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2018 Launch X431 PROS Mini review 4.5 stars

2018 Launch X431 Pro Mini is an amazing little tool and perfect for auto body shops who are pre and post scanning vehicles. This will perform/test/reset TPMS functions, occupancy sensors, SAS calibrations etc etc….. What’s most surprising is X431 PROS Mini won’t break the bank. There are cons but at this price and this time I’m willing to overlook them given the functionality. The seller’s willingness to correct these functions may change my rating down the road. IN fact I was going to wait to rate but I like the tool well enough so far I wanted to tout a little. (4 star tout anyway) ??

X431 PROS Mini PROS:
“no such thing as 100% complete” but very “complete” coverage of software. (admittedly I’ve been using this for about 2 or 3 weeks but so far so good
hand strap is just fantastic and provides a very secure grip on the scanner without fatique
blue tooth dongle is reliable and fits well
not sure if I’ll ever use the extra connectors but I have them if needed
Android pad is “fast enough” and the touch screen response perfectly
WIFI is reliable and decent range.
Scan reports are very easy to read and if you print them in color they show red faults and green clear code areas. VERY NICE!

IT AIN”T ALL GOOD:
X431 PROS Mini CONS:
Personally speaking, Android operating system is 5.1 but I’m hoping for the purpose of this tool security will work. (LEOGLOBAL UPDATE THIS PLEASE)
LEOGLOBAL needs to seriously update the user functions to allow for customizing the quick start buttons and removing that awful screen capture button on the home keys, among other things.
NO SD CARD SLOT!!! This is 2018, but if it were 2014 when 5.1 Lollipop came out I’d expect to have an SD card slot for extra storage. This 16 GB isn’t going to last that long!
BATTERY life is decent while the tool is in use but even if you shut down the app and blank the screen something is still draining the battery way too fast. You must power down or keep it on the charger to ensure your battery stays charged.

WAY WAY WAY too many button pushes to back out after a scan is complete. There is a back arrow in the software but there needs to be a simple “exit diagnostics” after you are done without having to click multiple times to get to the warning beep that reminds you to grab the dongle.

LEOGLOBAL & LAUNCH PLEASE PLEASE change the software to allow the user to print to ANY Bluetooth or WIFI printer, not just the LAUNCH thermal printer. I like color reports.

LEOGLOBAL & LAUNCH PLEASE PLEASE change the software to allow the user to designate where the reports are stored AND allow the file name to be changed/edited at the time of the save. The file names are too long and you have to go through each one to find the scan you wish to share/print/email/whatever. I shouldn’t have to open a report to find out if it’s the one I need. (EDIT: SINCE YOU INPUT THE CUSTOMER NAME AND MAKE THAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE FILE NAME FOR EASY IDENTIFICATION AND THE DATA IS ALREADY INPUT) You can’t sort by date either, which would help some at least. In order to print to my network printer I have to save it within the Launch software then “share” it to the external app provided with the tablet, where “share” equals save it to a folder of your choosing. The problem is you still can’t rename the file first. The extra steps required to save files and print to a regular printer are annoying and shows sloppy coding.

TOO MANY MAKES I’ll never work on. I wish you could delete the software for the models you will never work on.

Even with the annoyances you’ll get into a groove but whoever is responsible for the coding hopefully will make this more user friendly. Catch this on a lightning deal like I did and in spite of the cons you’ll be glad you bought it.

Launch X431 Pro Mini is the mini version of X431 Pro

What is Launch X431 Pro Mini and what is Launch X431 Pro? Any difference?

