How to Replace Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Old Battery?

Topic: how to replace the old battery with the new one of Xhorse Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine.
PS: usually, the battery life is long enough that the user doesn’t need to replace it.
Look at the new battery of Xhorse Dolphin XP005 cutting machine.
One screwdriver
  1. Lay the machine, face its base.
  1. Use a screwdriver to loosen its screws and feet.
You will see the black box, that’s battery which is connected to the machine with 3 wires.
  1. Unscrew all 8 screws on the two sides.
  1. Remove the 4 screws on both sides of the battery.
Unplug the 3 wires to the battery.
  1. The old battery is removed, ready to replace the new battery.
Please do from step 4 to step 1.
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Will Xhorse Condor Cut smart fortwo 3 button key?

Have Smart fortwo 2003 with the button remote key. how do we cut this one? I have Condor XC mini and Condor Dolphin if that helps.
Smart 450 uses YM23.
Condor can make these 100%.
Also hu100r works fine.
Never by code.
If you measure up the cuts, you could select a similar keytype.
Or possible cut a depth of 1 on two positions.
The update tool allows you to create your own custom key files
I assume that your Condor mini can do the same as my master 007.
I have created a YM23 with 8 cuts. I placed it in the mercedes key folder.
Not sure that we can exchange theys files, but let us try.
Could someone load this custom KeyData.u file in there Condor.
Mini and or master.
Place the KeyData.u file in your condor file that contains: Condor 007 update software V1.0.5
Then open the CustomKeyTools,
Connect your pc with your condor using usb, and press synchronize.
Credits to @ rob h (dk member)

Condor Mini Plus Update Instacode Solution

Question 1: if you have an update for Instacode Live for the Condor XC-Mini Plus.  I already pay for Instacode and when I try to add my machine to my preferred cutting machine, it only has Condor Mini Bluetooth connection.
Question 2: After opening “CustomKey Tools”, I notice these options are under development, will you update in the near future?


condor-mini-plus-instacode-faq-2 engineer reply:
  1. In fact, Condor MINI plus Bluetooth communication port same as Condor XC-MINI, so if you activation authorization from instacode live, you can connect the machine to APP directly.
  1. For Xhorse customize key data software, same you can use KM03 software, after you make the new profile of customize keys, you can connect machine to PC, then run sync data function. (after sync you can find customize data from cut by bitting)

Condor XC-Mini Fail Drill Not Detected Solution

When doing Xhorse Condor XC-mini self-test height level adjustment operation, condor gave an error “Fail: Drill Error Not Detected” when cutting keys.
Must init PDE for change probe or drill.






Please do:
machine main page—self test—electrical conductivity measurement,
follow the screen instructions, take a video about testing result and send us the operation steps.
We’ll analyse and report the result to you.

Dolphin XP005 Adds Key Biting Scanning Function

Xhorse App V1.6.7 adds key bitting scanning from photo function.
Xhorse App V1.6.7 Update:
Support connect more than 1 device at the same time
Support scan key bitting from photo
Improvement for online copy
Improvement for auto connect
Improvement for search remote
Xhorse DOLPHIN XP005 key cutting machine now with key scanning functions. Will improve more in time.







How to use Xhorse Dolphin XP005 key duplication function?

How to use Condor Dolphin XP005 key duplication?
Car models and years are needed for key duplication




1) Click on “Vehicle Database” on the main page
2) Select or type the car maker
3) Select the car model
4) Select the car model and year
5) Follow the tips on screen and correctly put the key on the clamp, click “Decode key”
6) After getting the original key bit, put an new blank key and click on “Cutting Key”

How to Update Xhorse Dolphin XP005 Software and Database?

Xhorse Condor Dolphin XP005 Key cutting machine Online Update

Database online update
1) Enter Dolphin XP-005 main interface and click “Update”
2) Click “Database update”
3) If you find a new version, click “Update” and download the new version. Click on “OK” after download database success.
*If cellphone connected by mobile internet data, a prompt saying that download maybe costs data fee, recommend downloading by WiFi.
Upgrade by upgrade kit
Three ways to get the update package.
1. Contact us for the upgrade kit
2. Send an email titled “update tool” to support@
3. Consult with online customer service on Xhorse App.
Steps to update both database and firmware with update package
1) Connect the dolphin with a computer through USB cable, run ‘Upgrade Kit’ ,and click “Find Device”
2) The connected device will be recognized and shown on left corner .
3) If the device cannot be found, follow the tips on screen and click ‘Yes’ to install driver.
4) Select DOLPHIN1 and install driver.
5) When the dolphin machine is found, click ‘Upgrade’
6) It takes a few minutes to complete upgrading. Please make sure the USB cable is always well connected when upgrading.

