VVDI MB or CGDI MB to add FBS4 key?

The answer is only dealer can add FBS4 keys. VVDI MB tool V5.0.2 can disable FBS4 key, CGDI MB can read FBS4 keys.
1. Since VVDI MB V5.0.1, it adds FBS4 disable key function(Special function->FBS4 disable key)- Support
W166/W205/W213/W218/W222/W246 type.
2. CGDI MB can read FBS4 keys:
CGDI can read FBS4 keys and knows if it’s in a working status or if the key is damaged;
That is CGDI can’t make calculation for FBS4 . Only Read to know the status.


FBS4 applicable models: April 2013 to Present, Model W212; July 2013 to Present, Models 166, 207, V212; September 2014 to Present, Model 218; November 2014 to Present, Models 117, 156; April 2015 to Present, Model 172; MY-AII, Models 205, 217, 218, 222, 231.
MY2013, Model 166 with Code 803, Models 207 and 212 with Code 804.
Besides, you can check SA Codes on vehicle data card or use any suitable online vin decoder to see SA codes related to your vin. You are looking for the presence of SA code 803 or 804, depending on the Model this means vehicle is FBS4 related.

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.

VVDI MB W164 2010Y All keys lost without gateway

I made W164ML 2010Y
but not working for all keys lost, but can only read the info.
Attach the error images:








  1. When you collect the EIS data, you should choose W164 not W166.
  1. Choose “IR” to read the EIS, to see if it can read out successfully.
The result is: Of course I did. You cannot use password calculation. Reading of EIS data is possible.
yesterday W216 key making.
  1. For W164, it needs to connect the gateway.
Finally, W164 all keys lost key programming done.
I didn’t use the gateway, nor the extra adapter, I used W221 cable.
After all hundreds of times the old-fashioned and withdrew key.

VVDI MB Tool Software V4.8.0 Update Features

Xhorse VVDI MB BGA Tool key programmer software released to V4.8.0 adding Mercedes W215, W220, W230 password calculation when all keys have lost.
VVDI MB TOOL latest software version V4.8.0 update
************************************************** **********************
*** 2019-01-27
*** Require firmware V4.5.0
************************************************** **********************
===== BENZ V4.8.0 =====
1. This update no need update the firmware
2. Support W215, W220, W230 calculate password while all key lost:
a. No more need MCU’s de/soldering, very safe and quickly
b. Support W215, W220 get key password with slow method (All KEY LOST, 2-3hours)
c. Support W230 get key password with slow method (All KEY LOST, 2-3hours)
VVDI MB support all the FBS3 EIS while all key lost:
W166, W197, W212, W218, W246
W172, W204, W207
W164, W251 (-2009)
W164, W251 (2009-)
W169, W209, W211
W202, W208, W210
W215, W220
W203, W463, W639
3. Bugfix

VVDI MB Tool supported Mercedes All Keys Lost Car List

Until now (V6.1.0) Xhorse VVDI MB Tool supports all key lost EIS type(FBS3):
W166, W197, W212, W218, W246
W172, W204, W207
W164, W251 (-2009)
W164, W251 (2009-)
W169, W209, W211
W202, W208, W210
W203, W463, W639
Some youtube guides:
VVDI MB Program Benz W211 All Keys Lost
VVDI MB bga tool calculate W204 W207 all key lost key pass
VVDI MB BGA Tool Program Mercedes W207 All Keys Lost and Change EIS
VVDI MB Program w212 w166 all keys lost
program Mercedes W202,208,210 when all key lost via OBD with Vvdi MB Tool
How To Make Key For Old W203 EIS All Key Lost By VVDI MB

Xhorse VVDI MB V4.7.0 adds W164 W221 All Key Lost

Xhorse VVDI MB BGA Tool key programmer released new software V4.7.0.  This version adds Mercedes Benz W164 and W221 all keys lost programming.
VVDI MB atest software version V4.7.0 update
*** 2019-01-18
*** Require firmware V4.5.0
************************************************** **********************
===== BENZ V4.7.0 =====
1. This update no need update the firmware
2. Password calculation for ALL KEY LOST: Support W164/W251(-2009), W221 calculate password when all key lost:
a. Support W164/W251(-2009) get key password with slow method (All KEY LOST, 25minutes-1.5hour)
b. Support W221 get key password with VVDI MB Power Adapter (All KEY LOST, no need re-insert IR, 15minutes)
c. Support W221 get key password with slow method (All KEY LOST, 25minutes-1.5hour)
Until now VVDI MB support all key lost EIS type(FBS3):
W166, W197, W212, W218, W246
W172, W204, W207
W164, W251 (-2009)
W164, W251 (2009-)
W169, W209, W211
W202, W208, W210
W203, W463, W639
3. Bugfix
Free Download VVDI MB Tool V4.7.0 Software

VVDI MB and AVDI Commander which to choose for MB Newbies?

I want to start programming MB keys in my little buisness and i want to know witch investment is better AVDI ABRITES Commander or VVDI MB BGA Tool?

Here are real working experience of AVDI/VVDI users.

simple compare price Xhorse update to Abritus update
Some people say Abritus no need pay for online tokens, but you pay a year subscription which cost more then Xhorse 1 year unlimited calculation

for benz Cars i think best choice is VVDI MB VVDI PROG and VVDI PROG EZS adapters this is all of you need

AVDI is good tool but you need sooo sooo much to pay, im have VVDI and maybe 3 year im working with this .. no any error any problem
I say go and buy VVDI MB + VVDI Prog

vvdi mb is best tool for money . for me its the best tool because i am not doing benz everyday so couldnt pay a abrites for that
the difference of what abrites can do more than vvdi mb is not worthing all that money to pay
2 of my freinds to bought vvdi mb and they are all happy and never complaine about anything and we all make benefits from jobs and payed the tool verry fast
xhorse is killing abrites and its good for beginners like me
abrites only thinks about money

I have both and to be honest I will use AVDI to calculate the PW on new Merc and then use VVDI to calculate the keys.
VVDI gives you the option to calculate all 8 keys and then sends you the file files for all 8, in any format you want.
AVDI only gives you the option of calculating 1 key and writing it directly to the key, not keeping the file.
Pay your $300 a year for unlimited calculations with xhorse and I believe your on a winner.

I’m also disappointed with avdi.
A couple days ago I have 09 AMG C63 W204, and I couldn’t
extract password,I was trying in the car and on the bench for two days and nothing. i was pisst, so I call up my friend he has VVDI,
I was suprise, in 5min the vvdi extract the paswword
so I ask myself, what I’m paying avdi for? I thought i have some reliable tools..I was wrong, and wasn’t even complicate car.The money I’m paid for the avidi is not wart it,spatially the tools let me down couple of time,I think that now that chinese making bether…. bether tools and cheap and even more reliable.
So I think, if you come to programming the key for MB ,VVDI MB is the good choise

My choice was the Abrites, because it is dearer for me, but if I will meet a Benz what can’t be done with it, I’ll buy VVDI too. As a good friend of mine said: ‘Every cent what the concurrence earns weakens your position’
So I think its ok if nobody can do the car, but it is unacceptable when just my toys aren’t good enough.