How Far the Distance of Xhorse Smart Remote Key?

Today I’m gonna try how far is the distance of these remote fob lock alarms: an OEM key, other aftermarket key & Xhorse Universal Remote. This is taking a 2005 Honda Pilot as test.


As you can see, all remotes can work while I’m close to the vehicle. So I’m gonna go as far as I can.


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance  1


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 2



  • 100 feet far away

OEM key works.

Aftermarket key works.

Xhorse key works.


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 3


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 4



  • 200 feet far away

OEM key works.

Aftermarket key works.

Xhorse key works.


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 5


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 6



  • 300 feet far away

OEM key doesn’t work at all now, it stuck on his feet.

Aftermarket key sometimes works, but when I was getting closer 250 feet, it fails.

Xhorse key works.


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 7



  • 400 feet far away

None of them can work.

But Xhorse key can work when I was getting closer 350 feet.


Xhorse Universal Remote Key Distance 8



This is the comparison of how far with the fob remotes, it turns out that Xhorse Keys and Chips will be the farthest one. Approximately 350-400 feet, Xhorse remote wins.

VVDI Prog MCU Cable V1 V2 or V3 to Read Benz W211 HC12

I have w211 HC12 EIS 211 545 10 08 (3K91D). Xhorse VVDI Prog manual says use cable V3 but on picture with connection there is V1 cable (it tell to use V2 or modify V1).
In VVDI Prog software, I select EIZ-W211 (HC12), it failed to read and said chip crack failure.




So which cable do I need to use? Need be 100% sure which cable to use, in order to avoid (or minimalize) risk with that tricky 3k91d.
Anyone succeed reading W211 HC12 EIS with VVDI Prog recently?
Use MCU Reflash Cable V3 to read this mcu (confirmed by Xhorse engineer)
There is a new adjustment v3 for mcu cable.
Then try with 12v adaptor to vvdiprog
Choose correct EIS type
MCU reflash cable V2 modified to V3
vvdi-prog can read W211-ST very fast.  For HC12 need mcu cable modification.
Read w211 HC12 with R270 programmer no problem (new R280 should be ok)
R270 can read W211 HC12 eeprom and flash
Choose the correct masket of mcu of R270
Tried Xprog 5.0 clone, read successfully, keys generated and EIS is working with new keys.
Blue R260 clone also read this MCU no problem but with some software trick.
W211 has 0K50E and 3K91D
Here diagram for Xprog and R270
W211_0K50E (3K91D)
W211 HC12 wiring to R260

VVDI MB Tool V5.0.1 Update Features

Xhorse VVDI MB BGA Tool released to V5.0.1 on Sep. 9th, 2019.  This new version adds FBS4 disable key function.
VVDI MB Software V5.0.0/5.0.1
1. Password calculation: Improvement for W169 password calculation while all key lost
2. Password calculation: Improvement for the all key lost diagram
3. Password calculation: Improvement for the online calculation interface
4. Add FBS4 disable key function (Special function->FBS4 disable key)- Support W166/W205/W213/W218/W222/W246 type
5. Bugfix
Update via Upgrade Kit App
Free Download VVDI MB software V5.0.1
Note:  vvdi mb v5.0.0 has bugs. Xhorse fixed it already, New version came out 5.0.1, Tested and this version works.

Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool User Instruction

Here’s the quick guide of Xhorse VVDI Mini Key Tool Remote Maker.
Function & Feature:
Transponder Clone
Transponder Generation
Remote Generation
Remote Cloning
Bluetooth connection
Based on Mobile App
Test frequency within 30cm
Free 48 96bit transponder activation & 1 year free token (1 token each day)
Free Toyota H transponder generation function activation
VVDI Mini Keytool quick guide
Outlook & Buttons
Device S/N & LCD screen with Bluetooth/Firmware version/Bluetooth status
Transponder detection & frequency test  (stand-alone, no need Xhorse App)
Search and download Xhorse App from Google Play Store or iOS App Store
Enter the main interface of App, click on “Add device” to connect
Enable bluetooth connection on your mobile phone
Search for new device and pair the mini keytool according to SN.
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Which Xhorse VVDI Tool and program key for Mini Cooper?

What Xhorse tool can you get for programming mini cooper?
VVDI KeyTool? That’s not for programming.
VVDI Key Tool is chip cloning, chip generator, frequency tester, remote generator dan can reset some used remote/smartkeys to the virgin state.
You need VVDI2 for key programming.
But from what i learn from many friends in many forums it’s quite good for BMW Mini Cas 1, 2, 3, 3+ and may be 4.
As far as i know most of them can be done via OBD (with the exception Cas 3+ in which you need to back up the Cas first by reading it on bench – needed VVDI Prog) but in case you are not really so sure make back up first.
We don’t do BMW or European cars here (not so often). Most of the time we deal with Japan cars.
Look here: how does Xhorse VVDI2 BMW program a new key to mini cooper
Car: Mini Cooper Hatch 3 2018
System: FEM / BDC system from BMW
Tip: How to know yours is CAS4 or FEM?
Method: on the table
There are 5 steps to program FEM/BDC key:
 Attention please!!!
– You can directly backup/restore coding
– You have to pre-setup the FEM/BDC module before deleting/adding keys or resetting keys
– You’ll be told other tools need to be used first to program the FEM/BDC system, then setup FEM/BDC via VVDI2. It happens when you do FEM/BDC key learning, and you don’t have a working software version
– You’d better not close the VVDI2 interface when you pre-setup FEM/BDC
– You need do with 95128(FEM) or 95256(BDC) chip when pre-setup FEM/BDC
Note: there are two 8-pin chips; do not disassemble the wrong chip; better refer to the wiring diagram
– You must restore original EEPROM data, restore coding when pre-setup FEM/BDC. If you fail to restore coding or the remote cannot start or something wrong with the window (or other failures probably) after coding restore and FEM/BDC installation, please use other tools to do re-coding FEM/BDC
– Ask tech support for help, if the replay sounds continuously after supplying power to the FEM/BDC. Usually, it needs programming.

How to cut Ford tibbe key using Condor Dolphin?

Demonstration:  Ford tibbe key All keys lost key cutting by Xhorse Condor Dolphin XP-005  key cutting machine and M3 Clamp.
Download Condor Dolphin App and connect mobile phone via Bluetooth




In App, select All Key Lost->Ford
Enter key code to continue
Condor Dolphin XP005 prompts to use Clamp M3
Align the clamp
Press Cutting Key and Continue
Turn over the key to the A side 1 position
Turn over the key to the A side 2 position
Turn over the key to the A side 3 position
Turn over the key to the A side 4 position
Turn over the key to the B side 2 position
Turn over the key to the B side 4 position
Turn over the key to the C side 1 position


Condor Dolphin cut key completed