to order products.  Refer to the License Purchase & Activation Code FAQ for helpful information relating to order placement.   
  2. Select the Stream Code from the drop down list.
  3. Enter the emailed Activation Code and select Activate Stream License.

 

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FlashScan V2 Screen Contrast 

FlashScan V2 with Blue Case:

Using EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software, connect your FlashScan V2 and select [F6: Devices] -> [F3 Display].

Adjust contrast and reprogram the device.

Contrast levels on our before photo are 0 units, and contrast levels on our after photo are 60 units.

FlashScan V2 with Black Case:

Using EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software, connect your FlashScan V2 and select [F6: Devices] -> [F3 Display]
 
Adjust Visibility, and reprogram the device.
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V2 Record all Diagnostics 

Using FlashScan or AutoCal, the Record All Diags feature captures critical controller information into a single file that can be transmitted back to the tuner, removing keystroke errors from manually writing down data, or worse, customers leaving critical details blank.

The file can be viewed using Windows Notepad. To access the Record All Diags feature, connect your FlashScan or AutoCal device to your vehicle, and select the correct controller from the Select PIDs menu, then:

FlashScan V2

F3 Diagnostics -> F4: Record All Diags.   FlashScan will display a file name that will be saved onto the device.    

If a controller is not selected in the Select PID's menu, users will be presented with the message: "Freeze frame data will not be recorded until a PID selection is made."  Select OK for FlashScan to create the file without any freeze frame data.  

AutoCal V2

Simple Menu:  Use the arrow keys to navigate to Record Diags.  AutoCal will display a file name that will be saved onto the device.

Advanced Menu:  Hold down [Next] button while powering up to launch Advanced menu,  and then navigate to: Trouble Codes -> Record Diags.  AutoCal will display a file name that will be saved onto the device.

If a controller is not selected in the Select PID's menu, users will be presented with the message: "FF Data not rec."  Select OK for AutoCal to create the file without any freeze frame data.

Once the file is saved, users should connect their FlashScan or AutoCal device to their PC, Open EFILive Explorer and navigate to the scan directory.  The relevant file can then be transferred to PC and then opened or emailed to their tuner.

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V2 Power Up Modes 

Customers running firmware V2.07.84 (or later) and bootblock V2.07.07 (or later) can access special reset or operational modes by holding down certain keys during the powering up process: 

FlashScan V2:

  • Hold Ctrl key to boot into dead-poll.  Used primarily when a software upgrade has not executed correctly.
  • Hold the F1 key to reset the device settings to factory defaults. The factory defaults are only active until the next power up unless deliberately saved by the user.  This option is useful when there is a setup issue that prevents the user from modifying the device settings using the built in Settings Editor. 
  • Hold the F1 and F3 key to format the CONFIG file system and to reset the device settings to factory defaults. The factory defaults are only active until the next power up unless deliberately saved by the user. This option is useful when there is a setup or configuration issue that prevents the user from modifying the device settings using the built in Settings Editor.  

AutoCal V2:

  • Hold Ok key to boot into dead-poll.  Used primarily when a software upgrade has not executed correctly. 
  • Hold Next key to activate advanced menu.  Previously a user had to connect AutoCal to a PC, change the settings and then program the settings into AutoCal. Now the advanced menu mode is accessible temporarily without requiring a PC.
  • Hold the Prev key to reset the device settings to factory defaults. The factory defaults are only active until the next power up unless deliberately saved by the user. This option is useful when there is a setup issue that prevents the user from modifying the device settings using the built in Settings Editor. 
  • Hold the Prev & Next keys to format the CONFIG file system and to reset the device settings to factory defaults. The factory defaults are only active until the next power up unless deliberately saved by the user. This option is useful when there is a setup or configuration issue that prevents the user from modifying the device settings using the built in Settings Editor.  
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Locking FAQ 

What is the difference between EFILive's Serial Numbers and License Numbers?

Each FlashScan and AutoCal device has a serial number and a license number. The Serial Number in EFILive’s devices should not be confused with the serial number in vehicle controllers. They are two very different numbers with two very different purposes.

The EFILive Serial Number is a 12 digit number that uniquely identifies a single FlashScan or AutoCal device. No two EFILive devices will ever have the same Serial Number.

The EFILive License Number is a 12 digit number that uniquely identifies a set of devices. Multiple devices can and do have the same license number.

