Operation Guide for Formatting IM508 Stuck on Startup Page !!

Operation Guide for Formatting Autel IM508 Stuck on Startup Page

One of our customer who own an Autel MaxiIM IM508 machine, when he use IM508 to do key programming for his vehicle, he got a problem. The machine stuck on the startup page and can not continue anymore.

im508 stuck on start page

But how to solve this problem when using machine ?

Here we share steps which provided by Autel factory engineer

I. Set up Computer Circumstances
1. Install RK driver
Open the folder “RK_DriverAssitant”, run Driverintall.exe, following the on-screen prompts to install the driver.

2. Install Google-USB driver
Some computers may need to install this driver.

Open the folder “Google-USB_driver”; If your computer OS is 32-bit, run DPInst32.exe and if your computer OS is 64-bit, run DPInst64.exe.

If you have already installed this driver before, please go directly to next step.

II. Reflash the Device
!!Attention:This procedure will format your device and will delete the data on your device.

3. Run Reflasing Tool
Open the folder “AndroidTool_Release_v2.1”, run AndroidTool.exe, the reflashing window will be displayed as shown in the figure below.

im508 format machine

4. Turn Your Device into Reflashing Mode
Connect your device to computer with USB cable and wait until the computer recognizes the device.

You can check the connection status via Device Manager on your computer.
As it is shown in the red mark on the figure below, the device was already recognized by the computer.

im508 format machine 1

5. Ready to Reflash.
Double click on the script named “reboot to loader.bat”;

im508 format machine 2

If it is run successfully, there will be a prompt message “Found One LOADER Device” displayed on the reboot window (as shown in the figure below).
After you saw this message, click “Run” button to start and wait till rooting process completed.

im508 format machine 3

How to configure the online programming function for Launch X431 PAD VII/X431 Pro5

How to configure the online programming function for Launch X431 PAD VII/X431 Pro5

Firstly,Go to Other – Device – File Management – cnlaunch folder – X431PADV – assets directory and find the file named StdCfg.ini.




Open StdCfg.ini with a text editor, click the edit button on the upper right to put the file in editing mode, find the fields OnlineFlash and Flash, the default value is 0, which means the diagnostic software does not support online programming, click the corresponding field, and change the value to 1, then save. After successful saving, the corresponding value will change to 1, as circled in the figure below, indicating that the diagnostic software can support online programming function.


Autel MaxiPro MP900 VS MP808, MP900BT VS MP808BT, MP900TS VS MP808TS

Autel MaxiPro MP900 VS MP808, MP900BT VS MP808BT, MP900TS VS MP808TS

In this article, we will compare six of the most popular OBDII Diagnostic Scanners from Autel: Autel MaxiPRO MP900, Autel MaxiPro MP808, Autel MaxiPRO MP900TS, Autel MaxiPro MP808TS, Autel MaxiPRO MP900BT, Autel MaxiPro MP808BT. Many people may get confused when they need to make a decision among the six Diagnostic Scanners. This does not come out with no reason. They have similar features and functions. Read this blog and you will learn the difference among these four diagnostic scan tool.

Comparison Chart

comparison chart

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Launch X431 IMMO Plus vs IMMO Elite vs X431 V+ vs PAD VII

Launch X431 Xprog3 with GIII is used to  program Benz/BMW/VAG/Porsche keys and clone or replace ECU/TCU modules.What’s the difference among Launch X431 IMMO Plus,IMMO Elite,X431V+ and X431 PAD VII with Xprog3 ?

difference among launch series

difference among launch series

In sum:
IMMO Plus has the same key programming and ECU/TCU clone functions as IMMO Elite.The difference between these two is that IMMO Elite has basic diagnostics but IMMO Plus has full diagnostics
IMMO tablets support newer vehicle immo programming,i.e Volvo pre-2022,Toyota pre-2022,X431 V+ and PAD VII do not.
PAD VII supports online programming, others do not.
To clone or replace ECU or gearbox TCU with X-prog3,your tablet should have the ability to connect via USB.Lanuch X431 V+ only connects via Bluetooth, so X431V+ with GIII can not clone ECU/TCU.

