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

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Hi Broddas!! Iīm the one behind this project.
First of all we have been playing with this unit since it was released and know more than most of HB engineers. Since this is just one of our products we are very fast on our updates and itīs more or less automatically done by our source software. So for us to upgrade is not like doing something from scratch.
We have updated the software more than 6 times already since there where so many bad bugs and stupid miss takes in the software (from HB). The problem is that all units in the software is updated every time, thats why we need our patched software.

But this is just the beginning:-) would you like to have the "SRT" app available in a none SRT car? get the Network provider from you phone instead of the Sprint, be able to set up your own Wifi hotspot? Oboy thereīs so many funny things in the pipe.

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

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Hi Broddas!! Iīm the one behind this project.
First of all we have been playing with this unit since it was released and know more than most of HB engineers. Since this is just one of our products we are very fast on our updates and itīs more or less automatically done by our source software. So for us to upgrade is not like doing something from scratch.
We have updated the software more than 6 times already since there where so many bad bugs and stupid miss takes in the software (from HB). The problem is that all units in the software is updated every time, thats why we need our patched software.

But this is just the beginning:-) would you like to have the "SRT" app available in a none SRT car? get the Network provider from you phone instead of the Sprint, be able to set up your own Wifi hotspot? Oboy thereīs so many funny things in the pipe.

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I'm pumped!!! Please keep us posted!
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I'll paint my Jeep passion pink if it means I can have all the above and successfully "live" with the Uconnect update/hack update cycle. Always seems to be a gotcha with my iPhone jailbreaks and iOS updates but that is with a VERY talented Apple anti-jailbreak focus which I know the Uconnect team cannot possibly possess that focus or talent.

I remain optimistic......
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

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I'll paint my Jeep passion pink if it means I can have all the above and successfully "live" with the Uconnect update/hack update cycle. Always seems to be a gotcha with my iPhone jailbreaks and iOS updates but that is with a VERY talented Apple anti-jailbreak focus which I know the Uconnect team cannot possibly possess that focus or talent.

I remain optimistic......
I love to see your car pink:-) With out going in to deep about code you canīt compare heavily encrypted and compressed infromation in this case itīs all about signing the code and that is what we can do. So thereīs nothing to hack or reverse engineer for us, just plain simple adding feutures..Like with the VES system Blu ray we added today. You canīt buy a ram with VES, but we can add it for you or the CD player some people insist to have and all thru the original GUI. Itīs like it came with a VES from Factory 100% oem.
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

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I am about to pull the trigger on this or the US version of the Lockpick. The Lockpick is hardware based, Customtronix RAX Lock Pick is software based. Wife's blessings and all. I had the car in shop for a while and adding the front parking sensors as I originally intended might be $1000 dollar job between adding the sensors, buying a new harness, reprogramming and so on. As the sensors can only do so much, though realistically they would complement the camera when parking, I will definitely pursue the camera since it has more value for the money.

While I appreciate the elegant version of the Customtronix...here's something to worry about

http://www.customtronix.com/index.ph...cid=38&catid=3

First entry on the installation menu. It pretty much means you are stuck with whatever version of UCONNECT you have until you take some more steps to revert back....then go forward with the software hack.

But best if I send them an e-mail, get some info and prices and see how it compares to the 400 dollar US variant. I emailed them and I will share the response.

the coastal tech solution also allows for more cameras including turn signal synced ones and provides the power source for the camera. Then again, thicker wire(s) to pull through the firewall but you don't have to tinker with connecting the power for the front cam in the engine compartment. On the software side, definitely not elegant having to press 14 times a button...
I really hope that we will see a new Update from CHrysler soon, so you can see that the shit is real:-)
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I really hope that we will see a new Update from CHrysler soon, so you can see that the shit is real:-)
Not sure I totally understand your comment about wanting to see a new update from Chrysler soon. The current US Jeep Grand Cherokee Uconnect 8.4AN RA4 software version is 14.05.03. Is there a reason this version is not your starting point. I am sure I am missing something just trying to understand because you really really really have my interest.
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Not sure I totally understand your comment about wanting to see a new update from Chrysler soon. The current US Jeep Grand Cherokee Uconnect 8.4AN RA4 software version is 14.05.03. Is there a reason this version is not your starting point. I am sure I am missing something just trying to understand because you really really really have my interest.
I believe that he is looking forward to an update so that they can prove the upgrade process works. Also gives them the opportunity to workout any upgrade kinks there may be. They need to make sure that it is truly an easy upgrade process for the customer running there version.
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

sure u r right...man, I can't sleep over this!

when folks were knocking the 8.4 screen for being low-tech/res I was like no big deal, "It's not like you can play video or anything." OOPS!
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Re: new lockpick for the 8,4 uconnect, 99% software

I can't quite answer my question with the video but does the current version (actually will the US 8.4AN RA4 version) have speed lockout? I think that is a US thing and not Euro?

Another question, 99% software? What's the 1%? Your video shows camera installs. Do they have to be installed? Can this use just my current rear camera without having any front camera installed?
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I really hope that we will see a new Update from CHrysler soon, so you can see that the shit is real:-)
Thank you for responding here and of course for all the hard work you are putting in this line of product(s). I am definitely interested in your solution for the harness and camera as well as the software upgrade that unlocks and/or adds features available in the other cars.

I like what you are doing. If the price is right I will buy your product. But aside from the price, I also need a timeline. I can wait a few weeks for the better product but anything longer without a target date for release to the public becomes an issue. For example - when they announced the Jeep Grand Cherokee in January of last year for the US market, I wanted a diesel. By March it was clear that the diesel will be both late and overpriced. The price was an important consideration, but the delayed availability (to us it came in November) was equally important. When do you expect your product to be available?

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

I was hoping the gentleman would (attempt to) respond to my earlier questions.
anyways, poking around on his website, you get to this page:
http://www.customtronix.com/index.ph...d=17&Itemid=92

Here you find the different software conversions for Chrysler that the company has already implemented. I clicked on this Chrysler / Jeep / Dodge RB5/6 8.4N Conversion just to see what it is about. This is not the product that he would be offering but it did help create an opinion. Then there is this conversion, of the 8.4 Uconnect from other regions to European region. This is a software only update, similar to what probably the gentleman would be able to offer for the unlocking of features (e.g. SRT) or enabling of additional cameras.

I definitely see the advantages of a software -only approach. And I definitely see who would be interested in doing this - people buying US cars and exporting (parallel imports) to Europe or Middle East. US prices for cars are often much lower - in Europe they pay a higher numerical value in Euro than we pay in US dollars. In Italy, an Overland diesel can be 70,000 Euros.

However, for my modest needs (a front camera to assist with parking), I have to say that their prices are ... discouraging and disclaimers like this, below, make me nervous because I relinquish control to a 3rd party, i may need access to a StarScan tool (which typically only dealers have) and of course may create possible warranty nightmares.

399 Euro = 552 USD to 499 Euro = 691 USD

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The maps can after conversion only be updated by us. On most cars (not all) Radio frequencies/steps and DVD region can be set in the car configuration by a garage having a StarScan tool.
I remain interested but I have a feeling that for the casual user like me, this software upgrade might be too much hassle.
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