A license number can be thought of as a unique number that identifies all the devices that are owned or controlled by a single entity (i.e. a tuning shop).

When AutoCal devices are linked to a FlashScan device, the FlashScan's License Number is copied into the AutoCal's License Number.

When a tuning workshop purchases multiple FlashScan devices each device has the same License Number.


Why do some devices have the same License Number?

Some EFILive security features use a device's License Number to generate secret keys that can be used to lock controllers. It is convenient for workshops to be able to unlock controllers using any of their FlashScan devices and not just the device that was used to lock the controller. If all their devices have the same License Number then any of those devices can be used to lock or unlock a controller.


What is Locking?

Locking refers to the security system built into most vehicle controllers. Most controllers' security systems employ a simple seed/key system to prevent unauthorized access to the controller's operating system and/or calibrations.

Many tuners protect their tunes by locking controllers using a custom key (a 5 digit number in the range 1..65534) which prevents anyone who does not know that custom key from accessing the controller's calibrations.

On most controllers locking not only prevents the controller's calibrations from being accessed but also prevents new calibrations being flashed into the controller.


What is EFILive Manual-Locking?

Manual-Locking as the name suggests is a feature of the EFILive software that allows tuners to manually lock a controller using a specific key.
The key can be provided by the tuner or the tuner can allow the FlashScan device to choose a secret key.

If the key is provided by the tuner, the tuner must record that key somewhere because that key will be required to unlock the controller in future.

If the key is generated by FlashScan, then only FlashScan devices with the same License Number can be used to unlock the controller.


What if I forget the key?

When a controller is Manually-Locked, an encrypted copy of the seed and key is saved in a file called: \Program Files\EFILive\V7.5\Configuration\PCMLocks.ini. Use the V8 software option [F8: Tools] -> F5 Keys to recover those keys. This option cannot be used to recover Auto-Locking keys.


What is EFILive Auto-Locking?

Auto-Locking is an EFILive exclusive feature that allows tuners to automatically lock controllers when flashed with a protected tune file and to automatically unlock controllers when flashed with a non-protected tune file.

Auto-Locking is implemented using two distinct methods, dependent on the controller type.  The two methods are:

  • BootLocker.
  • EFILocker COS Patch.


What controllers are supported with Auto-Locking?

Currently the E38, E67, E78, E39, E39A, E92, E80, E40, LS1B, E54, E60, E98, T43, T87 and A50 controllers are supported with Auto-Locking using two distinct processes which is dependent on controller type:

  • BootLocker - supported on E38, E67, E40, LS1B, E54, and E60 controllers.
  • EFILocker COS Patch - supported on E78, E39, E39A, E92, E80, E98, T43, T87 and A50 controllers. 

Auto-Locking will be supported on additional controllers in the future.

Where the controller remains in use in 2017+ model year, locking is not available due to GM security changes.


How do I protect a tune file so that the target controller will be locked when it is flashed?

BootLocker:

Auto-Locking for controllers using the BootLocker implementation may be applied to tune files in 3 ways;

  • V8 Scan and Tune using the [F3: Tune] -> [F4: Properties] via the [Security Restrictions] tab.
  • V8 Scan and Tune via the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] feature.
  • V7 Tune tool via the [Permissions] tab.

Check the "Cannot be Viewed or Modified" option to prevent unauthorized access to the file by any software package.

Check the "Auto-Lock Controller During Flashing" option to cause the target controller to be locked when this file is flashed into it.

To save the file with any security restrictions active requires a FlashScan device be connected to the PC. The security restrictions can only be removed from the file when that same FlashScan device is connected to the PC.

EFILocker COS Patch:

Auto-Locking for controllers using the EFILocker implementation may be applied to tune files by applying the EFILocker Custom OS Patch using the V7.5 Tuning tool software.

Check the "Cannot be Viewed or Modified" option to prevent unauthorized access to the file by any software package.

Check the "Auto-Lock Controller During Flashing" option to cause the target controller to be locked when this file is flashed into it.  NOTE: For the controller to be locked, this file MUST BE FULL FLASHED in the first instance.

To save the file with any security restrictions active requires a FlashScan device be connected to the PC. The security restrictions can only be removed from the file when that same FlashScan device is connected to the PC.

Refer to the EFILocker COS Patch.pdf for step by step instructions and successful locking flash combinations. 

