Shooting wrote:Bulletpointing everything, what are you 6..... ffs
look, you clearly just want everything on the cheap and it annoys you, we get it.
If you genuinly believe it doesn't take millions to develop these tools then
produce your own! .. it'll take up years of your life and break your wallet and then the
Chinese producers can rip it off... but hey it'll be a good lesson for you....
I build prototypes and have worked in the industry for years, if it was this simple
I'd be a rich man by now. Seriously, you clearly don't understand R&D because anyone
actually in the industry knows.
And to finish, "FRY" is a industry standard term to define a blown circuit, as defined by Oxford English dictionary.
but of course you already knew this lol .. you seem to miss most points here..
Umm, no, it's just your "Rich West" perspective view. There are other countries on this planet, you know, where R&D can get you 20x as much bang for your buck.
A "blown circuit" is "fried", yes, but a programmer interface has no power over damaging MOS circuits, it can't just put +60V over a +5V line, there are no circuits like that in the ECU. Most likely you have meant "bricking the unit", which relates to non-functioning firmware and is recoverable by programming proper firmware by a direct method.
I don't want "everything on the cheap", quite the contrary, I'd pay for something that ACTUALLY WORKS. I have paid only too much for many original systems in my life, that are no better than an expensive paperweight. God knows how many years I spent just by installing Windows95... and what for?
For example: ECM titanium gives me 5, wrongly labeled maps, out of about 200 available in the ECU, none of the 1800 1-dimensional variables, and asks about 1 euro per file save (checksum recalculation). Is it worth it? Definitely not. Would I pay 5 euros if it had at least 50% of the ECU variables? Definitely! If it had all? I'd pay easily 20 euros for one edited, saved file! For many engines, the ECM Titanium is a pure ripoff. Would I pay 50 euros for a pinpoint accurate description file of my ECU firmware? Definitely YES!!
But as it is, ECM Titanium offers me nothing of any value. As an example, I'd like to correct the water heater operation at low temperatures and command it not to deplete the battery as much as in the original. Where do I do that?
The solution all the sellers of expensive HW and SW tools tell me to do is that I ALONE have to reverse-engineer that and that I HAVE TO PAY THEM for the privilege of doing so! That is perverse. I should be paying them for doing that for me, not paying for them to tell me to go fish.
I want to give money to the experts, not to some would-be wannabees.