FAQ / Solution of KESS V2 and KTAG

I try now to start a post where all the FAQ/solution about KESSV2 and Ktag can be found the people ask again and again.

Kess v2 vs Ktag
Ktag is able to work with Truck that Kess v2 can’t do.
Ktag read & write ECU via BDM, Kess v2 via OBD.
The newest ktag fw V6.070 is unlimited tokens and also newest KESS is.

 

Why do I buy KESS V2 and Ktag programmer together? (user review)

“KESS V2 is a ECU programming tool that is perfect for OBD use, while KTag is perfect for Jtag, BDM and all the Boot application (tricore and ST10).

With KESS V2 you programming directly through the OBD port of the vehicle, while with Ktag you need to take apart the ECU and  open it, after you can make the read/write operation.

Many ECU has the advantage that can be read and write from OBD port (so KESS V2 is perfect), but there are lot ECU that need to disassemble from the car and open and this is the case for all the ECU that need to be programmed with Jtag, BDM and Boot protocols, so KTAG is needed.”

 

Kess:
Q: Where can I buy a good working clone from china?
A: This can’t be answered. Tools from China quality is most times 50:50 (50% good, 50% crap)
I bought from worldobd2.com, it is not perfect, but do some it can do.
KESS fw 4.036:
http://www.worldobd2.com/wholesale/kess-unlimited-token.html
KESS fw 3.099:
http://www.worldobd2.com/wholesale/kess.html

Q: I have fw 4.036 is it possible to read out the fw or to reflash the fw?
A: No it is not possible. You only can reset the token counter!

Q: I have fw 3.099 is it possible to read out, reflash or to update the fw?
A: Yes all is possible.

Q: How many Tokens do i have while using FW 4.036?
A: Every fw with fw 4.036 has 30 token

Q: My kess run out of token, what can i do now? Have i to replace the nxp?
A: No there is no need to replace the nxp. There are 3 solutions now: 1: vendor does reset by Teamviewer, 2: Customer can reset via Software, 3: There are vendor which offer the tool with reset button

Q: Would you recommand to buy a EU Clone?
A: Depends on your budget. EU clones are more expansive, but they use HQ Parts and are more stable. So it is your choice!

Q: Which is the newest version for clones available at the moment?
A: Newest version for clones is fw. 4.036

Q: Which version of ksuite shall I use for my fw. 4.036 clone?
A: You should use ksuite v2.08

Q: Why i can’t use newer Ksuite Version? Newer Version have newer cars!
A: There is no benefit to use higher version as v2.08. Fore sure newer ksuite version will support more cars, but for this you need also new fw!

Q: My tool is not working correct. Are there any information about which parts I have to change?
A: Please look at Kess v2 rework picture for reference.
kess v2
Q: My nxp is blocked, where can buy a new one?
A: there are many places. You can buy for example on tme.eu the order number is LPC2478FBD208

Ktag:

Q: Does V6.070 K-TAG support Mercedes W211?

A: No. KTM100 FW: 7.003 support Mercedes-Benz W222 & BMW F chassis petrol, which KTAG cannot do that.
Q: Where can I buy a good working clone from china?
A: This can’t be answered. Tools from China quality is most times 50:50 (50% good, 50% crap)
Again buy ktag from worldobd2.com.
KTAG fw V6.070
http://www.worldobd2.com/wholesale/ktag.html
KTAG fw 5.001
http://www.worldobd2.com/wholesale/ktag-k-tag.html

Q: I have fw 6.070 is it possible to read out the fw or to reflash the fw?
A: No it is not possible. You only can reset the token counter!

Q: I have fw 5.001 is it possible to read out the fw or to update the fw?
A: This depends on if your NXP is locked or not! It is 50:50 just try to read out your fw. If this will work you also can update!

Q: My ktag run out of token, what can i do now? Have i to replace the nxp?
A: No there is no need to replace the nxp. There are 3 solutions now: 1: vendor does reset by Teamviewer, 2: Customer can reset via Software, 3: There are vendor which offer the tool with reset button

Q: Would you recommand to buy a EU Clone?
A: Depends on your budget. EU clones are more expansive, but they use HQ Parts and are more stable. So it is your choice!

Q: Which is the newest version for clones available at the moment?
A: Newest version for clones is fw. 6.070

Q: Which version of ksuite shall I use for my fw. 6.070 clone?
A: You should use ksuite v2.11

Q: Why i can’t use newer Ksuite Version? Newer Version have newer cars!
A: There is no benefit to use higher version as v2.11. Fore sure newer ksuite version will support more cars, but for this you need also new fw!

Q: My tool is not working correct. Are there any information about which parts i have to change?
A: Please look at the rework picture as follows.
ktag

Q: My nxp is blocked, where can buy a new one?
A: there are many places. You can buy for example on tme.eu the order number is LPC2478FBD208

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