How to install 2017.12 XENTRY PassThru

Free download XENTRY Diagnostics EU & USA PassThru 2017-12
(thanks to cyburbia for the source)

What is Xentry Passthru:
Xentry Passthru is different from from regular Xentry openshell. Xentry passthru does not use SDconnect toolkit. When you launch the program it will give you a dropdown where you can choose which J2534 device (can be found at http://www.obdii365.com/) you want to use.

How to install XD PassThru 2017-12:
1. prepare windows sp1 x86 or x64
2. run setup.exe
3. copy xentry missing pictures
4. install block check keys to daimler server
5. install old key loader for configassist
6. install 2221-45 error fix
7. install 3.91 error fix
8. install das license 0 day fix
9. install passthru device driver
Do not need:
1. 32 Bit Installer fix
2. xentry and das blacklist
3. scn fix (i’m not sure)

Vehicles which are not supported in DAS:
– Bharat Benz
– Foton
– Fuso
– Unimog

XDPT system and data version

FAQs – XENTRY PassThru installation tips:

Q: This and all PassTru versions works as good and as same as SD Connect C4 units?
A: – for Xentry, i check all diag files are identical with open shell.
– for DAS, it is not as complete as openshell with sd4. see note above.
passthru limited to obd2 vehicles only, pkw,transp, smart.
– passthru device can’t be used with v-ediamo and dts monaco.

Q: Is the full install file or just update file?
A: I think is full, is 21,3GB

Q: Will this version work for SCN Coding ?
A: yes, it should be. please try and give feedback.

Q: Need help with install.
4. install block check keys to daimler server
5. install old key loader for configassist
6. install 2221-45 error fix
7. install 3.91 error fix
8. install das license 0 day fix
9. install passthru device driver
A: 4. install block check keys to daimler server
edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Code:       openshell.aftersales.daimler.com
::1             openshell.aftersales.daimler.com

or use this
edit appserv.ini in
program files (xxx)\mercedes-benz\appserv\appserv.ini

Q: I like to know, this is pass thru version is there a other version for diagnose for pass thru device???
so 1 dvd diagnose other dvd for programming?
A: only 1 dvd mate. Sdflash folder for programming is include in it.
the using of xentry passthru version is like the xentry open shell version only it is using passthru devices.

Q: Could you explain this a little more please? “4. install block check keys to daimler server”
A: from old crack:

C:\Program Files\Mercedes-Benz\xentry\fusoko\eclipse\plugins\
Rename File
now its other version number
also block starkey center
host file:

Code:       openshell.aftersales.daimler.com
::1             openshell.aftersales.daimler.com

Ps, Credited to the contributor and participants in the thread from http://mhhauto.com/



2017 DoIP Xentry Connect C5 Testing Working

Real DoIP Xentry Connect C5 came as the newest star diagnosis system in the year 2017. it’s 1:1 clone of the original. Same as the one produced by French ACTIA Company, can test Engine /Transmission / air conditioning /SRS.ABS/ anti-theft system and OBD-II system, for basic diagnostic, SCN coding & ECU programming.

Whats new? & what is updated, compared with sdconnect c4?

1 This SDconnect C5 is the real version with HQ PCB like the original, not the cheap one made by SD connect PCB.
(attach PCB photos in the last part)

2 support the newest hybrid W222.

3 has an Ethernet switch, which switches the TCP/IP messages in the event of DoIP diagnosis to the vehicle side.
Electrical InterfaceSD Connect C4Xentry connect C5

4 has a qualitative improvement in hardware and software by authorization of diagnostic interface to control the software.

Hardware: The hardware of C5 is better and stable than SDconnect C4
1.OS: Windows Embedded Standard 7(32bit)
2.Processor: ArrandaieCeleron P4500 oder P4505(38W TDP)
3.Memory: 4G hard disk with 256GB SSD
4.Display: 128*64 PX
5.Battery: 40 minutes (When CPU capacity to 60%)
6.Weight: 1.9KG
7.Network connection: WLAN : IEEE802.11 a/b/g/n2.4+5GHZ
The way to connect: support wireless connection via 1000M workshop switches, also support wired connection.

Software: All Mercedes diagnostic software 2017.9 is loaded into the Xentry Connect multiplexer itself.
The management software can be installed on any computer with Windows 7 – 32-bit or Windows 8 – 32-bit and serves only for communication with the multiplexer

The licensing system is reworked – now licenses are stored on MB servers – Any license changes are tracked by the multiplexer when connected to the Internet network.

5 at a lower price: the 1:1 clone of the original C5 is much more cheaper than that from the ACTIA Company

Undoubtedly, the original c5 with Panasonic tablet from the ACTIA Company is excellent … But … Its price is disheartening. The cost of the Japanese tablet is realistic to buy pieces of eight new laptops or tablets from other manufacturers.