Look at the chart here. This is tech support from www.cnautotool.com

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Special functions incl.
Oil Reset Service
Steering Angle Calibration
Electronic Parking Brake Reset
Battery Register / Battery Maintenance
ABS Bleeding
Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration
Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset
Gear Learning
Immobilizer Matching
Fuel Injector Coding

Launch X431 Car List:
Acura, Changan, Daweoo, Gaz, Hafei, Huachen, Jiao, Lexus, Xiali, Xinkai, Benz, Fiat, Holden, Maruti, Opel, Peugeot, Saab, Ssangyong, Tata, Changhe, Flyer, GMSA, Infiniti, Mahindra, Perodua, Proton, Qirui, Tlisuzu, Zhongshun, EOBD2, Euroford, GM, Jaguar, Renault, Smart, Sprinter, USAFord, VAZ, VW, Changcheng, Dacia, Ford, HaoQing, Jinlong, Liuwei, Rover, ZhongTai, ZhongXing, Bxfiat, HM, Isuzu, Jacty, JPIsuzu, Mazda, Seat, Skoda, Suzuki, BMW, Daihatsu, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Toyota, Volvo, Audi, Chrysler, Citroen, Hyundai, Kia, Lancia, Landrover, Nissan, Romeo and Subaru.

In summary, Launch X431 PRO3 win in hardware (helps better smoothness of diagnostics/programming, running speed, visual enjoyment). It share the same functions and features as Launch X431 PRO tho.

How to use Launch X431 Pro Mini on Toyota VITZ scan & special functions

Here comes easy step-by-stey guide on how to use Launch X431 Pro Mini to diagnose & perform special functions on Toyota VITZ.

Vehicle Information:

Toyota VITZ

Model: KSP90

Engine Type: IKRFE (Gasoline)

Year:2005

Cylinder number: 3

Toyota VITZ diagnostic tool to use:

Launch X431 Pro Mini(it’s a professional diagnostic maintenance tool for workshop.

Procedure:

Choose Area “Asia”, then “Toyota”

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Come to Toyota version V48.91, click “Submit”

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Choose among 16pin DLC (Japan), 17Pin Toyota – 17DLC,17PiN Toyota – 17F or 22PIN DLC.

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For example, choose “16pin DLC (Japan)”, then come to “Automatically search” and “Manually search”

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Choose between Belta and VITZ.

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Choose year “08/2008 -11/2010

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X431 pro mini read out vehicle information

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Choose “System Scan”.

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You can see x431 pro mini can access to all systems very fast

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Select Engine and ECT, then you can see all of X431 Pro mini functions incl.

Read fault code, clear fault memory, read data stream, actuation test, read freeze frame,oil reset

special functions.

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Choose “Read DTC” then clear them.

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Back and check  X431 Pro mini special function on Toyota.

Two options: “Auto search special function” and “All special function”

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Choose “All special function” and I got many special functions (see below picture):

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Done!

2017 Launch X431 Pro Mini review – newer & better than many tools

I’m a Launch user living Canada, and couldn’t be happier with this Launch X431 Pro Mini Bluetooth. I would like to write an objective review on X431 Pro Mini here. I really highly recommend it for following reasons.

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X431 Pro Mini unit is small, the smallest of the Auto Scanner Tools that I’ve dealt with. This tool is the newest Launch product out on the market for 2017. I took a big risk in buying X431 Pro Mini because it wasn’t released in North America. But good thing it worked out because the updates for the software are newer than the ones in North America. Example: on the X431 pro Mini Porsche firmware V21.91. In current software from launchtechusa.com/ North America it’s V21.81.

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It’s all about the software, doesn’t matter where these machines are made, the software has to be current.

Previously I had the older Launch GDS which gave me issues with Acura, Honda, Toyota and Nissan. Thank god the issues have been fixed with this new X431 pro Mini unit. By far, the BMW, Benz and VW software is the best you can find on the market. I used and bought previous Snapon- Verus, Autel and PIWIS, Vagcom. This X431 pro Mini tool by far is one of best well-rounded ones. The customer service from www.cnautotool.com is very nice and helpful too, they are prompt at answering any questions. The shipping also came on time! Faster than I expected.

Launch X431 Pro Mini OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool

X-431 PRO MINI Features:
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1. Diagnostic Tool:
A. Diagnose
Diagnose the electronic control system of prevailing vehicle models covering Asian, European, American and Chinese. Diagnosis functions include: Read DTCs, Clear DTCs, Read data stream, Special functions etc.

Specially designed for Android platform with clear and user-friendly interface.

Via Bluetooth, it is simple for the VCI module to communicate with X-431 PRO MINI.

Equipped with an exclusive Launch X431 Pro Mini OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool protective sleeve to prevent it from being damaged.

