ProTool

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My understanding is Pro tool can do essentially everything INPA can do. I'm not sure what kind of programming the you are trying to do exactly. But if the device takes programming then it can probably do it. @BimmerGeeks!
 

loopster

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Oct 12, 2019
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My understanding is Pro tool can do essentially everything INPA can do. I'm not sure what kind of programming the you are trying to do exactly. But if the device takes programming then it can probably do it. @BimmerGeeks!
I need to program an ABS module to my cars VIN. Some idiot put a used module on a 2007 BMW 328i I bought and did not code it to the vehicle.
 

fmorelli

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Aug 11, 2017
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My understanding is Pro tool can do essentially everything INPA can do. I'm not sure what kind of programming the you are trying to do exactly. But if the device takes programming then it can probably do it. @BimmerGeeks!
It's amazing to me the lack of general posts about Protools and what people are doing with it, generally speaking. Lots of commentary seems to start exactly as you have said, "my understanding ..."

I need to play with it some, but I'm still dorking around with my new Launch X431. All this stuff requires gaining nuanced experience ... so many hours in the day ...

That said Google is pretty weak on Protool stuff. My advise is to join up on Facebook BimmerGeeksProTool page ... it's active and paying attention to some of the back and forth is osmosis training.

FIlippo
 

loopster

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Oct 12, 2019
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It's amazing to me the lack of general posts about Protools and what people are doing with it, generally speaking. Lots of commentary seems to start exactly as you have said, "my understanding ..."

I need to play with it some, but I'm still dorking around with my new Launch X431. All this stuff requires gaining nuanced experience ... so many hours in the day ...

That said Google is pretty weak on Protool stuff. My advise is to join up on Facebook BimmerGeeksProTool page ... it's active and paying attention to some of the back and forth is osmosis training.

FIlippo
I was going to buy that Launch X431 myself, but I could not get any answers from anybody without them going around what I was trying to do. It seems nobody knows anything about their own product. I am so tired of spending hours trying to get software together only to find out that my 2007 BMW 328i E90 has the folder missing from the software. All I want to do is try and program this damn ABS module to the car. It's a act of god to do anything with a damn BMW. I got this one guy who post how to do this and how to set up the a software. He has a link to the software that the link is no longer there. Then when I ask him about it he says that I have to buy the software from him for some ungodly cost. Why would I paid a guy for software he did not design or owns. What a goof. I think that Launch X431 can program the steering wheel sensor. Which I think from what I hear I have to do because I replaced all the ABS sensors on the car. At least that's what I heard from one of these guys installing software.
 

fryj00

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Feb 8, 2020
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I've been using ProTool for a few months now and have gotten quite a lot of experience with it. It takes some time to get used to the layout but that's any software. The big thing to note is that the main screen and all subsequent module screens all have different functions so it takes a minute to get familiar with where to find the function you're looking for.

Things I've used it for:
Raised/lowered idle in DME functions
Changed VIN on replacement junction box module (JBE)
Coded DCC enabled in DTC mode
Pulled/cleared codes
Viewed live DME data via gauges and list view
 
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