So , recommend buying an original Xentry connect and 1:1 clone: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/wifi-mercedes-benz-c5-sd-connect.html (it’s 1259 usd, the same result as the original), then buy a laptop yourself . the software from which Xentry Connect is managed can be installed without any problems on any computer that has a 32-bit version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. It’s clear with Xentry Connect itself – there’s no alternative .

Attachment: Xentry Connect C5 PCB- real & fake

PCB from real DoIP Xentry Connect C5


This board is verified to work no issues.
PCB from fake SD Connect C5 (actual SD Connect C4 in C5 case)



the fake mb star c5 has nothing update
it is another SD connect c4 with a different look only
fake C5 adopts the same design in appearance as the genuine from French ACTIA Company
same sw, some PCB, same result as SDconnect

So,  Why you should buy Xentry connect?

After 2015, all Star Diagnosis equipment is no longer supported. First of all, this means that there is no update of the diagnostic data for the newest cars and their systems, as well as the lack of the possibility of coding and programming of electronic units due to the backlog of the software data level in the device, from data in the electronic control units of the car.

Already at the end of 2014, at most dealerships, almost all of the previously used Star Diagnosis Compact4 with SDConnect DoIP multiplexers were almost completely removed. Instead, dealers received Xentry Kit kits, which include the latest Xentry Connect multiplexers and Xentry Tab tablets from Panasonic. Tablets are custom-made, although they also have a “civilian” version – the Panasonic Toughbook CF-D1, somewhat inferior in terms of battery life to the original Xentry Tab, but it has a much more powerful configuration.


2017.5 MB Star "No More Updates can be installed" Solution

When diagnose 2012 E550 4matic motor electronics module with MB Star diagnosis SD Connect C4 and latest 2017.5 Xentry software.  It gave me error:
No more updates can be installed on the diagnostic system.
The following functions are not available.
Initial startup
SCN coding
Control unit update”
2012 E550 4matic sd c4 error
Solution from obdii365.com engineer:
Download the Kontext.gmf file here
and replace it  at C:\ Program Files(x86\Mercedes-Benz\Xentry\Kontexte

Problem solved!


Coding Out ABC on Mercedes R230 Cars with MB Star Diagnosis

MB Star diagnosis DAS software can code out ABC, here is the example on code out Mercedes SL65.
NOTE : the instruction here only for R230s (not any W215, W216, W220, W221)

To do this, you need a MB Star diagnostic SD Connect C4 with Developer mode. Hook up SD Connect diagnostic system to your car and when it reads your car, select Control Units, pick Information and Communication and you will see ICM :

After ICM, you will see Control Unit Adaptions :
From there, choose the year of your model :

From there, select Special Equipment
Select ABC :

• Then go to the drop down tab and change it from PRESENT to NOT PRESENT, and click F3.
 • After that, turn off the car, with the doors closed.
• Wait 1-2 mins and start the car back up (no more ABC codes and no white or red lights).



Mercedes E350 2006 car cranks fault p0335 solved by MB Star

As the title suggest, Mercedes 2006 e350 car cranks but won’t start with p0335 fault code, and MB STAR SD CONNECT C4 is best to recommend.

Car model and year: Mercedes e350 2006

Fault code and description: would crank but would not start… It has p0335 code for Crankshaft Position Sensor “A” Circuit Malfunction and it also has a p0306 misfire on cylinder 6, and it shakes very badly.

What I did and what I doubt?
I recently replaced the ignition coil on cylinder 6 because it was faulty, not sure if they are related. Would changing the CPS solve the issue? And do the two codes p0335 and p0305 relate two each other at all. Also, could it be the fuel pump? the previous owner had no start problems couple years back and it turned out to be the fuel pump which he replaced.
  1. The cps needs to be replaced, that controls the firing.

  1. It takes a lot of special tools to work on Mercedes cars. I have been collecting those tools for years. This was a case that a full Mercedes MB STAR diagnostic may have shown the exact problem and saved time and money, and set of torx drivers. Harbor Freight tools have a good selection. As to the rpm question perhaps someone else will know the answer. I have never checked the rpms when the cps was bad.
MB star SD connect C4 is the newest and best to recommend.
Invest a SD connect C4, you can not only use it to read out and show exact problem p0335 code, but also do more like: switching heater booster to the water heater, enabling/disabling some cluster menus, enabling corner lights and integrating an aftermarket alarm and remote was like a walk in the park.
Reset the adaptations on transmission, drive-in adaptations on the transmission, and relearning of the throttle plate and sunroof.
I had changed my battery and afterwards the sunroof would not go back smoothly. I went into the relearn function and voila it worked.
Can lower the suspension with Das-Xentry,
SDConnect C4 can be used to modify and adjust settings on control units.
Here SDConnect C4 (sales for only US$529  at known)
One thing for sure, MB SD Connect C4 is optional to choose External hard drive and Internal Hard drive.
External hard drive yes and no:
1)  If laptop broke, you could just plug it into another machine.
2)  It’s a lot slower than running it from disk, because of VMWare overhead. If you use it 2 or 3 times a year, a VM solution is perfectly fine.
3)  Hangs off the machine and can be damaged as you move the laptop around. If you pick up the laptop, the USB drive unplugs, then it will fall to the ground and you’re cooked.