Where the controller remains in use in 2017+ model year, locking is not available due to GM security changes.


How do I un-protect a tune file so that the target controller will be un-locked when it is flashed?

BootLocker:

Auto-Locking for controllers using the BootLocker implementation can be removed from tune files in 2 ways;

  • V8 Scan and Tune using the [F3: Tune] -> [F4: Properties] via the [Security Restrictions] tab.  Click on the [Clear all Security Restrictions] button.
  • V8 Scan and Tune via the [F5: BBX] -> [F6: Quick Setup] feature.  Right click on the tune file and select the [Reset Security Restrictions] option.

To reset the security restrictions requires the same FlashScan device be connected to the PC that was used to set the security restrictions.

The controller becomes unlocked when a tune file without the Auto-Locking restriction is flashed.

We recommend sending unprotected stock tunes to your customers to unlock their controllers. It would defeat the purpose of Auto-Locking if you were to reset the security restrictions on your modified tune files to send to your customers.

EFILocker COS Patch:

Auto-Locking for controllers using the EFILocker implementation cannot be removed from tune files.  A new tune file, without EFILocker applied must be FULL FLASHED into the controller to remove Auto-Locking.

We recommend sending unprotected stock tunes to your customers to unlock their controllers. It would defeat the purpose of Auto-Locking if you were to reset the security restrictions on your modified tune files to send to your customers.

Refer to the EFILocker COS Patch.pdf for step by step instructions and successful un-locking flash combinations.


If I have previously locked a controller using Manual-Locking, can it be Auto-Unlocked?

No. You must first manually unlock the controller.


Can a controller that has been Auto-Locked be unlocked using Manual-Locking?

No. However, any controller can be eventually unlocked given enough time and the right resources and skill level.


Can I use my FlashScan V1 cable for Auto-Locking?

No. Auto-Locking is only available with the V8 software and FlashScan V1 is not supported by the V8 software.


Can I use Auto-Locking when sending tunes to customers with AutoCal devices?

Yes, but only if those AutoCal's are linked to your FlashScan V2.


Can I use Auto-Locking when sending tunes to a customer with a FlashScan V2 device?

Yes.


If a customer comes into my shop with a controller that has been Auto-Locked can I unlock it?

Prior to and including V8.2.2 build 224:
If it was Auto-Locked by any of your FlashScan devices (that share the same License Number) or by any of your Linked AutoCals, then yes you can.
If it was Auto-Locked by another tuner's FlashScan or by any one of that other tuner's Linked AutoCals, then no you can not - unless the customer also has his AutoCal device that was used to Auto-Lock the controller.

After and including V8.2.2 build 225:
Yes you can auto-unlock any controllers that were auto-locked using build 225 or later.


If a customer who has an Auto-Locked controller contacts EFILive and claims to have accidentally locked his controller, can EFILive unlock it?

Yes, EFILive can unlock the controller but only by providing a stock tune file that will overwrite the protected tune file that is currently Auto-Locked in the controller. Under no circumstances will EFILive unlock the controller without erasing the tune in the controller.

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Diagnostic Trace Files 

V8 Trace File Management

Manual Generation of Trace Files (V8 only)

When the EFILive application results in an error requiring investigation, a trace file may be requested for diagnostic purposes.  To manually generate a trace file, generate the error in the V8 software, then open the EFILive Control Panel and navigate to [F8: Trace] and select [Save Trace]. Users can set the trace file name and save location during the [Save Trace] process.

Read/Flash Trace Files (V8 only)

When the EFILive application reads or flashes a controller the details of the read/flash process may be saved in trace files for diagnostic purposes.

Trace files are created on your PC or laptop in the folder: \My Documents\EFILive\V8\Trace and are named using the following naming convention:

YYYYMMDD_HHNNSS_T_CCC.htx

Where:

  • YYYYMMDD: is the year, month and day that the trace was recorded.
  • HHNNSS: is the hour, minute and second that the trace was recorded.
  • T: is the mode and is one of R=Read F=Full-Flash W=Cal-Flash.
  • CCC: Is the controller type
  • htx: is the file extension.

An example trace file name might be: 20180504_214334_F_E38.htx which contains a trace of a Full-Flash attempt on an E38 controller on May 04, 2018 at 09:43:34pm.

Trace files can be managed using the EFILive Control Panel application on the [F8: Trace] tab page.

