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Old 12-19-2018, 01:17 PM
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As far as paying for the updates, once again I do not speak for S.O. but they do have free interm updates via SSC. As far as the Autel goes, I have sent in many datalogs to them and to their sister company Auro as I have scan tools from both. Like here some things get fixed and some don't but I try and send in as much info as possible with the data log.
You are a good guy Steve and hopefully get positive results from your efforts . Re the free In-term SSC updates, Is Snappy now actually adding car coverage and restoring some functionality to 10 year old vehicles, between .2 and .4 updates, or fluff like system patches that prevent random errors, crashes or a even a Cascade failure to cover their own butts? If I buy a Snap On ratchet in the first half of 2018 and it is missing a tooth and the ratchet mechanism isn't revised before October , do you need to buy another new ratchet to correct the issue , or will they give me the revised ratchet mechanism for my 18.2 ratchet for free when it becomes available in April ? Lol
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You are a good guy Steve and hopefully get positive results from your efforts . Re the free In-term SSC updates, Is Snappy now actually adding car coverage and restoring some functionality to 10 year old vehicles, between .2 and .4 updates, or fluff like system patches that prevent random errors, crashes or a even a Cascade failure to cover their own butts? If I buy a Snap On ratchet in the first half of 2018 and it is missing a tooth and the ratchet mechanism isn't revised before October , do you need to buy another new ratchet to correct the issue , or will they give me the revised ratchet mechanism for my 18.2 ratchet for free when it becomes available in April ? Lol
Hahaha i like the analogy, but it's more like buying a 60 tooth gear 3/8 ratchet and a new 80 tooth gear 3/8 ratchet comes out; with the same grip, body, head etc.., and then expect to be able to trade the 60 tooth for an 80 tooth for free. Most likely it ain't gonna happen.

From my experience if its not a detrimental issue that causes the tool to become inoperable (unusable) then most likely there is no fix. If developers spent time fixing "old" issues they will never have time to build new features. If content for one year is missing they will most likely need to push along to get the next year's content in.
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As far as paying for the updates, once again I do not speak for S.O. but they do have free interm updates via SSC. As far as the Autel goes, I have sent in many datalogs to them and to their sister company Auro as I have scan tools from both. Like here some things get fixed and some don't but I try and send in as much info as possible with the data log.
Steve I was curious about what Auro model you have and how good it seems to be? Seems to be targeted to Locksmiths for cloning and key programming. The smaller cheaper 100 model has built in scanner for some codes, data and resets for various modules but no bi-directional, but the larger full deluxe 600 model is more like a MaxiCyst Pro or Elite with key cloning and programming and pretty pricey , but right now offering updates for life of tool.
Wonder if it be discontinued after 2 years and renamed the Oral 700 after the Chinglish Typo is discovered and corrected
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Steve I was curious about what Auro model you have and how good it seems to be? Seems to be targeted to Locksmiths for cloning and key programming. The smaller cheaper 100 model has built in scanner for some codes, data and resets for various modules but no bi-directional, but the larger full deluxe 600 model is more like a MaxiCyst Pro or Elite with key cloning and programming and pretty pricey , but right now offering updates for life of tool.
Wonder if it be discontinued after 2 years and renamed the Oral 700 after the Chinglish Typo is discovered and corrected

I have the IM100, no need for the IM600 as I have an Autel Maxisys Elite, so no sense in buying a redundant tool. As far as how good it is.... at this point it is fair at best. Missing a lot of vehicles. The reason for the low price and "free" lifetime updates is because of what it is missing. Being its really Autel and they spend as little as possible they let you join a closed Facebook page and that is where you post any failures. I have other tools that are MUCH better!

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I have the IM100, no need for the IM600 as I have an Autel Maxisys Elite, so no sense in buying a redundant tool. As far as how good it is.... as this point it is fair at best. Missing a lot of vehicles. The reason for the low price and "free" lifetime updates is because of what it is missing. Being its really Autel and they spend as little as possible they let you join a closed Facebook page and that is where you post any failures. I have other tools that are MUCH better!
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Thanks Steve, Since the intro of Auro , now I got to wonder if I buy the Total Care Update to get my MaxCyst Pro working again that the key programming capabilities might be going Bye Bye soon as they seem to get folk over the barrel to buy a new update , a new tool or resort to a Jbox now, quickly learning the ways of the West and charging more and end up with less.

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