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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

So are non North Americans buying this program? And or if any Aussies have had a go, what is the experience ?
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The Coastal Tech CHR558 V2 and the Harness and Software available from Magnus // CTXSWE are two different solutions for the same problem. At its basic level, the CHR558v2 connector harness resembles that offered by CTXSWE but I don't know if it fulfills the same function. Based on what others have done here, it appears that it does not matter what other input you add to the extra video input. Remember, the CHR558 is a bolt-on that is independent of UConnect - which means you can update UConnect without fear. The CHR558 can also be updated separately.

I would like to know the answer myself - if the software offered by CTXSWE can work with the harness provided by Coastal Tech, as some of us - myself included - have the Coastal Tech solution.

answers to your questions the harness will not work with the other companies mods and I will now paste the answers that I have gotten from Magnus on this issue and some more of the differences between the 2 options from Magnus ..........

well the Lockpick CHR 558 is like a video switch, itīs only uses the REAR view camera input. It switches internally between itīs own video inputs.
The whole lockpick solution is to monitor the canbus for different messages, thatīs why it some times is failing to connect to the right input, for example failing to switch to original rear view camera and etc. They have had som really big problems with it since the cars is getting more complex (more than one canbus).
It also works like a filter killing certain messages to the Uconnect so you will be able use the "Lock out" functions, but in the same time the SRT app doesnīt get the right signals...the list is long with problems, just check the forums.

well the Lockpick CHR 558 is like a video switch, itīs only uses the REAR view camera input. It switches internally between itīs own video inputs.
The whole lockpick solution is to monitor the canbus for different messages, thatīs why it some times is failing to connect to the right input, for example failing to switch to original rear view camera and etc. They have had som really big problems with it since the cars is getting more complex (more than one canbus).
It also works like a filter killing certain messages to the Uconnect so you will be able use the "Lock out" functions, but in the same time the SRT app doesnīt get the right signals...the list is long with problems, just check the forums.

well the Lockpick CHR 558 is like a video switch, itīs only uses the REAR view camera input. It switches internally between itīs own video inputs.
The whole lockpick solution is to monitor the canbus for different messages, thatīs why it some times is failing to connect to the right input, for example failing to switch to original rear view camera and etc. They have had som really big problems with it since the cars is getting more complex (more than one canbus).
It also works like a filter killing certain messages to the Uconnect so you will be able use the "Lock out" functions, but in the same time the SRT app doesnīt get the right signals...the list is long with problems, just check the forums.

So to the BAD side! The software needs to be patched, the procedure for updating the software is a little bit odd since they are whiping the whole file system and itīs impossible to keep our patches since they are inside the main code. We are releasing new updates (for free) every time offical software is released (normally like 4-5 days later due to tests before we release) so itīs not a big issue, We just released the 14.22.13 software! not released in NA market yet.We also have a Rollback USB stick (for free) for going back to original state!
itīs pretty much as customer friendly it can be.

So to the BAD side! The software needs to be patched, the procedure for updating the software is a little bit odd since they are whiping the whole file system and itīs impossible to keep our patches since they are inside the main code. We are releasing new updates (for free) every time offical software is released (normally like 4-5 days later due to tests before we release) so itīs not a big issue, We just released the 14.22.13 software! not released in NA market yet.We also have a Rollback USB stick (for free) for going back to original state!
itīs pretty much as customer friendly it can be.

I donīt know why you would use The RAX jailbreaker with the CHR 558!? what is it you are looking for?
Anyway itīs up to you in the end, both products has itīs bad sides and good sides.
sorry for my bad SWenglish

But right now we donīt offer NA anything before we do a few more tests so they can buy the CHR 558 if they wish instantly

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I know that they have many of the issues being taken care of but since they only have access to Euro cars there it makes the trouble shooting of the NA ones a little slower and more difficult for they Uconnnect gives different options in the various countries so changes have to be made to take advantage of ALL the options between areas but good things are coming as he says they only need to be tweaked but those that have it knows what it can do
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