Please make sure you select only the relevant file(s) based on the date and time in the filename.

Application Log Files (V8 only)

To force any of the V8 applications to create a log file, hold down one of the Ctrl keys on the keyboard when starting the application. The application's start up log will be saved in the folder: \My Documents\EFILive\V8\Trace

Each application will save a log file with a unique name:

  • EFILive Scan and Tune: EFILive_ScanAndTune_StartupLog.txt
  • EFILive Explorer: EFILive_Explorer_StartupLog.txt
  • EFILive Control Panel: EFILive_Hapi_StartupLog.txt

NOTE: If you are starting V8 Scan and Tune from the desktop icon, and you hold down the Ctrl key when double clicking the icon, unexpected (but technically correct) things happen:

  • If the EFILive Scan and Tune desktop icon is currently highlighted as the selected icon, then holding down the Ctrl key while double clicking on it does not actually start the application. That is because the first click (of the double click) un-selects the icon (because the Ctrl is pressed), the second click simply highlights it again and you're back where you started without actually starting the application
  • On some Windows configurations, holding down the Ctrl key while starting an application can cause the application to start as a minimized window with just an icon on the task bar. In that case, the user should expand the EFILive window by clicking on the task bar icon.

FlashScan/AutoCal Read/Flash/Log Trace Files

EFILive has added the option to automatically save a trace file if/when black box reading or flashing fails.  Available in EFILive June 2016 software release (or later), the auto-save feature is enabled by default.  If/when BBR or BBF fails, the trace file is automatically generated and saved onto the FlashScan V2/AutoCal device provided enough space exists on the devices [Data] file system.

Support files for FlashScan or AutoCal can be manually saved at the end of the process, select the following options to save the support file:

  • FlashScan: F1 Scan Tool -> F3 Scan options -> F1 Save Trace File
  • AutoCal (standard menu): Save Trace File
  • AutoCal (advanced menu): Scan Tool -> Save Trace File

The FlashScan and AutoCal devices maintain an internal buffer of the most recent messages sent to and received from the vehicle. That buffer is stored in RAM memory and is wiped clean each time the device is powered off or rebooted. Therefore you MUST save the trace file before powering off or rebooting the device.

The support file will be saved in the "Scan" folder on the device, it will be called USR_xxxx.efx where xxxx is a unique number and can be retrieved using the V8 EFILive Explorer program.

Read/Flash Trace Files (V7 only)

When the EFILive application reads or flashes a controller the details of the read/flash process may be saved in trace files for diagnostic purposes.

Trace files are created on your PC or laptop in the folder: \My Documents\EFILive\V7.5\Bug reports and are named using the following naming convention:

yyyymmdd_hhnnss_<desc>.blx

Where:

  • yyyymmdd: is the year, month and day that the trace was recorded.
  • hhnnss: is the hour, minute and second that the trace was recorded.
  • <desc> is one of upload (reading), download (flashing) or locking – depending on the action being traced.
  • blx: is the file extension.

An example trace file name might be: 20110604_214334_download.blx which contains a trace of a Flash attempt on a on June 04, 2011 at 09:43:34pm.

Please make sure you select only the relevant file(s) based on the date and time in the filename.

Pass-thru Data Logging Error Report (V7 only)

Depending on the type of error, an error report may or may not be automatically generated. Automatically generated error reports will pop up on the screen. If the error report is not automatically generated, you can manually generate it by selecting the menu option: File->Generate error report or press the hotkey: Ctrl+G.

Once the report is generated, click the [Save] button on the report to save the file.

Application Log Files (V7 only)

To force the EFILive V7 software to create and save a log file you must start the application with the command line parameter /l (forward slash, lowercase L for log) . To add command line parameters to the EFILive V7.5 software you must modify the application's shortcut Target field.

Locate the "EFILive Tune Tool" or "EFILive Scan Tool" desktop icon of the application that you wish to log. Right click the icon and select "Properties". Append the following three characters to the Target field: /l (space, forward slash, lowercase L) as shown in the image below:

Then run the EFILive V7.5 software using the modified shortcut until you have reproduced the problem.

The support file will be saved in the \Program Files\EFILive\V7.5 folder, it will be called StartupLog.txt. On some systems, the EFILive V7.5 application cannot create or save the StartupLog.txt file in the "Program Files" folder unless it is started with administrator privileges. To do that, right click on the EFILive desktop icon and select "Run as Administrator".

