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New Lockpick by Customtronix

Hi there!

An interesting information for all UConnect 8.4 owners. There will be a new lockpick on the market soon, made by Customtronix. The philosophy here is not to add additional hardware but to use, what the UConnect is able to do by itself. But enough words, just have a look:



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Seriously cool!

Will you offer a US hack version?
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Seriously cool!

Will you offer a US hack version?
Exactly! More information please...
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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

Don't know what I was thinking. See other thread on this. I am just about to get out of one prison (jailbroken iPhone), don't won't to walk into another one (hacked Uconnect).

Hacks are always based upon the software version they hack. So you cannot take the latest version of Uconnect until the hacker comes out with a revised hack for the new software version.

Can you imagine rolling in to your dealer with a hacked Uconnect for radio/Uconnect issues.
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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

I get your point. Here in Europe the situation slightly differs from the one in the US. We have to "hack" the navigation and radio to get it running at all in the export vehicles (different maps, different radio frequencies). It's best practice here for the cars not officially available (like Dodge RAM, Chally, Charger etc.). If we install the original Chrysler updates we e.g. will lose our complete map material. So we are in jail nevertheless

Customtronix had been very reliable in the past. They publish the patched firmwares generally a few days after the official release. It's just another choice...

The advantages are obvious: Less hardware that can break. And I saw a lot of lockpicks pass away in the past...

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I get your point. Here in Europe the situation slightly differs from the one in the US. We have to "hack" the navigation and radio to get it running at all in the export vehicles (different maps, different radio frequencies). It's best practice here for the cars not officially available (like Dodge RAM, Chally, Charger etc.). If we install the original Chrysler updates we e.g. will lose our complete map material. So we are in jail nevertheless

Customtronix had been very reliable in the past. They publish the patched firmwares generally a few days after the official release. It's just another choice...

The advantages are obvious: Less hardware that can break. And I saw a lot of lockpicks pass away in the past...

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Interesting, never knew the challenges you Int'l owners faced.
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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

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Interesting, never knew the challenges you Int'l owners faced.
And that is just one of the problems.... To make it more interesting, Chrysler also delivers different hardware... "Export Only" vehicles for example don't have the UConnect Access feature, Apps are not available, the RAMs are not available with VES etc. pp...

But back to topic: The patch will also be available for the US market. It's compatible to all US and EU versions of the UConnect 8.4 (RJ3/4, RA3/4 and RG3/4).

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....The patch will also be available for the US market. It's compatible to all US and EU versions of the UConnect 8.4 (RJ3/4, RA3/4 and RG3/4).

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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

From the recent newsletter:

Hi,

New Video on Chrysler software Lockpick for Dodge RAM cars with VP3 and VP4 systems (RJ3, RJ4, RA3, RA4, RG3, RG4).



Some Questions and Answers..
==============================
Q (Question)
- How much is hardware and how much is software (re-programming)?
A (Answer).
Its 99% a software solution + cable to install cameras and DVD.
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Q
- How much (the price??)??
A
Will soon be available.
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Q
- How do you re-program ?
A
Like the RAX conversion, via USB
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Q
- How do you revert to stock (aside from removing the harness)?-
A
- Just remove the cable harness job done
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- How do you continue to upgrade the UCONNECT software with factory specs ? Or do you provide your own custom upgrades? Or do you revert to factory ...upgrade...and re-enable the Customtronix lockpick solution?
A
-You need our upgrades! we release new software same week as Chrysler, to disable it you can just take a official upgrade but will loose the patching (software lockpick). As this is just one part of our products to this unit we are on top of all new releases and even fixing some bugs they havenīt fixed.
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Q
- Will the software you provide also disable the navigation screen keyboard lock so I can input navigation address while in motion?
- A
YES
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- Do you have the product advertised on your webpage?
A
- Not yet, we will release it during the coming week or so.
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- Could you e-mail me a copy of the installation instructions to assess for myself the complexity of the software installation?
A
- Software installation is just as the original original. the rest is more or less up to you since people tend to want to use their own stuff, we will release a common installation video in a few days
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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

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From the recent newsletter:

Hi,

New Video on Chrysler software Lockpick for Dodge RAM cars with VP3 and VP4 systems (RJ3, RJ4, RA3, RA4, RG3, RG4).



