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      09-15-2021, 10:34 AM   #1
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Fontoevo has cracked G80 / G8X ECU

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Horsepowertechnics in conjunction with Fontoevo - who says they have cracked the G80 ECU.



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      09-15-2021, 11:38 AM   #2
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I DM'd them on Instagram it looks like it's legit they are going on the Dyno right now and will release power figures soon.
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They are partnering with bold cars out here in SoCal.
They tune m5's all day.. so hopefully this works
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      09-15-2021, 11:57 AM   #4
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Great video of how to prove that the DME is unlocked, but then end the video with a check engine light.
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Great video of how to prove that the DME is unlocked, but then end the video with a check engine light.
one of the connectors next to the DME was left disconnected,
there are no check engine light or any codes now
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      09-15-2021, 02:29 PM   #7
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Great video of how to prove that the DME is unlocked, but then end the video with a check engine light.
one of the connectors next to the DME was left disconnected,
there are no check engine light or any codes now
Thanks for clearing that up. Because the first thing I would think, is, if the DME is unlocked, you should be able to easily clear a code.
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      09-15-2021, 02:50 PM   #8
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Exciting! Hopefully there will be more solid data, videos, dynos, price, installation etc info coming soon!
Also hoping for a tune that doesn't require ECU removal and shipping because that's a dealbreaker for me.
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      09-15-2021, 03:34 PM   #9
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Working in conjunction with Fontoevo - who says they have cracked the G80 ECU.
This has been in place for a few weeks now. A bunch of tuners like RKTunes, etc. have been offering the service. You have to pull the ECU and ship it to them to get it flashed.



The OBD solution by Levanime is much better. I'd bet people will be flashing from their phones by christmas.
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I DM'd them on Instagram it looks like it's legit they are going on the Dyno right now and will release power figures soon.
Good news indeed, and those dyno numbers I am especially interested in seeing!
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The audio was not really clear but it seems like he mentioned being able to tune via the OBD? This would be great.
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So from the information FEMTO gave me, you have to send them your DME first for them to unlock it then you can flash via OBD. OBD unlock should be coming soon tho.
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So I just called them..Bold cars out here in Los Angeles is doing the custom tune. They've had the car on the dyno for 48 hours messing with it . He said we send your ECU to Europe for 2 weeks. Once it gets back to us we start the OBD tune. He said we are the only ones working with this company and they are the only ones in the world who can unlock it right now. He said check IG we will post everything there once complete
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So I just called them..Bold cars out here in Los Angeles is doing the custom tune. They've had the car on the dyno for 48 hours messing with it . He said we send your ECU to Europe for 2 weeks. Once it gets back to us we start the OBD tune. He said we are the only ones working with this company and they are the only ones in the world who can unlock it right now. He said check IG we will post everything there once complete
It seems all of the tuning shops regarding the G8x tuning are making the same statement about sending the ecu's to Europe for the unlock. I wonder who they are sending them to? Bosch maybe?
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Im not a fan of sending the ECU but this is a step closer to OBD flashing
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Im not a fan of sending the ECU but this is a step close to OBD flashing
I'm not only a fan of not sending the ecu to europe for two weeks, but I won't do it. I'll wait for an OBD tune where I will have control over my tune.
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So I just called them..Bold cars out here in Los Angeles is doing the custom tune. They've had the car on the dyno for 48 hours messing with it . He said we send your ECU to Europe for 2 weeks. Once it gets back to us we start the OBD tune. He said we are the only ones working with this company and they are the only ones in the world who can unlock it right now. He said check IG we will post everything there once complete
It seems all of the tuning shops regarding the G8x tuning are making the same statement about sending the ecu's to Europe for the unlock. I wonder who they are sending them to? Bosch maybe?
Yea…it's like Jb4 has been working pretty good.. I would have to have another car and be willing to let my ECU go for two weeks
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It seems all of the tuning shops regarding the G8x tuning are making the same statement about sending the ecu's to Europe for the unlock. I wonder who they are sending them to? Bosch maybe?
They are all sending them to Femtool that is posted above. That's the only company with capability to read and modify the new DMEs.

Every tuner that claims they are able to flash, tune, etc. is going through the same company.

The latest method by Levan clones your DME onto one that was before the lockdown, and then you can flash through the OBD like normal. That's definitely the best option so far. But you still need to send your DME in for the initial crack since no one else can do it yet.
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Yea…it's like Jb4 has been working pretty good.. I would have to have another car and be willing to let my ECU go for two weeks
Just don't be like the guy I saw that drove to the post office, pulled his DME, shipped it, then realized he couldn't start his car to drive home
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They are all sending them to Femtool that is posted above. That's the only company with capability to read and modify the new DMEs.

Every tuner that claims they are able to flash, tune, etc. is going through the same company.

The latest method by Levan clones your DME onto one that was before the lockdown, and then you can flash through the OBD like normal. That's definitely the best option so far. But you still need to send your DME in for the initial crack since no one else can do it yet.
Not a bad solution using a cloned ECU but when detected by the BMW service department one can be certain that your warranty goes away; unless there's something that I am missing.
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Hello and thank you for your interest in our services.
We are called "femtoevo" actually, everything else is (shortly) described in this post - https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...&postcount=233
We hope you will not find it difficult to read it, thank you again.
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They are all sending them to Femtool that is posted above. That's the only company with capability to read and modify the new DMEs.

Every tuner that claims they are able to flash, tune, etc. is going through the same company.

The latest method by Levan clones your DME onto one that was before the lockdown, and then you can flash through the OBD like normal. That's definitely the best option so far. But you still need to send your DME in for the initial crack since no one else can do it yet.
Not a bad solution using a cloned ECU but when detected by the BMW service department one can be certain that your warranty goes away; unless there's something that I am missing.
Any and all tunes are detected. Weather you send it to NASA or EU and so on. So don't let that stop people from going this route. No different than JB4 or Racechip.
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