Thanks for the info but it is factually incorrect regarding the perceived CHR558 problems. I experienced none. My intent is to eventually use the Lockpick harness with the software hack due to the touch feature for switching inputs, and maybe the SRT apps.
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My intent is to eventually use the Lockpick harness with the software hack due to the touch feature for switching inputs, and maybe the SRT apps.
I'm still unclear why you would need both. There is no reason to have the lockpic hardware once you have the rax jailbreak
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I'm still unclear why you would need both. There is no reason to have the lockpic hardware once you have the rax jailbreak
Unless you like being tied to the remote some
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I'm still unclear why you would need both. There is no reason to have the lockpic hardware once you have the rax jailbreak
Strange concept but what if I already have the Lockpick hardware? And what if I like the way RAX switches between video inputs more (tapping the screen)?
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Strange concept but what if I already have the Lockpick hardware? And what if I like the way RAX switches between video inputs more (tapping the screen)?
First thing to do is do a head slap and say I wish I had a RAX, personally the remote idea I would hate just one more thing to loose and none of your current hardware will work including the harness with the RAX sadly and there might be conflicts if you try to run both
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@f1natic I think you could sell the lock pic and get the RAX Jailbreak. Some people like the lockpic since it doesn't mess with the software.

I'm definitely not trying to convince you on which way to go but from what you are saying, the rax solution would be better.
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First thing to do is do a head slap and say I wish I had a RAX, personally the remote idea I would hate just one more thing to loose and none of your current hardware will work including the harness with the RAX sadly and there might be conflicts if you try to run both
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@f1natic I think you could sell the lock pic and get the RAX Jailbreak. Some people like the lockpic since it doesn't mess with the software.

I'm definitely not trying to convince you on which way to go but from what you are saying, the rax solution would be better.
For the sake of clarity, I will repeat myself. I do not necessarily think the RAX solution is vastly superior. I just think it is more elegant, not better, and that is in one aspect only. Yes there's the apps but those don't mean much to me. And then I read about all this factory reset saga. Then, I also don't appreciate the bashing of the Lockpick in the videos "...and I am joking...this is absolutely B.S." (). Maybe they should stop selling the Lockpick (or a similar product) as the MYGIG Ventura LOCKPICK.

I know that CLSTech spent some time in my thread dedicated to installing the front cameras. The only reason why I am considering the RAX solution is because it might allow me to tap back on the screen and exit the front view camera video feed while in D (drive) at speeds up to 7 mph or when waiting at a red light. And that is the only reason why I find the RAX more elegant.

If the purpose for aux video is to install cameras, the Lockpick allows for 4 additional camera inputs (dedicated front, dedicated additional rear, left and right) - whereas the RAX only allows two. That being said, the main Lockpick harness comes with a additional video input which I could use the same way the RAX harness. I would just be limited to 1 input.

Sorry brothers, I need to hear it from Magnus himself that the RAX is not going to work with the Lockpick harness. The harness that was shown in the publicity video for the RAX looks nearly identical to the Lockpick harness, and I am willing to bet that the video feeds connect in the same place, just that the RAX has 2 video and 1 audio.
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Gotcha, hope it works out for you. Heck you might not even need the rax harness. The silver software prob would probably provide you the screen buttons to see the lockpic inputs. I would think they are using the same video inputs as well.
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I guess I forgot to respond to imbackedout.

I do not use the Lockpick remote control, though I do have it installed. I can use either the VR button on the steering wheel or BACK button on the panel to enter the Lockpick setup and switch inputs. Yes, the RAX it is more elegant but then again...it doesn't do anything radically different.

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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

just to clear up a bit!!

We donīt sell the CHR 558 ( at least I told my crew to remove it a long time ago). Itīs not that is a bad product, only we sell to few of them. (we still sell for old Mygig)

ITīs NOT POSSIBLE to use RAX Jailbreaker with CHR 558, this is because they would interfere with each other.
To explain more in detail about CHR 558, it hijacks the REVCAM video input and then with itīs own hardware adding their own video inputs. Even the user interface they are using to setup the lock pick comes from their box and that sends a video signal to the REVCAM video input. The setup menu of the CHR 558 is not accessible via the touch because itīs not possible to get access to the touch panel without opening the Navigation.

The Rax Jailbreaker and The CHR 558 looks similar but doesn't have anything to do with each other. If you are only interested in Video switching, you should actually chose CHR 558, they have more video inputs than the Jailbreaker. If you are interested in getting apps for free, free maps upgrades, video playback direct in the nav, removing annoying warning sounds, setting up your own wifi hot spot and more or less set you navigatoin free of limits...well then itīs all about Jailbreaker

So as I said before!! itīs your choice in the end..if you like CHR 558 better you buy that one. what ever we releases or anyone else releases it will always will be people who likes other products more:-).

* BTW question to you all! what features would you like? or if there's any feature that you canīt do in certain circumstances you would like to be enables.
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