B. One-click Update: Lets you update your diagnostic software more efficiently. To obtain better function and update service, advise you update the software regularly.
C. Repair Data: provides abundant Automotive Diagnostic Tools handbook, repair case and wiring diagrams for reference and retrieval.
D. Remote Diagnosis: configures X-431 PRO MINI as an I/M(Instant Messaging) tool, which enables technicians to exchange repair experience and perform remote assistance more conveniently.

2. Browser: built-in Wi-Fi module makes surfing on the internet freely.

3. Email: allows you to send and receive emails.

4. Settings: to configure your personalized X-431 PRO MINI through it.

5. Applications: other android based applications can be customized to install or uninstall.

6. Special functions:
Launch X-431 PRO MINI can program and code the electronic control system of prevailing vehicle models, also perform special functions, including:
Oil Reset Service
Steering Angle Calibration
Electronic Parking Brake Reset
Battery Register / Battery Maintenance
ABS Bleeding
Electronic Throttle Position Reset / Learn
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Regeneration
Tire Pressure Monitor System Reset
Gear Learning
Immobilizer Matching
Fuel Injector Coding

7. Wide Vehicle Coverage
X-431 PRO MINI supports all electronic control systems on 12V EFI models, incl. more than 150 European, American and Asian models like Maserati, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi.Diagnose the electronic control system of prevailing vehicle models covering Asian, European, American and Chinese. It achieves full car model and full system vehicle trouble diagnosis

8. Powerful Diagnosis: Accurate
Launch has rich experience of automotive diagnostic technology (for more than 20 years). It also develops original equipments for a vast majority of Chinese brands of automotive factories, so that X-431 PRO MINI performs diagnosis (fault code, data stream, action test and other functions) as the dealership.

9. Powerful Diagnosis: Fast
X-431 PRO MINI can perform full system diagnosis and one button to clear codes at a high speed. It’s easy to operate.

10. Data Stream record and playback
Record and playback the data stream help you analyze the trouble when driving and solve it.

11. VINSCAN
Automatic scan (OBD VIN) and manual input (INPUT VIN) are available.

12. View History
Generally once a vehicle diagnosis is performed, Launch X431 will record the every details of diagnostic process. The History function provides a quick access to the tested vehicles and users can resume from the last operation, without the necessity of starting from scratch.

13. Maintenance Help:
Including: How-to Videos, operation skills and user manual, Q&A, Quick start guide etc.

Honda CR-V Full Diagnosis by Launch X431 Pro Mini Review

Launch X431 Pro Mini review for sharing:

Use new tool Launch X431 Pro Mini OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool to diagnose Honda CR-V full systems. 6.9 inch screen bigger than my friend’s X431 Diagun III and run faster!

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About the hardware, I really love it’s special handle! Easy to grab it and fit my hand perfectly.

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Launch X431 Pro Mini connect car by new Bluetooth VCI module, different from Diagun III.

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After connect the VCI box with car, power on X431 Pro Mini device.

Click “Diagnosis” button on main menu, choose car maker region to select car brand.

Asia→ Honda

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When enter launch x431 Honda V46.40 software, it automatically pair the Bluetooth with car.

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Choose “16 PIN DLC” and it show Honda CRV car info.

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There are 4 options to choose:

Health report, is a full system scanning test and show lots of useful data.

System scan, maybe a basic scanning, haven’t click it.

System selection, select a single system to diagnose if know what’s wrong exactly.

Frequently used special function, like reset DPF, EPB, Service light, Battery registration, IMMO matching etc.

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Go to check the Health report and X431 Pro Mini diagnose this Honda CRV fully to 100%!

Electric powertrain, BCM, TPMS, ESP, ABS, SRS, etc.

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Also go to “System selection”, choose to diagnose Honda CRV engine system.

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Menu show many functions: read & clear DTC codes, ECM/PCM reset, read data stream, read freeze frame, actuation test and special function.

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X431 Pro Mini read Honda CRV engine DTC fault codes.

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X431 Pro Mini reset Honda CRV PCM/ECM OK.

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Tips: I bought Launch X431 Pro Mini from this trusted website:www.cnautotool.com