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AutoCal Support 

The EFILive AutoCal device is used by Suppliers to support their products and services by delivering tuning services to their End-Users.  As EFILive has no part in the Suppliers products or services, support for AutoCal is provided directly by the Supplier.

AutoCal can be configured in a variety of different ways.  AutoCal is specifically configured by the Supplier based on the End-User requirement.  If someone other than the Supplier was to provide AutoCal support to the End-User the configuration of AutoCal may change, causing an issue which would need to be resolved between the Supplier and the End-User.  There may be costs to the End-User resulting from any misconfiguration by a party other than the Supplier.

The EFILive AutoCal Info for End Users document provides details on programming and functionaity of the AutoCal device, which may be useful in conjunction with Supplier specific instructions. 

Glossary

  • Supplier(s): The product or service supplier that has used AutoCal to deliver tuning capability.
  • End-User(s): The final customer that is using the AutoCal device to tune their vehicle with calibrations from the Supplier.
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Loading FlashScan & AutoCal Drivers 

Windows Vista & Windows 7

Follow these steps to load the FlashScan or AutoCal drivers on Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems.

  1. Press the Windows+Pause/Break keys on your keyboard or right-click on Computer and select the Properties option.
  2. Select the Device Manager option in the left-hand pane.
  3. Expand the Other Devices category.
  4. Right-click on the FlashScan or AutoCal device and select the Update Driver Software... option.
  5. Select the Browse my computer for driver software option.
  6. Click the Browse button.
  7. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\EFILive\Drivers\EFILive\Win-XP-Vista-7-8 (or C:\Program Files (x86)\EFILive\Drivers\EFILive\Win-XP-Vista-7-8 on 64 bit systems).  Note: Do not go deeper into the i386 or amd64 folders as driver install will fail.
  8. Click the Next button.

Windows XP

Follow these steps to load the FlashScan or AutoCal drivers on Microsoft Windows XP systems.

  1. Press the Windows+Pause/Break keys on your keyboard or right-click on My Computer and select the Properties option.
  2. Select the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the Device Manager button.
  4. Expand the Other devices category.
  5. Right-click on the FlashScan or AutoCal device and select the Update Driver... option.
  6. Select No, not this time when prompted with the Hardware Update Wizard dialog.
  7. Select the Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) option.
  8. Uncheck the Search removable media (floppy, CD-ROM...) checkbox.
  9. Check the Include this location in the search option.
  10. Click the Browse button.
  11. Navigate to the C:\Program Files\EFILive\Drivers\EFILive\Win-XP-Vista-7-8 (or C:\Program Files (x86)\EFILive\Drivers\EFILive\Win-XP-Vista-7-8 on 64 bit systems).  Note: Do not go deeper into the i386 or amd64 folders as driver install will fail.
  12. Click the Next button.
  13. Click the Finish button.

 

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USB FAQ 

There are a number of potential reasons why FlashScan/AutoCal will not connect via USB. 

USB Testing

A USB Testing option is available in the EFILive Control Panel software.  With FlashScan or AutoCal connected to your PC, open V8 Scan and Tune software, select the [EFILive V8 Control Panel] button, and navigate to the [F3: USB Testing] tab. 

To test the USB connection;

  1. Select FlashScan or AutoCal and click [Test] for the connected device.
  2. The USB connection is tested 10 times, unless the extended option is enabled.  When the extended option is enabled, the USB connection test is performed 100 times.
  3. The test results are displayed in the “Result:” field. If the test passed then “OK” is displayed, otherwise an error message is displayed to indicate why the test failed.  (You can review the error message in the EFILive Error Codes.pdf document contained in your V8 Scan and Tune software installation).
  4. You should expect to see approximately 1.0 to 1.2Mbps (million bits per second) transfer speed.

If a USB connection cannot be established, users should attempt the following Troubleshooting steps:

Install the latest drivers.

Follow the steps as outlined below to ensure the correct drivers are installed.

  1. Disconnect FlashScan or AutoCal from your PC.
  2. Start the EFILive USB Manager application located under the Start->Programs->EFILive->V8 program group.
  3. Click on the Uninstall USB Drivers button.
  4. Click on the Install USB 2.12.26 button.

Users should attempt to install/uninstall drivers using the EFILive USB Manager.  As a secondary option, users can also attempt to install/uninstall drivers using the native windows processes, documented here

Faulty USB Cable.