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Launch X431 V+ Bluetooth Connection                                           Launch X431 IMMO Plus USB Connection

Xprog3 Support ECU/TCU Clone Type

ecu tcu clone type

Programm Volvo V40 2018 AKL by Autel IM608 PRO

Autel IM508/ IM608PRO is good at Programming Volvo before year 2018 AKL.

This article is a review of Autel IM608 PRO on Volvo:
2018 VOLVO V40 all key lost by OBD
Autel IM608 no problem
Take a look at the process.
Go to
IMMO>>Volvo>>Automatic selection
Vehicle info.


Semi-smart key>>Immo status scan


Select “All Key Lost”.
Turn off Bluetooth, connect VCI.


Key info.


Clear all keys.




Insert new key into slot to learn it.


Turn off ignition, remove newly-added key.




Car starts and remote works.


Done! 2018 Volvo V40 AKL Programming by OBD using IM608 PRO Tablet No Problem

How to Activate and Update Autel MaxiIM KM100E ?

How to Activate and Update Autel MaxiIM KM100E ?

Autel MaxiIM KM100E is an advanced key and immobilizer touchscreen tablet capable of smart key creation and IMMO learning via OBD. This 5.5-inch, Android touchscreen tablet with Bluetooth VCI can program the Autel IKEY as a smart key replacement for more than 700 vehicles and offers IMMO programming capability for multiple vehicle brands including for BMW, for Volkswagen, for Toyota, for Honda, and for General Motors. Additional innovative features include key renewal and Transponder Editing of 20 supported protocols.

But there have some customers dont know how to activate and update this KM100 , so lets check the steps as bellowing :
Step1 : Turn on Autel KM100,
Accept disclaimer, and click “Do not remind me again”.


Step 2 : Go to Settings>>System Settings>>WLAN
Connect Autel KM100 to Wi-Fi.
Step 3 : Back to “Settings”, and select “VCI manager”.
Connect VCI to device by USB cable.


Step 4 : Switch to “Firmware upgrade” and update firmware if there is one available.


Step 5: Back to Homepage, select “Update”.
Download “System Program”.


After it’s done, device will reboot automatically.
Step 6 : Back to “Update” again, download “KeytoolDiag”.


Step 7 : Then download all immo programs required.


Now we can use this Autel KM100.

Check new updates often in “Update” menu.
When there is one available, you can update the software by prompts


Program 2020-2022 Hyundai i10 ID4A All Keys Lost By Autel IM508

Program 2020-2022 Hyundai i10 ID4A All Keys Lost By Autel IM508


Autel MaxiIM IM508 Key Programmer (In 2022 we recommend Autel IM508 + XP400 Pro) is able to program 2020-2022 Hyundai i10 ID4A all keys lost by OBD with free pin code. Follow the steps below to learn how to do.

Connect Autel IM508 to OBD,
IMMO >> Hyundai >> Manual selection >> Europe >> I10(AC3) >> 2020- >> Smart key >> Yes >> Immo status scan >> Read PIN >> Read pin code(4A smart card)
This function only supports models with 4A chip type smart card. Please ensure the key type is correct!
Press the START button, turn the Hazard warning light on.
Password was read out: 439476.





All keys lost(guided) >> Start
This function supports add key and all key lost;
Performing this function will erase all existing keys, all the old keys must be relearned again to be able to use normally. Press “Yes” to continue.

Turn the ignition off
(note: the instrument screen is black)
Open and then close the driver door once!
Please enter the 6-digit security code: 439476
Click “OK” to complete the following steps:
Within 5s after “OK” is pressed. Use the back or top of the Universal Smart Key to hold down the START button for 5s until the anti-theft lamps flash.
(If the operation failed with the prompts, please remove the key case and re-execute the above steps so that the key chip can be successfully.)
Programming succeeded.
Number of current keys: 1
This is how to program 2022 Hyundai i10 ID4A all keys lost with Autel IM508.