Some Questions and Answers..
==============================
Q (Question)
- How much is hardware and how much is software (re-programming)?
A (Answer).
Its 99% a software solution + cable to install cameras and DVD.
---------------------------
Q
- How much (the price??)??
A
Will soon be available.
---------------------------
Q
- How do you re-program ?
A
Like the RAX conversion, via USB
---------------------------
Q
- How do you revert to stock (aside from removing the harness)?-
A
- Just remove the cable harness job done
---------------------------
Q
- How do you continue to upgrade the UCONNECT software with factory specs ? Or do you provide your own custom upgrades? Or do you revert to factory ...upgrade...and re-enable the Customtronix lockpick solution?
A
-You need our upgrades! we release new software same week as Chrysler, to disable it you can just take a official upgrade but will loose the patching (software lockpick). As this is just one part of our products to this unit we are on top of all new releases and even fixing some bugs they havenīt fixed.
---------------------------
Q
- Will the software you provide also disable the navigation screen keyboard lock so I can input navigation address while in motion?
- A
YES
---------------------------
Q
- Do you have the product advertised on your webpage?
A
- Not yet, we will release it during the coming week or so.
---------------------------
Q
- Could you e-mail me a copy of the installation instructions to assess for myself the complexity of the software installation?
A
- Software installation is just as the original original. the rest is more or less up to you since people tend to want to use their own stuff, we will release a common installation video in a few days
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There is a nothing thread with updated information type customtronix. its out and on the market a few have already purchased
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Re: New Lockpick by Customtronix

Hi there !

I also wrote a small experience report, but I cannot upload photos, so here it is without them:

It took some time but finally it’s here. The Customtronix RAX Jailbreaker, (formerly known as RAX Lock Pick).

As you already can see in the videos, it’s nearly completely done in software. The cable only has the function to provide the missing connections, because the UConnect 8.4 is capable of much more than the things that are currently activated in the RAM, e.g...


I only tested he small version of the cable, that just has the additional video inputs as well as the additional aux inputs, which are looped into the system. There will also be another version of the cable with additional connectors for the cd or bluray player.

The installation is pretty easy. Just pull the original cable off the UConnect and put the new one in between. Then install your video and audio source and you are done.

Now it’s up to the software. CTX will offer several modules, which can be installed separately or in parallel.

Front Camera
If you are installing this module, one of the video inputs is used for a front camera. The functionality is comparable to the factory equipped rear camera. As soon as you are switching the gears to “D”, the front camera will turn on. At about 7 or 8 mph it will automatically switch off. Also shifting from “D” to “R” or vice versa works fine. You will automatically see the corresponding camera view.

Cargo Camera
This module installs the so called cargo camera. The software uses the second video source for that. It does not interfere with the front camera; both inputs can be used separately of each other. The cargo camera is controlled by the "Controls" menu, there you will find a new button called “Cargo Camera”.



CTX will also offer a kit with a camera equipped breaking light. So you can have a look at your cargo at any time you want. The camera is always switched on, also while driving and at all speeds. So, if you want, you can also use this input for your personal video entertainment system as I did. Instead of a camera I connected a digital television receiver to this input. Sound will be played using the AUX input, which is looped in at the Jailbreaker cable as well. So you don’t have to use the plug inside the center console.


DAB
DAB is an additional option, but is only of interest for European users. (Digital Radio, comparable to you HD radio)

SRT
Yes, you wanna have some fun? :-) There is no SRT version of the recent RAM yet, but the SRT app nevertheless is an interesting gimmick. So for all of you not having an SRT, the Jailbreaker will also make this app available.



Unlock
Already tried to pair your mobile phone while driving? Or wanna play with your VES while the car is in motion? The Jailbreaker will unlock all functionality, which is normally blocked while driving. Chrysler already unlocked navigation address input in the recent update, but Customtronix will set free the rest of the functions for you.

Chrysler-OEM-CD
Maybe some of you did not order the CD player by factory and do now regret this? If you order the RAX CD package, you will get the original Chrysler CD player in a nice case for installation in the center console. The Jailbreaker cable will have the additional connections, so it’s just plug-and-play. The player will be controlled the same way, as if you had ordered it by factory. All is working as expected and designed by Chrysler. It completely integrates into the vehicles CAN bus system.

Additional extras
All cameras can be switched on while driving. Just activate the cargo camera using the control menu. Then you can change the view using the “back” button from cargo to back to front and to cargo again. The cameras are already active if vehicle is in “ACC” mode, so you can watch TV while you are waiting for your wife without having the car running at this time :-D But there is one exception of the rule: the rear camera is only active in RUN mode and only until about 15mph. After that the build in bus system of the RAM disables the camera automatically. But that’s the same for all lockpick solutions; it’s not a bug in this version.


What’s coming next…
The guys are full of ideas. At the moment the first tests with the Chrysler BluRay player are running. There are several different packages you can purchase, just have a look at their shop (see links below). The software installation is totally simple. I did several tests, installed and uninstalled features and different firmware versions. All fine, no problems. I really can recommend this product. Just finding a good stable but inconspicuous location for the front camera is a little tricky.


If there are any questions feel free to ask!

Here are some interesting links:
RAX family
http://www.customtronix.com/index.ph...hk=1&Itemid=91

RAX CD player
http://www.customtronix.com/index.ph...mart&Itemid=91

Customtronix YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/Customtronix

Have phun! Norbert
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RAX needs to make the CD player a blu ray player for that cost.


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