The USB cable may be faulty, try using a different USB cable.

Faulty USB Connector on your PC.

The USB connector on your PC may be faulty, try using a different USB socket.

If your PC has USB 3.0, attempt to connect using a USB 2.0 port.

Faulty PC's USB System.

The PC's USB system may be faulty, try using a different PC.

Check xHCI settings in the BIOS for USB 3.0.

eXtensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) is a computer interface specification implemented with USB 3.0 that defines a register-level description of a host controller for Universal Serial Bus (USB), which is capable of interfacing with USB 1.x, 2.0, and 3.x compatible devices. 

PC's that use USB 3.0 may find there is a clash between the FTDI drivers and the xHCI settings in the BIOS.  Disabling the xHCI interface under the USB configuration tab can rectify USB connection issues.

Faulty USB-B socket on FlashScan V2 / AutoCal.

Inspect the USB-B socket on FlashScan V2/AutoCal.   If your device is not under warranty, and the device has cracked/broken solder joints, this can usually be fixed by reflowing the solder joints around the USB-B socket on the FlashScan circuit board.

If your device is still under warranty then you should return it to an authorized EFLive repairer for repairs. Opening the device and reflowing the solder yourself will void any warranty.

Faulty USB Chip

The USB sacrificial power chip may have been damaged. That chip will fry itself to protect the rest of the device and to protect your PC/laptop from high current/voltage originating from the vehicle connected via FlashScan to your laptop.

Replacement of the USB chip should be carried out by an authorized EFILive repairer.

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FlashScan/AutoCal V2 Firmware & Boot Block 

EFILive V8 Scan and Tune Software

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan/AutoCal V2 firmware and boot block using EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

AutoCal users should only update software and firmware at their tuners specific request. Updating to software and firmware versions higher than your tuner may lead to your tuner being unable to offer you support until they update.

  1. Ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of EFILive's V8 software, available here.
  2. Connect your FlashScan V2 or AutoCal V2 device to your PC.
  3. Start the EFILive Scan and Tune application (Start->All Programs->EFILive->V8->EFILive Scan and Tune).
  4. Click the [Check Firmware] button at the top of the window.
  5. Boot Block and Firmware versions, along with Configuration files are displayed.
  1. If a boot block update is available then the [Update Boot Block] button will be visible.  You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
  2. If a firmware update is available then the [Update Firmware] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the firmware in the connected device.
    Note: If both the [Update Boot Block] and [Update Firmware] buttons are visible, then click the [Update Boot Block] button first unless advised otherwise by EFILive Support.
  3. If updated configuration files are available then the [Update Files] button will be visible. You should click that button to update the configuration files in the connected device.
  4. If the information displayed in the window appears incomplete or if you have connected the device (or connected a different device) after opening the "Update Firmware and Configuration Files" window, then click the [Refresh] button to reload the information from the connected device.
  5. Click the [OK] button to close the Check Firmware window.

FlashScan V2 Device

Follow these steps to obtain the FlashScan V2 Boot Block and Firmware versions using the FlashScan V2 device keypad. 

NOTE: Firmware and Boot Block can only be updated by the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

  1. Connect your FlashScan V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the [F4 Options] key on the keypad.
  3. Press the [F3 About...] key on the keypad.
  4. Press the [F1 Firmware Details] key on the keypad.
  5. Scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the FIRMWARE section.
  6. The firmware version is shown in the Ver: field.
  7. Continue to scroll down the display using the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the BOOT BLOCK section.
  8. The Boot Block version is shown in the Ver: field.

AutoCal Device

Follow these steps to obtain the AutoCal Boot Block and Firmware versions using the AutoCal device keypad.

NOTE: Firmware and Boot Block can only be updated by the EFILive V8 Scan and Tune software.

Simple Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.

Advanced Menu:

  1. Connect your AutoCal V2 device to your PC or vehicle (as a power source).
  2. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Display Licenses section.
  3. Press the OK key on the keypad.
  4. Press the Down Arrow key on the keypad until you get to the Firmware and BootBlk sections.  The respective version is shown next to the section heading.

Upgrading from 2.04.x Boot Block and Firmware

Where the boot block and firmware versions have not been maintained since 2011, and legacy 2.04.x Boot Block and Firmware versions exist on a device, customers should email support@efilive.com for upgrade assistance. 

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