Autel IM608 Pro or Autel IM608, what is the difference?

Autel IM608 Pro or Autel IM608, what is the difference?

Autel MaxiIM IM608 Pro with IMMO XP400 Pro is the most advanced and unique all in one key programming and diagnostic tool that combines advanced key programming, all systems diagnostics, and advanced services in one Android based 10.1-inch touchscreen tablet. It is equipped with XP400 PRO key programmer and MaxiFlash ECU programmer to provide complete coverage of IMMO and programming functions. IM608 PRO provides you with all special functions to quickly diagnose all modules for the majority of the makes and models on the market. It is the unprecedented key programming and diagnostic tool that you ever wanted.

Autel MaxiIM IM608 with Enhanced XP400 Key Programmer is the most advanced and comprehensive all-in-one car key programming and diagnostic tool that integrates professional key programming, all system diagnostic, Bi-directional control and 31+ reset services. Equipped with XP400 Key Programmer and MaxiFlash J-2534 VCI to offer complete IMMO coverage and programming functions. Autel IM608 offers smart mode and expert mode to satisfy different need and improve working efficiency.


The only difference between IM608 and IM608 Pro is the programmer that comes with the tablet. The tablets themselves IM608 and IM608Pro have no difference in terms of hardware and software. All keep the same. As for the difference of XP400 and XP400Pro, the main difference is the hardware upgrade

But the good thing is you can buy XP400Pro and optional adaptors together with any Autel key programming tool like IM608 and IM508 to have the same features with IM608Pro&XP400Pro and optional adaptors.

XP400Pro programmer upgrade and improvement compare to XP400
Fixed the problem of connecting the XP400 to the vehicle ODB connector causing the burnout of the device.
Fixed the stabilityproblem of using APB102 IR key to read/write.
Upgrade the hardware of programmer, Chip read/write function is more stable and support moreEEPROM chips.
Fixed theproblem of EERPOM adaptor APB101 can’t read/write EEPROM chip and rename it as APA129.
Rename accessories APA104、APA105、APA106 as APA107、APA108、APA109.
APA108 and APA109 cable length is shorter than before, reducingthe signal interference.

XP400 Pro add support for following chips
(1) EEPROM–>>AMD–>>AM29FXXX series chip;
(2) EEPROM–>> FUJITSU–>> MB29FXXXseries chip;
(3) EEPROM–>> ST–>> M29FXXXseries chip;
(4) Engine control module–>> ST–>> M29FXXXseries chip;
(5) IMMO–>> BENZ–>> ESL_W209_W906(Motorola) read/write/erase function;
(6) IMMO–>> BMW–>>EWS3 module read/write function;
(7) REMOTE_RENEW(renew key)–>> NEC–>> V51 and V57 chip read/write/erase;(Support original dealer key learning with key dump mode.)

XP400 Pro adds support for following adaptor board
(1) APB113 PCF79XXadaptor;
(2) APB114 EWS3 adaptor;
(3) APB115 NEC Adapter;
(4) APB118 NEC ELV adaptor;
(5) APB119 TB28FXXXadaptor;
(6) APB120 TMS370adaptor;
(7) APB121 AM29FXXX Adaptor;
(8) APB122 AM29FXXX adaptor;
(9) APB123 AM29FXXX adaptor;
(10) APB126 M35080/D80 adaptor board;
(11) APB127 MC68HC0(7)05BXX adaptor;
(12) APB128 MC68HC05X32 adaptor;

X400pro supports 12 types of unlocking smart key
BMW E Chasis remote control
OE 315 remote refresh
OE 868 remote refresh
Aftermarket remote control refresh
BMW F Chasis remote control
315 remote refresh
433 remote refresh
868 remote refresh
Audi–semi smart key
Audi–smart key