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      07-01-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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MHD Flash - WHAT CABLE COMBINATION WITH HARDWARE WORKS THREAD!

After much "research". (watching this thread) I have noticed the following pattern of what works 100% and what doesn't.

Martial @ MHD suggested nabbing the "bimmer software .com" cable and it has worked for everyone who I can see on this thread has bought it. (Me as well).

EDIT: There has been a report of a single non working One Stop Electronics cable. My suggestion is now to spend the $40 on the "bimmer software .com" cable.

And since his advice was so helpful this is his suggestion for anyone wanting to run his software in Europe:
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And as an alternative for Europe, this cable-shack cable (D-Line for post-07 builds, K-line for everyone else) http://www.cable-shack.co.uk/products.php has also been proven to work.




If you get a cable from any of these sources that does not work please respond to this post and I will amend it with a note of which one didn't work.



Thanks again everyone and Martial for your help with this tune and the amount of attention you pay to these forums.



Trend noticed: the white (clear) cable seems to be the one that causes issues and does not read from the ECU
The white cable has not had a noticed issue.

I have personally noticed that if the cable comes bundled with a software disc, that it definitely DOES NOT work.

The green chip cables work 100% from what I've seen.

The blue chip cables seem to be for the older K-Line vehicles (pre-08)
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I have also just purchased the onestopelectronics cable. Should that fail to work with the parts I have in Post #1 of this thread then I will try other OTG cables.
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Cable-shack D-Can Cable
http://www.cable-shack.co.uk/products.php

works with LG G4, Samsung S4 and S5, and the Samsung Tablet.
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Cable-shack D-Can Cable
http://www.cable-shack.co.uk/products.php

works with LG G4, Samsung S4 and S5, and the Samsung Tablet.
Thanks for posting the link, do you by chance (just in case) know which OTG cable you used with it?
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Thanks for posting the link, do you by chance (just in case) know which OTG cable you used with it?
It was some generic one at Best Buy. Not sure on the brand.
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Nexus 7 tablet (late 2013) with one stop cable and $2.49 eBay OTG. Though I may buy a better OTG.
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I use this OTG cable: http://www.amazon.co.uk/GENUINE-NOKI.../dp/B004APRKLS

It's USB A so the bit that plugs into the phone is squared. I filed it down carefully and it fits the phone perfectly.
I do have a few other cheap OTG cables from ebay that also work but this one has great build quality and the connections at each end are very snug so there's no chance of dislodging the cable accidentally.

I did notice both those OBD cables you linked in the OP state that they only work on cars up until 2008. I know they state that the support both DCAN and KCAN but the cables that people claim to have success with all say they support cars from 2008 onwards.

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I did notice both those OBD cables you linked in the OP state that they only work on cars up until 2008. I know they state that the support both DCAN and KCAN but the cables that people claim to have success with all say they support cars from 2008 onwards.
Good catch, well the cutoff for MSD80 to MSD81 was from 07 to 08 sometime iirc. The cables do say that they should work with 08+ as DCAN, so I am not sure. Do you have a link to one that is specifically 08+, I bought the linked cable from another poster who claimed it worked (kcrius K+DCAN)
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I use this K+DCAN cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=11...332190_TE_dp_1

And this OTG cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

With my Galaxy S5 MHD works great. First flash took about 15 minutes.
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I use this K+DCAN cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?R=11...332190_TE_dp_1

And this OTG cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

With my Galaxy S5 MHD works great. First flash took about 15 minutes.
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Both worked great on the S3 I had laying around. Flash took 38min as expected since I'm 2008 DCAN.
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wow poor guy how bout you come to PB in the next two days and lets figure this out.

We can see if the cable that works for my 2008 works for yours too

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wow poor guy how bout you come to PB in the next two days and lets figure this out.

We can see if the cable that works for my 2008 works for yours too

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Thanks haha. I pm'd you
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Good catch, well the cutoff for MSD80 to MSD81 was from 07 to 08 sometime iirc. The cables do say that they should work with 08+ as DCAN, so I am not sure. Do you have a link to one that is specifically 08+, I bought the linked cable from another poster who claimed it worked (kcrius K+DCAN)
This one is what I would be buying if I needed a new cable: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271796230565

Then there's this one which I'm tempted to just buy and see if it works: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261742758117
Looks like every other cheap cable out there but does say it works on cars until 2012. Probably best to get the first item if you want to avoid getting another dud cable.

The first item is from the same company I got my current cable from and it works perfectly. The one I linked to isn't the same design but seems to be the replacement.
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This one is what I would be buying if I needed a new cable: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271796230565

Then there's this one which I'm tempted to just buy and see if it works: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261742758117
Looks like every other cheap cable out there but does say it works on cars until 2012. Probably best to get the first item if you want to avoid getting another dud cable.

The first item is from the same company I got my current cable from and it works perfectly. The one I linked to isn't the same design but seems to be the replacement.
Thanks for the useful info. If the onestopelectronics one is a bust I'll try the first ebay one next!
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Onestop cable will work...just chill lol
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One stop electronics, radio shack brand otg cable and HTC one m8 works for me.
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OTG cable: Supplied with Sony Xperia
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This setup works for me:

Dragon Touch Y88X Tablet: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00

BCables silver K + DCAN cable: http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-USB-OBD-...item2353af63f8
This turned out to be an excellent package for coding.

Monoprice OTG cable: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o03_s00
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