Internal Hard drive advantages:
1)  Much faster, if you use it quite a bit then go External hard drive.
2)  Internal is so much nicer because now I just have the multiplexer and laptop to carry to the car. Nothing to unplug or fall off.


FAQ 2016 MB Star SD Connect C4 Xentry DAS

Here are the most frequently-asked questions from MB Star diagnosis SD connect C4 diagnostic scanner users and professional answers from engineers working for mbstartool.com. Hopefully, it helps those in trouble.

Q: How to change the Xentry language?
A: Go to Setup, select Setting language, then choose a language and click on Accept.
Q: How to setup the DAS language?
A: Go to DAS Properties. In the Target, change the last two letters (which is the first two letters of the language). Then click on OK.
Q: Xenry language error: A fault has occurred.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version.E.g. Your Xentry is version 2015.09, you need set up 2015.09.05 on your PC.
Q: Fault (30.3) pops up after DAS activation. No valid DAS license; DAS will now be closed.
A: Go to local disk C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/StartKeyCenter2; find our StartKeyCenter.exe.
If DAS doesn’t expire, just change the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS
If DAS expires, you need Lan-id to activate DAS
Q: Xentry cannot run, the icon displays then disappears.
A: Change the PC date and time to be the same as the Xentry version;
If it does not work, replace the bin file in C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/DAS (the bin file differs from Xentry versions)
If all above fails, send the Mercedes software hard disk to the vendor to re-copy files.
Q: MB SD connect c4 firmware files are lost and WIFI cannot be set up.A: It means your sd connect firmware files are deleted and you need update sd c4 firmware.
Files need to update (ORDER!!!!!!):

Sd connect c4 firmware update manual:

Note: please prepare new batteries and an OBD cable for use; if it fails to connect to the vehicle, replace it with the OBD 12V power; otherwise, it would pop up error 662 (update fails.)
Q: SDconnect Tool kit appears Error 749 in Administration.Due to network problems, no connection to the SDconnect can be establish (749)No SDconnect is selected or the desired SDconnect cannot be selected
A: It results from incorrect IP setup. Please go to the network connect to WLAN set up IP: 
Q: Xentry error 2221-45: No access authorization code![2221-45] No access authorization for XENTRY diagnostics was found on the server. You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme files/Mercedes-Benz/Xentry/fusoko/eclipse/plugins; delete the file “com.damler.xentry.diagservice_1.6.0.201607181047”
Xentry error 2221-45-solution
Q: Xentry cannot open for use even reopen Xentry or restart the PC after activation.No access authorization code! You must contact the user help desk.
A: Go to C:/programme data/LicDir; delete lic-key2.dat
Open StartKeyCenter on Desktip; activate Xentry
Get a new lic-key2.dat after Xentry activation; copy and paste lic-key2.dat; then rename it as “lic-key2.x4711” (setup the file properties to Read Only)
Q: EWA-NET file cannot start. HTTP Status 500-Servlet execution threw an exception.
A: Go to the Start menu, then EWA-NET Admin ToolIn EWA Admin Tool, Server, EPC, WIS all should start (if they have started yet, pls. stop and restart)Server, EPC, WIS restart, reboot the PC, then open EWA-NET to login
Q: Xenry Error (1.2)-2.503.13003:Initialization of diagnosis multiplexer failed
Possible causes:
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic socket is interrupted
The link between the diagnosis multiplexer an the diagnostic unit is interrupted.
The voltage supply at the diagnostic socket (circuit30 and (or) circuit31)is fault.

Note:When using SD connect c4 multiplexer, check the connection status using the Toolkit.
A: check the connection of the cable and the car;
Then check the wired&wireless IP setup
Then check the Mercedes software; it’s MB SD C4 software, not Star C3
If all ok, it may result from the SD connect c4 mux or the cable
BIG THANKS to engineers at mbstartool.com.


MB Star DAS current key has been locked error solution

2015.5V MB Star  diagnosis SD Connect C4 diagnostic scanner display two errors:
1.The current key has been locked to a different machine. Please, contact support@yoursite.com fr a new key.

2.This application has been registered to 5
 current key has been locked
application has been registered
Error cause:
You have activated DAS with wrong ID.

Provide your wrong ID to mbstartool.com engineer. We will re-activate DAS software for you.