Condor XC-Mini Plus and Condor Dolphin XP005 Table Comparison

2019 new Xhorse key cutting machines Condor XC-Mini II vs. Dolphin XP005.
Key Cutting Machines Condor XC-Mini Plus Condor Dolphin XP-005
LED Display 1024×600 Adjustable Touch-Screen
Small screen showing battery and Bluetooth status
Spindle Electric spindle brushless 300, built-in angular contact bearing Mechanical shaft +60W DC motor (with a foreign model)” “Electric spindle brushless 300W, built-in angular contact bearing
Transmission mechanism Ball screw T-shaped screw + anti-backlash nut
Guide Cross-track Roller guide
Shell Plastic outer casing body is formed by body alloying die casting Base aluminum alloy die-casting, the upper body is made of plastic shell and the body is made of integrated aluminum alloy die-casting.
Operating system Stand-alone/ mobile phone APP mobile phone APP only
Battery Without built-in battery.

With built-in battery. 3 hours to fully charge. Full battery cut up to 30 keys
Built-in Database Yes No
All Keys Lost Yes, offline operation Yes, must enable network connection.*
Accuracy more accurate Less accurate
Offline operation Standby No
Service life/ mechanical endurance Longer Shorter
Weight Net Weight: 18kg

Gross Weight: 22.9kg
Net Weight: 15kg
Gross Weight: 18kg
Motor Rotation Speed 9000rpm 10000-13000RPM
Cutting power: 200W 100W
Protection cover Comprehensive protection Simple protective cover. . Smaller, better wear goggles
VVD binding Yes Yes
Clamp M1 clamp (included)

M2 clamp (included)
M3 clamp (optional)
M4 clamp (optional)
M1 clamp (included)

M2 clamp (included)
M3 clamp (optional)
M4 clamp (optional)
Warranty 3 Years 1 Year
Update Update online via Xhorse Update Kit Update online via Xhorse Update Kit
Price US$3,099 Free Shipping US$1,950 Free Shipping
*Once enable network connection in Condor Dolphin Xp005, the all keys lost database is the same as Condor Mini Plus offline mode.
In Conclusion:
Condor XC-Mini Plus is powerful and faster than Condor Dolphin. With built-in database can do all keys lost offline.  More accurate than dolphin.
Condor Dolphin is based on mobile app, it is smaller, lighter and much cheaper.
It depends your budget. Condor Mini Plus is a good buy in a long run.

How to cut VW HU66 Key with Condor Dolphin XP005?

How-to: decode and cut VW Polo HU66 using Xhorse Condor Dolphin XP005 key cutting machine.
1.Decode HU66
In Xhorse App, select Vehicle Database->Volkswagen->Polo->HU66






Align M2 Clamp
Press Decode Key
Decoding key in process
Condor Dolphin decode key success
2. Cut HU66
Press Find Bitting
Bitting is correct
Press key 1 bitting
Select Cutting Key
Cutting key in process


Cut key success
Test the new key. It works!

Xhorse Condor XC-Mini Volvo HU56R Bug Solution

I just bought condor mini key cutter for one month, and already update to latest firmware, v2.1.1. Volvo HU56 thickness setting wrongly, it should be 2.5mm, and cutting thickness should be 1mm. volvo v40 key eats like 0.6 or more mm deeper than it should. it ate the clamp!!! and not very accurate.
About Volvo HU56R condor machine database the key thickness is 3mm and cutting depth is 1.25mm
but if fact,users key is different, thickness is 2.5mm and cutting depth is 1mm.
so users can use define key data first ,named ‘HU56R-1_U’,later Xhorse will find a better solution.
1.connect PC to Condor machine
2.use attached software, sync’HU56R-1_U’ to condor xc-mini key cutting machine ‘cut by bitting’—enter ‘HU56R’ you will find HU56R-1_U,then cutting.
Note: Contact Xhorse engineer to get the define key data, skype: Xhorse-Support2.