SCT X3 FIRMWARE (3015)

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  1. 06monera96

    06monera96 LeShawno

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    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for the firmware used to update the SCT X3 flasher as mine has become a dod after the last update.
    Currently sating file system error
    need to reload

    SCT hotline / online chat has the file but they request me to send it in to get fix + cost to get fixed

    Any help would be grateful
    please send the files to [email protected]
     
  2. Dino Dino Bambino

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  3. fdjizm

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  5. 08MustangDude

    08MustangDude Resident Fuktard

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    I was told by the tuning companies, you should only update if your initial
    connection to the car and tune cannot be accomplished. When the tuners
    are updated, so are the calibration files and ECU IDs for later releases of
    ECUs. For the most part, they never actually update the tunes themselves.
    Thus, there is no need to update the tuner if it worked out of the box. People
    think that they need to update to get new or updated canned tunes, and that is
    just not the case. A 2009 tuner will have the same 2005-2008 tunes that are
    on a 2013 release tuner, there will not be a difference. The difference is, support
    for newer ECUs, that's it.

    They'll even tell you the risk of bricking the tuner every time you update, thus
    they do not recommend it unless your ECU or CALIBRATION is not recognized.
    Diablosport actually told me that when I asked about a Predator I had, that I
    wanted to update. They asked if it connected and tuned, I said YES, they said
    then there is no need to update it, that they hardly ever update an actual tune.
    If they did, it would be on the next generation model tuner. Any tune update
    would be because it caused an anomaly in the car.

    So, if your tuner worked when you got it, then there was no need to update it
    unless you bought a new car that had an ECU it did not support. You can still use
    a Predator tuner on mustangs. The InTune 1000, or 2000, will not have any
    improved anything anyway...
     
  6. fdjizm

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    Couldn't agree more, it's not an iPhone.
    If it installs a tune and keeps working there is ZERO need to update it. It's doing its job, leave it alone it's a device with only two jobs. It's for tuning and logging and if it's been doing those park that bitch in the trunk and leave it alone.

    Someone commented on me using my x3 at the track last year. He goes, oh man you gotta get the new x4! Lol for what!? Is it going to make me go faster!?
     
  7. 01yellerCobra

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    I didn't update my Xcal2 for 10 years. Never skipped a beat. Needed to update when I switched cars and now all I can use it for is datalogging.

    I wish SCT would come out with another Xcal2. I don't need all the extra crap. I just need it to hold a tune.
     
  8. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I had trouble datalogging with livelink II on an X3 so I tried to update it and it failed. I put an old firmware file back on it and use that X3 to load tunes and use a newer X3 to datalog with.
    SCT's customer support for X3's really sucks
     
  9. fdjizm

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    Live link 6.5 forever!
     
  10. 01yellerCobra

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    Psh. 4.2 is where it's at.
     
  11. 13v6

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    08MustangDude,
    Thanks for this info. I always saw to update the turner.

    I have always wondered why we just don't have software to install these tunes from our phones. Seems like it'd be easy enough. I guess they just make too much money from selling tuner devices.
     
  12. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    They had a device called the iTSX that pretty much did that. It was glitchy and less reliable than the handhelds.
    Not sure if it is still available.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2019 at 1:43 AM
  13. fdjizm

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    How's that running on your Windows 95 laptop? :roflmao:
     
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  14. Dino Dino Bambino

    Dino Dino Bambino I have a red car

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    You mean Windows 3.1 ha ha. ;)
    Damn, now I've just betrayed my age. :D
     
  15. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    I guess no one has ever had their car reflashed with the newest update? Pays to know people at dealerships. Reflash with fords fixes and then retune it with a new tune.
     
  16. 01yellerCobra

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    Please. Windows Vista all the way. I think my current tuning computer has Windows 7 actually.
     
  17. 01yellerCobra

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    That doesn't help with the hardware issue the OP is having though. He needs to have the tuner fixed or replaced.
     
  18. 13v6

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    I was just thinking back to when I bought my X3 back in 2013, I did need to do a firmware update. It changed from being able to only store a couple of tunes to the ability to store up to 10 tunes. I guess maybe they do a feature update every now and then.
     
  19. fdjizm

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    Who has 10 tunes that they are using? lol

    Wonder what firmware that was, it does sound cool to have that capability though
     
  20. stkjock

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    FYI, don't expect a response from him any more, he's no longer a member.
     
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