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      06-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Procede Update With VIN Lock Disabled?

I heard that a new update was coming which eliminated the VIN lock on the Procede. Does anyone have any news on the status of this update or when it will be available?

Maybe someone from Vishnu can comment on this.
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      06-18-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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I heard that a new update was coming which eliminated the VIN lock on the Procede. Does anyone have any news on the status of this update or when it will be available?

Maybe someone from Vishnu can comment on this.
They posted last week that this is several weeks out.

They referenced a 20psi map.
New firmware
New maps
Vin unlock

Hopefully we get away from betas.
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They posted last week that this is several weeks out.

They referenced a 20psi map.
New firmware
New maps
Vin unlock

Hopefully we get away from betas.
Thanks bud. Do you know if I wanted to have mine unlocked in order to sell it, would I still have to pay even though it's only a few weeks out from being free?
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Thanks bud. Do you know if I wanted to have mine unlocked in order to sell it, would I still have to pay even though it's only a few weeks out from being free?
they say a few weeks out, but who knows. My guess is you'd have to pay right now but that's really a question for vishnu to answer.
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They posted last week that this is several weeks out.

They referenced a 20psi map.
New firmware
New maps
Vin unlock

Hopefully we get away from betas.
Do you have a link to that thread/post? I can't find it anywhere...

Help is greatly appreciated
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      06-19-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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It's like when asking a chick how many guys she's slept with, you multiple her number by 3 then add 5, this is the same for Vishnu.

If Shiv says there will be a release in a few weeks or soon, that means it's about 1/2 year out.
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Do you have a link to that thread/post? I can't find it anywhere...

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http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822837
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They posted last week that this is several weeks out.

They referenced a 20psi map.
New firmware
New maps
Vin unlock

Hopefully we get away from betas.
Do you have a link to that thread/post? I can't find it anywhere...

Help is greatly appreciated
I called them a few weeks ago. They had a thread from a few months ago regarding vin unlock.
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I called them a few weeks ago. They had a thread from a few months ago regarding vin unlock.
Thanks fellas, guess I shouldn't hold my breath.

Called them up as well and they flat out denied the existence of the VIN unlock update in the future or even it's mention, and that I had to pay $100 to unlock! It's plainly stated by Garret in the thread linked above.

I bet that 2 weeks after I unlock the update will come out.
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I guarantee vishnus sale of procedes is way down compared to Cobb and jb.
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I guarantee vishnus sale of procedes is way down compared to Cobb and jb.
Cobb's sales are about to go up by another unit again if Vishnu doesn't get their butts into gear on this. A lot of us are tired of the empty promises and constant ETA setbacks. I bought my Procede because it was the best tune out there and was promised top tier support and updates... I know they really don't care cause they already got my money, but I didn't buy a PWM kit for a reason too...
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I'm rocking the pwm unfortunately for me switching isn't an option.

They just need to release something to satisfy their owners.
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A friend of mine emailed me the unlocked firmware he got. I can post it up for you all once I get home tonight. I no longer use my procede and since switched to Cobb.
I'm up for that download PM me your email and I'll send you an email to reply to
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A friend of mine emailed me the unlocked firmware he got. I can post it up for you all once I get home tonight. I no longer use my procede and since switched to Cobb.
How did he get that?

Also, how are you liking your switch to COBB?
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A friend of mine emailed me the unlocked firmware he got. I can post it up for you all once I get home tonight. I no longer use my procede and since switched to Cobb.
If you can upload the file as an attachment to the tread. OP might be able to add it to the main post which would be awesome!
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In an email I received from vishnu in May they stated all new procedes purchased in 2013 directly from them are fully vin unlocked.
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How did he get that?

Also, how are you liking your switch to COBB?
lol he got his connections. I love COBB. I was having issue with PROcede so i decided to switch. Couldn't be happier with the performace.

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If you can upload the file as an attachment to the tread. OP might be able to add it to the main post which would be awesome!
yup, i'll do that once i get home tonight.
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The only reason i want the VIN Unlock is so I can get rid of the procede... and I think Vishnu knows a lot of other people are in the same boat.

They want to continue to support the 15-20 or so single turbo guys and ignore the rest of us... it'll be their own downfall.

Really disappointed in Vishnu
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Guys-- Currently out of the country on a tuning trip and wifi is spotty at best.

As we've said before, if you need an unlock, just email us and we can email you a special firmware file that clears the VIN lock. This is nothing new. But it is a short-term solution until the new firmware is released. I will be back to the office mid next week to put the final touches on the new twin turbo firmware. I admit that it has taken longer to finish than anticipated. Main updates include:

-No Vin locking
-PWM meth will be functional on flexfuel map
-Will support external MAP sensor (any map sensor, not just 3.5bar) for high 20+psi
-No rough cold starts when running straight E85 (requires ProcedeFlash)
-Methanol purge function active (just like the ST firmware)

Best Regards,
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Guys-- Currently out of the country on a tuning trip and wifi is spotty at best.

As we've said before, if you need an unlock, just email us and we can email you a special firmware file that clears the VIN lock. This is nothing new. But it is a short-term solution until the new firmware is released. I will be back to the office mid next week to put the final touches on the new twin turbo firmware. I admit that it has taken longer to finish than anticipated. Main updates include:

-No Vin locking
-PWM meth will be functional on flexfuel map
-Will support external MAP sensor (any map sensor, not just 3.5bar) for high 20+psi
-No rough cold starts when running straight E85 (requires ProcedeFlash)
-Methanol purge function active (just like the ST firmware)

Best Regards,
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Great news. About the Procede that is and not the terrible WiFi.

Despite some of the people in this thread it seems there is still a lot of excitement around your product. With this new firmware and E85 only just being available where I live, it looks like I picked a good time to jump on the BMW/N54 train.
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A friend of mine emailed me the unlocked firmware he got. I can post it up for you all once I get home tonight. I no longer use my procede and since switched to Cobb.
HELL YEAH!

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If you can upload the file as an attachment to the tread. OP might be able to add it to the main post which would be awesome!
I'll be more than happy to do it if nobody objects.

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As we've said before, if you need an unlock, just email us and we can email you a special firmware file that clears the VIN lock. This is nothing new.
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New to me, but definitely nice to know. Saved me $100.

Thanks.
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