Invested on Chinese ECU programmers, FGtech Galletto 4, CMD flasher v1251, clone Alientech (Ktag and Kess v2), MagPro x17… I read a lot, with each opinion. Over all that I read is old (<2011).
So here’s what I remember:
– FGTech Galletto 4: it is the best product, many times cheaper than the competition, at 40 euro you have a good Chinese clone for all cars, trucks, motorcycles, Marine, BDM MPCxx, BDM Boot Mode, checksum etc … Good support
– CMD flasher v1251: The Must, one diagnostic interface, for reading and writing flash memory on the CAN line (not K-line) of computers with motor MED9.1, MED9.5, EDC16U3x/CP, EDC16CP31, EDC16CP36, EDC16C3 and EDC16C9 fuel injection. you need this tool only for new vag ecus, cause they are obd, even tprot
– Magpro2-x17: This is very good for the latest ecu cars only and for Denso also you have good support .
All X17 owner will get new hardware soon, all in one tool, BDM, OBD, boot + +
– Alientech: Great tool, support is correct , but as soon as you want to touch anything other than car, it’s very expensive too (full 20 000 euros) + XXXX euro subscription.
Chinese KTAG and Kess v2 runs the same software as Alientech
Ktag supports protocols: BDM MOTOROLA MPC5xx
Kess v2 supports Line, CAN, EDC17 and MED17 and Ford J1850… and Kess v2 truck version is available
they both work good, same as original and without tokens limitation, perfect with checksum, compared with FGTech