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How to update Xentry Connect C5 2019.9 in two methods

MB STAR C5 2019.9 can update in the way of ISO Image file or ship back the hard disk to the dealer for update. This post describes how to update step by step, what to use and what should attention.

1. 2019.9 Best Quality Benz C5 features:
1): Hardware 1: 1 Best quality
2). Works with Mercedes Benz cars and trucks
3). Doesn’t come with computer, but with internal hard disk + one moveable hard disk.
2: How to update Benz C5?
Option 1: ship back the disk for update (Easy)
However, most users can’t update online by themselves, so you are highly advised to ship back the dealer with the internal solid hard disk as well as the external Dell hard disk, the Dell hard disk update is up to you, you can ship back or not as you like.

Benz C3 software: Benz C5 2018.7 is available with Solid Hard Disk sold at 145USD free shipping by simple post.

Option 2: update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file (need skills)
2018.7 update

https://pan.baidu.com/s/1we1H-xLyv5gF91xI-9XwDw

Password: 8m9q
Note: If your C5 is bought before 2018.3 and want to update, then contact the dealer for remote assistance; if your C5 is bought after 2018.3, you can directly download the above link to update.

How update Benz C5 with the ISO Image file?
Tools required:
IODD 2541
Xentry_Kit_09_2017.iso(copy to the folder: iodd 2541 _ISO)
Benz C5
Panasonic power adapter
SanDisk U disk 64G high speed 3.0 sales for 29.99USD free shipping by post service.
IODD 2541

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Panasonic power adapter

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Xentry Connect C5 multiplexer

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C5 mux in standby mode
Plug the Panasonic power adapter into Benz C5
Insert IODD 2541 into the USB port on C5

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Ensure Benz C5 is in a standby mode, then hold the “X” and “√” at the same time, then it will pop up “Start Update?” (if it pop up “Start XENTRY Connect?” instead, then, please wait until it disappears, then repeat the operation until it display “Start Update?”)

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When you see “Start Update?”, press “√” and Connect C5 will go into the update status and IODD 2541 will light up shown as below.
Just quickly press button “5” on IODD 2541.And the cross “X” will turn a circle “O”.

Please look at the Benz C5 screen, it is updating.

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The update will take 50-55 minutes to finish, after complete the system will restart.

If the system fails to restart, turn off C5 and then restart it.
When C5 starts, take out the hard disk in the C5 and install it into the laptop I.E Dell 55220. Before it, Please install the Windows machine on the U disk

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Press F12 when you see the pop-up “F12 Boot Options”

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Choose “USB Storage Device” and press “Enter”.

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Choose [03] WIN2003 PE Classical

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Go to the PE system and open “create a new user” program.

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Note : Windows should be located in disk D:
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After choose the path, right click on “Create a new admin account” on the left.

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Input user name : C5, password: abc12345678 ( you are allowed to input any user name and password as you like).

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Click on Ok
Close the application
Turn off the laptop
Take out the disk off the laptop and install it into C5 multiplexer

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3. How to active Xentry Connect C5 after update?
After update complete every time, paste this Benz C5 key to “StartKeyCerter” to active the diagnostic software.
Here is the procedure to follow on how to activate:

https://mega.nz/#!Gp8lzLLK!-B3Ytw1j-YoC9tWM_atYxgvmer5mbOMNxfH4BYz4D0E

Files need to activate C5:
Activation key
2018.7 key
Back list C5

4. Benz C5 Questions and answers:
Q: Can Benz C5 2018.7 work with both cars and trucks?
A: Yes.

Q: Can Benz C5 software be copied to a personal computer?
A: No, the software is bound together with the multiplexer, it can’t be copied.

Q: Can Benz C5 software support Expert DTS?
A: No, not supported so far.

Q: What’s the difference between Benz C5 and Mb SD Connect C4?
A: All of the Benz C5 software is free for 3 years until the account invalid. C4 upgrade needs to be cracked every time, it is very troublesome.

Q: Is Xentry Connect C5 available with the installation guide in other Language?
A: Yes. here you can refer to:
Xentry Connect C5 installation in English
Xentry Connect C5 installation in French
Xentry Connect C5 installation in German
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Italian
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Spanish
Xentry Connect C5 installation in Japanese

How to use Sdconnect C4 do Online SCN Coding?

What you can find here:

1. SCN coding compatible hardware SCN connect c4

2. How to use SCN connect c4 to do SCN coding

3. 2. SCN coding importance

1. Question: can clone MB SD C4 support Mercedes online SCN coding?
The answer is yes. Newest MB SD C4 2019.03V / 2018.12 can perform online SCN coding perfectly as long as you have online software account or buy one-time SCN coding service.
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Image: MB SD C4
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Image: Xentry 2019.03V

Source of SCN coding account:
Source 1: MB Online SCN Coding / Online programming 1 Year Account

$2,299

Source 2:

$85
One-time service
1. ) After ordering this service, prepare MB sd c4, car, laptop and TeamViewer.
2.) Send Teamviewer ID and Password to customer service
3. ) The engineer will access to your laptop to authorize SCN coding function.
4. ) After finish, the system will display “The SCN coding sequence has been completed successfully”.

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2. SCN coding importance

The move to SCN coding was *very* important. There are too many configuration items in every ECU now to have someone set options by hand whenever an ECU is changed, or to understand how changes on one device have to be done on other devices. These cars are really very very complex, and unlike your laptop, if something goes wrong can result in fatalities.

There are software dependencies between different ECUs, and actually loading software into ECUs is now needed regularly – and thus so is up-to-date diagnosis equipment and up-to-date firmware disks too. A simple example is an Audio system. If you update the firmware in the COMAND unit the firmware in every other MOST device needs also to be compatible (if you want it to work reliably) and thus they all need firmware updates. If you change one component then all components need to be updated to be properly compatible.

The latest equipment even now uses ethernet to load firmware into some ECUs (so it takes 20 minutes not 20 hours).

Without SCN coding it would take considerably longer to change any control unit, would result in mistaken configurations, and thus the cost of repair (or re-repair) would go up and up as systems got more complicated. SCN coding basically allows the correct configuration to be loaded into the car.

Imagine what could/would happen if you had to “hand code” the airbag controller after replacing it? Would you trust all of your airbags to work after the local mechanic had to set all the options correctly? I certainly would not.

Your comment that “The capital cost of the latest version, plus the monthly subscription, means it is beyond the reach of many smaller independent garages” is just wrong.

If your garage has the skills to deal with the technology (and i’d argue that if they don’t they shouldn’t be doing complex things with the newest vehicles), then it is completely affordable.

If you want to work on older cars, then most independents seem to use a clone machine and use it for limited things.

The EU competition commissioner has previously taken a good look at this market and enforced rules that mean diagnosis equipment (for newer vehicles) is available at sensible prices. This is not true in the rest of the world. Mercedes diagnosis systems in USA are more expensive, and in the far east (and I think Australia) are not available at all to independents.

Sorry to be so contradictory, and in summary, but without SCN coding there would be misconfigurations and un-reliability – possibly dangerous to life – occurring quite regularly. And if you are going to need to work on newer cars, there are very affordable Xentry diagnostics systems – you just need to talk to Mercedes.